Frank Porter Business Bay & City Walk

Looking for an amazing backdrop to wow your IG followers or a sensational night time spot to take your significant other? Then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Business Bay and City Walk, with an array of things to do and exquisite places to visit. So now you’ve decided where to go, you’ll need some tips on what to do. Here’s our handy guide to help you out.

 

City Walk

Things to do: 

  • Attend a concert in the Coca Cola Arena, undoubtedly the best location for concerts and events in City Walk Dubai.
  • Movie lovers can watch their favourite flicks at the Roxy Cinemas. That is one of the most common activities for visitors, among the other things to do in City Walk Dubai. At Roxy Cinemas, you can pick from the three different seating options; Platinum Plus, Gold Plus and Silver Plus. This ensures that those on a budget can also enjoy their favourite movie in luxury in this state-of-the-art cinema. 
  • Gaming enthusiasts must include a trip to Hub Zero on their list of things to do in City Walk Dubai. Hub Zero is an 18,000 sq.m gaming and indoor entertainment facility. Expert technicians from top gaming companies in the world have developed the entire project. 
  • The Green Planet one of a kind theme park built like a giant rainforest in Dubai. This indoor rainforest is home to over 3000 animals and plant species. You can get up close with snakes, Cuban Amazon parrots, squirrels, monkeys and sloths. 
  • Drop the kids at Mattel Play! Town – this centre has all the family’s fave characters that kids can meet. There’s dressing up, stage shows and more at this “eduplay” attraction for little ones aged two to ten.
  • Shop till you drop! There are so many shops to choose from in City Walk ranging from high street to high end – the options are endless!

 

Restaurants/Cafes: 

  • % Arabica: At % Arabica City Walk you’ll find quality coffee roasted fresh in-house and served using the top espresso machine in the world. All baristas are trained in latte art, so your cup of coffee always looks as good as it tastes. % Arabica’s coffee includes either signature blends, or a choice of numerous single origin beans from around the world, giving the coffee a unique taste and richness that can only be obtained from the freshest roasted coffee showcasing a meticulously created profile. 
  • Eggspectation: Breakfast lovers rejoice: Eggspectation serves all-day breakfasts! You might have a tough time choosing from an extensive menu that features dishes like crepes, soups, salads, omelettes, pasta, steak, chicken, seafood, sandwiches and incredible eggs benedict, but one thing’s for sure – you’re definitely going to want to photograph what you’re eating. 
  • Farzi Cafe: This eatery showcases exceptional Indian fare with a twist in the form of molecular gastronomy. Expect Indian food like you’ve never experienced it before at this highly acclaimed restaurant concept.
  • Walnut Grove: Explore this bright yet intimate space which plays host to endless culinary delights both sweet & savory, as well as an interactive open bakery and barista station that allows you to get closer to the handmade in-house specialties.

 

Business Bay

Things to Do: 

  • See the Dubai Fountains, made by the same people who created the world famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas. Throngs of people, smartphones held aloft, line the edges of the water outside The Dubai Mall to record the daily performances to music (which takes place every 30 minutes in the evenings).
  • See Dubai from soaring heights at The Top by Burj Khalifa. The observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, referred to as At The Top, is the world’s highest outdoor sightseeing platform. Amazing shots of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa Park await you – after you have taken the longest elevator ride in the world.
  • Immerse yourself in the underwater world at the Dubai Mall Aquarium. This huge attraction features a 270-degree walk-through tunnel, an Underwater Zoo – located on Level 2 above the main aquarium tank – and presents the bio-diversity in different ecological zones including Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean.
  • Shop Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall. Whether you want to revamp your wardrobe, relive childhood memories and purchase masses of sweets at Candylicious or find something tasty to eat, there’s so much on offer at The Dubai Mall.
  • Head for a workout at BARE. Claiming to be the world’s “most effective science-backed workout”, get ready to combine HIIT and weights and burn up to 1,000 calories at the BLACK class.

Restaurants/Cafes: 

  • Prime68: If you’re after impressive views and a strong contender the best steak in the city, you need to check out Prime 68. Located on the 68th floor of JW Marriott Marquis, Prime68 is the perfect spot to enjoy a steak, with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai.
  • Bleu Blanc: Decked out to imitate a French farmhouse, with whitewashed woods and ornate rugs, the wood-fired grill takes centre stage at this restaurant. Service is friendly and the French food is hearty and delicious. 
  • Long Teng: Offering some of the most authentic Cantonese cuisine in the city, this restaurant might be dry but they serve the most scrumptious dim sum. 
  • The Maine Land Brasserie: Located at Zaha Hadid’s Magnum Opus in Business Bay, The Maine Land Brasserie is the newest outpost of the brand designed for the downtown crowd.  Capturing the clubby spirit of a handsomely timeworn brasserie this MAINE resembles an old world steakhouse with a strong undertone of sensuality. The menu cascades from shellfish to snails and fresh fish to bespoke steak cuts that are aged to perfection for insatiable carnivores to enjoy.