This is a list of things Kenyans traveling to Dubai can do during the 2018 summer. It may be a cold season in Kenya but it is Summer in cities like Dubai, making it a perfect time to travel. Another reason to visit Dubai this season apart from the weather– it is off-peak season meaning hotels and attractions are really affordable right now. Below is a list of some of the activities you can experience while in Dubai this summer.
1. Shop until you drop!
The advantages of travelling to Dubai during the summer are endless. It is a time when the city is running the Dubai Summer Surprises(DSS) and you get to take advantage of spectacular sales and unmissable chances to win during the festival. Running for six weeks from 22 June to 4 August, the festival offers discounts from 25–75% on items from top global brands, as well as the incredible ‘Deal of the Day’ taking place every day of the sale period. For businessmen/women from Kenya who would like to take the advantage to buy quality goods for the businesses, then DSS is an event not to miss on.
Kenyan families and individuals traveling to Dubai this season also get to save up to 60% on more than 30 attractions across Dubai with the all–new Dubai Pass – head east for a touch of Bollywood glamour at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai or channel your inner superhero at IMG Worlds of Adventure, all for less this summer.
2. Outdoor sunny fun day
Little ones will be sure to love Modhesh World, one of the most popular family edutainment destinations in the region. Running from 7 June to 25 August, this year’s edition features an array of world–class entertainment activities, immersive and themed experiences, games, rides and stage shows at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
When you feel the need to cool off from the Dubai summer sun, splash your way into fun with cool offers at waterparks across Dubai. Visit the newly–opened Laguna waterpark, or classics including Wild Wadi or Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm.
Fancy a quick trip to a virtual location? Hub Zero has you covered with its Mega Pass, which gives you access to all indoor rides, climbing zones and gaming experiences at a reduced rate when you book online.
3. Relax and Rejuvenate
A holiday also means taking time to treat your body to some well–deserved ‘me’ time, with a variety of spa treatments, pool days and wellness activities. Embrace the state of Nirvana with the B/Attitude Spa escape package offer at Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina, which includes lunch at Siddhartha Lounge and access to the spa’s outdoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. However, if a beachside retreat is all you need, head to RIVA Beach Club for a discounted day pass and 25% discount on all a la carte food and drink.
Ladies, you can also enjoy a classy spa day with your girlfriends at different locations in Dubai, including Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, which offers 50% off their signature spa treatments; and a dedicated Ladies’ Beach Day at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
4. Experience Culture
When in Dubai, La Perle is a one–of–a–kind live show that cannot be missed. Inspired by the city of Dubai, the immersive performance features state–of–the–art technology, 65 world–class artists performing breath–taking stunts, and an aqua–stage complete with a 12–metre–deep pool filled with 2.7 million litres of water. Book tickets now and enjoy the show at a fraction of the price, with La Perle’s flash sale available all summer.
5. Hotel offers to enjoy
Dubai hotels accommodate everyone’s budget and accommodation needs. Before traveling to the city, your tours and travel agent can advice you on best hotels that meet your needs, or help you find an all–inclusive family stay package which are available this summer.
Enjoy a secluded summer getaway in the desert with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ summer promotion at Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa. The promotion includes a 50% discount on all restaurants and lounges including the award–winning Al Hadheerah desert restaurant and complimentary leisure facilities and activities, such as afternoon falconry and a camel ride.
The Meydan Hotel is also offering a 50% discount on all restaurants and lounges this summer as part of their ‘Do More –Spend Less’ summer promotion. Splash in the rooftop infinity swimming pool overlooking the majestic Meydan Race course, home of Dubai World Cup, and enjoy a 50% discount on all restaurants and lounges, with free meals for all guests below 12.
From the mountains in Hatta and sandy beaches in Jebel Ali to the heart of Jumeirah Beach Residence – enjoy getaways at a number of picturesque locations all across the city with JA Hotels and Resorts. Offering 30% off stays until the end of the year, the resorts offer a first–class experience for the entire family.
Carol Wanza is a senior account manager at Newmark IMC – a leading Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) firm in Nairobi,Kenya.