Umm-Al-Sheif
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Dubai area guide: Six things to do on Umm Al Sheif Road

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Enjoy a slice of suburbia on this quiet Jumeirah street packed with hidden gems.

1. The Dental Studio

Dubai’s only dental phobia-certified clinic has staff used to nervous patients – and guaranteed to be gentle on your gums. You’ll leave flashing a smile with your pearly whites.

Villa 61, Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun, Mon 8.30am to 5.30pm, Wed 8.30am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3955095. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. thedentalstudio.ae

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2. European Veterinary Centre

One of the oldest vet practices in the city, EVC opened in 2000 and offers a wide range of services – including surgical procedures – at its fully-equipped lab and testing facility. It’s open all day, every day.

Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, Fri to Wed 8am to 8pm, Thur 8am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3804415. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. evc.ae

3. Relax

Don’t be fooled by the name, the Thai masseuses perform some moves that can be more raw than relaxing. But it’s an authentic experience where you lie on the floor wearing linen pyjamas,  in a dark room, being bent and rolled into pretzel shapes.

Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3948500. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. dubaimassage.ae

4. Pollo Pollo

Pollo Pollo is Dubai’s first dedicated pollo a la brasa, or Peruvian chicken shop. It serves up rotisserie-style chicken and even has Peru’s much-loved Inca Cola.

Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3999950. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. facebook.com/PolloPollo

5. Maria Bonita

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This Mexican has the best guac’ in town – the waiters whip up bowls of green goodness at your table.

Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, daily 6pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3955576. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. mariabonitadubai.com

6. Mozzo Centrale

Mozzo’s all day weekend breakfasts get the thumbs up from us. Afternoon pancakes? Don’t mind if we do.

Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3, daily 7am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3948081. Taxi: Crossroads of Umm Al Sheif and Beach Road. facebook.com/MozzoCentrale

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