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How to Cool Off When You’re Visiting Dubai

Traditional bridge at Dubai's old town souk
Written by Staff Writer

This blog post was updated on May 12, 2020.

With its deep traditional values, modern technology, and “Think BIG” trailblazing attitude, Dubai can be a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year. There are quaint souks, mega shopping malls, and a host of other indoor and outdoor activities to keep visitors of all ages engaged and enthralled. However, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees, it’s also a good (and safe) idea to stay out of the powerful sun. If you’re thinking about a trip to Dubai, then consider these experiences that are guaranteed to keep you cool, no matter how hot it is outside!

Play with the Penguins at Ski Dubai!

We know what you’re thinking — “penguins in the Dubai desert heat?” Well this bizarre idea can only come to life at Ski Dubai! You’ll need some winter clothes in the largest indoor ski slope in the world, where you can snowboard, toboggan, and even build a snowman. It’s an amazing place to enjoy the winter cold in the Middle East and engage in all the winter sports activities you want.

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Jump into the Ancient Art of Pearl Diving!

pearls in oyster

From thousands of years ago up until the 1950s, the world’s best pearls were found around the Arabian Gulf. Now seeing a resurgence in interest in the ancient art of pearl diving, there are many customized tours that offer you the chance to dive in and search for pearls much like Arab divers did many years ago. Plus, your experience can also include learning how to open an oyster as well as a traditional Arabic lunch with fresh catch straight from the sea. Just being able to soak in the cool water is a reason to dive right into this ancient art.

Get Thrills While You Chill at IMG Worlds of Adventure!

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If you’re looking at having some fun for the whole family but still want to stay in cool air conditioning, then look no further than the largest temperature-controlled indoor theme park in the world! Spanning more than a whopping 1.5 million square feet, you can take themed roller coaster rides, attend amazing shows, shop and dine at great outlets, and take pictures with all your favorite superheroes at IMG Worlds of Adventure … and all without breaking  a sweat.

Have a Hot Drink at Chillout Ice Lounge!

Woman with big mug of hot drink during cold indoor weather

The first sub-zero lounge in the Middle East, this freezing haven serves up sandwiches, hot soups, and desserts, and is housed in what can feel like an icy igloo. Put on your thickest winter jacket and enjoy piping hot chocolate — it’s one of the most unique things to experience in Dubai!

Soak Up Some Cool Waves at the Beach!

Beach with sun loungers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s beaches have a lot to offer visitors, especially the chance to cool down with a dip in its blue waters. Make sure to be prepared with your sunscreen and head for the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa. You can make use of facilities like the swim-up pool bar that also has waterslides as well as its great stretch of  beach.

Do you know of any other ways to stay cool in Dubai? Let us know in the comments.

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