It’s true, the summers in Dubai are almost deadly and unbearable, but, you still have 9 months of beautiful weather. From Winter to Spring! Here is 10 Super Cool Things to do in Dubai that are worth a try!
Things to do in Dubai
Travel Junkie Diary
1- Go Sand-boarding
Sand- boarding is a board sport similar to snowboarding only on sand (duh), it’s super fun and adventurous in its own way! It’s a fantastic way of exercising too by working out those leg muscles going up the dune every time you slide down!
2 – Take a Jivamukti Yoga with Dina
Jivamukti Yoga is an integrated method of yoga, open to all levels – beginners to advanced. Book with the dedicated Dina privates or attend her classes. Here for more details.
3- Spend the day the The Beach
THE BEACH by Meraas is the only place in Dubai where you can feel the sand between your toes moments before diving into a shopping spree at one of our many handpicked outlets. So whether you want to go for a jog on our purpose built running track, have lunch at one of the 45 cafes or restaurants, catch a movie on the region’s largest open-air beach cinema screen, shop at one of our unique retailers or simply kick-back on the sand and catch some sun – head down to THE BEACH.
4- BurJuman hosts Ripe Night Market
BurJuman Centre will host one of the UAE’s most popular Food and Craft markets starting at the end of August in a bid to give community residents access to fresh produce and provide a fun event for Dubai residents. Starting on August 27th, 5pm
Here is more info!
5- Visit the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is the UAE’s first national park. Carefully planned rehabilitation over the years has resulted in a protected environment for the last of the desert wildernesses. With the rapid development of Dubai as a major business centre in the Gulf, the Dubai Government has long recognized the need to preserve its unique and beautiful desert habitat, and the many threatened flora and fauna species within. This unique reserve was created for the protection of those endangered species and for the conservation of the natural desert habitat and heritage.Enjoy heritage activities too from
6- Take a day trip to Moon Island
A full day by the beach?! YES please! Visit Moon Island to do fishing, swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing, water skiing and BBQ. Book your trip with FISHFISHME!
Moon Island is 70 Kms away from Dubai shoreline. The only way to get there is by a boat, unless you really want to swim! they call this island “the Moon Island” – because of its crescent moon shape. The diving and snorkeling here is some of the region’s best – I even got to swim there and the water is crystal clear!
7- Friday night in Stereo Arcade
Whether or not you love the 80’s music, I can guarantee, you will fall in LOVE with stereo Arcade at least once! Work does take over my life so I rarely ‘club’ but a night but, Stereo Arcade brought out every bit of music, dance and laughter back into those night scenes! Nothing pretentious, nothing showy, the best pure music with DJ Rodge (A Lebanese LEGEND) and a fabulous atmosphere! Best part? It’s a double place, you can either hang out at the pub with the live band or at the club with the DJ. BEST part of it all? Ladies have their own little section on the left called the ladies bar! Did I mention that there is also an arcade area?!
For bookings click HERE
8- Take a Hot Balloon Ride Over the Desert
Your balloon takes off from our designated take off site in the desert off from Dubai – Al Ain Road in the area of The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.. It is about 35 minutes drive from the Burj Khalifa. You take off next to and often fly over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to many indigenous species like Oryx and Gazelles.
You can book through Baloon.ae
9 – Experience the X-JetPack
Get ready as you are lifted out of the water with this 2 nozzle backpack giving you a boost. Try this new extreme water sport. You are strapped in by a 5 point safety harness (similar to race cars). Water is propelled from the powered unit, into a 20 meter hose, which is forced into 2 jet nozzles on the Jetpack, which in turn lifts you above the water. 2 hand controls are what you use the steer left and right as well as up and down. that easy and because you are strapped in by the harness, you can even let go and use your body weight to control the Jetpack. Found in JBR beach.
10 – Big Game Fishing
Learn the skill of fishing and catching Barracudas and others! Take a 1 hour trip to the corner side of the emirates to Fujeirah and book with Soolyman Sport Fishing, they are known to be the most experienced and proffessional crew from South Africa. You will have a chance to find Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado and the occasional marlin if you are patient enough. By best friend swears by it!
Book with Soolyman Sport Fishing