7 Fun Outdoor Activities In Dubai For You To Try This Fall

Buh-bye blistering summer!
7 Fun Outdoor Activities In Dubai For You To Try This Fall

The weather has been cooling down and we’re loving every bit of it! Gone are the days where you try to hide away from the scorching heat and try to stay indoors as much as possible. It's time to get out and about again and being in Dubai, the possibilities are endless! And the best part? Be it for the budget saver or the thrill seeker, there’s something to everyone’s liking. Here’s our list of the best things to do in the city this fall:

1) Explore The Creek At Al Seef

Take a stroll down the Dubai Creek, which has become one of the most happening spots in the city and the recent opening of Al Seef, a retail and dining destination on the banks of the creek have only added to its charm. Re-discover the heart of Dubai as you wander through the area split evenly between heritage and contemporary architecture, reflecting the journey of Dubai from old to new.

Free Entry. Open daily from 10am-midnight. Al Seef, Bur Dubai, www.alseef.ae.

2) Make A Splash At Laguna Waterpark

What better way to cool down than going to a water park? La Mer’s latest offering ‘Laguna’ is the perfect way to end the summer. Learn how to surf and hit the waves, or try out the 180 degree wave machine if you’re brave enough. Feeling lazy? Unwind in their cosy cabanas with a drink in your hand or float along the lazy river without a care in the world. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some ice-cream from iScream !

Open daily 10am-8pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1, www.lagunawaterpark.com.

3) Bike through Al Qudra

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Working out doesn’t have to be a pain. Why not kick it up a notch and make it exciting? Grab your bike and head over to the desert for a scenic workout that we promise you will not get bored of! With brilliant views of the sand dunes, and even some wildlife along the way, this picturesque 86km cycle track in the desert is the perfect stress reliever this season. If you’re lucky enough, you might just be able to ride off into the sunset!

Al Qudra Cycle Track; Past Arabian Ranches, Dubai.

4) Shop Your Heart Out At The Dubai Souq

Skip the glam and glitz of the mall and hop on an Abra to get some much needed retail therapy amongst the historic alleys of Old Dubai. Venture into a traditional shopping experience and browse through the hundreds of retail shops offering a unique selection of jewellery, diamonds and other precious stones at the Gold Souq as well as a wonderful selection of colourful fabrics at the Textile Souk. It’s also the perfect place to do some window shopping!

Dubai Souqs, Dubai Creek, Deira, Dubai.

5)  Have Some Beachside Fun At JBR

Who can say no to a relaxing, sunny day by the beach? With something for everyone, The Beach at JBR is the ultimate chill spot if you’re looking to have a good time outdoors. Bask in the sun and kill time by people-watching. Get your fitness on and jog by the beach or workout at the outdoor gym. The foodies are in for a treat as they’re spoilt with endless choices from Greek to Arabic food, making it the perfect place to grab a quick grub while on a stroll. Make sure to take hundreds of stunning beach selfies for the gram!

Free Entry. The Beach, JBR, www.thebeach.ae.

6) Enjoy An Outdoor Brunch

There’s always a new brunch to try out in Dubai. But with the heat becoming more and more bearable, outdoor brunches seem like the way to go! Whether it’s the Latin-themed Urban Picnic brunch, a seafood brunch near the Burj Al Arab at Pierchic or a vibrant and cosy rooftop brunch at Treehouse, you’ll always have a fun outdoor brunch spot to be at with your gal pals every weekend.

7) Watch A Movie Under The Stars

It’s hard to resist a good movie and even better company to enjoy it with. However it’s so much harder to say no to a movie under the night sky! New kid-on the block, Vox OUTDOOR at Aloft City Centre Deira is a licensed open air cinema and is the best way to watch the latest blockbusters. Kick back and relax in a lounge-style setting and indulge in gourmet cinema snacks and beverages served directly to your seat for a one-of-a-kind movie viewing experience

Vox Outdoor Cinema, Aloft City Centre Deira, Price: Dhs75 (single), Dhs150 (double)