red|guide Tipps: Dubai
EAT in Dubai: Pierchic
Who wants to have a romantic evening with their beloved one? This is the ideal place for an atmospheric dinner. The scenery could even match a fairy tale. The restaurant is located in the middle of the sea on a platform and is accessible by a jetty. On one side there is the characteristic Burj Al Arab, on the other side the shimmering Atlantis and in the middle the Madinat-complex shines in different colours at night. Minimalistic wooden tables provide for intimacy in soft Arabic ambience. For the perfect evening, book a table outside; otherwise chances for an outdoor experience are rather small. The finest, freshly caught sea dwellers are treated with a lot of instinct. Fresh oysters, yellow-fin tuna melting in the mouth, lobster or carrot-falafel with Tasmanian trout - highlights non-stop.
SHOP in Dubai: The Walk
The Jumeirah Beach Residences, in short JBR, opened in August 2008 and along with them the 1,7-kilometre long shopping street The Walk. In 330 shops, restaurants and cafés the residents of the luxury residence complex and friends of consumption from all over the world can bring their money to the retailers. The offer is tempting. The European fashion label Zadig et Voltaire and the American department store Saks Fifth Avenue are only two famous names which have opened their stores in the noble area. And also at night a stroll is really worth it. Not only because the street provides for a beautiful atmosphere due its location near the water. Also because there's always quite some action taking place. Big events like the Dubai Shopping Festival, the festivities on the occasion of the Emirate UAE National Day or the Dubai Jazz Festival are celebrated here on a grand scale.
STAY in Dubai: Hilton Dubai
To lie in the sun at the swimming pool on the roof terrace, a nice cocktail in the hand and enjoying a view over the city and Dubai Creek - this could be endured longer by all means. The Hilton Dubai Creek Hotel connects the art of living with business. The attractive location enables a quick way to business meetings. On the other hand the Hilton Creek is a perfect starting position for discovery tours in the city. The airport is only ten minutes away, many shopping malls like the Deira City Centre and the old Dhow-Hafen are very close-by. Business can be done excellently in the nearby golf club. To relax you can use the shuttle-service to the sister hotel Hilton Jumeirah which has beach access. Nice evenings in the house are guaranteed by Gordon Ramsay's restaurant Verre, which was awarded the prize for best restaurant in the Middle East. Rooms starting from 150 Euros.
SEE in Dubai: VU's Bar
VU's Bar. Sounds cool, and actually it is. Not only because of the amazing view that is offered on the 51st floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai's Commercial District. Already in the elevator on your way up you could feel a little dizzy. Because the elevator is made of glass so that you don't miss any second of your view. Having reached the top you immediately think of chocolate with strawberry flavour. That's probably due to the brown furniture and the futuristic window rows. And the candy-red, cube-shaped chairs. But pay attention! Not everybody is granted access to the VU's Bar. Teenagers under 21 may not enter, and the same applies to shorts and sneakers. What a pity, because the Martino Houshmand duo with Latin American Cuban rhythms and its jazz tango bossa nova repertoire would probably please a younger crowd as well - and so would the pool on top of the tower with direct view into the starry sky.