A destination, known for its latest technology and world-class infrastructure, Dubai, never fails to impress the world with its pace of tremendous growth in adding tourist attractions. But at the same time, Dubai has restored its past and it’s an equally mesmerising sight to take a tour of the old emirate.

Dubai is a destination for all, be it family, couples, business and MICE etc. At the recently held FAM trip for selected travel agents and trade media, Dubai Business Events (DBE) positioned Dubai as an ideal destination for business and MICE. DBE introduced the new and old Dubai through a different angle. Every tourist attraction in some way or the other can be included in the itinerary even for a MICE or business event.

In this issue, Travel News Digest will take you through the old and new Dubai, one the oldest residential area of Dubai – Al Fahidi Historical District and one of the newest attraction – Dubai Frame and also Masti Restaurant & Lounge at La Mer which is famous for its signature cocktails.

Dubai Frame

The largest frame in the world, Dubai Frame is amongst the newest additions in the list of attractions in Dubai.

The 150 m high and 93 m wide frame is ideally located at Zabeel Park from where the old Dubai can be seen from one side of the frame and new Dubai from the other.

The entire experience of the Dubai Frame is divided into three parts – past, present and future. When you enter the frame, you will be taken through Dubai which was 50-100 years ago.

Then the elevator takes you to the top where one can see both worlds of Dubai. There is a glass pathway at the top and if you look down while walking through it, you feel as if you are walking over the sky.

Lastly, before exiting the Dubai Frame, you will see a 3D short film on how Dubai will look like 50 years from now.

The Zabeel Park space, as well as the space on top of the frame, is open for organising events and functions. Alcohol is strictly prohibited and cannot be served during events at Dubai Frame.

Al Fahidi Historical District

The oldest residential area in Dubai is the Al Fahidi Historical District. When you walk through the streets, Al Fahidi gives a feel of how old Dubai looked like.

During the FAM trip, at a museum in Al Fahidi, all the Indian delegates were made to play the treasure hunt game. In this way, MICE groups can include Al Fahidi Historical District in their itinerary and combine it with games, shopping and other activities.

A creek runs through the Al Fahidi area and across the creek, you will get to tour historical souks like a gold souk, spice souk, etc.

There is a mosque in the Al Fahidi area which will give a more clear picture of the culture and religion of Dubai.

Masti Restaurant & Lounge at La Mer

Masti Restaurant & Lounge at La Mer is well-known for its signature cocktails. It offers global cuisine, largely inspired by Indian cuisine.

Masti Restaurant & Lounge is famous for its award-winning interiors. It is a two-storey restaurant and lounge with various themes. Masti also has a rooftop area and is apt for an evening set-up which is partially sea-facing.

Masti has room only for Gin which also has the latest collections in Dubai.

The Indian delegates were treated with delicious food, world-class cocktails and pleasant weather at the rooftop area of Masti Restaurant & Lounge at La Mer one evening. This restaurant is highly recommended and is a must visit when in Dubai.