A family staycation in Dubai is surely a novel concept, aimed for families to have a relaxing and yet memorable holiday. If hassle-free holidays, comfortable home stays and plenty of fun with your family is your preferred idea of a vacation, then you should be opting for a staycation in Dubai.
Dubai has earned a reputation for high-quality hospitality, delightful culinary spectrum, shopping extravaganza and plenty of interesting things to do in the city. Middle East’s most successful tourism destination has openly embraced the concept of staycation.
Here are the top things to do during a family staycation in Dubai.
Stay at one of the several top-class luxury resorts of Dubai
Dubai’s luxury hotel resorts are a must to visit!
Stay at Anantara or any other of The Palm hotels, the iconic landmarks of Dubai city and experience its world-class hospitality.
A stay at the chic Armani Hotel Dubai, part of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa for a stylish and luxurious stay is also highly recommended.
Go on a shopping spree
Time your Dubai staycation with the famous Dubai Shopping Festival and indulge in a shopping spree with your family!
For a more authentic and traditional shopping experience , visit the Gold Souk for the amazing variety of the precious metal, or Madinat Jumeirah and and take a stroll in its numerous winding alleys filled with spices, carpets, ornaments, handicrafts, etc.
Perfect the art of gastronomic dining
Dubai has become the melting pot of cuisines from all over the world. It has become the ultimate food destinations for Michelin star chefs and renowned dining establishments focused on delivering holistic dining experiences.
What better bonding activity you can plan for your family staycation in Dubai than to experience local Emirati cuisine at some of the top restaurants like Al Hadheerah, Al Muntaha, and Al Mahara.
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Savour an authentic Emirati desert experience
Dubai’s ochre colored desert offers plenty of adventures and cultural experiences.
Take a camel safari especially during the sunset or stay in a traditional Emirati desert camp and relish the delicious traditional Emirati delicacies!
Sail on the timeless Dubai Creek
The area has the imprints of Dubai’s past and has witnessed the transformation of the city.
Sail in a traditional Dhow boat during the sunset and experience the traditional and authentic Emirati culture.
Have fun with your kids!
Spend some quality time at Kids Play Parks like the KidZania, Legoland and SEGA Republic, or take them to the beach for a relaxed afternoon with the family.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are also other exciting place to spend some quality time with your family.
Enjoy the indoor snow world in Dubai
Ski Dubai is the world’s most exotic indoor ski resort and snow resort. It offers plenty of activities like indoor skiing, snowmobile ride, toboggan rises, chair lifts, snow caves and snow theme parks for little kids and toddlers, perfect for a family day out!
Don’t forget to try sipping hot chocolate in minus four degrees at the in-house alpine cafe and catch a daily march of the Snow Penguins.
Experience a hot-air balloon ride over Dubai
Take a hot air balloon ride over the vast desert of Dubai and admire the vast sea of sand from a vantage point. Explore the vast golden desert and variety of native animals like oryx, gazelle and camels.
Enjoy a helicopter ride of Dubai skyline
Dubai’s skyline is best admired with a fascinating 15-minute helicopter tour that takes you over the famed Dubai coastline.
The tour highlights the fascinating wonders of the city like the famous Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Union Square, The Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.