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Luxury and Adventure in Dubai: A Year Round Haven

A Year Round Haven

Dubai, a city of unparalleled luxury and rich cultural heritage, is an ideal year-round destination for families seeking a perfect blend of excitement and luxury. This blog will take you through must-see landmarks, family-friendly attractions and practical tips such as the best time to visit to make the most of your Dubai experience.

Iconic Landmarks

Burj Khalifa: Sky-High Marvel

Take an elevator ride to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Standing tall at over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. TOP TIP – Book your ticket for an hour before sunset to experience the magic of Dubai’s famous skyline during the golden hour…it’s truly stunning and something you will never forget.

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Dubai Mall: Underwater Marvels

Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall is not just a shopping destination but a world of entertainment, it’s a paradise for shoppers and explorers alike. Seek the wonders of marine life at Dubai Mall Aquarium. From a walk through the tunnel surrounded by sharks to underwater zoo encounters, it’s an educational and mesmerising experience.

Palm Jumeirah: An Artificial Archipelago

Built from reclaimed land in a series of artificial archipelagos, Palm Jumeirah is shaped like a palm tree when viewed from above. The unique island is home to some of Dubai’s top luxury resorts including Atlantis, The Palm and Jumeirah Hotel. There are fantastic fine dining options, such as Nobu, and more than 80 restaurants, lounges and other attractions at The Pointe.

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Global Village: Cultural Extravaganza

Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of the world at Global Village, an annual event featuring pavilions, entertainment, and a vibrant market showcasing international cuisines and crafts. Taking pride of place at Global Village is the Carnaval – a thrilling experience with over 175 exhilarating rides, games and attractions.

Adventure

Aquaventure Waterpark: Atlantis Adventure

Dive into the aquatic wonders of Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. From serene lazy rivers to heart-pounding slides, there’s something for every family member. Experience the world’s tallest waterslide!

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Desert Safari: Adventures Beyond the City

Take a thrilling desert safari to experience the vastness of Dubai’s golden sands. Only a short 1-hour transfer away, you can experience dune bashing, camel rides, sandboarding and a flavoursome BBQ dinner under the stars.

Legoland Dubai: Building Memories

Let creativity soar at Legoland Dubai, where families can enjoy rides, and interactive attractions, and marvel at Lego-built wonders. Set your imagination racing with over 40 LEGO-themed rides, shows and building experiences to enjoy. With 15,000 LEGO models, made from 60 million LEGO bricks, six themed lands and a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions.

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Car Shows: Automotive Marvels

Catch a glimpse of the latest automotive innovations and luxury cars at Dubai’s prestigious car shows, a paradise for car enthusiasts. Shows to look for on your visit are the Dubai International Motor Show, typically held in November at the Dubai World Trade Centre and The Emirates Classic Car Festival in Downtown Dubai (Dates vary).

Top Tips

When To Visit

Dubai’s desert climate ensures a sure bet for sultry weather all year round. November to February is considered to be the best time to visit Dubai, as temperatures are pleasant

  • November – Average temperatures in November sit at around 25°C, with highs of 30°C
  • February – By February temperatures have cooled even further and are perfectly pleasant with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C

Dubai receives fewer tourists between June and August, due to the scorching temperatures that can reach up to 40°C. However, with top-of-the-range air conditioning in the hotels, malls and restaurants, there are still plenty of things to enjoy away from the sun

Dress Code

Dubai is a cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of diverse cultures and religious faiths and it’s respectful to dress modestly in public areas. Three things to remember on your trip to Dubai:

  • Swimwear is fine while at the beach and pool, but not appropriate in areas such as business districts and shopping malls.
  • It is advisable to dress conservatively when visiting historical areas and cultural sites.
  • Avoid wearing clothing with offensive slogans or images, or anything which could be insulting to any religion, faith or culture.

Transportation

Dubai has a great public transport system which you can access in almost any form with a NOL card. The NOL card is a rechargeable ticket which gives you cheaper fares and can also be used to pay for buses, trams and taxis in the city as well as using them to pay for RTA parking. You can buy a NOL card at any Dubai Metro station, along with most bus stations, and at supermarkets such as Carrefour, Spinneys and Waitrose.

Dubai’s commitment to providing diverse family experiences ensures that every member finds something to enjoy. Whether it’s the thrill of water parks, the enchantment of underwater worlds, the joy of building LEGO wonders, or the sophistication of Michelin-starred dining, Dubai is full of activities for families seeking year-round adventure.

Click HERE to discover more about this mesmerising destination in our Dubai travel guide. And allow us to help plan your family holiday to this cosmopolitan city, where excitement knows no bounds.

Our friendly team of experts can’t wait to chat to you about your next trip, Get in touch with us today and let us inspire you.

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