While Dubai does have some of the best nightlife and clubs in the world, it also has a huge variety of things to offer families. Enjoy thrills, spills, waterparks, camel rides and so much more. There really is something for the whole family to enjoy. Take a look at our top 10 family-fun experiences below!
1 - Dubai Safari Park
Home to over 3,000 animals, Dubai Safari Park is a unique expedition in a tropical rainforest. Get up close to your favourite animals, with over 78 species of mammals, 50 types of reptiles and 111 kinds of birds. Embark on a drive-thru adventure surrounded by incredible animals from Africa and Asia, inside a Safari bus. Feed some of your favourite animals including Giraffes, Rhinos and Birds, and learn about Dubai Safari Park’s extensive research and wildlife protection programs. A fun, educational and amazing day for the whole family!
2 - Dubai Parks & Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts is the first integrated resort destination in the region, home to three world-class themeparks parks and one water park; LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Waterpark, MOTIONGATE Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai. Visitors can experience more than 100 fun-packed indoor and outdoor rides across the 4 parks. MOTIONGATE Dubai, the largest Holly-wood-inspired theme park in the region, allows visitors to explore the best from legendary film studios such as; Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, and Lionsgate.
If you want to escape the desert heat then IMG World’s of Adventure is the theme park for you. Made up of 5 zones: Marvel, The Lost Valley, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard and The Haunted Hotel, you can enjoy thrilling rides and attractions, with some great shopping and dining experiences. The temperature controlled indoor theme park is home to a number of world-firsts and also includes a 12-screen state-of-the-art cinema.
4 - Kite Beach
Kite Beach is known as one of Dubai’s most favourite beach spots for families, friends and fitness fanatics. This stunning stretch of beach is located in Jumeirah boasting incredible views of the iconic 7 star hotel; the Burj Al Arab. The ultimate beach destination is home to a number of shops, restaurants and food trucks, offering multiple cuisines, making it the perfect place for a sunset dinner on the beach. If someone in the family is looking for something more adrenaline-packed, Kite Beach offers a wide selection of sports activities such as: kitesurfing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding.
Can you really say you’ve been to Dubai if you haven’t been to the desert? An absolute must on the top of your list when coming to Dubai, should be a trip to the desert, where you can experience authentic Emirati culture. In true Dubai style, embark on a thrilling dune-bashing adventure in a 4×4, ride a camel, and sit down on a carpet in the golden sand while you enjoy an array of Arabian cuisine and dining entertainment.
Situated in the iconic Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure is the World’s largest waterpark, home to over 105 record-breaking slides, attractions, and marine and watersports experiences. Aquaventure has something for everyone; private beaches and lazy rivers for those that want to relax, and thrilling rides, zip lining, and opportunities to swim with sharks for the adrenaline junkies.
7 - Dolphin Bay
Get nose to nose with friendly Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Bay, Atlas Village. Situated in the grounds of Aquaventure Waterpark, visitors can experience a variety of programmes that provide an up-close look at these magnificent marine mammals. All programmes are coordinated by highly skilled trainers, to ensure everyone gets the most out of this once in a lifetime experience. If you thought a day at Dolphin Bay couldn’t get any better, all experiences include free same-day access to the Aquaventure Waterpark!
8 - Wild Wadi Waterpark
Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Wild Wadi Waterpark is an aquatic Arabian experience. The family fun attraction is themed around the tale of the famous folklore character, Juha, and offers a variety of thrilling rides, slides and activities for all ages. Surrounded by stunning views, with the famous Burj Al Arab as it’s next door neighbour, you can kick back and relax in the lazy river, while taking in the serene Dubai scenery. Dxberience tip: Visitors get free entry to Wild Wadi when staying in one of the Jumeirah hotels.
Dubai Dolphinarium is one of Dubai’s most loved tourist attractions, and is home to the UAE’s most unique indoor family entertainment experience. Enjoy an entertaining Dolphin & Seal show extravaganza as these incredible creatures dance, sing, juggle and jump through hoops. Dubai Dolphinarium also hosts the only exotic bird show in the region, the Creek Park Bird Show, where visitors can engage with a variety of intelligent birds.
Splash, slip and slide into an exciting day out at AquaFun, the largest inflatable water park in Dubai. Located on the beautiful beach of JBR, the obstacle course boasts views of Al Ain, Bluewaters Island, and the JBR and Marina Skyline. Complete over 110 different games and obstacles in the middle of the Arabian Sea.