DUBAI – INCREASINGLY ON THE “MUST VISIT” LIST

Ever evolving and growing, Dubai continues to surprise with stellar attractions and world-class developments opening almost every month. The last quarter of 2018 saw a host of exciting new additions to the city’s must-visit list and looking ahead, there’s plenty more to come in 2019 and beyond.

Among the newly opened destinations is Bluewaters Island, which is set to boast 200 retail and dining concepts in a modern district featuring unparalleled views of the Gulf. It is also home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel. Located off the waters around Jumeirah Beach Residence, Bluewaters is split into different areas including residential, retail, leisure and entertainment, hotels and beach clubs, with Ain Dubai rising as the centrepiece.
The island destination also hosts Caesar’s Palace, an internationally renowned luxurious hospitality destination. From innovative culinary offerings and awe- inspiring entertainment, to indulgent amenities, the hotel encompasses all signature elements of the brand experience. This also includes Cove Beach and Qua Spa, and Gordon Ramsay’s second Hell’s Kitchen. Al Seef, meanwhile, is a calming oasis on the banks of Dubai Creek, which draws inspiration from the traditional architecture and souks of Old Dubai. The development features almost 500 shops, and restaurants with every cuisine you could wish for on offer. There are also cultural experiences such as art galleries and the Museum of Illusions.

A key draw for adventurers and nature lovers, the Hatta Wadi Hub helps visitors experience highenergy activities such as mountain biking, carting, archery, adventure rope-climbing, hiking, kayaking, as well as human slingshot and zip-lining activities. The adventure centre also features Hatta Drop-in, Asia’s rst water jump park. The developments also include Hatta Zorbing, a specialised zorbing centre for adults and kids where people sit inside giant inflatable balls and are propelled down slopes.

Photo: Al Seef, Dubai