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Burj Khalifa

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.

Gold Souks

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!

Spice Souks

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.

Dubai Frame

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

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 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.

Laguna Waterpark

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 Historic District & 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.

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.

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.

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