On the lookout for fun, family-friendly activities this season? You’re in luck. Dubai offers an extensive variety of both outdoor and indoor activities perfect for all ages. Whether it’s to get the adrenaline pumping or to recharge and unwind, we’ve got you covered.
Mountain & Desert Safari Tour
Experience an immersive ecotourism tour with the whole family this summer and explore the Dubai wilderness. Book the customisable mountain and desert safari tour by Platinum Heritage and embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the mountains and wadis. Take your tour to the next level by adding hiking, cycling, or even swimming to your itinerary. You never know, you might chance upon a wild Arabian oryx or majestic gazelles.
Mountain & Desert Safari Tour – Platinum Heritage, Office 1303, Control Tower, Motor City, 04 440 9827, platinum-heritage.com
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Make the most out of the summer season at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. This gem in the heart of Palm Jumeirah takes pride in being home to the only overwater villas in the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, this lush family-friendly resort offers three temperature-controlled swimming lagoons, various water activities for all ages, and wellness programmes perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, 04 567 8888, [email protected]
Take your summer getaway to the waters at Laguna Waterpark. There’s exciting attractions for everyone – surf, splash, and slide the whole day with the Dubai skyline as your backdrop. Pro tip: don’t miss out on the fun and iconic ‘Free Fall’. Enjoy the scenic views from the glass capsule sky box platform and let the floor drop under you for a straight plunge down the splashdown lane!
Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, 800 7699, [email protected]
Missing winter? Look no further than Ski Dubai. It’s a massive 22,500-square-metre resort situated inside Mall of the Emirates that offers skiing and snowboarding activities, an elaborate snow display, and best of all – penguins. Cool down with the family this summer and take your snow boots for a spin at this beloved Dubai destination.
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1, 600 599 905, skidxb.com
Meet some of the cutest, most intelligent aquatic and avian creatures at the Dubai Dolphinarium this summer. Settle in as bottlenose dolphins and fur seals execute breathtaking acrobatic feats at UAE’s only dolphin and seal show. Then, take your trip up a notch and be captivated by a wide variety of birds doing the coolest tricks sure to wow the whole family.
Dubai Dolphinarium, Creek Park Gate 1, Riyadh Street, 04 336 9773, [email protected]