18 July 2017
A shimmering beacon of modern day wealth and unending ambition, Dubai also represents an all-encompassing holiday adventure for families seeking a destination that quite literally has it all. Kids and teens of all ages and interests can enjoy a host of activities, ranging from such contrasting experiences as a once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep under The Arabian Desert's stars, to getting your skates on and gliding along the frozen expanse of Dubai's Ice Rink.
It’s not just the kids who have all the fun however, with excursions such as the Ferrari World Day Trip appealing to petrol heads young and old alike, while a visit to such iconic landmarks as the towering Burj Khalifa will be top of the itinerary list for the entire family.
The legend of the Lost City of Atlantis exists in the form of Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark, situated within the visually stunning confines of the Palm Islands on the city’s coastline. This adrenaline rushed attraction boasts 42 tropical-acres of waterfalls, tidal rivers, slides and a dedicated children’s pool area.
An unforgettable journey into marine life, kids and adults will marvel at the gigantic aquarium on the ground level of the Dubai Mall. One of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, you will be mesmerised at around 140 species currently inhabiting its waters, with varying ways of experiencing the attraction which also includes an immersive virtual-reality wildlife tour and an underwater zoo housing giant Saltwater crocodiles.
The polarizing beauty of a desert expanse incorporating winter sports is in full view with a family-friendly visit to Dubai’s indoor Snow Park. A truly multi-purpose snow sports experience, try your hand at tobogganing or the twin-track bobsled, while younger children or less daredevil inclined adults can discover the interactive snow cavern or simply admire the penguins sauntering through the park.
The ultimate activity for father and son to escape for a day of indulgence at the Ferrari theme park on Yas Island. Formula 1 fans and enthusiasts of one of the world’s most captivating car manufacturers can explore one of the world’s biggest indoor attractions of its kind, where you can enjoy state-of-the-art racing simulators and roller-coasters before putting the brakes on for a bite to eat or checking out the Ferrari shops.
A suitable visit for all ages, the world's tallest building in the world is a must-see Dubai attraction. If you can prize the children away from the seemingly endless availability of adrenaline rushed activities in the city and instil an element of culture, particularly for older kids, they will be grateful come the end of the trip. Dominating Dubai's skyline, the Burj Khalifa incorporates the city's unrelenting style and ambition within 830-metres of jaw-dropping grandeur. Stand at the top of the world and visit the 124th floor for mesmerising views across the city. Ensure you book in advance for your preferred time slot, with the sunset slots naturally very popular with tourists.
Young or old, experienced skaters or complete beginners are all welcome at Dubai’s Ice Rink. Discounted skate prices for children and dedicated sessions for families and tots ensures an unforgettable experience within the impressive backdrop of the new Olympic-sized ice rink.
Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to find out more about this fantastic family destination and to create a tailor-made holiday perfect for you.