5 Best Activities to Celebrate Eid in UAE and Beat the Heat this Summer
Eid is just round the corner and a long weekend is appealing to you to take on some adventures to celebrate Eid Ul Adha like never before. With temperatures reaching 50 degrees, a stroll in the park or a sunbathe on the beach is nearly impossible. Beat the scorching heat and slide into your fun-packed weekend with a range of activities that pumps up your dopamine and provide a fun-sealed haven from the unapologetic heat.
1. Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is a place that is widely known as a man-made marvel where delusions have come to life. Essentially, seeing snow in a desert seems to be a deception. However, this spectacular indoor snow park in Dubai flaunts thrilling activities designed for utmost fun. Ski Dubai is not only limited to skiing but also offers a broad scope of exciting activities in the snow park play region that begins with climbing towers, goliath snowballs, frosty body slides, sled runs, and substantially more. This magnificent show-stopper of architectural marvels offers numerous things to encounter in Ski Dubai that make this spot past the creative minds.
Ski Dubai is located in Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai.
Mondays — Thursdays: 10 am — 11 pm
Fridays: 10 am — 12 am
Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am — 12 am
Get ready for extreme aqua fun at the Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai, located at the luxurious Atlantis the Palm. Comprising 30 rides and attractions, a beach, surfing, and a kid’s play area, the magnificent Aquaventure Waterpark is the perfect place to have a good time with your family. Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai is lauded as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry”, thanks to the numerous record-breaking rides it has. Not only for adventure, it is also a stimulating environment for sea life and animal lovers to play with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and stingrays. The park has several places to refuel yourself like the Shark Bites serving pizza, burgers, and Arabic snacks and the Waves serving shawarma, hot dogs, and sandwiches. You can enjoy refreshing coolants from other onsite cafes, Lagoons, Snappers, and Splashers. Take a ride through the world’s longest zip circuit along with the lagoon sharks. Spanning over 42 acres of land, Aquaventure Waterpark offers extreme thrill and fun which you definitely can’t miss in the heart of Dubai. You can also enjoy water activities like windsurfing, sailing, sea kayaking, roller coasters taking you up and down the water streams, River rides, Leap of Faith speed slide and so much more, that you cannot possibly cover in a single visit. But let’s start with one.
Aquaventure Waterpark is located in Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd., Dubai
10 am — 6:30 pm daily
The newly refurbished Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai is a jaw-dropping attraction in Dubai where you can experience -6 degrees temperature amidst 50 degrees Dubai heat.
Spellbinding ice sculptures, ice seating and tables, and a uniquely illuminated interior, all at a sub-zero temperature is definitely that will capture your attention throughout. Ice Shards, stalactites, and stalagmites all around the place make it even more real and amazing to look at. Not only the 1st in Dubai but Chillout Ice Lounge is the 1st in the whole of the middle east which garners enough attention and crowd from all over the world. The lively location of Times Square Center makes it easy to reach and gives you a space for exploring different hotspots. The lounge serves hot soups, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolates, coffee, tea, and a variety of deserts, mock-tails, and confectionary, making it the first of its kind in the world to serve hot food & beverages. You will receive a complimentary welcome drink on arrival along with thermal clothes. Re-discover the mesmerizing arts that are possible to make with ice.
Chillout Ice Lounge is located in Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai.
10 am — 10 pm
Unlimited fun and excitement await you at the IMG Worlds of Adventure Dubai. With a classic and world-class adventure theme, the IMG world is one of the most magnificent indoor theme parks in the world spanning a size of 28 football grounds. The massive park is home to themed attractions by 4 major fictional world themes Marvel, Lost Valley, Cartoon Network, and IMG Boulevard. The park is so designed that each of these themes has attractions, rides, dining, and shopping outlets. There are also Novo Cinemas onsite to catch up with the latest movie. IMG World the magnificent theme park is a one-stop attraction to spend your time with family or group of friends with various rides, movie halls, dining, and shopping outlets. You can spend an entire day here and still not be able to cover up the whole of it.
IMG World of Adventures is located in Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, City of Arabia — Dubai.
Monday — Thursday (12:00 PM — 10:00 PM) & Friday — Sunday (12:00 PM — 11:00 PM)
Perfectly tucked in the upbeat Dubai Mall in the lively Downtown Dubai is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. At the ground level, you will find the walk-in Aquarium spread across a 48-meter tunnel. Marvel at the sight of exotic marine species in the 10-million-liter tank which is believed to have the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Dubai Aquarium tickets are for various parts of the zoo including Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Behind the Scenes tour, Underwater Observatory, Submersible Simulator, Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat ride, VRZoo 360, Underwater Observatory, and Fish Feeding. At level 2 you will find the Rainforest, Rocky Shore Living Ocean environments, and Underwater Zoo. Sharks, Otters, catfish, jellyfish, fishes, and much more that you can imagine. This is an epitome of manmade architectural structures to make close to the natural environment for sea life that you would otherwise find only while scuba diving. Get acquainted with the famous crocodile there or the gigantic sharks. At an additional cost, you can also go for a glass-bottom boat ride as well as fish feeding. The rainforest, zoo, and tunnel, together combine to offer you a marine experience that is next only to real sea life.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located in Dubai Mall, Finance Center Rd., Dubai.
Sunday — Wednesday: 10 am — 10 pm
Thursday– Saturday: 10 am — 12 am