Know your city: Guide to Jumeirah
What’s On has details of Jumeirah neighbourhood in Dubai – part of the What’s On neighbourhood guide – including hidden gems and old favourites.
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To most of us, Jumeirah is the most ‘suburban’ space in Dubai. But look beyond its quiet streets and you’ll find restaurants, bars and beaches with a wealth of shopping spots – from the Galleria Mall and Box Park to Wasl Square.
DINE: Slider Station
Tasty, tempting, mouthwatering – and that’s just their Instagram feed. This retro-styled restaurant, with its novel sushi joint-esque conveyor belt, has already garnered a cult following among Dubai’s burger aficionados, who are happy to queue for its legendary sliders.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, daily 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (600) 544005. Taxi: Galleria Mall. sliderstation.com
SHOP: Marina Souq
Looking for an alternative to the malls? Once a month, Umm Suqeim fishing harbour is transformed into Marina Souq, a colourful marketplace in an air-conditioned marquee where you can buy everything from handmade fashion and jewellery to freshly baked bread from Baker And Spice.
DO: Suspension yoga
This new studio has just launched suspension yoga, a fun and challenging class where you practise your poses suspended above the ground in a fabric hammock.
Indigo Central 8, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun 6.30pm, Tue 4pm, Wed 6am, Thur 11.30am (Ramadan times vary). Tel: (052) 7776108. Taxi: Next to Jones The Grocer. inspiremeyoga.net
HIDDEN GEM: Espresso Lab
In this city there’s no shortage of chains offering a caffeine fix, but a proper cup of joe isn’t always so easy to find. Enter Espresso Lab: a bright and welcoming spot located in the Hundred Wellness Centre Pilates studio.
The Hundred Wellness Centre, 1 53 B Street, Dubai, Sat to Thur 7am to 8pm. Tel (04) 3447333. Taxi: The Hundred Wellness Centre. thehundred.ae
DINE: Comptoir 102
This beautiful café takes a holistic approach to food with a range of dishes that are raw, gluten free and vegan. Once you’ve finished eating, you can browse the shop in the adjoining room, which is brimming with fashion accessories and avant-garde interiors pieces.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8.30 to 6.30 and Fri to Sat 8.30 to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3854555. Taxi: Beside Choueri Real Estate Brokers. comptoir102.com
VISIT: Jumeirah Mosque
The only mosque in Dubai open to the public, this proud edifice is a place to soak up some serenity. The Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre For Understanding organises daily mosque tours (except Friday mornings) at 10am. These last around 75 minutes, and include a Q&A session. Afterwards, head to the adjacent Majlis Café, which sells camel milk coffees and ice cream.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 3536666. Taxi: Jumeirah Mosque. cultures.ae
HIDDEN GEM: Life N’ One
Life N’ One is an overall holistic sanctuary for your soul where you can meditate, exercise and eat well.
27b Street, Jumeirah Beach Road, Sun to Thur 8am to 7pm, Fri to Sat 10am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 3436676. Taxi: Behind Magrudy’s. lifenone.com