Family-Friendly Activities in Dubai
Guest Contributor- Neha Singh
Famous as a tourist destination, this once sleepy port town Dubai is a must visit place in the to do list of every traveler and there is a reason to it. Be it a toddler or an adult, there is something for everyone in Dubai. With so many attractions to visit, you will fall short of time but not the other way around.
Spread over 17 hectares, Aquaventure waterpark is located inside Atlantis The Palm hotel. With some record-breaking slides and attractions, you will feel the adrenaline rush through your veins. Just dive into the old favorites such as the Leap of Faith, when the 27.5 m plunge takes you through a clear tube that’s surrounded by sharks and rays or try zip lining across the park.
There are private beaches with water sports, and children’s play area for the younger ones. The lil ones can also play in the Splashes Children’s Play Area with friendly activity tunnels, tubes, and climbing fences.
If you have children in your family aged from 2 to 12 years, then they are in for a treat in Legoland Dubai. Enjoy adventurous roller coasters and rides and build amazing structures using Legos.
Build amazing Lego cars and race along with friends. At Mindstorm, take your building techniques to another level with robotics. Spin with excitement in Lego Technic Twister or see the entire park from Kids Power Tower. Getting driver’s licenses or becoming a fireman is exclusive to kids here.
IMG World Of Adventure
Spread across 1.5 million sqft or 28 football fields, the IMG World Of Adventure is a state-of-the-art adventure theme park. Divided in 5 themed zones, experience characters of Marvel, Cartoon Network, and life sized dinosaurs in the Lost Valley, in this exciting theme park.
Ensure your little ones wear good shoes and they will have so much fun here. The little ones will be in awe, experiencing multi-sensory adventures with Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Lazy Town, and Gumball. That’s not all, teenagers will love to spend time with Hulk, Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man and other Avengers.
And the brave hearts who want to test their nerves, can enter the haunted hotel and find for how long they can hold their nerve.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium holds world record for being the world’s largest suspended acrylic aquarium with 10 million liters of water. Home to 140 species of aquatic animals, this aquarium has over 30,000 marine animals.
It has the largest collection of sand tiger sharks and also houses stingrays, piranhas, and other beautiful marine animals. Stroll through the 48 metre glass tunnel and look at the animals majestically swimming around you.
If you want to have a look at these beautiful creatures up close and personal, you can don an oxygen tank and go snorkeling or even go scuba diving.
Do not miss the King Croc enclosure to have a look at this majestic crocodile.
Dubai Desert Safari
They say no trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing the exotic Desert safari Dubai. The best thing about this family-friendly activity in Dubai, is that you can enjoy it with the entire family. If you worry that your kids are young and won’t be able to take well the dune bashing, no problem, just let the operator know and he will ensure you enjoy other sports and give dune bashing a miss. The evening in the desert with three course meal, fun, frolic, dance, entertainment and so much more is sure to make it memorable for a lifetime.
Kidzania is a world where our lil ones take charge of life and earn Kidzania money. Here your kids will get one-of-a-kind experience. Kidzania is basically an indoor activity platform that consists of a mini-city where children are encouraged to learn on the job and grow.
Kids can choose their favorite jobs from over 80 jobs provided. This made-up city has hospitals, factories, super markets, police stations, and restaurants.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Spread across the area of 72,000 sq.mt, Dubai miracle garden has more than 100 million blooming flowers in around 70 varieties. Dubai also holds a record for the tallest topiary structure measuring 18.06 m in forming a shape of Micky Mouse and the largest flower arrangement in the shape of an Airbus A380.
Take a tour of this heavenly place and gaze in awe at the exceptional collection of exotic flowers.
Another beautiful attraction in Dubai Miracle garden is the butterfly garden housing 15000 butterflies in 9 custom-built domes.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hovering 4,000 ft above in the sky above the vast desert, you get to look upon the mesmerizing and beautiful sceneries of Dubai. You get to see the beautiful sun rising behind the Hajar mountains over the desert dunes.
Just hold on and fly in the hot air balloon and soak in the scenic beauty of the vast desert. After the hot air balloon ride, relax at the camp site and enjoy hearty 5-star breakfast in the warmth of desert.
Things to know before you visit Dubai
- Although quite liberal, never forget it is a conventional Arabian city with strict rules and regulations.
- What to wear in Dubai is always a big question on every traveler, especially females. Women are required to dress appropriately. While this does not mean you can’t wear swimwear at beaches, it for sure prohibits you from wearing skinny clothing.
- Take good sunscreen for your kids along with hats and shades.
- Smoking and drinking in public is prohibited.
- Keep yourself and your family hydrated throughout the day.
- Never click a picture any local Emirati without your consent.
Dubai is Asia’s best tourist destination to visit irrespective of season and kind of travelers. The city welcomes everyone with an open heart and if you’re going with family, Dubai has a plethora of family-friendly activities to keep them entertained. So next time you plan a vacation to Dubai with family, rest assured your family will have a fun time. Book your tickets now!
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