Luxury Apartments in Dubai
Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, a desert fort with cannons and battlements, Dubai Museum showcases weapons, traditional costumes and musical instruments, life-size dioramas and archaeological exhibits.
This was one of the original trading districts in old Dubai, now famous for its delightful old houses with wind towers, some of which have been converted into art galleries.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
Built in 1896 comprising a traditional coral-block structure with four elegant wind towers and a large central courtyard, the House is a great place to experience the classic Arabian architecture.
Heritage and Diving Village
Located next to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoums’s House in Al Shindagha, the village features reconstructions of Dubai’s maritime past with displays that include a tented bedouin village with traditional weapons, chests and household utensils.
Majlis Umm Al Sheif (Al Ghoreifat)
Built as a summer retreat for Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, this traditional building has a garden that features a falaj irrigation system.
Built in the late 1800s, the views from the watchtowers, including a perspective on the backstreets of the traditional town, are worth the climb to the top.
Hatta Heritage Village:
This is an extensive heritage area in the centre of Hatta town with a wide range of exhibits illustrating the traditional lifestyles of this inland area.
Located in the world’s tallest hotel, and with celebrity guests such as Wyclef and Jay Z stopping by, this St Tropez branded club more than lives up to its ‘VIP’ name.
With a line-up of international guests jetting in regularly to perform, this high-end Dubai nightspot continues to host some of the most prestigious socialites in the city.
Cirque Le Soir:
With its fun sense of circus-themed mischief, costumed performers and international guests, this famous clubbing brand has its following among locals and foreigners.
With its eclectic variety of cross-genre live musical performers and smart decor, Beirut’s Music Hall brand has successfully established itself in Dubai, adding a unique new option to the scene.
Perched on the end of a jetty overlooking the Burj Al Arab, this is a contender that simply impresses for its spectacular location.
With its giant screens, popular urban and house nights, strong DJ line-ups and a glamorous crowd, Armani lives up to the lofty heights of its prestigious address.
This Tiki-themed concept from London remains one of the most popular spots in the city for hitting the dance floor to get down to commercial classics.
Atlantis’ nightspot continues to attract the masses, especially when the club welcomes internationals for the ever-popular No.1 Fridays night.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the heart of the city, it is a protected wetland known for attracting more than 270 species of migratory birds and its biodiversity.
Al Ain Zoo
Covering 900 hectares of land, the zoo is home to over 4000 animals and many endangered species.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall’s most mesmerising sight can be found here in this gargantuan aquarium where 33,000 beasties flit and dart amid artificial coral and behind the ‘world’s largest acrylic viewing panel’
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
The largest falcon hospital in the world with 'patients' arriving from all over the region, this veterinary clinic also provides fascinating guided tours.
Dolphin Bay is the place to make friends with those sociable mammals known for their playfulness and intelligence, where one gets to come up close with them in a shallow pool or catch a piggyback ride to the deeper waters of the lagoon.
With 20 water aquariums filled with over 250 species of marine life native to the seas around us, you can witness moray eels lurk, black-tip reef sharks prowl, eagle rays flop and jellyfish dance around in their habitats.
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
The eponymous restaurant from the French Michelin-starred chef and one of the founding forces of the molecular movement of gastronomy.
The most stylish Indian restaurant in Dubai overlooking the sparkling lights of Downtown and the Dubai Fountain.
Designed by Tokyo-based Super Potato, it is both a bar and a restaurant serving authentic Japanese food in a contemporary and stylish setting.
Located at the top of Dubai’s wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, it serves up a sophisticated South American experience with flair and unfaltering finesse with impressive live tango performances.
Offers spectacular views and Turkish-inspired food with portions arriving at just the right size, perfectly cooked and delicately flavoured.
A Steakhouse with an atmosphere is hushed and the vibe effortlessly understated, adorned with plush carpets underfoot and intriguing artworks on the walls.
Deira Gold Souq
All that glitters is gold at this colourful market located at Sikkat al-Khail St that features covered arcades of the enormous Gold Souq.
With around 1200 stores, an Olympic-sized ice-skating ring, a huge aquarium, indoor theme parks and 160 food outlets, this is a small city in its own right.
A themed shopping mall with many boutique shops, and dozens of al fresco bars and restaurants around it.
Mall of Emirates
With 500 high fashion retail outlets and the first indoor ski resort of the Middle East, Ski Dubai, this unique mall is a favourite among visitors.
Dubai Marine Mall
Located near Palm Jumeirah and covering an area of a 390,000 sq ft, the Mall features a mix of international fashion brands, boutiques, al fresco waterfront dining, a cinema and much more.
A mall that comprises six sections, each decorated in the style of a different country namely Andalucía, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China.
Sharjah heritage museum
This creatively curated museum goes a long way towards demystifying local culture and traditions for Western minds with five galleries showcasing different aspects of local life.
