With the advent of summer in the UAE, locals and tourists usually seek out protection from the sun and go for indoor activities rather than the beaches and alfresco restaurants.
Here are the top indoor activities to explore in the UAE this summer, from snow theatres and museums to escape rooms and theme parks.
1. Relax with a spa day
The scorching summer months are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a calm, cooling spa day at one of the city’s top wellness facilities.
2. A museum visit
Ten years in the making, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in 2017 as only the world’s second Louvre. Its dazzling design, the product of architect Jean Nouvel’s unique vision, was inspired by the region’s rich architectural traditions. Louvre Abu Dhabi takes visitors on a journey through time.
3. Watch a film in the snow
A collaboration between Sky Dubai and Vox Cinemas, Snow Cinema is back by popular demand, allowing guests to enjoy the magic of movies surrounded by real snow on the slopes of the award-winning ski resort, with several screenings a day through the summer months.
4. Shop at a local market
The Souk Al Zafarana is a place that reflects authentic and traditional Emirati culture. Hence it is also an excellent place to shop for souvenirs. The place sells beautiful embroidered traditional Arabic outfits and textiles, henna, spices, perfumes (oud), spices, incense, dallah (Arabian coffee pots), Arabian trinkets, traditional handicrafts, carpets, lamps, nuts, and a variety of other things.
5. Get your kicks at a theme park
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are home to theme parks, and the city’s theme parks are the place to be during the summer. On Yas Island, Warner Bros, World Abu Dhabi (wbworldabudhabi.com) invites thrill-seekers to experience an immersive world of all their favorite Warner Bros characters, with 29 state-of-the-art exhilarating rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, and unique live entertainment.