Dubai Spice Souq, سوق بهارات - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located just a 10 minute walk away, you'll find the world famous Souks (markets)! Discover a world of spices, herbs, incense and traditional medicines. Your nose will be full of saffron, cloves, rose and cardamom. Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Prepare to bargain and haggle for your best deals!
Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk, situated on Baniyas Street, is in the locality of Al Ras.
Gold Souk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located just a 14 minute walk away, you'll find the world famous Souks (markets)!
You’ll want to start with the iconic Dubai Gold Souk, nestled in the heart of Deira. Whether you’re looking to purchase some of the exquisite jewellery or not, a visit to this traditional souk in Dubai is a must. You’ll find rows upon rows of stunning jewellery and gemstones on display here at one of Dubai’s oldest and most famous souks. The dazzling array of jewellery here is crafted in a variety of karats and with influences from around the world. It’s the perfect memento to take from Dubai. But be sure to haggle for the best price – the shopkeepers expect you to!
Location: 54 Al Khor Street, Deira
Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
At just a 15 minute drive from Riviera Hotel (not to mention visible from the Creek View rooms) you'll find the tallest building in the world - the famous Burj Khalifa.
The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009. With a total 163 floors and the opportunity to visit the top, you surely don't want to miss out on this iconic Dubai attraction.
Located in: Burj Park by Emaar
Open 24 hours
Dubai Frame - Zabeel Park Jogging Track - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described by The Guardian newspaper as "the biggest picture frame on the planet. Instead of building a massive structure, the purpose of the proposal was to build a void of 150 meters by 105 meters to continuously frame the development of the past, current and future Dubai. The idea of the Dubai Frame is to become the structure that celebrates yet constrains the city.
Easily accessible by car (14 minute drive) or by metro (take Baniyas Square station to Union - then make the transfer there onto the red line. Then you'll get off at Al Jafiliya for the Dubai Frame).
City Walk by Meraas - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located just a 17 minute drive from the Riviera Hotel, you'll find a vibrant zone of shops, restaurants and local life, also known as City Walk.
Welcome to City Walk, a creative lifestyle space where you can live, work and play. Built around movement, sharing and community, here contemporary creativity thrives and everyone who visits is inspired to actively seek the unexpected. Conceptualized by the world’s best designers, our high-end creative lifestyle destination – that includes international retail offerings, upscale gourmet destinations, covetable residences, and plush hotels – combines Dubai’s love of out-of-the-box thinking with contemporary convenience.
La Mer by Meraas - 2 A Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
La Mer Beach
The Riviera Hotel is happy to provide round trip complimentary transport once per week to La Mer for our guests. La Mer is a world-class beachfront developed by Meraas to diversify the urban fabric that Dubai offers to visitors and residents. Stretching out into the ocean from the prestigious Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood, the breath-taking destination promises to be an inspiring environment. Full of shopping, cafes and a stunning beach, La Mer is a wonderful location for family-friendly and leisure activities alike. Please contact one of our reservations agents for more details on Riviera Hotel's trips to La Mer. If you would like to venture to La Mer at your own convenience, it is easily reachable by a 20 minute taxi ride.
For more information, please visit: www.lamerdubai.ae/en
Laguna Waterpark by Meraas, La Mer - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located just a 21 minute drive from Riviera Hotel, on the stunning La Mer beach, you'll find Laguna Waterpark - where age doesn't matter to have an amazing time. Surf on the Wave Oz, float down the lazy river, or simply chill out in our infinity pool. Don't forget to relax and check out the outstanding views of the Jumeirah coastline. Don't miss out on the slides either, Laguna Water also has some of the best water slides in Dubai. Do a loop the loop in The Loop or race a friend down the Mad Racer. Feel the thrill of our Free Fall Slides and then enjoy an exhilarating family tube ride. It will be a party they will talk about for ages with a smile!
Al Fahidi Historical District - حي الفهيدي التاريخي - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Al Fahidi Historic Dicstrict & Bastakiya
Discover Al Fahidi & Bastakiya
Al Fahidi Historic District, sometimes referred to as "Shindagha Historic District", is known for its Historical Neighborhood, with traditional buildings like 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, now home to Dubai Museum's pearl-diving exhibits. You'll find Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House (a former royal residence now displaying old photos and documents), while the Heritage and Diving Villages have replica mud huts with potters and jewelers at work. The Textile Souk offers colorful pashminas and handicrafts. Within Al Fahidi you will also find Fahidi Souks, Mawaheb Art Studio, the Coffee Museum, XVA Gallery, Arabian Tea House, the Dubai Museum, and many other hidden gems.
