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City Guide

Meet Dubai

Dubai is a dazzling futuristic city set upon a desert background offering up a unique experience, especially for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

As well as being home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai has broken many other world records and can claim many world-firsts, too. It is a city that dares to expand the definition of ‘play,’ so long as you have the resources to invest. Here you’ll find police driving around in supercars, lavish hotels laden with gold, and exotic island housing all in one place. If someone 50 years ago were to see photos of how the city is now, they’d think it was the creation of a child’s wild imagination. The most populous city in the UAE is a haven for people from all around the world, which is reflected in the disproportionate number of expats to locals living here. This makes it a great place to be if you’re looking to connect with people right out of the gate without a language barrier, and also a fine place to network and expand your business.

Where to live in Dubai

If you have the money to spend, Dubai can be one of the best places to live in the world in terms of variety. Each neighborhood is almost like a mini-city, and many of them even seem to have themes, with names such as ‘Sports City’ and ‘Media City.’ As such, the chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Dubai, whatever it is you prioritize in a neighborhood.

Best Neighborhoods in Dubai

The best neighborhoods in Dubai are widely considered to be Mirdif, the Downtown area, Media City, and the Arabian Ranches. However, there’s also the stunning Marina area and the world-famous ‘Palm Jumeirah’ that sprouts out into the water. Choosing where to live in Dubai isn’t so much a case of compromising, as it is knowing exactly what you want since it has such a diverse range of neighborhoods.

Amazing Apartments, Coliving Spaces and More

We've been rounded up the best housing options in Dubai. All are available on flexible terms, so you can stay one month or as long as you want

Cayan Tower 2-Bedroom Apartment by Piks Key


Stadium Point Sports City Studio by Piks Key


1 Bedroom Dunes Silicon Oasis Apartment by Piks Key


Al Barsha 2-Bedroom Apartment by Piks Key


1 Bedroom in Spring Tower in Silicon Oasis by Piks Key


Midtown Afnan Dubai Studio by Piks Key


Quick Facts About Dubai

Aside from the fact that Dubai is a place where the world’s wealthiest go to burn through their money and have a great time doing so, what else is there to know about the city? Well, a lot, actually. Here are some of the most interesting facts about Dubai:

Work in Dubai

Luckily for you, Dubai is home to many expats, so it follows that a lot of its top employers willingly hire workers who’ve come from different countries. One of the top employers in the area is Al Shaya, the franchise operator behind huge fashion brands like TopShop and H&M and the coffee chain Starbucks. But there’s also a leading hospitality company in Jumeirah Group, a top aviation company in the Emirates Group, and a large property development business in Emaar Properties. In short, there’s no shortage of job opportunities here.

How good is Dubai for Digital Nomads or Remote Work

Remote work is changing how the global workspace operates. In a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, remote work is rapidly on the increase all around the world—especially in a place like Dubai.. And about 25% of remote workers describe themselves as digital nomads—those who like to travel or stay in cities around the world while they work. So, how good is Dubai for both of these growing movements?

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Food and Drink in Dubai

As you can probably imagine, there’s an endless amount of fine dining spots in Dubai as well as places to go for a pleasant evening drink with unrivaled views of the city and sea. The cuisine is varied and features plenty of international options, so there’s always plenty to choose from. If you love Japanese food, you have to head to the Ramusake restaurant in JBR, which offers an exquisite selection of sushi dishes and other Japanese favorites. Or if you’re a jazz-lover looking to enjoy some smooth jazz with your meal New-Orleans style, then you’ll love Nola Eatery & Social House. For fine dining, you won’t forget, you should try Fogo de Chao, which is a widely praised Brazilian steakhouse with a sumptuous selection of fine meats and Latin dishes. For drinks, how about a cocktail while you look out over the skyline of the city? If that sounds good, then Vault Bar is the place to go, located high up on the 71st and 72nd floor of a hotel. Another spot for excellent panoramic views of the surroundings is the At.Mosphere bar, which has an in-house DJ so you can party the night away.



Top 6 Things To Do in Dubai

Of course, number one on your list should be a tour and ascent of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, for some of the best views you’ll ever have of a city. While there, make sure to stop off at the nearby Dubai Fountain, and perhaps even take a little boat ride around it while the fountain works its magic. If you want to shop ‘till you drop, there’s no better place to do so than the world’s largest retail space in the Dubai Mall, which has all the most significant designer shops.

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Blvd Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid


The Dubai Fountain

Fashion Parking - Dubai Mall - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd


Jumeirah Mosque

Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Hummer Desert Safari Dubai

M04, Burjnahar Building,Omar Bin Khattab Road, Al Muteena, Deira, Al Muteena, Deira


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Grand Bur Dubai Masjid

Opposite Dubai Museum, Near Rulers Court Office - Ali Bin Abi Taleb St