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.