Dubai is different from the rest of the world and we know why. It’s a young city, making it have so little of sites of importance through time. It does have its recent enormous attractions, parks, malls, and more entertainment sites. Interestingly, Dubai has its Prime Minister of Happiness. Yes, you guessed it right, for happiness! Her Highness Ohoud Al Roumi was elected last 2016, which is recent but Dubai seemed to have their Prime Minister of Happiness even before she was elected as the city offers more on these which makes it a family friendly trip!
Sites below are our recommendations for anyone who plans to visit Dubai for a family trip!
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Also known as Atlantis Aquaventure Park, this park is one of the most visited theme parks in Dubai. Located in the Atlantis the Palm, Crescent road, the park offers free entrance to the Atlantis Hotel occupants. Entrance fee is charged for the other visitors. It offers over 30 rides, sharks filled lagoons, splash area for children, and getting close with sea lions, sharks, dolphins, and sting rays.
Entrance Fee: AED 260~320
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The theme park offer water slides, roller coasters, live shows, building experiences and interactive models made from over millions of lego bricks for the family experience. It was open to the public last 2016 and it is the first Legoland in the Middle East, seventh in the world. The park was located in Parks and Resorts area, Sheikh Zayed Rd.
Entrance Fee: AED 220~235
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
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This aquarium and underwater zoo is in Dubai Mall. It is one of the largest aquariums of the world, filled with sharks, sting rays and a creeper zone for the snakes. Above the aquarium is the underwater zoo of penguins, sea horses, jellyfish, crabs, piranhas, and more. King Croc was also recently added.
Entrance Fee: AED 199
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Ski Dubai is at Emirates Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. The indoor ski resort maintains a temperature of -1 or -2 degrees Celsius throughout the year. It has a mountain motif and visitors can ski and snowboard.
Entrance Fee: AED 190~1390
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The beach is located in the Jumeirah District where its name comes from. Its background is packed with high rise buildings, including the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7 star hotel giving additional unique views for beach goers. It is free, has shower facilities BBQ areas and even playgrounds for children.
Entrance Fee: Free
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The Village is an integrated destination of unique cultures of over 90 countries which makes it an ideal family trip destination. It boasts numerous dining, shows, shopping, activities and other entertainment forms. The Village also gives the mini world tour vibe as it has imitations of famous landmarks from all over the world, which is ideal for pictures. It operates from November until April the next year and tickets are purchased for only AED 15 for its premium experiences.
Entrance Fee: AED 15
Desert Safari Dubai
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Desert Safari Dubai is an open safari for fun. The safari has offered trip options of morning, evening or night tour. It is required to take the ride to reach the Bedouin camp to which, on the way, dune bashing is executed. It is exciting and a little crazy but their drivers are professionals. When reaching the camp, camel rides, buffet dinner and barbecue, henna tattooing and night shows are also offered.
Entrance Fee: AED 50
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Wild Wadi Waterpark is a fun-themed waterpark of Arabian folklore, Juha and Sinbad. It is located in the Jumeirah District near Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Large pools, water slides, aquatic roller coasters, and surfing waves machine generators are in the park, making family fun guaranteed.
Entrance Fee: AED 209
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This white sand beach is popular for its kite surfing; hence it is named Kite Beach. It is also located in the Jumeirah area. Beach Goers can do beach tennis, kayaking, jet ski, parasailing, and also beach volleyball. Small food shops, cafes, toilet and shower facilities are available.
Entrance Fee: AED 100
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The Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air-conditioned indoor dolphin and seals attraction in the Middle East. Live performances, photo sessions and swimming with them is arranged for the family’s premium experience with the dolphins and seals. The dolphinarium is located near Dubai’s Children City in the creek side park of Burj Dubai.
Entrance Fee: AED 40~530
Photo by DPR 2016 from Wikimedia Commons
Motiongate Dubai is located in Dubai Parks area. It is a Hollywood-inspired theme park with various rides and attractions fit for the family. Dreamworks, Animation, Columbia Pictures, Smurfs and Lionsgate animation studios are showcased inside the park. As a precautionary note, it has an age restriction for children 4-14 years old and those with toddlers will be restricted to one side of the park.
Entrance Fee: AED 220~225
Dubai is full of family trip attractions; families might have a hard time choosing where to go but these are all worth it! Have you traveled with your family before in Dubai? How was your experience, share it with us in the comments!
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