So I am about to leave the UAE in a week and even though I am looking forward to leaving and not looking back, there are a few good memories I have from these past 3 and a half years.
If you’re in the region, here are my top 5 picks of where to go and what to see:
1. Best Restaurant:
Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire – Intercontinental Festival City Dubai
Everything from the décor, to the scrumptious food to the sommelier in his horn-rimmed glasses impressed me. For more information, check out my review here.
2. Best Bar Scene:
Barasti Beach Bar – Dubai Marina
Ever since I first stepped into Barasti I loved it, well how can you not when your able to buy a bucket of corona and sit on the beach with it until the early hours. I also have a liking for the one-man-band who always plays ‘500 Miles’ for me.
3. Best Cocktails:
Bar 44 – Grosvenor House Dubai Marina
This is one classy establishment with live jazz in one corner and candles illuminating the various rooms. However it is the Blackberry Mojito’s that get me weak at the knees here…
4. Best Sight:
Dubai Fountains – Downtown Dubai
This is the one sight I never get of with showing friends and family who come to visit. This light and water show is rather spectacular and in a superb location to grab a bite to eat or a cheeky cocktail.
5. Best Activity:
Al Hamra Golf Club
Golf carts, 18 holes, no chance of rain, and a chilly bin full of corona on the back – need I say more? Actually yes I do, as after you have sunk that last ball you have a delicious feed of fish ‘n’ chips to look forward to at the sports bar. Not the swankiest bar but the fish ‘n’ chips are to die for!