Time to get outside

As winter approaches, it’s an opportunity to expose yourself to some healthy sunshine

As the weather starts to cool, it's time to venture outdoors and enjoy the sun. Pawan Singh / The National
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With the days getting shorter and a little cooler, the summer is almost over. Once again, it’s time to turn down the air-conditioning and enjoy the natural world outdoors. Soon it will be wonderfully cool, prompting many of us to enjoy picnics and barbecues with our friends and families at the beach or in parks. This time of year affords us an opportunity to get a safe amount of sun and restore our essential supply of vitamin D.

Along with perennially favourite destinations such the theme parks on Yas Island, which are offering new attractions, you could start planning a trip to the Legoland, Motiongate and Bollywood theme parks that are scheduled to open in Jebel Ali next month.

Camping is another way to enjoy the natural world around us, either nearby in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, or amid the scenic beauty of the Northern Emirates. Go for a swim, get on your bike, take a hike; the options are endless.