Do you dream of taking your family to explore the wonders of Dubai? From breathtaking skyscrapers and grandiose shopping malls to exhilarating water parks, thrilling desert safaris, and a plethora of cultural activities to quench even the most voracious appetite for exploration – when it comes to exciting adventures with kids in tow, Dubai certainly doesn’t disappoint! Whether you’re planning on embarking on an unforgettable educational vacation or simply looking for a few fun-filled days away from home -I’ve compiled all the best places that should be added straight onto your travel itinerary. Keep reading and prepare yourself for one incredible adventure filled with picture postcard memories your family will cherish forever.
Is Dubai for Kids?
My little ones couldn’t get enough of Dubai! They declared it their all-time favorite vacation and begged to stay longer. Can you blame ’em? From exploring the world’s biggest mall to riding camels in the desert, there’s never a dull moment here. Dubai has it all for everyone, especially kids- endless activities and sights to see. So, the answer is yes your kids will love it!
What to wear in Dubai
Dubai, a somewhat conservative country when it comes to attire, might make you want to dress accordingly. However, every now and then, you’ll spot a daring woman wearing whatever she pleases or a rebellious man defying the norms. But as a general rule, everyone embraces the conservative dress code with covered shoulders and knees. Don’t worry, my husband and son confidently sported knee-revealing long shorts, even though the scorching temperatures crossed the 100-degree mark! There was simply no way my boys were going to endure pants in that heat! So, join the fun in staying cool and stylish while being respectful of the cultural norms.
Palace Downtown, Dubai
Palace Downtown, Dubai is hands down the ultimate hotel I stumbled upon! It’s just a hop, skip, and jump away from the mall and Burj Khalifa. Imagine this: you can literally feast your eyes on the iconic Burj Khalifa while taking a dip in the hotel pool. And let’s not forget about breakfast – it’s absolutely scrumptious and included with your stay. Trust me, this place is pure perfection!
- You’ll receive two refreshing bottles of water every day, absolutely free of charge.
- Their rooms can accommodate a party of four, complete with a king-size bed and roll-in beds for any additional guests.
- The hotel’s got a spot where you can grab tickets for excursions like theme parks and safari adventures in the desert.
- Breakfast is included.
- Looking for an extra adapter or forgot one? No worries! The hotel has got your back with a borrowing option for an hour. How awesome is that? You will need to bring European adapters.
- When you step out of the hotel, hailing a taxi can be a breeze!
Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari
A trip to Dubai with kids is incomplete without experiencing the thrilling Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting adventure. So go ahead, and make sure it’s at the top of your must-do list!
The Burj Khalifa & Dancing Fountains
When in Dubai, you absolutely cannot miss out on the incredible experience of visiting the Burj Khalifa and witnessing the captivating Dancing Fountains! Now, let me tell you, as someone who is usually petrified of heights, I must admit, it wasn’t half as terrifying as I expected. The elevator ride was crazy fast (60 seconds), but surprisingly, I felt completely safe and secure. And let me tell you, the view from the top was absolutely mind-blowing! Trust me, this is hands down the most happening tourist spot in Dubai, so make sure to grab your tickets well in advance (months in advance) and get ready for a truly unforgettable time.
Dubai Mall– Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Get ready to be blown away by the colossal mall! It’s so gigantic, you won’t believe your eyes. You can literally lose yourself in the mall for an entire day and still not conquer everything it has to offer. Trust me, there’s a ton of things to do! But our absolute favorite? The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. You can either admire the massive aquarium from the outside a line or step inside by paying money. Some naysayers may argue it’s not worth the moolah, but let us tell you, we were obsessed! In fact, we think it’s worth every single penny.
Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings
Step into a world of enchantment and culture in the souks of Dubai. Join an expert guide as he navigates the vibrant souks, discovers hidden treasures, and indulges in mouthwatering street food. But that’s not all – you’ll also hop aboard the thrilling “abra” water taxi to cross the creek, explore the fascinating Dubai Museum, and immerse yourself in the charm of the Al Fahidi quarter. And here’s the best part: their incredible owner treats the kids to all kinds of goodies! With their expertise and impeccable customer service, you’ll feel like royalty on this unforgettable tour. Don’t be a lost sheep (it’s too hot for that) – join the true magic of Dubai’s souks with our fantastic guide leading the way. Click here to book.
Hello Kitty Beauty Spa in Dubai
If you happen to be in Dubai and you’re a Hello Kitty fanatic like my daughter, you absolutely have to check out the Hello Kitty Spa. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but trust me, it’s totally worth it! Sorry fellas, no men or boys are allowed in the spa, but don’t worry, there’s an awesome indoor play area nearby where they can chill out. You must make the appointment far in advance. Click here to book.
The Glass Slide at Sky Views Dubai
Get ready for an epic adventure at the Glass Slide in Sky Views Dubai. It’s beyond cool – imagine walking on glass and sliding down a glass slide. It’s super fun and exciting, trust me! I highly recommend splurging on the slide experience. Oh, and don’t forget to grab your tickets in advance, unless you want to miss out on the sliding action!
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Welcome to the biggest indoor theme park that my kids absolutely adored! Guess what? If you bring your passport, you can save a whopping $25 per person. We spent the entire day there and had an absolute blast! Oh, and don’t forget to save some extra cash by ordering a pizza to share at the park. Trust me, if you’re a theme park enthusiast, this is an experience you won’t want to miss out on!
Heads up! The park is as quiet as a ghost town during the weekdays in June.
Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is overrated. Yes, I said it. OVERRATED.
From souks to cultural sites, water parks with thrilling rides, shopping malls, and a skyline that will take your breath away – you simply won’t find another destination quite like Dubai. Not only is it an extraordinary experience – it’s also such an excellent way to make memories with the family. So what are you waiting for? Create the perfect itinerary and start counting down the days until your happy faces greet the brand-new adventure that awaits in Dubai! Don’t forget to book your trip today with our experienced travel planners at Glam Escapes; we’ll take care of all the details while you get ready for sunshine, sand, and some seriously amazing scenery. Life is short so don’t wait any longer! Let Glam Escapes provide a truly once-in-a-lifetime memory-creating experience. Click here to learn more about Glam Escapes.Read more: Exploring Dubai With Kids – Exciting Adventures That You Can’t Miss!