Taking time out from the Big 5

We highlight some of the restaurants local to the exhibition and provide all-important information on what to do with your time off in Dubai.

ANALYSIS, Business

We highlight some of the restaurants local to the exhibition and provide all-important information on what to do with your time off in Dubai.

BARS

Agency, The
Wine Bar at Emirates Towers Hotel
Tel 04 330 0000
Taxi Directions Emirates Towers Hotel
Opening Hours Saturday to Thursday, 12.30pm-1am; Friday 3pm-1am

Balcony Bar, The
Cigar Bar/Wine Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel
Tel 04 405 2703
Taxi Directions Shangri-La Hotel
Opening Hours 12 noon-2am daily

Blue Bar
Jazz Bar/Wine Bar at the Novotel
Tel 04 332 0000
Taxi Directions Novotel Hotel, behind World Trade Centre
Opening Hours 12.30pm-2am

C-Bar
Nightclub at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites
Tel 04 307 3482
Taxi Directions Al Murooj Rotana Hotel
Opening Hours daily 9.30pm-late

Champagne Lounge
Cocktail Bar/Piano Bar at the Dusit Dubai
Tel 04 343 3333
Taxi Directions Defence Roundabout, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening Hours 3.30pm-1am daily

Cin Cin
Wine Bar at the The Fairmont
Tel 04 311 8316
Taxi Directions The Fairmont
Opening Hours 6pm-2am daily

Double Decker
English Bar/Nightclub at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites
Tel 04 321 1111
Taxi Directions Behind the Dusit
Opening Hours 12pm-3am daily

Harvesters Pub
English Bar at the Crowne Plaza
Tel 04 331 1111
Taxi Directions Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening Hours 12 noon-1am daily

Long's Bar
English Bar/Nightclub at the Towers Rotana Hotel
Tel 04 312 2202
Taxi Directions Towers Rotana Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening Hours 12 noon-2.30am daily

Piano Bar, The
Piano Bar at the Crowne Plaza
Tel 04 331 1111
Taxi Directions Crowne Plaza Hotel
Opening Hours 6pm-1.30am daily

Scarlett's
Cocktail Bar/Nightclub at the Emirates Towers Hotel
Tel 04 330 0000
Taxi Directions Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening Hours 12.30pm-3am daily

Trader Vic's
Cocktail Bar at the Crowne Plaza
Tel 04 331 1111
Taxi Directions Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening Hours Sat-Thu 6.30pm-1.30am; Fri 7.30pm-11.30pm

Vu's Bar
Cocktail Bar/Wine Bar at the Emirates Towers Hotel
Tel 04 330 0000
Taxi Directions Emirates Towers
Opening Hours 6pm-2am daily

RESTAURANTS

Al Tannour (Arabic Lebanese)
Crowne Plaza Hotel (04 331 1111).
Taxi Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open Daily 8.30pm-3am All major credit cards accepted.
Set menu including entertainment Fri-Wed AED210 per person, Thu AED240 per person (drinks not included).

Amwaj (Seafood)
Shangri-La Hotel (04 343 8888).
Taxi Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open 12 noon-3pm, 7pm-12 midnight Sun-Fri, closed Sat.
Average price of meal for two with glass of house wine AED500-600.

Marrakech (Moroccan)
Shangri-La Hotel (04 343 8888).
Taxi Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open Sat-Thu 6.30pm-1am. All major credit cards accepted.
Average price of a meal for two with soft drinks AED400-450.

Teatro (European International)
Towers Rotana Hotel (04 343 8000).
Taxi Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open 6pm-12 midnight daily. All major credit cards accepted.

Exchange Grill (Steakhouse)

Fairmont Hotel (04 311 5999).
Taxi Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open 7pm-12 midnight daily. All major credit cards accepted.

Options (Indian)
Dubai Convention Centre Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 329 3293).
Taxi Dubai Convention Centre (next to Novotel Hotel).
Open 12 noon-3pm, 7pm-12 midnight daily. All major credit cards accepted.

Lotus One (Fusion Thai)
Dubai International Convention Centre (04 329 3200).
Taxi next to Novotel.
Open Daily 12.30-3pm, 7.30pm-12.30am. All major credit cards accepted.
Average price of meal for two with glass of house wine AED300-400.

Oscar's Vine Society (Bistro)
Crowne Plaza Hotel (04 276 963).
Taxi Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Open daily 6pm-2 am. All major credit cards accepted.

SHOPPING MALLS

BurJuman Centre
Trade Centre Road
Tel 04 352 0222
Open
Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 4-10pm.

City Centre
Garhoud
Tel 04 295 1010
Open
Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 2-10pm.

Emirates Towers
Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel 04 330 0000
Open
Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 4-10pm.

Ibn Battuta Mall
Between Interchange 5 & 6, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel 04 368 5888/04 882 1414
Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-9.30pm; Fri 12.30-10.30pm.

Mall of the Emirates
Exit 39, Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel
04 341 4747
Open daily 10am-12 midnight.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Al Sufouh Road
Tel 04 366 6546
Open
daily 10am-11pm

Wafi City
Oud Metha Road
Tel 04 324 4555
Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 4-10pm.

GOLF

Club Joumana
Tel 04 883 6000
Taxi Directions Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Exit 13 (past Interchange 7)
Open 7am-3.30pm (last tee-off) daily
Price non-resident 18 hole, mid-week AED215, weekend AED230. Cart fee AED50. Club hire AED85 per set. Set of 50 range balls AED20

The Desert Course
Tel 04 884 6777
Taxi Directions Arabian Ranches, Emirates Road off Junction 4
Open 6.30am-7pm daily
Price weekdays AED 465 (UGA AED 325), weekends 545 AED (UGA 380 AED).

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Tel 04 295 6000
Taxi Directions Opposite Deira City Centre mall, Garhoud
Open 7.30am-2.50pm (last 18-hole tee-off) daily
Price AED525 Thur-Sat, AED445 Mon-Wed (public); AED400 Thur-Sat, AED345 Mon-Wed (UGA members). Includes shared cart

Emirates Golf Club
Tel 04 380 2222
Taxi Directions Sheikh Zayed Road, off Interchange 5
Open 6am-3pm (last tee-off) daily
Price AED525 daily. Non-members should book 18-hole sessions at least a week in advance

The Montgomerie
Tel 04 390 5600
Taxi Directions Emirates Hills, Sheikh Zayed Road, off Interchange 5
Open 7am-1.50pm (last tee-off) Sat, Thur, Fri; 7am-4pm (last tee-off) Sun-Wed
Price AED695 Thur-Sat (AED495 UGA members); AED445 Sun-Wed UGA members

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Wild Wadi
(04 348 4444)
Taxi: Near the Burj Al Arab. There's a AED170 entrance fee. Daily 11am-6pm. Ladies only Thu 8pm-12midnight.

Ski Dubai
(04 409 4000) www.skidxb.com
Taxi:
Mall of the Emirates.
Hour-long ski and snowboard lessons cost AED140 if it's your first time (Discover lesson for 60 minutes) and AED190 for subsequent adult lessons (90 minutes). Two hours free skiing or snowboarding costs AED150; day pass costs AED 270. Open daily from 10am-12midnight.

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