10 Dec 2018
Whether you’re looking to strengthen an existing business relationship or make a strong impression on a potential client, there is no better city to do it in than Dubai.
Over the past 20 years, Dubai has become a cutting-edge example of what a modern metropolis can be, home to marvels of contemporary architecture, such as Burj Khalifa, a flourishing food scene offering both homegrown dining concepts and major international brands, iconic luxury hotels, such as Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the best shopping in the Middle East and an ever-expanding cultural offering that is the envy of the region. When on business in Dubai, the only challenge will be deciding where will make the biggest impact.
For keen golfers, there's no shortage of courses to try. Those who like history will enjoy the Etihad Museum for an insight into the UAE’s past. Located next to Union House, where the UAE constitution was signed in 1971, the building, designed by Canada’s Moriyama & Teshima Architects, is of both architectural and cultural significance, with its curved white roof representing the parchment the UAE constitution was written on and its golden columns representing the pens used to sign it.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is only an hour away and displays the works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi offers 9,200 sqm of galleries. These include the Permanent Gallery and a Temporary Gallery enriched by loans from many notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.
Perfect for more creative clients, Alserkal Avenue is a fascinating destination to visit while on business in Dubai. It’s guaranteed to leave an impression. There’s plenty to see and there are some quirky places to grab a bite to eat or coffee.
Located on Jaddaf Waterfront on Dubai Creek, Jameel Arts Centre is a contemporary, three-storey structure designed by the UK’s Serie Architects—a gleaming white symbol of the city’s commitment to culture. It houses 10 gallery spaces, the Jameel Library, the Gulf’s first open-access art library and research centre, and seven desert gardens, designed by landscape architect Anouk Vogel.
For foodies, a trip to Burj Al Arab will be appreciated. There are three new celebrity chefs who celebrate a combined total of 7 Michelin stars at their most recent culinary appointments.
The hotel’s Al Muntaha restaurant welcomes Chef Francky and Sky View Restaurant & Bar Chef Kim, whilst Chef Kasper joins Al Mahara restaurant.
Finally, show them the sights in Downtown and find time to take in The Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest choreographed fountain. For any last minute gifts, The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the Middle East and the second largest in the world.
To impress clients when on business in Dubai, stay at one of Jumeirah’s Dubai hotels, each offering excellent access to the city’s state-of-the-art facilities.