You’re not a true Dubai-ite unless you’ve seen these 5 hidden gems!

BY - 8th January 2019

Record-breaking infrastructure, man-made islands just across the coastline and breath-taking views – But ask anyone who lives here and they’ll tell you that Dubai is so much more than that. Everyone is aware of the top places in Dubai, whether it’s At the Top at Burj Khalifa, or the upscale malls, but only a few are really aware of many hidden gems that Dubai offers. Here’s our list of undiscovered places you can explore with your family and friends:

Jebel Ali Recreation Club:

After months of being closed, the club has finally reopened in style. The refurbished areas include a 55,000 sq. ft. of landscaped terrace with water features and an entertainment zone. All the restaurants located here offer indoor and outdoor spaces. The complex can accommodate up to 1,500 diners in total. They also offer onsite parking.

Jebel Ali Recreation Club


You can also enjoy a dine-in cinema experience, the most significant feature is that it is licensed and features one of the few cinemas at which one can grab a drink. You can also indulge in a juicy double patty of premium Angus beef on a seasoned brioche bun, crunchy home-style fries and an ice-cold specialty beverage from the bar…now that’s how you’re meant to watch a movie!

Other attractions include a number of unique dining experiences including C House Milano, Ship’s Wheels, Andalucia Tapas, Seafood Kitchen and The Club House, in addition to world-class recreational facilities like tennis, squash, and a swimming pool.

Dining Experience


Jameel Arts Centre:

An institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning and research, Jameel arts centre is founded and supported by Art Jameel, located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai.

Jameel Arts Centre


Positioned as a new creative destination in the city, and a hub for educational initiatives and cultural events, Jameel Arts Centre includes open access to research library, a rooftop terrace, writer’s studio, members’ lounge and a restaurant.


Mina Rashid Marina (Marina Cubes – Port Rashid), Dubai:

A cool and calm seaside vibe, Mina Rashid Marina project is home to one of Dubai’s largest harbors. Eventually, the new tourist destination will be able to harbor 20,000 yachts.

Port Rashid

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Located at the coastal edge of Dubai, this new spot includes amazing views of the marina, container-like outlets offering unique food and beverage options and plenty of parking. Hang out in peace with no traffic, no noise and hardly any people.


The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah:

The Pointe, Dubai’s new waterfront destination, offers unmatched dining, entertainment, and leisure. Located at the tip of Palm Jumeirah, across the bay from Atlantis The Palm, The Pointe is a scenic arena with more than 80 restaurants, shops, and attractions including dining, retail and entertainment outlets.

The Pointe Palm

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Located five kilometers out to the sea, The Pointe enjoys cool sea breezes and stunning views for residents and tourists to unwind at one of the most exemplary locations and an awe-inspiring backdrop of Atlantis The Palm – especially when it is lit up at night.


Al Seef:

Built on the shores of Dubai’s historic creek, Al Seef is a family-friendly lifestyle destination where you can explore, shop, dine and relax. It is a mix of traditions combined with modern designs and showcases its proud past and bright future.

Al Seef

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From Arabic to American, Indian to Emirati, a vast array of dining options is available at Al Seef. Open daily from 10 AM until midnight, Al Seef is easily reachable, with Al Fahidi and BurJuman metro stations catering to the location. In addition, there is underground self-parking, valet parking, yacht mooring, abra, and water taxi services.

You can explore all of these locations hassle-free – just head to our home page and book your choice of car. We have one of the largest fleets in the UAE with cars for people who love driving, with a focus on care, efficiency, and sustained satisfaction.


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