Thinking about your next family vacation? Give your kids the trip of a lifetime and travel to Dubai. From adventure theme parks and dreamlike water worlds to desert excursions, Dubai is fun for the whole family!
If you’re wondering how to treat your kids to a memorable vacation, Dubai is perfect for your next family adventure. Not only is Dubai brimming with activities for grown-ups, like music festivals, bars, restaurants, romantic cruises, beautiful beaches and the like, but the emirate also has a plethora of fun and exciting activities for those little rascals that you love so dearly. Here are some of the best activities in Dubai for families!
1. Hit up the Dubai’s many Theme parks and Resorts
First up is IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park that has five different action-packed zones of themed entertainment including MARVEL, Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard and the Haunted Hotel where you and your family can delight in the non-stop (family-friendly) excitement. Next, explore Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is a whole area made up various theme parks including Motiongate Dubai. Here, you can catch a glimpse of Hollywood on movie themed-rides such as Kung-Fu Panda, Zombieland, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Madagascar. You can also discover the glittery and colourful world of Bollywood Parks Dubai. Lego lovers will enjoy the epic Legoland Water Park Dubai where they can create their own custom life-sized Lego raft at the Build-a-Raft River. Complete your trip by staying in one a Polynesian-themed resort like the Lapita Hotel.
2. Be mesmerized by the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
This aquarium full of exotic creatures is the perfect backdrop for great family photos. Check out the new draw-dropping exhibit of the The King Croc, a crocodile over five metres / 16 feet in length that weighs a whopping 750 kgs (about 1654 lbs)…and it’s expected to continue growing! This giant saltwater creature has the strongest bite of any animal known to human, but fret not! The King never goes hungry in his chambers. Get your tickets to the Dubai Aquarium, a fascinating family experience.
3) Explore the lost city at Atlantis, The Palm
A fantastic five-star resort located on one of the stunning ‘leaves’ of The Palm islands in Dubai. This famous resort boasts fun family activities with the action-packed Aquaventure Waterpark and the mysterious Lost Chambers Aquarium. Spend the day belly-laughing with the little ones on the water-slides or discover the ‘lost-city’ of Atlantis in the underwater mazes and tunnels while surrounded by 65,000 marine animals!
4. Discover the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall takes shopping to a whole other level with its exciting child-focused activities such as the indoor ice rink and KidZania, an ‘edutainment center’ where kids aged 4-16 can have fun learning and role-playing their dream jobs. Whether they aspire to work in a hospital, firehouse, police station, supermarket or beauty salon, your children light-up in this child-sized town complete with paved streets, vehicles and its own functioning economy! KidZania is safe and fun for toddlers, too.
5. Ride to the top of the tallest building in the world!
Take your kids on a trip to the top of world at the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. This landmark is hard to top (quite literally) and definitely a must-see while you’re in Dubai. Watch their little faces light up when they get the best view of the city and the amazing desert in which it lies.
6. Treat yourselves!
Happy parents, happy children (or something like that), so don’t forget to do something special just for you, whether it be a romantic dinner cruise, a hot air balloon ride over Dubai, a flying carpet desert safari or just watching a gorgeous sunset together, whatever you choose to do, do it with love.