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Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Dubai



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A jewel in the Oman Sea, Dubai is a wealthy and exotic location that is perfect for a family holiday in the sun. Explore this land of intrigue and mystery in the cooler winter months for plenty of fun in the sun.

One of the seven emirate states of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a stunning example of modern architecture blended with traditional culture, and with fantastic weather and a desirable beachside location to enjoy this is a truly fabulous destination for any family holiday. Many of the hotel resorts offer kids clubs and crèches, and some go even further by providing swimming lessons for young children which is a great way to keep them entertained and safe at the same time.

Dubai is a wealthy country and the hotels are equally as luxurious. There are plenty of activities to enjoy from dune buggy safaris to camel treks. The fabulous Gulf of Oman is the perfect place to explore the underwater mysteries of the ocean, and luxury boats are waiting to take you and your family on a surface tour of the surrounding area.

The landscape in Dubai is as you’d expect – sandy – and bears a strong resemblance to popular tourist destinations like Egypt. Despite the sands, there are some wonderful nature reserves, such as the 600 acre Mushrif National Park which lies just outside Dubai City.


When to visit Dubai with kids.

The climate in Dubai is usually warm, and the hottest months are through the summer when temperatures can become unbearable. The winter months of November to April are milder, but still have an average temperature of around 20 degrees. This is one of the better times to take a holiday to this part of the world, particularly if you’re travelling with children.


Things to do in Dubai with kids

Kids will love the chance to enjoy a desert safari, and heading off on a jeep into the outlying dunes is a great adventure. You can enjoy a few hours of exhilarating adventure, followed by a trip on the back of a camel and a BBQ at a traditional Bedouin campsite. Most of these tours include pick up from the local hotels and in air conditioned vehicles. Children are welcome from the age of three years.

Head into Dubai for a shopping tour extravaganza in some of the country’s most fabulous shops. The whole family will be delighted at a guided trip into the local markets and souks, and the chance to try their haggling skills. There are plenty of local gifts to delight tourists, but the main shopping areas are also home to some well known brand stores.

Hop aboard a traditional ship and sail off into the sunset for an evening Dhow dinner cruise with the whole family. These traditional boats offer a great way to see the bright lights of Dubai at night while enjoying a peaceful cruise down some of its main waterways. A fabulous feast is also on offer. Children below two years old must be seated on their parents lap, but are still very welcome. More details...

Dolphin Bay offers guests and visitors the chance to spend a day with these fantastic creatures in one of two adventures. Swim with your new friends or pet them in the water. These friendly animals are a delight for all children and adults. The age limit is dependent upon which adventure you choose but most children are catered for. More details...


Recommended family friendly hotels in Dubai

The Jumeirah Beach is a large 5-star luxury hotel with its own private beach and features 20 dining options, 5 pools and a climbing wall. It may be more expensive than some, but what an experience! This hotel has thought about everything for the little ones, not just the kids club, but free food for under 4s, and kiddies toiletries and dressing gown in the bedroom. The Wadi Water Park located next door, is also free to guests. Two children under 11 years stay free of charge when sharing with adults. More details...

The newly opened Atlantis Dubai, situated on Dubai’s famous Palm Jumeirah Island offers beautiful views over the Persian Gulf, an underwater aquarium containing over 65,000 fish and marine life, and an extensive water park full of fantastic thrill rides, water cascades, slides and river-ride action. More details....

Occupying a prime location on Jumeirah Beach, the Westin Dubai features a spectacular resort pool, a 1200-metre private beach, luxurious rooms and 8 restaurants. Guests can relax at the Heavenly Spa whilst the children can enjoy the kids club. More details...

All these hotels can be booked with Virgin Holidays and Kuoni Holidays.

For a cheaper option, Oasis Beach apartments offer spacious accommodation where each apartment includes an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, luxury furnishing, and a fully equipped kitchen. This can also be booked with Virgin Holidays.

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel


Discover the wonders of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass by on the way to Abu Dhabi.

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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour


Experience the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel and the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about them from your local guide. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Al Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Cross the Dubai Creek by abra (water taxi) and visit the spice souk. You will also have free time to shop in the glistening gold souk!

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Day Tour to the East Coast - Orient Express


Your tour begins with a drive through the lush oasis of Al Dhaid, renowned for its fruit and vegetable plantations. Then onto Masafi, and the picturesque Hajar mountains before reaching the village of Dibba, for a wander around the small port.

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Dubai Seaplane Flight


The best-selling Dubai seaplane flight! Take a 40-minute journey and enjoy a bird's eye view of Dubai's iconic landmarks such as Burj Al Arab Hotel Jumeirah, Burj Dubai, Jebel Ali, historic Dubai Creek and fly over the largest man-made islands including The World and The Palm.

