It’s always sunny in Dubai. But then there are some places that are memoirs of cosy winters, of Decembers in the blazing months of May. People often associate winter with peace, but it is the summer that gives you the warmth. Sometimes summers can be edgy, so the cold breeze of winter is all you need to chill out. Experiencing the cool winds of winter in the hot days of summer is what Dubai gives you, which is why you need to get your Dubai visa today, hop on that plane and head on to this royal emirate.
Nothing like the comfort of your air-conditioned place, but outdoors is so much fun. In a city that eternally heats your heart, we share with you our top picks for ‘Cool Dubai’.
Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers
Happy New Year, the movie might not evoke great memories, but Atlantis surely does. Inside the marvellous kingdom of Atlantis, Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers finds a not-so-secret refuge. There’s a whole new world here with fascinating river rides, shark safaris, interactive aquatheatre shows and some secrets that are only revealed to those who visit. Here’s one we know of, you can even snorkel and scuba dive, hoot hoot!
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Welcome to the Wild Wadi Waterpark; here the chills and thrills are worth testing your grit. Be prepared to experience the various highs and lows of the aquatic world aboard the water-rides offered here. Your mettle will be tested on the Tunnel of Doom which has a pitch-dark enclosure with sudden twists and turns.
A barren desert comes to life in Ski Dubai situated in the heart of Mall of the Emirates. Snowmen, castles, penguins, tube rides, chairlift rides, all offer an experience akin to Switzerland. It may sound paradoxical, but this place in Dubai will freeze your bones within an hour of your visit. Even though you get the winter-suit from the folks at Ski Dubai, wearing thermals and a head-mask would help you sustain longer, so that you can enjoy for the price you’ve paid for.
Dubai, you look so beautiful tonight, in the city of blinding lights! I’d like to believe that U2 sung this beautiful melody for Dubai. At the Top, Burj Khalifa would make a leader speechless, or a writer inarticulate. From here, you can drink some sunshine, soak in the breezy air and witness the twinkling lights of Dubai dazzle like forty-thousand fireflies in a murky forest.
If cruising through the peaceful water with the wind in your hair and a starry night as your backdrop is your ideal romantic scenario, then Dhow Cruise is the cruise you need to be on. Enjoy this exotic experience of cruising through the Dubai Creek getting a glimpse of this beautiful city with your loved ones by your side. Music, dance and a scrumptious barbecue buffet dinner, the perfect setting, for an entertaining night.
Think about what you felt when you had your best and worst firsts - first crush, first denial, first interview, first rejection, first kiss, first break-up. An adrenaline-pumped melee of these emotions are the rides at Yas Waterworld. They will challenge all your guts and take you to another level of euphoria. Kids and adults alike, Yas Waterworld is sure to entertain you with its monstrous downpour of water activities.
Any mall (they’re cosily air-conditioned)
Dubai’s anatomy interestingly revolves around skyrise buildings, expansive bridges and occasional spur of supermarkets. Every vein that branches out from its heart, reaches a corner in its sprawling malls. There’s so much to do in every mall that you could spend your lifetime, but still not finish all.
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Author : Winnie Karnik