Dubai has become one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the middle east due to the emergence of outstanding tourists’ attraction facilities it has built over the years till date. It boasts of luxury architecture sprawling the skylines from hotels to commercial buildings to the world’s tallest building-The Burj Khalifa. The city boasts of being the Centre of bespoke and luxury shopping experience to all types of luxury goods and a well-lit and lovely nightlife that makes you want to come for more.
Dubai has the highest population in the United Arab Emirates and stands as the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. History states that Dubai was found in 1833 and one fun fact about this sprawling emirate city is that as of 1968 there were only 13 cars registered in Dubai. How fast and dynamic Dubai has grown!
Dubai has a lot of fun places and spots to visit so numerous to mention, but we have gathered our list of best 10 family-oriented spots to visit and have fun.
Number 10: The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo gives you the thrill of experiencing the sub-aquatic life where you get the chance to see exotic and rare-breed aquatic creatures from sand tiger sharks to reef sharks and turtles. This is one of the most visited tourist attraction centers in Dubai by families as the kids get excited with the views of these creatures in the water.
Number 9: Visit the Desert Safari
Ever experienced riding on a camel? or even being driven on the sands in the desert? This is fun with the family. In the desert you are met with the beautiful view of rolling dunes. Some fun things to do include participating in the sports of adventure where you can have off-roading, sandboarding and dune bashing. A 4 by 4 ride through the sands can be exciting and thrilling as well as having a camel safari tour and getting the experiencing of what it is like firsthand riding on a camel.
Number 8: Visit Legoland Dubai
This a special experience for kids and adults who are Lego fans either as kids or even adults. The Legoland Dubai is the first of its kind Lego theme park in the middle east where kids and adults can enjoy various fun filled activities like riding the Dragon, the dragon’s apprentice etc. Ask to have a tour on the factory where you can learn how the process of LEGO bricks are designed and manufactured. Take a tour on the water park and indulge yourself on the various rides available like the wave riders, twist and spin and twin chasers. Finally take home some souvenirs by shopping at the Big Shop and King’s market for exclusive and special Lego merchandise.
No 7: Visit the Atlantis Palm Hotel
No 7 on our list is visiting the Atlantis Palm Hotel. The hotel is one of the most iconic man-made island complexes in Dubai. The hotel gives you the chance to enjoy amazing cuisines or even shop luxury goods located in the mall. The hotel has an underwater aquarium, waterpark and in addition about 23 restaurants’ it also has bars and lounges for your relaxation. If you decide to lodge at the hotel, it has about 1500 luxury rooms with an amazing view of the city skyline. The Atlantis palm hotel also has an underwater aquarium.
No 6: Experience the sights and sounds of the Burj-Khalifa
No 6 on our list is the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa is known to be the tallest building in the world where you can view one of the most amazing skylines views of Dubai. Tourists and visitors can take an elevator ride to the 124th and 125th floor to enjoy more views never seen before. The Burj Khalifa has also a special dining area on the 122nd floor where you can get magical sights of the Dubai fountain.
No 5: Visit the Dinosaur Park and the Motion themed park
The Dinosaur Park is a theme park where you can take photos with the family, enjoy fun rides and experience first-hand the dinosaur creatures at the park. The motion themed park provides you with different motion rides themed with colors of happiness
No 4: Go see and shop at the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in the world where you can buy different brands of luxury goods from louis Vuitton, Versace, Burberry and many more. It has state of the shopping complex and a leisure destination and zone for entertainment. The Dubai mall is a shopper’s paradise. It also houses an underwater aquarium where kids can play and have fun.
No 3: Visit the Waterparks
Dubai boasts of numerous water parks. The first one to watch out for is the Laguna waterpark-located in the heart of the city, this facility is filled with fun stuff to do with water entertainment. The park boasts a wide array of attractions including its Ultimate Surfing Machines and winding rides like Mad Racer and Mantra. Apart from this, you can also try other adrenaline adventures such as Aqua drop.
Next is the Wild Wadi waterpark- home to over 30 thrilling rides and slides and amongst the best places to visit in Dubai. Enjoy a ride in the Jumeriah Sceirah, the fastest and tallest free fall slide in the middle east.
The Yas – Island Water Park is another popular water park in Dubai where you can spend a fun-filled day, it is the first mega waterpark in all of UAE, ranking amongst the top places to visit in Dubai with family
Indulge in the ultimate water park adventure with more than 40 different slides and rides, in addition to 5 unique rides ranging across different thrill levels. Take turn sliding at Dawamma, the largest six-person water slide in the world.
No 2: Visit the IMG Worlds of Adventure
The IMG world of adventure is the largest indoor amusement park in Dubai. The park offers exciting zones like Lost valley, Marvel, Cartoon network and IMG boulevard. It is also known to be among the major tourist destinations to visit in Dubai.
No 1: Visit the Jumeirah Beach Park
The Jumeirah Beach Park is a relaxing home resort located on the banks of the Persian Gulf with lots of extensive white sand where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea, enjoy, and play fun beach sports like volleyball, water sports and beach soccer. The park is home to amazing resorts and hotels. Lodging at the hotel is an amazing experience you want to be a part of, with its exquisite and luxury amenities, enjoy your stay, take time out step out of your room and walk to the sandy beach to the warming sun.