Family First, with Emirates

There’s a reason why so many of us lust after the escapism and beauty of a family holiday to the Indian Ocean. The cashmere-soft sandy beaches and warm azure waters which encircle tropical paradise, after tropical paradise, offer quite simply, the ultimate tonic for families of all shapes and sizes to rest and recharge. Although often written about hand in hand, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Mauritius offer unique holiday experiences, which is why our experts visit over 30 islands every year, to ensure we can always provide you and your loved ones with first-hand knowledge and expert advice. What’s more, fly with Emirates and begin your holiday the moment you check-in.

Five reasons to choose Emirates for your family holiday to the Indian Ocean

Emirates plane

1. Amazing Network

Whether you are looking to make the direct flight for a family holiday in Dubai, or continue further afield to the Indian Ocean, Asia, Australasia and beyond, the network of destinations which Emirates services from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow is vast.

2. Little Details

Although choosing a destination with a direct flight is always appealing with little ones in tow, Emirates have thought through the little details which makes transiting as stress-free as possible for families. Well timed flight connections limit running from gate to gate or lingering for hours on end, whilst complimentary push chairs await your arrival in Dubai, providing a stress-free journey from A to B.

3. On Board

With families front of mind, the on-board experience at Emirates caters for all ages. Snacks and kids meals are available to book in advance. For babies, Ella’s Kitchen baby meals, milk formula and baby bottles are available on board if needed.  You will find carefully curated video entertainment, with up to 6,500 channels available, including over 150 kids channels. Plus, children get their own set of funky headphones, especially designed to fit their heads comfortably. Toys and goody bags are available to keep kids busy on even the longest of international flights.

4. Family First

Priority boarding is a given these days but Emirates go the extra mile trying where possible, to prioritise families from check-in right through to getting off the plane at the other end. Solo parents travelling with children can feel confident that the crew are there to help as much as they can, lending a helping hand, or two, whenever you need.

5. Child Fares

Infants 0-1 years travelling on a parents lap or in a bassinet are hugely discounted from the adult fare. When children are travelling in a car seat, they will require their own seat but again, the seat is available for a discounted price. Up until the age of 11yrs, families will enjoy strong discounted fares on all routes.

Family holiday offers to the Indian Ocean, with Emirates

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Lux South Ari Atoll

7 nights, bed and breakfast, in a Beach Villa, from £8,790 per family, including international flights with Emirates and transfers.


Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

fly with Emirates to Gili Lankanfushi

7 nights, half board in a Crusoe Residential Island View, from £15,990 per family, including international flights with Emirates and transfers.


Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

7 nights, half board in a Lagoon Water Villa, from £12,590 per family, including international flights with Emirates and transfers.



Please Book An Appointment With Our Travel Specialists To Discuss Family Holidays in 2024. Call Us On 01494 678400 or fill in our Enquiry Form.


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