Family vacation in Dubai
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Dubai at a glance
A modern oasis
During your family vacation in Dubai you can look forward to a colorful mix of traditional and modern. Oriental flair on the souks in the old town meets state-of-the-art architecture, luxurious hotels and top-class skyscrapers. A place full of contrasts! So you can spend one of the most unusual beach holidays in Dubai, because the beaches are framed by the impressive skyline of the city. The beaches are clean, as they can often be used for a fee and are mostly part of the adjacent hotel complex, especially in the city center. If your kids don’t just want to splash around and build sand castles, large water parks are waiting for you to visit, where not only the youngsters will have fun!
Hidden cultural history
If you want to go in search of the traditional Arab culture, you just have to look closely, because you will find some insights in the midst of the modern cityscape during sightseeing. The history of Dubai from its beginnings to today’s metropolis can be found in the museum in the Dubai Frame and there are religious insights at the Grand Mosque. A cultural highlight is also the place Hatta, where you can see how people used to live in the area. Sports activities await you here, adding a few active hours to your beach vacation. Anyone who prefers to discover the region comfortably is in good hands on a desert excursion with the camel.
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Come on, let’s discover Dubai!
Superlative luxury and fun – this is what the fashionable holiday resort Dubai, which belongs to the United Arab Emirates, stands for. Despite all the exclusivity, Dubai is also suitable for a great vacation with the whole family! Child friendliness is very important here, so you can expect a special level of hospitality and the numerous entertainment options in Dubai speak for themselves. It doesn’t matter whether your family vacation in Dubai is mainly a beach vacation or culture, architecture and leisure fun. The best way to experience and enjoy Dubai’s exclusivity with all its special features is during a package tour. In this way, you can concentrate entirely on vacation and fun with the children!
Beach vacation deluxe
Of course, you can spend a pure beach holiday in Dubai with your children. With the various water sports such as banana boating and snorkeling, it will never be boring. The water temperatures in summer are around 35 degrees, which is why no one will freeze. Excursions to beaches outside the city are easily possible with public transport and cheap rental cars. The Burj Al Arab Beach is particularly suitable for family vacations. This is public and is divided into a surfer and a bathing area. You also have a great view of the Burj Al Arab from there. Al Sufouh Beach is also a public beach, also offers a good view of the Burj Al Arab and offers you a beautiful turquoise blue sea. The beach is popular with families, but does not offer any public facilities. If public facilities such as toilets and dining options are important to you, you are in good hands at Al Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai. Here you will find small beach houses on holiday with your children that you can rent for a day. You can enjoy your time together in the sun on five beaches and even use a pool area for a small surcharge. Here you can relax in peace and make a barbecue with the family!
Umm Suqueim Beach is a beautiful public beach where you can simply sunbathe and splash around in the water without paying a visitor fee. Pack your swimming trunks and off you go! Kite Beach borders on Umm Suqueim Beach. Here you can prepare yourself for all kinds of water sports, you will find restaurants, a running route and have a good view of the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. For a really extravagant day at the beach, you can take the water taxi to The World Island – one of 300 islands has already been completed and gives you the feeling of being stranded on a lonely, small island. You won’t find a better view of the Dubai skyline anywhere on a beach holiday with your children!
Water and leisure fun
The unbeatable leader in children’s attractions is the Wild Wadi water park in the exclusive Jumeirah district. Admission is not cheap, but it’s definitely worth it! The varied slide paradise offers you and the kids a total of 30 slides and attractions, which has everything to offer from the water playground for the little ones to daring and fast slides. Aquaventure also invites you and your family to an exciting day in the wet element in Dubai. Here you will also find a variety of water slides, a splash pool for the little ones as well as a zipline or for the brave ones the opportunity to take part in a shark safari. If you are traveling on a family vacation in Dubai with a small Captain America or Iron Man, a visit to the world’s largest indoor theme park is a must: All visitors have fun in five adventure zones, whether at adrenaline-charged attractions or in the 3D cinema. Small and large film fans should also stop by the Motiongate Dubai. The theme park is divided into five zones, including Dreamworks, Lionsgate and Columbia Pictures. Discover the world from “The Hunger Games” on a fast ride on the Capitol Bullet Train or go to the meet with the kids & Greet with the stars from Hotel Transylvania, Shrek or the Smurfs.
Excursions with a learning factor
Children’s City in Dubai is better than a museum on vacation with children. Not only can you romp around in bouncy castles and indoor play areas to your heart’s content in various areas, but there are also subject areas in which the kids can learn something about culture and people as well as about space. If you would like to learn more about the underwater world with the kids, there are various ways to plan an eventful trip. For example, visit the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater zoo. You and your children can admire the colorful diversity of the underwater inhabitants, dive down into the shark basin in a cage or watch the feeding of a 750 kg crocodile. You can also go on a glass-bottom boat or learn more about the Arabian wildlife and your nocturnal creatures. The The Lost Chambers Aquarium can be found in the Hotel Atlantis, which is located on the man-made archipelago The Palm – here you can also visit an impressive underwater world that is structured like the sunken city of Atlantis and even snorkel and dive in this unique environment! In this case, combine sightseeing with an exciting excursion for the children!
