65 Things to do in DUBAI: Stay Cool This Summer with Great Activities

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1. Dubai Summer Surprises

From June to September, enjoy incredible bargains and live entertainment during Dubai Summer Surprises. Keep an eye out for Daily Surprises that offer even more savings.

2. AYA at WAFI City Mall

Explore AYA, a 40,000-square-foot immersive entertainment space where the environment responds to your presence, creating a unique experience in WAFI City Mall.

3. La Perle Show

Witness the spectacular La Perle show, filled with daring stunts and evocative storytelling, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Explore Science and Technology

4. Museum of the Future

Dive into the limitless possibilities of science, technology, and innovation at the stunning Museum of the Future.

Enjoy Movie Magic

5. Reel Cinemas, VOX Cinemas, and Roxy Cinemas

Watch the latest releases in comfort at Reel Cinemas, VOX Cinemas, or Roxy Cinemas, where luxurious seats enhance your viewing experience.

Embrace Indoor Fun

6. Roll DXB

Get your skates on at Roll DXB for an exciting roller disco experience, spinning around to a retro soundtrack.

7. Museum of Illusions

Be amazed by mind-bending exhibits at the Museum of Illusions in Al Seef, where nothing is as it seems.

8. Escape Rooms

Challenge yourself in an escape room. Choose from options like Brain Game Dubai in Jumeirah, Escape Reality on Sheikh Zayed Road, NoWayOut in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, or TEPfactor at JBR.

9. 3D Blacklight MiniGolf

Enjoy glow-in-the-dark indoor fun with 18 holes of psychedelic 3D Blacklight MiniGolf in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

10. Live Combat Simulations

Take to the battlefield at live combat simulation hubs like Xstrike Dubai in Al Quoz, Lasertag Thrill Zone on Sheikh Zayed Road, or DIFC’s Arena Games.

11. Madame Tussauds Dubai

Snap selfies with wax figurines of your favorite local and international celebrities at Madame Tussauds Dubai.

12. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Stay cool all day at IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park in Dubai, featuring Marvel and Cartoon Network characters.

13. OliOli

Spark your children’s imagination at OliOli, an edutainment emporium with multiple rooms, including one filled entirely with water features.

14. Dubai Ice Rink’s Summer Camp

Slide into a new hobby at Dubai Ice Rink’s Summer Camp and master freestyle spins and cross-overs.

15. Urban Playgrounds

Jump around at trampoline-based BOUNCE Dubai or the inflatable park Air Maniax Dubai, suitable for kids and athletes alike.

16. Outlet Centres

Bag a bargain at Dubai’s outlet centres. Head to The Outlet Village and Dubai Outlet Mall for even bigger savings.

Family Activities: Ideal for the Young and Young at Heart

17. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Visit the Dubai Butterfly Garden and be surrounded by beautiful butterflies in their enclosure.

18. UNS Farms

Learn about high-tech farming at Al Quoz’s hydroponic UNS Farms.

19. Dig It at The Springs Souk

Let your kids build walls, bridges, and miniature structures at Dig It, an indoor activity center in The Springs Souk.

20. Adventure Park by Emaar

Turn up the fun at Adventure Park by Emaar in Dubai Hills Mall, featuring trampolines, Ninja Park, and Slide’n’Fly.

21. The Storm Coaster

Experience Dubai’s fastest indoor rollercoaster, The Storm Coaster, at Dubai Hills Mall.

22. Splash ‘n’ Party

Cool down with water-based fun at Splash ‘n’ Party, which also offers regular roaming entertainment.

23. Aventura Parks

Book a treetop zip-lining adventure at Aventura Parks, providing challenging obstacle courses for all ages.

24. Motiongate Dubai

Go for gold with Motiongate Dubai’s annual pass, offering 365 days of unlimited park access, free popcorn, and discounts.

25. Aquaventure Waterpark

Discover over 16 new attractions at Aquaventure Waterpark, including Splashers Lagoon and Splashers Cove.

26. Snow Cinema by VOX Cinemas

Watch the latest releases at Snow Cinema by VOX Cinemas in Ski Dubai, complete with a cosy blanket, heater, hot chocolate, and snacks.

27. Board Games Cafes

Grab a bite and test your skills at Unwind Speciality Board Games Cafe or The Six in Downtown Dubai.

28. DEWA Innovation Centre

Learn about clean energy and its role in protecting the planet at the DEWA Innovation Centre in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

29. KidZania Dubai

Wander through a miniature city at KidZania Dubai, where kids can take on over 40 role-playing ‘jobs.’

Hotspots for Early Birds: Get Rewarded if You’re Up When the Sun Rises

30. At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Start your day with spectacular views of the city from the 125th floor of Burj Khalifa.

31. Al Jiyad Stables

Watch the day break while horse riding at Al Jiyad Stables.

