The sheer size of Dubai will capture your family from the moment you arrive in the United Emirates. Dubai is a futuristic city that offers heaps for a comfortable holiday with children. There is so much to offer for families visiting, from some of the largest theme parks on the planet, the biggest shopping malls and who could not miss visiting the tallest building in the word, the Burj Khalifa.
Visiting Dubai for a family holiday with the kids is a must if passing through on your way to another destination. Getting around is easy as taxis and transport is cheap.
How long should you stay for in Dubai on a family holiday? We recommended a minimum of 2 nights stay to be able to take in what Dubai has to offer for a family vacation. Longer and you will be to explore further a field like the Grand Mosque down in Abu Dabi, the kids might enjoy a visit to Ferrari World.
When is the Best time to visit Dubai? October to April it's more pleasant. In January your children may need a sweater! Outside of these dates, it can be unbearably hot!
Dubai food has strong Lebanese influence, so if your children love wraps and pita bread, you are in the right place. Look for a local Shwarma or enjoy a mezze shared with the family. The city can be expensive but it doesn't need to be, you can quickly grab delicious local food which is cheap. The hotel restaurants can be expensive.
There are lots of things to do in Dubai with kids, here are five things to consider and note for your Dubai family holiday.
Here is our "six quick list" of the top places to stay in Dubai with the kids, we have sourced this list based on recommendations from other families and positive online reviews by other families.
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