Tis the season of picnicking, sunset hues on the beach and bonfires with your nearest and dearest. That’s what most people associate with outdoor things to do and Dubai winters but with the transition to 2018, choices have us spoiled rotten. Seeking the untrodden road? See our compilation of the new must see outdoors in the city.
1. Beach vibes and bustling - La Mer, Jumeirah
Although it’s opening in phases to the public, it is the newest addition to Dubai’s beachfront desinations. The sunset from this stretch of the Jumeirah beach is spectacular and is also complemented by a wide choice of restaurants to indulge in post the stroll. Dazzling bulbs, graffiti décor and a fountain at the entrance are guaranteed to increase your joy level quite instantly!
2. Fun-filled family destination – Rise Dubai Creek Harbour
Showcases many live performances, outdoor movie screenings, kids activities and a pop up market occasionally. The spot is blessed with uninterrupted views of the iconic city skyline and the creek. So if you’re looking for a unique experience on your weekend you know where to head…
3. Suburban hideaway – The Yard, Al Khawaneej Dubai
The newest picturesque location has only just opened and is not too far from the Last Exit D89. The imaginative blend of the rural and the urban accents encompasses an organic farmer’s market, a rustic courtyard, picnic areas, murals alongside walking trails, farm animals, a symbolic ‘Promise Bridge’ and open air dining options. These ingredients set it up as an offbeat socializeng spot you do not want to miss out on!
4. Heritage resonating – Al Seef, Al Fahidi Dubai
If you haven’t already it’s time to revisit some culture at this revamped version of this Bur Dubai creek. It’s rooted in keeping the traditions of a bygone era inspired by the historical charm of the surrounding Fahidi district but with a contemporary touch. Often has events that highlight the local crafts, food, music and art exhibitions. Floating restaurants and an authentic souk will eventually be part of the concept too. It’s an ideal location for all those enthusiastic about indulging in an Emirati experience.
5. Dubai Safari
Another long awaited attraction that just recently opened its doors to a lot of fanfare. The wildlife park is home to a wide variety of species of animals from all over the world with one of kind exhibits. Unleash your animal lover and enjoy a spectacular day in the park.
6. Botanical themed bar - The Garden by DXB Experiments, Dubai Marina
Fancy drinking in a garden? This themed bar is the next spot on to check out once launched. Many plant-based cocktails is what this place will pride on along with a lavish garden ambience that is bound to give you weekend unwinding goals.
7. Bio-dome of the Tropics - The Green Planet, Citywalk
It’s not exactly outdoors but it has simulated a wonderful experience that recreates the tropical forests with a chance to explore a plethora of our planet’s flora and fauna. Enchanted by wonders of the forest? Immerse yourself in an interactive experience with a visit here.
We hope to have ignited the Columbus in you to inspire exploring these spots on your weekends!