Dubai beckons families with a world of dazzling experiences, from exhilarating theme parks to scenic beaches and cultural wonders. With careful planning and these helpful tips, your holiday is sure to be an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, discovery, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Choosing Accommodation

Choosing to stay at family apartments in Dubai ensures ample space and flexibility for the entire clan. Look for accommodations near Palm Jumeirah, offering well-appointed kitchens, living and dining areas, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Prioritise properties like Avani+ Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites that also feature an onsite kids’ club with engaging activities. Don’t forget to check for family packages, which can include perks like complimentary day passes to attractions such as LEGOLAND Dubai.

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Family Attractions in Dubai

A stay near the entrance of Palm Jumeirah grants easy access to iconic attractions like Aquaventure Waterpark, the Lost Chambers Aquarium and Dolphin Bay where you can get up close to dolphins. For theme park thrills, LEGOLAND Dubai Theme Park and Water Park, IMG Worlds of Adventure and MOTIONGATE Dubai offer endless excitement.

You can also experience a ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, or soak up the sun at JBR Beach. Seeking a unique experience? Ski Dubai offers a winter wonderland complete with snowy slopes and frosty fun! Of course, for a taste of true Arabian adventure, plan a desert safari, complete with heart-pounding dune bashing, traditional camel rides, and thrilling sandboarding experiences.

Dining Options

Keeping young ones satisfied is key to a successful family holiday. Dubai caters wonderfully in this aspect, with a vast array of dining options across the city. Apart from eateries serving local dishes, popular fast-food chains, familiar favourites for young palates, are conveniently located in most areas. Opting for a hotel with onsite restaurants that have kids’ menus provides added convenience, while most also offer 24-hour in-room dining, perfect for catering to those inevitable late-night cravings!

When to Go

Dubai’s charm unfolds throughout the year, and the ideal time for your visit depends on your preferences. The winter months, from November to March, generally make up the best period with ideal weather perfect for outdoor activities, though spring (April to May) and autumn (October to November) also offer comfortable temperatures. Summer (June to September) sees a rise in the heat though the water parks and numerous air-conditioned indoor attractions ensure you can easily coof off.