Finest Dubai Attractions: Hiatus for kids
Dubai attractions: Time-out for urchins
Keeping the kids entertained on holiday can be challenging at times, but it’s not impossible. Especially when you visit somewhere as wonderful as Dubai, where the options and potential adventures are endless! We have put together a guide of fun activities you can do with your little ones during your holiday.
LEGOLAND® Water Park
LEGOLAND® Water Park will be the only themed water park in the UAE that has been designed specifically for children ages between two and twelve years old and their families. Children and their families have the chance to enjoy over 20 different rides that accommodate everyone – no matter how big or small.
Build-A-Raft-River allows kids to customise their own raft that is made out of large soft LEGO® bricks and then floating down the lazy river, DUPLO® Splash Safari is a water area specifically for toddlers, ensuring they can play while being completely safe, and Joker Soaker is a fun, interactive playground with slides, wade pool, and a 300-gallon bucket that offers a torrential downpour!
For the bigger kids and adults, there are a number of thrilling slides, including Twin Chasers, double body slides that allow you to race your friends or family, and Splash Out, a 60-foot body slide. If you want to enjoy this water park any day of the year, there is an option to buy annual pass, ensuring the fun never ends!
Atlantis, The Palm hotel offers an amazing opportunity to dive safely with sharks. The Shark Safari experience is safe for the whole family (including kids aged 8 years and older), and is an educational experience they can tick off their bucket list (and yours!).
You don’t need any scuba diving experience to take part in the Shark Safari, as you are provided with a special helmet that lets you explore the Shark Lagoon in Aquaventure Waterpark. The special helmets allow divers to walk across the bottom of Shark Lagoon and breathe with ease, while marvelling at the surrounding sharks, rays, and fish.
Camp in the Desert
Camping is the ultimate family adventure, and where better to camp in Dubai than in the city’s extensive desert. There are so many amazing camping spots in Dubai, with the most popular being Fossil Rock in the Lahbab Desert.
Once in the area, it’s time to set up camp! There is an array of private and shared tours that supply all of the gear you need – sleeping bags and tents included – as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, shisha, and camp fires.
For those who like to go glamping (glamorous camping), there is the option to go with a company who provides barbeque facilities, a sound system, and power generators.
Eat at the Rainforest Café
A meal at the Rainforest Café is an adventure your little ones will never forget! Recreating a tropical rainforest, this magical restaurant offers diners a chance to snack on delicious food while surrounded by gorillas, crocodiles, jaguars, elephants, orangutans, and mechanical butterflies – all of which come to life with the help of lifelike animatronics
The restaurant offers up a menu filled with an array of delicious American and International dishes with fun names while sitting next to a cascading waterfall, being surrounded by lush vegetation, and experiencing periodic thunderstorms.
Take your kids on an adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives by adding one or more of the mentioned activities on your itinerary during your trip to Dubai!
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