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Beat the Heat in the UAE

Stuck here for the summer? Well make the most of it and check out these places to escape the summer heat without having to cross borders.

July 25, 2011 4:08 by

  • Since a lot of us are deciding to stay in the UAE for the summer, Kipp’s decided to give you the lowdown on just a few things to break the monotony of the long humid days in the UAE. Here are some ways to beat the heat (or at least temporarily ignore it) in the UAE…

  • Situated in Jumeirah, spending some time in Wild Wadi is a great way to stay cool this summer in Dubai, trying some of their slides and wave pools. The water park offers a number of promotions throughout the year, including a Summer Pass, Summer Nights every Friday in July, and Ladies' Night every Thursday. It has also announced a Ramadan Nights theme from August 5 to 27 which will see the water part open from 8pm to 12am with a general admission rate of 155 and children’s admission of 130AED. (Regular general admission is priced at AED205 and regular children’s admission is AED165)

  • No, not the country that would defeat the point of staycationing now wouldn’t it? What we mean is, make a trip to Ras Al Khaimah to check out the Iceland water part, which one website says is “inspired by the phenomenon of global warming.” Spread over and area of 103,000 sqms and littered with penguin statues, it houses some, shall we say interesting, attractions, including the Penguin Falls, Rocky Polar Mountains, Penguin Bay and Coral Isle—a snorkeling pool. Ticket Prices for people above 1.2 mtrs is AED 150, below 1.2 mtrs is AED 100 and children below 0.8 mtrs are complimentary. Oddly, this water park serves sheesha everyday from 8pm-1am.

  • As its name suggests, Ferrari World is a Ferrari-themed amusement park. Located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, it is home to Formula Rossa the world's fastest roller coaster. It also houses attractions such as Fiorano GT Challenge, G-Force, Junior GT, Racing Legends and V12 to name a few.The tickets are priced at AED 225 for adults and AED 165 for children.

  • Dreamland Aquapark is a water park in Umm Al Quwain and has become popular among residents and veteran tourists alike, especially with its low rates of AED 135 for Adults and AED 85 for Children and Seniors. Tucked away in UAQ, the large water park rarely gets too congested and offers rides and F&B that most attractions in the UAE do not.

  • Go Karting is one of the “in” things this summer, slowly gaining popularity across any age group. And the air-conditioned indoor Karting track at Dubai Autodrome, provides the facility to feed this trend even in the summer heat. Tickets are priced at AED 100 for 15 minutes.

  • Situated in Safa Park, the Dolphinarium has many dolphin and seal acrobatic shows. Shows cost AED 100 for Adults and AED 50 for Children and for 400AED, you can also choose to swim the dolphins.

  • And if you want something a little different, there's the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, which offers many recreational activities including golf, archery and paintball. The place is most known for its shooting arena, where a signed poster of Shooting Olympic Gold Medalist Sheikh Ahmed Al-Maktoum hands. Try your hand at a variety of hand guns and rifles, with the price depending on the the gun calibre and your experience as a shooter. Prices range from 90AED for 25 shots of a .22 calibre gun to AED 130 for 25 shots of a 9mm Sig Sauer. Lessons are also readily available.


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