Dubai is not really your top choice for winter travels. I mean, it sits right in the middle of a desert, where the climate remains hot and humid throughout the year. But, the weather actually becomes more pleasant between October and February. This coincides also with a lot of events and special treats from this beautiful city. Many noteworthy festivals are organized during this time of the year. Millions of tourists prefer these months for these five amazing reasons.
1. Most exquisite beaches right in the middle of the desert
The great Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, and Marina Beach are just some of the beaches you can enjoy in Dubai. You can take a soothing sunbath under the shining sun or indulge in some exciting water sports such as go for crab hunting, explore the underwater life with scuba diving, enjoy a yellow boat ride around the Atlantis Hotel or visit the Aquafun water park. Enjoy the sunsets along the beach-facing restaurants that offer not just great view but delectable cuisines.
2. You will never run out of activities
Dubai is home to many fun theme parks such as Aquaventure water parks, Legoland theme park, and Motiongate Dubai, where you can experience world-class skiing, swimming, and many more leisure and adventure activities. The Dubai Miracle Garden is an extravagant outdoor recreational destination that showcases more than 45 million flowers that arranged in different shapes like a Pyramids, Butterflies, hearts, and peacocks. Thousand of nature lovers head out to Dubai just to take a sniff of these beautiful flowers.
Aquaventure Water Park
Dubai Miracle Garden
3. Santa comes early in Dubai
Dubai is an Islamic city, but it sure does know how to celebrate a good holiday season. The arrival of December month brings more happiness. During this month, the city organizes special Christmas Festival and Shopping markets for everyone. Here you can enjoy the Dubai Winter Festival, meet the Red Santa at the WAFI Mall, or watch a live concert at the Dubai Opera, and be enthralled by the stage shows at the DUCTAC. Plunge into some really delicious brunches specially baked for Christmas Eve.
Christmas Festive Market at Madinat Khalifa
4. Dubai Shopping Festival
The Dubai Shopping Festival is one of the best reasons to visit this incredible city during winters. and millions of people apply for Dubai Visa and head out to Dubai just to enjoy this grand Fest. DSF is the world’s largest shopping festival clubbed with entertainment extravaganza. This is the perfect place for shopping devotees, as the world-renowned brands offer heavy discounts on apparels, gadgets, carpets, décor & more. Besides splurging at the mall, Global Village is also a must-visit place. There are more than 30 pavilions, which represents 70+ countries and their culture and the village organizes various live stage shows to entertain visitors and also display fireworks at night.
Global Village Dubai
5. Extravagant New Year’s Bash
Dubai has always been dubbed to have the most extravagant fireworks display during New Year’s. Aside from being decorated with colorful lights and the pleasant weather, Dubai hosts special New Year club parties, beachside parties, and many more. The most awaited event is the Royal Gala Dinner in the Atlantis Hotel, which is arranged on the last day of the year. And the cherry on the top is the firework display at the famous landmarks of Dubai including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis, The Palm.
Royal Gala Dinner in Atlantis Hotel
There’s a lot more to do and see in this dazzling city, but these are some of the most amazing things that you could ever experience. Plan out your winter vacation now.
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About the author:
Prashant is a solo traveler who loves culture, nature, oceans, coffee, and music. He wants to convert his hobbies into a profession and even aspires to launch his own travel brand along with a coffee shop.
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