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Best Things to Do in Dubai During Winter

21 October 2019

Anyone who visit Dubai during winter will fall in love with the city at first sight. The city will bid adieu to the scorching heat followed by a rain and embrace winter wholeheartedly. Winter is the best time to visit Dubai and it is out of question. Every trivial detail is adorned to welcome winter and tourists from around the world will fly to the city.

When you are in Dubai during winter and looking for things to do, you are absolutely spoilt for choice. There is no timing for the outdoor activities as the climate will be pleasant throughout the day. You will have a delightful holiday in Dubai.

Keep in mind that it is the peak season. So, it is better to book your flights, hotels and activities in advance.

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How is the weather in Dubai during winter

Dubai has desert climate with two distinct seasons- summer and winter. Winter starts from the end of October and last till the first of April. The weather will be pleasant and the city comes to full vigor during this time. During winter, the temperature will be between 26oC to 14oC. Keep a jacket handy as cold wind and unexpected drizzle may give you chills.

The top outdoor activities

Your winter bucket list in Dubai is going to be endless. You can try all the outdoor activities without getting concerned about the temperature. See some of the best things that you can do during winter in Dubai.

Visit Burj Khalifa

Now, nothing can stop you from strolling around the tallest building, taking selfies and enjoying the fountain show. You can spend hours in the premises of Burj Khalifa and the lake as there is a lot to see. It is one of the most happening spots in the city. As night falls, the Dubai Fountain will start dancing to rocking music. You will be standing in front of a top wonder in the world, with a record-breaking fountain and the iconic Dubai Mall, what could be better than this? It is undoubtedly an awestruck moment in your life which you will cherish forever.

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Sail on a traditional Dhow

Dhow cruise stays close to the traditions and history of Dubai. These wooden boats were mainly used for trade and fishing in the past. Now, they are ornate tourist boats which offers sightseeing, entertainment and dinner. Climate is not an issue for this activity as you can laze in the air-conditioned lower deck. However, winter gives you an added pleasure of relaxing in the open air and experiencing alfresco dining.

The real fun of cruising can be enjoyed when you are at the open air deck. The cool breeze and the fresh air will refresh you and make the sights even more beautiful. You can choose between the two destinations-Marina and Creek. If you want to see the skyscrapers and the upcoming wonders, visit Marina. Creek is all about the eventful past of Dubai where most of the buildings date back to the bygone era.

Global village is for shopaholics

The biggest shopping malls and festivals have made Dubai a shopper’s paradise. The renowned Global Village comes to life in the winter season. This is the time when tourists flock to Dubai like bees to honey. It starts on 29th October 2019 till 4th April 2020. Global village redefines the idea of shopping as it is a blend of the different cultures. There, you will find oodles of things from different parts of the world. Cultures of several countries are amalgamated under a single roof. It is the most famous cultural, leisure and shopping destination in the Middle East.

Tips to remember

  • Working time of Global Village is from 4 PM - 12 AM (Saturday to Wednesday)
  • From 4 PM to 1 AM on Friday and public holidays
  • Entry ticket price is AED 15 per person
  • Children under 3 and seniors above 65 will have free entry

Go for a desert safari

The natural landscape is incredible but you would be reluctant to visit here in summer. Now, head to the deserts without a second thought. You can go with your family and camp there, grill a barbecue and do chit-chat. However, if you want an exciting package with adventures, sightseeing, entertainment and food, go on a desert safari. Then, you will enjoy the thrilling activities like dune bashing, camel ride, quad biking and sandboarding.

You can relax in the camps which remind you of the traditional Bedouin settlements, get your hands painted with henna and try hubble bubble shisha. Tanoura and Belly Dance are the main highlights of the entertainment shows. The day will end with a scrumptious dinner buffet with Arabic and Continental dishes.

A luxurious yacht trip

Those who admire the swanky lifestyle in Dubai must hire a yacht and cruise across Marina. A yacht trip can be tailored to suit your likes and needs. You can decide the cruising duration, food and entertainment. There is no set schedule and you may also choose the destination. There are different sizes of yachts available which accommodates 2 to 200 people. Cruise with your beloved, spend quality time with your family or party with your friends. The ideas are innumerable and the yacht rental will help you realize them.

The luxury yachts have everything to make you feel at home including master bedrooms, lounges, sundeck, flybridge, washrooms and kitchen. A state-of-the-art home theatre ensures that you can have unlimited entertainment throughout the journey. Huge yachts will also have dance floors to spice up the party.

Relax on the beach

The beaches in Dubai are known for the deep blue water and gleaming white sand. Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach and Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) beach are some of the popular beaches in the city. You can simply ramble on the shores with your loved one or try some watersports. You will spot some thrill-seekers enjoying Jet Ski in the waves. Kite beach is a wonderful place where you can meet some enthusiastic kite surfers and also try your hand at it. Rejuvenate yourself on the tranquil beaches of Dubai.

When you visit Dubai in winter, there are numerous places to visit and things to do. Though you may not able to try all of them in your holiday, choose those which best suits your tastes and go for it.

Davies Krish

With a background in journalism and news reporting, Davies enjoys finding surprises and unusual sights in some of Middle East's most well-traveled destinations.

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