Dubai is a city of marvellous structures. Once just a small desert village, now it is home to the world’s tallest building, the largest amusement park indoors, and the biggest manmade island. The city offers many must-sees and dos, from the sandy beaches to dune bashing, extravagant hotels to Bedouin camps, desert safari to water sports, ski park to sky diving, and electronics to gold.
Why Visit Dubai in November?
The most populated and modern city of UAE, Dubai is on the coast of the Persian Gulf, which is exposed to heatwaves throughout the year. As winter arrives, November has a milder sun, which is quite pleasant. Whether you want to spend time on a beach, go shopping, or explore adventure sports like skydiving, quad biking, wakeboarding, dune bashing, desert safari, or hot air balloon ride, November is a great time for visiting Dubai. Also, November brings events such as DP World Tour Championship, Dubai Design Week, Abu Dhabi F1.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure has an enthralling blend of rides, multiplex cinema, and other highlights, ideal for individuals and families. This theme park is the biggest indoor theme park in the world occupying 1.5 million sq. ft. The entertainment complex is temperature-controlled which includes four unique zones – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley, and IMG Boulevard.
The Marvel Zone models New York’s streets from the movie, including the Avengers Quinjets, Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge, Hulk Epsilon 3D, and Thor’s Thunder Spin.
The Lost Valley includes 70 animatronic dinosaurs, 5 signature rides like Adventure Fortress, Forbidden Territory, Dino Carousel, Velociraptor, and Predator.
Cartoon Network is a 230,000 sq. ft zone, which has kid-friendly zones like Lazy Town, The Powerpuff Girls – Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage. The major draw is the Ben 10 5D Cinema, and the largest retail store in the world. Also, for a spooky thrill, head to the Haunted Hotel on the IMG Boulevard. This is a place you cannot afford to miss.
Sun to Wed – 12pm to 8pm
Thurs to Sat – 12pm to 9pm
Standing tall magnificently at a height of 828m, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Not only is it the tallest building, but it also offers visitors a memorable view of their lifetime. On one side, the building faces the desert with the other side facing the Arabian Sea.
Step inside to experience the spacious elevator which takes you at a speed of 32 feet per second to the observation deck ‘At the Top’ on the 148th floor. Gaze down at the view of Dubai through the floor-to-ceiling windows or experience it through VR from the Falcon’s Eye View.
Mon to Sun – 24 hrs
Your Dubai experience will be incomplete without taking the desert safari in a 4X4. The acres of vast desert covered with sand can be driven on with jeeps, quad bikes, land rovers, dune buggies, ATV, sand boards, or a camel. Enjoy the Arabian Desert’s beautiful expanse as special desert drivers take you on an exhilarating off-roading adventure.
Enjoy the sunset kissing the sands from a particular viewpoint. Also, head to the camps for some Arabic entertainment along with desert barbecue food, shisha pipes, belly dancers, henna tattoos, and photos in the traditional Arabic dress.
Every day – 8:30am to 10pm
Shopping at Dubai Mall
Located next to the Burj Khalifa is Dubai Mall, which is a shopper’s paradise and is the world’s largest mall. You can get some of the best collections from the big brands. It has more than 1,200 shops, 120 restaurants, 22 cinema screens, and a luxury hotel with 250 rooms. The mall is also home to the Dubai aquarium and an underwater zoo, a huge indoor waterfall, an indoor theme park, an ice rink, and an outdoor choreographed fountain.
Sun to Wed – 10am to 12am
Thu to Sat – 10am to 1am
The Dhow Cruise is a quintessential experience in Dubai. Cruise down the marina and enjoy the spectacular sights while savouring the multi-course meal for a relaxing experience. They usually offer a welcome drink and an Arabian buffet. If you want a quick getaway from skyscrapers, the Dhow Cruise sails along the Dubai creek and can enjoy the Arabian culture for a perfect activity. Some people say the real heart is in these creeks. The cruises vary from 2 hours and can last for 6 hours. Also, you can rent cruises privately.
7pm – Pick Up
8pm – Boarding time
8:30pm -10:30pm – return after 2 hours of sailing
Skydive 13,000 feet for a thrilling experience. Dubai offers some of the world’s best panoramas thanks to clear weather in November due to low humidity and high visibility. Skydiving is the perfect activity to get off your bucket-list and get that adrenaline rush while looking at the panoramic views of this majestic manmade city offers. This is definitely an experience of a lifetime where you’ll be free falling at a speed of 120 miles/hr which leaves you awestruck.
Mon to Sun – 8am to 10pm
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski park in the Middle East, and the third-largest indoor ski slope in the world. Located inside Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai contains 6,000 tons of snow offering a perfect escape from the heat. You can decide to learn skiing, play in the snow, sled down the toboggan run, take the chairlift ride which overlooks the whole resort, or enjoy the Giant Snowball. You can get a close-up and meet snow penguins as well and observe them several times a day.
Sun to Wed – 10am to 11pm
Thurs – 10 am to 12am
Fri and Sat – 9am to 12am
Experience the Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world in the world’s biggest indoor amusement park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. This iconic structure has numerous high adrenaline rides with some family-friendly attractions. This Park has an inspiring collection of racing memorabilia, live shows, and futuristic simulators. Also, it has a Junior GT circuit of miniature Ferraris for kids to enjoy. You can also enjoy Italian food and look for Ferrari souvenirs at gift shops. Ferrari World is located just a few hours aways from Dubai on Yas Island.
Sun and Mon – Closed
Tue to Sat – 12pm to 8pm
Jebel Jais ZipLine
The best time to go for outdoor sports in Dubai is in the winter. Glide on the longest zipline in the world and feel the adrenaline rush with speeds almost hitting 150 km/hr. Located just outside Dubai city at a half an hour drive, this experience has to make your bucket-list. It’s quite exhilarating.
Wed to Sun, all public holidays.
Summer timings – 10am – 6pm (till 1st September)
Winter timings 9am – 5pm (starting 4th September)
Aquaventure is among the best water parks in Europe and the Middle East. Filled with thrilling rides, includes a shark tank, shark safari, cownose ray feeding, etc. Also, there are calmer rides like the lazy river where you can float around the park. It’s situated along a 700m stretch of beach and offers a view of the Atlantis, The Palm hotel.
Mon to Sat – 10am to 6:15pm
Sun – Closed
Everyone who wants to visit Dubai should go this time around. November is a great month to be there, as it is the perfect month for outdoor activities.