Dubai is a tourists’ paradise. It has an array of attractions that pull millions of tourists to it from all over the world, throughout the year. Be it the dazzling beaches, city-sized shopping malls, or a mindboggling range of theme parks – Dubai is a magnet for every category of tourists.
However, there is one drawback about Dubai – it becomes punishingly hot in summertime. Even though every accommodation & transport in Dubai is air-conditioned, walking outdoors is almost impossible because of the excruciating heat.
Having said that, there are multiple attractions in Dubai that provide optimum enjoyment to tourists even during the summer months. The entire activity would be indoors in the cool confines, so you won’t need to brave the murderous heat outdoors. Read on to know more about the 7 best places to visit in Dubai this summer.
- Ski Dubai
A wonderland of snow – yes, authentic snow – amidst the murderous heat of summertime Dubai. Sounds unbelievable? But it’s true – at the Ski Dubai at the Mall Of the Emirates. Enjoy the chill of the Arctic at this wonderfully created ski zone, with your family. Once you get the Ski Dubai tickets, then get ready to roll down the snow hills, play with the live penguins, go for some snow sports, and also indulge yourself in a chairlift to the top of the snow hill! This is possibly the best way to beat the heat in summertime Dubai.
- Visit the Water Parks
The desert emirate of Dubai has a wide range of water parks to cool off tourists & residents during the oppressive summer months. The largest water park in the Middle East – the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park – is among the key ones of its kind here. The Laguna Water Park is another must-visit entertainment zone in Dubai. There will be waiting line during the summer season, so it’s always better to get the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park tickets in advance to avoid the final time rush. Splash around in the cool waters, indulge in some adventure sports like surfing, or simply relax on the beach – all within the cool confines of indoors!
- Shopping Extravaganza
Dubai and shopping are almost synonymous. And why wouldn’t they be? Massive shopping malls abound in Dubai, welcoming visitors with their array of mindboggling attractions. The largest shopping mall in the world – the Dubai Mall – houses almost every brand of global repute. Not to be left behind are malls like Mall of the Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Global Village, and many more. Spend the whole day shop-hopping and buying away to glory, within air-conditioned comforts. And don’t forget to stuff yourself with the delectable snacks available at every mall.
- Check out the Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest building – with its head right there in the clouds – is here in Dubai. Welcome to the Burj Khalifa. Take an elevator ride to the 127th floor viewing deck – and be spellbound by tantalizing views of Dubai & the land & sea beyond it. It’s a feeling straight out of a dream. Once done with the multiple photo opps from here, head to the cafes or restaurants here for a terrific gastronomic experience.
- Evening Desert Safari
The glistening sands of the deserts around Dubai make for stunning sights. But alas, you won’t be able to visit them during daytime, owing to the tremendous temperatures. But don’t worry! The whole evening – and night – is waiting for you to grab the opportunity of indulging in the desert safari – one of the most coveted activities in Dubai.
Reach the desert right during the sunset moments – and be rewarded with spectacular views of the setting sun across the golden horizon. Indulge in some adrenaline-pumping dune bashing in an SUV or quad biking – or opt for something more placid like a camel safari across the sands. Once you return to the luxurious desert camp, cool yourself with a refreshing drink – and enjoy the evening under the starry skies while local entertainers present their stunning tanoura & belly dancing shows. Round off the evening with a delectable multi-course dinner and a walk across the desert under the starry sky.
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
With several thousands of marine fauna life forms amidst millions of gallons of water – effectively recreating the natural marine habitat – the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a marvel of modern architecture & planning. Visit this place for some thrilling encounters up close with marine animals & also to get enlightened about their lifestyle & upkeep.
- Dhow Dinner Cruise
Hop on to a dhow – traditional Arab seafaring vessel – fitted with every modern amenity, right after sunset. Be it from Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek, the dhow cruise would offer you spectacular views of the nighttime Dubai skyline, from the cool comforts of the dhow that’s sailing on placid waters. The buffet dinner would offer you a choice of the most delectable local & global cuisine, followed by local dance shows.
As we have seen above that there are number of places to cool down during the summer season in Dubai. Do let us know which other places you visited this year or planning to, tell then, happy traveling!