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Table of Contents
                            Contents 2
Dubai Museum 8
Dubai Creek 10
Bastakiya 12
Jumeirah Mosque 14
Burj Al Arab 16
Madinat Jumeirah 18
Dubai Souqs 20
Emirates Palace 22
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage 24
Desert Escapes 26
Culture & Tradition 30
Audacious Projects 32
Art Galleries 34
Shopping Malls & Souqs 36
Things to Buy 38
Middle Eastern Restaurants 40
Best Bars in Dubai 42
Beach Resorts 44
Spas 46
Activities for Kids 48
Outdoor Activities 50
Indoor Activities 52
Excursions 54
Deira 58
Bur Dubai 66
Sheikh Zayed Road 72
Jumeirah & New Dubai 78
Abu Dhabi 88
Planning Your Trip 100
Travel Information Sources 101
Arriving in Dubai & Abu Dhabi 102
Getting Around 103
Banking & Communications 104
Things to be Aware of 105
Things to Avoid 106
Useful Information 107
Security & Health 108
Budget Tips 109
Accommodation 110
General Index 118
Phrase Book 126
                        
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Left Café Chic’s French cuisine Right The stylish interior at China Club

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meal for one with half
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Restaurants

! VerreDubai’s most consistent fine
dining experience. Gordon
Ramsay’s team is the best in
town. Try the menu.
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04 227 1111

@ Café ChicFrench dining, mellow jazz
and a menu by a Michelin-starred
chef – don’t miss the soufflé.
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£ China ClubThis elegant restaurant
has crisp table linen, striking
oriental decor and an extensive
menu of dim sum and Chinese
classics. d

04 205 7333

$ Glasshouse Mediterranean Brasserie
Gordon Ramsay’s chic, glass-
enclosed casual restaurant
serves comfort food classics.
Excellent for lunch or an informal
dinner. d

04 227 1111


% TraiteurRelish the classic European
cuisine as you admire the
striking decor. d

04 602
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^ The CellarHave a pleasant alfresco
lunch overlooking the lake of The
Aviation Club or a romantic
dinner inside the Gothic interior.
d

& The BombayThis award-winning
restaurant is considered to be
one of the best curry houses in
town. d

04 272 0000

* Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Enjoy fine dining from one of
the French masters at the Inter-
Continental Festival City hotel.
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04 701 1111


( AshianaExperience colonial India at
Ashiana. A chance to sample
exquisite cooking within an
empire-inspired decor of dark
woodwork and golden lanterns.
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Thai decor, delicious Thai food
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from the four live cooking areas.
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by different Far Eastern cuisines,
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expertly prepared Japanese-style
at this elegant restaurant with its
teppanyaki station and sushi-
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with creek-side views. d Map K3

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$ La ModaTry some of the great Italian
classics with a twist in a stylish
setting. The wine list is
expansive. d

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% Casa MiaIt is “buon appetito” at this
homely Italian restaurant, with a
rustic decor and fresh breads,
pastas and pizzas. d

04 217 0000


^ BoardwalkBuilt on a wooden veranda
over the Creek, with stunning
views, especially by night.
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inspired dishes. d

04 295 6000

& KikuAsk to sit in a private tatami
room for an intimate Japanese
set meal of sushi, teppanyaki,
sashimi and tempura. d Map L6

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* More CaféThis bustling all-day café
serves up delicious home-style
soups, salads and sandwiches,
served mainly at long communal
tables or on the outdoor terrace.
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on a couch with a cup of tea,
warm scones, sandwiches and
pastries. d

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) Ashwaq CafeteriaSettle yourself at an outdoor
table for some great falafels,
shwarmas and fresh juices.
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beriaani samak fish biryani (with bones)
bolti spiced tilapia (fish) grilled
and served whole
da-en mutton
dajaaj chicken
faakiha fruit
falaafel vegetarian burger made
with chickpeas
fee al forn roasted
fulful white pepper
fulful aswad black pepper
gabgab steamed crab
guhwa bitter Arabic coffee
haleeb milk
halwa Turkish delight with
cardamom
ham-moor local fish that tastes like
snapper
ham-moor magli deep-fried hammoor
harees gruel cooked in beef stock
heel cardamom
holo sweet
kabaab kebab
kabsa dish of rice, meat/chicken,
dried lemon and saffron
kabsat dajaaj dish of rice, chicken,
dry lemon and saffron
kabsat lahem dish of rice, meat,
dry lemon and saffron
kereem cream
khal vinegar made from
molasses
khamr wine
khoboz bread
khoboz jabaab large spiced pancakes
with cardamom
khoboz shaami pita bread
khoboz tost toast
kofta grilled meatballs
koozi lamb
koskos plain couscous
maglee fried
malh salt
marag spiced meat/chicken stock
marag dajaaj chicken stock
marag lahem beef stock
mashroob ghaazi soft drink
mashwi grilled
mashwi ala el fa`hm barbecued over coal
masloog boiled
mohal-li senaa-ee sweetener
moham-mas toasted
nabeez wine
neskafee coffee
orz rice
orz bil zafaraan rice with saffron
robyaan large grilled shrimp
shai tea
shawirma doner kebab
suk-kar sugar
sulsa tomato purée cooked
in stock
tahye motawas-sit medium
tshaaw meen dajaaj chicken chowmein
tshaaw meen lahem beef chowmein
tshaaw meen samak seafood chowmein
tshoop sooy chop suey
wajba khafeefa snack
zaatar thyme
zangabeel ginger powder
zobod butter

