Dubai’s Offbeat yet Irresistible Charms

The dazzling city of Dubai, UAE, needs no introduction. The destination is full of amazing attractions, which go into the itinerary of every traveller visiting the ‘City of Gold’.


However, there are many lesser known attractions as well, which offer plenty of opportunities to tourists to experience new and exciting things. Read on to know more about a few of these underrated charms.

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Stroll down the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Residence and treat yourself to a fun-filled shopping and dining experience. The Walk at the Jumeirah Beach Residence stretches around 1.7 kilometres and consists of roads with several shopping outlets and plenty of outdoor restaurants. These restaurants serve everything from popular local delicacies to international cuisines and fast food. As you walk along this 1.7 km stretch of shopping and eating joints, you will reach the Jumeirah Beach.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Visit the stunning Dubai Miracle Garden in Barsha South for a deeply soothing experience. The garden boasts of being the biggest natural flower garden in the world and is home to more than 45 million different species of flowering plants. Travellers can easily spend a considerable amount of time here exploring this huge sprawling garden’s lavish landscapes and colourful flower settings. The site gives you a beautiful visual treat with its topiary style majestic displays of vividly coloured flowers trimmed into different shapes such as huge hearts, pyramids, stars, and igloos. It is a good, romantic getaway for couples.

Chillout Ice Lounge

The Chillout Lounge, located at Times Square Center Dubai, is the first ice lounge in the Middle East. Travellers will have a unique experience chilling (pun intended) out at sub-zero temperatures within the confines of this lounge, while temperatures soar outside. Wear the thermal clothing provided by the lounge and keep yourself warm. The lounge is dotted with big and small ice sculptures and different types of lighting emitting a variety of colours. Enjoy an uninterrupted supply of hot soups, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolates, coffee, tea, and mock tails at the lounge.

Big Red

Another offbeat place of interest in Dubai is the Big Red. Located a little out of Dubai on the Dubai-Hatta Road (E44), this tricky dune bashing centre is more popular with the old hands at the sport. As you drive along E44, you will notice that the desert changes colour from a grey-white to a reddish hue. Many visitors choose to simply play a cheering audience rather than join the heart thudding activity.

Bastakia Mosque

Last but not the least; the Bastakia Mosque is a place to soak in serenity and bliss. Although, Dubai has many other noted and well-known mosques, the Bastakia Mosque can easily be called one of the most photogenic mosques in Dubai. It has exquisite lattice work and a stark white facade. Travellers can also stroll around to see the remnants of Dubai’s gypsum and coral city walls built in the mid-19th century.