Ring in Spring
Now that the cooler days of winter are officially behind us, we can enjoy the beautiful spring weather before summer brings the heat to town. This is the perfect time of year to go ‘al-fresco’ and we have put together a few recommendations for the perfect day out.
Safa Park is located in the heart of the city between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Road, close to Business Bay. The park has four entrances for easy access and features numerous outdoor playgrounds, three beautiful lakes, a little forest and a hill with a waterfall. Visitors can also enjoy the fountain and boats on the lake. For recreational activities, yoga is offered daily by Urban Yoga Dubai in the Archive café close to gate 5 and a running track is available as well. For a lazy day out, pack your blanket, sun blocker and picnic basket with delicious goodies and look for your favourite spot to enjoy your delicious feast.
Cycling in Dubai
Over the pas few years, Dubai has become a lot friendlier towards cyclists and the city encourages people to ride a bike. With a host of dedicated bike paths now available around the city, it’s easier than ever to explore places by bike. Go to one of the rent-a-bike places in Dubai Marina, on Palm Jumeirah, Business Bay or Downtown Dubai. Before you start your tour, you can register either by phone, online or at the terminal itself.
Explore the Souq
While the weather isn’t too hot, have a walk around Deira and Bur Dubai and explore the different souqs and what they have on offer. You can find great deals for spices, gold and textiles. The souqs in Deira and Bur Dubai are easily connected via abras which is the traditional boat, which only costs a couple of dirhams. While you are in “Old Dubai” don’t miss walking along the creek and explore the hidden gems of this lovely part of Dubai.
A new outdoor attraction has just opened at the Beach in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) with Reel Cinema opening the doors of its first outdoor cinema. Enjoy a movie while you sit on comfortable sofas and feel the cool breeze of the sea in your back. The Beach is not just offering you an amazing cinema, but it also comes with a great selection of restaurants and cafes and shopping options, a playground for children, an outdoor work-out area along the beach and a beautiful sandy beach to enjoy the day.
So grab your sunglasses and experience spring in Dubai.