10 ways to beat the heat in the UAE this summer

10 ways to beat the heat in the UAE this summer

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Cool down with these sub-zero attractions.

Summer in the UAE can be scorching, but there are plenty of cool escapes to help you stay cool. From thrilling water parks to frosty indoor adventures, here are ten fantastic ways to beat the heat this summer in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Dubai
Banya Forrest

A new Slavic spa has opened on Bluewaters, offering the first fully equipped traditional Banya in the UAE. Banya Forrest features two cold plunge pools, traditional ice bucket showers, a snow room, two saunas (including the largest banya in the MENA region) and a restaurant. The space can accommodate 70 guests at one time, who will participate in contrast therapy, exposing their bodies to extreme cold and intense heat.

GO: Visit www.banyaforrest.com for more information. 

Banya Forrest Dubai

Boo Boo Laand

Opening soon, Boo Boo Laand in Dubai features several zones and rides. Kick things off in the Snow Park and beat the summer heat with some frosty fun. And if you’re craving an adrenaline rush, head to the Super Slide. Over at the Robot Art area, you can let your imagination run wild and turn your creative visions into reality. If you’ve got a mini Gordon Ramsay in the making, let them unleash their culinary skills in the Mini Chef’s Kitchen or be enchanted in the Princess Area.

GO: Visit @booboolaand on Instagram for more information.

Boo Boo Laand

Chillout Ice Lounge

Chillout Ice Lounge in Times Square Center is a unique venue where everything, from the walls to the furniture, is made out of ice. Visitors will don hats, coats and gloves before and enjoy a chilly experience while sipping on hot beverages, surrounded by stunning ice sculptures and a sub-zero environment.

Visit https://chilloutindubai.com for more information.

indoor activities in Dubai

Contast Wellness

Contrast Wellness offers an invigorating ice bath experience designed to rejuvenate both body and mind. This wellness practice, which has gained popularity among athletes and health enthusiasts, involves immersing the body in ice-cold water to stimulate recovery and enhance overall well-being. The facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. During the session, participants typically spend a few minutes in the ice bath, where the cold temperatures work to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and boost the immune system.

GO: Visit @contrastwellness on Instagram for more information. 

Contrast in Dubai

Dubai Ice Rink 

Dubai Ice Rink is an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink that offers a cool and exhilarating experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can enjoy ice skating sessions, lessons, and even ice hockey games in a vibrant and dynamic setting. You’ll be cold as ice in Dubai Mall this summer.

Visit www.dubaiicerink.com for more information.

indoor activities in Dubai

Ski Dubai

Who says you can’t ski in the desert? There is fun for all in-store at the region’s first indoor snow slope, Ski Dubai. Visitors can not only hone their ski skills at five different runs of varying difficulty levels but also enjoy plenty of other fun-filled activities, including snowboarding and tobogganing. In addition, visitors can try zip-lining or even experience a penguin encounter.

Visit www.skidxb.com for more information.

beat the heat at Ski Dubai

Abu Dhabi
Saray Spa Snow Cave

Deep in the desert, Saray Spa at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is home to Abu Dhabi's first snow cave, offering a serene and frosty retreat. Maintained at -2ºC, this icy room is perfect to beat the soaring temperatures outside before indulging in a range of signature massages, facials and wellness treatments.

GO: Visit www.sarayspaalwathba.com for more information.

beat the heat at Ski Dubai Saray Spa

Snow Abu Dhabi

Prepare to chill out in the coolest new place in the capital. Snow Abu Dhabi in Reem Mall is your ticket to escaping the scorching summer heat and stepping into a winter wonderland in the middle of the desert. Get your snow gear ready because this indoor snow park is packed with thrilling activities that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities for snowball fights.

GO: Visit https://reemmall.ae for more information.

indoor activities in Abu Dhabi

The National Aquarium

Prepare to be amazed as you discover the incredible marine life at the Middle East's largest aquarium. It’s like stepping into a real-life adventure from Finding Nemo or The Little Mermaid. With its jaw-dropping exhibits, interactive displays and mind-blowing aquatic experiences, this place will have you swimming with excitement. In the Frozen Ocean zone, you'll explore Arctic waters filled with spider crabs and what is believed to be the only display of puffins in the region.

GO: Visit https://thenationalaquarium.ae for more information.

beat the heat National Aquarium

Zayed Sports City Ice Rink

Hit the ice rink at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi and glide on this slippery floor to beat the heat. This fun and active way to stay cool during the summer is perfect to enjoy with friends and family. So lace up your skates and experience the magic of ice skating as you glide across a smooth, frozen surface, defying gravity with each push.

GO: Visit www.zsc.ae for more information.

beat the heat at Zayed Sports City Ice Rink