Hidden gem attractions to visit in Dubai


Planning a memorable trip to Dubai? This cosmopolitan city has so much to offer, with its excitable attractions exceeding the glamorous ones for which it is world-renowned. While in Dubai, be sure to soak up the incredible hidden gems for dining and culture that are lesser known yet equally worth paying a visit to.

Without further ado and in no particular order, here’s our list of hidden gem attractions worth visiting in Dubai.

The Coffee Museum

If you love your caffeine and culture, then the Coffee Museum is the place for you. Located in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai, the Coffee Museum is where espresso enthusiasts gather to learn about the history of coffee beans from around the world. Sip on steaming hot brews of coffee and be welcomed with popcorn as you learn about various arrangements from roasting to crushing, apparatus types used for blending, and a number of coffee specialties from the Middle East, Ethiopia, Japan and more.

The Mosque of Light

Located in the cultural and art hub of Al Quoz, the Mosque of Light is a true reflection of Middle Eastern creativity. Its mashrabiya-inspired geometric details are a play on little windows from where light filters through inside. Outside, it shines as a white architectural structure that beckons travellers to wander inside. For a truly authentic experience, a visit to at least one of the many mosques in Dubai is a must, with this one topping our list.


Foodies unite at Dishtrict in Jumeirah! Satisfy those hunger pangs with fusion flavours and international cuisine inspired by food districts from around the world. Inventive and salivating, various flavours are combined, with some sneakily trickling their way into dishes to present a flavour-bomb experience like never before. Enjoy all-day dining with breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes prepared both traditionally and with a twist. Think pink benedict (salmon crammed into a waffle with poached eggs and beetroot hollandaise), tahini nachos, and almond soup, to name a few unique culinary delights.


Located at Park Hyatt, Twiggy is where a 100-metre infinity pool meets a palm-fringed man-made beach. Soak up the glorious sunshine in a private cabana at the luxurious beach club before dining in style at the French-Mediterranean restaurant. A hidden oasis in Dubai, beach-goers and food enthusiasts are in for a treat when they visit this beach club boasting a restaurant, bar and more.


From culinary creations to artsy encounters, Maisan15 is a whirlwind of experiences rolled into one. Located in Al Barsha South, Maisan15’s courtyard space offers the perfect backdrop for all your dining encounters while enjoying the majlis-style seating. Venture further into the library, admire the captivating artwork on display, and people-watch from the terrace in this must-visit artsy cafe.

Dinner in the Sky

Dine while suspended 50 meters above ground from a crane with a Dinner in the Sky encounter. Listed as 1 of the top 10 World’s Most Unusual Restaurants by Forbes Magazine, it’s located at Skydive Dubai and offers a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Whether you visit for a mouth-watering lunch or dinner, guests rave about this incredible spot for fine dining.

Vox Outdoor rooftop cinema

If you can appreciate an outdoor cinema experience, this attraction is the place to be. Catch a flick with some buttery popcorn at Vox Outdoor rooftop cinema promises a place where the “city skyline meets cinema” for an authentic blockbuster movie experience under a backdrop of glittering stars. Kick back in the lounge-style setting boasting cosy couches, single seats, and bean bags as you enjoy an open-air movie experience at ALOFT Dubai Creek or Galleria Mall, with snacks served directly at your seat.

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Now that you’ve got a number of excitable activities with which to fill your itinerary, get ready for epic adventures in Dubai!

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