10 outdoor activities to try in the good weather

Dubai communities encourage residents to hit the outdoors

It’s time to make the most of the city’s outdoors before the scorching heat drives us all indoors.
It’s time to make the most of the city’s outdoors before the scorching heat drives us all indoors.

The sweltering Dubai summer beckons. It’s time to make the most of the city’s outdoors before the scorching heat drives us all indoors.

We’ve rounded up 10 fun outdoor activities you don’t want to miss out on this month across Dubai’s communities.

1) Al Khazzan Park in City Walk

Take your family for a fun picnic to this solar-powered park opposite City Walk. A Safa Park alternative, it offers plenty of space for kids to play and fitness buffs to get moving.

2) Aquaventure Waterpark in
Palm Jumeirah

Make a splash in the water slides, dive into a tunnel circled by sharks, zipline across the park or get up, close and personal with dolphins.

3) Al Qudra cycling track near
Arabian Ranches

Rent a bike and cycle around this 86-kilometre cycling track. You can stop by the Bab Al Shams resort for refreshments along the scenic route.

4) Ripe Market in Umm Suqeim

Buy fresh, organic fruits and veggies from local businesses at this al fresco market. Head here before the market moves indoors to the Times Square Centre in summer.

5) Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
near MBR City

Catch a colony of flamingos in action at this wetlands reserve. This one’s for nature lovers.

6)Take an Xline or skydive at
Dubai Marina

Channel your inner daredevil by taking the world’s longest inner-city zipline across Dubai Marina or jump from a plane with Skydive Dubai.

7) Flyboard or jet ski at JBR

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, try out the multiple water sports at The Beach, JBR. You can also try AquaFun, an inflatable water park in the sea.

8) Fly a kite at Kite Beach in Jumeirah

Go kite surfing, play volleyball or try kayaking at this beach. There is also wakeboarding and stand-up paddleboarding to pump up the adrenaline. Or just walk or jog on the 14km track.

9) Drive a supercar at Motor City

Here’s your chance to steer a supercar, courtesy of the Ferrari GT Driver experience at the Dubai Autodrome. Unleash your inner Lewis Hamilton, even if only for a few minutes.

10) Aventura Parks in Mirdif

Channel your inner Tarzan at the outdoor obstacle course in Mushrif Park. Thrill seekers can choose from over 80 challenges, including rope walks and zip lines.

Step away from Netflix and get involved outdoors! Tag us in your outdoor adventures #UAEinsider


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