Hidden Gems to discover with Hala

Dubai is a dynamic city that has something for everyone!

Whether you are visiting Dubai for the first time, or have been living here for many years, it’s always good to try something new and to go beyond the classic Dubai go-to places.

Below you will find hidden gems to discover in Dubai with Hala – experience the best of both worlds of modernity and authenticity.


1- Ras Al Khor Flamingo Hide Viewing Area


Known as the ‘Cape of the Creek,’ Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is the only hidden gem where you can spot flamingos in Dubai!

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is not only home for beautiful pink flamingos, but also for crustaceans, mammals and fish.

This sanctuary is perfect for a quick Dubai day trip with the family, or friends who are Flamingo fans.


2- Spicy Saturdays at Dubai Spice Souk


Did anyone say rainbow-colored herbs?

That’s right.

Tucked away in the hidden streets of Dubai, away from towers and skyscrapers, lies a colorful spice market.

Your Hala taxi is ready to drop you right at the market, but you definitely need to walk and get lost in the narrow streets of this fragrant market and give your senses a treat.


3- SEVA Table


Previously known as Life’N One, SEVA Table is an exceptional plant-based café serving the Dubai community since late 2014. This gem is surrounded by beautiful shops, a meditation studio and a wellbeing treatment center.

A perfect hangout spot for outdoor lovers. Make sure to head there to enjoy exotic, serene, green café and garden spaces.


4- Al Ustad Special Kebab


Experience authenticity at its finest.Formerly known as Ostadi, Al Ustad is famous for its remarkably delicious and affordable Iranian food. This place is a nostalgic gem for many Dubai residents, also known to decorate its walls with pictures of happy, loyal customers!

You can tell their food tastes better because it’s made with love.

Al Ustad is open 7 days a week, so what are you waiting for to ride with Hala to this hidden gem?


5- Ravi’s restaurant


Looking for some comfort food?

Located in Al Satwa, the iconic Ravi’s restaurant has comforted just about any nationality with  delicious Pakistani meals. It’s super cozy, known for its simple tables and chairs – as the focus is only on food and quality.

Ideal plan? Hala drops you off at the restaurant. Ravi feeds you. Hala takes you back home.

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