As the months get colder, and the layers on your daily outfits start to pile on, winters spent in the middle-eastern city, is unlike any other. With lows of up to 16 degrees Celsius and an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, the December to March season is seen as a rewarding time for friends and families in the city. Many leisure venues embrace outdoor seating, winter wonderland festivals are all the rage, and beach days are an almost-everyday thing. As some of the most pleasant months, this is also a time to get out and explore the city for all of its glory and tourist landmarks.
Our experts outline, Dubai’s best venues to hit up during the winter to make the most of family time, bonfires, festive shopping, and an unbeatable night under the stars.
Christmas Market At Secret Santa’s Island in Bluewaters Island
Reindeer sculptures and festive lights to live performers and dancers – The Bluewaters Island is jam-packed with fun and excitement this month, to give you and your family the perfect chance to explore the city. In addition to Christmas-themed events, the island will also host a Drone show as part of the ongoing Dubai Shopping Festival perfect for children and families.
Your ideal holiday pick: 2BR Holiday Apartment at Sadaf 6 in JBR
Located in JBR’s famous cobble-stoned neighbourhood, guests of this gorgeous 2 bedroom BNB will experience the perks of living by the city’s vibrant beachfront. Apart from having plenty of options to enjoy the city just within the neighbourhood, getting around the city, also won’t pose to be a hassle. Plenty of winter markets as well as Secret Santa’s island lie nearby.
Daily rate starting from AED 1,300 onwards
Movie and Popcorn Under The Stars
If there’s ever a time, you can enjoy a movie under the stars without sweating buckets – it’s now. With temperatures pleasantly chilly, many tourists and travellers take advantage to explore the city as best as they can. Some of the best outdoor cinemas in Dubai including Al Barsha’s Galeria Mall features a VIP experience with all the latest hits. Both Dubai Creek and Bluewaters Island also feature outdoor cinemas for movie nights under the stats – for tickets prices ranging from AED 74 to AED 140. Some venues such as The Green Room in Dubai Sports City also feature slightly more unique experiences where guests can float through a poolside and enjoy a movie of their choice.
Your ideal holiday pick: 1BR Holiday Apartment in Jumeirah Living Lamtara 2
As part of Jumeirah’s residential community, Lamtara exudes Arabian architecture and above all else, easy access to nearby tourist venues. Guests will find tastefully curated interiors alongside all the necessary appliances for long and short-term holiday staycations in the city. This includes the city’s famous beach sites and other prime venues such as Bluewaters Island, Downtown Dubai and Umm Sequim road.
Daily rate starting from AED 1,650 onwards
Visit A Seasonal Outdoor Winter Market
Dubai’s good weather is the perfect excuse for experiencing everything from themed winter activities to a new line of choices for retail experiences. The Ripe Market group of events are a seasonal trend in Dubai featuring everything from food trucks to entertainment and retail options. From supercar shows to pony rides the venue aims to accommodate all, in an open-air setting. Sport lovers can also enjoy a range of activities including Basketball, Tennis and Yoga. The event is located at Dubai Police Academy Park in Umm Suqeim Road, and will take place from 31st December 2022 onwards for tickets selling as low as AED 5 per person.
Your ideal holiday pick: 1BR Holiday Apartment in La Cote Building Jumeirah
This one-bedroom home offers everything from glorious wooden flooring to a spacious open floor plan to accommodate a dining area, lounge set and equipped kitchen with an island space. Some of the home’s most charming attributes include its views of the Jumeirah waterfront and neighbourhood community posing tons of privacy with pleasant days ahead.
Daily rate starting from AED 1,650
Desert Camping By Al Qudra Road
One of the most favoured activities by Dubai citizens during the winter is definitely camping. From burning coals to barbeque nights with the whole family, nothing beats family time like a day in the region’s sandy dunes. One of the most popular regions for enjoying nights out camping in Dubai is the Al Qudra Road. Located just alongside the DAMAC Hills 2 residential community, the space is usually buzzing with tents and firewood during the weekends. Although residents and tourists are not required to obtain a camping permit for short-term getaways in Dubai, it is advised to check out the rules and regulations of camping before planning a visit.
Your ideal holiday pick: 4 Bedroom Holiday Townhouse For Rent in DAMAC Hills 2
Whether you’re planning a spontaneous getaway or a planned holiday trip to Dubai during the New Year season, our fully furnished holiday townhouse offers the perfect space to get away from it all. With an inclusive community, featuring all the necessary lifestyle facilities to a private backyard and spacious rooms; the home offers privacy above all else while also being just a few minutes away from the nearby campground.
Daily rate starting from AED 850 onwards
Explore Dubai Marina’s waterfront venues and activities
The man-made waterfront in the city’s urban corner has been regarded as one of the most desirable spots to enjoy the weather and the view. The region’s central location for Yachts and Dhow Cruises, the area is also a stellar opportunity to sift through the soothing waters with a side of scrumptious Arabian and Intercontinental Delicacies. Moreover, the area is also within close proximity to many of the nearby beach clubs offering endless special and seasonal offers to accommodate everyone including tourists to local residents in Dubai. Some of the best beach clubs in Dubai, are located nearby offering a range of recreational facilities as well as on-site dining venues for an all-inclusive experience.
Your ideal holiday pick: 1BR Holiday Apartment at The Residence Marina Gate 2
Strategically located in Dubai Marina’s waterfront, occupants will be able to navigate through many of the neighbourhood’s waterfront activities. Moreover, the residence is also located just across the Dubai Marina Mall, giving occupants a chance to explore a number of luxury retail outlets as well as star-rated dining services. For a more versatile experience, guests can also book a yacht in Dubai Marina, and enjoy packages inclusive of live entertainment, dinner and more.
Daily rate starting from AED 2,000 onwards
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Disclaimer: Please note, prices are subject to change due to season and availability. Terms and conditions apply.