32. Scenic Helicopter Rides

Take flight and see the city from the skies on a scenic helicopter ride or via Skyhub’s gyrocopter.

33. Love Lakes at Al Marmoom

Take a biking tour of Love Lakes at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

34. Breakfast Spots

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at South African-accented tashas cafe or sample local fare at Arabian Tea House.

35. The View at The Palm

Watch Dubai’s golden sunrise from 240m above ground at The View at The Palm, available on weekends at 6am and 7am.

36. Kayaking with Kite’n’Surf

Take out a kayak from 7am with Kite’n’Surf and enjoy the serene Arabian Sea.

37. Dubai Hills Golf Club

Get a 6am tee time and complete your 18 rounds at Dubai Hills Golf Club.

38. Kite Beach

Experience two sides of the city by taking a dip at Kite Beach before breakfast at Hamptons Cafe.

39. Nemo WaterSports

Enjoy a jet-ski adventure or a flyboarding excursion to see the Dubai skyline from the water.

Dine Out with a Difference: Eat Your Way Through the City’s Seasonal Best

40. Floral Afternoon Tea at Raffles Salon

Enjoy sweet and savory treats at the Floral Afternoon Tea in Raffles Salon, with special versions for kids.

41. Coffee Museum

Visit the Coffee Museum in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to learn about the importance of coffee in Arabic culture.

42. Dinner with Entertainment

Dine with a difference at La Casa del Tango, Billionaire Dubai, or The Theater at Fairmont Dubai, combining meals with entertainment.

43. Quiz Nights

Join quiz nights at The Void at Studio One Hotel or Rose & Crown at Al Habtoor City for a fun evening with friends.

44. Brass Monkey and Wavehouse

Enjoy VR Racing simulators, retro arcade games, and bowling at Brass Monkey or Wavehouse at Atlantis, The Palm.

45. Lunch Deals

Indulge in lunch deals at top restaurants, such as Bombay Borough in Downtown Dubai.

46. Beachside Bites

Savor Italian-Japanese bites at Bla Bla, with a two-course lunch including water and tea or coffee.

47. Theatre of Digital Art

Redeem the value of your ticket at Souk Madinat restaurants like Trattoria, Ushna, and The Noodle House.

48. Melange Dubai

Treat yourself to Melange Dubai’s signature cakes and bakes at ME by Melia at The Opus.

49. ReFIVE Spa

Indulge in a massage or facial, lunch, and pool access at FIVE Jumeirah Village’s ReFIVE Spa.

50. Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Discover Michelin-starred plates at eateries such as STAY by Yannick Alléno and 11 Woodfire.

51. Pavilion at The Beach

Take in views of Ain Dubai while dining at Pavilion at The Beach.

52. Time Out Market

Cap off a shopping day at Dubai Mall with a meal at Time Out Market and enjoy the terrace view of The Dubai Fountain.

53. Beach and Pool Passes

Find great offers on beach and pool passes, such as Riva Beach Club’s weekday access or Palazzo Versace’s pools.

54. MasterChef The TV Experience

Test your culinary skills with the ‘Can You Guess The Mystery Ingredients’ challenge at MasterChef The TV Experience.

55. Coffee Roastery RoR

Learn about coffee at Al Quoz-based Coffee Roastery RoR with their speciality coffee training courses.

Learn Something New: Pick Up a Skill or Three This Summer

56. Pottery and Ceramics

Try pottery at Yadawei or Oka Ceramics, or paint crockery at Café Ceramique.

57. Perfume Workshops


in a perfume workshop at Oo La Lab to learn the science behind fragrances.

58. Alserkal Avenue Workshops

Book art workshops at Alserkal Avenue, offering everything from candle making to leather painting.

59. Yoga

Book yoga sessions at places like Seva in Jumeirah or The Yoga Studio at Dubai Media City.

60. Photography

Improve your photography skills with Gulf Photo Plus’ classes, offering workshops on darkroom techniques and smartphone photography.

61. Paint and Grape

Express yourself at Paint and Grape, a painting class hosted by We Love Art and Cafe W at Media One Hotel.

Socially Conscious Adventures: Mix a Day Out with Doing Good

62. Animal Shelter Volunteering

Volunteer at animal shelters like K9 Friends, Stray Dogs Centre, and Animal Action UAE.

63. Kayak for the Environment

Take a guided kayak tour of Al Qudra Lakes and learn about the local ecosystem with the UAE’s premier eco tour operator, Goumbook.

64. Coffee Planet

Sign up for a tasting tour of Coffee Planet’s roastery to see their 3,000kg Probat Neptune Roaster in action.

65. Eco Cooking Class

Join an eco cooking class at the Top Chef Cooking Studio in Jumeirah and learn to cook with sustainable ingredients.