Summer is almost upon us and now’s the time to enjoy the must-do things in Dubai that winter offers us, before it gets hotter than the surface of the sun.
Brunch on a Mega Yacht
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
When: Friday, 26th April
Cost: Dhs 199-499
About: Enyoy the outdoors while you can with the ultimate Dubai experience, brunching on a mega yacht. The brunch is inclusive of free-flowing premium beverages and international five-star buffet with live cooking stations. The yacht boasts an onboard swimming pool, jacuzzi and a 60-seater luxurious cinema. Also lucky for you, the Mega Yacht has a huge indoor air-conditioned dining area and viewing deck, plus an indoor basement club, so you can enjoy the brunch even during the height of summer. Click here for tickets.
Photograph credit: Lotus Mega Yacht
Extreme Sports on the Dunes
Where: Al Qudra, Al Faqa’a, Al Khawaneej, Al Lisaili and Margham
When: Best during sunset hours
About: Adrenaline junkies, get your desert fix in now before the temperature in Dubai gets scorchio. There are plenty of outdoor activities worth getting involved in, like dune bashing, quad biking sand-boarding, camel-trekking, camping and barbecues. If you don’t have an SUV, Arabian Adventures has got several safari options, with various packages to suit one’s budget.
Photograph credit: Viraj Asher/DubaiLAD
Dine in the sky
Where: Opposite Skydive Dubai
When: Daily (including weekends)
About: Suspended 164 ft in the air, the ‘Dinner In The Sky’ experience boasts a bird’s-eye view of the JBR skyline, while indulging on a selection of international dishes. Each session can host 22 guests and has a duration of 90 minutes, serving a three-course meal and select beverages. It may be pricey, but it’s definitely worth experiencing at least once before summer. For reservations, call 050 925 6341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beach & Pool Party
Where: Zero Gravity
When: Saturday, 27th April
Cost: Dhs 299 for lads, Dhs 249 for ladettes
About: Let’s be honest, heading to a beach and pool party during the height of summer can be a sweaty experience, considering how hot and humid it gets during the daytime. So, with just days ahead of the heatwave take a dip and soak up the sun at Zero Gravity’s awesome beach and indulge in their delectable and exquisite Supernatural brunch. The final party kicks off at 8 am and brunch begins from 12 pm until the early hours of evening. For reservations, call 04 399 0009 or email email@example.com.
Photograph credit: Zero Gravity
Season closing party
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
When: Saturday, 3rd May
About: They say time flies when you’re having fun, which is certainly true for Dubai’s party season, that is drawing to a close in the coming weeks. If you’re at a loss for which season-closing parties to attend, we’ve made it easier for you with our top picks of the grand finales. One of our choices is Ghantoot’s beach party destination, Blue Marlin, as they play host to techno super duo Tale of Us, and deep house heavyweights Agents of Time. Dining options are available at the terrace and bar. For reservations, call 056 113 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.