happenings this month Around Deira
Around Deira
Updated on 03 October 2019

The latest restaurant and bar offers, club nights, events and activities this month

What to do
Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House
Al Shindagha

The official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai (1912-1958) is where the vision of Dubai was first dreamed of. Transformed into a museum,  it features a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.

Where to shop
Arabic Attar Perfume
Spice Souk

You cannot leave Dubai without buying locally produced perfumes called attar. Made out of fresh flowers, attar comes in 20ml quaint bottles and have fragrances you can smell from 30 yards. Easily available in the Spice Souk shops at affordable prices.

Where to eat
Ashiana
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Meaning home, Ashiana is a true food gem in Deira, serving food from different parts of India in an elegant setting. It takes pride in its service, ambience and entertainment aspects. Call 04-2071733.

Where to party
Aurora Lounge & Terrace
HUES Boutique Hotel

Lit up with neon lights, this hip party place has one of the best views overlooking the Arabian coastline. Spend the night grooving to the latest tunes while eating European and Arabic food. Call 04-6034822.

What to see
Creek Park
Umm Hurair 2

Creek Park is one of the city’s oldest attractions. The gorgeous spot spans across vast acres of lawns and beautiful botanical gardens. Since its opening, the park has continued to attract both tourists and residents. Creek Park exceeds 96 hectares, so there’s plenty of space for you and the family to enjoy. As well as fun climbing frames, within the park there’s an array of exciting activities including mini golf, a go-kart track, a dolphinarium as well as Children’s City.

The Dubai Dolphinarium attracts over 30,000 visitors per month. Visitors can get up-close and personal with aquatic life such as bottle nosed dolphins and seals. The dolphins and seals perform incredible acrobatics, dance, sing, juggle, play ball, jump through hoops and can even paint pictures. Children’s City is Dubai’s first interactive education attraction with a planetarium, nature centre and Global Exhibition Section. Kids from the ages of 2 to 15 can learn all about the human body too, as well as discovering more about the way we live. For your extra-little little ones, there’s also a toddler’s area full of fun and entertainment. If you’d rather enjoy a relaxing day out with the family, there are also bikes for rent for just Dhs 20 to Dhs 40. With a fully kitted-out barbecue spot, you can also enjoy a meal in the park’s lush greenery. Or, simply dine at one of the park’s restaurants and cafeterias. If you’re feeling particularly brave, there’s also a cable car that runs for 2km along the length of the park. Enjoy the ultimate view of the park and the surrounding Creek at a whopping height of 30m. The park also caters to People of Determination. This is definitely a Dubai to-do! Call 04-3367633.

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