Waiting for the right time to hit Dubai and watch its swankiest belongings? No weather is better than winters. Get into trousers and long-sleeved tops with sunglasses and ditch those knee-length woolen jackets, as Dubai’s winter is unique. It is pleasantly warm and not at all snowy. The sky is blue and the sun is shining with the day temperature rising to 31C sometimes. It is not too hot but could be humid.
Since December is the high peak season and the perfect time for sightseeing, you would be travelling along with a sea of other enthusiasts. But the great weather, incredible discounts and attractive combo tours make it worth every effort.
What to wear in December?
It’s never cold in Dubai and thus, even in December when the world is hit by snowstorms and people are wrapped in blankets, Dubai enjoys hours of sunshine and plenty of daylight.
- For a tourist, we would suggest you wear cotton and linen dresses which could avoid any humidity woes.
- Sun is always present in the sky and thus, get away from the nasty sunburn by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
- In the evening, the air could get colder for which you must carry a cardigan or light sweater.
- Needless to say, Dubai is a part of an Islamic country and thus, dressing modestly is the key.
What to do in December?
Whether you are shopping freak, food connoisseur, music aficionado, sightseer or adventure obsessed, Dubai will sit in your dream list like no other destination. From summer like Christmas to crazy New Year’s Eve, the city is brimming with the best things to do in December.
1. Book Desert Safari Dubai
The desert climate is already hot and dry. In December, it becomes sane and sustainable. Take advantage of the weather to revel in the world’s most cultured and charming camp set in the desert. The desert safari is the definition of Dubai’s thrill and warm reception. The dune bashing on the undulated sand, camel riding like the old days, quad biking in the heroic gear and dining in the majlis-styled setting, a desert safari is everything extraordinary. At this peak time, the tourists who want an escape from the crowd could book a private desert safari.
2. Go skiing at Ski Dubai
If you had a chilly and teeth-stuttering winter concept in your head and the warm winters of Dubai are not going down well for you, Ski Dubai is the respite you need. The temperature in the city is around 25C while you duck inside the Ski and it will make you numb with minus one or two degrees celsius. Spend a day or just an hour and go down the slope. Bask in the snow with the family as you ski, snowboard, meet the penguins, zip line or take a chairlift ride.
3. Sail the Marina/ Creek
The dhow cruise in Dubai is a popular choice for any kind of travellers, be it someone who seeks sightseeing or dances to entertainment. The dhow is a traditional boat which has revamped to an elegant floating restaurant which has the floor to the ceiling glass wall, where you can sit inside and dine like nowhere else. Or you can immerse in the beauty of Dubai from the top floor. Choose your path according to what you want to see, the opulence of New Dubai through Marina or the preserved heritage of Old Dubai through Creek.
4. Take a walk through the Dubai Miracle Garden
Have you seen millions of fresh flowers blooming in a place? If flowers are something of your fascination, Dubai Miracle Garden is a staged art of thousands of flower species. The garden features astounding creations, sculptures and designs that will blow your mind. The giant Mickey Mouse, Emirates A380 superjumbo aircraft, heart-shaped pathway, Butterfly Garden are the few trending attractions. This Guinness World Record holder is the world’s largest and epic flower arrangement.
5. Check out the bonanzas
Although UAE is a Muslim country, there is no dearth of Christmas celebrations here. Dubai leaves no stone unturned to make this eve remarkable for its residents and visitors with all kind of festivities. The restaurants have opened their exquisite menu to enjoy the lunches and brunches, hotels have popped up the beautiful Christmas trees and major landmarks have Santa Clauses surprising the kids. To try something out of the box, go beyond the shimmering skyscrapers, camping in the mountains or desert.
When: 25th December
- New Year’s Eve
Fancy a New Year party at the rooftop bar or on a grand cruise or in the middle of the desert? Be it the land, water or sand, Dubai exposes the many ways of ushering in the New Year. Watch the world’s tallest building wrapped ith the most striking decor and dazzling fireworks. The Palm, The Jumeirah, the Zero Gravity Club, The Burj Al Arab are few landmarks to witness when the clock strikes midnight. You do not have to be a spendthrift to enjoy the extravaganzas here, as several places give free access to glance at the NYE fireworks.
When: 31st December 2019- 1st Jan 2020
- Dubai Shopping Festival
The blockbuster sales on high-end fashion, electronics, furnishings and lot more lure the travellers from across the globe. DSF is a five-star city-wide event where the luxurious malls to small outlets are flooded with celebrities’ favourite brands and dresses at 75-90% discounts. Besides the amazing deals, indulge in rewards and raffles, where one gets million of cash and golds. Additional concerts, food stalls, dazzling fireworks and pop-up shows keep the visitors engaged.
When: 26th December 2019 – 1st February 2020
- UAE National Day
The 2nd of December is observed as the UAE National Day. Dubai is brimming with breathtaking fireworks, street shows, magical concerts, grand entertainment, interesting parades and the lively clubs throughout the week. The travellers can go on a roll with the special offers on the parks and resorts. The kids love this time of the month because of such bountiful offerings everywhere.
When: 2nd December
- Meydan Horse Racing Season
This is the world’s richest race day. Stretched for a mile long, the grandstand holds 60,000 spectators. It is a highly competitive and reinvigorating time. It runs concurrently to the international Dubai World Cup Carnival. Accompanied by great facilities and services, such as dining turn the audience’s experience more of a laid-back watching.
When: 24th October 2091 – 10th April 2020
While December brings lovey weather to Dubai, it is also perfect for all sorts of outdoor entertainment, lounging on beaches and dining in the sky. Get your tickets for Dubai this December and enjoy an unparalleled vacation.