Fast becoming one of the world’s hottest places to visit, Dubai boasts unparallelled shopping, dining and cultural experiences. From aerial sightseeing tours to brushes with Old Dubai in the Bastakiya district, this Emerati destination offers something for everyone.
Park Hyatt Dubai.
WHERE TO STAY
Park Hyatt Dubai
A luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the iconic Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and just minutes from the city centre, world-class shopping and prime business districts, the hotel features stunning architectural design, fabulous cuisine, personalised services and unsurpassed facilities. Located in a spectacular setting on the banks of the majestic Dubai Creek, Park Hyatt Dubai emphasises exclusivity and discreet elegance, designed to meet the needs of the sophisticated traveller seeking a sanctuary in the midst of this vibrant city.
Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall. Photo by Mark Horn.
PARK HYATT CONCIERGE RECOMMENDS
Seawings is an aerial sightseeing sensation, offering a once-in-a-lifetime journey along Dubai’s dramatic and ever-changing coastal skyline. Travelling at 1,500 feet, you are treated to a bird’s-eye view of Dubai’s iconic landmarks and the thrill of a new experience.
Boardwalk BBQ Donut
The famous Boardwalk BBQ Donut is the perfect choice for a memorable lunch, dinner or afternoon tea with a difference. The Boardwalk BBQ Donut offers you the opportunity to dine with friends and family while floating on the creek. Choose from the à la carte menu or grill your own on the special BBQ as you enjoy the spectacular surroundings and city skyline.
Sunset yoga at Amara
Amara Spa holds a sunset yoga session every Wednesday in the beautiful surrounding of its astonishing pool and gardens. The accomplished instructor Lina Wehbi offers guests a 90-minute journey to a peaceful and relaxed body, mind and soul.
Dine Around the Park
Park Hyatt Dubai’s culinary team offers an exciting dining concept to restaurant guests. The Dine Around concept features each dinner course being served in a different Park Hyatt Dubai restaurant and pertaining to the cuisine of the restaurant in which the course is served. One of our most unique selling points is the creativity of our chefs and the quality and inventiveness of the food that they serve. As such, Park Hyatt Dubai is home to three award-winning restaurants that are not to be missed. The Dine Around package is the ideal solution for guests who want to sample the menus of all of the restaurants and try something uncommon and new.
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the region’s premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, the Dubai Mall is revolutionising the modern shopping experience. It is the perfect venue to admire the famous fountain show with the backdrop of the impressive Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
Mosque and wind towers in Bastakiya. Photo by Martin Child.
Frying Pan Adventures
Dubai is home to many award-winning international restaurants, but also to many culinary hidden gems that offer authentic cuisine from across the region. Frying Pan Adventures offers guests a variety of walking tours in the historic streets of Old Dubai, on which they will explore, experience and savour cuisine of rich ethnic culture.
Gold & Spice Souks
Dubai is one of the largest retail gold markets in the world. In the Gold Souk, hundreds of shops advertise rows of gold jewellery, while the Spice Souk, which is located directly next to the Gold Souk in Deira, offers a wide range of exotic spices.
The old Bastakiya district, with its narrow lanes and tall wind towers, offers a tantalising glimpse of old Dubai. Immediately to the east of Al Fahidi Fort, this area hosts the largest concentration of traditional courtyard houses with wind towers in Dubai. In the past, the city was famous for a mass of wind towers that lined the creek on either side. These were not merely decorative, but were the only means of cooling houses in the days before mains electricity.
The Dubai Museum
A visit to the Dubai Museum is a must on every Dubai UAE itinerary. Housed within the beautifully restored Al Fahidi Fort, which was erected around 1787 to defend the city against invasion, the museum’s diverse collection offers a fascinating insight into the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. One of the Dubai Museum’s more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ weights and scales.