Things to Do in Dubai This Winter
Dubai’s winter brings respite from its blistering summer heat, drawing travelers who want to enjoy the beaches, city, and desert in warm—but not overly hot—climes. Check out these brilliant ways to see and experience Dubai between November and March, when the city is at its coolest and liveliest best.
Enjoy Dubai’s balmy winter sunshine and check out its must-sees—including the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab—in one trip, courtesy of anopen-top hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Re-create a freezing winter with a spin onDubai Ice Rink, the city’s Olympic-sized indoor ice-skating venue.
Head intoDubai’s desertto enjoy a 4x4 dune drive, sandboarding, camel riding, and a barbecue dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp—all made comfortable by the relative cool of winter.
Take a walking tour ofold Dubaito experience its buzzing souks, traditional wind towers, and beautiful creek.
See the sun rise over the desert on adawn hot air balloon rideabove the dunes, complete with a falcon-flying display from the basket.
Swap the sun for the snow ofSki Dubai, an indoor winter wonderland popular for its ski slopes, toboggans, zorbing, and penguin parades.
Count down to midnight and watch fireworks crackle above the city’s towers on aNew Year’s Eve Arabian dhow dinner cruiseon Dubai Creek.