Photograph credit: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE and Lotus Mega Yacht

Top 5 Awesome Outdoor Things To Do In Dubai Before Summer Kicks In

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

Cost: Varies

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)

Cost: Dhs499-799

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

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

Photograph credit: Zero Gravity

Season closing party

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Saturday, 3rd May

Cost: TBC

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