Updated: Jan 7
We’re now heading towards the end of October and the beginning of winter in Dubai, when the weather begins to cool down and people begin to re-emerge from the comfort of their AC! There are so many reasons to love this time of year in the city, but here are my top six:
1. Getting back to nature
With the cooler weather, now is the perfect time to discover the natural beauty of Dubai - and the UAE in general - explore stunning mountain scenery in Ras Al Khaimah (including Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak), take a trip down to Dubai creek to see the flocks of flamingoes that call this area home, or head on an adventurous safari where you can try out dune-bashing, spot camels, or simply star-gaze as the sun goes down.
2. Days at the beach This is the best time to enjoy Dubai’s incredible beaches! There are loads of wonderful, free beaches available to everyone in the city, from the always-bustling Kite Beach, to newer La Mer and even the quieter Jebel Ali beach. There are options to suit everyone with soft, powder-y sands and bathwater-warm waters - just don’t forget your SPF!
There is nothing better to do in Dubai than head outdoors, relax on a gorgeous terrace and enjoy sundowners with a view! From high-end spots like Madinat Jumeirah and Souk Al Bahar, to the more eclectic mix of venues at West Palm or Bluewaters, Dubai is host to a plethora of great watering holes that offer an amazing selection of drinks alongside wonderful views of the city.
5. Fun family days out
This is also the perfect season to enjoy some precious family time, and head out with the little ones! There are so many options for families in Dubai - enough for me to fill a whole other blog post on! - but my kids love heading to the waterparks, theme parks, and Dubai Safari Park. These are great for families of all ages, and wonderful ways to create lasting memories with loved ones.
6. Explore Dubai’s old quarter
Dubai’s older side oozes authentic, Arabic charm. While the summer is too hot to explore its maze of winding streets and bustling souks, winter is ideal! The historic Al Bastakiya district dates back to the 19th century and features some charming art galleries, as well as the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding which is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about Dubai’s rich history. From Bastakiya, you can also hop on an Abra (or small boat) to take a tour of Dubai creek and explore the many surrounding souks - I find them to be a great source of inspiration!
Do you have a favorite spot to explore in Dubai? Let me know! And as always, if you’re planning a trip to the city or a day out in our glorious winter sunshine, get in touch to try some of my delicious kosher catering - from perfectly portable lunches to enjoy while you’re out, to brilliant breakfasts and delicious dinners, there are options that cater to every diet and fit in with every trip!