Exploring Old Dubai from short-term hotel apartments

21 November 2022


Planning on enjoying a short-term hotel stay near Old Dubai? This culturally rich part of the city is brimming with breathtaking attractions and places to explore! Savoy Hotel Apartments – Dubai is located in Al Mankhool, placing you right at the heart of the vibrant Dubai Old Quarter and beyond.


Keep reading below to find out more on where the city’s unique treasures lie and what short-term Dubai hotel deals await at one of our 4 aparthotel!


Places to visit in Old Dubai

From the captivating gold souk to eating like a true local, there are a number of exciting places in Old Dubai that allow you to experience true Emirati culture from a Savoy short-term hotel. Here are our top recommendations:


Kick-off at Al Fahidi

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is the true heart and soul of Old Dubai. As one of the first residential quarters in the city, stroll through the winding alleyways and walk the cobblestone streets as you dance from one charming cafe to the next. Make pit stops at the many restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores before dipping into the Arabic Calligraphy House to learn more about the ancient form of art. If you’re visiting during the month of March, be sure to catch the SIKKA Art Festival to enjoy the interactive events, live performances, and art scene!


Be captivated by local art

Speaking of art, XVA Gallery is where you can check out local artwork without having to venture outside of Al Fahidi. Works by international artists are also showcased here, so enjoy meandering and admiring the artwork done directly on the old sand-colored buildings originally made from authentic materials including coral.


Dine like the locals do

While there are many high-end restaurants peppered throughout Dubai, nothing beats the taste of true Emirati food while in the city. Start your culinary journey at the Arabian Tea House and sip on a variety of tea blends. Be sure to enjoy a cup of steaming hot Arabic coffee and tantalizing Emirati pastries while here!


If you’re a true caffeine addict, then a visit to the Coffee Museum is a must. Learn the art of coffee-making and get to know various blends from around the world through a unique immersive experience! If you really want to tuck into a taste of Arabia, then lunch at the Local House is a must for an attempt at camel meat. Just further afield awaits the famed Ravi Restaurant for travelers looking to enjoy authentic Indian curries, grilled meats, and cloud-soft naan bread.


Venture to the local souks

A trip to Old Dubai is incomplete without a visit to its souks! Ogle at the beautiful ornaments when you visit the Gold Souk, purchase your share of aromatic spices from India, Iran and beyond at the Spice Souk, shop Emirati fragrances at the Perfume Souk, and feel your way to your next authentic kaftan at the Textile Souk. 


Traipse along the saltwater creek

The historic Dubai Creek is where pearl divers and merchants once made a living and contributed to Dubai’s now-booming economy. Float from one cafe to the next as you soak up the elegant charm of Dubai Creek before hopping on a traditional water boat called an abra for a mere AED 1.


Visit the Dubai Museum

Arguably the most popular museum in Dubai, the Dubai Museum is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort that dates back to 1787. Envision Dubai’s rich past as you traverse around and learn how Dubai grew to become the vibrant cosmopolitan city it’s well-known for today.


Stay at Savoy Hotel Apartments – Dubai

Travelers on the hunt for a short-term hotel will have every box ticked when opting for Savoy Hotel Apartments – Dubai, with 4 aparthotels conveniently located at the forefront of all the local attractions.


With affordable rates for fully furnished and serviced hotel living, we make it easy for you to locate the best Dubai hotel deals. Each of our hotel apartments feature their own separate kitchenette fitted with a fridge, microwave, washing machine and other day-to-day essentials. They also come with a separate living area for lounging about and enjoying your favorite pastime, whether that be reading a book or watching TV. Delivering a home-away-from-home experience to our guests is important to us, along with our renowned heartfelt hospitality.


Stay at one of our short-term hotel apartments and access our wide variety of facilities, including our 24-hour fully equipped gym, temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool, on-site Coffee Shop serving mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and our convenient amenities like high-speed WiFi as well as 24-hour reception and concierge services.

Visit our website to book your stay with us today!

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