As the scorching summer sun begins to mellow down, there’s a sense of excitement in the air across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The temperature gauge is gradually dipping, and the outdoor attractions that temporarily closed their gates to escape the relentless heat are all set to welcome visitors back. Yes, folks, it’s time for the UAE’s beloved outdoor destinations to make their grand return as the cooler months roll in. Here are five hotspots that you should definitely add to your must-visit list this season.

Global Village

📆 Reopening – 18th October

The Global Village, often referred to as a cultural extravaganza, is making a comeback on the 18th of October. It’s a melting pot of diverse cultures, cuisines, and entertainment from around the world. With pavilions representing different countries, a bustling marketplace, and live performances, this is the place to indulge in a global adventure without leaving Dubai.

Global Village
19 Feb - 28 Apr 2024
22.5 AED View event

Dubai Garden Glow 

📆 Reopening – 15th September

Dubai Garden Glow, the enchanting wonderland of dazzling lights and artistic installations, is gearing up for a sensational comeback on the 15th of September. As the sun takes a step back, this illuminated oasis comes to life, captivating visitors with its stunning displays, glowing pathways, and whimsical sculptures. It’s the perfect place for a leisurely evening stroll or a romantic date night under the stars.

Dubai Garden Glow
22 Feb - 30 Jun 2024
Up to 15% Off
60 AED View event

Dubai Safari Park

📆 Reopening – 5th October

Calling all animal lovers! Dubai Safari Park is reopening its gates on the 5th of October, offering an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the desert. This sprawling sanctuary is home to a diverse array of wildlife from around the globe. From African lions to Asian elephants, get ready to embark on a thrilling safari experience right in the heart of the city.

Dubai Safari Park
05 Oct 2023 - 30 Jun 2024
21 AED View event

Miracle Garden

📆 Reopening – 1st October

Prepare to be amazed by a floral paradise like no other. Dubai’s Miracle Garden is scheduled to reopen on the 1st of October, and it promises a breathtaking spectacle of colors and fragrances. Millions of flowers arranged in intricate patterns and designs create a mesmerizing tapestry that will leave you spellbound. A stroll through this garden is a feast for the senses.

Dubai Miracle Garden
01 Oct 2023 - 10 Jun 2024
95 AED View event

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Ras Al Khaimah

📆 Reopening – 23rd September

For those seeking an adrenaline rush and breathtaking vistas, the Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Ras Al Khaimah is the ultimate experience. As the temperature drops, the hot air balloons will once again ascend into the early morning skies starting from the 23rd of September. Drift peacefully over the picturesque desert landscape as the sun paints the horizon with shades of pink and gold – it’s a memory you’ll treasure forever.

Aventura Park

📆 Open Now

Calling all adventure enthusiasts! Aventura Park is ready to quench your thirst for excitement. This treetop adventure park in Mushrif Park offers an exhilarating experience for both adults and children. With obstacle courses, zip lines, and challenges set amidst the lush greenery, Aventura Parks is already open and waiting to provide adrenaline-pumping fun.

Dubai Dolphinarium

📆 Reopening on 7th October

Prepare to be amazed by the graceful dolphins and playful seals at the Dubai Dolphinarium. This aquatic attraction provides an interactive and educational experience for the whole family. After a summer intermission, Dubai Dolphinarium will be reopening on October 7th, promising unforgettable moments with these marine mammals.

Dolphin & Seal Show – Dubai Dolphinarium
03 Jan - 31 Dec 2024
Up to 20% Off
45 AED Buy now

Wind Rises Sailing Rides

📆 Reopening on 1st October

If you’re yearning for the open sea and the feel of the wind in your hair, Wind Rises Sailing Rides is the answer. Offering a range of sailing adventures, from tranquil sunset cruises to thrilling yacht charters, Wind Rises will be reopening on October 1st. It’s your chance to set sail and explore the beautiful waters of the UAE.

Wind Rises Sailing Rides & Races
01 Mar 2023 - 30 Apr 2024
300 AED View event

The reopening of these attractions marks the beginning of a spectacular season of outdoor entertainment and adventure in the UAE. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, dust off your sunglasses, pack your sunscreen (though you won’t need as much now), and get ready to explore the wonders that the UAE has to offer during the cooler months.