With mind-blowing theme parks, world-class shopping, exquisite dining and exciting entertainment, and mysterious deserts, Dubai is an ideal vacation destination for families. Brimming with an ever-growing repertoire of activities to suit every taste and budget, families looking forward to a memorable trip can expect to get what they have come for. Experience a wonderful family vacation that’s like no other!
According to hotel booking site Agoda.com’s ‘Family Travel Trends 2018’ research, spending quality time with the family is the biggest driver for Asians, including Singaporeans and Malaysians. The research also found that both Singaporean and Malaysian families, on average, went on three to four trips each year. With the winter holidays fast approaching, what better way to create fun and memorable holiday moments than to visit Dubai.
Enjoy an encounter with wildlife in Dubai
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or intrepid explorer, Dubai has plenty in store for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Home to the city’s most exotic wildlife, Dubai Safari Park is the best place to be to revel in an astounding number of wildlife. The park is divided into three sections, Asian Village, African Village and Open Safari Village, and recreates the different habitats suitable for its varied and unique wildlife, including 2,500 animals from over 250 different species from around the world. See the oryx, gazelle and Gordon’s wildcat up close – you won’t find these animals anywhere else except in Arabia!
Transport yourself into the enchanting rainforest when you set foot in The Green Planet. Filled with flora, fauna, animals and reptiles, this bio-dome takes visitors through four storeys of immersive discovery, starting with the flooded forest tunnel. At the Canopy or Tree House level, revel in the rainforest’s resplendent beauty. Interesting wildlife species like the sugar glider, sloth, toucan and the rainbow boa are waiting for you to meet and greet them.
Bask in the glorious rays of the sun at Dubai’s beaches
Visit Dubai’s beaches for a perfect family beach day. Promising visitors’ laidback beachside charm, La Mer is the city’s latest beachfront district and a must-see. Replete with views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf, the district is a great place to enjoy pure relaxation. For a picture-perfect shot of the iconic Burj Al Arab, head to Sunset Beach, where the view of the world’s most luxurious hotel is a favourite for photos and wefies.
Other beautiful beaches that’re great for families include: The Beach at JBR, a chill place to rent sunbeds, daybeds or cabanas and enjoy a camel ride; Black Palace Beach, nicknamed as this because it’s located next to several of Royal palaces; Al Mamzar Beach Park, an oasis of fun with landscaped playgrounds and lush barbeque areas; and Kite Beach, named after the many kite surfers that have made this stretch of sand their own.
Book Flights and Accommodations with the Visit Dubai app!
It’s no secret that the earlier you plan your trip, the more affordable your holiday tends to be. Of course, the best time to book your winter trip is now. With the Visit Dubai mobile phone app, travellers can search, compare and book affordable airfares and accommodations from the city’s airlines, travel agents and hotels. Available on both Apple and Android, make the most of your Dubai trip with this app.
Also available for download is Dubai Calendar app, a free resource that lets residents and visitors dive straight into the heart of the city and discover upcoming events and offerings! With an average of 150 events listed at any one time, and 35 new events added each week, Dubai Calendar is an all access pass to events in the city. Tickets can be bought quickly and securely through the app’s purchasing platform.