Planning a visit to Dubai? You should! With the largest mall in the world, desert tours, and epic waterparks, a trip to Dubai will offer your kids memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are 20 amazing adventures in Dubai that will get you excited about making travel plans.
Consider checking out a desert safari tour where you can go sand boarding. Sand boarding is just like sledding in the snow. It offers a great experience out in the exquisite desert landscape with memories you’ll not soon forget
2. Visit Water-parks:
No matter how long you stay in Dubai, you cannot skip visiting one of the three big water-parks. If you have kids over the age of 5 you can enjoy most of the rides together, but don’t worry, there are opportunities for younger children as well. Consider booking your tickets in advance, it can get pricey at the door!
3. Visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building:
This is absolutely worth the money! Book in advance to avoid long waiting times. If you don’t, try going in the early morning when it’s less busy.
4. See Dubai’s Dancing Fountains:
These fountains are spectacular, and even more so when seen from the top of Burj Khalifa.
5. Ride a Camel:
Camel rides are great for kids 3 and older.
6. Explore the Safari:
Dune bashing in a 4×4 is a thrilling experience. If you have a few thrill seekers this will be the activity for them! If anyone in your family experiences motion sickness, it’s advised to avoid this activity or take medication before you go.
7. Shop at the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world:
Head to Dubai Mall where you can meet the oldest thing in Dubai: actual dinosaur bones! The Dubai Mall is also the home to KidZania, an indoor entertainment center that’s built as a mini-city for kids!
8. Visit an Aquarium:
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is located within the Aqua-venture Water-park Atlantis hotel. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are located near the Dubai Mall.
9. See the Dubai Museum:
Learn about the Middle East in the oldest building in Dubai built in 1787.
10. Shop at Dubai Spice Souk and Gold Souk:
The colors, tastes, and hustle and bustle of Old Dubai will leave you pleasantly surprised. You can buy anything! Bring cash and know you can haggle over anything!
11. Go for a ride on the water:
Take a water bus, water taxi, or metro to explore the city from a completely different view.
A beautiful light show that is dedicated to all things that glow in the dark. These light shows also change to the rhythm of the music playing. Opens again in October 2021!
This miraculous garden is 72,000 square meters and home to more than 50 million flowers.
14. Watch the Traditional Tanoura Dance Performance:
Tanoura is an Egyptian folk dance. The dancers wear long colorful skirts and perform tricks while twirling in their routines.
15. Check out the Beaches:
Dubai has wonderful beaches. Certain hotels will have their own private beaches accessible to their guests.
16. Taste Local Food and Drinks:
Kids will love warm Arabic bread and fresh fruit smoothies.
17. Try Turkish Ice Cream:
Turkish Ice Cream is a treat to eat, but watching the preparation is an experience in its own right.
18. Go Ice Skating or Skiing in the Summer:
The Mall of Emirates has an indoor ski and ice skating rink! You can rent all of the ski clothing and equipment you could ever need.
19. Swim with Dolphins:
Atlantis at The Palm is the perfect place where you can swim with dolphins. Booking in advance is more cost-effective!
20. Explore Bollywood Park:
In this amusement park, you can watch live Bollywood shows, enjoy 4D rides, and appreciate one of the biggest media influences in Indian culture.
Have you been to Dubai? Did anything you do not make the list? Let me know in the comments below.