36 hours in...Dubai

1. One and Only Royal Mirage Resort

9.3
(فندق رويال ميراج)
Al Sufouh, Jumeira Beach Road (الصفوح، شارع جميرا), دبي, دبي
Resort · الصفوح الثانية · 70 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: One of Dubai’s most luxurious resorts, the One&Only Royal Mirage has understated décor, a marvellous beach and is very romantic. Doubles from £175. Read full review http://bit.ly/UJGQwZ

Manzil Downtown Dubai is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

2. Manzil Downtown Dubai

9.3
Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard (The Old Town, Downtown Dubai), دبي, دبي
Hotel · وسط مدينة دبي · 125 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: Stunningly designed in a contemporary Arabian style, Al Manzil is a comfortable four-star hotel with a Middle Eastern atmosphere. Doubles from £117. Read full review http://bit.ly/UeFyvz

Orient Guest House is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

3. Orient Guest House

5.7
Al Fahidi Street, دبي, دبي
Hotel · السوق الكبير · 3 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: On a budget: The intimate Orient Guest House offers a B&B type experience and a rare chance to sleep in a traditional windtower. Doubles from £70. Read full review http://bit.ly/W4RFW7.

Burj Khalifa is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

4. Burj Khalifa

9.4
(برج خليفة)
1 Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd (at Doha St.), دبي, دبي
Monument / Landmark · وسط مدينة دبي · 559 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Make a beeline for the world’s tallest building, 825m-high Burj Khalifa (burjkhalifa.ae; AED100/£17; book ahead online) to savour breathtaking Dubai vistas from the 124th-floor observation deck.

Ewaan Lounge is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

5. Ewaan Lounge

8.6
(الإيوان)
The Palace - The Old Town (at Emaar Blvd.), دبي, دبي
Middle Eastern Restaurant · وسط مدينة دبي · 61 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Then wander outside to the Oriental-style Ewaan Lounge (theaddress.com) to recline on cushions in a private poolside cabana under palm trees lit with fairy lights.

Umm Suqeim Open Beach is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

6. Umm Suqeim Open Beach

8.8
Umm Suqeim 3 (Al Thania St, Dubai), دبي, دبي
Beach · أم سقيم الثانية · 42 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Take a splash in one of Dubai’s pristine public beaches. They have more atmosphere than the sterile hotel beaches. Umm Suqeim is an expat favourite with fantastic views of Burj Al Arab.

Spice Souq سوق البهارات is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

7. Spice Souq سوق البهارات

8.1
Baniyas Rd. (شارع بني ياس), دبي, دبي
Farmers Market · الراس · 38 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The creekside Spice Souq stalls long ago succumbed to tourism, but you can still get a feel for old Arabia at the restored Heritage House and Al Ahmadiya School, with their airy courtyards.

Creek Park is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

8. Creek Park

8.7
(حديقة الخور)
Between the Healthcare City and the Creek (بين مدينة دبي الطبية وخور دبي), دبي, دبي
Park · أم هرير الثانية · 44 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: During winter, Dubai’s parks are packed with locals. Saunter along the water’s edge at Creekside Park, between Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud Bridges, to take in the atmosphere.

Pierchic is one of 36 hours in...Dubai.

9. Pierchic

8.8
Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeriah (Al Sufouh Road), دبي, دبي
Seafood Restaurant · الصفوح الأولى · 70 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Dine on superb seafood at a table overlooking sail-shaped Burj Al Arab at Pierchic (jumeirah.com; £85 for two), a restaurant at the end of a pier looking out towards the fairy-tale Madinat Jumeirah.