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Things to do in Dubai in November (2022-2023)

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This post is about visiting Dubai in November (updated for 2022) including things to do and weather.


Dubai in November

The weather in Dubai in November is just amazing – great for being outdoors all day. As the “winter month” arrives, you can plan a perfect day out at the beach or to shop your heart out.

Alternatively, you can explore the adventure sports in the likes of skydiving, wakeboarding, quad biking, dune bashing or a desert safari or a hot air balloon ride, you can do all this and more with less humidity, making Dubai a great place to visit at this time of the year.

Dubai Skyline in November

With daily temperatures in the late 20s to early 30s and very little rainfall, the month of November offers the perfect temperature to be outdoors and get that suntan without the roasting heat of the summer months.

In addition to a beautiful weather, November also brings in a bunch of festivals and events like DP World Tour Championship, Abu Dhabi F1, Dubai Design Week and the likes for a wholesome holiday experience for every traveler.


Top Things & Events in Dubai in November

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in November in Dubai in 2022

Be sure to check out our master post, Things to Do in Dubai, for more ideas to all year round.

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.


1. Feast on Traditional Emirati Delicacies on our All-In-One Tour

November is ideal for an all-in-one food, culture and history walking tour with us!

Our Flavors of Arabia: Dubai History & Food All in One Walking Tour is a wonderful introduction to historic Old Dubai, its souk and its traditional Emirati cuisine.

With the stunning Dubai Creek as our backdrop walk the winding alleys of Old Dubai is perfect weather for an exploration on foot.


2. Take a roller coaster ride, inside Dubai Hills Mall 

We're big into huge, destination style malls here in Dubai. The newly opened Dubai Hills Mall takes that to a whole new level with its indoor thrill ride, the StormCoaster.

This is a super high, super fast indoor roller coaster with some pretty fierce climbs and drops.

Purchase StormCoaster tickets or learn more.

Add this to your list to check out whats new, not just in Dubai but in the whole entire world, as shopping takes a whole new meaning here in Dubai.


3. Suspend yourself off a skyscraper at Sky Views Dubai 

This year, get yourself to the Address Sky View Hotel in Downtown Dubai to dare yourself into an Edge Walk - that's right, walking the exterior facade of a Dubai Skyscraper!

While you are there, slide down the top in a see-through glass slide as you watch yourself atop this immense height (aaaah!).

The Sky View Observatory and thrill experience center is the newest fun addition to the Downtown Dubai.

Purchase Sky View Edge Walk tickets or learn more.


4. Dubai Design Week (8 - 13 November 2022) 

Dubai Design Week is an annual event held to celebrate and promote design and creativity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The first Dubai Design Week took place in 2015, and is held every November at  Dubai Design District (D3). 

Design lovers can unite since The Dubai Design Week is a great reason to visit Dubai in November where over 200 activities, exhibits and performances will take place across the city.

Bringing art to the people, the aim of this six-day festival is to involve people in creative thinking with all sorts of installations popping up throughout Dubai.

Downtown Design

Downtown Design is the only trade show in the Middle East for design professionals, showcasing a variety of commercial designs from various industries.

It was originally launched prior to the Dubai Design Week but was then added as one of the events during the weekly event.

Design Market

A souk style gift shop featuring local products by local artists are featured in this retail arm of the show. On sale are housewares, decor, textiles, fashion accessories and gourmet treats.

Dubai By Foot offers specially curated at tours during the Art Season of Dubai. To book a tour with us, please email at contact@dubaibyfoot.com.


5. Visit the newly opened Expo City Complex

After the resounding success of Dubai Expo 2020 which brought more than 23 Million Visitors to the Expo Site, the Expo City has recently re-opened for visitors to have the chance to visit some of the permanent exhibits.

Since this involves a lot of walking we think November is the time to hit it up. We recommend checking out the Terra Sustainability Pavilion, Alif the Mobility Pavilion and the Al Wasl Dome.

The Expo City Site will host many pop-up cafes and performances and the best place to stay updated is their website: www.expocitydubai.com 


6. Visit Ski Dubai at the Mall of Emirates

Do something impossible in Dubai – go skiing in the desert! Located inside the buzzing Mall of the Emirates, you will find one of the most innovative, iconic and exciting tourist attractions to be found in the Middle East.

You can easily recognise it from afar – it’s the slanted building perched on top of the Mall of the Emirates. Surrounded by a cluster of cosy chalets and restaurants, there’s nothing quite like skiing as you watch shoppers pass by in the surrounding windows.

