When most people think of Dubai, they think of the uber rich and great shopping. However, Dubai is actually a very affordable, family friendly city.
Most of the hotels in Dubai are catered for children. Places like Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa have kid’s clubs that offer a variety of activities, as well as children’s pools and babysitting services. This is a good way for children to spend time with other children or to exercise their right independence whilst on holiday. They offer things like arts and crafts, camel rides and everything in between.
If you’re looking for something to do as a family, then there is no end of things for you to do, whatever your kids’ ages are.
Ski Dubai Snow Park
If you’re bored of the hot weather, why not try Ski Dubai Snow Park and go tobogganing or throw some snowballs instead? You can take skiing and snowboarding lessons as a family too. They even have penguins that you can meet and play with!
Wild Wadi Water Park
For an activity more traditionally associated with hot weather, there is Wild Wadi Water Park. The rides vary, so however brave you might be feeling, there is a ride for you. They cater for babies and toddlers, as well as those with special needs.
The Dubai Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is home to an amazing variety of different animals, including fifteen different shark species and eight ray species. They offer shark dives and glass bottom boat rides.
There are family camel rides and days at the beach, or eating out at one of the many restaurants that are available in hotels and independent establishments. You can even arrange to eat with a local family to really absorb some of the culture and history of Dubai’s residents, and you might even make a friend too.
KidZania Theme Park
If you’re looking for somewhere to drop your kids off while you have fun without the kids, then check out KidZania. This is a theme park that is a scaled down city where kids can choose their profession, earn kidZos and go and spend them in shops. They can choose from 80 different professions from journalist to beautician in 60 different establishments, and the city includes a hospital, a police station, theatre and more.
One can obtain a Dubai tourist visa within 24 hours.