As the city’s temperature drops down to a cold winter, flocks of people gather across various outdoor settings. January being the most coldest month, explores a promising atmosphere to make the most of the several up-coming vogues and outdoor tourist attractions. Our team compiled a few favourate locations, to make the most of the wintery season. 


Dubai Shopping Festival

The city’s long-lasting shopping festival event exhibits a million reasons to be a part of it. Apart from being a hefty season of discounted prices and sales at your favourite retail outlets, the event also features unique experiences to make this a memorable venue. We at Desert city stays have lot of Holiday homes options in this area and around it.

Guests will be thrilled 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 place to get Selfies.  The

The fireworks are something that everyone looks forward to and DSF promises to deliver a number of sparkling shows. During the opening weekend from Thursday, December 15 -18, look into the skies as the number of fireworks will take place across the city.

The beloved drone show will be held at Bluewaters Island or JBR to catch the action. There are two new sstoryboards created just for Dubai festival Shopping. This show takes place daily from December 15 - January 29 at 8 pm and 10 pm.


Dhow Cruise Dinner

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 ride that departs at 7 PM and covers charming angles of its neighbouring skyline. Moreover, guests will also enjoy live entertainment, a dinner buffet served with soft drinks and beverages, and inevitable photo opportunity.

A Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise takes you through modern Dubai. It is an artificial canal city with skyscrapers,Luxury hotels, unique cafeterias, bizzare boutiques and fine examples of modern architecture on either sides. You can also see trams and cars passing over the bridges around you.Dubai Marina is mostly slow and laid back. You will see people having relaxed stroll along the promenade or having coffee at one of the remarkable cafes neighbouring the shores.  


Dubai Water Canal

The Dubai Water Canal is popularly known for integrating the heart of Business Bay and vivid 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 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.


Global Village

Another way to enjoy 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 climax of 90 country pavilions, with each, painting an experience unique to the place of its origin.

Visitors can expect, lively entertainment shows such as concerts and musicals, gripping rides, and plenty of sumptuous street food of varying cuisines.


Dubai Opera’s Musical Night

Highly regarded, as one of the most exceptional and worldly venues in town, – The Dubai Opera, opens its doors to yet another collection of masterworks. 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.

The venue will host shows ranging from Broadway show – ‘Chicago’ to Stand-up entertainment by Jack Dee, followed by some heart-warming Ballet performances by  ‘Ballet Icons Gala’