Our unofficial guide
to the UAE

This is home.
Not according to our passports, but the UAE is where we live and where the Slash team has made a life, so we think we’ve got a pretty good handle on the best things beyond the typical tourist offers.


Click the links for more details and if you want to challenge any of the lists then hit us up, we love new discoveries.

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My Top 5 places to run in Dubai

— By SLASH / Updated May 2017

The best places to stride out and cover some kilometers.

  1. Dubai Canal - Various distances

  2. Wadi Showka - Trail run, various distances

  3. Palm Jumeirah - Crescent is 11km/Shoreline is 4km

  4. Marina Walk - 5km

  5. Kite Beach Running Track - 14km

Top 5 place to have coffee

Our Top 5 Dubai places to have a coffee

— By SLASH / Updated February 2018

Nice places in Dubai to hang out and have a good cup of coffee.

  1. The Sum of Us - Trade Center

  2. Stomping Grounds - Jumeirah 1

  3. Pdl, Sheikh Zayed Road

  4. Amongst Few - Jumeirah 1

  5. Drop, Al Wasl

Top 5 bistros in Dubai

My TOP 5 bistros in Dubai

— By SLASH / Updated in February 2018

We all know that restaurants are something that Dubai has to offer, in quality and quantity.
But sometimes we just want a more cozier feeling. We just want simple, but nice (and why not, trendy) food and environment.
Knowing that, these are our TOP 5 places we like to go on a weekend morning, and feel good.

  1. Tom & Serg, Sheikh Zayed Road

  2. Comptoir102, Jumeirah 1

  3. Cassette, The Courtyard, Al Quoz

  4. The Cycle Hub, Motor City

  5. Fraiche Cafe, JLT

Top 5 amazing buildings in Dubai

My Top 5 amazing buildings to work in

— By MARTA / Updated in 14 May 2014

One of the things I never get tired to do here in Dubai, is walking around and look at the buildings. It would be awesome to say that I work on one of this one’s…

  1. O-14 by Reiser + Umemoto

  2. Cayan tower by SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merril LLP)

  3. Rolex Tower by SOM

  4. Dubai World Trade Centre by Imre Solt

  5. Burj Khalifa by SOM

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My Top 3 Karak tea joints in dubai

— By SLASH / Updated in April 2017

For the best and sweetest tea that will ever pass your lips. 

  1. Al Farwania - Jumeirah 3

  2. Dunya Al Sham Pastry - Al Hudaiba

  3. Al Hara Cafeteria - Al Karama

Top 5 bars in Dubai

My Top 5 bars in dubai

— By SLASH / Updated April 2017

The best spots to go when you need to sip something a little heavier and have conversations to loud music.

  1. Brunswick - Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates

  2. Stereo Arcade - Doubletree, JBR

  3. Ramusake - Doubletree, JBR

  4. Lock Stock & Barrel - Grand Millenium Hotel, Barsha Heights

  5. Nola Eatery & Social House - Armada BlueBay Hotel, JLT

Top 5 burgers in the UAE

My Top 5 burgers in the UAE

— By SLASH / Updated in April 2017

Because BURGERS.

  1. Burger 28 - Abu Dhabi

  2. Moylas - Jumeirah 3

  3. Johnny Rockets - Everywhere

  4. Salt - Kite Beach

  5. Burger Fuel - All over the place

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Our Top 5 restaurants in dubai

— By SLASH / Updated in April 2017

Two lists in one! The first is the places you go when you want to eat good food & become poor. The second where you want to eat god food and still have money at the end.

         The Rich List:

  1. Zuma - DIFC

  2. Nobu - Atlantis, The Palm

  3. Toro Toro - Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

  4. Okku - The H Hotel, Trade Center

  5. The Maine - DoubleTree, JBR
    The Not So Rich List:

  6. Zaroob - Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

  7. Ravi - Al Satwa

  8. Ostadi Dubai - Bur Dubai

  9. Bu Qtair - Umm Suqeim

  10. Zaatar W Zeit - Multiple locations

Triathlon in the UAE

My Top 5 TRIATHLONS in the UAE

— By NUNO / Updated February 2018

Why relax on the weekends when you can do triathlons? We love to wear ourselves out over the winter months, here are our favourite events to do it at.

  1. IM 70.3 - Dubai

  2. ITU - Abu Dhabi

  3. Tri Yas - Abu Dhabi

  4. Tri Festival - Dubai

  5. JLL - Dubai