WanderlustSix reasons to plan a wonderful winter break in Dubai

Dubai enjoys sun, sea and so much more, all year-round

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Weather to lift your spirits

Dubai is located on the Arabian Gulf, which enjoys bright sunshine all year round. In December, when much of Europe is at its coolest, the weather in Dubai averages a perfect 26 degrees. This lends itself to a host of outdoor activities. How about a morning learning to stand-up paddle board or an afternoon exploring the Gulf in a kayak? With such clear blue skies, you might even be tempted to go skydiving.

 

Waterpark fun for all the family 

There are numerous waterparks in Dubai, and they’re a brilliant way to cool off when temperatures rise. Families will love visiting Wild Wadi Waterpark, one of the biggest and best parks in the city, with 30 rides and attractions to choose from. Get wet and wild on the Burj Surj or the rapids of Flood River, or test your nerves on the Jumeirah Sceirah, where you hurtle down a 120m drop at up to 80km/h.

Wild-Wadi water slide

 

Perfect weather for a boat trip  

For just a couple of dirhams, you can enjoy a trip on board a traditional wooden abra boat. Take a ride to Al Seef, Dubai’s heritage district, which celebrates Dubai Creek’s history. Get lost strolling along charming walkways, or dine by the promenade, dotted with cafes and restaurants.

16-9 Offer Mina A Salam Madinat Jumeirah - Suite Madinat

 

Open-air yoga

Where better to perfect your downward-facing dog than on a pristine, white sandy beach? Open-air yoga sessions take place across Dubai, where fresh air and sea views make for truly memorable classes. To cool off afterwards, head inside to one of Dubai’s luxurious spas. Try out a saltwater floatation pool, indulge in a facial or enjoy a massage. You deserve it.

 

Al fresco dining 

Winter is the perfect time for al fresco dining in Dubai and there are tempting restaurants to try all over the city. Start by taking an abra tour of Madinat Jumeirah en route to dinner at Pai Thai. At this award-winning restaurant, you can enjoy delicious Thai food as you look out over the Madinat’s serene waterways.

Pai-Thai-Food

 

Brilliant beach clubs 

You don’t have to be a guest at Burj Al Arab to experience it. The hotel has one of the best beach clubs in Dubai and cabanas start from 2,000 AED per day. Settle in, then dive into the infinity pool and admire the endless views of the Arabian Gulf. Finish the day with a cocktail at Gold on 27.