A particularly extraordinary experience awaits you on a family vacation in Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. It is not just a matter of shopping until the credit card glows, but there is also an indoor ski hall in the mall where you can put your skills to the test on skis or snowboards. If you have never stood on boards, you and the kids can go to a ski school. If you would rather experience your adrenaline kick in the air, you can whiz over the snow with the zipline at a height of 16 meters. For those who like it quieter, there are various packages in which you can spend your time with the penguins living there – swim with the cute animals or visit them in the snow park. Your kids will be reluctant to leave your new friends behind.
The complete counter-program awaits you outside of the snow world, because the desert is just around the corner and is waiting to be explored by you on an excursion. Take a jeep through the unique landscape of huge sand dunes or ride camels. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer an icy or a hot adventure, you can have it all on vacation with your children – Dubai shines with an impressive variety! Do you like the extraordinary and like to do sports? Then get on your bike – the Al Quadra Cycle Path should be at the top of your list. Here you can cross the desert on a specially designed bike path over a distance of 86 kilometers. No matter whether you are an amateur or a professional, everyone will find the right route here and if you start cycling at sunrise, you will start the day in a truly unique setting!
The Arab world
Modern architecture meets historical legacies in and around Dubai. When you stroll with your family in Dubai, you can only marvel at the futuristic buildings and skyscrapers. The entire skyline is dominated by skyscrapers, including the Burj Al Arab, a particularly eye-catching luxury hotel. Even more striking is the Burj Khalifa, which at 828 meters has held the title of the tallest building in the world since 2008. You can let your gaze wander over the city on two different viewing platforms! Another highlight in Dubai is the Dubai Frame: a 150 meter high and 93 meter wide picture frame that is almost entirely made of glass and gives you a 360 degree view from above. You shouldn’t be afraid of heights here! On the ground floor of the frame, you can also visit a museum that shows Dubai’s history and development. Also from Pier 7 at the port of Dubai you have a great view of the city skyline. Stroll along the pier with the family and then enjoy a meal together in one of the many restaurants on the pier. Pier 7 is also known as the Gourmet Tower – you should not miss the culinary highlight.
To get more traditional architecture and cultural insights, check out the Great Mosque. The mosque has nine large and 45 smaller domes, but only the minaret can be visited by non-Muslims, but the building itself is already worth seeing. If you want to visit one of the oldest intact cultural sites in the United Arab Emirates during your family vacation, you only have to take a one and a half hour drive from Dubai: your destination is Hatta! In the Hatta Heritage Village you can immerse yourself in the past of the Emirates. The Hatta Dam also tempts you to spend a few active hours – you can go kayaking or hiking and mountain biking around the bright turquoise water. The counter-program to city life in downtown Dubai. If you would like to shop like in the old days, you can do this at various souks, Arab street markets, in Dubai. This experience should not be missing on a vacation with the family. For example, visit the spice souk, try before you buy something here. There is also the Perfume Souk and the Textile Souk, all of which are not far apart. Souvenirs are best found in the Souk Madinat, where you can also have a coffee. Dubai is a true all-round talent!
Where is Dubai?
The city of Dubai is to be distinguished from the Emirate of Dubai and is located in the north of the Emirate. Dubai is located directly on the sea, on the Persian Gulf. The Emirate of Sharjah is to the north and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to the south. Since the United Arab Emirates are not so easy to classify geographically, they are counted due to their location on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. A flight from Germany to Dubai usually takes around six hours and is therefore quickly made even with small children and great for vacation.
What is the weather like in Dubai?
In midsummer, the thermometer often climbs to 40 degrees and more. But you get used to it quickly, especially since air conditioning systems within the hotel walls and in many other buildings are a must. Months in which the temperature is below 30 degrees are the winter months December to March. A bathing holiday with children can be tackled at any time of the year and holiday due to the weather! But remember to apply the little rascals well – sun protection is particularly important in Dubai! You don’t need to be prepared for rain in Dubai, as two thirds of the United Arab Emirates are made up of dry sandy deserts!
A day in Dubai!
Your day in Dubai definitely starts with the first rays of sunshine. After a hearty breakfast, the first thing you should do is go on a sightseeing tour. Take a closer look at the impressive buildings and get a detailed overview of the city from the viewing platform of the Burj Khalifa. Stroll through the city’s souks and buy the first souvenirs before you drive back to the hotel and make yourself comfortable in the sun on the hotel’s private beach. In the evening you should go back to the harbor, to Pier 7, because that’s where the culinary stronghold is! A holiday in Dubai together with the family becomes a very special experience!
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