Family holidays can be an expensive affair and even trying at times, but it’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with each other and spend some valuable family-time.
A family holiday brings people closer together, you create moments and memories that will stay with you for ever, you learn more about each other and you can truly relax without having to accommodate strangers.
If you are looking for the perfect place to spend your next family vacation, consider Dubai – the city has glorious beaches, theme parks for children, numerous family-friendly attractions, accommodation options and restaurants that both you and your children will love:
Stay at: Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah
If you’re looking for an accommodation option that’s got it all, Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah has just that. A one-of-a-kind beachside resort, it is home to over 40 restaurants and bars, includes three outdoor pools, jogging trails, a traditional shopping centre, theatre and even a turtle sanctuary. The resort’s rooms are spacious – which is just what you need when you have to accommodate your whole family and all of their possessions in the same space for a couple of weeks. It has excellent amenities and stunning ocean views that can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee in hand each morning. What’s more, the resort has a number of on-site activities – a swimming academy, rock climbing, and a fitness centre to name some – that will keep both you and your kids busy each day.
Eat at: The Rainforest Café
The Rainforest Café is quite possibly one of the coolest restaurants you could take your family to, as it is part adventure and part restaurant. Re-creating a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, lush vegetation, and indigenous creatures, the sights and sounds that surround you will make you feel as if you’re in the thick of a real rainforest. With some help from special effects and lifelike animatronics, you and your family can enjoy delicious food while being surrounded by elephants, jaguars, crocodiles, gorillas, mechanical butterflies, and so much more. The Rainforest Café’s menu is as much fun as the venue, as each dish has their own rainforest names, for example: Lava Nachos, Rainforest Pita Quesadillas, Blue Mountain Chicken Sandwich, Paradise Pot Roast, and so much more!
Have fun at: LEGOLAND® DUBAI
This famous Dubai theme park is ideal for children aged between two and 12 – and big kids, too! LEGOLAND® DUBAI is home to over 40 LEGO® themed rides, shows, building experiences, and LEGOLAND™ attractions. Made up of six different lands – which include Factory, LEGO® City, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure, and Miniland – there is a mix of both indoor and outdoor attractions that can be visited all year round! LEGOLAND® DUBAI is the ideal place for kids to see how LEGO® bricks are made, build their own LEGO structures, enjoy a number of rides appropriate for their age groups, and view some of the Middle East’s iconic landmarks at Miniland.
Family fun never stops in Dubai, as the city caters for families with children of all ages, ensuring there is plenty to do and see, and lots of fun to be had!