A favorite destination of tourists, the emirate of Dubai has a lot in store for everyone. Whether you are an art lover, adventure freak, or explorer, it has got you covered. This is one of the major reasons the city welcomes an influx of visitors every year.
It is known as a perfect family vacation destination and for a reason. From young ones to adults and elders, everyone can enjoy the attractions the city has in store for them. So, if you are planning a family trip, there can’t be a better option than Dubai.
Still not convinced? Take a look at some of the fun things you can do with your family in Dubai:
1. Visit Kite Beach
Located in Umm Suqeim, it is one of the must-visit destinations in the city. Whether you want to relax and spend some idle time on the beach getting mesmerized by the tranquillity of the water or take part in some exciting water-based activities, Kite Beach is your ultimate place to be at. You can opt for boarding, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach tennis, or a host of other activities that are available at the beach. For kids, there’s a playground called The Journey. It features splash fountains, treehouses, and even a pirate ship. They’re surely going to love this place.
2. Experience Desert Safari in Dubai
Your family trip to Dubai will certainly not be complete without a desert safari – an expedition you are going to remember forever. Different from the rest of the experiences, desert safari Dubai entails an array of fun and thrilling activities available in the middle of the desert.
Guests can enjoy sandboarding, ATV quad bike ride, camel ride, dune bashing among numerous other activities. These activities are equally enjoyed by kids and adults. The award-winning desert safari with www.dubaieveningsafari.com also offers guests a 3-course BBQ dinner (in the evening and overnight packages). Packed boxes containing breakfast items are provided for guests who have opted for the morning desert safari package.
Furthermore, there are live shows arranged at the campsite as well. For overnight desert safari, there are fully-functional camps with clean mattresses and blankets available. The experience of spending a night in the desert is definitely worth remembering.
As it is absolutely safe for everyone, you can take your family along and enjoy some fun time together. Kids are going to love camel ride an ATV bike ride. Families, however, are recommended to opt for VIP packages and private rides.
3. Visit Ski Dubai
The climate of Dubai can be very hot. And if you want to beat the heat, head straight to the indoor winter wonderland ‘Ski Dubai’. Mall of the Emirates, known to housetop brands and eateries, is also the location for Ski Dubai, a popular tourist attraction in Dubai.
Spanning over an area of 22,500 sq. m, you’ll find 6,000 tonnes of real snow in Ski Dubai. It features 5 slopes having different difficulty levels. The longer among them is black run. It is 400 meters long and has a drop of 60 meters. There’s also a penguin enclosure, which is going to attract the young ones.
Ski Dubai also nestles a Snow Park that has tobogganing hills, bobsled runs, and snow caverns.
4. Explore Wild Wadi & Aquaventure Waterparks
If some members of your family want to visit a waterpark and the remaining wish to explore Aquaventure, there’s a way to end the dispute. Wild Wadi & Aquaventure Water Parks has made it easier for families to get the best of both worlds.
Located next to Burj Khalifa, the waterpark features adrenaline-pumping rides that are full of fun, thrill, and adventure. Be mindful that not all of them are suitable for kids. Even adults are going to find them scary. Aquaventure nestles seven slides of varying heights.
5. Spend a Day at Dubai’s Theme Parks
Situated opposite Palm Jebel Ali, it is an integrated theme park suitable to be visited by the entire family. Consisting of 3 theme parks (retail, water, and dining), it fits the needs of everyone. If you are fond of movies, you are in for a pleasant surprise if you are visiting Dubai’s Theme Parks as it houses Hollywood and Bollywood Parks Dubai. There’s also LEGOLAND Dubai that entails more than 40 LEGO-themed attractions and rides.
6. Visit an Aquarium
Kids love aquariums. Don’t they? So, why not make their day doing their favorite activity i.e. visiting an aquarium. For this, you have two options at your disposal. It’s tough to pick the best out of the lot so if you have time, plan a visit to both of them.
The first one is The Lost Chambers Aquarium. It is a part of Atlantis the Palm. The other one, Dubai Aquarium, and Underwater Zoo is nestled inside the Dubai Mall. Make sure to make your bookings in advance to avoid last-minute hassles. Also, plan your visits to these aquariums in the morning. Afternoons tend to be very crowded there.
7. Visit Burj Khalifa
A globally recognized structure, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It’s a must-visit place whether you are on the trip to Dubai alone or with your family. While you’re here, don’t forget to dine in at the world’s highest restaurant At.mosphere. It is located on the 122nd floor of the building. Apart from scrumptious food, you will enjoy majestic views of the city.
Next to Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Fountain show. The dancing fountains make for a splendid sight that is surely not to be missed. Your little ones, in particular, be mesmerized by the sights here.
A Final Word
Apart from the aforementioned things to do with your family, you can visit museums, see Dubai’s dancing fountains and explore various other attractions. However, bear in mind that the risk of COVID-19 is still prevalent. So, follow SOPs as advised by the authorities, wear face masks, keep a hand sanitizer with you, and maintain social distancing. It is for your own and your loved ones’ safety.