From water parks, theme parks and plenty of big name attractions, Dubai can be equally alluring for children as it can be for parents. After visiting Disney World three times, we are keen to see whether Dubai could compete to be the ultimate family holiday vacation destination. Children can make full use of the special entertainment offers of the adrenaline filled activities the country has in place for the little ones. Plus with an array of stunning Dubai mansions, ideal for the entire family, there is no excuse not to head there with your kids.
Get energised at Kite Beach
Kite Beach should have actually been named Kid’s Beach. The place is all about children. Playgrounds, trampolines, adventure gym and perfect swimming access make Kite Beach a must visit for families. With the Burj Al Arab offering a majestic backdrop, the entire clan can have a blast at this site in Umm Suqeim. The food trucks serve great food which can be relished by watching the lines of kites against the blue skies.
Have a wild desert safari
The evergreen desert safari is a must on the list of every traveler to Dubai, especially those with
families and children in tow. This extremely popular activity can be easily arranged by your hotel. The trip involves driving over the red sand dunes in a land cruiser, followed by a traditional Arabic lunch in a real Bedouin camp in the middle of the desert. Don’t miss it.
Pay a visit to Ski Dubai
Ever heard of skiing in the desert heat. Of course this is a reality at Ski Dubai located within the Mall of the Emirates. Professionals, beginners and even little ones can make an attempt to ski down the slopes in their cool ski gear at the snow park. To add to the fun, there as an active interaction with penguins program which the kids will love.
Immerse yourself in Downtown Dubai
You can very easily spend an entire day in this area with the kids and still not want to leave. Start the morning with a hearty breakfast at Souk Al Bahar, and take in the views of the fountains with the massive Burj Khalifa forming a majestic backdrop.
After you have had your fill, take a lift to the observation gallery, At The Top, on the 124th floor to enjoy the scenes. Remember to book online in order to avail of the large discounts on offer. Spend the rest of the day at the largest mall in the world, with attractions like ice skating,
cinema, aquarium, sega world and the all time favourite Kidzania.
Kidzania is a one stop interactive place to impart the little ones with a memorable experience on
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See the other side of Dubai
A ride on an abra boat to the Creek and the Old Town of Dubai is a lot of fun for kids and a real educative experience. Children get enthralled visiting the narrow lanes and the old buildings of
Bastakiya. The other side of the water is a total entertainment with visits to the gold and spice
souks and finally ending with a trip to the Dubai Museum.
Get wet n wild at the JBR Splash Park
JBR or Jumeirah Beach Residence, is an area popular with expats and comprises of 40 towers which are lit up in the night. A crowd puller area known by The Beach, is a collection of shops, casual dining outlets and a cinema, with a splash park which is a big hit with the young ones. The large inflatable assault course is a top family hit as it allows both parents and children to tackle the course together.
Have a ball at Dolphin Bay
Located in Atlantis at The Palm, swimmers of all ages, including children aged five, can splash
alongside the most friendliest of all the mammals which can be found in nature. Dolphin Bay, provides these lovable creatures with some of the finest habitat anywhere, with the sole aim of imparting visitors the knowledge about these marine animals and the importance of their preservation.
Dolphin swimming is always high on our list after swimming with Dolphins a few years ago.
Enjoy time at The Worlds of Adventure
The latest addition to the theme scene in Dubai, the IMG Worlds of Adventure, is a novel and exciting park which is bound to bring a smile on the faces of children. Remember to don comfortable footwear as the attractions are spread over an area equalling nearly 28 football grounds.
The thrill rides at the IMG are fun for the entire family and bring the visitors up close to popular marvel heroes and friends like the Powerpuff Girls to make the visit all the more memorable. The theme park is located off Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand.
The most amazing thing about this desert kingdom of Dubai is that it is literally child friendly. Travelling to Dubai with kids is actually childs play as they say. With the water parks and activity centres for children there is enough to keep everyone occupied, providing you keep your schedule a little light and involve them in your day to day planning. And to add to the benefits, children under the age of five travel free on the Dubali public transport system.
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