Weekend of rain expected in the UAE

According to the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), this weekend will bring increased cloud cover associated with rainfall.

Today’s forecast reads: “Partly cloudy weather in general with temperatures expected to rise. The amount of clouds will increase over the coasts and islands, with probability of slight rain.”

It added that there will be light to moderate winds in general and that the sea will be slight to moderate, becoming rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in Oman Sea.

As for Friday and Saturday, NCMS predicts similar conditions with “slight to moderate rain expected and the amount of clouds set to increase over scattered areas.”

We, for one, don’t mind a little rain. Something about jumping into puddles…

If you, on the other hand do, here’s a list of four activities to try…

1. Mountain Extreme
Those looking for a little indoor adventure will find it at Mountain Extreme. The rock climbing gym, also the largest in the city, is designed for beginners and pros with the venue featuring a variety of terrains – slab to steep – to keep you engrossed.
Price: Day passes start from AED250
Where: Capital Golden Tower, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 446 6080,


2. Ski Dubai
This pretty novel experience has something for everyone. Some of the activities on offer include riding a snow bullet 16 metres above the ground, skiing down a massive slope, snowboarding and even getting up-close with penguins.
Price: Passes start from AED275
Where: Mall of the Emirates
Contact: 800 386, website


3. Hub Zero
Spread over two floors, this interactive gaming centre has over 15 attractions, thrilling rides, zones catering to sports fans, fantasy lovers and action enthusiasts.
Price: Day passes start from AED160
Where: City Walk
Contact: 800 637 227, website


4. Dubai Ice Rink
Whether it’s your first go at skating or not, this Olympic sized rink is the perfect place to experience the thrill of being on ice. You can book a regular session or the disco ones, with the latter promising to be more fun as the resident DJ spins some peppy tunes.
Price: Session prices start from AED63
Where: The Dubai Mall
Contact: +971 4 448 5111,


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