Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bassam, 39
Showman and TV Host
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What are the Dubai spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Dubai Zoo, Dubai Mall, SkyDive Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, BOA Nightclub, White Night Club, Marina Walk, JBR, The Palm Island.

Do’s and don’ts in Dubai: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

tipping is not a must, leave tips if you feel that you need too. Dont wear clear shorts in private public areas. Respect the rules and regulations of each city.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

every place has a different rating, but average resident will spend around 50$ a day including petrol. Normal tourist around 80$ a day.

Which Dubai shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Diera City Center & Mirdiff City Center

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Bob Marley, Savage Garden

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?


Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

it all depends on what she likes, food and drinks are everywere, but my perfect spot will Dubai Marina Beach Resort.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Dubai?

Zaatar w Ziet

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

this will be just amazing if we have this kind of freeing out moment, but a normal thick Jacket will do from time to time depends on season which is only from Mid November until Mid of Feb

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar, JBR, Palm Island, Dubai Zoo, Motor City.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

La Mer Dubai, Creek Dubai

Tomorrow’s your last day in Dubai. How do you spend it?

Party hard at the most splendid night club (BOA)

You’re meeting the mayor of Dubai - what constructive criticism would you give them?


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