Post kids, it becomes obvious that you select holiday destinations keeping them in mind. In fact, they dominate all your travel decisions and preparations.
Dubai is a well known family destination and is visited by families for a memorable vacation all through the year.
But why do parents choose Dubai as a place to visit? It’s because keeping kids entertained is very difficult and Dubai does a fabulous job in it. There are a lot of things to do in Dubai with kids. From castle making at the beach to enjoying at the amazing underwater zoo, kids have a lot to do here and pack a bag full of cherished memories before their school reopens post holidays.
So, getting straight to the best of the list, here are the cool things to do with your kids in Dubai.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Keep your cameras ready to capture the jaw- dropping expressions of your child when he watches a gigantic sheet of acrylic showing off the mighty sharks in one of the world’s biggest aquarium. Dubai aquarium is a 10 million liter water tank and is sure to keep your kids glued to it for quite some time.
Further continuing the water and sea creatures wonder; take them to the underwater zoo- the amazing underwater tunnel housing thousands of rare species of water animals including the mighty 40 year old giant crocodile weighing around 750 kgs. It’s a bet you haven’t seen anything like this before and will enjoy it like your child too.
Visiting Ski Dubai is a must to make your kids enjoy the snow in a completely different way. We promise you will capture some of the best shots of your kids playing here. Ski Dubai is located at the gigantic Mall of Emirates and is no less than a wonder in the desert of Dubai. This faux winter wonderland is full of real ice sculptures, five ski runs with the longest run being 400 meters long, a small toboggan run, a freestyle exciting zone with rails along with real penguins to amaze your kids.
Take your kids out with the sweetest bottlenose marine creatures- the Dolphins on a day out at the Dolphin Bay. Offering a range of exciting experiences that range from watching them dance and play to swimming with them in shallow waters, and getting to play with them too; Dolphin bay is one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Although, animal welfare activists oppose keeping and using the innocent dolphins for entertainment purposes, while it is available do give your kids and yourself this once in a lifetime experience.
Visit the parks of Dubai
Dubai is known for some of the most beautiful and well maintained parks in the world. Take your kids on a fun day picnic in any one of the famous Dubai parks like the Safa Park or the Mushrif Park to play, run, jump and laugh their heart out. With acres of greenery, kids play areas, large trees to sit in the shadow, and recreational activities; spending a day in the park may look a bit simple but will pack tons of happy memories of the quality time spent with your children.
The Jumeirah beach
Kids can never get tired from building sand castles and playing with the beach waves. So, take them out at the Jumeirah beach overlooking the mighty Burj Al Arab and spend a day soaking in the beauty of the crystal white sands, pristine waters and the vast shoreline of Dubai’s Jumeirah beach.
It is noteworthy that Dubai beaches are different than the other beaches in the world and people here expect you to wear decent clothing without too much of skin show even at the beach. So while kids can wear any kind of swimsuits, buy yourself a piece with the least or no skin show. Don’t be shocked; swim suits with no skin show at all are available in Dubai.
Wild Wadi Water park
If the adventure of water thrills your kids, we bet you can’t stay away from one of the most visited water parks in the world- the Wild Wadi Water Park. While the lazy river and small water ground with play slides are apt for the little toddlers, your kids over a 110cm height can soak in the enjoyment of some of the world’s most enthralling rides and bodysurf huge artificial waves. The amazing slides include a 59ft waterfall that goes off every 10 minutes. From Jebel lookout to Falaj Fury, each slide not only gives a great time to your kids but also takes you back into your childhood too.
What a better way to spend a creative day with your little wonder than being with him and watching him practice his future passion profession today. Whether he wants to be a doctor, a firefighter, a teacher or an engineer; at Kidszania children gets to enjoy a whole new world of creativity and learning in a unique way. Kidzania is your chance to step into their shoes and take a glimpse in to their imagination, let them spread their wings and enjoy their artistic side.
Another way of enjoy carefree shopping spree at the Dubai mall is to let your kids enjoy at the Sega Republic theme park. This indoor amusement park has over 170 Bing, booing, beep, zap arcade games, and 15 mildly thrilling rides for the early teens looking to test their guts. From a free-fall tower, to a small roller coaster, a mechanical tornado to a number of entertaining and enjoyable rides; Sega republic is a fun place to be for kids and adults alike.
While you would like to think you are going to all these kid friendly places for your little ones, you won’t help but realize how much fun you are having yourself. With no dearth of amazing and exciting places for kids in Dubai, you are sure to come back home full of happy and cherished memories. So wait no more, take your visa for Dubai and reach this city of exceptional fun today.
Neha Singh is a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.