Al Quoz Walk (Self Guided), Dubai

Dubai is a city with historic sights and the most modern skylines. It is one of the most interesting tourist destinations anywhere. Here we present some very interesting galleries that display Middle Eastern art, amazing architectural sites, fascinating shopping centers and markets and the most modern constructions and entertainments, all situated in the Al Quoz district of Dubai.
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Al Quoz Walk Map

Guide Name: Al Quoz Walk
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Dubai (See other walking tours in Dubai)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles
Author: alice
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ski Dubai
  • Meem Gallery
  • Dubai Gold and Diamond Park
  • Dubai Garden Center
  • Chillout
  • Courtyard
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Ski Dubai

1) Ski Dubai (must see)

Are you a bit fed up with the heat? Would you like to cool off while taking advantage of yet another wonderful tourist attraction that Dubai offers? If so, you should go to Ski Dubai, which is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the biggest shopping centers in the world.

Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort which opened in 2005 in an area of over 22,000 square metres with 6000 tons of snow. It features a 60-meter high man-made mountain and 5 ski-slopes, including a 400 meter-long slope – the first indoor “Black Run” in the world.

For those of you who prefer snowboarding, you won’t be disappointed with the 90 meter-long quarter pipe. There is a 3000 square meter Snow Park where you can have sled and toboggan rides; there is also an ice body-slide, a snowball shooting gallery, climbing towers, a 3D theatre and an ice cave. There’s even an area in the park where you can build a snowman!

The daytime temperature is maintained at -1° centigrade and at night it falls to -6° centigrade. Clothes, gloves, skis and a snowboard are included in the entrance fee.

The resort has two restaurants: the St Moritz Café which is a replica of a traditional mountain ski-lodge. Snacks and a sit-down meal are served here; there is a very good menu for children. The Avalanche Café, which has an “outdoor” terrace, serves snacks, sweets and hot and cold drinks – but no alcohol.

Tip:
Skiers of all levels should make sure their boots FIT PROPERLY and are not too big!

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-1am
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Meem Gallery

2) Meem Gallery

Meem Gallery opened in 2007 and since then has become one of the most famous promoters of modern and contemporary art in the Middle East. Here you can find paintings, sculptures and photography by such famous names as Abbas Kiarostami, Parviz Tanavoli, Ali Omar Ermes, Ismail Acar, Hamza Bounoua and many others. Meem Gallery also provides art education through lectures and debates.

Operation Hours: Saturday- Thursday: 10 am- 6 pm.
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Dubai Gold and Diamond Park

3) Dubai Gold and Diamond Park

Dubai Gold and Diamond Park is situated on Sheik Zayed Road and is part of the Jebel Ali Free Zone. This huge “park” should be on the “must-see” list of every visitor to Dubai.

When the park first opened in 2001 it consisted of 38 shops on the ground floor of a three storey manufacturing block with 118 manufacturing units. Since 2006 the park has expanded and now boasts over 90 shops around a central courtyard with numerous showrooms on the ground floor and another 154 manufacturing units in three office blocks.

The park deals with the importation of gold and diamonds and the manufacture and sale of some of the world’s finest jewelry. Many of the leading names in jewelry have set up shop here, including ARY Jewelry, Damas, Emirates Diamonds just to name a few.

The Visitors Retail Centre is an open-air courtyard with 90 shops, coffee houses, cafés and restaurants. The choice of jewelry items is quite simply staggering; you are certain to find something for yourself or to offer to your nearest and dearest. Even if you don’t, you can commission an item to be made from your own personal design by one of the many highly skilled master craftsmen.

Operation hours: Saturday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dubai Garden Center

4) Dubai Garden Center

Don’t miss a trip to the Dubai Garden Centre which you will find on Sheik Zayed Road. It is a wonderful place to visit and is open 7 days a week.

The garden centre is the largest in the United Arab Emirates and boasts of a surface of 5000 square metres, separated into an indoor area of 2700 square metres and an outdoor area of 2300 square metres. It is a must for all gardeners from professional landscapers to those of us who only have a window box.

There is a huge variety of plants, shrubs, vines and trees from all over the world. You can choose between young palm trees, to exotic climbing plants, orchids, local outdoor plants and flowering indoor plants.

You will also find all the necessary accessories to keep your garden healthy and in excellent shape: gardening tools, motorized lawn-mowers and fertilizers. For your balcony, patio or interior you will find a great choice of planters and pots made from aluminum, ceramic, fiberglass, plastic and terracotta.

The centre also sells swimming pools and accessories, wet-play equipment for children, saunas, Jacuzzis, water features, fountains and barbeques. The garden furniture offers a wide range of modern or tradition styles and you will find everything you need to furnish a small balcony, a shady terrace or the pool-area. Even if you don’t buy anything, it is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon away from the noise of the city.
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Chillout

5) Chillout

Chillout is a very special restaurant located in the Time Square Mall. It is entirely made of ice, including the furniture, the décor, the plates and glasses. The interior is very beautiful with some famous architectural structures of Dubai. The visitors are provided with additional clothes. It is worth visiting even if you decide not to have a meal on the premises.
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Courtyard

6) Courtyard

Courtyard is a very interesting place. It is a place where are located many art galleries, photography studios, media houses, antique shops, etc. The Courtyard itself presents a beautiful and fascinating sight. It is built in many architectural styles: Arabian, Egyptian, Spanish, Greco-Roman and many others. It is a great place to enjoy art and shop for some outstanding things.

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