10 Best Attractions in Dubai for Families

Dubai has an abundance of top attractions that the world has to offer. It is a city that has risen from being a small fishing village to the most luxurious city in the world. From glamorous shopping destinations to white beaches, lush-green parks, world’s top theme parks, water parks and much more, the list of attractions in Dubai for families is endless. We have summed-up the best 10 family-friendly attractions for you here.

The Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

Tag your family and let them experience the real meaning of ‘shopping’ at the largest shopping mall in the Emirate – the Dubai Mall. The mall has over 1200 retail shops ranging from electronics to clothing, household items, home decor and furnishing, and anything that you want to scale up your wardrobe or live up the latest fashion trend. Besides shopping, visitors can also take rejoice in other attractions located at other levels of the malls. When shopping and other activities make your family hungry, the Dubai Mall has several restaurants that offer the world’s cuisines.

Kite Beach

The Kite Beach is the most visited Attractions in Dubai for Families. The pristine beach is ever brimming with lots of activities. Located at the Manara Road junction, the Kite Beach is ideal and safe to enjoy hordes of water sports. It is even safe to swim in the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf at this beach. The beach also has a couple of attractions added recently such as an outdoor trampolines and a finely-paved Skate Park where adults can exhibit their skating skills.

Dubai’s Theme Park

This integrated theme park comprises three theme parks –  Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai. Your family can enjoy lots of fun and thrilling rides based on popular Hollywood movies theme, Bollywood movies, and attractions based on the world-famous LEGO toys. No doubt, this is one of the places to visit in UAE with family. With tiring numbers of exciting rides, interesting attractions, and engaging shows all at one place, it’s impossible that your family would not like the Dubai’s theme parks. The best part of this thoughtfully constructed theme park is that the attractions cater to all ages of children. Even travelling from your hotel to this park is a joyful moment since it is at a finest location of Dubai – opposite Palm Jebel Ali on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Wild Wadi Water Park

Located adjacent to wonderful Burj Al Arab, the Wild Wadi Water Park is a perfect family attraction in Dubai where you can enjoy the abundance of rides and attractions with your loved ones. Built on the theme of the tale of Juha, the Water Park is a true representative of the Arabian folklore. Its attraction includes surfing experience at the Wipeout and Riptide Flowrides, Tantrum Alley, and the thrill ride with Jumeirah Sceirah where you start standing up in a capsule and drop down at a 70 degree angle at 80 km/ph speed screaming all the way to the exist.

Global Village

Give your children a dose of world culture at the Global Village – one of the most popular family attractions in Dubai. It is open from October to April in which artists, performers, and sellers from 40 different countries participate. Each country display their art, crafts, food, culture, and performances at respective pavilions set for them. Your family will get to taste and purchase artefacts and food items of different countries such as Italy, Yemen, Oman, Egypt, Iran Vietnam and others. Give your family amazing experience with thrilling funfair rides and have them enjoy live music, magic, and comedy shows.

Desert Safari

The desert safari is the best attraction in Dubai for families. It offers an unforgettable experience of dune bashing in 4×4 SUV and let you enjoy a roller coaster ride on the sand. It is a challenging, yet fun-filled and thrilling activity.  Depending on the booking, you can also experience camel riding, sand boarding, quad biking, photo session with a falcon, and lunch or dinner in a bedouin-styled camp with amazing performances of bailey dance and tanoura dance.

Burj Khalifa

Who can commit a grave mistake of not visiting this world’s address when holidaying in Dubai? So it’s a sensible decision to take your family to the Burj Khalifa and let them see the landmark the world looks at it with awe. This tallest building on the earth shows there is nothing impossible for humans to achieve with the help of technology and tonnes of cash. Ride the world’s fastest elevator to get to the highest observation deck and enjoy breathtaking views of the futuristic and inspiring city along with clear Blue Ocean and shining desert.

Ski Dubai

If the heat is stopping you from visiting Dubai, then we must let you know that you can experience winter and cold in this desert city at Ski Dubai. So the option to cool down, besides water parks, is plenty. Located in the Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road, this indoor winter wonderland has real snow that weight 6,000 tonnes. It offers five different slopes to choose as per your skill of skiing. There is also a penguin enclosure and a safe play area for little ones. Your family can engage in tobogganing, throwing snowballs, building snowmen, snow cavern and also take snowboarding lesson.  

The Dubai Fountain

Located right in front of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is a spectacle not to be missed. This dancing colourful water fountain shoots water up to 150 meters high equivalent to the height of a 60-storey building in the air while creating fabulous structures all the way to the top. This choreographed fountain system is the tallest performing fountain in the world that offers captivating sights of water, music, and lights.

iFly Dubai

If you cannot dare jumping off a plane from a high altitude, overcome this phobia at iFly situated in the Mall of Emirate with a simulated experience of skydiving. In fact, it is a must-try attraction in Dubai for families. The real-world professional will help you fly above the ground indoor in a wind tunnel and experience the power of gravity. Based on your interest and skills, you may also try some spins and flips in the air. This experience your family can have at this indoor skydiving centre will blow them away.

The list of attractions in Dubai of families can go long and long. The city is capable of satisfying all your fantasies you have for a family vacation. To plan your Dubai trip, get in contact with a local tour operator with good reputation and experience.