First Gulf Bank Metro Stop: Feeder buses run to and from Umm Al Sheif (F27) and Umm Suqeim 2 & 3 (F28).
Al Quoz Metro Stop: Feeder buses run to and from Al Quoz residential area (F15), Burj Al Arab (F25) and Al Safa 2 (F26)
04 347 7788
One minute walking distance from First Gulf Bank stop
2 Insportz: Tucked behind the Modern Bakery on Street 4, Insportz is an indoor facility that offers the chance to play cricket, football, basketball, volleyball and table tennis, without the hassle of the heat.
04 347 5833
Six minutes walking distance from First Gulf Bank stop
3 thejamjar: Head to thejamjar for exhibitions, workshops, master classes in art and occasional film screenings and musical performances. Seek it out in Al Quoz, behind the Dubai Garden Centre. You can also find a hive of other art galleries, such as the Third Line, Meem and Ayyam, in Al Quoz.
04 341 7303
Seven minutes walking distance from First Gulf Bank stop
4 Times Square Centre: Times Square has a range of stores including the largest one-stop electronics shop in Dubai, Sharaf DG. Let’s not forget the Chill Out lounge, where a fixed climate of -6°C makes the supplied thick coat and gloves a must. Enjoy the rare feeling of shivering while perching on chairs sculpted from ice and drinking mocktails from – what else? – an ice glass.
04 341 8020
Six mniutes walking distance from Frist Gulf Bank stop
5 Burj Al Arab: Just because you’re taking public transport, doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of seven-star opulence in your life. OK so arriving at the sail-shaped icon in a bus doesn’t have the same glamour as flying onto its helipad, but it’s worth stopping by anyway – at least you can enjoy its neighbouring free open beach.
04 301 7777
Ten minutes to travel by bus from Al Quoz stop