October marks the end of an arid summer in Dubai. With a relatively cooler atmosphere, October is one of the best times to visit Dubai. This month is in the middle of the summer and the winter months, you will experience fewer crowds and you can easily visit all the Dubai attractions in a relaxed and unhurried manner. After October, Dubai witnesses an instant surge in the number of tourists due to the arrival of the winter season. You can also avail of the hotels and the air tickets at lower prizes which adds to the benefits. Also, a lot of events take place in the month, so if you are wanting to visit Dubai without splurging, October is the perfect month for you!
Weather in October:
The weather in the month of October tends to be warm and dry with an average temperature around 29 degrees. The highest temperature that can be witnessed is 35 degrees and the lowest is around 24 degrees. October marks the end of summer, so the autumn season for Dubai begins this month.
Places to Visit in October:
1. Burj Khalifa Tour
Experience the panoramic view of the city, while standing on the 124th/ 125th deck of the tallest building in the world. You can catch the sunset views during the month of October due to less influx of tourists. You can take in the beauty of the city without feeling rushed. So, book your Burj Khalifa tour to enjoy the unparalleled views of the city.
Burj Khalifa Timings (October)
Observation Deck: 08:30 AM to 11:00 PM
2. IMG World of Adventure
If you would like to escape the heat and stay indoors and have a blast, the IMG Theme Park is your place to go. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world with more than 22 rides that are scattered over 1.5 million square feet. The park features four zones namely Marvel, IMG Boulevard, Cartoon Network, and Dinosaur Adventure where you are bound to have the best time of your life. This place will awaken the child in you and will transfer you back to the time when you were young and stress-free. Book your IMG World tickets so that you do not miss out on the fun!
IMG World of Adventure Timings (October)
Daily: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
3. Ski Dubai
Feeling the Dubai heat? Well, we have a solution for you. At Ski Dubai, you will find sub-zero temperatures and a whole lot of activities that you can enjoy like skiing, snow sliding , and playing with snow balls. You can literally ‘chill out’ in this indoor ski arena and enjoy a host of rides and catch a glimpse of the marching arctic penguins.
Ski Dubai Timings (October)
Sunday – Wednesday: 10 AM to 11 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 9 AM to 12 AM
Saturday: 9 AM to 11 PM
4. Dubai Glow Garden
The Glow Garden makes a comeback to Dubai in October. The beautiful garden lights make this a place a sight to remember. The Dubai Glow Garden has been constructed using luminous waste material and 10 million energy-saving bulbs. The newest attraction at the Glow Garden is the Ice Park that has been manufactured using 5,000 tonnes of ice.
Glow Garden Timings (October)
To be Confirmed
5. Xline Dubai Marina
If you are an adventure sports lover and even the mention of the word thrill makes your heart swoon, then Xline Zipline Dubai Marina is your dream come true. Bask in the beauty of the Dubai skyline while taking a plunge from atop the Amwaj Towers (170 m). What’s more, you will land straight into the Dubai Marina Mall, making every second of this adventure worth it.
Xline Zipline Dubai Timings (October)
Daily: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Wednesday closed
6. Splurge at the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in the world. It is a haven for people who love to shop. The mall has all the brands and products that one can imagine. It is also a hub of the world’s most premium brands. If the sun is making you lose your cool, you can visit the mall during the day time. If you are in the mood for splurging money on shopping, you will not find a better opportunity.
Dubai Mall Timings (October)
Daily: 10:00 AM- 12:00 AM
7. Visit the Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame doubles up as an art gallery and an observation deck. The gallery exhibits the transformation of Dubai from a fishing village to the City of Gold. The exhibitions and the pictures in the art gallery leave you astounded. The exterior of the Dubai frame is inspired by the logo of the Expo 2020. The frame perfectly illustrates the past, the future and the present of the city which has left no stone unturned to become a benchmark for the world in architecture and modernization.
Dubai Frame Timings (October)
Daily: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
8. Dhow Cruise Creek
If you are in Dubai, you must cruise in the traditional Arabian boat, also called the Dhow. Enjoy a lavish International buffet, drinks and music while cruising around the Dubai Cruise Creek. The tranquility and peace will pull you into an atmosphere of serenity and calmness. This setting is perfect for all the couples who are in Dubai to enjoy a romantic getaway with their partners. You will feel as if the modern city is tightly holding on to the historic past which associated with the Creek and the Dhow.
