Traveling with children of any age is a challenge for all parents. It is imperative to have a great time while keeping them engaged and happy. Your travel to Dubai can be stress-free and enjoyable if you plan your visit carefully to include family-friendly activities and destinations. Buy tickets and arrange transport online to avoid standing in long lines for entry. Given below are some of the best family-friendly things to do in Dubai.
1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
This is located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is home to 33,000 marine life. The unique aquarium has many species of aquatic animals like sharks, sand tiger sharks, rays, and other interesting sea creatures that capture the interest of children and young adults. With the underwater observatory and the aquarium tunnel, the tour here is a combination of an educational and adventurous experience. You can even go for the cage snorkeling or the scuba diving experience here.
2. Dhow Cruise Marina
The Dhow Cruise Marina is a wonderful experience for any family. After enjoying the day at any of the other attractions, the evening can be spent on a dhow cruise at the Dubai Marina. Cruising gently along the largest manmade marina in a wooden dhow- a traditional Arabian boat converted into a high-class floating restaurant – you can soak in the glittering, luxurious skyline of modern Dubai city. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner aboard the dhow and the live performances and shows.
3. Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park is one of the finest places for the whole family. You will find a wonderful blend of soft, white sand and grass with a picnic and get together areas. With a children’s play area, volleyball courts, food stalls, and other attractions, and family will enjoy a relaxing and refreshing time here. Strolling slowly down the walkways you can watch the beautiful sunset and spend a lazy evening.
4. Dubai Miracle Garden
150 million flowers blooming in the desert is unbelievable, but you can see it in the Dubai Miracle Garden. A very family-friendly destination, here you can see myriads of colors, shapes, and patterns formed from real plants and flowers. The Hearts Passage, the underground Lost Paradise, Disney Avenue, Big Teddy Bear, Emirates A380 replica, Floral Castle, and other attractions will keep the whole family spellbound. The Butterfly Garden is a new attraction with 15,000 butterflies where one can interact with the butterflies and learn about their lifecycle.
5. Global Village Dubai
The Global Village Dubai is a wonderful way to experience the different cultures of the world. This is a destination meant for family entertainment with traditional cultural entertainment, stunt shows, live shows, thrilling rides, slides, culinary variety, shops with souvenirs and handicrafts. The pavilions of different countries have the replica of their famous landmarks and it is a great way to experience the different cultures of the world.
6. Burj Khalifa
Visiting the Burj Khalifa, the architectural marvel, will thrill the children and adults alike. There are parks, the Dubai Lake, and plenty of entertainment for all at the Burj Khalifa. Going up to the observation deck on the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world and looking at the magnificent view is an unmissable treat. You will enjoy watching the view and the important landmarks through the telescopes kept there.
7. Desert Safari
The Dubai Desert Safari is one of the best activities for the whole family. A half an hour’s ride from the city and you reach the desert. Riding in a vehicle and dune bashing is a thrilling activity and a favorite among the visitors. Sandboarding, sand skiing, and camel rides are other enjoyable activities. Belly dancing and a traditional evening of the Bedouin culture and cuisine will round up the evening. An overnight camp in the desert is another experience where you can witness both the splendid desert sunset and sunrise.
8. Wild Wadi Water park
The Wild Wadi Water park is an outdoor water park situated next to Burj Al Arab. The park showcases the journey of Juha with Sindbad the sailor. The adventurous adults and young adults have a variety of thrilling rides and activities like Tantrum Alley, surfing, Wipeout and riptide challenges, and others. The practice pool has a wave machine to ensure that there is no dearth of waves for your practice. For the younger members of the family, there are relaxing fun rides. With restaurants, snack bars, and carts, you will not go hungry either.
9. IMG Worlds of Adventure
This is Dubai’s largest indoor theme park. Here you will see the dinosaurs roam the earth or be transformed into Iron man or enjoy the mind-blowing raptor flight. The haunted house will give you goosebumps with its maze of corridors, changing scenery, and scary characters at every turn. The younger generation will love participating in the adventures featuring the Marvel comic heroes. The Power Puff Girls and the Lazy Town Pirates Adventures are also some of the attractions here. Fine dining, cinema, and shopping are the other special features of this fabulous theme park.
10. Kite Beach
This is another colourful family-friendly destination with plenty of activities. Kite surfing is a favorite, and there are lessons and practice sessions available for newcomers. On the other hand, you can go paddleboarding with your family in the beautiful waters of the beach. If skating is your thing then the XDubai Skate Park here is designed for serious skaters with a variety of slopes etc. to satisfy even the most adventurous. There are plenty of activities here for the family. The food trucks serve good food to satisfy those hunger pangs.
While planning the stay in Dubai, choose a variety of experiences that the complete family can enjoy. These moments spent together as a family will be the most beautiful memories you cherish throughout your life. Maintain the mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols, wear comfortable and conservative clothes, drink plenty of fluids, eat sensibly and you will have a wonderful visit to Dubai.