12 Places to Visit in the Early Morning during Dubai Trip

12 Places to Visit in the Early Morning during Dubai Trip

You are in Dubai with your family to have some fun after some months of hectic office work. You and your kids are up early on in the morning. It is natural to feel lazy and turn the TV on for the kids. However, too much screen time isn’t good. Moreover, they will probably get bored of watching TV after some time and will start throwing tantrums. How will you deal with them? The best option is to get them outside.

Dubai Early Morning

Things to do in Dubai early morning

Below are some activities that you can do early morning when the city of Dubai sleeps:

Visiting the nearest mosque and the Deira fish market

Dubai Fish Market

You can venture out into the streets. It’s going to be dark and the kids will feel as if they are on a little escapade. Visit the nearest mosque and be attentive to the call to the Fair morning prayers. There isn’t a better way for kids to know Dubai culture and traditions.

What can you do to get up and going? A visit to the Deira fish market will do the trick. You will get to see numerous traders vending their catch. It is an excellent way of seeing the local Dubai life. You can follow this up with a curry breakfast and do some shopping for fresh produce.

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

Hot Air Balloon

You can capitalize on an early morning wake up with the sunrise hot air balloon tour above the desert. Anyone aged over 5 years can take part in this activity. It could cost a bit. But, you will get a bird view of the massive red dunes and gazelles and roving camels. You will also catch a glimpse of the city skyline. Thus, this trip is worth the investment.

An Abra Ride  

Morning Abra Ride in Dubai

If you’re okay with sailing a trip on a motorized abra down the creek offers a unique view of the city. Water traffic is better than road traffic. Motorized Abras start doing rounds from 5 am.

The official time for sunrise in Dubai is 6:37 AM. You have time for building an innovative blanket fort for watching the sunrise.

Zaroob and the Dubai Metro and tram

Dubai Metro

You may be keen on a fabulous way of stating the day? Zaroob stays open 24/7 and is know the finest fresh juices in the city. This eatery with two floors that is at a short distance from the SZR in proximity to the business bay is excellent for grabbing a bite. The highlights of this place are live cooking and vibrant interiors.

Dubai Metro starts very early and you can catch the very first 6 am service and witness the city awakening. Kids who like trains will find this ride thrilling! You can also catch the 6.30 am tram. The team will do a loop around JBR, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, and Knowledge Village.

Out on the beach

Jumeirah Beach Park

Nothing matches the quiet heaven of a long expanse of sand with the Arabian Gulf in the background. This experience is the most relaxing during the early morning hours. Fitness enthusiasts can bring along their runners and bathers or unwind on a blanket sipping on tea. The kids will enjoy digging holes, making castles and getting sandy. Carry your breakfast or enjoy breakfast in the Al Fresco way.

How about a Drive

A drive down Umm Suqeim Street, passing the Arabian Ranches and heading towards Bab Al Shams is a good experience

A good Breakfast

Breakfast in Dubai Street

Breakfast served to you is a freshening change. Some family-friendly bistros open as early as 7 to 7:30 AM. Some quality ones are Cafe Bistro of Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Urban Bistro, Cafe Bateel, and The Lime Tree Cafe.

New JBR beach track

Dubai JBR Beach

JBR Beach is an excellent place for visitors. Cycling around the charming route with the kids and then having breakfast at a cute cafe and watching people is a good experience. The wonderful new beach track spans the whole length of the beach starting from Jumeirah through to Umm Suqeim. It’s perfect for cycle and scooter rides during the early morning hours.

Early Morning Walk

Camel ride in Dubai Beach

Those who like horses will enjoy seeing trainers going through the motions. There is no better place than Meydan and Jebel Ali for an equine fix. You may also go for a camel ride in Dubai during early morning with your family.

Early morning is the ideal time for moms and kids to get some exercise. Visitors can hire a stroller or do a Mountain Buggy’s physical fitness class. The classes start at 8 AM.

Visiting the parks and the hypermarkets

A good number of parks open at 8 AM. A few of the most popular is Al Mamzar Beach Park, Al Barsha Pond Park, and Creek Side Park.

Visiting the hypermarkets is also an excellent early morning experience. Select Spinneys and Waitrose open at 8 AM or a bit before. You will get to can see the shoppers.

Dune Bashing

Red Dune Safari Tour in Dubai

The desert is amongst the best places early on in the morning. Visitors can go on an early morning Desert Safari Dubai. The best time to enjoy the red sand dunes is to leave your hotel/place before 6 AM morning.

Dubai Miracle Garden and Marina promenade

A morning here will re-energize visitors. They will see the blooms and enjoy a relaxed stroll. Marina Promenade is also very elegant during the early morning hours. There are snowy white boats, blue waters, and no crowds to negotiate. Visitors can enjoy an early morning leisurely walk. If the kids feel bored they can fool around the playgrounds beneath the bridges. There are ample places to have breakfast.


And that is not all! Ras Al Khor houses several attractive birds that include the lively pink flamingos. They hang out in the shallow waters. You can indulge in some early morning pampering at the Cleopatra Spa and Wellness Centre. The spa is perfect for starting the day with a massage or having routine threading or wax.