Relax, dine and meet people in Garhoud

Relax, dine and meet people in GarhoudImage Credit: Supplied

Food... shopping... relaxation. Check. There's one location in the old part of the city that has it all. Located centrally at the crossroads of Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City, Garhoud is a convenient place for everyone, whether tourists or residents.

Those visiting Dubai regularly for business or leisure will enjoy a pleasant ''lounge'' in Garhoud. The area knows best how to appease its customers. It has a myriad of dining, entertainment and hospitality options, and exciting routes to explore, which explains why many tourists like to stay here.

It is dotted with several good hotels like Millennium Airport Hotel, Al Bustan Rotana, Le Meridien Dubai, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Premier Inn Dubai International Airport along with banks and business centers.

While the Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City, IKEA and Ace Hardware are just a few minutes away for those on a shopping visit, visitors and tourists alike will have more than shopping to enjoy in the area.

Colorful nightlife abounds at the quaint The Irish Village, noticeably a hotspot for nightcap sessions, and The Century Village, a complex composed of dining outlets offering different cuisines. Both venues feature outdoor seating and are usually filled with revellers during the cold months. The Aviation Club/Dubai Tennis Stadium, which is right within the vicinity, is a popular venue for local and international tennis matches, concerts and other entertainment performances.

The locality also hosts the prominent Mediclinic Welcare Hospital and Al Garhoud Private Hospital which offer services covering different specialties. Schools in the area include the popular Emirates Aviation University, Dubai International School and Cambridge International School, among others.

Garhoud is easily accessible via the Dubai Metro and other forms of public transport.

Handy Hints:

• Garhoud hosts various hotels, offices, cafés and restaurants

• Popular landmarks in the area are the Aviation Club, Irish Village

• It is accessible via the Dubai Metro and other modes of transport

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Source: Alfred Ocianas, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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