The scorching Dubai summer can be tough, especially for outdoorsy folks. But this shouldn’t stop you from trying to stay fit and healthy, right? The emirate offers a vast array of attractions and things to do to keep you active during the summer months. So…are you ready to beat the heat and stay on the move? From swimming to ice skating, we reveal all the exciting activities you can sign up for.
HOW TO STAY ACTIVE DURING SUMMER IN DUBAI
DUBAI SPORTS WORLD
Dubai Sports World is an enormous sports facility at the Dubai World Trade Centre. There are a host of summer activities in Dubai on offer here every year.
Apart from a running track, you can take part in sports like football, badminton, cricket, gymnastics, rugby, tennis, badminton, ping pong, volleyball and more. One can also compete in tournaments and events.
- Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai World Trade Centre
- Timing: 08:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: 800-3982
UNITED PRO SPORTS
United Pro Sports is another indoor sports venue that offers plenty of activities to stay active during summer in Dubai. It is one of the best places to play indoor cricket in Dubai. You can also try your hand at other sports like five and six-a-side football, volleyball, and basketball.
- Location: Al Quoz Industrial Area 3
- Timing: 09:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-340-1122
HAMDAN SPORTS COMPLEX
The Hamdan Sports Complex offers Olympic standard swimming and diving facilities in a state-of-the-art sports complex, all indoors and fully temperature controlled.
Badminton court and ping pong tables are also available. Plus there is a gym, sauna and jacuzzi — giving you plenty of options to stay active during summer in Dubai.
- Location: Emirates Road, Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-306-2666
How about some winter sports during the peak summer in Dubai? If you are wondering how to stay active during summer in Dubai and spend some time in a cool environment, you can visit these facilities:
Ski Dubai, one of the largest indoor ski resorts, is next on our list and for good reason. With temperatures kept at a chilly -4°, the place can be the best spot for your summer activities in Dubai. The enormous ski slope is an obvious attraction for the kids. Interacting with the penguins and spending time in the snow park is always exciting.
For fitness enthusiasts, there is the Morning Hike. Starting at AED 100, the 2-hour hike up the Ski Dubai slope is a great way to get your blood pumping this summer.
- Location: Mall of the Emirates
- Timings: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm | Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: 800-386
DUBAI ICE RINK
A visit to the Dubai Ice Rink at Dubai Mall can be another way to beat the heat and stay fit during summer in Dubai. Public sessions are available where you can rent some skates and head out on the ice.
You will also find plenty of other attractions to keep you occupied in the mall once you are done with your skating session.
One can also book private lessons, depending on availability.
- Location: The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.
- Fees: AED 85 per ticket (Off-peak hours) | AED 110 (peak hours) | AED 125 (DJ Night)
- Timings: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Friday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: 800-38224-6255
THE GALLERIA ICE RINK
The Galleria, located at the Hyatt Regency, is another one of the ice rinks in Dubai and also a good option for exercising during summer in Dubai. You can also book yourself private lessons.
After your session, you can also enjoy beverages and handcrafted delicacies at DeliBites and at the same time watch, the skaters showcase their skills.
- Location: Hyatt Regency, Al Khaleej Road, Deira
- Fees: Starting at AED 45 per session
- Contact: +971-4-209-6550
BOXING AND MARTIAL ARTS
ROUND 10 BOXING
Those who want to hone their boxing skills can visit Round 10 Boxing. It offers classes for both men and women.
Apart from advanced boxing classes in Dubai, Round 10 Boxing is particularly popular for its fitness sessions. After you sign up for these, you won’t have trouble staying in shape during summer in Dubai.
- Location: Al Quoz First, Warehouse 42
- Timings: Monday to Saturday 07:00 am to 10:00 pm | Closed on Sunday
- Contact: +971-4-338-0101
TEAM NOGUEIRA DUBAI
Team Nogueira is another Al Quoz-based combat training facility favoured for its Muay Thai lessons in Dubai. It also offers a range of martial arts activities like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Aikido, Karate and more.
Class timings are different for each discipline. Those interested in joining may contact the facility to ask about the hours for their intended class.
- Location: 4th Street, Al Quoz 3
- Contact: +971-4-338-8967
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PALAIS DE DANSE
Looking for a slightly different way to stay active during summer in Dubai? Check out the dancing lessons offered by Palais De Danse. The studio offers lessons in five main categories — Ballroom, Latin-American, social dances, wedding dance and kids dance lessons.
Palais de Danse also rents out stunning dance outfits and has a café on-site, serving tea and coffee in Wedgewood cups. We can’t think of a nicer way to forget about the heat and enjoy some real old-time dance luxury.
- Location: 6th Street Quoz
- Contact: +971-50-777-3997
ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE CENTERS
Our last recommendation for staying active during summer in Dubai is to join the Arthur Murray Dance Centers. Whether you are preparing for your first dance at your wedding or want to have some fun and learn some new moves, Arthur Murray can be the studio for you.
- Location and Contact: 1 West Block Old Town Island, Dubai Downtown (+971-4-450-8648) | 201 Reef Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers (+971-4-448-6458)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE BEST INDOOR ACTIVITIES IN DUBAI FOR KIDS?
The little ones can beat the heat with these indoor activities for kids in Dubai.
WHEN DOES SUMMER START IN DUBAI?
Summer in Dubai starts in June and typically ends in late September.
ARE THERE ANY SUMMER CAMPS IN DUBAI?
Yes, there are plenty including educational, sports and aquatic camps. Here is a list of some of the most popular summer camps in Dubai.
We hope you enjoyed reading about ways to stay active during summer in Dubai. Aside from the aforementioned activities, you can also try these indoor activities in Dubai.
Have fun, keep cool and stay hydrated everyone!