UAE Kicks Off Summer Season With Solar Eclipse

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Kicks Off Summer Season With Solar Eclipse

The UAE summer season will commence today, 21 June 2020. This year, UAE ushers in the summer season with a rare celestial event and the longest day of the year. According to meteorology, the timing is decided based on where the sun is positioned, which is astronomy. It is the time when the sun will be perpendicular to the equator.

Experts from the National Centre of Meteorology also added that summer officially begins at 1:44 a.m. as per the UAE local time, and will continue until 23 September. Temperatures will vary and reach a maximum of more than 43 degrees Celsius.

Solar eclipse in the UAE will begin at precisely 08:14:47 and end at 11:12:04. It will be in its peak at 9.36am. During the eclipse, people must refrain from looking directly at the sun without using special sunglasses with special filters.

Meanwhile in case your cooped up at home, here are things you can do to beat the heat. However, do note that all these places have strict rules and restrictions you must follow. In addition, kids under 12 and adults above 60 will not be permitted entry. Also check out these 10 Fun Indoor Activities To Do With Kids When You’re Quarantined. 

1. Chill Out Café

Experience sub-zero temperatures in this ice lounge decked with ice, glass, and steel. Sip a soothing mug of hot chocolate or buy yourself some soup to get a feel of what staying sub-zero temperatures feels like.

Where: Times Square Center – Ground Floor – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai
Working Hours: 10 AM- 10 PM on weekdays, 10 AM- 10 PM on weekends
Contact: 04 341 8121

2. Sharjah Rain Room

Experience the rain without getting drenched. Win-win isn’t it? Head out to the Sharjah Rain Room to experience a heavy downpour. And the best part- you can experience the rain without getting wet. The rain room has motion sensors that detect human movements and pauses rain, in areas where you move. How cool is that! Read more about it here.

Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Timings: Saturday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: Starting from AED 25
Contact: +971 6 561 0095

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3. Ski Dubai

The Alps too far away? Head to Ski Dubai and ski down the slopes or roll in the snow all day to break away from the scorching heat. Prebook your equipment and package online and chairlift through the snow park.

Where: Mall of the Emirates
Timings: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Friday- Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Price: starting from AED 210
Contact: 800 386

Credits: Ski Dubai Facebook

5. Dubai Ice Rink

This summer, challenge your friends for a game of Ice golf or skate down in the hub of Dubai’s tourist destination while chattering in the Ice Rink. Or book a Dubai Snowfall online and catch the snowflakes with your friends.

Where: The Dubai Mall
Timings: 12 PM- 2 AM
Price: Ice Rink prices start from 80 AED, and Snowfall prices start from 45 AED
Contact: 800 38224 6255

Credits: Dubai Ice Rink Facebook
Credits: Dubai Ice Rink Facebook