Family-friendly Dubai: A great experience for families with kids

Traveling or Moving to Dubai with Children? Well, if so, then you should know Dubai is not only an appealing destination for a family-friendly vacation to explore a new culture, lifestyle and place, but it also offers amazing amusement parks, great beaches, waterparks, and plenty of sand to enjoy a multitude of activities. The Wonderland Amusement Park, for instance, as well as the Wild Wadi or Aquaventure Waterpark and exclusive desert safaris such as the Desert Safari Dubai are unique experiences found nowhere else than in this vibrant city where also the hotels are child friendly. With so many attractions, several families return and, some, decide to relocate here too. Dubai’s expat kids can experience the city’s culture mix and engage in play with friends from all over the world.

For many global traveler sites, the UAE is becoming a favorite tourist destination for family vacations. In particular, Dubai has much to offer for families; apart from the Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai Creekside Park Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Dubai Museum “Al Fahidi Fort,” to name a few hot spots, there are also the iconic landmarks to visit, which can be enjoyable for children as they are for parents.

Whether a family decides to start a new life in Dubai, for a bit of adventure, or engage in new experiences, one thing is for certain, kids and parents have plenty to stay occupied. The emirate is said to be a real heaven for children of all ages with a host of things to do in and around the city. Check out, for example, the Dubai family and children events calendar.

Soon will be the Arabian Bubble Celebration from 19-21 May, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Kids will enjoy the extreme bubble art in a captivating live show. Tickets can be purchased from 

In addition, be sure to visit the Time Out Kids website, which tells how to keep the kids entertained all year round. The city can offer your kids lots in the form of fun, education and entertainment. There is the premier recreation complex of the Al Nasr LeisureLand-Sports and Entertainment that has many play activities all under one roof that will suit most kids; smaller children may be better off enjoying themselves at an activity centre, like Kidville.


Things to do for kids:

Dubai Mall

 Kidzania (an interactive entertainment centre)

Wafi Mall

Kids Connection (a state of the art play centre)

Dubai Festival City Mall

Kids’ World

Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai (an indoor ski resort)

These are a few indoor destinations that offer kids a place to play or be entertained. No matter what the weather is like, going to the Mall is always a way to be physically active and have fun, especially when the parents want or need to go shopping and the kids would prefer to be elsewhere engaged in some activity that is offered there.

As for the outdoor activities, there are fun and games at Safa Park; and there are play houses at Mushrif Park, which is the biggest park in Dubai and a great place for family picnics.

At the end of the day, it will be impossible for youths to complain about being bored in Dubai.

Dubai is not only a dream place for child’s play, but can be ideal for them to learn. There are many International Schools for Expat Children in Dubai. Finding the right school is easy. Dubai has a goal of providing a quality education to give real possibilities to children for a bright future and to be successful, from the day they enter primary school, with access to mindfulness skills. Coming soon is the EYEDEX – Early Years Education Exhibition (13-14 May), which puts stress on the importance of a good nursery school. Venue: Conrad Dubai. Free Admission.

Family-friendly Dubai: A great experience for families with kids

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