happenings this month Around Bur Dubai
Around Bur Dubai
Updated on 03 July 2019

The latest restaurant and bar offers, club nights, events and activities this month

What to eat
Moreish
Oud Mehta

This Italian, Indian, Thai, and Mexican fusion joint has some of the most unique dishes while being easy on the wallet. Located in Oud Mehta, try their Shawarma Nachos or Spicy Paneer Wrap, and the Insta-worthy sizzling Chocolate Spa! Call 04-3961396. 

What to see
Explore the Bastakiya Quarter
Al Souq Al Kabeer

Built in the 19th century by Persians it is now a culrutal heritage site providing picture perfect monuments for all to visit. The Bastakiya Quarter is also home to the Dubai Museum, tea houses, and galleries. www.dubaiculture.gov.ae 

What to do
Visit Dubai Frame
Zabeel Park

At 150 metres high the Dubai Frame is an innovative museum placed with a spectacular view of old and new Dubai. From the great heights, learn of the history of the UAE. Tickets start at Dhs 205. www.thedubaiframe.com

Where to party
Bar Baar
Al Mankhool

Located in the Majestic Hotel, Bar Baar in Hindi translates to ‘again and again’. And with drinks on Tuesdays from 7pm to 3am for just Dhs 10, no doubt that you will be coming bar baar! Call 04-5012631.

Where to shop
Meena Bazaar
Al Ghubaiba Rd

If you’re looking for something different from Dubai’s countless luxury shopping malls, Meena Bazaar is exactly it. Grab some comfy footwear and get ready for a vibrant and cultural experience. Located near Khalid Bin Waleed Street, this bazaar will take you on a journey through time in the form of a traditional shopping experience. With its narrow roads and countless bargain shops, Meena Bazaar is built by the huge South Asian population of Dubai mimicking the busy market places of New Delhi or Hyderabad. It is of no doubt that the ways of the marketplace will get you to test your bargaining skills as it is packed with stands and stores of authentic textiles, jewellery, souvenirs, perfumes, chocolates and handicrafts that you cannot find anywhere else in Dubai and all at unbeatable prices.

Whether you’re seeking kaftans, authentic Indian and Pakistani suits, or a tailor to customise the fit, the bazaar has almost everything available though it is most known for the gold, clothes and food. And yes, we said gold! Meena Bazaar is known as the ultimate shopping destination to discover all that glitters.

Also, you’ll see the colourful and aromatic spices brought straight from India and Pakistan and set in picturesque displays that will make you get your chef on. Not to mention the numerous hole-in-the-wall dining joints and street food stalls creating delicious lip-smacking snacks that are easy on the wallet and entirely authentic in South Asian flavours and experience. Meena Bazaar is also the place you want to be if you are seeking vegetarian options. Try Veg World for some great paani puri, vada pav and aloo sabji, or Rangoli known for their Gujarati Thali and delicious samosas. Be sure to visit at night, when the market especially comes to life with the atmospheric hustle and bustle along with bright lights and sounds of a marketplace seem straight from a storybook and will make you entirely forget the lux and urban side of town.

Keep in mind the bazaar is closed before 4:00 on Fridays as most shopkeepers are attending the weekly Friday prayer. The bazaar then comes to life at 4:30 with an abundance of families, tourists, and sellers that are enjoying the arrival of the weekend in Dubai. 

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