// Get a view from the ground
You’ll be in a cultural desert – meaning, the culture is in the desert, so do get yourself out there… and if you can set aside the ecological paradox that this city is for a moment, get yourself to one of the water parks.
It is also worthwhile to make a quick stop at the Dubai City Museum (Google Maps) – it is only small – and it helps give a good overview of how much the city has changed in the last fifty-sixty years or so.
And try the metro to get a lengthwise view of this sprawling desert experiment…
// Culinary & Coffee
And if you’re in one of the high-rise areas, far from the old town, a Cafe Bateel should have you covered for your Arabic Coffee needs. And if you want a high-end interpretation of local dishes, try Seven Sands (Google Maps).
// Get a view from above
And whilst you’re there, check out the times for the Dubai Fountain and take in the show.
And don’t forget to look up now and again too…