Dhow Cruise Timings (October)
Based on the chosen tour
9. Evening Desert Safari
Watch the hues of the sunset during the evening desert safari along with a scrumptious dinner under the beauty of the stars. The evening desert safari is one of the most beautiful and adventurous highlights of any Dubai tour. Moreover, you can also go dune bashing or riding a quad bike for an added thrilling experience. Don’t forget to take in the Bedouin style campsite and make the most of activities like Arabian belly dancing, henna tattoos, Tanoura dance and shisha with the Desert safari with BBQ Dinner package. Spend the evening in the lap of the desert and take in the spectacular views of the dusk. You can also opt for the morning desert safari to enjoy during the day.
Depends on chosen tour
10. Dubai Opera
The Dubai Opera is one of the finest architectures in Dubai. With a seating capacity of about 2000 people, the Dubai Opera is a multi-performance art theater that has been a spectator to some of the most sensational acts of ballet, theater, concerts, exhibitions, and opera. Phantom of Opera, one of the most popular musicals in the world comes to the Dubai Opera this October making it one of the must-visit places in this list. All the acts that have been lined up in October are worth watching. So, book your tickets and enjoy the show!
Dubai Opera Timings (October)
Daily: 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Events in Dubai during the month of October:
1. Bao Fest (4th October)
The Electronic Dance Music Fest, Bao, makes a come back to Dubai this October. The event will be headlined by Steve Aoki one of the world’s highest grossing dance artists. He has worked with several famous singers like Fall Out Boy, Iggy Azalea, Louis Tomlinson and Afrojack. If you are an EDM enthusiast, you should head to the Mayden to dance to the rhythmes of upcoming and established artists. You will definitely witness a line up some of the most amazing artists in the world. The evening is surely going to be absolutely fantastic!
2. GITEX Technology Week (6th– 10th October)
Well, if you love a good bargain while buying a gadget, then look nowhere else. The GITEX Autumn Edition is being held at the Dubai World Trade Center. This is your chance to grab unbeaten deals and unbelievable discounts on everything electronic. The event features companies from all over the world, who wish to sell their electronic gadgets at discounted prices to Dubai’s tech-savvy buyers. Above all, the event will exhibit more than 35,000 electronic gadgets at a sale. Also, you will get lots of entertainment and free parking facilities. Not only can people see demos and interactive displays, people can also win a host of prizes.
If you always wanted to purchase that laptop or that phone but could not save up enough money, GITEX is a chance for you to buy the gadgets that you always wanted at amazing prices! Not just technology, while you’re on that trip also see some of the most amazing attractions in Dubai that will leave you spellbound.
3. Insomnia Gaming Festival (17th– 19th October)
All the gaming lovers rejoice! The biggest gaming festival is coming to Dubai in October. You can play your favorite games like Call of Duty, Fortnight, Apex, Dota 2, Battlegrounds, CSGO, FIFA. Additionally, you can also take part in online tournaments on the website to get a chance to become a finalist at the Insomnia Gaming Festival. Immerse yourself in Drones and Virtual Reality and play Call of Duty in the Battle Park Arena which will make you feel as if you are in the middle of a real-life game.
4. Fashion Forward Dubai (30th October- 2nd November)
The latest edition of the Fashion Forward Dubai will be happening this October. Being hosted at the Dubai Design District, this trailblazing event will see some of the greatest designers in the Middle East and across the globe showcasing the collections that are exclusive to the Middle East. Connoisseurs, fashion enthusiasts and buyers from all over the globe will be coming to Dubai for the event. This is one of the highly anticipated events in October.
- Proper Clothing: Carry proper clothes. The weather is hot and sunny so pack lightweight clothes, casual and chic clothes. Also, some religious places may ask you to cover up so carry a stole with you.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink as much water as you can. Carry a water bottle with you and keep yourself hydrated.
- Carry Sunscreen and Glares: If you are planning a trip during the day time make sure you apply sunscreen and carry your glares with you. The summer can be quite harsh for your skin so take care of yourself.
- Plan your Events: There are a lot of events taking place in Dubai during October so contact the manager in your hotel or some local people so that you can plan which events you want to be a part of.
October is going to be one of the most happening months of the year and it will be an awesome experience to visit Dubai in the month! As they as, traveling turns you into a poet, writer, and storyteller. So, travel, make memories, share your stories and explore with #NOREGRETS!