Our Guide To Dubai

A shining beacon of prosperity, luxury and astonishing feats of ingenuity and innovation, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Here are some of our top suggestions for professionals heading to the ‘city of gold’

The Executive Centre, One Central Dubai is our first and only Centre in the GCC. Located in the prestigious Dubai World Trade Centre and within walking distance to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, our Centre effortlessly combines business, leisure, and entertainment in one prime location.

Need To Know

  • Population: 3 million (2021)
  • City GDP: US$401.51 billion (2021)
  • Main Industries: Tourism, Oil and Gas, Automotive and Aerospace, Manufacturing
  • A Varied Past: Bani Yas Tribe (1000-1700) , Al Maktoum Dynasty (1833-1893), Expatriates (1894-1966), Dubai (1966-present)

Getting There And Around

Downloading Careem is highly recommended should you be traveling to the grater Middle East region. The app is the regions ride-hailing leader with services within the app that include mass transportation, delivery and payments.

Additionally, one may opt to use the Dubai Metro – the cheapest and often fastest way to travel - to traverse their seven zones across the city. Each train consists of four standard cars as well as a women-only and ‘Gold Class’ carriage.

Working Lunch

Matteo’s Pizzeria – Quintessential Italian, New York, and Calzones Pizzas served fresh to your table. The restaurants eclectic menu also offers a myriad of alternatives such as fresh pastas, baguettes, breakfast options and bagels

Tel: +971 4 770 1187
Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
Address: The Offices 5, One Central Dubai World Trade Centre

Andes – a modern kitchen serving smoked food using modern techniques and traditional methods inspired by open pit fires. Andes menu serves all day breakfasts, lunch, dinner alongside open plan seating as well as an outdoor terrace.

Tel: +971 4 338 9936
Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
Address: The Offices 3, One Central Dubai World Trade Centre

Client Dinner

Zuma Dubai – An exciting dining experience known across the world. Zuma is synonymous with luxury dining. Located in the heart of the city, Zuma serves contemporary Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional. Their menu showcases a variety of dishes from its three kitchens: the main, the sushi counter and the robata grill.

Tel: +971 4 425 5660
Opening Hours: 12:00-01:00
Address: Gate Village 6, DIFC

Shanghai Me Dubai – the epitome of Art Deco elegance, this high-end Asian fusion restaurant is located in Dubai’s International Finance Centre. Inspired by the culinary traditions of East Asia, each dish is meticulously precise and delicate with recipes that have been preserved from generation to generation.

Tel: +971 4 564 0505
Opening Hours: 12:00-01:00
Address: Gate Village 11, DIFC

exciting dining experience at Zuma Dubai

Health and Wellness

Garden zen at SEVA – Set in an idyllic courtyard, the Garden zen is a wellbeing centre that offers a wide variety of yoga styles and meditation classes. With regular hosted sessions and holistic events, Members who choose to embark on a path of self-enlightenment can also enjoy vegan delights via their on-site café.

Tel: +971 58 543 5888
Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Tuesdays) 10:00-20:00
Address: Street 27B, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road. Dubai

Spa InterContinental – Situated at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, this wellness retreat provides luxury treatments alongside five-star Arabian hospitality. A plethora of packages and services that range from Balinese massages, aromatherapy and body scrubs await.

Tel: +971 4 701 1257
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-22:00
Address: 4th Floor, InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Arts and Culture

Expo 2020 Dubai – World Expos are one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, taking place every five years and lasting six months. It is a festival for all, where everyone can experience, explore, and innovate. Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region and will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Tel: +971 4 555 2020
Opening Hours: 09:00-00:00
Address: Expo Road, Dubai South
Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Alserkal - Alserkal is a socially responsible and forward-thinking arts and culture enterprise based in Dubai dedicated to developing homegrown initiatives, cultural production, and events, while supporting creative minds and contemporary non-profit research.

Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00
Address: 7 St al Quoz, Dubai

Dubai Expo

Family Friendly Activities

The View at The Palm - Enjoy breath taking scenery of one of Dubai’s most talked about landmarks at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never seen before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline in the distance.

Tel: +971 4 427 8484
Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
Address: The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai

Impressive view at The View at The Palm

Dubai is home to nearly 200 diverse nationalities and offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience for all visitors. The embodiment of possibility and innovation, we are proud to offer our services to the people of Dubai and turn ideas into successes.

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