LUXE City Guides - Dubai - - Dubai Marina / The Walk -

Grab a cab to pedes­tri­anised Ma­rina Walk, start­ing at the north­ern end op­po­site the Ritz-Carl­ton / 399 4000. With stores on your left and beach to the right, head up the stairs to Mur­jan Plaza, to Style Out­let / 435 5681 / for dis­counted (up to 90%) de­signer threads such as Bad­g­ley Mishka and McQueen. Trot back down to Ma­rina Walk, go left and be­hold high style em­po­rium Bou­tique 1 (see Stand­out Stores). Head left to Opera / 439 3688 / for bling shoes and bags by Gina, Fendi, Dior and more. Carry on for street­side Euro cakes and coffee at Paul / 437 6494. Ad­joined is stylish home con­cept store Sing­ways / 437 6488 / sing­ways. com / home to Starck, Alessi et al. Cross the road to The Beach shop­ping com­plex and nip into S*uce On-Sea / shopat sauce.com / for frilly biki­nis and snazzy beach­wear. Cross back for chic in­te­ri­ors at Zara Home / 438 0650 / and chintzy frills at Cot­tage Chic / 437 0268 / cot­tagechic.ae. Peck­ish? Grab an out­door ta­ble and some­thing zesty at Sal­adi­cious / 423 0855 / sal­adi­cious.com. Trot on about 50m and pile in to Ma­rina Ex­otic Home In­te­ri­ors for flash Middle East­ern homey stuff / 437 0239 / mari­nag­ulf.com. Next door is Gallery One with cheap and cheery lo­cal prints and can­vasses / 423 1987 / g-1.com. Duck the un­der­pass and head past the Moven­pick Ho­tel to­wards Oa­sis Beach Tow­ers. Here be Ital­ian diner Frankie’s, with great pi­ano bar / 399 4311. Carry on south to In­dia Palace for top dhal and dips / 437 0279, and beaut New Zealand burger joint Burg­er­fuel / 445 8220 / 11am-5am daily and de­liv­ery till 3am. Grab a vita-packed fix at Pulp Juice Bar / 436 4192 / next door then carry on. Gents, shopped out? Dive in for a quickie mani or pedi at slick male sa­lon 1847 / 437 0252 / (see Spa). Now head to­wards the Sof­i­tel, pass­ing South African steak joint Butcher Shop & Grill / 428 1375, and shop for knick-knacks at quaint out­door Ma­rina Mar­ket / Wed-Sat Oct-Apr / mari­na­mar­ket.ae. Walk back along the beach to the Ritz Carl­ton and in­dulge in a sil­ver ser­vice arvo tea in the pretty Lobby Lounge (see Coffee). Chaaah.

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