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Dubai is a fascinating place which you definitely should visit. Only 40 years ago it was just a small trading center, but now Dubai is the fastest-growing city in the world.

This city will surprise you with its extreme luxury, modern architecture and cultural diversity. Today I want to share some beautiful places with you which are worth a visit for sure.

Best to have a cigar

La Casa Del Habano - JBR

This lounge is a paradise for cigar lovers. Here you can see a wide selection of premium Cuban cigars and even find some limited editions. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional, so novices can get thorough consultation and purchase the most suitable cigar. Enjoy it on the patio outside accompanied by some Turkish coffee or excellent tea.

Address: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best to play golf

Emirates Golf Club

Beautiful and challenging course in the heart of the city. You can have some nice experience if you play golf in the evening under the lights with a great view. Delicious food, excellent service, attentive staff, good facilities. The perfect place to spend time with your friends or family.

Address: 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best for yachting

Dubai Marina Yacht Club

There are 4 marinas which are located separately along the 3.5km Dubai Marina Canal. You can have a nice walk and enjoy the views or visit restaurants and bars. At the sunset a private yacht cruise would be the most wonderful experience. A very refreshing and relaxing place.

Address: Yacht Club, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best to have a steak


The legendary restaurant of the Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe. All steaks are simply mouth-watering and have the best taste you can imagine. Highly  recommended for meat lovers. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and amazing food presentation. This place is very popular so don’t forget to book a table in advance.

Address: Jumeirah Beach Dubai Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best to eat italian


The best pizza in Dubai, the food is fantastic and tastes truly Italian. A very authentic restaurant, all ingredients come directly from Italy. Friendly staff, casual atmosphere and flawless service.

A refreshing Mediterranean experience in the center of the city.

Address: Rixos Premium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Best terrace/cocktail bar

At.Mosphere Bufj Khalifa

The bar is situated on the 122nd floor of the highest skyscraper in the world — the Burj Khalifa. It has an outstanding panoramic view of the entire city and it is even more beautiful at the sunset and at night. The menu is extensive and the food is absolutely delicious as well as cocktails. You will have a great experience here for sure. 

Address: 122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best for special occasion


The world class restaurant with the flawless quality of food. The perfect choice for Japanese cuisine lovers. All dishes are superb, the wine list is extensive and cocktails are very good. This place is very busy on weekends so a reservation is recommended. This top notch restaurant is exactly what you need for a special evening.

Address: Ground Level, The Avenues, Atlantis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


This elegant and classy place is a good choice for some special occasion. An Asian restaurant with really good food and attentive staff. This place will impress you every time. Nice live music makes the restaurant more romantic and charming.

Address: Sheraton Grand Hotel,Sheikh Zayed Rd, Opp World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best shopping

The Dubai Mall

This mall is really huge, you can find many shops here and luxury brands as well. They have food court and many different restaurants. Don’t miss aquarium and fountain shows, try ice-skating, go to the cinema. If you come with your family you can easily spend the whole day here, the entertainment is quite diverse.

Address: Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates

An enormous and beautiful mall. Everything you can imagine is here: an arcade, kids play areas, the cinema, a big supermarket, shops, boutiques and many different restaurants. Another decent place to spend a day in.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al BarshaAl Barsha 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best for coffee

Le Pain Quotidien

Beautiful interior, great service, tasty food and really good coffee. Have a nice breakfast or lunch here. This place is quite calm so you can invite your business partner for a quick meeting and enjoy a cup of cappuccino.

Address: The Springs Souk Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best for fish

Bice Mare Restaurant

The best place to watch the fountain show. Seafood is always fresh and extremely delicious. Waiters will take proper care of you and make sure you are having a nice experience. Here you feel truly welcomed like at home.

Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur, fintecher, investor, blogger and author based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the CEO of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and NZ FSPR (Financial Service Provider Register) Approved Person and has great experience as director of regulated companies.
He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their lives. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He is Member of Institute of Directors in London, Member of Changer Club in Riga, Member of Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Member of Singapore Fintech Association, Member of Non Executive Director Association in London and Member of Alumni Network of Draper University in San Francisco. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.

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