winter in dubai

Our quintessential guide to celebrating winter in Dubai.

Winter is short lived, so don’t let it pass by without celebrating that quintessential winter vibe.

Trek at Jabal Al Jais:

Head over to Ras Al Khaimah where lies the highest point in the UAE (1,910 m/5,700ft above sea level).  The Jebel Jais cluster is one of the coldest areas of the UAE and the views from the mountain are amazing.  We recommend making a plan with your friends and then trekking right up to the top.  If you want a little more adventure then we hear overnight camping is also a popular option.

Jabal Al Jais is 160 km from Dubai
Hajar Mountains
Ras Al Khaimah

Indulge in fondue at Melting Pot at Box Park :

Enjoy the typical winter dish from Switzerland right here in Dubai.  Yes, that’s right you can now find the indulgent and delicious special melted cheese at Melting Pot in Box Park.

Full details here:

Drink some soup:

A hearty warm soup is exactly what we want in the winter.  So, head on over to this quaint cafe, that is also one of the only one in Dubai exclusively serving soups.  Price starts from 30 AED for a cup of soup, with four different flavours (Mushroom, Pumpkin, Tomato and Thai Soup)

Cafe Baroque
Plaza level, Murjan 5, JBR
Tel: +9714-3614252


Huddle around a bonfire:

The one thing we love about the winter is a bonfire.  Book yourself, along with friends and family to head over into the desert where the temperatures are – 8 Celsius and below at night.  Beyond Dunes offers bespoke premium desert excursions along with a bonfire and bbq, that is worth experiencing.

Beyond the Dunes


Snuggle up in comfortable clothing:

Onesies are the essential winter outfit when at home.  So, if you want to lounge around then check out these cute onesies for the entire family that can be delivered right to Dubai.  Prices for the onesies start at approximately 365 AED.

Stay warm with the ultimate fleece blanket:

When the weather is cold all we want to do is cuddle up on the couch and of course we must have a fleece blanket on us.  So, imagine our delight when we discovered these genius Kanguru soft fleece blankets with sleeves and a front pocket!  Kanguru not only keeps you warm but gives you the freedom to use your hands to read a book, drink hot tea and use your tablet/smartphone.

Kanguru Fleece Blankets are available at Virgin Mega Stores across Dubai including Dubai Mall for 169 AED.


Indulge in real hot chocolate:

When its chilly we crave for a steaming mug of hot chocolate, but usually don’t want to spend time making it ourselves. On our quest to find, a rich and indulgent version, that will take us back to our childhood, we ordered one at Spill the Bean. Simply described at REAL Hot Chocolate (20 AED), we were very intrigued by its claim and have to say it did deliver all it promised.  For more details click here.

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