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Top 10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool in Dubai This Summer

Don't let the scorching weather dampen your summer plans, here are 10 cool ways to beat the heat in Dubai

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14 June 2024

Last updated on 19 June 2024
Top 10 Dubai indoor activities this summer 2024

Stay cool and enjoy Dubai's summer with our list of exciting things to do.

Endless fun awaits this summer in Dubai, but if you're not the type to enjoy balmy sunny weather, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the season away from the heat.

In this guide, we round up our favourite top 10 things to do in Dubai during summer for the best activities when it's simply just too hot to step foot outdoors.

1. Go ice skating in Dubai

Use our guide to Dubai's best things to do this summer for when indoor activities are the only option! We're kicking off the list with ice skating, a favourite past-time among many UAE residents.

Head to the Dubai Mall Ice Rink and enjoy a 90-minute ice skating session, surrounded by plenty of choices for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

If you stay closer to Mirdiff, the Sport Society Ice Rink also offers the chance to show off your skating skills.

2. Chill out at Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort brings all the fun of the Alps to Dubai. Enjoy a day in the snow, shred the slopes and go skiing, meet real life penguins, ride the zipline for a wintry aerial view, and more!

Ski Dubai park access tickets start from AED 220 per person.

Top 10 Dubai indoor things to do this summer 2024 | Ski Dubai

3. Catch up with your friends at -6°C (42.8°F) at Chillout Ice Lounge

Opened in 2007, the Chillout Ice Lounge is the first of its kind in the UAE. Visitors can relax at a lounge area and tuck into hot food and beverages, while enjoying the sub-zero temperatures and marveling at fascinating ice sculptures.

Entry to the Chillout Ice Lounge is AED 89 per adult and AED 49 per child.

Top 10 Dubai indoor things to do this summer 2024 | Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai

Image credit: Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai

4. Dance the night away at a disco roller skating rink

Whether you're a complete newbie to roller skating or have some experience on the rink, RollDXB is the place to be to escape the Dubai heat while grooving and gliding to throwback hits.

This indoor roller rink is wonderfully air conditioned so you can stay cool during summer, with roller skates to rent, and on-site staff who can show you the ropes if it's your first time roller skating.

Prices at RollDXB starts from AED 90.

Top 10 Dubai indoor things to do this summer 2024 | RollDXB

5. Cool down with an icy treat

A city that sees a large melting pot of people and cultures would no doubt have an insane variety of cuisines and flavours to try - ice cream included!

This summer, why not skip the usual cookies and cream with something a little more unique? From Emirati camel milk ice cream to fried ice cream sandwiches, check out our list of Dubai's most unusual ice cream flavours and desserts to try.

6. Make a splash at Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai

For the coolest summer ever, kids and adults can dive into unlimited fun at Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai, the world's largest waterpark! Located at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, this massive destination has more than 100 record-breaking slides, attractions, and experiences for an incredible day out with friends and/or family.

On Cobone, Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai tickets starts from AED 269 per adult and AED 239 per child.

Top 10 indoor summer activities in Dubai 2024

Image credit: Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

7. Immerse yourself in art and culture at TODA Dubai

The Theatre of Digital Art (TODA) in Dubai is not just a hub for seeing digital renditions of famous artwork ebb and flow, it's also a venue for music, theatre, opera, health, performing arts, and other cultural events.

Located within a comfortable air-conditioned space along Souk Madinat Jumeirah, visitors can spend hours mesmerised by artwork, enjoy a special live show, or partake in any of the unique wellness workshops.

8. Flashback to the 1980s at Dubai's retro bowling and arcade centre

The 1980s retro-themed Dubai Bowling Centre is one of the best places in the city to knock down some pins. On top of 16 bowling lanes, they also have some killer arcade game machines, snacks and beverages, and a private bowling section for parties and events.

Challenge your friends or family and make lasting memories this summer!

Top 10 indoor summer things to do in Dubai

Image credit: Dubai Bowling Centre

9. Unleash your inner child at Bounce

Run wild and jump around freely to your heart's content at Bounce, Dubai's indoor trampoline park welcoming kids and adults!

10. Go shopping at Dubai's malls

Dubai is home to several shopping centres packed full of retail stores, entertainment, leisure, dining options, and more. Spend a day with the family at Dubai Hills Mall, shop 'til you drop at the Dubai Mall, or check out the leisure activities available at the City Centres located across the emirate.