It’s peak tourist season here in Dubai: with the weather still pleasant, there’s a good chance many residents will be welcoming more relatives now than at any other time of year. Hotel occupancy was at a high this time last year, with 77.4 per cent of Dubai’s hotels at maximum capacity (a rise of 8.4 per cent on 2009). Passenger traffic at Dubai’s airport was also at its peak last April, with a 13.9 per cent rise in people coming through*.

But don’t be daunted by the thought of keeping your visitors happy. There are plenty of activities to entertain them, and it’s also an excuse for those of us who live here to get reacquainted by our city. From camping trips and paintball sessions to great-value dinners and adrenaline-fuelled adventures, here’s our guide to satisfying even the most awkward visitors.