Dubai is a popular place for people from all over the globe to take family holidays. Although many people associate Dubai with its ancient attractions and shopping opportunities, there is also plenty here for the kids to enjoy. From wet and wild theme parks to zoos and high tech cinemas, Dubai has it all and ensures that kids of all ages will be amused and entertained during their trip. What follows is a brief overview of some of the most popular options for Dubai family holidays.
Children’s City opened its doors back in 2002 and attracts more than two million visitors each year. This mammoth entertainment centre features five floors filled with interactive exhibits and other attractions. Adults are sure to want to get in on the fun as well as they go on a journey of discovery with their kids.
Visitors to Dubai who are looking for somewhere to spend their family holidays should take a trip to Magic Planet, which can be found at the Deira City Centre Complex. Magic Kingdom is the biggest indoor activity centre in the whole of the Middle East and features plenty of rides for children to enjoy. There are also activities for adults and children to enjoy together here, such as miniature golf and bowling.
The Wild Wadi Water Park is situated at Jumeirah Beach and is a great place to cool down while letting off a little steam. Families will be able to spend the day trying out the dozens of high-speed water chutes and slides that can be found here, while the park’s continual surfing wave is also a great place to hone your surfing skills. The Wild Wadi Water Park also features several swimming pools to choose from as well as an indoor gaming zone, several shops and an excellent range of eateries.
Families that want to learn about the rich culture of Dubai can also do so in a fun and exciting way by taking a trip to one of the area’s excellent cultural attractions. The Dubai Heritage Village is a kind of living museum, where visitors are invited to explore the traditional arts and crafts of Dubai. Some of the impressive activities and attractions that await visitors to the Dubai Heritage Village include song and dance shows, camel rides and craft demonstrations, which are held by skilled craftsmen dressed in traditional customs. Visitors can also take a boat ride in a traditional wooden abras.
Of course, this part of the world is famous for its vibrant shopping opportunities and most Dubai family holidays will feature a visit to one of the local souks. Wandering through the vibrant Spice Souk is an uplifting experience that is sure to appeal to people of all ages.
Dubai also boasts an excellent beach, which is the perfect place for families to unwind for a while and soak up the sun. The enchanting Jumeirah Beach is lined with a wide range of amenities such as shops and restaurants, while water sports equipment can also be hired from the stalls and shops that line the beach.