About ten years ago I went on holiday to Dubai and I fell in love… in love with the heat, the culture, the beautiful sandy beaches and the amazing things it had to offer. We went on that holiday as a young couple about to start their life together and it was a dream holiday. Now ten years on I am dreaming about Dubai all over again; this time I am dreaming of a holiday of a lifetime for a family of four.
Dubai is the perfect destination for a young family; Its guaranteed sunshine, beautiful beaches, clean, safe, exciting and only a six hour flight away from the UK! There are many adventures a family can have on a holiday in Dubai; from relaxing beaches to bustling markets, breath taking buildings to incredible food; theme parks, water parks, ice skating, skiing, shopping… if you can name it you can probably do it!!
All those years ago I brought a very special souvenir back with me; a little camel who has kept the memories of that holiday alive and who has sparked lots of conversations with two little ones about the adventures you can have in Dubai. If we ever lucky enough to go back to Dubai we would take that little camel with us and these are the adventures we would have.
Ski Dubai– Top of our Adventurers list. The largest snow park in the world with real life penguins! Yes please sign us up now! We would love to don our snowsuits and slide down a white chilly bobsleigh run, to head to the carven for interactive fun and to ride the chair lift for a full view of the stunning snow park. Oh and just top that off with the March of the Penguins- a free show for all Ski Dubai visitors which happens daily.
A boat trip to see the Dubai Fountains is next on our list. Set on the 24-acre Burj Lake, The Dubai Fountain features water that jets as high as 450 ft (140 metres), which is equivalent to a 45-storey building. There is a variety of songs that the fountains perform too and I am sure that every show must be incredible. It would be difficult to know whether to see this during the day or in the evening. Maybe both!!
The Dubai Fountain Lake Rides
Set sail on the ultimate ride and enjoy front row seats to the world’s largest performing fountain. With the iconic Burj Khalifa as your backdrop, hop aboard a traditional Abra and enjoy the breathtaking sights and sounds.
Burj Khalifa Observation Deck– To climb (in a lift!) 555 metres into the air and to stand on the highest outside observation deck in the world would be an incredible adventure. H is always building towers and making plans for amazing Lego buildings. Here he can view some of the most spectacular buildings in the world from the best seats in the house!
Life’s a Beach!- I remember when we were in Dubai spending a lot of time relaxing on a luxury sun lounger and paddling in the warm clear ocean. This time I am dreaming of building impressive sandcastles mirroring the epic architecture around us, chasing giggling children into that crystal clear ocean and seeing if we can spot any fish. Relaxing with an ice cold drink under a parasol playing a family game of Uno. Yes Dubai’s gorgeous beaches are very high on our family adventure list!
Aquaventure– is one of Dubai’s most thrilling waterparks. The fact that it is part of Atlantis on The Palm is even more exciting. R and H love swimming and they love water slides so Aquaventure is the perfect day for them. There are so many different things to do there from firm favourites like the Leap of Faith, a 27.5-metre plunge that carries you through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays to the Splashers’ Children’s Play Area — a maze of kid-friendly tunnels, tubes, slides and climbing frames. I think we could easily spend the whole day exploring this watery paradise.
So these are our dreams about Dubai and we are really wishing that our dreams will come true and we will get to take two little adventurers and the camel to one of the most amazing places in the world. There are just so many adventures out there for a family to discover in Dubai. Go and have a look at the Visit Dubai Visit Dubai website and start your own Dubai Dreams today.
This post is our entry to the Tots100/Dubai Dreams blogger challenge. I would love to know what adventures your family are dreaming about- Is it a snowy one? Are you looking for something adrenaline packed? Or are you foodies looking to experience something delicious and new? Let me know in your comments below. – if this post is chosen as the winning entry, the BEST COMMENT on this post will WIN a family break in Dubai! So get commenting and share your Dubai dreams.