The Global Village, located on the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road between the Arabian Ranches residential development and the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park, is one of Dubai's most popular destinations that had been closed over the summer. This multicultural family destination is set to open a week earlier this year. The theme park was to open its gates for visitors on October 25, but the dates have been revised to October 18 2023.
The change in dates is in response to the overwhelming demand by visitors and to offer everyone an opportunity to experience the park before it closes again. Visitors can enjoy an extended period of fun adventure, cultural diversity and unmatched attractions during the Global Village Dubai season 28. Global Village will open for 194 days and close its doors on April 28 2024.
The Dubai Garden Glow, located in Zabeel Park, features light installations, glowing animals and a magical garden full of illuminated structures. According to the Garden Glow official website, the park will reopen its gates for a ninth season in September. The park is the world’s largest glow-in-the-dark garden, extending across 50 acres of greenery.
Experience 'Art by Day' and 'Glow by Night' at the four different parks in the garden. After sunset, watch out for magnificent views of over 10 million LED lights, 500 glowing designs and 100 animatronic dinosaurs.
The Hatta Resorts, located in the Hajjar Mountains, is scheduled to reopen its gates on September 15. Nature enthusiasts looking to camp in comfortable grounds can now go to Hatta Resorts. Visitors can book for trailers, lodges or caravans for camping. Families looking for a unique and interesting experience can select the peculiar Hatta Resorts Domes that look like igloos.
Hatta Resorts is just a 90-minute drive from Dubai and offers a refreshing change of scenery away from the bustling city for both locals and tourists. At the resort, you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape and engage in adventurous activities such as ziplining, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding.
The cooler temperatures in Dubai not only signify the arrival of winter but also the return of the Dubai Miracle Garden. This flowery heaven usually reopens around the end of October or the start of November. The garden is open for tourists when the summer heat subsides and the cooler temperatures settle in.
The garden's spectacular arrangements and enormous, dazzling displays make it one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Dubai, especially during winter. The floral wonderland has already shown teasers of what visitors should expect in season 12 of its opening.
Dubai Safari Park, located in the Al Warqa 4 district, off E44, Ras Al Khor Road, extends across 119 hectares and hosts over 3,000 animals, including 78 species of mammals, with ten different carnivores and 17 primates, 50 types of reptiles, 111 bird species, amphibians and invertebrates. The open-air zoo closed its gates for summer on May 31 2023, and will soon open for both locals and tourists.
Dubai Safari Park has not yet announced the official reopening date, so the regular tickets for the new season are not available yet. However, one can make private bookings for the exclusive summer package, a two-hour private tour of the park. Eager visitors are inquiring about the official opening of this iconic attraction. Ticket booking will be opened later in the year after an opening date has been announced.
Purchase tickets online for only AED 50 and AED 20 for children aged three to twelve. Children younger than three years are allowed free entry to the park. Experiences at the park include a safari journey with train services.
As the temperatures in Dubai cool down, the Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood reopens for exploration. Visit this historical district for an authentic experience of Dubai's rich history and heritage. Stroll through the narrow lanes, marvel at the ancient wind-tower architecture, and journey back in time amidst the modernity of Dubai. Visitors can also explore the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was constructed in the 18th century.