Summer is fun in Dubai. Yes, the weather is hot, but it’s still a lot of fun. This is the time of the entertainment-filled shopping event, Dubai Summer Surprises. Besides shopping in the emirate’s world-class malls, one may try out a plethora of exciting indoor sports, and indulge in many interesting activities. So much so that one ends up facing the problem of plenty! Amazing seasonal discounts and an array of vibrant festivals make your summer holidays here all the more worthwhile. Check out some wonderful activities and attractions that make a summer trip to Dubai a memorable sojourn.


Historical Souks

No visit to Dubai is complete without exploring the emirate’s world-acclaimed souks. The cobbled streets packed with stalls and hawkers feature a distinct old-world aura. The Gold Souk is perhaps the most popular among all. Shops here are laden with exotic jewellery. A short Abra ride from the Gold Souk is the famous Meena Bazaar & Spice Souk. These market places also retain the spirit of the past and are a must-visit for culture enthusiasts.

Dubai Summer Surprises  

If Dubai is an acclaimed summer destination, then a lion’s share of the credit goes to this fascinating annual event. Dubai Summer Surprises, initiated in 1998, features an amazing mix of fun, food, shopping and more, to delight locals and tourists alike. Most of the malls and retail outlets in Dubai are part of this annual festival. Apart from lucrative discounts and seasonal sales, visitors are impressed with an array of cultural programmes and activities at many of the city’s malls. The famous Modhesh World remains the centre of the attraction. Here, fun filled activities for toddlers, kids, and adults are offered.

Never-Ending Fun for Families with Kids

Those visiting Dubai with kids come back with memorable experiences; the summer season is no exception. Go snorkelling at Atlantis the Palm, enjoy winter sports at Ski Dubai, inspire your kids with exciting edutainment at Kidzania, or take them for an outstanding aquatic experience at Aquaventure Waterpark. With all this and much more, Dubai can keep you and your little adventurers happily occupied!

Shopping at World-class Malls

Dubai has over 60 malls that overwhelm shoppers of all tastes and budgets. Shopping at these air-conditioned malls is a delightful affair. Besides, during the Dubai Summer Surprises, these mega malls offer tempting discounts and deals, making shopping a truly fruitful experience. The Dubai Mall is indeed the biggest attraction, offering plenty of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Mall of the Emirate, Go Sport, and Ansar Mall are some of the other places for an eclectic summer shopping experience in Dubai.

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