Dubai // The inner suburbs //

Wafi and Raffles

The leading attraction hereabouts is the wacky Egyptian-themed Wafi complex, a little slice of Vegas in Dubai, dotted with obelisks, pharaonic statues, random hieroglyphs and assorted miniature pyramids. The mall is home to myriad boutiques and restaurants. The Egyptian theme is continued in the opulent Raffles hotel next door, built in the form of a vast pyramid, its summit capped with glass – particularly spectacular when lit up after dark.