Just because it’s summer and the overbearing heat is nearly inescapable doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped up in your house all season. That’s why we have put together a check-list of things to keep you cool in Dubai. There are plenty of things to be doing around Dubai that involve only a quick trip from the car to the next air-conditioned building to keep you cool and entertained.
Check these top 7 activities and places to tick of the list to while away the long summer days –
TEPfactor Dubai: Two, Three or Four Hour Adventure Experience
Estimated Savings: AED396
Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence
Our Opinion: When the Entertainer Fam were getting geared up for an afternoon at TEPfactor Dubai, we weren’t sure what to expect. We were nervous and excited all at the same time and after we were done, we were desperate to go back. Put yourself and your team to the test in the epic series of challenges that are designed to put you through your paces both mentally and physically. We sweated, we laughed and we roared in triumph all afternoon. It was a fantastic experience that we suggest everyone should try!!
Top Tip: Make sure to choose your team wisely as you’ll need an array of skills to beat TEPfactor Dubai. We also suggest you wear gym clothes and sturdy trainers!!
Ice Cream Lab: Medium or Large Cup of Ice Cream
Estimated Savings: AED30
Location: City Centre Me’aisem
Our Opinion: We never get bored of visiting Ice Cream Lab and it’s perfect on our list of things to keep you cool. It’s science and delicious treats all rolled into one! You can watch your chosen ice cream flavour and toppings be mixed and frozen together right in front of your eyes as the Ice Cream Lab uses liquid nitrogen to create your frozen treat right then and there.
Top Tip: Have your camera ready for when the liquid nitrogen starts billowing. It’s very impressive.
Roxy Cinema: Platinum Plus Experience
Estimated Savings: AED225
Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence
Our Opinion: We all like going to the cinema now and then. Perhaps the next film in your favourite trilogy is coming out and you’re getting excited about munching on popcorn while watching the action unfold. If that’s the case then why not book a platinum experience at Roxy and REALLY treat yourself. Watch movies in style and comfort like never before. It’s a proper Dubai experience!
Top Tip: Take socks, it gets cold in the cinema!
Wavebreaker: Main Course, House Beverage or
20% Off Total Bill, 50% Off Pool Pass
Estimated Savings: AED80
Location: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR
Our Opinion: Find some respite in the shade at Wavebreaker! Grab your sunhat, kick back and order a cocktail while watching the waves lap the sand. It’s so chilled out and laid back at Wavebreaker, you won’t want to leave! The staff are super friendly and helpful and the menu is extensive. It’s the perfect spot for some down-to-earth, delicious food and a break from the sun.
Top Tip: Try the signature pina colada and order a plate of chicken wings. They’re so moreish!
FloatUAE: 50% Off Float Class
Estimated Savings: AED75
Location: The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
Our Opinion: We’re always looking for new and exciting things to change up our workout. We get so bored of the same old gym routine and FloatUAE is a breath of fresh air! Challenge your core and your balance on huge SUP boards and if you fall off, it’s no biggie because it’s hilarious and keeps you cool!
Top Tip: Wear a full-body swimsuit. You won’t want to be fiddling around with a bikini halfway through the class.
Ski Dubai: Snow Premium
Estimated Savings: AED500
Location: Mall of the Emirates
Our Opinion: This might seem like an obvious choice to beat the heat but we couldn’t leave out the coldest place in Dubai as part of our things to keep you cool! We had a whale of a time frolicking in the snow, causing mayhem and trying out all the rides. It’s thrilling and chilling all at the same time!
Top Tip: If you can, take your own socks, gloves, hat and snow outfits. You’ll be far more comfortable.
French Bakery: Beverage, Pastry or Sandwich
Estimated Savings: AED20
Location: Onyx Tower, The Greens
Our Opinion: Need a quick pick-me-up? Or a cute little place to stop for a coffee and to recharge your batteries? Get yourself to French Bakery and get cosy. The selection of sandwiches, cakes and coffees and are all top-notch and it’s a great place to take your laptop and chill out for a while.
Top Tip: Ask for your croissant to be warmed through. It makes it 10x more delicious.