Things to do

The A-Z of Summer in Dubai

Considering the scorching 50 degree heat, most of the activities are indoors with AC!

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The A-Z of Summer in Dubai
The guide to your perfect Dubai summer is here! We’ve put together a list of 26 things to do all the way from A-Z, so no matter what your preference is, you’ll be sure to find something you like!

A for the Aquarium

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the coolest attractions at the Dubai Mall. Enter through a tunnel and you’ll be surrounded by fish, sharks, and sting rays all above you as you walk through. Once you get to the end of the tunnel you’ll enter the next step which is the underwater zoo which is home to several sea creepy crawlies, snakes, etc. The best part about coming here in summer is the 35% discount so don’t miss out!

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B is for Beach

Although we did say the majority of the activities we’d try to keep you inside, everyone knows that Dubai is famous for its beaches. If you’re in the sea, then you won’t be hot. Check out our article on the best public beaches.

C is for Cinema

A cinema day or night is always a sound plan. Dubai has several cinemas all around the city, a few popular ones are Reel Cinemes, Roxy and VOX. If you’re feeling extra, there’s also the option to go “platinum” and enjoy the movie in true luxury.

D is for Dubai Mall

The biggest mall in the world… do we need to say more!

E is for Escape Room

Everyone loves escape rooms, so why not pick an afternoon to get your brain working?

F is for Festival City

Another cool area where you can shop, eat, and occasionally enjoy some fireworks.

G is for Miracle Garden

This place is outside but as the name suggests, it’s absolutely beautiful and worth the visit.

H is for Hopfest

The annual Hopfest at the Irish Village is coming up in about 2 weeks!

I is for Indoor Activities

Our article on indoor activities is what you’ve been waiting for. Best of all, they’re perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

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What we look like when we have a short vacation next week…

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J is for July

Check out our article on what’s happening this July before the end of the month.

K is for Karak Tea

Yes, this is a hot drink but it’s so yummy that thought won’t even cross your mind. There are tons of places that sell Karak tea and one of the most common things locals like to do is pull up to a take-away place in their car and grab a tea to go.

L is for Landmarks

We all know about the crazy buildings Dubai has to offer, check out our article on the must-see Landmarks here to be a real tourist.


M is for Milkshakes

My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard!

N is for Nusret

Nusret, aka the famous Salt Bae has one of his steakhouses in the Four Seasons Hotel, he’s also frequently spotted there so you might get lucky and snag a picture with him.


O is for Opera

The Dubai Opera is a fabulous night out and they always have new performances to watch.

P is for party

If the weekend’s here, can you say party? Check out our recent article on the coolest bars/clubs where you’ll not only drink, but play games!

Q is for Quiet night in

Mainly because we couldn’t really come up with anything that starts with Q, but a lovely night in is always cozy… especially if you’ve got AC.

R is for Rain

If you’re missing a little bit of rain this summer, then check out the immersive rain exhibit at the Sharjah Art Foundation. Don’t worry… you don’t actually get wet!

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‎هل قمتم بزيارة الغرفة الماطرة ؟ ادعوا العائلة والأصدقاء لمشاركتكم تجربة المشي تحت المطر دون الحاجة إلى مظلة. يقع هذا العمل التركيبي الدائم والمصمم من قبل الفنانين راندوم إنترناشونال جانب حديقة المجرة. ‎أوقات الزيارة: يومياً 9:00 صباحاً – 9;00 مساءً، عدا الجمعة 4:00 عصراً – 11;00 مساءً ‎للمزيد من المعلومات قوموا بالاتصال على 06 5610095 أو زيارة sharjahart.org ‎التذاكر متوفرة في مبنى الغرفة الماطرة. خرائط جوجل: الغرفة الماطرة Have you visited Rain Room yet? Bring your family and friends and live the experience of walking through continuous rainfall. This immersive installation by @randominternational is open permanently at Al Majarrah Park. Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, except Fridays, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm For more information please call 06 5610095 or visit sharjahart.org Tickets available at the venue, Google Maps: Rain Room #rainroomsharjah #sharjahartfoundation

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S is for Shopping

Dubai is one of the world’s capitals for great shopping, check out our article for some of the more unique places to go.

T is for Thrill

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love the thrill’s Dubai’s got to offer.

U is for Underwater Restaurant

Looking for a bougie night, well then the Ossiano restaurant at Atlantis is exactly what you’re looking for. Enjoy a dinner surrounded by the sea.

V is for Visit Abu Dhabi

Dubai’s neighbouring Emirate is less than an hours drive away, check out our article on what you can’t miss if you’re visiting Abu Dhabi.

W is for World Cup

That 1 month every 4 years is finally here (but sadly almost over). With the upcoming semi-finals and finals, check out our article on the best bars to catch the World Cup matches.


X is for Xline

Ever thought you could zipline over a city? The Xline in Dubai Marina lets you do that… think you’re brave enough?

Y is for Yacht Club

The yacht club is perfect for a day trip, there’s plenty of things to do from dining, spas, and of course the possibilty to charter your own yacht!

Z is for Zero Gravity

An exclusive beach club that only the coolest people go to!



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