It would not be an exaggeration to say that Dubai is like a big playground, which is why the city is an ideal holiday spot for families. Children will not be bored there, and adults will remember what carefree fun and childlike joy mean.
Many hotels and restaurants in Dubai offer amenities for families. You can easily enter most places with a stroller or use baby carriers and chairs. Mums with children can travel by underground in cars that are tailored to their needs, and which men are not allowed to access. Dubai also offers taxis for women only.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
One of the main attractions for children is undoubtedly Dubai Parks and Resorts, a complex of theme parks located in one place. The complex comprises Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. Motiongate is a Hollywood-inspired theme park with roller coasters, roundabouts and other attractions referring to films such as “the Smurfs”, “Shrek”, “Madagascar” or “How to Train Your Dragon”. Apart from adrenaline-rising rides,
blood-curdling Zombieland or sense stimulating 4D cinema, film lovers can look behind the scenes of the biggest film productions and find out how they are truly created. The price for a single-day ticket is 235 AED (about PLN 235). Children under the age of 3 can enter for free. Dancing fountains, located next to the Burj Khalifa, are illuminated by over 6000 lights and 25 coloured projectors.
Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are connected parks for families with children aged 2 to 12. Roller coasters, numerous rides and over 20 water slides is a recipe for a successful family entertainment. At the park, young constructors can build cars and racetracks with Lego cars, create robots in Lego Mindstorms or go to Miniland, where they will feel like giants. There are also many attractions for small children,
who can visit DUPLO Safari, Safari, a playground dedicated specifically to them, or travel on a special train. The price for a one-day ticket to one of the parks costs 235 AED (about PLN 235). The price for a one-day ticket to two selected parks is 285 AED (about PLN 285). Children under the age of 3 go in for free. The Mall of the Emirates, which is a shopping mall, features a ski resort.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
This amusement park is a true challenge in terms of physical endurance, as it covers the area of 1.5 square feet, i.e., about 28 football pitches. The park is divided into five thematic zones: Marvel is a place where you can meet Spiderman, Hulk or the Avengers team; Lost Valley takes you to prehistoric times where you can meet face to face with dinosaurs; whereas Cartoon Network zone is dedicated to your favourite cartoon characters.
In IMG Boulevard, you can visit a haunted house and a candy factory, as well as try delicious dishes, while the film zones offer a chance to relax in luxurious conditions watching IMAX films. Unforgettable memories guaranteed. Entrance fees for the park start from 158 AED for seniors, 236 AED for children and 257 AED for adults. Children shorter than 1.05 m do not have to buy a ticket.
This incredible country is located in Dubai Mall. It is an educational-entertainment complex with paved streets, buildings and its own economy, thanks to which children can move to a miniature of the world of adults – they work, have fun, play roles known so far from observation and learn the basic rules governing life. Every small guest receives the local currency (50 kidzos), and can choose one out of 80 professions,
visit institutions, as well as earn money and spend it on numerous attractions. An all-day ticket for a baby aged 2 to 3 costs 105 AED, for children aged 4 to 16 – 180 AED. Admission for an adult guardian is AED 75. Dolphin Bay dolphinarium, by the Atlantis the Palm hotel, is a place where you can swim and play with dolphins under the watchful eye of experienced instructors.
Great sunbathing and a visit to the desert
When going on a family holiday, a must-see place in Dubai is Kite Beach
. Children will be delighted to play at a Skate Park, an outdoor trampoline or a playground for the youngest. Kite Beach is also perfect for active holiday, as it features equipment rental shops and instructors who are ready to introduce adventurers to water sports. Those less active may decide to relax in the calm waters, collect shells and pebbles, and admire the unusual view of the Burj al Arab
, an exclusive hotel shaped like a sail, which is the trademark of Dubai.
While in Dubai,
it is imperative that you to see the desert. Do not worry, it will not be a dull experience. Sandboarding, camel or horse riding, and desert safari are just some of the attractions that await you there. You can ride in a comfortable car on dunes and enjoy the view, visit a Bedouin camp, sit around a desert bonfire, and even try henna hand painting. Moreover, during the trip you can try Arab cuisine, in the evening watch a special show or the colourful tanoura dance, and admire a star-studded sky while surrounded by the desert silence.