Now’s the time to start planning ahead for your winter dose of sun, sea and sand. Dubai is a wonderful winter sun destination – here are all the reasons why!
The Weather in Dubai is fantastic
Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and located on the Arabian Gulf so you can expect wall-to-wall sunshine all year round! In December (when much of Europe is under frost and snow) the Dubai weather averages a perfect 26 deg c.
This lends itself to a host of amazing outdoor activities. Complimentary Stand Up Paddle Boards are available if you stay at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Or you can visit Sunset Beach and you can hire the boards by the hour!
TIP: Ask a friend to take a picture of you by the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah for instant social media bragging rights!
If you’re after something more leisurely, take a lesson in sand art at Jumeirah Beach Hotel with the resident sand artist. He’ll show you the ropes and show you how he creates his stunning pieces of art.
TIP – Don’t forget to take a quick picture before the sea washes it away.
Cool off in the waterparks!
There are numerous waterparks in Dubai – families and couples will love visiting Wild Wadi Waterpark, one of the best waterparks in the city. Try the Burj Surj, the Tantrum Alley, Flood River, Flowrider or the Jumeirah Sceirah where you can hurtle down the 120m drop at up to 80km per hour. (That’s 5 reasons right there!)
Did you know, if you stay at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts you can enjoy complimentary and unlimited access? Bonus!
Discover the Best Outdoor Activities
The best things in life are free and one of the best attractions in Dubai is to visit the Dubai fountain show. It takes place every day by the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world!
Another one of Dubai’s most popular tourist activities is to explore Dubai Creek on an Abra boat. While it’s not free, it may aswell be! For just 1 Dirham you can take a traditional abra boat across the Creek.
Talking of the the creek, soak up the winter sun in Al Seef. Discover the charming walkways, marina, boulevard and dine by the promenade dotted with cafes and restaurants. Look out for Dubai’s traditional Middle Eastern restaurants such as the Syrian restaurant Al Hamidieh.
TIP – Stay at the nearby Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah™ which is perfect for a stopover in Dubai.
The city has lots more family friendly attractions, including IMG world of adventures, the world’s largest indoor theme park. There’s fun for everyone at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.
TIP: Check out these cool areas also suitable for families – Box Park, Bounce, Kite Beach and The Beach, JBR.
Relax in the spa
For some R&R, Dubai has some of the most amazing spas in the world such at Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. If you want to relax and try something different, wellness enthusiasts can lap up time in the saltwater flotation pool at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Yoga on the beach has to be the ultimate way to relax during your winter holiday. Classes take place across Dubai. We recommend the sessions next to Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf which is the perfect setting for sunset yoga.
TIP: Admire the Burj al Arab which glistens against the atmospheric sky.
Winter is perfect for dining outdoors in Dubai and there are some stunning restaurants to try all over the city. Take an abra tour of Madinat Jumeirah en-route to dinner at Pai Thai or take part in a masterclass on how to cook the ultimate steak at The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr.
TIP: The award winning Bahri Bar is one of the best places for sundowners in Dubai
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Did you know you don’t have to stay at Burj Al Arab to experience the world’s most luxurious hotel? Make everyone back home jealous and treat yourself to cocktails at Gold on 27 and take in the spectacular city views.
The Burj Al Arab Terrace is one of the best beach clubs in Dubai and you can go! Relax in your own private cabana, dive into the infinity pool and admire the endless views of the Arabian Gulf. Cabana rates start from AED1,500 per day.
Summersalt Beach Club is another perfect place to spend a lazy day in a hidden corner of Jumeirah Al Naseem. Priced at AED 595 per person (including AED250 F&B credit), what are you waiting for?
If you’re looking for an afternoon tea or high tea during your Dubai holiday then head to Al Muntaha at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah which offers an inspiring three-course set menu. Take your seat at the table in the sky and enjoy first class food with an ambiance to match.
In the evenings, you can embark on a culinary journey through the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah and dine at three iconic restaurants (The Hide, Zheng He’s and Tortuga) — Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam)
Try something new
There is always something new and exciting in this city – from zip lines to skydives and everything inbetween! Check out 7 Adventure Sports You Need To Try In Dubai.
Jumeirah hotels will keep the kids entertained with the kids’ clubs and activities on offer – they can even learn new skills! Under the guidance of an experienced chefs, they can let their creativity flair and carve amazing sculptures from fruits and vegetables!
Another one for the foodies out there – learn how to cook the classic Paella dish with friends at the Spanish restaurant Al Hambra.
Stay at Jumeirah Al Qasr and you could treat yourself to a picnic in the Royal Suite. This three hour food extravaganza includes champagne and a fully stocked hamper!
We don’t do things by halves in Dubai – did you know you can even dine in one of our panoramic elevators? Experience a dinner you’ll never forget with someone special at Jumeirah Emirates Towers!
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