A city known for its luxury, design and innovation, Dubai is always on the forefront of all things new and exciting. As the “City of Gold” heads into its high season, here’s a look at some new happenings that won’t disappoint.
From private island paradise hotels to a mall with its own “Central Park” to a “house party” themed-bar, Dubai’s out-of-this-world entertainment makes for some enduring memories to take home with you.
1. Museum of Illusions
The spectacular Museum of Illusions officially opens its door this month. Test your faith in your own eyes by wandering through the exhibits and engaging in the imperceptible installations, like the Bottomless Pit and the Infinity Room where space seems to go on forever. Intriguing for all ages. The museum also features puzzles and games that exercise the limits of the human brain as well as your own perception. Exercise your mind with tons of brain-teasers and find amusement in your own gullibility.
2. Blue Waters Island
A testament to the city’s knack for design, Blue Waters Island is a waterfront tribute to luxury with an exclusive selection of newly available premium apartments, penthouses, and townhouses. The family-friendly island destination for extravagance seekers boasts the serenity of waterfront living with all of the glitz and glamour of urban life in Dubai. Aside from a one-of-kind private island experience, you can take a spin on Ain Dubai, the tallest and largest observation wheel in the world– as well as 200 retail and dining options, all easily accessible from automated vehicles.
3. Cityland Mall
The world’s first nature-inspired shopping mall is slated to open at the end of this year. Cityland Mall will feature a 200,000 square foot Central Park that will provide a new eco-shopping habitat including a 300-year-old ancient tree garden, a Japanese garden and a mini version of Dubai’s Miracle Garden. Designed to accommodate 7,000 shoppers at a time, Cityland Mall will have 350 stores in it’s six continent-themed pavilions, a walking track, a small water park, a rooftop garden, an amphitheater, a selection of restaurants and cafes and more.
A Japanese style-bakery that offers tasty and unique desserts, from coconut-custard-filled pandan dough and cinnamon walnut loaves to Hello Kitty themed sweets with white chocolate custard and fresh raspberry filling…yummy. This bakery and café is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth.
5. La Carnita
Craving Mexican food while you’re in Dubai? La Carnita is a lively new spot to enjoy some delicious tacos, churros, quesadilla and wing appetizers as well as a tasty cocktail selection. Located near the Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai’s JBR Beach, it’s a wonderful and convenient place to take a break from exploring and sit down to eat with friends and family.
6. The House Party Bar
Love house parties but don’t want the trouble of cleaning up the aftermath of a beer pong competition in your house? You can now go to a house party whenever you want in Dubai at The House Party Bar. The bar is designed to look like a house with a bedroom, a sitting room, a bathroom, kitchen, games room, backyard and more, complete with retro furnishings like floral wallpaper and posters of 90s-themed stars. Plus, pizza is served to you and your friends as it would arrive at a house party: in boxes.
7. Warner Bros World
Newly opened this year, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi has already become a favorite. About an hour from Dubai, discover the six immersive lands inspired by Warner Bros characters and stories like the Warner Bros Plaza, Gotham City where you can meet legendary Batman, Superman’s Metropolis and Bedrock where you can interact with the lovable Flintstones or Rubbles, then Yabba-Dabba-Do your way down The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure.