The best indoor activities in Dubai right now

*Monica voice*: it’s the humidity!
The best indoor activities in Dubai right now
Dubai Mall

With the weather outside reaching some seriously warm and temperatures, we’ve rounded up some of the best activities to do with your friends, or alone, that are all set indoors (all hail the AC!). No humidity frizz here!!

Ski Dubai

Contrast the sweltering summer with snow, skiing and penguins! Ski Dubai has now re-opened (with all necessary precautions), and they are offering a ski pass with unlimited ski access for the whole summer for just Dhs250. Catch you on the slopes!


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

One of the largest aquariums in the world, you’re sure to have be amazed at the 10-million litre aquarium and underwater zoo. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Experience tickets, which include the aquarium tunnel, are currently on offer from Dhs175 to just Dhs75, so now is as good a time as any to go see all the fishies! If you’re feeling super adventurous you can even book in for a new shark encounter experience.

The Green Planet

Immerse yourself in a tropical rainforest…right in the centre of Dubai. You can see first-hand conservation of animals in this amazing indoor vertical rain-forest. Take on the new Australian animal experience ‘Australian Walkabout’, or spot the Cuban Amazon Parrot in the bird encounter, you’ll feel like you’ve been around the world in an hour!

Dubai Ice Rink

Cool down from the summer heat with an hour of indoor ice skating. With everything from beginner’s classes, evening discos or just giving-it-a-go with your gals, you’re sure to have the time of your life here – and work those quads too!

Dubai Bowling Centre

Grab your besties and head out for a night of bowling! Feel like you’re in an American movie at the state-of-the-art 16 lane bowling centre. It’s perfect for beginners just wanting to have fun as you can rent everything you need whilst your there. They also have a whole host of video and arcade games too.

Dubai Mall

In the immortal words of Carrie Bradshaw, ‘shopping is my cardio!’. If it’s retail therapy your after then this one is a bit of a no-brainer… head straight to the Dubai Mall! The largest mall in the world hosts over 1,200 stores, so you’re definitely not going to be stuck for choice.

Etihad Museum

Educate yourself on the social, political and scientific heritage of the UAE at the Etihad Museum. The museum takes you right back to the founding of the UAE, all within a stunning 25,000msq architectural dream, full of experience exhibitions and interactive programmes.