Arriving sleep deprived to a brunch in Dubai is never a good thing. Learning at the entrance that our table is booked outside on the terrace was quite the surprise. The biggest realisation and shock though was that summer is approaching. Fast!
For us in the Middle East, we’ll also observe Ramadan which is expected to be from 18 June until 17 July. This and the heat will impact our activities and it’s time to organise your social and outdoor activities.
Get ahead of the game and get your calendar out. What do you want to do before it gets too hot and Ramadan starts?
Here are some suggestions:
- Cool down at one of the water parks or go to the beach and enjoy some (kite) surfing, snorkelling or diving.
- Indulge in a brunch with your friends (check out Time Out’s review of 30 new feasts).
- If you can still run, register for a race.
- Try out an indoor activity like Ifly or chill at Ski Dubai. The World Trade Centre will open its gates for sports inside their air conditioned halls.
- Catch the latest blockbuster at the cinema.
- Attend an art exhibitions at one of the galleries in the DIFC or in Al Quoz or create your own art at studios like Ductac or Jam Jar.
- Watch a performance at Ductac or Madinat Jumeirah Theatre or laugh at a comedian presented by The Laughter Factory.
- Relax at a spa.
- Learn more about the region and its culture at Open Doors. They offering traditional meals, organise tours to Jumeirah Mosque and teach Arabic.
- Participate in a charity event held by organisations like Adopt a Camp or The Same Project. You can even register a group of friends or your work team.
- Shop at a night market. Ripe Market offers fresh produce and the Ramadan Night Market provides great insights into products from the region.
Leave a comment about which activities have you booked for yourself. What are you going to do with your partner or your friends?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!