The temperatures heating up Insiders and as the mercury continues to rise we’re resigned to our fate of staying inside in air-conditioned bliss for the next 2-4 months. To help you escape the boredom of box sets we’ve put together a brief round up of the best activities to do this summer to escape the scorching sunshine.
Since it’s inception last year, Dubai Opera has quite literally changed our lives. Now we can enjoy the musical delights normally reserved for other worldwide cities in our very own metropolis and whilst show season may be coming to an end, you can still enjoy a visit to this iconic Dubai building during June to watch the PSA Dubai World Series Finals and early September sees the much anticipated classical ballet-opera combination Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze Di Figaro).
To find out more on what’s on, when visit www.dubaiopera.com
If you’re up for some energetic fun then this indoor trampoline park that has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, is right up your street. Being kid and big-kid friendly, this urban playground boasts over one hundred interconnected trampolines. From perfecting your back flip to slam-dunking at the attached wall hoops, Bounce is a whole lot of bouncing brilliance.
For more information visit www.bounce.ae
From pretending you’re whizzing down the slopes of Val d’Isère to getting up close and personal with McFatty, one of the resort’s famed penguins, Ski Dubai really does offer something for everyone. Quite possibly the most perfect way to escape the summer heat (if sub-zero temperatures are your thing) this huge 22,500 square meter indoor ski park not only features an 85-metre high indoor mountain with 5 slopes of varying steepness but also a huge Snow Park play area complete with toboggan runs, zorbs and an icy body slide.
For information on pricing and how to book visit www.skidubai.com
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
It’s one of Dubai’s most iconic tourist attractions and as you walk through the glass tunnels of The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm you’ll understand why. From sharks and stingrays to piranhas and the tiniest of seahorses, this spellbinding underwater world is ideal family fun. Designed around the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis, the underwater tunnels serve as an immersive experience into this lost civilisation of ship wrecks and ruins, where you’ll encounter the most amazing and colourful collection of underwater life in 10 beautiful chambers.
For more information visit www.atlantisthepalm.com
IMG Worlds of Adventure
It’s Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment park and this temperature-controlled indoor amusement park is a great day out. Conveinently located in the heart of Dubai, along Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, you can amuse yourself in four ‘epic zones’: Cartoon Network and Marvel, IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley with its dinosaur adventure focus. Get your heart racing on the adrenaline filled roller coasters, interact with Cartoon Network characters and be amazed at the hair-raising dinosaurs. In short, it’s basically 1.5 million square feet of fun!
To find out more visit www.imgworlds.com
THEATRE by Rhodes at Vox Cinemas
Want to escape the children and enjoy Michelin star dining whilst reclining on a comfortable armchair complete with foot rest, blanket and pillow to the backdrop of your favourite film? Of course you do! Well THEATRE by Rhodes has revolutionzied the way we watch movies here in the UAE and with locations in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, there’s never been a better excuse. Did we mention there is even in-cinema waiter service? SOLD!
See what’s on and book your tickets now https://uae.voxcinemas.com/ways-to-watch/theatre-by-rhodes