Stay... Budget Betel Box: Stay at the friendly Betel Box hostel, set in a restored 1920s shophouse in Katong Heritage District. Rates start from as little as Dhs75. www.betelbox.com
Expensive The Naumi Hotel: This is about as good as it gets in Singapore, so if you’ve got the cash, treat yourself to a stay in this boutique hotel in a fab location, with a rooftop pool that overlooks the city. Rooms go for Dhs1,059 www.naumihotel.com
Eat... Budget Go to a hawker centre, where you can get delicious street food and local delicacies such as Katong laksa, with chilli paste or crab, smothered in sticky sauce. Lau Pa Sat hawker market (near the river) is a good start. Expensive Town: The European custom of having high-tea has really taken off in Asia and is a must-do experience in places such as Hong Kong and Singapore. Try the Town restaurant at The Fullerton, dainty sandwiches, cakes and tea take on a twist with Indian curries, satay and roti 1 Fullerton Square.