Dubai for the DENIZENS

Deccan Chronicle.  | Seona Shaji

Lifestyle, Travel

For actress Priyamani, this bustling city is her second home...


1 Dubai is like my second home because I go there very often. It is impossible for me to get bored when I’m in Dubai. It’s my comfort zone.

2 When it comes to food, I thoroughly enjoy the local Arabian and Lebanese cuisine but there is one cafe that I visit very often, Pappa Roti. My husband loves the coffee there but I’m a huge fan of their buns.

3 One travel tip that you must follow is never to pack too much. Pack only the necessary things because, based on what time of the year you are travelling, they have mid season sales going on. You can always buy good quality clothes for cheap from malls like Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall and Mall of Emirates.

4 The Bollywood Park and Resort, a theme park located an hour away, on the way to Abu Dhabi, is a must-visit place. They have souvenirs, rides and various other fun stuff based on Bollywood movies. You will not know how time flies by when you are here.

5 One tradition that my husband and I follow when we are in Dubai is to visit the malls. We know the malls like the back of our hands, and we know what you can find in each of these stores. Once we are done window shopping, we binge watch movies in the mall.