When you visit Dubai during the off-season, you can efficiently plan a budget-friendly and calmer holiday. There would be pros and cons of traveling in either season. To experience the outdoorsy adventures of the city’s offerings, the visitors go to Dubai in the months from October to March. Desert Safari, dune bashing, BBQ dinners, Quad Biking are some of the adventurous activities reserved for the winters. Most of the attractions in Dubai have been designed with an enclosure and air-conditioned to help visitors cope with the brutal weather. The weather remains reasonably pleasant for above mentioned five months, where visitors and tourists flock into the city, the busiest tourist season in Dubai. Dubai offers an incredible variety of options and activities to indulge in during the off-season, which makes it lively and active all through the year. We have listed some of the reasons why you should visit Dubai in the off-season.
Rock bottom airfare prices
As the tourists and visitors start to subside, the airfares get cheaper. You would be amazed at the prices offered in comparison to the busy tourist months of the DSF and summer festivals like Ramadan, Dubai summer surprises, and school vacations. Book your tickets whenever you find a relatively low price to take advantages of the low airline prices.
Low cost of hotel accommodation
The off-season sees a low occupancy at the various hotels in the city. There is every chance for you to get a reasonable price for your hotel accommodation as the hotel looks towards full occupancy in the off-season. Several luxury hotels and resorts offer lower rates and free upgrades to suites and offer complimentary activities, which gives you the best value for money. E.g., Atlantis The Palm offers a combo package featuring stay, the dolphin show, a leap of faith, lazy river, lost chambers at the aquarium, scuba diving in the aquarium, and much more. There several similar hotels offering combo packages, so jump on these fabulous offers.
Tourist attractions have low entry rates and multiple offers
Theme parks have caught attention and pace in the past decade or so. Be it Legoland, Wild Wadi, Dubai Parks and resorts, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate Dubai, Yas water world and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Majority of these theme parks are air-conditioned that keep you cool and engrossed in several fun activities. During the off-season, there are discounted tickets available online on multiple platforms. If you have booked your package through a travel agent, you should get excellent deals. Even the products that are priced high during the peak season are reasonably priced.
The Thrilling summer festival
Dubai hosts the annual Dubai Summer Surprises during the summer season. The festivities on offer never give you a dull moment during this extravaganza. Indulge in live entertainment; raffle draws, incredible sales, indoor concerts across every retail store in town. For kids, head to the theme parks and malls for some pure entertainment. With the Ramadan around the corner, the festivities double up and the city turns into a gastronomical paradise. Do check out the fantastic weekend brunches on offer, with many deals available online as well.
Heavy discounts on retail products
The slump in tourism drives many retailers to slash their prices to such lows, such that most of the deals seem to be too good to be true. Be it electronics like laptops, cameras, desktops, mobile phones, or anything else, you name it, and it will be a prize. Malls and Dubai Duty-free run raffles with huge prizes like cars, cash, holidays, etc. that is worth a try. There would be fashion shows and fun activities at the malls organized by various brands.
Plenty of kids activities
As the local kids are off the hook during this season, event companies make most of this season to organize several exciting & inspiring events to keep the audience occupied and engaged. There are family packages offered by theme parks and water parks in Dubai to attract more visitors and residents. Do check out the deals on offer at the Aquaventure, the Lost Chambers at the Atlantis, and Dolphinarium.
Ramadan specialties to savor
The time during and just after Ramadan is a food lover’s delight. Iftaar dinners to culinary events are the highlights of the Ramadan season. Several hotels offer mouth-watering Iftaar buffets in the evenings that tease your taste buds. Look out for some exciting deals to make the most of the festivities. Malls open up late in the morning to attract visitors and residents. Some of the expensive brands sell their designer handbags and fashion for less than half the price. If you have always dreamt of owning one of the famous label brands, then this is your chance.
Beach clubs are running their lowest business during the summer. An excellent opportunity for you as the nightclubs hosts special events and theme nights to keep the crowd coming in. A few free drinks and not so crowded dance floor gives you an excellent chance to shake a leg or two.
Excellent Spa deals on offer
Dubai is a great place to enjoy soothing spa treatments. Many luxury hotels offer these services on their premises. The well qualified and experienced staffs do not leave out any chance to pamper you. Do try out the hot stone massage followed by hot jasmine tea and enjoy a cozy night sleep in your hotel bed and relax.
Dubai caters to needs of wholesome vacation to match all tastes even if you are traveling solo. The off-season gives you a chance to enjoy a soothing and serene holiday. The summers may be a bit harsh. However, the perks and discounts offered to make up for the bounty. Take down mental notes of outdoorsy things you may have missed in the summer. You can always come back for more, Dubai never gets old. Enjoy an exotic spa treatment and couple it with plenty of fun and entertainment activities to make your trip truly special.