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Exploring Winter Wonders in Dubai

By Shruthi Kuttipravan


With ideal weather for outdoor adventures, Dubai offers an array of unique and enjoyable spots to visit during the winter season. If you’ve been delaying that safari trip or sightseeing iconic landmarks, now is the perfect time to explore the city’s diverse attractions.


From November to April, Dubai welcomes you with an average daytime temperature of around 25°C, featuring clear sunny skies and occasional fluffy clouds. Here’s our curated list of the best things to do in Dubai during the winter months.

Winter City at Expo


Expo City is gearing up to transform into Winter City, building on its successful makeover in 2022. The festive spectacle kicks off from Friday, December 15, and continues through Sunday, January 7, providing ample time for you to immerse yourself in the captivating winter wonderland. A host of seasonal activities awaited visitors, ranging from Santa’s Grotto to exhilarating jumping, sliding, climbing, and zip-lining adventures. Additionally, there are engaging workshops for gingerbread and wreath making, as well as ornament crafting.


Desert Cafes


While Dubai is known for its world-class restaurants and sprawling malls, the growing trend of desert pop-ups is capturing attention. Enjoy specialty coffee in the middle of the UAE desert, surrounded by mountains. Homegrown cafes like One Degree Café at Al Margham desert and Mara Restaurant & Lounge in Sharjah Sustainability City offer comfy beanbag-style seating, live performances, and intriguing decor, making them a unique experience worth the drive.

Dubai Safari Park


Run by Dubai Municipality, this 119-hectare open-air park provides a distinctive animal experience. Home to over 3,000 animals, it comprises five sections: African Village, Asian Village, Arabian Desert Safari, Explorer Village, and the Valley. Upgrade your experience with options like “Dine in the Wild” and “Behind the Scenes” for a closer look at the care provided to the safari park’s residents.


Dubai Miracle Garden


Transforming the arid landscape into a vibrant paradise, Dubai Miracle Garden is a breathtaking floral wonderland located in Dubailand. Featuring over 150 million flowers arranged in intricate designs, including life-sized houses and an A380 adorned in blooms, it’s the world’s largest natural flower garden by the number of blooms. Open on weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM and on weekends from 9 AM to 11 PM, it promises a sensory experience filled with colors, patterns, and fragrances.

Global Village


Dubai Global Village is set to dazzle in its spectacular 28th season, bringing back the city’s beloved multicultural evening entertainment venue. Drawing millions of visitors during the winter months, this outdoor destination offers a vibrant tapestry of global experiences, featuring shopping, handicrafts, diverse cuisines, and captivating entertainment.


The unique atmosphere of Global Village becomes a hub for special celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Eid, creating memorable moments for all who attend.


While the entry price has increased to AED 20 per person (with discounted rates online), it remains one of the most affordable and enjoyable nights out in Dubai. Save the dates, as Global Village is open from October 18th, 2023, to April 28th, 2024.

As Dubai unfolds its winter wonders, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the city’s diverse offerings. Whether you’re drawn to the festive vibes or the enchanting experiences, the city beckons with an array of delights. As the temperature is pleasantly cool, The H Dubai has curated offerings, ensuring your winter staycation is as memorable as the adventures that await you. Embrace the spirit of the season with our festive spa packages and Christmas Brunch, and let every moment be a celebration of the enchanting Dubai winter.


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