Time Out explores the best things to do in Business Bay station
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1 Safestway Supermarket: It’s just a short walk to this reasonably priced store, and it’s worth anyone from the land of red, white and blue taking a trip there if they’re feeling homesick: Safestway has an impressive stock of American products that are rarely found elsewhere in Dubai (Captain Crunch cereal, anyone?). 04 343 4590 Six minutes walking distance from the station
2 Istanbul Flowers: Istanbul Flowers is a standard canteen-style eatery, with food that takes your breath away. The mutton Ïskender kebab is heavenly, as is a drool-inducing chicken kebab. Who knew Turkey was only six minutes’ walk away from the Business Bay metro stop? 04 343 4585 Six minutes walking distance from the station
3 Metropolitan Hotel: The Metropolitan is home to one of Dubai’s oldest Brit pubs, the traditionally named Red Lion. With pub grub, sports on TV and a garden, it’s the perfect way for any UK types who miss the customary constant drizzle and grubby- carpeted drinking establishments to enjoy a taste of home. And let’s not forget Don Corleone, an 18-year-old Italian restaurant right out of a mafia movie, complete with red-checked tablecloths and a decent selection of cheap eats. 04 343 0000 Eight minutes walking distance from the station
4 Grand Metroplex: A small but reliable movie theatre showing all the new releases, away from the chaos of a mall. There’s also a great café serving various foods from snacks to Lebanese mezze. Check out the popular shisha joint where people can have a post-movie discussion over a quick puff. 04 343 8383 Nine minutes walking distance from the station
5 Safa Park: For wide-open spaces, Safa Park is the place to go. There’s 158 acres of grassland and trees, an impressive boating lake and a tranquil pond. It’s a great place for a picnic and makes you feel a million miles from the dust and construction of Dubai. 04 349 2111 Ten minutes walking distance from the station