October is here, Autumn is upon us (if we can call it Autumn in the sandpit), and with the burning heat of the summer soon to be a distant memory, it is a great time to get out and explore what the city has to offer.
Aside from the obvious appeal of the white sand beaches and extravagant hotel pools that cover the city, there is an array of events and attractions taking place this October. Enjoying the outdoors will be unavoidable.
So here are our top recommendations:
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that the highly anticipated Expo 2020 kicked off with a bang on Friday 1st October. Running for 182 days, the Dubai Expo 2020 leads the way in bringing the world together to showcase culture and innovation. With tickets starting at just AED 95, this once in a lifetime event is not to be missed!
A trip to the cinema, Dubai style! With fortnightly screenings from the 3rd October, Zero Gravity is now offering you the chance to watch classics the whole family will love. Get yourself comfy for Grease and the Greatest Showman, while enjoying the serene setting of the Dubai Shoreline. With tickets at AED 75, we suggest booking ASAP!
If you’re an early riser - this ones for you! Just beyond Arabian Ranches, you will find the start of the Al Quadra cycle track. The 50km track will take you around two hours to complete with the opportunity to view, arguably, the best unobstructed sunrise in Dubai! To make the most of this spectacular sunrise we recommend setting off at 5am - promise it’s worth it! Bike rentals start at AED 100, and are available for adults and children alike.
Put your fitness to the test this October, by signing up for the Dubai Half Marathon. The 21km route is strategically placed to pass some of Downtown Dubai’s most iconic buildings, making this a challenge worth training for. The event is being held on the 15th of October and is open to everyone. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!
The Dubai Safari park has reopened this month for the winter season, and is better than ever! The redevelopment of the park sees the opening of the Leopard exhibition, and the start of many new animal shows. In true Dubai style, the park is home to the world's largest drive-through lion exhibition, which is sure to be a thrilling experience for the whole family. Open daily from 9am-5pm, put the Dubai Safari Park on your to do list this October!