Dubai Family Holidays
For an exotic taste of Arabia, blue waters and endless beaches, the Middle Eastern countries of United Arab Emirates are becoming an increasingly popular choice for families looking for year round sunshine and luxury accommodation not too far from home. Perfect for those seeking winter sunshine, the best time to visit is between October and April when the region basks in pleasant warm weather, and the Arabian Gulf is blissfully calm and warm. Temperatures often rise above 40°C during the hot and hazy summer months of June, July and August which can be a little too hot to fully enjoy the multitude of activities available.
Perhaps the best known of the Emirates, Dubai remains a firm family favourite. This majestic city was once a quiet fishing community known for its alluring pearl industry, and is now considered as one of the most cosmopolitan Islamic hubs in the world. Perfect for families of all ages, the luxurious lifestyle, glorious sandy beaches, world’s largest shopping malls, championship golf courses and a grand selection of world-class hotels, offering fantastic family rates, make Dubai hard to resist! Kids love the fabulous waterparks, swimming with Dolphins and theme park attractions.
The waters, which surround the coastline of Dubai, are both calm and clear making it a perfect destination for water sports, fishing and sailing fanatics. Perfect for families there is something to occupy all ages; from championship golf courses, exciting water and theme parks, desert safari’s, camel racing and even sand skiing – no one in the family is at risk of being bored or without something to do!
For a more authentic experience of Dubai, plan a trip into the desert to learn about traditional Bedouin lifestyle, ride camels and surf the vast expanse of sand dunes by buggy or board. At night, when sitting around a bonfire under antique lanterns, a moment of One Thousand and One Nights can easily be relived.
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