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With temperatures in Dubai often reaching heights of 50 degrees Celsius the opportunity to relax in subzero temperatures in the middle of the city is a unique one. The Chillout Ice Lounge is located inside the famous Times Square Center in the city. Refurbished in 2014, it features dramatic ice sculptures, seating and tables made of ice, plus ambient diffused lighting to set the tone in the minus-six-degrees climate.
On arrival at the Chillout Ice Lounge all visitors are issued with a complimentary welcome drink and thermal clothing. You will also be advised to spend a few minutes acclimatizing in a buffer zone area set to five degrees before venturing into the main lounge. Once in the lounge, you can order soup, sandwiches, juice, hot chocolate, tea and coffee, plus a variety of desserts and mocktails.
The lighting in the Chillout Ice Lounge changes color intermittently, filtering through blocks of ice and making it a romantic setting for couples. The venue also holds a magic show for children on several days of the week, making it ideal for families, although it is not advisable to take infants under the age of one.
The most convenient way to enjoy Dubai's Chillout Ice Lounge is by joining an organized tour that includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop off.
Built in 1991 and revamped twice since, the BurJuman is one of Dubai’s oldest shopping malls but still popular for its ultraconvenient location in Bur Dubai, just south of Dubai Creek. Extending across four levels, the mall offers luxury and speciality stores, restaurants, and entertainments for all tastes.
Just east of Dubai Marina off Sheikh Zayed Road, the Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) is a large development of high-rises and lakes that epitomizes 21st-century Dubai. Composed of 68 residential and commercial towers, this waterside community is also home to plush lakefront hotels, shops, restaurants, and leisure attractions.
The Dubai Cruise Terminal, located around 7 miles (12 kilometers) from the center of old Dubai, serves as the gateway for cruise passengers taking shore excursions into the city and its surrounding desert. Also known as Port Rashid, the port boasts a modern and comfortable terminal, but nothing by way of visitor attractions, so new arrivals head straight off into the waiting metropolis.
Opened in 2009, the Dubai Metro is a rapid transit rail system serving Dubai. With driverless, fully automated trains operating along two routes—the Green and Red lines—and connecting 47 stations, the cutting-edge, 46-mile (74-kilometer) system is one of the most convenient ways to get to key points around the city.
Enjoy a dolphin and seal show, dolphin encounters, tropical bird shows, a mirror maze, trampolines, and more at Dubai Dolphinarium at Dubai’s Creek Park. The venue was the Middle East’s first indoor air-conditioned dolphinarium when it opened in 2008, and remains a popular Dubai attraction today.
Kids love Dubai’s many theme and water parks, and WonderLand is the biggest of them all in the UAE.
Take your pick from more than 30 exciting rides, including freefall waterslides, disco rides, roller coasters, the Lazy River water ride, activity pools, rapids, carousels, trampolines, go-karts and the pirate ship.
Perfect for cooling down on a hot day, and providing endless entertainment for little ones, WonderLand is a world within a world, with restaurants, shops and refreshment carts.
Please note WonderLand is currently closed for renovation.
Keep the kids entertained and up-to-speed at Dubai Children’s City, where learning is fun for children aged two to 15 years old.
Designed for kids, families and school groups, there’s everything here for children to explore, play, discover, and learn about the world in which we live.
From science to nature and space, the exhibits include a planetarium, theater, and a space for under-fives. All exhibits are signed in English and Arabic.
A daily schedule of workshops, exhibits and entertainment programs ensure there’s always something different at Children’s City.
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