Dubai’s summer is in full swing and we’ve got the coolest events and happenings lined up to keep your cool! With summer sporting fun, awesome summer staycation getaways, and all the happenings this month, find the best things to do in Dubai this July with Playbook!

Things To Do in July

Events & Happenings

The summer sports season gets underway with everything from football, motorsports, and an incredible indoor sports venue, check them out!

guests cheering football

Footy Fever Takes Over With Euro 2024

Catch the knockout Euro 2024 games before it's too late! Luckily, we've covered all the top spots in Dubai to watch the games, all filled with and amazing ambience, huge screens and plenty food & drink offers. Check out where to watch the Euro 2024 games in our previous article, featuring Barasti, The Huddle, Nell Gwynne, and more!

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Settle the Score at Dubai Sports World

It’s time to play! No matter what your sport is, Dubai Sports World’s sprawling 300,000 square feet of indoor courts and pitches are available to rent until 8th September. It’s the ultimate indoor sports hub to head down to this summer, so head down to book courts in Dubai, sharpen your game, and even the score!

Dubai World Trade Centre,, 800 3982

Witness Tennis Greats at the Wimbledon Tournament

Game, set, and match! It’s time to catch the tennis greats in action and watch the Wimbledon Tournament in Dubai at great spots such as Goose Island Tap House, Spike Sports Bar, and McGettigan’s JBR! Chow down on great bites and catch the action with fresh pints in your hand at these cool bars.

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Catch the Speed and Action of the British GP

Speed down to some of the city’s best sports hangouts to catch the motorsports action of the British GP at the city’s best motorsports fanzones, these are where to watch F1 in Dubai! From JBR’s Brighton Rock, Offside, and Wavebreaker, Dubai’s got a ton of great sports bars to see some of the fastest drivers duking it out on Silverstone this weekend!

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Top Venues to Visit in Dubai this Month

We’ve got another round of the city’s top venues to visit this July, serving up incredible steaks, hearty paella, fusion cuisine, and tons of fun!

barside at a restaurant

BABA Steakhouse

Indulge in the finest flavours at the exquisite BABA steakhouse, where culinary art meets a vibrant city spirit. Step into a world of tantalising aromas, sizzling flavours, and a dining experience that’s sure to have you craving for more. When you think of expertly grilled steaks, incredible cocktails, and unparalleled ambience, that’s BABA Steakhouse.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina,, +971 4 511 7373

El Sur

The allure of Spain comes alive at El Sur! Inspired by Spain’s colourful Barcelona streets and Andalusian towns, El Sur showcases everything from sharing tapas to hearty seafood paella. Take things to the outdoor terrace, with a fresh sea breeze and swaying palm trees.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina,, +971 4 511 7373

Asia Asia Palm Jumeirah

Step into a rooftop homage to the Silk Road at Asia Asia the Palm, boasting 360-degree views of the Dubai coast’s landmarks, a luxurious interior, and impeccable Pan-Asian fare. The exquisite pickings showcased in the delicious Sunset Brunch are made even better by award-winning service, making for an unforgettable journey for all. 

Andaz Dubai The Palm,, +971 4 581 1234


Keep the good times rolling at Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm’s ultimate spot for fun, food, and family entertainment! Whether you’re up to bowl a strike, master the arcade, or tackle the Surf’s Up wave rider, it’s the coolest place to be this summer. Chow down on a burger or pizza with an ice-cold drink out on the sun-soaked terrace!

Atlantis The Palm,, +971 4 426 2626

Karma Kafé

Chill out by the Burj Khalifa at one of the city’s most romantic destinations, Karma Kafé! It’s a lounging favourite in the downtown area perfect for romantic dinner dates, weekend brunches, and sipping on bubbles with amazing views. Think this is the spot for you? Head down and experience the best of Dubai’s lounging scene here.

Souk Al Bahar,, +971 4 565 7220

Dubai’s Best Summer Offers

The weather’s gotten hotter and we’ve got some of the hottest Dubai summer offers to last you through these months!

Senor Pico outside beach area

Get Beachy at Señor Pico

Down with a case of cabin fever this summer? Head down to Señor Pico for the cure you and your furry friend need! It’s all about Mexican-Californian beach vibes that are sure to delight you and your four-legged friend at one of the best dog-friendly venues in Dubai, so beat the heat this summer with Mexican-Californian beach passes!

West Beach, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 4 666 1434

Enjoy a Business Lunch at L’antica Pizzeria da Michele City Walk

Head down to City Walk’s favourite pizzeria at L’antica Pizzeria da Michele! This summer, they’ve got the ultimate business lunch offer for everyone looking to take a break from those busy workdays with a refreshing combo of a soft drink or craft beer with your choice of pizza or pasta. Check it out!

