Dubai Office Profile
Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities on earth. It feels like it’s constantly on the move, striving for greater heights and ever better facilities. This is very much in evidence on Sheikh-Zayed Road, where our office is located.
69 + Employees
34 + Qualified Solicitors
4+ Trainee Solicitors
At the office you’ll find:
- a coffee shop
- a Nespresso machine and cappuccino maker
The best places to eat, drink and shop
Places to Eat and Drink
As well as the restaurants at the foot of our office building, you’ll find nearly every fast food place delivers, from Nandos to Just Falafel. There are plenty more options in the city itself.
- We’re just a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute taxi ride) away from the Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai Mall, which are packed with places to eat, from informal cafés to five-star eateries
- Areas like Old Deira and Old Bur Dubai are well worth exploring if you’re after a more traditional meal
- The Buddha Bar (Grovenor House) serves Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine as well as offering a fine selection of cocktails and beautiful views across the harbour
- McGettigan’s Irish pub is a well-known sports bar with a pub-style menu, as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails, and is only a 10 minute stroll from our new office
- Barrels Pub (Majestic Hotel Tower) is a well-known sport bar with a pub-style menu, as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails
- The Underground Pub (Habtoor Grand) is inspired by London’s tube network and has dining areas in tunnels where you can tuck into traditional British grub
- People by Crystal (Raffles Hotel) was voted best club in Dubai by Time Out, thanks to its line-up of DJs and panoramic views of the Dubai skyline
- Movida Dubai (Radisson Royal) is also a favourite nightspot, thanks to its resident DJ and his choice of RnB and House
- Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge is one of the more tranquil bars in the city. The open-air lounge overlooks the Arabian Desert, letting guests take in the beauty of the sunset while enjoying cocktails, mocktails and a smoke of the shisha
Plenty of people come to Dubai just for the shopping and with some of the largest and most prestigious malls here, all you have to do is start exploring.
- In the malls you’ll discover department stores like Harvey Nichols, Saks and Bloomingdales, and things to do, like indoor skiing, an ice rink, theme park and aquarium – and that’s just for starters
- For a more traditional experience there’s Old Dubai, with its famous old markets including the Gold and Spice Souks
- You’ll also find an abundance of tailors in the city, who’ll help you design your own clothes at very reasonable prices
Sport & Fitness
It’s relatively easy to build fitness into your weekly routine.
- A lot of people in the office are involved in team sports, including golf, cricket, rounders, tennis, football and watersports. Joining in is a great way to get to know people better
- There are also many fitness centres within easy reach, with classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning and Zumba
- If you’re more of a spectator, Dubai hosts some of the most prestigious international sporting events including Cartier Polo, the ATP Tournament, Dubai Open Golf, and the World Cup
Local attractions, culture and the arts
One of the best ways to get to know Dubai is through its buildings and outdoor spaces. Top of your list should be the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. In its lake is the Dubai Fountain, which shoots water jets up to the height of a 50-storey building. You’ll also find the dancing fountains of the Bellagio nearby.
- Dubai’s position on the coast means there are plenty of things to do by the sea. Check out the Palm Jumeirah: the largest man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. Jumeirah Beach Park is a great place to have a swim and relax on the sand. Or if it’s water rides you’re after, you’ll find Wild Wadi right next to it
- For live music, check out the calendar at the World Trade Centre, opposite the office. Recent performers have included Jay Z, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys. Or for something a bit more intimate, visit The Music Room at Majestic Hotel where local talent performs music ranging from rock to jazz
- For something a bit different, why not look out for a spot of camel racing, or visit Meydan during the horseracing season
- Dubai is also very near to the other Emirates, if you’re up for exploring. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi is well worth a visit