Located in Al Fahidi Fort, this low-key museum explores Dubai’s history, culture and traditions.
Restored wind-tower houses that were built nearly a century ago by wealthy pearl and textile merchants from Persia.
A learning centre comprising colourful Lego-style buildings that are jam-packed with more than 50 interactive exhibits geared to explain scientific concepts, the human body, space exploration and natural wonders to children.
Women’s handicraft centre
You will find traditional Emirati handicrafts such as textile weaving, embroidering, basket-making, silver-threading and all sorts of other time-honoured crafts requiring remarkable dexterity here.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre Cultural Understanding
This institution is founded by Sheikh Mohammed in 1998 to build bridges between the cultures and help foreigners understand the traditions and customs of the United Arab Emirates.
Fraser Suites Dubai
Strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road surrounded by Media City, Internet City and Mall of the Emirates, Fraser Suites Dubai offers the ideal accommodation for both business and leisure travellers alike. Within the vicinity of international schools, popular attractions, entertainment hotspots and a metro station which is just a stroll away, Fraser Suites Dubai offers ease and convenience to getting around this dynamic city.
FRASER SUITES DUBAI
Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 502306
United Arab Emirates
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Convenience store
- Restaurants, bars and coffee shops like Starbucks and Costa Coffee (Internet City and Media City)
- Mall of the Emirates
Sharaf DG Metro Station
Getting to Fraser Suites Dubai
From Dubai International Airport (25km): 35 to 40 minutes by car.
Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business centre and a tourist paradise, offering a range of world-class attractions, shopping experiences and dining woven into a rich tapestry of heritage and Arabic culture.
From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of options for visitors. On the other hand, a different form of experience awaits those who prefer prestigious residential districts and the high-end modern shopping malls.
Dubai enjoys one of the best locations as it is situated at the cross-roads between Europe and Asia. It is crowned as one of the top destinations of choice for leisure, living and business opportunities.
Essential Facts About Dubai
Dubai has a tropical desert climate and most days are sunny throughout the year. Summers are extremely hot, humid and dry, with an average daily of 40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows of 30 °C (86 °F). Winters (December to March) are pleasantly warm with an average daily of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F).
Arabic is the historical and official language of the UAE. However English is the language of business and non-Arabic speaking visitors will have no trouble navigating their way around the city.
UAE nationals and those from GCC nations such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, do not require a visa to enter the UAE. All other arriving visitors will require an entry visa and your passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity. Please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if required.
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The UAE's Provisional Constitution declares Islam the official state religion of the UAE. Dubai also has large Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and other religious communities residing in the city where they are free to congregate in their houses of worship.
The UAE culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and traditional Arab and Bedouin culture. In contrast, the city of Dubai is a highly cosmopolitan society with a diverse and vibrant culture. The influence of Islamic and Arab culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle are very prominent as well. Visitors should maintain awareness of cultural sensitivities to avoid drawing unnecessary attention or causing offence.
The official currency of the UAE is the Dirham (abbreviated to Dhs or AED), with each dirham divided into 100 Fils. Credit cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted in the UAE, as are traveler’s cheques.
There is no general sales tax, VAT, or goods and services tax in Dubai, except for alcohol purchases, and a 10% service charge for hotels stay. A recently introduced Tourism Dirham fee (TD fee) applies to all hotel, hotel apartment and vacation rental accommodation and is charged for each day stayed. The TD fee amount varies according to the rating and category of accommodation.
Tipping has become more widespread in UAE. In a restaurant, a 10% tip is considered normal, although some restaurants have started adding a service charge to their bill. Porters and staff at larger hotels can be offered a gratuity for good service, but this is purely discretionary.
Saturdays to Wednesdays, 08:00 to 13:00 hours
Thursdays, 08:00 to 12:00 hours
Some banks also offer afternoon opening hours from 16.30 to 18.30 hours.
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:30 to 14:30 hours
Shops and departmental stores, may vary but mostly:
Sundays to Thursdays, 0900 to 2100 hours
Fridays, 0900 to 2100 hours (close from 11:30 to 13:30 hours)
Some supermarkets are open 24 hours.
Dubai’s mobile providers are Du and Etisalat. They offer both contract pre-paid mobile services and pay-as-you-go plans in a wide range of packages. The best and cheapest way for tourists travelling to Dubai is to purchase a pre-paid SIM card (Wasel).
The UAE Ministry of Health’s Drug Control Department publishes a list of controlled medicines and medications that are banned by law. Visitors should contact the Ministry of Health drug control department for relevant information.
The electricity supply is 220/240 volts at 50 Hz. British-style square, three-pin sockets are standard.
The major public Holidays of UAE includes New Year's Day, Mawlid Al Nabee (Prophet's Birthday), Al Isra' Wal Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet), Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan), Mount Arafat Day, Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), Al Hijra (Islamic New Year), and the UAE National Day.