Once settled into your exquisite 5* Star family hotel, the top 5 places that are essential to visit in order to make all family holidays in Dubai a complete success, have got to be at these locations:
Wild Wadi – children, especially young ones, love nothing better than to splash around in the water. Although not the largest water theme park in the Middle East, Wild Wadi is certainly amongst the most exciting. With 23 incredible water rides and attractions, 14 of them linked together, the complex hosts a variety of different restaurants and all combined, makes Wild Wadi a perfect family day outing.
Dubai Beaches – Dubai is renowned for its incredible beaches; here the entire family can play on the white, sandy shores which lead down to the clear, blue waters of Dubai Creek, home to the famous Arab Dhows. Play volley ball with the family; build sandcastles or swim in the Creek; have a barbeque; it’s all an incredible experience, but don’t forget the suntan lotion!
Hot Air Balloon – the tall buildings that make up the infamous skylines of Dubai, are incredible to see at ground level, so imagine how thrilled the family would be to see these buildings from above. A ride in a Hot Air Balloon not only enables you to soar high above these architectural marvels, but also to see how the land stretches out into the unexplored areas of vast desert that stretch far beyond the City outskirts.
Mall of the Emirates – if no-one in your family has been skiing before, now is your chance to have a go. Mall of the Emirates not only has a large indoor ski slope for the more courageous, it also has a lower level for a family snow area, where everyone, regardless of age, can immediately learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding. Just imagine going to the heat of the desert in order to expereince the cold of the snow! Don’t forget your hat and gloves!
Nothing is more exciting for a family on holiday in Dubai than to take a private tour out into the desert in a 4×4 Jeep. You will drive up, down and around the little sand hills (known as “dune bashing”) under the control of your experienced driver; see camels at a camel farm where there might be some camel racing and the children can try a camel ride. There are unbelieveable sights to photograph, even whilst learning to sandboard or quad-bike. Then finish off the day with a desert BBQ, bubbling a Shisha waterpipe whilst watching the agility of your private belly dancer!
These are only a few of the seemingly unlimited range of activities that are available to tourists when they take family holidays in the Emirate of Dubai. We have haven’t even mentioned shopping for jewellry and other gifts in the famous Gold Souks. If you happen to visit during a Dubai Shopping Festival, you can shop till you drop!