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7 Outdoor Activities in Dubai Everyone Needs To Try This Winter

Hooray! Now that the temperature in Dubai has finally dropped below 25°C, it’s officially time to go outside and celebrate! Here are all the fun outdoor activities you can finally get around to doing again…

1. Watch Movies Under The Stars

Fancy taking your cinema experience al fresco? There are plenty of outdoor cinemas in Dubai right now. For recent releases, you can check out VOX Outdoor at the rooftop of Galleria Mall, or alternatively, get your family down to Marina Mall on weekends for free screenings of classic kids movies.

Here are some great outdoor cinemas in Dubai right now.

2. Picnic in the Park

Get your mats and wicker baskets out because it’s time to picnic in the park. From Mushrif Park in Mirdif to the Pond Park in Al Barsha, you can find a park at almost every corner of Dubai. So get your family and friends together, pack some snacks, and enjoy the awesome weather.

Check out our list of the top parks in Dubai.

3. Cycle at Al Qudra

Do you wheelie love riding bikes? Well after 7 months of Dubai’s scorching heat, you can finally get back to it! It’s a bit of a drive, but Al Qudra has an awesome 86km cycling track (and a shorter loop for the newbies). You may even spot some Arabian wildlife while you’re there.

Al Qudra isn’t the only option though, check out these other cycling clubs and tracks in Dubai.

4. Go Hiking & Camping

Here’s one for all the adventurous backpackers. Whether you prefer an overnight trip in the desert, or hiking to the summit of a mountain, this is one of the best ways to disconnect from the busy world and connect with nature. Wherever you decide, don’t forget to carry a jacket! The UAE can get super cold, in fact, it even snowed at Jabal Jais last winter!

Check out these awesome camping spots in the UAE.

5. Get fit outdoors

Dubai fit fam – it’s time to move your fitness routine outdoors, and enjoy the fresh air. There are so many great options available, from a free outdoor gym at Skydive Dubai to volleyball on the beach to sunset yoga classes.

For beach volleyball sessions, visit meetup.com, or check out these awesome outdoor yoga classes.

6. Watersports

Now is the perfect time to get your swimusits on and head to the beach! Luckily, Dubai has a huge variety of watersports to try, including paddleboarding, surfing and even flyboarding! If you’re not a huge fan of watersports, how about water rides? Dubai has some awesome waterparks, with insane water slides that every thrill-seeker has to experience.

Here are 6 of the wildest water rides in the UAE right now.

7. Dine outside

Foodies, you will be glad to know that Truckers DXB is back with all of its food trucks! Yaaaaay! Dates are yet to be announced for the next event, but in the meantime, you can have Dinner in the Sky, drive up to one of the many Last Exit food stops in Dubai to enjoy your food al-fresco (there’s even a Mad Max-themed one!), or check out these cool beachside restaurants in Dubai.

Still want more? If you’re feeling adventurous, round up your buddies for some awesome off-road desert adventures, or if you’re up for something more family-friendly, check out these Dubai beach clubs that are perfect for families