A holiday to Dubai can tick several boxes for families. Aside from the welcoming culture and many accommodating hotels, Dubai’s pristine beaches and day tours can be enjoyed by all ages. While Dubai’s fine dining scene, nightlife and shisha bars are perfect for adults wanting some downtime in the evenings.
With so much on offer in this United Emirate, we’ve explored some of the must-see attractions that families can enjoy together. So whether it’s high adrenaline activities you’re after, or once in a lifetime experiences to shout about, Dubai really does have it all.
Visit Dubai Museum
Get out of the heat with a family trip to a museum. You may not think of Dubai as the obvious choice for a history lesson but Dubai Museum, housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, recreates historic Arab houses, Souks, date farms, marine life and much more!
Visit Bollywood Parks Dubai
As the world’s first Bollywood theme park, a day out here is completely unique. The resort is a celebration of Mumbai’s legendary film industry with five zones inspired by Bollywood blockbusters. Enjoy live entertainment, stage performances and cinematic rides covering 1.7 million square feet. Dubai Parks & Resorts is also home to Legoland Dubai, Motiongate Dubai and more!
Swim with Dolphins
Kids will love meeting these charismatic creatures at Dolphin Bay Atlantis; one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Here you can swim with them, scuba dive or simply interact with them in deep or shallow water. All interactions include same day access to Aquaventure Waterpark as well as Aquaventure Beach, so it’s an all-round great value trip.
Explore IMG Worlds of Adventure
Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination has four epic adventure zones in one location. With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 visitors, there’s an array of adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, rides and spine-tingling attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic MARVEL Super Heroes and hair-raising dinosaurs.
Experience Sky Dive Dubai
See the city from a whole new perspective with Sky Dive Dubai, who offer a variety of tandem skydive experiences for an unforgettable trip. You’ll soar high over Palm Jumeriah Island with an experienced instructor while experienced skydivers can go solo. It’s possibly the greatest high in Dubai.
Go on a 4×4 Safari
Drive through desert terrain on an adrenaline-filled evening trip. Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari is the ideal venue for a magical and memorable evening. Watch the sun go down as you drive through the dunes to a traditional Bedouin style camp where an all inclusive dinner awaits. Suitable for children as young as two, you’ll have the chance to enjoy camel rides, live belly dancers and have plenty of photo opportunities.
Tour Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The 10 million litre Dubai Aquarium tank is the largest suspended aquarium in the world. As you enter this fascinating underwater world through the viewing tunnel, you’ll see hundreds of sharks, stingrays and tropical fish. If you’re feeling especially brave, you can even take a submersible simulator to see these creatures up close and personal! It’s a once in a lifetime experience you won’t forget in a hurry.