happenings this month Around Downtown
Around Downtown
Updated on 05 September 2019

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

What to see
Dubai Canal Waterfall
Business Bay

This illuminating waterfall is a beautiful sight to behold. Watch water cascading from both sides of the Sheikh Zayed Bridge that stretches over the waterway. The show happens everyday from 8-10pm. There is no entry fee to watch this.

What to do
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Ras Al Khor

Away from the city’s hustle bustle, you will be surprised to spot this wetland reserve, which is a home to thousands of birds, mammal and fish, however, it is more famous for predominantly present pretty flamingos with pink legs. The entry is free.

Where to eat
Brothaus Bakery
Business Bay

German bakery - bistro offers the best German breads and bakery treats along with tempting mains for breakfast from 7:30am. This place will have you fall for its casual, friendly setting indoors or outdoors with great food, drinks, and a great location. Call 04-3690000.

Where to party
Address Dubai Mall

Offering expansive views of Burj Khalifa, it is one of the top party places. Make a splash in the infinity pool from which you can gaze at the tallest building in the world or relax on one of the cabanas to take in the vibes of Dubai party scene. 

Where to shop
Kinokuniya Store
Dubai Mall

This Japanese book giant with stores in several countries across the globe has its store in Dubai as well, and its the largest in the city.

Located in Dubai Mall, Kinokuniya is spread across a massive area of 68,000 sq ft. The huge bookstore is a home to over half-a-million books and magazines in English, Arabic, Japanese, French language and also includes a range of boardgames.

Kinokuniya is a book lovers’ paradise in Dubai and has books on all the subjects you can think of. The heart of a book connoisseur will beat hard seeing the organised book sections on practically every subject. From classic to novelty reads, comics and scribes the bookstore has it all. No doubt such a worldly selection will expand your horizons.

You may lose track of time while browsing through book sections, very well organised in alphabetical order. So, keep at least two hours aside for this bookstore, it’s huge. If you have a particular book in mind, or not able to find a section of your interest, just reach out to the courteous and knowledgeable staff, who can help you locate or recommend books of interest. In case the books you want are unavailable, you can order the books on request from them.

Besides books & magazine, the store also stocks stationery and gift items, anime and Japanese science fiction products and toys. They also have an extensive collection of calligraphy and tool pens. The book store also provides a gift wrapping service, so if you have found a book for a friend or a relative, get it nicely wrapped.

The bookstore, from time to time, holds book signings and language learning workshops as part of a wider outreach program. You may also get a chance to buy an author signed book, you never know. The store is now located opposite the Metro link on the second floor, next to the Sony and Sharaf DG stores.

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