IMG Worlds Dubai theme park

Things to Do in Dubai When Avoiding the Summer Heat

Finding awesome things to do in Dubai this summer is easy when you know where to look. For summer activities in Dubai to keep you cool like a visit to IMG Worlds of Adventure, here are the best ways to beat the heat!

1. Chillout Dubai

Chillout Ice Lounge in ice bar in dubai
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Literally the coolest place in the Middle East, Chillout Dubai is a sub-zero (non-alcoholic) ice bar that provides a one-of-a-kind experience for guests. Featuring sculptures, seating and tables – all made of ice – you’ll get to wrap up in thermal clothing while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa or a mocktail.

Price: AED 75

Location: Times Square Centre

insydo tip: At 5 degrees Celcius, you’ll need to spend a few minutes in a ‘buffer zone’ until your body adjusts to the temperature.

2. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds Dubai theme park
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The world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure is a day of exciting rides and experiences for the entire family looking for things to do in Dubai. Fun, fast and filled with thrilling rides that bring your favourite characters from Marvel, Jurassic Park and Cartoon Network to life, IMG World has something to offer for everyone.

Price: AED 175 – AED 195

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

insydo tip: It would be helpful if they had signage or approximate wait times so you’re not stuck waiting hours to access a ride.

3. Cooking class at Culinary Boutique

Culinary Boutique cooking class in Dubai
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A café and cooking school, Culinary Boutique bridges the gap for foodies who love whipping up specialties in the kitchen. With over 100 types of cooking classes to choose from, including pasta-making, cake decorating and pastry baking, you’re bound to find something that suits you.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 300

Location: Jumeirah Beach Rd. near Mercato

insydo tip: A truly fun experience, the only thing that could make it better would be the addition of a few glasses of wine.

4. VIP cinema experience

Theatre by Rhodes at Vox cinemas Dubai
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What do you get when you combine a Michelin-starred chef and the silver screen? A cinema experience that’ll satisfy both your inner foodie and movie buff. Head to VOX Cinema ThEATre by Rhodes for the VIP treatment that includes leather recliners and your own butler.

Price: AED 160

Location: Mall of the Emirates

insydo tip: Order your food in the lounge before the movie and the staff will then bring it to you within 25 minutes into the film.

5. Dubai Sports World

Dubai Sports World indoor sports activities in Dubai
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A free-to-enter arena designed to attract athletes looking to escape the summer heat, Dubai Sports World features everything from a gym to a range of sports leagues. Running until September 2, the massive space has its own trampoline park and football courts if you’re looking for things to do in Dubai.

Price: Free to enter.

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

insydo tip: Sign up for group exercise classes or sports leagues by visiting the Dubai Sports World website.

6. Indoor pool at Fit Republik

Indoor pool at Fit Republik Dubai
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Here’s your chance to enjoy swimming during summer at the indoor pool in Fit Republik. Featuring eight 50-metre lanes, this Olympic sized pool showcases aquatic fitness programmes and classes for all ages. With floor to ceiling windows and a grandstand for spectators, this pool is one of the city’s best things to do in Dubai this summer.

Price: AED 130 for a day pass

Location: Dubai Sports City

insydo tip: You can learn how to swim at Fit Republik’s beginner’s course.