(Last Updated On: November 28, 2019)

People can often overlook luxury destinations like Dubai when thinking about a family holiday but in reality, Dubai is packed full of great things for the whole family to enjoy!

Here’s ten reasons why you should consider this destination next time you decide to book a holiday and with a luxury destination, you wouldn’t be blamed if you choose to get there in style too! 

1) Everything is Massive

Burj Khalifa

When you holiday in Dubai you expect the huge skyscrapers but what you may not be prepared for is that everything is huge! Everywhere you look you will find something bigger or taller than before and visiting the top of Burj Khalifa will remind you of how small we mere mortals really are. It’s an amazing sight to behold and your kids are sure to love it.

2) Waterparks are Compulsory

Water Park

It’s not a shock that water is a huge feature in such a hot country and when you have kids, they will happily spend hours swimming and splashing the day away. Dubai is renowned for its huge waterparks and there are many slides and tubes that you can whizz down and splash zones for water fights. The kids will be in their element!

3) Shopping is Fun

Dubai’s shopping malls are not only grand affairs but they offer respite from the hot sun and are geared up for families to spend lots of time and money in them. You can browse through all the latest designer gear and there is often a children’s zone for playing so that the little ones needn’t follow you around when you want to try lots of outfits on.

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4) No Lager Louts

Even though alcohol is permitted in hotel bars, you will be amazed at the range of alternative drinks that you and the kids can enjoy together in the evening. You won’t have to worry about your kids seeing drunken tourists staggering around the streets and you will be safe to stroll along and enjoy some window shopping together as everyone remains sober.

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5) Language is Not a Barrier

Don’t panic about your kids not learning the lingo! English is spoken all over and the people of Dubai will always go out of their way to make sure that your children are heard. If you want to practice some Arabic then there are people that would love to help you but be aware that you are going to a place where many different languages are spoken and so this is a great way of teaching your kids about different cultures.

6) You Can Be a Picky Eater

If your children are fussy when it comes to food you will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as Dubai caters for every palate. From the big chains like McDonalds and Pizza Hut to more sophisticated dining options, you can have it all.  The people are so friendly in Dubai and so if your little one only likes one type of food then ask for it as the restaurants will do it if they can, it’s such a great place!

7) Spend a Night on Desert Safari

Dubai Night Safari

If you are an adventurous family then you can even opt to spend a night sleeping out in the desert! Whilst you will be expected to sleep in sleeping bags, this is no backpack adventure and all the luxuries you’d want will be on hand.

The great thing about this trip is that you get to see the sunrise and the sunset, which will leave the kids and you in awe of the natural beauty the country has to offer.

8) Beautifully Clean Beaches

Beaches in Dubai

Whilst the beaches are manmade don’t let this stop you from spending time on them! Imagine the perfect coastline covered in golden sand and you aren’t even close to what you can expect from a beach in Dubai.

The water is clear and safe, with places for you to sit together as a family and beach clubs if you want them. The number of lifeguards was great so that you can be sure that both you and the children will be safe, no matter the time you decide to visit.

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9) Theme Parks and Adventures Everywhere

Because Dubai is a luxury destination there are many adventurous activities on offer that will help to keep your children busy. Choose Legoland as a starting point and then try the F1 track next or go and see the supercars and then nip to the Sega Republic Theme Park. If you think you will fit in everything that Dubai has to offer then you are mistaken as there is something for everyone at every turn you take!

10) Children Are Kings

Saving the best reason until last, in Dubai, you kids will be treated like kings and they will love every second of it! They will be treated with respect and courtesy everywhere they go and the entire place is geared up to ensure they have the best holiday of their life. You will never feel as welcome and accepted with your tribe anywhere else in the world!

There it is, in a nutshell, the ten reasons you should choose to go to Dubai with your children the next time you get a chance to. It will be a holiday they will remember forever and you will come back relaxed with loads of happy family memories to treasure.