Now’s the time to start planning ahead for your winter dose of sun, sea and sand. Just 7 hours from the UK, Dubai is a wonderful winter sun destination – here are 14 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.
You Can Visit the Best Waterpark in Dubai
Families and couples will love visiting Wild Wadi Waterpark, one of the best waterparks in Dubai. Try the Jumeirah Sceirah where you can hurtle down the 120m drop at up to 80km per hour.
Did you know, if you stay at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts you can enjoy complimentary and unlimited access? Bonus!
Create A Masterpiece in the Sand
Take a lesson in sand art at Jumeirah Beach Hotel with our 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!
You Can Learn To Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)
Complimentary Stand Up Paddle Boards are available if you stay at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Alternatively, visit Sunset Beach and you can hire the boards by the hour!
TIP: Ask a friend to take a picture of you in front of the Burj Al Arab.
Discover the Best Outdoor Activities For Free
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.
Discover Al Seef on Dubai 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.
Best Spas For Couples
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.
Beach Yoga Classes
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.
Dubai’s Best Outdoor Restaurants
Winter is perfect for dining outdoors in Dubai and there are some stunning restaurants to try. 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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Fun Family Attractions 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 Box Park, Bounce, Kite Beach and The Beach, JBR.
Best place for cocktails
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.
Spend a day at the best beach clubs in Dubai
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?
Afternoon Tea at Burj Al Arab
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.
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