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Dubai Shore Excursions: 5 cool things to do on a cruise visit to Business Bay

If you’re a cruise tourist planning a trip to Dubai’s Business Bay (since it is the fifth coolest neighbourhood in the world), here are five cool things to do in an afternoon in Business Bay.


  1. Ride an abra

Cruise along the Dubai Water Canal in a traditional abra – you’ll even get to go under its unique motion-sensored waterfall.


  1. Stroll along the canal boardwalk

Check out Dubai’s very own Venice in the making, and get plenty of snaps for your ‘gram of the beautifully designed bridges.


  1. Visit the world’s tallest hotel

You’ll find plenty to keep you entertained within the 72 storeys of JW Marriott Marquis. Feeling adventurous? Try the Wanderlust brunch at Garden.


  1. Go restaurant-hopping at The Oberoi

This luxury hotel doubles as an excellent foodie spot, with great options like Italian restarant Matto, Latin American hotspot Waka and rooftop bar Iris.

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  1. Explore Bay Avenue

There’s a lovely park here with a jogging track and playgrounds, and in the winter months you can pick up fresh local produce at the Baker & Spice Farmers Market.

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