Learn about Dubai Tour Pro’s definitive guide on family trip to Dubai.
Dubai is a great place to visit with the family no matter what your kids’ ages are. There is so much to do and see that you could spend a month in the chic city without getting bored. And with the stellar weather in the 80s all year long, the parks and beaches are a fun and popular way to spend the days and the evenings.
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There are 47 museums, a dozen theme parks, more than 30 beaches and nature parks, and hundreds of shops and eateries to explore in Dubai. In fact, the city has 70+ malls, including the one-time largest mall in the world, the Dubai Mall. Drop off your luggage at a Dubai suitcase storage facility and go have fun!
Beaches are always refreshing to visit. And there are lots of wonderful beaches in Dubai, overlooking turquoise waters, where you can bask in the sun.
At the base of the Burj al Arab, the Umm Suqeim Beach is the perfect spot for sunrise and sunset pictures with the stunning tower in the background. You can also go surfing, snorkeling, or rent some water toys. It may be crowded on the weekends and during the week it is only open to women and children.
Found in the Dubai Marina, the largest beach in Dubai is JBR Beach with clean white sand and sparkling aquamarine waters to enjoy. Lifeguards are on duty and they have concessions every few hundred yards. It is probably the fanciest beach you’ve ever seen with an outdoor TV, giant playgrounds, and sand art everywhere.
If some of your family doesn’t like swimming with the fishes, Al Mamzar has two swimming pools as well as four family beach areas. You will also find playgrounds, a huge picnic area, and facilities for changing and showering. You can even rent a beach tent with AC and BBQ pits and stay all day long.
Other wonderful Dubai beaches are La Mer, Marina Public Beach, Kite Beach Dubai, Sunset Beach, The Beach and Black Palace Beach. Some good considerations for visiting would be their appeal, your preference and proximity.
Dubai Safari Park is home to over 2,500 animals in 250 species on 12.8 million square feet. See the Safari Village, Wadi Village, Asian Village, Arabian Village, and the Kids’ Farm. And the park is all run on solar power. The main attraction is the rare white lion in the African Village but don’t miss the safari bus tour.
Dubai Mall boasts the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. This Dubai destination has thousands of marine creatures with more than 140 species. Featuring 400 rays and sharks in a two-million-gallon tank, you will be amazed. Then, go 36 feet under the surface to be surrounded by fish in the tunnel. And see eels, crocs, water rats, and seahorses in the underwater zoo.
The Dubai Dolphinarium is the first indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East and has live shows and interactions with seals and dolphins. Located by the Creek Park at Bur Dubai, the park is also home to the Creek Park Bird Show where the birds do amazing tricks. You can even swim with the dolphins!
With different circuits for each age range, this outdoor adventure park gets your kids up and moving. The Mini-Kids section for kids 4 – 8 has swings, bridges, and games. For kids four feet and up, the Rangers circuit has 19 activities. Then there are the Explorador, Aventura, Thriller, and Extreme circuits.
Go on a spy adventure, hunt for Gabbar Singh in a 3D dark ride with guns, and take a 4D flying theater ride with Krrish to save Earth from aliens. Or catch a live show at the Rangmanch or Crossroads, take a train ride on the Mumbai Express, or go hang gliding at Hawa Hawai. Then you can cool off on the Monsoon Masti.
The world’s largest indoor theme park, Worlds of Adventure is fun for all ages. The park has a dozen rides like the Dino Carousel, Adventure Fortress, and the Velociraptor. There is also a 12-screen theater to watch movies in IMAX. Some offer pillows, blankets, and reclining seats with your own personal butler service!
Situated at Atlantis Dubai, Aquaventure is Dubai’s number one water park with more than 30 rides and slides, 1,640 feet of private beach, and you can even go underwater with the sharks. There are three body slides like the Slitherine and Leap of Faith, tube slides, the wild rapid river, and don’t miss the Zoomerango and Aquaconda.
This fun water park next to Legoland has the Joker Soaker, the Splash & Swirl, Twist & Spin, Tidal Tube, and several more fun slides. You can also build boats from Legos, build your own raft to float on the Lazy River, and the little tots will love Duplo Splash Safari! Get some souvenirs from the gift shop too.
Known as the wildest waterpark in Dubai, you can all make a splash at Wild Wadi. From the heated wave pool to the cooled wave pool, the waterslides to the surfing machines, you will have a blast and so will the kids. Also enjoy the 60-foot waterfall that goes off every 10 minutes, five eateries, and two gift shops.
Explore an island full of nature and adventure. They have playgrounds, a 70,000-plant botanical garden, art sculptures, and a butterfly house with more than 20 exotic species. Some of these include the tailed jay, emerald swallowtail, pink rose, gray cracker, and red lacewing. Grab some grub at the café, too.
Oli Oli is the first kids’ museum in Dubai where you and the kids can learn and play at the same time. The crew can learn about cars, building forts, see a park from the future, do experiments in the Creative Lab, and even dig for dinosaurs. Walk on the moon and visit Mars before eating at the La Petite Treehouse Café. A good alternative is KidZania in Dubai Mall.
At Children’s City, let the kids explore whatever they desire like earth sciences and NASA, international culture, the human body, the nature center, space exploration, and the way we live. The toddler’s area also has over 30 games and interactive exhibits. And the planetarium will amaze you all with special shows.
There you have it, definitive guide on family trip to Dubai. Dubai is a touristic destination for all, children and adults alike. Visit this leading UAE tourist paradise to make incredible and indelible memories.
Before we finally conclude, the Burj Khalifa is also worth mentioning; it’s about the most searched-for attraction in Dubai, thanks to the fact that it’s the tallest building in the world. Seating at Downtown Dubai, the 2,700-foot-tall building boasts one of the highest observation decks in the world, At The Top SKY. You can see everything from there!
Just outside the Burj Khalifa is the stunning Dubai Fountain. If you’re at Downtown Dubai at night, you don’t want to miss it. It’s a spectacular sight and attracts lots of tourists. While it’s free to see, the board walk over the Dubai Lake and the Dubai Lake boat ride are chargeable.
Lastly, you should try some of the unique food in Dubai. Like the camel burger, which is better tasting, has less fat, and fewer calories than a beef burger.