But there’s plenty more in store too.
Fancy checking that skydive off your bucket list or hiring out a whole cinema for you and your mates? It’s never been more affordable than this summer.
Here are five brilliant things to do in Dubai before the end of August.
Book a whole movie theatre out for Dhs450
VOX Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre can now be booked for private screenings for up for ten guests, to show a movie of your choosing (from the list currently available at the time of your booking). Book a Standard experience for Dhs450 per screen, or Gold for Dhs800 per screen, or luxe it up for Dhs1,500 with the Theatre experience. Food and drink needs to be purchased separately, but the cinemas are offering a special snack package for Dhs79 per person, including one dish from the Gold menu, popcorn or nachos and a drink of your choice.
Daily. Until August 29. Various VOX locations, uae.voxcinemas.com (600 599 905).
Go karting on Mondays and get a second session free
Every Monday between 3pm and 6pm, book a karting session at Dubai Autodrome’s Kartdrome and when you buy one session, you’ll get a second free. Bring a pal along and get competitive, or keep the extra laps to yourself. We’re not judging.
From Dhs130.48. Mon 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, dubaiautodrome.ae.
Learn to ski or snowboard in 48 hours
Ski Dubai has launched 48-hour camps to help you get your slope stripes in just two days. Priced at Dhs600 each, both the ski and snowboard packages include four lessons with a certified instructor, assessments, equipment and gear for all lessons and a signature hot chocolate after each lesson. The first lesson is 60 minutes, while the remaining three are 90 minutes each.
Dhs600. Until August 29. Ski Dubaim Mall of the Emirates, skidxb.com.
Skydive over the Palm Jumeirah for less
It’s Dubai’s ultimate bucket list activity, and this summer there’s a special offer on tandem skydives at Skydive Dubai’s Marina dropzone. Until the end of August, tandem skydives are Dhs1,799 per person, including your edited video and photos. With the DSS-period offer, you’ll also receive an Instagram edit of your skydive, plus an official Skydive Dubai cap and a voucher for a two-for-one meal at Zero Gravity.
Dhs1,799 per person (normally Dhs2,199 with video and photos). Daily from 5.15pm. Until August 29. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, skydivedubai.ae.
Try the XLine zip line for almost half the usual price
Throughout DSS, XLine in Dubai Marina is offering zip-lining experiences for Dhs399 per person, including your souvenir photos and video. With rides normally priced at Dhs699 per person, now’s the time to check it off your bucket list.
Daily 3.30pm-6.30pm. Until August 29. Dubai Marina, xline.xdubai.com.
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