Al Rigga

<em>Time Out</em> explores the best things to do in Al Rigga station

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1 Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation: In memory of the late poet Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais, the cultural foundation hosts a number of cultural events and serves as a platform for seminars on a range of topics (check website for upcoming events). These are free and open to the public, but are usually conducted in Arabic. There is also a library with 40,000 Arabic titles.
www.alowaisnet.org/en; 04 224 3111
Five minutes walking distance from the station

2 Taj Palace Hotel: Even from the outside this hotel screams luxury. One of the few hotels in Dubai that doesn’t serve alcohol, its appeal lies in the traditional Arabic feel. It also has an excellent spa that offers ayurvedic treatments. If you’re after somewhere to eat, be sure to try its Indian restaurant, Handi.
04 223 2222
Three minutes walking distance from the station

3 Inch by Inch Ladies Slimming House: Cruelly located in the same building as Patchi chocolates, this place offers several fitness therapies for women. They have bodycare treatments like waxing, facials and manicures, but also toning tables and saunas to help get the fairer sex into shape.
04 262 5125
Five minutes walking distance from the station

4 Al Safadi Restaurant: This Lebanese restaurant is the perfect spot to indulge in some greasy but oh-so-good manakeesh, crunchy falafel and creamy houmous. Elegantly decorated, the ambience of the restaurant makes it ideal for a long chat while you sit back and smoke some shisha.
04 227 9922; www.alsafadi.ae
Five minutes walking distance from the station

5 Al Khaleej Palace: There are a variety of options at Al Khaleej Palace. Check out its excellent Japanese restaurant, Kisaku, the Velvet Lounge is good for a quick bite or there’s a Lebanese restaurant, Escoba, which features Lebanese singers and belly dancers.
04 223 1000
Ten minutes walking distance from the station

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