Dubai heading towards space, plus the city’s most novel new hotels

All that and more in this week’s Time Out Dubai podcast episode

Dubai is heading to space – or, at the very least, doing the groundwork for it.

This summer you can send your kids on official NASA space camps right here in Dubai, and one of the coolest things you can do to get your other-worldly kicks, if you’re the lucky winner of a competition happening right now, is head to America to undergo some proper astronaut training, including zero gravity, weightlessness training.

On this week’s episode of Straight from the Camel’s Mouth, Tim Skinner, Time Out Dubai’s Head of Video Content, is joined by Scott Campbell, Digital Editor, and Emma Pearson, News & Features Editor, to chat about all of this and more.

The Time Out Dubai team answer some of Google’s most-asked questions about Dubai, and chat about the city’s most novel hotel concepts popping up – including the new FIVE hotel in Jumeirah Village with 271 swimming pools. Tim also gets a step closer to realising his dream of eating a three-course meal in the bath…

Listen to the episode below, and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube:

You can already get the latest on what’s happening in Dubai through Time Out Dubai’s website, social media channels, magazine and weekly Vlogs, but the podcast is another brilliant way to find out what’s going on in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Listen on your phone, desktop or tablet, by visiting SoundCloud or iTunes.

You can also subscribe to the channel and be notified as soon as a new podcast goes live.

With a new episode available every Sunday at 5pm, each lasts 40 minutes – meaning it’s the perfect length to pass time either during your daily commute, while you’re making dinner, or on a lunch break at work.

You can even watch a feed from the studio on Time Out Dubai’s YouTube channel, where it also hosts its weekly Vlogs series.

Every week, the Time Out Dubai team discusses the biggest news and trends from across the city, in addition to revealing the best places across town to visit right now.

It’s your chance to look behind the headlines and find out what makes the city tick – from street food to the latest nightlife hotspots and more.

Fancy telling Time Out Dubai what you’d like to hear the team talking about? Leave a comment on YouTube or get in touch by messaging Time Out Dubai on Facebook or emailing


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