Best Places to visit in Dubai for perfect family vacation

A holidaymaker’s destination, there is a common misconception that Dubai favours only the rich and the famous. Dubai offers a rich mix of traditions, cultures, and modernisation that makes it a great hit among the tourists that visit Dubai with their families. Dubai gets millions of visitors every year, and this is one of the reasons why the government has curbed the crime rate and made Dubai one of the safest places in the world. Dubai has come a long way from being the richest oil reserve in the world to being one of the best-developed cities in the world. Dubai earns only 10% of its income from oil today; whilst tourism has become a major source of revenue. Enjoy the best of Dubai in true style. You will truly cherish every moment of your family vacation as there is so much to explore.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas

Burj Khalifa

One of the iconic buildings in Dubai standing tall at 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. The 144th-floor observation desk gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire city and the amazing skyline of Dubai. This is an attraction you should never miss if you are in Dubai with your family. Let your family see the world in a completely different angle and experience the wonderful view of the city from the top.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Miracle Garden

45 million types of decorated flowers of varying sizes and shapes are brought into one location — the Miracle Garden. There cannot be a better place to visit in Dubai. Your family will love and enjoy the scene as the flowers beautifully decorate the place. The garden covers an area of 72000 square meters and gives you a peek into the world’s largest flower garden.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Underwater Zoo and Aquarium

There is no greater place in the world which excites children more. You will find it hard to pacify your kids as they will be so excited to see the marine creatures live through the aquarium tunnel. With more than 10 million rare species on display, your family is going to love this experience. You can count on it to be one of the best places to visit in Dubai with your family.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: You can even swim in the Dubai Underwater Aquarium
You can even swim in the Dubai Underwater Aquarium: Photo on Flickr by Jason Mrachina / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Dubai Mall

If you are a shopping addict, then you cannot go beyond the Dubai Mall. Your family will love the activities and brands on display. So whether you are looking for shopping, fun activities for your kids, or a prayer room, the Dubai Mall has it all to meet all your family requirements. So whether your family has young kids, senior citizens, or adults, the Dubai mall has several activities to indulge in for your entire family.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall

Wild Wadi Waterpark

If you have water babies in your family, then this is one of the picture perfect places to visit in Dubai with your family. You will love the water-splashing wave pools and rides. This is an experience which cannot be described in words.

Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai
Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai: Photo on Flickr by Sarah Ackerman / CC BY 2.0

Dubai Desert Safari

Your family is going to love this adventurous journey. This 4×4 terrain vehicle will give you memories to cherish lifelong. This trip is not recommended for pregnant women or senior citizens, but if you have young ones in your family, then this is one of the best tours to take.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: Desert Safari in Dubai
Desert Safari in Dubai

Ibn Battuta Mall

When you visit the largest themed mall in the world, you would be surprised at the offerings. With more than 270 shops and over 50 restaurants available, you will definitely be spoilt with choices. There are 6 sections in this mall, with each mall representing a country (Egypt, China, Andalusia, India, Persia, and Tunisia). Definitely one of the best shopping malls in Dubai.

Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai
Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai: Photo on Flickr by Andrey Papko / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Ski Dubai

Dubai is probably the only place in the world where you will find water, desert and ice altogether. It is home to the world’s largest indoor ice world. Ski Dubai has real penguins, rides, slides, tubes and the world’s first indoor black diamond run. Hit the slopes and teach your family how to ski in Dubai!

Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai: Photo on Flickr by Muness Castle / CC BY-SA 2.0

A limousine ride

There is no shortage of luxury in the life of the people of Dubai, where you can see the police driving a Mercedes, Lamborghini or a Bentley. Why should you deny your family a royalty ride in a limousine? You don’t need to own it, just take a ride on one of these luxurious vehicles and your family is surely going to love this experience.

Lamborghini Police Car in Dubai
Lamborghini Police Car in Dubai: Photo in Flickr by Mubarak Fahad / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Global Village

Visit the Global Village and travel around the world in one place. The entire village includes a journey through pavilions representing 70 countries, which depicts the best of souvenirs, cuisines, and entertainment for your family. A perfect place to spend the day out.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: The Global Village
The Global Village

Evening in Safa Park

Experience the lush green environment and fresh air of Safa Park. You can even go boating or experience the chirping of over 200 species of birds in the park. One of the famous picnic spots in Dubai, the Safa Park is the perfect place to spend an evening relaxing with your family.

Couple in Safa Park, Dubai
Couple in Safa Park, Dubai: Photo on Flickr by Stephan Geyer / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Dubai Museum

If you thought Dubai was a land of oil reserves, then you are right. Give your family a detailed insight into the transformation of Dubai from an oil reserve to a truly world-class infrastructural city. View the best artefacts on the history and development of Dubai.

Dubai Family Vacation Ideas: Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum

Dhow Cruise

If your family is tired after shopping and enjoying the busy life in malls, give your family the perfect ending to the day with a Dhow cruise. Enjoy the dazzling lights and colours of Dubai traveling among the waves under the beautiful moonlit stars. A relaxing journey, which your family is truly going to love.

Dubai Dhow Evening Cruise
Dubai Dhow Evening Cruise: Photo on Flickr by Masrur Ashraf / CC BY-ND 2.0

One of the few places in the world, which is truly cosmopolitan not just by words, and has avoided any communal violence in spite of its diverse population. The environment and the culture are perfect for a family vacation. Come and experience Dubai in true style.

About Chetan Jadhav

I am a very easy going person and love to interact with people and enjoy each moments as this is the last. I work as a freelancer writer. I contemplate myself as an innovative and original person. I love to reading books, travel, cooking and inspire people to find their career goals and to live life to the fullest.

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