City Walk,, +971 4 224 0040

Have a Beachside Set Lunch at Bla Bla

Sit back and enjoy summer with a lunch set menu by the beach at one of Dubai’s favourite beachside restaurants, Bla Bla! Available every day from midday to 4pm, this great beachside lunching experience offers a choice of a starter, main course, and a refreshing drink; great for popping down to enjoy delicious food with a beachy backdrop.

Messer Street Beach, JBR,, +971 4 584 4111

Sip and Savour Fine Wine at Sofitel Downtown

One of Downtown Dubai’s best pools and lounges are calling this summer, with the new wine menu at Sofitel Downtown’s Pool and Lounge for the perfect summer! The French-inspired getaway features a selection of refreshing grape with a backdrop of calm, blue waters and picturesque vistas of the Dubai skyline, head down and try it out!

Sofitel Downtown,, +971 4 503 6115

National Ice Cream Month

Taste the most refreshing scoops this July at some of the best spots for ice cream in Dubai for a cool summer!

two ice creams


Indulge in Aqaya's cold desserts for a refreshing treat, with the Deconstructed Dolly’s raspberry-soaked baba and vanilla ice cream or the unique Caffeine Kicker or the Leaky Cauldron with caramel toffee sauce and croissant bites! Each dessert from the new Summer Dessert Menu promises a refreshing escape from Dubai’s summer heat!

City Walk and Dubai Creek Harbour,, @aqayadubai


For an Italian twist on your summer, Cucina's gelato selection is a must-try for dessert lovers! Indulge in a variety of flavours, crafted with authentic Italian ingredients, with classic choices like vanilla and mango or adventurous flavours like pistachio and espresso, Cucina's gelato is the perfect way to escape the Dubai heat!

Marriott Resort, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 4 666 1408

Black Tap

Black Tap may not serve up cold scoops, BUT their shakes offer true indulgence, offering a delightful blend of rich flavours and fun toppings! Each shake blends the best of milkshakes with amazing ice cream scoops on top, they’re a must-try this summer for a delicious experience in Dubai!

Dubai Mall,, +971 4 330 5103

Cool Down at the Best Pool and Lounges Dubai Has to Offer

The best pool and lounges in Dubai are the prime spots to cool off for a city summer like no other!

people in the pool

Ginger Moon

Enjoy a luxurious poolside and lounge experience this summer at Ginger Moon where you can unwind in style! With comfortable loungers by the pool, they’ve got a perfect blend of relaxation and sophistication within the city, plus poolside fare including refreshing cocktails and gourmet bites, ensuring an indulgent escape from the bustling city summer!

W Dubai - Mina Seyahi,, +971 4 350 9998

Gallery 7/40

An elegant pool and lounge experience awaits at Gallery 7/40, ideal for a tranquil and sophisticated summer! Their serene pool area is complemented by stylish lounge spaces offering refreshing beverages and bites. It's a perfect destination for relaxing by the water while enjoying Greek-inspired artistic ambience!

The Club, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 58 550 0740

Mare by Bussola

An excellent staple of the Dubai pool & lounge scene, Mare by Bussola excels in delivering a top-notch pool and lounge experience with its stunning beachfront location! Relax by the pool, sip on expertly crafted cocktails, and enjoy delectable Mediterranean cuisine with scenic views and exceptional service; making it an unparalleled beachside retreat!

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina,, +971 4 511 7319

Summer Getaways

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city at these great getaways, perfect for summer staycations!

woman strolling through a resort

Cove Rotana Ras Al Khaimah

Kick back at one of the best hotels in RAK at the Cove Rotana! It’s a unique beachside destination just an hour's drive from Dubai with stunning sea views from your choice of an expansive villa or spacious room! No matter what you choose, your summer staycation at The Cove Rotana is sure to be one to remember.

The Cove Rotana Resort, Al Dhaith South,, +971 7 206 6000

Saadiyat Beach Club

For the perfect Abu Dhabi summer, Saadiyat Beach Club offers an exclusive retreat on the pristine shores of Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island! With luxurious amenities such as pools, restaurants, and private beach access, it promises a haven of relaxation and leisure. Whether for a serene escape or vibrant hangouts, it’s the place for refined hospitality and stunning coastal scenery!

Al Saadiyat Island,, +971 2 656 3500

InterContinental Abu Dhabi

For an incredible getaway, head down to the InterContinental Abu Dhabi offers a diverse array of e experiences. Indulge in Brazilian flavours at Chamas Churrascaria & Bar, savour international cuisine at Selections Restaurant, or enjoy Asian fusion at Cho Gao Marina Walk, while you can enjoy Mediterranean delights at Byblos Sur Mer, and unwind at The Bayshore Beach Club; offering an amazing getaway by the sea at one of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi!

InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen,

Whether you’re looking for exciting events in Dubai, our top venues to visit this month, or great summer staycation getaways, our picks for the top things to do in Dubai this July are just for you.

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