Happy New Year! As we get settled into 2023, many of us are setting new resolutions and goals for the year ahead. For our family, one of our resolutions is to travel more and make new memories with our boys. And what better way to kick off the year than by sharing our recent family vacation to Dubai, a city that offers endless opportunities for fun and adventure for kids and adults of all ages. So pack your bags and get ready for an exciting journey as we take you through the best things to do in Dubai with kids.
Dubai is an incredible destination for families, and we recently had the opportunity to reunite with our friends and family to celebrate New Year’s and my oldest son, Gozie’s, seventh birthday. Our vacation was jam-packed with fun and exciting activities that are perfect for the entire family. Here’s a recap of seven of our favorite family activities in Dubai:
One of our most memorable experiences was visiting the Global Village, a cultural theme park that showcases pavilions from different countries. The boys loved learning about different cultures and trying out traditional foods from around the world. We also enjoyed the live performances and the colorful and festive atmosphere of the park.
Evening Desert Safari
Another highlight of our trip was going on a desert safari. We watched a beautiful sunset, and enjoyed a traditional Arabic dinner under the stars. The boys and their little cousins loved the adventure and it was a great opportunity for them to experience the culture and history of the region.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Now there was no way we were going to come to Dubai without visiting IMG Worlds of Adventures. Not only is it the largest indoor theme park in the world, it’s also home to the Marvel Adventures Theme Park.
It’s no secret that I am a hugeee Marvel fan, so naturally this attraction took top priority on our itinerary. Unsurprisingly, the boys had a blast experiencing all the seven themed zones, including Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard, and the Lost Valley.
Each zone feels like its own theme park with unique rides and immersive experiences, which makes it a great place to consider if you’re looking for a family friendly attraction that has something for everyone, regardless of age.
Of course, we had the best time celebrating Gozie’s seventh birthday at LEGOLand. We decided to make his day extra special by inviting all of his cousins and their families to join us for food, fun and the most adorable LEGO themed birthday cake.
LEGOLand Dubai offers a wide variety of rides and attractions, including a LEGO-themed water park and a Miniland area where famous landmarks from around the world are recreated with Lego bricks.
Another must-see attraction is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. We took the elevator to the 124th floor observation deck and we were all awestruck by the incredible views of the city. Gozie and Kezie also loved the interactive exhibits that taught them about the construction and engineering of the building.
We also visited the Miracle Garden, which is the world’s largest flower garden with over 45 million flowers. The fact that they’re able to maintain a massively colorful and enchanting garden in the middle of the desert is truly a miracle. The captivating displays were endless, and it was a great opportunity for our family to appreciate nature and the art of gardening in Dubai’s typical grand style.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Finally, we spent a day at Wild Wadi Waterpark, which is one of the best waterparks in the world! Not only did we catch some rays and waves on their numerous thrilling rides and attractions, we had an incredible view of the Burj Al Arab. The boys loved the water slides and the lazy river, and we all had a blast splashing around and cooling off from the heat.
Overall, Dubai is a remarkable destination for families with kids, and we can’t wait to go back and experience even more of what this amazing city has to offer. With the numerous theme parks, indoor and outdoor activities, and loads of fun activities, there’s truly something for everyone! We highly recommend a trip to Dubai for any family looking for an exciting vacation that’s sure to be unforgettable. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Dubai today, and discover all the incredible things this vibrant city has to offer for families with kids!