Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises Offers A Season Of Sizzling Experiences

Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is in full swing, promising an exciting and memorable Middle Eastern summer for South African’s wanting to escape single digit temperatures.


  • Underway until 3 September 2023, this annual event offers a plethora of activities and experiences for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures or relaxing moments of tranquillity, there is something to suit every taste and preference.
  • Dubai Summer Surprises isn’t just about adventure and relaxation; it also caters to families with children with citywide world class activation’s and events.
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School holidays and dropping temperatures might have you running for the hills, but why not head to one of the most sought-after tourist destinations worldwide? Dubai is renowned for its extravagant attractions and luxurious hotels, and during Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), visitors can take advantage of incredible offers and discounts to make the most of the current school holidays and hot Dubai climate.


For the thrill-seekers, Dubai offers a wide range of heart-pounding activities. How about taking skydiving lessons and experiencing the exhilaration of soaring through the skies above this vibrant city? Or perhaps you’d prefer to feel the adrenaline rush on one of the many thrilling rollercoaster rides available at various amusement parks. From the tallest slides to the fastest rides, Dubai has it all.


If you prefer to explore the wonders beneath the waves, scuba diving adventures in Dubai’s crystal-clear waters are an excellent choice. Dive into a vibrant underwater world teeming with colourful marine life and discover the beauty that lies beneath the surface. For those seeking a more serene experience, yoga sessions by the beach or in luxurious spas offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate.


Dubai Summer Surprises
With over 24 attractions in the world’s top destination cities, Madame Tussauds is dedicated to giving millions of visitors the opportunity to mingle with the mighty from A-listers to music legends, heroes of sport, to infamous world leaders. Image: Madame Tussauds Dubai

With the “kids go free” deals, families can enjoy budget-friendly outings and experiences at some of Dubai’s top attractions and hotels. Imagine the smiles on your children’s faces as they explore Dubai Parks and Resorts, where they can embark on thrilling rides and meet their favorite cartoon characters. Or take them to the Sky Views Observatory to enjoy breath-taking views of the city skyline. Other attractions offering free entrance to kids include Expo City Dubai, Reel Cinemas, At The Top – Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Balloon, The View at The Palm, and Madame Tussauds, among many other attractions.


While the Dubai summer heat is in stark contrast to the current freezing Sandton temperatures, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat and stay cool. Many of the attractions and hotels are equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning systems, ensuring a comfortable experience even during the hottest months. Additionally, Dubai’s indoor entertainment options, such as shopping malls, indoor theme parks, world class water-parks and even a full-on snow experience, provide a regulated respite from the crispy temperatures outside. What’s clear, is that whilst temperatures are hot, there is still so much to do and see!


When planning your break, it’s important to note the weather averages during the DSS period, as it will help you plan your activities accordingly. In July, temperatures range from 41°C during the day to 30°C at night. August sees similar temperatures, with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. As September approaches, temperatures begin to cool slightly, with averages of 39°C during the day and 28°C at night.


Dubai Summer Surprises
Feel on top of the world and experience wonder at adrenaline-rushing heights of up to a spectacular 300 meters, or a 100-storey building. Image: The Dubai Balloon

Dubai Summer Surprises is a fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with the whole family. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a relaxation enthusiast, or a family looking for budget-friendly fun, Dubai offers an abundance of activities and experiences to suit every taste. So, don’t miss out on this summer extravaganza and make the most of Dubai’s incredible attractions and hotels!


Enjoy the ultimate summer extravaganza filled with incredible surprises, unmissable retail offers, diverse culinary delights and endless entertainment this Dubai Summer Surprises, running until 3 September 2023.


For the latest information, visit the Dubai Summer Surprises website.


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