As we still enjoy the bliss of the UAE winter, there’s a list of must-do activities to try out ASAP.

Whether a relaxing dinner outdoors or you simply wish to take a hike with your friends, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can enjoy in the next few months before the weather is too hot to handle.

Dinner in the sky

Regarded as one of the most unique experiences in Dubai, guests can enjoy the dinner in the sky experience which is suspended by a crane 50 metres high in the sky. With live cooking stations and an opportunity to meet more people, everyone can surely have an unforgettable experience, whether it’s for birthdays, proposals or anniversaries. Dine like never before at this bucket list-worthy activity, when one can celebrate with friends and family. Located in Sky Dive Dubai, this one-of-a-kind experience is surely not one to miss out on.

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Visit the UAE’s highest restaurant

1484 Puro

If you’re all about the views, we have the perfect spot for you. 1484 by Puro is situated in Ras Al Khaimah and overlooks the highest peak in the UAE. To take your culinary experience to new heights, this Insta-worthy restaurant is positioned 1,484 metres above sea level. The interior is clean and modern and there is also a terrace to take advantage of during the cooler months. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, daring the zip line, or opting for a relaxing yoga class dining at this haven sounds like a good treat at Jebal Jais.

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Have an unforgettable horse riding experience


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From a spacious paddock to qualified instructors, the UAE is well-known for this exhilarating sport which is available all year round for you to enjoy. From state-of-the-art polo and equestrian communities to professional instructors to help fine-tune your skills, each stable is situated in a family-friendly oasis to train beginners and offer a tranquil desert escape. As here at Emirates Woman we are quite the fans of horse-riding, here’s a curated list of stables with fully equipped facilities for you to embrace throughout the year.

Experience dinner by the Pier



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Sit at the twinkly-lit floating bar and admire the Insta-worthy views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah at Onda by Pierchic. Guests can sip on classic cocktails and dine on a show-stopping menu inclusive of caviar and oysters while enjoying the ambient live beats with background music from Monday to Friday and a live DJ from Saturday to Sunday. This stunning open-air terrace is a must-visit this winter season. The daily aperitivo takes place from 4pm until 8pm at this refined venue situated at Jumeirah Al Qasr.

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Take a hike on these secluded trails


Trekking in the UAE is the perfect pastime to unwind and switch off your mind. From Shawka Dam to Al Rabi, each trek boasts a thrilling adventure to experience with friends and family. Ensuring you make the most of it, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the must-visit spots in the UAE

Enjoy a sunset session at Surf Club


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Regarded as the city’s unmissable relaxing spot, this place is ideal for any beach-club goers. From signature cocktails to a delicious range of delectable bites, guests can unwind during the week for the scenic sessions that bring an unparalleled view. With an array of bites such as crispy squid and grilled calamari, there’s an expansive range of dishes and drinks to try. Priced at Dhs199, it takes place every Monday to Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm and is located on West Beach, Palm Jumeirah.

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Experience a relaxing dinner outdoors

When it comes to alfresco dining, Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is the place to be. With refined sophistication at its helm, the restaurant features expert mixologists and a multitude of premium dishes with an unbeatable ambience. Emulating a fresh urban ambience with 360-degree views of Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeriah while offering weekly entertainment to tantalise all the senses, this place is yet another outdoor destination that is a must-try.

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Go kayaking at Hatta Dam


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Glide through the quiet waters of this unique tourist destination. Surrounded by mountains and tranquil waters, visitors can unwind in this relaxing haven, to get away from the bustling city life. This beautiful destination is home to one of the most popular sports in the UAE and it’s perfect for a day retreat and to be surrounded by nature. A single Kayak is priced for Dhs60 onwards and is available for an unlimited amount of time per day.

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Unwind at an outdoor staycation

If you want to immerse yourself completely in nature, this venue is the place to be. With a host of enticing activities, there’s plenty to do at this exciting venue. From yoga by the beach to create your own pottery, this much-loved staycation is the perfect place to unwind after a long week. Whether you wish to bask in the sun or simply relax outdoors for a bonfire evening, there’s are plenty of ways to isolate in style at this unique venue.

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