7 outdoor activities to try in the UAE this winter – Emirates Woman

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As temperatures drop in the UAE, outdoor activities are once again on our radar.

From ziplining to glamping, the options are endless as each outing is complemented with a touch of nature.

To plan ahead, Emirates woman curated a one-stop guide to all the best outdoor activities you don’t want to miss in the UAE.

Book an outdoor dining experience

It’s the season to be outdoors again. As the weather cools, al fresco dining in Dubai is back on our radars. From beach clubs to dizzying restaurants, each venue offers glistening views of the Dubai skyline accompanied by a delicious menu crafted to perfection. From bohemian decor at Bar Du Port to nature surrounded by nature in Bussola, there is no shortage of restaurants on our guide it’s up to you to book as soon as possible with your loved ones.

Try a glamping experience

If you want to immerse yourself in nature, there is no better way to do so than to escape to the desert. While now housing the region’s first caravan hotel, guests can camp along the banks of the Hatta Dam with these innovative caravans for a truly memorable experience. With luxurious facilities on board, everything is set for a thrilling adventure with all necessary amenities provided as you will be nestled in the heart of the mountains from 986 Dhs with varying prices.

For more information regarding booking and details go to visithatta.com

Visit this famous desert cafe

With quirky bohemian charm, One Degree Café is the latest off-the-grid pop-up allowing customers to retreat amid dreamy desert sunsets. Designed with a Bedouin-style camp and as a pop-up experience, guests can enjoy all the dune views in the middle of the desert. Designed for the perfect getaway, this open-air venue offers a plethora of delicious food and drink, from Spanish lattes to desserts such as tiramisu. Main courses include signature dishes such as the classic hot dog and wagyu burger, with many other options on the menu. Located in Musherief, Ajman, this desert pop-up is located 45 minutes from downtown Dubai. Visitors can access the sites by following the map here.

For more information, visit onedegree.ae

Hone your riding skills

From a spacious paddock to qualified instructors, the UAE is well known for this exhilarating sport which is available all year round for your enjoyment. From state-of-the-art polo and equestrian communities to professional instructors to help you hone your skills, each stable is located in a family-friendly oasis to train beginners and provide a tranquil escape in the desert. As at Emirates Woman we are rather fans of horse riding, here is a organized list of stables with fully equipped facilities to accommodate you throughout the year.

Swing your best shot

For golf enthusiasts, Top Golf will welcome its guests this season. With 96 hitting bays, this expansive site spans 60,000 square feet with high-tech interactive games and a unique experience to enjoy with your friends and family. For a break between games, the restaurants showcase the region’s best culinary talents with their signature burgers and sides. Located at the Emirates Golf Club, this venue is a must visit.

For more information visit topgolf.ae

Go ziplining

Glide along the longest zip line in the world which stretches over 2.83 km. This captivating experience offers breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the United Arab Emirates and a bird’s eye view of the Hajar Mountains. After the activity, guests can experience one of the most popular havens, 1484 Puro, and grab a bite to eat with their loved ones.

It’s time to walk

Pack your water, snacks and a fully charged phone and get ready to embark on a journey depending on the level you want to reach. Whether easy, moderate, or extreme, each hike features rocky outcrops and wadi terrain with panoramic views of the Hatta Mountains. Located at Hatta Wadi Hub, guests can opt for the two-hour guided hike.

To make a reservation, go to visithatta.com

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Sally J. Minick