WanderlustTop reasons to visit Dubai this summer

The best of aquatic thrills, cultural wonders and culinary delights

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You might think summer in Dubai is too sweltering, with its warm temperatures and bright sunshine, but within the heat exist exciting opportunities to explore a vibrant city devoid of tourists. Here we explore the best reasons to spend the summer months in Dubai, from signature dining and cultural excitements to the blissfully uncrowded sights.

 

Family adventures

In the quieter summer months, many of Dubai’s most family-friendly adventures become all the more appealing. Our iconic Wild Wadi Waterpark™, is a front-runner for a day of splashes and aquatic adventures. For those looking for an interactive and entertaining experience, Dubai Parks and Resorts™, the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure destination should be at the top of your list. This one-stop arena comprises four unique theme parks for you to enjoy. These include Motiongate™ Dubai, the ultimate spot for movie-buffs which offers Hollywood-inspired rides and attractions. For the eager Hindi cinema fans across the world, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai features rides, attractions and live shows based on Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. If you are in search of a cultural adventure, Riverland Dubai takes you on an immersive journey with theatre and cuisines from four distinct historic eras. Finally, a special treat for the little ones awaits at Legoland® Water Park where you can build your own lego raft to slide through the various attractions.

Family at Wild Wadi Waterpark

 

For the nature lover

Summer holidays are a great time for the little ones to explore nature and learn something new about the ecological world in new, interesting ways. Plan a day that combines the best of both at The Green Planet, a fully immersive indoor tropical forest which invites you to swim with piranhas or fulfil every animal-lover’s dream of being a zookeeper for the day to learn more about wildlife and endangered species. For a truly immersive journey, you can also be transported to the midst of the tropics with the Thunderstorm experience in the biodome, allowing you to explore diverse habitats as you splash through puddles and learn how animals react to the setting.
If you’re seeking an adventure immersed in Dubai’s desert wilderness, the Hatta Wadi Hub is the ultimate break from city life with an array of activities ranging from glamping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking to exploring the rich heritage of the Hatta region and understanding the life of bees.

Rocky lanscape at Hatti Wadi Hub

 

The perfect dose of culture

The Museum of the Future has taken Dubai by storm and brings together the best of cultural innovation with technology. A visit to the museum will engage all your senses for an experience of the future of climate, ecology, health and wellness. The building’s exterior is covered in striking Arabic calligraphy designed by Matter Bin Lahej, an Emirati contemporary artist who continues to make his mark across the UAE. His powerful works are on display at Jumeirah Al Naseem and maintain a strong connection between Arabic heritage and innovative thought.
For a truly memorable experience, make your way to Dubai’s architectural marvel, the Burj Al Arab for an exclusive tour Inside Burj Al Arab. Uncover untold stories of the hotel’s impressive design and craftsmanship at our sail-shaped wonder soaring out of the Arabian Gulf.

Inside Burj Al Arab Tour

 

Cooling off potential

If there’s one thing the summer months will make you appreciate, it’s the blissful relief of a relaxed swim in cool waters. It is the best time of year to lounge by our temperature-controlled pools in incredible locations. From The Terrace at Burj Al Arab which features an infinity pool that stretches into the Arabian Gulf to the three stunning pools surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery at Jumeirah Al Naseem, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are in search of a more intimate setting, try the private plunge pools in a traditional villa at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf.

Private pool in villa at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

 

Ride the waves

During the summer months, the sunrise sea’s temperature of little-over 30 degrees, is just perfect for morning exercises. Additionally, the shorelines are quieter and free from the tourist buzz, making not only for blissful sunbathing, but for clearer traffic lanes in the jet ski-patrolled waters, cleaner seas for swimming, and even more potential if you take to the deep seas for fishing.
For our thrill-seeking guests, Deep Dive Dubai is an experience like no other where you can dive into a 60 metre pool, recorded to be the deepest in the world. Explore underwater wonders in a pool that is equivalent to six Olympic-sized pools and avoids all the dangers of diving into rough sea waters.

Jet skis

 

Perfect spa time

While taking advantage of Dubai’s summer sunshine, be sure to visit Jumeirah’s cutting-edge spas, which know how best to accentuate the sun’s natural remedy and promise to leave you feeling relaxed. Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah offers a wide array of facilities ranging from private treatments and signature full body massages to unique wellbeing experiences such as the Lucia light treatment. For a retreat in a traditional Turkish Hammam, Talise Ottoman Spa is a sanctuary or heritage inspired by Ottoman grandeur at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
You can also explore the unforgettable spa experiences at Burj Al Arab for a day of well deserved pampering at the Talise Spa perched on the 18th floor overlooking the shimmering skyline of Dubai.

Pool at Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab

 

Signature Dining

Home to over 50 restaurants, Madinat Jumeirah is the ultimate destination for foodies. Our world renowned chefs bring you flavours from across the world with their signature dishes. Whether you are seeking fresh seafood at Rockfish, Thai favourites at the award-winning Pai Thai or innovative Japanese-Peruvian flavours at Kayto, you will find culinary delights to suit all palettes. Alternatively, you can head over to Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s beloved culinary destination for fine dining in an extraordinary setting. Choose from French small plates at Al Muhanta, a Mediterranean grill at the beach pop-up Sal to traditional Arabic dishes and sky high views at Gilt.

Dining at Kayto


Whether you are an adventure-seeker, foodie or art and culture enthusiast, you will have endless activities to choose from. Enjoy all the best Dubai has to offer this summer with your loved ones during a stay at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.