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Things to do in Dubai in November

Updated: October 11, 2023
 By Pri

This post lists the many great things to do in Dubai in November, updated for 2023.

We include free, family-friendly, and nighttime activities and events.

Dubai is a welcoming city that has everything from sunshine to food to bargains and the Burj Khalifa!

The city has transformed itself from a desert to a tourist destination.

Dubai in November

The best time to visit Dubai is from October to April. From October onwards, the temperature starts going down and there's less humidity

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 without the roasting heat of the summer months.

Dubai Skyline in November

In addition to spending time outside at the beach, you can explore adventure sports like skydiving, wakeboarding, quad biking, dune bashing, a desert safari, or a hot air balloon ride.

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

Top Things & Events in Dubai in November

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

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

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, the winding alleys of Old Dubai are perfect 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.

3. Suspend Yourself Off a Skyscraper

If you're adventurous, get yourself to the Sky View Hotel in Downtown Dubai.

Dare yourself into an Edge Walk - that's right, walking the exterior facade of a Dubai Skyscraper!

While you are there, slide down a see-through glass slide as you take in the immense height (aaaah!) and an amazing view of the city.

Purchase Sky View Edge Walk tickets or learn more.

4. Take in Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week is an annual event held to celebrate and promote design and creativity in the city.

The aim of this six-day festival is to involve people in creative thinking.

Design lovers will find over 200 activities, exhibits, installations, and performances taking place across the city. Some of them include:

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 is featured in this retail arm of the show.

On sale are housewares, decor, textiles, fashion accessories and gourmet treats.

Dubai Design Week runs from November 7th to 12th.

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.

We recommend checking out the Terra Sustainability Pavilion, Alif the Mobility Pavilion, and the Al Wasl Dome.

The Expo City Dubai site will host many pop-up cafes and performances as well.

6. Go Skiing or Play in the Snow

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 recognize it from afar – it’s the slanted building perched on top of the Mall of the Emirates.

Surrounded by a cluster of cozy chalets and restaurants, there’s nothing quite like skiing as you watch shoppers pass by the surrounding windows.

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.

Purchase tickets for skiing at Ski Dubai here.

It also has activities for all age groups and skill levels as well.

Play with penguins, build a snowman, roll down the hills, ride the Twin Track Bobsled, or explore a snow cavern.

Purchase a Ski Dubai Snow Park pass for access to these fun activities and more.

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

7. Experience 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 create a visually captivating show that runs below, on, and above the stage.

This one-of-a-kind experience takes your breath away and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Located in Al Habtoor City, the show is open 7 days a week.

Purchase tickets to La Perle or learn more.

8. Ride the Jebel Jais Zip Line

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

Located in the northernmost emirate of UAE and an hour's drive from Dubai Airport, Ras Al Khaimah is beginning to transform into the adventure capital of the UAE.

Jebel Jais is a splendidly located mountain that borders Oman and is the highest mountain range in the Emirates.

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

This fun-filled 3-minute ride is designed with two parallel lines for users.

The speed of flight is 150 km/hr and the length is 2.83 km, approximately 28 soccer fields long.

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

The attraction is open to all age groups weighing more than 45 kg to 150 kg with a minimum height limit of 120 cm.

Purchase tickets for the Jebel Jais Zipline or learn more.

9. Spend Time at Kite Beach Center Umm Al Quwain 

Umm Al Quwain's hottest and coolest new spot is the Kite Beach Center, a pristine, and totally Instagrammable day-beach campsite.

This little-known, hidden gem is only 50 minutes drive north of Dubai.

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.

Check out the Kite Beach Center website for more information:

10. Attend the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Imagine F1 drivers buzzing across the tracks, speeding up to make it to the finish line before anyone, with you feeling the wind, the speed, and the adrenalin of the experience.

The Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix offers this and more as it returns November 23rd- 26th

All you must do is select your vantage point, and choose the stands, lounges, luxurious trackside terrace, or even yacht you want to watch it from!

The Grand Prix takes place at Yas Marina Circuit.

You can also purchase a ticket for a tour of Yas Marina Circuit here.

11. Book your Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show

If you are interested in deluxe watercraft, the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show is the perfect meeting place for you.

Located near the Dubai Marina, the program provides the opportunity for you to see various vessels, from little watercraft to luxurious yachts.

The marina is a public place with dining facilities, stores, and amazing views of the tallest building in the city, the Burj Khalifa. 

For a more traditional experience, you could also consider a dhow cruise, which supplies magnificent sunset sights.

12. Attend Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival

This Jazz Festival is a worldwide ability event in a varied city, celebrating more than just songs. 

The event occurs in the United Arab Emirates, and specifically, the Jumeirah Golf Estates provides you with a classy backdrop.

The climate is generally light in November, so you can easily take pleasure in the songs without requiring more than a light jacket. 

The occasion is additionally a taxi or metro ride away from public locations like the Dubai Mall, which houses the fascinating Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. 

13. Watch Film Festivals in Dubai

So you take pleasure in films, right? Then, you must attend the Dubai International Film Festival event.

This event is organized in various places around the city and includes public places like Palm Jumeirah. The festival shows you movies from all over the world.

If you wish to take a break from films, the festival is near many other tourist attractions like Aquaventure Waterpark and the Leap of Faith at Atlantis. 

You can also catch the sunrise prior to the day's testings begin or explore Deira, a neighborhood filled with local markets and restaurants.

The event usually sees little precipitation, making it easy to get around.

14. Tour the Al Fahidi Historic District

The Al Fahidi Historic District is where time appears to slow down, especially contrasted to the bustling speed of the rest of Dubai.

Traditional architecture abounds, with old wind towers standing tall as they have for centuries.

These towers were the original air conditioners, designed to catch the breeze and direct it into the homes below.

While you're in this location, a journey to the neighboring Dubai Museum can offer a lot more understanding of the history and society of the United Arab Emirates.

15. Dubai Fountain on Burj Lake

Among the crowning gems of Dubai's many tourist attractions is the Dubai Fountain on Burj Lake. 

Right next to the tallest building worldwide, the Burj Khalifa, the water fountain is a wonder of water and light.

Designed by the same company behind the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, this is a water reveal on a grand range.

Songs differ from classical and modern to Arabic and world music.

The Dubai Fountain is additionally a fast taxi adventure away from other must-visit places like the Palm Jumeirah or the Dubai Marina. 

16. Exciting Nightlife Options

Dubai uses a nightlife scene that deals with a range of tastes and preferences for your enjoyment. 

If you're somebody who likes to take pleasure in the beachside setting with real-time songs, Barasti Beach Bar is an excellent choice. 

On the other hand, if you're extra into high-energy evening outs, White Dubai Club is the location. 

The club remains in Meydan, near the Dubai Marina, and features global DJs and entertainers.

If you're seeking an extra loosened-up night, Jazz@PizzaExpress could be your go-to.

Located near Jumeirah Golf Estates, it supplies a quieter setup with live jazz performances, and the food menu is just as welcoming as the songs.

17. Outdoor Fun and Adventure

The options for exterior fun and journey in Dubai are almost limitless. For an exhilarating experience, you may intend to consider a helicopter ride.

It provides a birds-eye view of well-known landmarks, consisting of Palm Jumeirah and the tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Aquarium is one more superb destination if you have an eager interest in marine life.

Located inside the Dubai Mall, it features a walk-through passage that provides a 270-degree sight of the underwater zoo.

Ultimately, if you're in Dubai between October and April, the Dubai Miracle Garden is a must-visit.

It holds the title of the largest natural flower garden and provides a lively display screen of blooms that will raise your spirits.

About The Author


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 11th, 2023
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