10 family-friendly attractions to enjoy this Ramadan
With activations and events taking place throughout Ramadan, Dubai welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy an abundance of activities throughout the Holy Month.
Al Qudra Lakes
A 30-minute drive from the city, Al Qudra Lakes provides the perfect backdrop to a memorable sunset picnic. The popular desert oasis is home to desert foxes, oryx, and 170 species of birds living around the lakes, from swans, geese and ducks to the Steppe Eagle and Asian Houbara.
Deep Dive Dubai
Say hello to the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving. This attraction offers freediving and scuba diving experiences to all ability levels by a hand-picked team of international diving professionals. Visitors are invited to explore the astonishing sunken city, complete with an abandoned streetscape featuring an apartment, garage, arcade and other surprises.
The popular attraction has extended its current season. Here, visitors can explore 26 pavilions with an impressive 3,500 displays from countries including India, Egypt, China and Spain. Guests can purchase traditional handicrafts, tune into a daily line-up of live entertainment, sample cuisine from over 200 eateries, or opt to experience thrilling rides at the large funfair.
Just a 90-minute drive away from downtown Dubai, high in the Hajar Mountains, Hatta is ideal for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The natural scenery makes it an excellent choice for a mini-vacation and is prime territory for photographers and adventure seekers. Visitors can explore bike trails, hike, embark on an adrenaline-filled zip-line experience, or connect with nature on a kayak across the Hatta Dam.
Museum of the Future
The architecturally impressive Museum of the Future welcomes guests to explore, learn and create. The attraction focuses on different elements, including the ecosystem, bioengineering, outer space and transportation, in addition to exciting exhibitions offering an insight into the future. A cultural landmark and centre for future innovations, Museum of the Future is a must-visit attraction.
There is fun for all in-store at the region’s first indoor snow slope, Ski Dubai. Visitors can not only hone their ski skills at five different runs of varying difficulty levels but also enjoy plenty of other fun-filled activities, including snowboarding and tobogganing. In addition, visitors can try zip-lining or even experience a penguin encounter.
Sky Views Dubai
Situated at Address Sky View is the newly opened attraction that takes city sightseeing to new heights. Adventure seekers can take on the Edge Walk and Sky Glass experience on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the twin-towered Address Sky View hotel. Guests can also brave their fears and ride the breathtaking Sky Slide, in which you hurtle from floor to floor more than 219 meters above the ground.
Souk Al Marfa
Located along the waterfront of Deira Islands and home to over 400 shops, Souk Al Marfa is among the city’s newest shopping centres. The wholesale market sells everything from carpets and spices to clothing and electronics, with stores and kiosks run by both local and international businesses.
For a fun-filled evening, head to sports and entertainment destination, Top Golf, located in the Emirates Golf Club, for an engaging golfing experience. With stunning views across the Dubai skyline, guests of all levels, skills and age groups can book a private climate-controlled booth complete with high-tech balls, in which to practice their swing, whilst dining on light bites.
The View at The Palm
This 52-storey high observation deck boasts sweeping 360-degree views of Dubai. Towering 240 metres over Palm Jumeirah, the attraction offers spectacular views of the city, the island and the Arabian Gulf. With direct access from the Nakheel Mall, visitors can also experience an immersive theatre where they can discover how the world-famous island was conceptualised and developed.