Things To Do: Exploring 2022’s Must-See Attractions in Dubai
As the city’s temperatures surge to a cold winter, crowds gather across various outdoor settings. January being the regions’ coldest month, explores a promising ambience to make the most of the several up-and-coming trends and outdoor tourist attractions. Our team of experts collated a few must-see locations, to make the most of the wintery season.
Dubai Shopping Festival
The city’s longest-running shopping festival event showcases a million reasons to be a part of it. Apart from being a massive season of discounted prices and sales at your favourite retail outlets, the event also features unique experiences to make this a memorable venue. The year 2022 especially, is set to explore the overarching concept of ‘The Future of Dubai’.
Visitors will be wowed by a DSF special drone show, pop-up shops, daily surprises, as well as prizes. Many outdoor shopping events will also feature gorgeous lighting experiences and winter festivities, presenting the perfect photo-op. The festival initially commenced on December 15th2021 and will carry on until the 29th of January 2022.
Dhow Cruise Dinner
Deluxe Holiday Homes™️ is now offering a Dhow Cruise along the Marina waters for all their beloved guests. With prices starting from AED 105 per guest, visitors can now catch a glimpse of the serene views of The Marina. The 2-hour boat rides, will depart at 7 PM and cover alluring angles of its neighbouring skyline. Moreover, guests will also enjoy live entertainment, a dinner buffet served with soft drinks and beverages, and unescapable photo opportunities.
*Please note, discounted rates are exclusive to our guests.
Dubai Opera’s Musical Night
Highly regarded, as one of the most elite and sophisticated venues in town, – The Dubai Opera, opens its doors to yet another collection of masterpieces. The 2,000 seat performing arts centre has many a time, been a host to legendary shows including Ballet, Theatre, Virtual Arts, and more. Much of its charm, lies in its ability to truly capture its love for Theatrics, and this year will be no different.
As of January 5th, the venue will be packed with shows ranging from Broadway show – ‘Chicago’ to Stand-up entertainment by Jack Dee, followed by some heart-warming Ballet performances by ‘Ballet Icons Gala’
Check out Dubai Opera, and grab your tickets now.
Dubai Water Canal
The Dubai Water Canal is popularly known for embodying the heart of Business Bay and picturesque views of the city’s exotic skyline. One of the more popular options to make the most of this picture-perfect venue is through the Dubai Water Canal’s Dinner Cruise. The area is known for being home to many boats and cruise rentals, offering roughly a 2.5-hour trip around the canal with a complete dinner buffet and live entertainment.
Prices start from AED 250, while trips commence from 6 PM onwards. Interested visitors can now book their tickets here.
Another way to dive into 2022’s winter ambience, is through the city’s trending outdoor set-up, Global Village. Located alongside Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and E311, the venue has been a lively host for celebrating Arts and Culture for many years. The entire space, is a culmination of 90 country pavilions, with each, painting an experience unique to the place of its origin.
With tickets starting from AED 15 per person (buy either at the venue/ online), visitors can expect, lively entertainment shows such as concerts and musicals, gripping rides, and plenty of sumptuous street food of varying cuisines.
Dubai Running Festival 2022
Starting from March 2022, the streets of Dubai are hosting a road-closed event named ‘Dubai Running Festival’, starting from the base of the Burj Khalifa towards the DIFC district. The finish line will follow back towards Burj Park cheering the runners on to the rest of the festival.
Apart from gorgeous views of the city’s downtown area, the running festival serves to also be an innovative nudge towards adopting an active lifestyle for the new year. Although the details of the race are yet to be announced, runners are encouraged to start their training plans ASAP. Check out Dubai Running Festival; to register your interest and check out helpful training plans.