Three glorious days to explore Dubai’s unparalleled attractions for a perfect mid-year holiday with family.
Is it time for a time out with your family? Plan your perfect mid-year getaway in Dubai. From family-friendly attractions, thrilling theme and waterparks to iconic modern buildings, your mid-year break begins here.
Day #1: Live The Dubai Dream
Begin you first day in Dubai by visiting the most trending shopping destination and discover the golden desert of Dubai!
Shop at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
Along this buzzing boulevard, there’s plenty of opportunity to satisfy your retail cravings with an array of fashion, home and handicraft shops and boutiques. A highlight is the small outdoor Covent Garden Market, where you can check out stalls offering jewellery, food treats and homewares, as well as take in performances by street entertainers. Thursday and Friday nights are popular for strolling couples and families.
Lunch Break at Beachcombers
When it comes to settings, it’s hard to beat Beachcombers – a restaurant right on the beach with perfect views of the Burj Al Arab. Beachcombers is popular throughout the week, serving up a series of theme nights and a vast Pan-Asian buffet on weekend brunches. Kids are treated to their own mini buffet and dedicated ice-cream machine, plus a play area and TV room.
Discover Serene Desert Landscape
There may be no better way to discover Dubai than with a Desert Safari experience. The Desert Safari experience takes you on a wild ride through the dunes with an authentic Arabic dinner to indulge in afterwards.
Day #2: Explore the Real Dubai
Live like a local and learn the traditional side of Dubai by visiting the old city and experience traditional market for an unforgettable experience.
Tour at The Jumeirah Mosque
Take a visit to the stunning Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non-Muslim guests six days a week. One of the most beautiful landmarks in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome.
Experience Souk Madinat Jumeirah
For a modern take on a traditional souk, this popular Arabic market is sure to deliver. Part of the breathtaking Madinat Jumeirah resort, the souk offers endless alleys to stroll through. Take in the perfumed scents, the glowing lanterns, the fragrant spices and the artisanal souvenirs – you’re sure to find the perfect items to take home with you!
Comfort Food at Bu Qtair
While Dubai has (more than) its fair share of high-end restaurants, those wanting to spend less are also spoilt for choice. Bu Qtair is a fish restaurant just metres from the sea – always a good sign – it serves up fresh seafood, paratha bread, rice and curry sauce, and it’s delicious.
Day #3: Unleash the Child in You. Play!
End your stay with having as many fun as possible. Dubai’s indoor playground promises fun for all ages!
Visit Dubai Indoor Rainforest
The Green Planet simulates a tropical rainforest in the heart of Dubai. This live museum features 3,000 species of exotic plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic animals in a 45-metre cubic bio- dome. The structure has been designed around the world’s tallest man-made and self- sustainable tree, which umbrellas the live ecosystem.
Work as A Team At Challenge Chambers
Challenge Chambers is an innovative Real Life Escape Game, where players are locked in a small room under mysterious circumstances. The objective is to solve the mystery by finding hidden objects, answering riddles and solving puzzles by connecting the missing links. Players will have to use their intellect, intuition and their sixth sense to make a successful escape all with the clock ticking against you.
Combine Sights and Tradition
The Ramee Dhow Cruise is an invitation to drift along Dubai’s famous Creek in a traditional wooden boat. While onboard, take in the contrasting sights of modernity against the city’s simpler, historic waterways as the boat passes both the souks and the Heritage & Diving Village in Al Shindagha. You will also be treated to an Arabian buffet and refreshing beverages thanks to the warm hospitality of Ramee’s on-deck crew.