Ski Dubai was opened in 2005. Ski Dubai is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope and the first to open in the Middle East. It has a chair lift and a T-bar; 6,000 tons of snow are at your disposal.

Children as well as families can have fun at this ski resort. It has activities for all age groups as well as all skilled people. At the resort, you can also meet Snow Penguins in an up close and personal one-of-a-kind intimate encounter that the whole family will love.

Purchase a Ski Dubai Snow Park pass for access to these fun activities and more. Alternatively, you can also get tickets for skiing at Ski Dubai separately.

Play with penguins, build a snowman, roll down the hills, ride the Twin Track Bobsled or explore a snow cavern. You can also catch the classic chairlift to the top of a hill where you can ski all the way to the bottom.

Experience real snow and real winter conditions, all inside a shopping centre all year round!

NOTE: This attraction is included with the Go City Dubai Pass.


7. Visit La Perle

Created by world-renowned Artistic Director Franco DragoneLa Perle is Dubai’s first permanent show.

This uniquely designed theatre features 65 world-class performers, who fly through the theatre, dive into the on-stage pool and invariantly creates a visually captivating show that runs below, on, and above stage.

In what could only be spelled out as one-of-a-kind experience, La Perle takes your breath away and keeps you on the edge of your seats the whole time. Located at Al Habtoor City, the show is open all seven days.

Purchase tickets to La Perle or learn more.


8. Jebel Jais Zip Line

Experience the World’s Longest Zipline In Ras Al Khaimah!

Located in the northernmost emirate of UAE and an hour drive from Dubai Airport, Ras Al Khaimah is beginning to transform into the adventure capital of the UAE with its splendidly located mountain Jebel Jais that borders onto Oman and is the highest mountain range in the Emirates.

With 30 km of newly developed highways that have opened towards the peak of mount Jebel Jais, you will come across some of the world’s most scenic driving routes and viewing platforms.

This fun filled ride is designed with two parallel lines for the users to experience this thrill with their near and dear ones. The speed of flight is 150 km/hr with the length of 2.83 kms that approximately would measure over 28 soccer fields.

In addition to the thrill, this face-down in a superhero position flight through the sky will land you on a suspended platform with glass floor which is in the heart of these massive ranges 1680 meters above sea level.

This attraction is open to all age groups weighing more than 45 kgs to 150 kgs with minimum height limit of 120 cms. A 3-minute breath taking ride above the highest ranges of UAE will awe you with the spectacular bird eye view leaving you speechless.

This incredible Zipline has won the tag of the longest Zip line in the World, making it one of the topmost tourist attractions for the Dubai Tour.

Purchase tickets for the Jebel Jais Zipline or learn more.


9. Kite Beach Center Umm Al Quwain 

You may not know this little known, hidden gem, of an Emirates of the seven Emirates of the UAE, but Umm Al Quwain is only 50 minutes drive north of Dubai.

UAQ's hottest and coolest (its so amazing, it has both adjectives!), new spot is the Kite Beach Center, a pristine, totally instagrammable day beach campsite.

You can check in for a few hours, rent a camp tent or a beautiful hut, order delicious food and take part in a range of outdoor water activities, sports, and excursions.

The newest, best day trip from Dubai is waiting for your this November. Check out the website for more information: www.kitebeachcenter.ae


10. Visit the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi (November 17-22, 2022)

Imagine F1 drivers are buzzing across the tracks, speeding up to make it to the finish line before anyone, while you are there cheering up your favourite, feeling the wind, the speed and the adrenalin wafting towards you.

The Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix offers this and more as it returns for its 2022 edition. While Dubai and Formula 1 are setting up for you, all you must do is select your vantage point, whether you opt for any of stands or lounges or luxurious trackside terrace or even a yacht!

Purchase tickets for a tour of Yas Marina Circuit or learn more.

Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi


About The Author

Pri

Pri is a true believer in the Rule of Three - she lives between Dubai, Bombay and Washington DC, speaks three languages and has 3 kids under 3. She graduated from Connecticut College and has a Masters Degree from New York University. Pri is a licensed Dubai tour guide, travel blogger, art aficionado, foodie and curious to check out all things new in her city. Pri has been part of the Free Tours By Foot team since 2015 and loves to make customized itineraries for her guests.
Updated: October 4th, 2022
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