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10 ‘ashra
11 ‘hedaash
12 etnaash
13 talat-taash
14 arba’-taash
15 khamastaash
16 sit-taash
17 saba’ataash
18 tamantaash
19 tesa’ataash
20 eshreen
21 waa’hid wa eshreen
30 thalatheen
40 arbe’een
50 khamseen
60 sit-teen
70 sab’een
80 thamaneen
90 tes’een
100 me-aa
1000 alf

Time
Today el yoom
yesterday el bariha
tomorrow baaker
morning sabaa’h
afternoon zaheera
evening masaa
night lail
now al ‘heen
tonight el laila

minute dageega
hour sa’aa
week osboo’a
month shahr
year ‘aam

Days of the Week
Monday al ethneen
Tuesday al thulathaa
Wednesday al arbe’a
Thursday al khamees
Friday al jomo’aa
Saturday al sabet
Sunday al a’had

Months
January yanaayer
February febraayer
March maaris
April abreel
May maayo
June yonyo
July yolyo
August agostos
September sebtamber
October oktoobar
November noovambir
December deesambir

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Dubai

Abu Baker
Al-Siddiq Road M4

Airport Road L5
Al Adhid Road F5
Al Athar Road A4
Al Dhiyafa Road E5
Al Dhiyafa

Roundabout E4
Al Fahidi Roundabout K2
Al Fahidi Street J3
Al Garhoud Road L5
Al Ghubaiba Stoud

Metha Road J1
Al Hadiqa Street A5
Al Hudaiba Road E4
Al Ittihad Road L4
Al Jazeiba Street L3
Al Khaleej Road L1
Al Khor Street K1
Al Maktoum

Hospital Road L2
Al Maktoum Road L3
Al Mateena Street M3
Al Mina Road F4
Al Muraqqabat Road L3
Al Mussallah Road L2
Al Nakhal Road L2
Al Qataiyat Road H6
Al Rasheed Road M2
Al Rigga Road L3
Al Riyadh Street J6
Al Rollard J2
Al Sabkha Road L1
Al Safa Street C5
Al Satwa Road E5
Al Satwa Roundabout E5

Al Seef Road K2
Al Urouba Street B4
Al Wasl Road B5
Baniyas Road K2
Baniyas Square L2
Baraha Street M2
Burj Nahar

Roundabout M2
Clock Tower

Roundabout L4
Defence Roundabout C6
Doha Road C6
Fish Roundabout L3
Jumeirah Beach Road C4
Khalid Bin

Al Waleed Road J3
Mankhool Road F4
Omar Bin

Al Khattab Road M2
Oud Metha Road J4
Salahuddin Road M3
Sheikh Zayed Road E5
Sikkat Al Khail Street K1
Trade Centre Road F5
Umm Hurair Road J4
Umm Hurair

Roundabout J3
Union Square L3
Za´Abeel Road J4

Abu Dhabi

Al Falah Street Q2
Al Nasr Street P3
Al Ferdous Street P1
Al Khaleej

Al Arabi Road Q4
Al Manhal Street Q3

Al Ittihad Square P3
Al Karamah Street Q3
As Salam Street P1
Bainunah Street P6
Baniyas Street Q2
Corniche Road (West) P4
Corniche Road (East) N2
East Road Q2
Hazaa Bin Zayed Street Q2
Khalid Bin

Al Waleed Street P3
Khalidiyah Street P5
Khalifa Bin

Shakhbut Street Q4
Khubeirah Street P5
King Khalid Bin

Abdel Aziz Street Q4
Liwa Street P3
Lulu Street P2
Port Road N1
Sheikh Hamdan Bin

Mohammad Street P2
Sheikh Khalifa Bin

Zayed Street P2
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed

Al Maktoum Street Q3
Stiglal Street N3
Sudan Street Q3
Sultan Bin

Zayed Street Q5
Taarig Bin

Ziyad Street P3
Tourist Club Street P1
Umm Al Nar Street P2
Zayed the

Second Street P2
Zayed the

First Street P4

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