6 Reasons to Travel to Dubai for a Family Holiday
Dubai is unique for its spectacular and extravagant holiday experiences. Once you explore the top attractions including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina and more, the city has a rather wacky side which is a must visit when on vacation with your family.
1. Tour the world at the Global Village
Global Village started in the form of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. It then later shifted to the Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for 5 years. Today, Global Village has 6 million visitors at its current location in Dubai Land.
Claimed as the largest tourism, leisure and entertainment project, Global Village is a huge theme-park like market in Dubai that features 160 kiosks from 65 countries. Spread over an area of 17,200,000 sq. Ft., the park also hosts seasonal and cultural events throughout the year making sure you don’t run out of ideas to keep everyone in the family entertained.
2. Play polo on a camel
Horse lovers always have admired Polo now there is yet another hero of Polo the Camel. Dubai has re-invented the Polo game with Camels instead of horses, only the fabulous Dubai where this is possible.
Try Camel Polo in Dubai which Played with rules similar like standard polo but there are a few surprises this. This new polo is easily available to all skill levels. We will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Dubai polo club where you will receive polo mallet swing technique training.
This is a great introduction to interaction with the camels – as well as being amazing fun. After this you will be equipped with all of the skills necessary to battle it out on the hump in the final chukka! You will need to play with groups of eight to sixty, Camel Polo is ideal for a corporate team building activity or a day out with family and friends.
3. Take a shark safari
You don’t need to be a scuba diver to experience this Marine Animal Adventure. Put on one of our special helmets and safely explore the Shark Lagoon in Aquaventure Waterpark. Just put on a special helmet and embark on an exhilarating shark safari. Admission to Aquaventure Waterpark is required to participate in this programmer at the Atlantis, the Palm, and Dubai.
- Shark Safari experience at the Aquaventure Waterpark at Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm
- Learn about the marine animals and get instructions from a highly trained aquarist
- Walk inside the underwater world of the Shark Lagoon, surrounded by incredible marine life
- Watch as reef sharks, rays and other exotic aquatic creatures swirl around you
- Enjoy breathing freely underwater with the special helmet Ideal for families, with no swimming or scuba diving experience needed
- Aquaventure Waterpark admission ticket (at additional cost for Atlantis non-residents) required to take part
4. Learn surfing at the surf house
The spots are getting a bit more crowded because there’s less choice. There used to be waves along the whole coast of Dubai and you could pretty much surf anywhere and you’d have different breaks. But because they built the World Islands and the Palm islands, they’ve pretty much blocked all the surf. Now there are four beaches where you can surf and they’re slowly being taken away as the years go on. For example, there used to be a really nice break near the Hilton hotel on JBR, but recently they’ve built that Dubai Eye so that’s stopping all the waves again.
5. Quad biking in the Desert
Experience the thrill of riding a quad bike on the undulating sand dunes of Dubai. Packages for the family range from a 2 hour bike ride to an overnight stay including a glimpse into Middle Eastern culture. Quad biking is certainly one of the best things to do in Dubai, for the entire family.
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6. Dinosaur-themed 6D cinema at the Oasis Center
A Tyrannosaurus Rex leans its scaly head out of the screen. I feel a chilly gust of air brush against my cheeks as the dinosaur gnarls its teeth hungrily. The beast opens its jaw and leans in for the kill – it’s a close cut, close enough that I feel a splash of dino saliva on my face – but then suddenly my chair jerks abruptly to the right and I’m off, juddering through the prehistoric jungle in a 4×4, leaping over ravines and dashing between brontosaurus legs. This, I’m told, is the future of cinema.
Arriving at what’s been billed as Dubai’s first ‘6D cinema’ is quite underwhelming at first. Rather than a sprawling multiplex, it’s a tiny room attached to a shopping centre coffee shop. Peeking inside, there’s a row of just four seats and they’re bright pink.