Best things to do in June in Dubai 2023
Summer has officially started in Dubai, and the temperature is quite high with a maximum of 38°C, which means it’s the perfect time to explore the city’s indoor wonders.
Whether you’re craving live gigs, adrenalin-fueled adventure, sun-soaked relaxation, or delectable dining experiences, we’ve got you covered. Explore our curated list of the best things to do in June in Dubai.
1. Enjoy a circus-themed extravaganza at the Summer Carnival in DIFC
Take a break from the summer heat and immerse yourself in the excitement of Gate Avenue’s Summer Carnival. From May 26 to June 11, the Gate Avenue area is completely transformed into an indoor funfair, offering a wide array of thrilling activities, entertainment, delicious food stalls, and plenty of fun for your children.
Featuring skill-based funfair games, captivating cirque shows, indoor carousel rides, and mouthwatering cotton candy, Gate Avenue’s Summer Carnival is free to attend. Complete your experience by visiting the South Market for a delectable feast. The food hall at Gate Avenue is home to 15 different restaurants and kitchens, as well as artisanal food kiosks.
Skill games by Game Nation: Daily 10am to 10pm
Cirque shows, character meet-and-greet and roaming entertainment: 5pm, 6pm and 7.30pm every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
2. Experience the underwater world, 60-metres-below
Deep Dive Dubai, the world-record-breaking diving facility, offers a unique opportunity for divers of all skill levels to explore its 60-meter-deep pool, which holds 14 million liters of water, which is equal to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The pool features sound and mood lighting systems as well as a unique filtration system. Apart from its remarkable depth, the pool features a “sunken city” with its urban streetscape, apartment, garage full of cars and motorbikes, arcade, phone booths, ATMs and other interesting features.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, you can enjoy discovery dives, scuba dives, freedives, as well as various diving courses and workshops.
From Dhs400. Open daily, noon-6pm. Nad Al Sheba
3. Hit the road to Abu Dhabi and visit the brand new ‘Snow Abu Dhabi’
Found inside Abu Dhabi’s 1.2 billion US Dollar mega project, Reem Mall — Snow Abu Dhabi, is poised to become among the world’s largest indoor snow parks, spanning roughly 10,000 square feet of icy entertainment.
Set to open its doors on Thursday, June 8, the snow park will have 12 exhilarating rides, including two giant slides, a Polar Express train, Crystal carousel, and Ice and Floes bumper tubes, 17 new snow-capped attractions, and a snow depth of 500 mm.
Snow Abu Dhabi dining experiences come in the form of The Lodge Restaurant, Grotto Amphitheatre, Ice Café, the Party Room and VIP Room, You can book your tickets here.
From Dhs215; Opens Thurs Jun 8. Reem Mall, Al Reem Island.
4. Get a free taxi ride to Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts, home to LEGOLAND, LEGOLAND Water Park, and MOTIONGATE, is offering free Careem rides from anywhere in Dubai to Dubai Parks and Resorts this summer.
As part of a partnership with ride-hailing service Careem, the Middle East’s largest theme park, Dubai Parks and Resorts, has introduced a new free ride service dubbed “Ride on Us” for its guests.
Day Pass holders can book a free Careem ride to and from Dubai Park and Resorts when booking four or more tickets.
Starting at Dhs295, which means a total of Dhs1,180 for a family of four, guests can purchase their tickets from the theme park’s website, upon which you receive a promo code to book their Careem.
From Dhs295. Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Rd.
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5. Make use of the limited-time free entry to Soul Beach Dubai
For a limited time, Soul Beach Dubai is welcoming visitors to enter for free until July 3 (if you arrive before 2pm).
Located at the marina of JA The Resort, Soul Beach Dubai is a picturesque destination that exudes beauty and charm. The beach club boasts a stunning infinity pool, an al fresco dining restaurant, as well as a beachside pergola and lounge.
If you prefer to go after 2pm, it’s Dhs200 per person with Dhs150 redeemable on food and beverages on weekdays, and it’s Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable on food and beverages on weekends.
Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-midnight. JA The Resort, Jebel Ali (0505 239 731)
6. Challenge Your Senses with a Dining in the Dark Adventure
In an era dominated by the Instagram generation, where our eyes (and smartphones) feast on visually stunning dishes before we even take a bite, here’s a fun dining experience that’s going to turn things upside down.
Starting June 1, the trendy Arabic-Armenian restaurant VAGA at Bluewaters Dubai invites you to embark on an exhilarating multisensory dining event every Thursday. By donning blindfolds, you’ll rely on your instincts to navigate from plate to mouth and indulge in a captivating secret three-course menu. Ignite your senses and infuse excitement into this customary 90-minute dining experience.
Dietary requirements and allergies will be catered to. Choose from green, blue, or red menus for vegan, seafood, or red meat options.
From Dhs320; 1, 8, 15 June 2023 at 7pm and 9:15pm.
7. Beat stress in a Smash Room
Feeling stressed or frustrated after a tough day or week? Craving a way to let off steam and release your pent-up emotions? If yes, then don’t hesitate and head straight to Smash Room Dubai.
Located in Al Quoz, and Last Exit Mad X, this place allows you to pick your weapon and smash up an array of items such as laptops, computers, dishes, chairs, tables, mirrors, frames, and vases. And if you think that’s not enough, you can also smash a run-down sofa, coffee table, radio, dysfunctional refrigerator, and a DVD player.
As for your weapon of choice select from sledgehammers, crowbars and baseball bats. You are given protective gears, gloves, and face guards so you can smash things around you – in a safe and controlled environment.
Tickets from Dhs99 per person. Mon- Thurs: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fri and Sat: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
8. Eat a 22kt gold burrata at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Ready to elevate your cheese dreams? Ever imagined tasting gold-wrapped burrata? Now you can. Delight in a 250g serving of creamy burrata cheese, accompanied by tomatoes, rocket, and truffle, all covered in edible 22-karat gold. It’s a cheese lover’s dream come true.
The dish, named the Gold Sheikh Burrata, is served at Italian restaurant Cinque, set on the ground floor of the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai.
Priced at Dhs200, this delectable dish is perfect for sharing between two to four people, depending on your level of cheese enthusiasm.
Open 12.30pm-4pm; 7pm-midnight. Cinque, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9989).
9. Mithoon and Friends Live at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
Calling all Bollywood music lovers… Experience the spellbinding live performance of Mithoon, the renowned Bollywood music director, lyricist-composer, and singer. on the 11th of June to perform his most iconic Bollywood hits such as ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Fitoor,” and many more. He is accompanied by playback singers Javed Ali, Mohammed Irfan, Asees Kaur, Abhishek Nailwal, Nakash Aziz and Vishal Mishra.
Buy your tickets here.
From Dhs149; Starts at 7pm on June 11th; Coca-Cola Arena; City Walk, Dubai.
10. Celebrate Father’s Day with LDC Kitchen + Coffee
Why not make Father’s Day in Dubai extra special by treating your dad to a memorable breakfast date? Show your appreciation and celebrate the occasion in style.
Designed to make dads feel like royalty, the café will be serving a delightful “Sunday Roast Deal” on Father’s Day. As part of this special offer, dads will enjoy a complimentary main breakfast dish when they dine in.
The package includes an egg-cellent breakfast, as well as specialty coffee and fresh juices. Smoked salmon or garden benni, delectable French or avocado toast, oven-baked eggplant shakshuka, and even a range of fluffy pancakes are among the options.
- Deal: One free breakfast dish for Dad (dine-in only)
- Date: 21st June
- Timings: From 07:00 am
- Location: Multiple venues including Aspin Tower and One JLT
11. Watch Eid Al Adha fireworks
The next public holiday in the UAE will be Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, and it’s expected to last a whopping six days. Beyond the significance of the occasion and the extended break, Eid in the UAE holds a unique charm. The celebration is adorned with mesmerizing fireworks that light up the night sky, adding a touch of enchantment to the festive atmosphere.
The date of Eid Al Adha is determined based on the legitimate sighting of the moon. According to the latest report, Eid Al Adha is expected to be celebrated on Wednesday, 28 June 2023.
Stay tuned for updates on the venues hosting the magnificent Eid Al Adha fireworks as the date draws near.
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