While UAE is the hub for shopping, fun, and entertainment, the activities somewhat come to a halt during the hotter months. With summers banging on the door in mid of March, the weather stays pretty humid and warm in the months that follow. The beginning of October marks the onset of pleasant weather that gradually gets colder by end of the year and lasts until March. Now that October is coming to an end, colder days are upon us.
The country is loaded with leisure opportunities and unlimited fun destinations that you can relish to the fullest in the winter season. Embark on road trips, camp out in the desert, go on dessert safari, visit parks, spend the day on beaches, and do lots of amusing ventures without the fear of melting in the heat.
There are tons of things that can do and experience in Dubai and other emirates during the colder months (not too cold by the way).
Here you will find a rundown of things that you must try this winter in UAE and make the most of the pleasant weather whilst it last. We vouch you would not want to miss out on these.
Over to Dubai Parks and Resorts for a Fun Packed Day
Who does not like visiting a theme park? Loved by all age groups, the Dubai Parks and Resorts is a perfect attraction to spend a fun-packed day. Choose to visit any of the 3 parks inside the resort including Bollywood Park, LEGOLAND, and Motiongate Dubai. Discover and explore thrilling rides, munch on delicious snacks, or spend the night with family for never-ending entertainment.
Meet and greet your favorite movie characters in Bollywood Park, go on adventurous roller coasters in Motiongate, and build the castle of your dreams in LEGOLAND. There are exquisite restaurants inside the venue too with incredible deals for families and little ones.
Book your tickets today and unveil leisure at its best.
Experience Watching Movies Outdoors in Winter
Grab your bucket of popcorn, lay down under the stars, and put your eyes on a gigantic screen in an outdoor setting. Sounds quite off-center? You can now actually experience cinema outdoors with multiple options available across the country. Hover to The Galleria Mall’s rooftop, Aloft in City Centre Dubai, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, or Oasis Lounge in Zaya Nurai Island to witness an unprecedented experience of open-air cinema. Now that the weather is pleasant, there could not have been a better time to tick off the activity on your bucket list.
Go on Glamping Adventure
From the exotic Kingfisher Retreat in the emirate of Sharjah to the bohemian-style Bab Al Nojoum in Al Mugheirah, Abu Dhabi, UAE has a couple of mesmerizing glamping spots to excite residents and tourists alike.
Bab Al Nojoum in Mirfa Region being the latest edition into the country’s collection of glamping venues is truly a sight to behold. Located within a stretched-out natural reserve surrounded by a wildlife forest, the venue brims with a typical boho vibe. The well-furnished cabins, private pools, comfortable couches, contemporary toilets, and a fire pit with nicely done sitting space are highlights of the attraction.
Other popular glamping spots include Long Beach Camping Ground, Ras Al Khaimah, Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriat Island Abu Dhabi, Jubail Mangrove Park Abu Dhabi, Jebel Hafeet Desert Park, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat, Hatta Dome Park, and Starlight Camping in Dubai Desert.
Head Over for a Hike on the Trails
Take out those long-lost boots from your cupboard and get ready to set off on an adventure-filled hike this winter season in UAE. With temperatures dropping down with each passing day, now is the right time to soak in the sun and head over for a walk around venturesome tracks in the country. From sky-high terrains in Jebel Jais Ras Al Khaimah to the popular trails around the Hajar Mountains, there is no shortage of rip-roaring hiking tracks in UAE.
Experience a novel hiking experience at Abu Dhabi’s bewitching Jubail Mangrove Park. Inhale the calm and serenity from the surroundings and take a stroll through the forest over still waters.
Other attractive hiking trails you can visit for an adventure this season include Wadi Shawka, Hatta Mountain Trails, Ain Al Sheria, Jebel Hafeet, and Wadi Abadilah.
