It’s the time of the year which Dubai residents and international tourists eagerly wait for! Dubai winters are an absolute joy, with the streets bustling with activity and the beaches thronged by enthusiasts and siesta fans alike. One of the best family-friendly holiday destinations in the world, Dubai is everything you love at this time of the year.

Here is our pick of the best outdoor places which should be on your to-do list this January:

Dubai Miracle Garden
Brace yourself for a riot of colors at the world’s largest natural flower garden. With more than 45 million flowers in lovely color combinations and awe-inspiring designs, this garden is truly a miracle in the desert. Keep an eye out for full-sized houses, heart and butterfly-shaped pathways and charming archways – all made of vibrantly-colored flowers. Don’t miss the gigantic floral recreation of the Airbus A380 that proudly holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest flower arrangement! The city’s cooling weather makes this one of the best places to visit in Dubai in winter.

Dubai Love Lakes
Dubai’s latest outdoor attraction comes in the form of Dubai Love Lakes –  something which is already at the top of every must-visit list. Located in Al Qudra, these are two man-made lakes which have been shaped into two interlocking hearts. Situated a short distance from the Last Lake of Al Qudra, and if it wasn’t romance-inducing enough in the shape of a heart, ‘Love’ has also been spelled out in trees next to it.

Kite Beach
One of the favorite beach destination of residents and tourists alike, the Kite Beach is where beachgoers, kitesurfers and spectators unite. Lovers of watersports hoping to test their skills on one of the best free beaches in Dubai, Kite Beach has the challenge you seek. Located a pebble’s throw from from Jumeirah’s main street, beachside fun has a new and special address where you will also have amazing views of the majestic Burj Al Arab to admire.

Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
The Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk is a walkway hugging the coastline behind Atlantis, The Palm and built over the rocks of the Palm’s breakwater.Six metres wide and stretching for 11 kilometres, it’s loaded with several dozen food trucks, refreshment stands and souvenir vendors. Expect to see new retail promenades on the boardwalk as part of ongoing expansion plans. It’s currently a lovely place for a stroll alongside the water.

Global Village
Old, gold and bold. Global Village is the pick of family destinations in Dubai. Tag your children along to see the world at Global Village, comprising of almost 40 pavilions each representing a different country showcasing their very own local products. Have a taste and purchase the delicious honey from Yemen and shop for exquisite carpets from Afghanistan and Iran. The Global Village also offers entertainment to all including the thrilling funfair rides for both adults and children as well as music concerts, magic shows and comedy shows.

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