A place of wonder & the shopping capital of the world

Dubai is where the romance of an ancient Arab land blends with the ultra-modern world of today. You'll find the Xclusive Hotel Apartments close to the point where they meet. Al Bastakiya, the old quarter of the city, is a maze of winding alleyways and traditional Arab houses with wind towers to capture cool breezes from all points of the compass. Traditional Arab trading Dhows and smaller wooden Abras cruise the bustling waters of Dubai Creek – ancient Arab architecture on the Bur Dubai side, stunningly modern on the Deira side.

There is so much to see and do in Dubai. Here are just some of the attractions to enjoy during your stay.

Dubai has over 20 modern shopping malls and with the wonderful traditional Arab Souks has earned the title of the shopping capital of the world. On the Deira side of the Dubai Creek you'll find the famous Gold Souk, Spice Souk and Perfume Souk. Shopping Malls can be found in all areas of the city, the closest to the hotel are the Burjuman Mall, Lamcy Plaza, Wafi City and Mercato Mall. Computer Street and Bank Street are walking distance from our hotel.

Shopping hours in Dubai are from 8.00 hrs until 13.00hrs and then again from 16.00hrs to 21.00hrs. On Friday, shops are closed between 11.30hrs and 13.30hrs for prayers. Malls are open all day long.

Although Dubai is seen as a relatively young destination, it has a fascinating history and a vibrant heritage that offers visitors an intriguing glimpse into Arabian culture. A good place to start exploring the history and heritage of Dubai is the Dubai Museum: it is located inside Al Fahidi Fort, one of Dubai's oldest buildings dating back to 1787. There are other museums in Dubai and in surrounding emirates that also offer important insights into the history and growth of the city and of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Arab Fort
  • Hatta Arab Village & Desert Oasis
  • Dubai Heritage & Diving Centre
  • Sheikh Saeed's House
  • Jumeriah Beach Park
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Wonderland Water Park
  • Ski Dubai
  • Encounter Zone Wafi City Mall
  • Al Badia Golf Course
  • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
  • Emirates Golf Club
  • Balloon Adventures Dubai
  • Dubai Desert Safari
  • Seaplane Trips
Visa granted upon arrival
Holders of the following passports can get an entry visa stamped upon arrival.
  • AGCC ( Arab Gulf Co-operation Council) visa holders (certain designations only)
  • France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore South Korea and Malaysia
Regulations for visa application
  • Passports must have minimum 6 months validity at the time of applying for an Entry Permit.
  • All photographs are to be recent colour photographs. (Polaroid Photographs are not accepted).
  • Those that are already in the U.A.E cannot get another entry permit until he/she departs from U.A.E.
  • DNRD (Dubai Naturalisation & Residency Department) working hours are from 8 am to 2 pm.

* Sunday to Thursday except on Public Holidays. Fridays and Saturdays are normal weekend holidays.

Disclaimer: Further details with regard to visa requirements please contact your local United Arab Emirates Embassy, airline office or verify the same at the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department website.