Sometimes a break from your routine is exactly what you need.
With spring break just around the corner, students are eager to finally kick back, relax, and enjoy some time off from their assignments, projects and constant hard work. If you are unable to go on a vacation this year, do not fret. This list is all you need to guide your way through spring break in Dubai.
Sunday: Last Exit
Who doesn’t love food? Start your spring break off right by visiting the many Last Exit branches with an array of different, unique food trucks to tantalize your taste buds at affordable prices! From burgers at the most-visited Krush Burger, to Freak Shakes at Cupagahwa, to outrageous sweets and snacks at The Inventing Room, the Last Exit is the place to go.
The D89, Al Khawaneej Last Exit has also expanded in the past month with its new 350,000 square foot extension called The Yard, which includes fresco dining experiences, an organic farmer’s market, aesthetic murals, a man-made lake, and Dubai’s rendition of the love lock bridge where you can secure your first spring break memory with your friends, family and loved ones.
D89, Al Khawaneej, 7AM-2AM, http://www.lastexit.ae/al-khawaneej/
Photo by Omaya Bader
Monday: IMG Worlds of Adventure
Adrenaline, adventure, and action lovers, this is the place for you! IMG Worlds of Adventures, the largest indoor theme park in the world, has given Dubai another reason to be recognized and honored. From the heart pumping Haunted Hotel to the Marvel and Cartoon Network-themed parks, to the Dinosaur Adventure zone, and the Boulevard, IMG has rides and exhibits for people of all ages.
Every zone has a unique theme in which visitors can embark on a different journey, with prices at AED300 for adults, and AED250 for children. Visitors can also purchase annual passes and can choose from several different offers depending on the season and different events.
E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, City of Arabia, Dubai Land – Dubai, 600 500962, 11AM-9PM, http://www.imgworlds.com/en/#
Tuesday: Zero Gravity Beach Club
Ladies, It’s your lucky day! Sunbathe, relax, and listen to music with a live DJ set at a beachfront pool free of charge! Zero Gravity Beach Club is the ultimate destination if you are looking to indulge in your true spring break poolside spirit for all ages on weekdays till 6PM. Stay later and enjoy the Dubai nightlife vibe with award-winning DJs, drinks, and your friends.
Not only does Zero Gravity have a pool and a private beach with a view of JBR and the Dubai Marina, but it also has a garden, indoor and outdoor lounges, and great food with an entrance fee of only AED150
Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road – Dubai, 04 399 0009, 9AM-3AM, http://0-gravity.ae
Wednesday: Global Village
Take the opportunity to enjoy the last few weeks of the 2018 Global Village season during your spring break with an entrance fee of only AED15!
With 27 pavilions representing over 75 countries, Global Village is the ultimate cultural, shopping, and entertainment destination in Dubai.
Exit No.37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road – Dubai, 04 362 4114, 4PM-12AM http://www.globalvillage.ae/en/
Thursday: Miami Vibes, City Walk
Celebrate the Dubai Food Festival at one of the Meraas groups’ most popular locations! Hosted by Pink Burger, Miami Vibes includes a huge variety of different dining cuisines. From Shawarma Station, to the Burger Shop, to Monkey Cookies, and to Just Salad, it is the place to go if you want to experience the Dubai Food Festival spirit and take Instagram-worthy pictures!
City Walk 2 – Behind Hub Zero, Dubai, 12PM-1AM, https://www.facebook.com/events/1660898330872831
Friday: La Mer
Are you tired of the same old beach experience in Dubai? Put your headphones in, lay your towel down, and don’t forget your tanning oil when visiting La Mer, one of the Meraas groups’ newest projects open at the beginning of Jumeirah Beach road in Dubai.
With several fresco dining options, fast food, playgrounds, art murals, and of course, the beach, La Mer is the place to go.
La Mer – North Beach Entrance, Jumeirah, 3 2 A St – Dubai, 800 637227, 10AM-12AM, http://www.lamerdubai.ae
Saturday: Dubai Autodrome
Speed off in a go kart on your last day of spring break at the Dubai Autodrome!
With indoor sessions for only AED100 per session, outdoor sessions for only AED130, and even a children’s sized go kart track, the Dubai Autodrome is the place to be if you have a need for speed.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – Dubai, 04 367 8700, 9AM-9PM, http://www.dubaiautodrome.com
Keep calm, it’s almost spring break!
Illustration by Omaya Bader