Whether you’re visiting Dubai on a stopover as you travel somewhere else, or it’s a trip all of its own, you definitely won’t be bored.
Dubai has plenty of things to do for the whole family, whether you like to spend time indoors or outdoors, so be sure to when you travel to Dubai, and you may just find yourself returning for another visit.
If you’re looking to escape the bad weather at home, Dubai will guarantee you sun, no matter what time of the year you visit. Visiting during summer in Dubai can actually end up saving you money as it’s the off-season, and there are often special discounts that you’ll receive for key attractions, food accommodation, and shopping.
Mornings are great to spend lying on the beach, or consider heading out on a safari. The Desert Safari and Sunset Barbecue is considered to be a must-do for anyone thinking about visiting. You’ll experience thrills like never before as your experienced driver takes you up huge sand dunes to see a sunset before you head to a Bedouin Campsite where you can ride a camel, go sand surfing or even smoke Shisha. You’ll then eat a delicious Arabic barbecue under the stars- an authentic cultural experience.
If you’re ready to ditch the heat and explore some of the famous indoor activities that Dubai is known for, you’re in luck. Because Dubai is so hot the indoor attractions are out of this world.
Fancy going skiing? Nope, that’s not a trick question. Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of Emirates and it’s an indoor ski field where the whole family can spend time skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding- there are even penguins!
The Dubai Mall is another must-visit, and you’ll find the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and you can even take the family for a ride on a glass-bottomed boat so everyone can get an up-close look to thousands of creatures from the sea- including sharks and stingrays. Dubai Mall is a great place for kids, and they’ll love KidZania which lets them act like grown-ups. KidZania has its own currency and kids can try out real jobs like journalists, doctors and police officers (while mum and dad grab a cup of coffee).
Sega Republic is also in Dubai Mall, and believe it or not, it’s an indoor theme park with rides, amusement games and a safari (Dubai Mall isn’t like any other mall you’ve seen before).
Did you know that the tallest building in the world is located in Dubai? Burj Khalifa is 828 metres high, and also has the highest observation deck in the world on the 124th floor. You’ll be able to have 360º views of the city, including the incredible skyline, Arabian Gulf and desert. Be sure to book your tickets in advance though, as it’s an extremely popular attraction for visitors around the world and tickets are often sold out.