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Dubai 4x4 Sandboarding Safari


Travel across the desert by 4WD to go sandboarding on Dubai's sand dunes. No trip to Dubai is complete without at least one exciting slide down a sand dune!

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Private 4x4 Safari: Taste of the Arabian Desert Day Trip from Dubai


Take this private 4x4 safari for a taste of the Arabian desert adventure! Let your own private guide show you a lush oasis filled with vegetable and fruit farms, hidden in the mountains in the heart of the red and dusty desert. Tuck into a delicious picnic as you enjoy the contrasting scenery, and see the bizarre rock formation, known as Camel Rock.

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4x4 Dubai Desert Safari


Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating excursion! Get an adrenaline rush sandboarding on the Dubai desert, enjoy a camel ride and get a henna tattoo! Complete your experience with a delicious barbecue dinner under the Arabian stars and live folk and belly dance performances. It's a must-do experience when you're visiting Dubai!

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4x4 Hatta Day Trip to Heritage Village and Desert Rocks


Travel from Dubai in the 4x4 vehicle and journey through a variety of terrain on your way to Hatta. View spectacular scenery across undulating desert and rocky mountain passes.

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Sharjah Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


There is no better way to see Sharjah than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Sharjah attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Al Qasba, Etisalat Eye of the Emirates Ferris Wheel, the Blue Souq and much more. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 18 stops around the UAE’s third largest city for a full 24 hours of sightseeing.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
Rooms from: 2816 AED

One&Only The Palm

  
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Palm Jumeirah 
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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

  
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Al Sufouh, Jumeirah 
Distance: 1.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Chalet Wildrösli enjoys a central location in Kandersteg, just 350 metres from the Oeschibahn Cable Car, and offers you apartments with fully equipped kitchen, a mountain-view terrace or balcony and satellite TV. The apartments are non-smoking. Laundry facilities and a separate storage room for ski equipment is available on site. A supermarket can be found 150 metres from the Wildrösli apartments and the nearest restaurant is 200 metres away. One private parking space per apartment is available More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Occupying a prime location on Jumeirah Beach, the Westin Dubai features a spectacular resort pool, a 1200-metre private beach, luxurious rooms and 8 restaurants. Guests can relax at the Heavenly Spa whilst the children can enjoy the kids club.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

  
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Palm Jumeirah 
Distance: 1.8 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Located in the heart of Wangaratta, featuring views over Merriwa Park, this hotel offers spacious modern rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a restaurant and seasonal swimming pool. Guests have direct access to Merriwa Park's walking tracks, picnic areas and a children’s playground. Wangaratta Park View Motor Inn is a 5-minute drive from Wangaratta Railway Station. All rooms are non-smoking and include air conditioning, heating, DVD player and free in-house More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis Dubai, situated on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah Island offers beautiful views over the Persian Gulf, an underwater aquarium containing over 65,000 fish and marine life, and an extensive water park full of fantastic thrill rides, water cascades, slides and river-ride action.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
Rooms from: 1358 AED

Oasis Beach Tower Apartments

  
Al Sufouh Road 
Distance: 2.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Oasis Beach Tower Apartments

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
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Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah

  
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Jumeirah Beach Road, Madinat Jumeirah Resort 
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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Dubai
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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

  
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Jumeirah Beach Road 
Distance: 3.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The University of Arizona is 1 mile from this bed and breakfast. A hot breakfast is offered daily and guests can enjoy afternoon biscuits. Uniquely furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen cable TV and DVD player is available in each room at the Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast. Bathrobes are also provided. Some rooms boast mountain views or access to the garden. A pantry, featuring wine glasses, wine openers, ice, a refrigerator, microwave and coffee-making facilities, is available More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The Jumeirah Beach is a large 5-star luxury hotel with its own private beach and features 20 dining options, 5 pools and a climbing wall. It may be more expensive than some, but what an experience! This hotel has thought about everything for the little ones, not just the kids club, but free food for under 4s, and kiddies toiletries and dressing gown in the bedroom. The Wadi Water Park located next door, is also free to guests. Two children under 11 years stay free of charge when sharing with adults.



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Tiara Residence

  
Palm Jumeirah 
Distance: 0.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)

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Oceana, The Palm Jumeirah

  
The Palm Jumerah 
Distance: 0.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Oceana, The Palm Jumeirah

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The Residences, Palm Jumeirah

  
Palm Jumeirah (The Trunk), Dubai, UAE 
Distance: 0.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 1250 AED

Oceana Residence, Palm Jumeirah

  
The Trunk, Palm Jumeirah 
Distance: 0.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Atlantis The Palm in Dubai
A fantasy holiday at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai

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Useful telephone number in Dubai

Emergency numbers
Police - 999
Fire Department - 997
Ambulance - 999
Electricity - 991
Water - 991

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