"This atmospheric area is one of the oldest residential places in the city, with a neighbourhood that dates back to the early 1900s. You can take a stroll down the narrow alleyways for a glimpse of history or take pictures of the unparalleled infrastructure such as the iconic wind towers. Try and visit over the weekend to browse through a selection of handmade jewelry, accessories and traditional clothing on sale. The neighbourhood also features street performances and events like the sounds of Dubai Drums. I would recommend this as the ideal spot for families and friends, especially during winter." - Jumeirah.com
Arabian Tea House Cafe - Al Fahidi Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Arabian Tea House
Located directly across the Dubai Creek from Riviera, you'll find Arabian Tea House Cafe. It is easily accessible by taking one of the Emirati Abras (traditional boats) which is only 1 AED per ride per person, and takes roughly 5-8 minutes. It is also accessable by car (a 12 minute drive). Arabian Tea House is incredibly popular as it has been noted as one of the best cafes in Dubai since 1997 that serves traditional Emirati & Arabic Food. While not mandatory, due to high volume of guests, we do recommend calling Arabian Tea House for reservations.
"A journey into Dubai’s past could well begin through the door of a quaint tea house in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, once known as Al Bastakiya. As you step into the Arabian Tea House (although old-timers would still prefer to call it the Basta Art Café), you are transported into the old times, authentic style with turquoise benches, white rattan chairs, lace curtains and beautiful flowers, enjoying your cup of gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee) in the shade of an old tree and the languid air swoons around you, dreamlike, as if it were always afternoon."
Dubai Garden Glow Season-5 is Now Open - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is a world of imagination combining a skillful blend of lights, plants, installations and playful art thus creating a truly a unique concept. It is a great family friendly activity - and just 11 minutes away by car. Visit the Dubai Garden Glow today.
Baniyas Square Metro Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Baniyas Metro Station
Located in Baniyas Square, Baniyas Square Metro Station is only a 2-3 minute walk from the Riviera Hotel. Baniyas Square Metro Station conveniently keeps you connected throughout Dubai. Visit www.dubaimetro.eu/dubai-metro/journey-planner/for more information in planning your journey.
The Dubai Metro is a modern fully automated rail system with red and green lines. Both lines have state-of-art modern designs, providing many great features for general public, including retail outlets, wi-fi connectivity, ATM machines, easy accessibility for disabled passengers. It has an extensive network connection to public transport buses and taxis, in addition to many other exciting features.
The Red Line, which runs from Rashidiya Station to UAE Exchange Station, consists of 29 stations and offers free multistory vehicle parking for public transport users at Rashidiya Station and Nahkeel Harbour & Tower station. The Green Line, which has 18 stations, runs from Etisalat Station, where it provides park and ride facility, it passes all the way reaching the oldest and busiest souqs along the creek, the Dubai Healthcare City and Jaddaf area as well. Both lines meet at two interchange stations which are Union Station and BurJuman Station.
• 47 stations, 9 underground
• 2 transfer stations (Union Square and Khalid Bin Waled)
• 87 trains in the metro system
• 75 kilometres total
• Train signaling: Fully-automated operation by Thales Rail Signaling Solution, minimum
headway of 90 seconds
• Train run:
o Saturday to Thursday: from 6am to 11pm
o Friday: from 2pm to midnight
o During Ramadan – Saturday to Thursday: from 6am to midnight
o During Ramadan – Friday: 2pm to midnight
• 5-car trains
• Each train can accommodate 643 passengers, seated and standing
• The 5 cars on each train are split into 3 classes: Gold (VIP) class (1car), Women and
children (1car), Silver class (3 cars)
• Gold class has 18 seats and is furnished with luxorious interior and leader rating
• Women and children class has space for strollers and bags
• Silver class is finished in a combination of blues and greens
• Driverless operation
• Trained wardens to accompany passengers to help with emergencies
• Seating arranged in a variety of ways, giving passengers the choice between Windows views and chatting with friends
• All train cars have reserved wheelchair spaces for those with special needs
• Policy of priority rating for elderly, injured, special needs and pregnant passengers
• Variety of safety device on trains, including closed circuit television
Every station will have bus connections, taxi pickup and places to lock bicykles
• All stations have escalators and lifts where neccessary
• There is a station every 1.5 km on average
• Station types: Type 1 at grade, Type 2 regular elevated, Type 3 special elevated, Underground
• Station Themes: Earth (12 stations), Water (13 stations), Air (11 stations), Fire (11 stations)
• Roof shape is inspired by pearl diving heritage of the UAE
Dubai International Airport (DXB) - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Conveniently located just a short 11 minute taxi drive away, you'll have no problem getting to and from the Dubai Airport. Dubai International Airport is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. Please contact your reservations agent here at Riviera Hotel is you acquire transportation services, as we would be happy to assist.
For more information on the Dubai International Airport, please visit: www.dubaiairports.ae