Pack your Bags for a Picnic at Parks
The majority of the dwellers in the country love spending their winter afternoons at the parks. You would be missing out on big fun if you haven’t been to parks in Dubai. The lush green grass, pretty flora and fauna, swings and rides for kids, and BBQ grills set the perfect mood for warm winter days. Plan a picnic with friends and family and spend the day at popular parks in the emirates to take full advantage of the good weather that wouldn’t last for long.
The most exciting feature of visiting parks is that they aren’t heavy on the pocket. Pay only a few bucks and unlock a pool of entertainment and fun that awaits you at the attraction.
Popular and affordable parks that you can visit this winter include Creek Park Dubai, Zabeel Park, Safa Park, Burj Park, Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif Park, Khalifa Park, eastern mangrove national park, and Heritage Park.
Dine Out at Outdoor Cafes and Restaurants
Winter fun activities aren’t only limited to parks, hiking trails, and camping. You can do a lot more in the main city at attractions designed specifically to visit during colder months. Dine and drink at popular outdoor cafés and open-air restaurants to cherish unforgettable memories with loved ones. Indulge in late-night drinks, long afternoon lunches, and early morning breakfasts at top spots in Dubai and the capital.
There are plenty of options to enjoy outdoor dining including the popular chains in Dubai Downtown fenced around the Burj Khalifa, Hudayriat Island in Abudhabi, Ajman Corniche, and Sharjah Waterfront. Prominent restaurants that you can visit to soak in the fresh winter breeze include Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, Stills Restaurant and Bar, Wet Deck, Cooper’s, The Boardwalk, KOYO Dubai, Bosporus Turkish Cuisine, Walnut Grove, Carluccio’s, and Markette.
Experience something Extraordinary at Dubai’s Coffee Museum
Winter means Warm drinks and cozy food. You would see Coffee jars vanishing off the shelves in hypermarkets as we slowly move towards the colder days. For all coffee lovers out there, something novel awaits you at Coffee Museum, Dubai. Located in the center of Al Fahidi, Dubai, the attraction offers a one-of-a-kind sensorial experience that you would not want to miss for sure.
Visitors can witness stunning displays depicting the history of coffee in the Middle Eastern region. Sculptures of ancient coffee brewing mechanisms and some antiques as old as 300 years old are showcased at the attraction. Gaze your eyes at those centuries-old vessels, grinders, and roasting machines to get an idea of how ancient people used to prepare coffee in older times.
The museum is located in an almost 150 years old property that is actually a traditional Arab house. If you haven’t been there, plan a visit on an upcoming weekend and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with your favorite people in the majestic place.
Take a City Tour
What’s better than taking a tour of the iconic Emirate of Dubai during the day? It’s a must to do activity when visiting Dubai, especially during the winters. Pay a visit to must-see attractions, experience the modern architecture, and contemporary landscape, and take a closer look at the rich culture and history of the region. A typical Dubai city tour includes visiting Dubai Downtown, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Desert Safari, Palm Jumeirah, Burj al Arab, and iconic landmarks including Dubai Frame, Ain Dubai, Dancing Fountains, Ski Dubai, Miracle Garden, and Global Village.
Spend an Evening at the Global Village
Global Village has opened its door for season 27 and is now welcoming residents and tourists to visit and experience things extraordinaire. The multicultural extravaganza commences at the end of October every year and typically lasts for 6 months until the onset of summers in the region.
Enjoy unique pavilions, music concerts, live entertainment, and amusing rides, buy unique merchandise, and munch on appetizing street food as part of the annual fiesta. Be it young or old, there are fun opportunities available for all under one roof.
Global Village is without any doubt the highlight of winter in Dubai. If you happen to visit the country in colder months, do not forget to visit this highly acclaimed tourist attraction.
Buy tickets for as low as AED18 and get hooked to unlimited entertainment for hours.
While there are scores of leisure opportunities and entertainment activities that you can explore and experience all year long in UAE, these are some of the best picks for fun things that you can relish during the winter season.
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