When you are in Dubai, you will never cease to be amazed. The innovative architecture, lavish lifestyle, and many family-friendly attractions make Dubai the ideal place to enjoy a vacation with your family this year. Dubai offers you many opportunities if you are seeking to have adventurous, cultural or a simple relaxing vacation. Let us learn about 25 places to explore in Dubai you require to explore with your family this year.

Before we dive to learn about the places to visit in Dubai, it is better to know that you need to be with Sea Life Watersports if you wish to visit the best destinations, at an affordable price and enjoy personal service.

Burj Khalifa

Explore in Dubai Burj Khalifa

 

If you wish to be at the tallest building in the world, visit Burj Khalifa in Dubai. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck called “At The Top”. It would be wise to book the ticket early to make certain about your place and have a magnificent view of the city. The ticket cost is Dh 125 during non-prime hours and Dh 200 during the prime hours for adults.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

 

When in Dubai Mall, which is just next to Burj Khalifa your entire family will have a pleasant time. You can enjoy an excellent shopping experience while your kids can enjoy the ice rink or visit the Dubai Aquarium, KidZania, Underwater Zoo and the interactive edutainment centre for kids.

Desert Safari

Explore in Dubai with Desert Safari

 

When you book your place in a Desert Safari, it will be possible to enjoy the excitement of dune dashing and witness the mesmerizing sunset seating at a Bedouin camp.

The time of the safari is from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you wish to have an overnight experience, the timing is from 4:00 PM to 9:00 AM the next day. You can select various packages according to your budget.

Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Fountain Show

 

If you want to enjoy a visual and musical delight, visit the Dubai Fountain Show at the base of Burj Khalifa. This is the tallest fountain show in the world and is a delight to witness the mesmerizing sight. It is about 900 feet in length. The Arabian and contemporary music that plays with the dancing fountain makes it further enjoyable for your senses. If you desire to elevate your experience, you can book your Dubai Fountain Lake Ride when the fountain is operational.

The timing is from 7.00 PM to 11.000 PM and entry is free for all. 

Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera

 

At the Dubai Opera, you can enjoy a performance with your entire family or tour the architectural masterpiece. It is in the downtown area of Dubai and is the ideal place if you desire to spend a night engrossed in cultural activity. You can enjoy opera shows, ballet, comedy nights, concerts and even classical instrumental shows at this opera.

The opera stays open from 10 AM to 9 PM and the ticket cost is 75 AED for adults and 40 AED for children.

Global Village

Explore in Dubai with Global Village

 

When in the Global Village, roam around pavilions from all over the world, enjoy international cuisines, and watch live entertainment. This village is an ideal retreat for children. There are some 40 pavilions set during October to April and people from about 75 countries highlight their local products there. You along with your kid can enjoy rides, musical concerts, magic and comedy shows.

The village stays open from 4 PM to 12 AM on Sunday to Wednesday. On Thursday to Saturday, the village is open from 4 PM to 1 AM. It stays open from October to April each year.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

 

If you have three hours to spare then it would be wise to visit Dubai Miracle Garden. It is a world-famous botanical garden located at the heart of Dubai city. The imaginative design of many blooming flowers in the desert will enchant you when in the Dubai Miracle Garden. The garden spans over an area of 72,000 square meters and it is possible to view over 45 million blooming flowers.

The opening time is from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM on weekdays and on Sundays, it stays open up to 11.00 PM. The entry fee is 40 AED. The garden stays open from October to April. It stays closed from May to September due to high temperatures.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

 

If you want to escape from the heat, it is ideal to be at Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates and enjoy participating in skiing, snowboarding, and meeting penguins. It will amaze you to have the experience of a Ski resort in a desert.

The opening time is from 9.00 AM to 12.00 AM. The entry fee varies from 160 AED to 510 AED depending on the number of adults and kids and on the rides you desire to enjoy.

Aquaventure Waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai Butterfly Garden, Dubai Frame, and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo are a few of the other places you need to be with your family this year to enjoy a vacation in Dubai.

Let us have a look at some of these places in detail.

Aquaventure Waterpark

Explore in Dubai with Aquaventure Waterpark

 

You will require 2 to 3 hours to enjoy this water park in Dubai. If you wish to have a day out full of fun and adventure you need to be at this waterpark. It is the largest waterpark in the world due to its varied attractions, unique location, and stunning marine life experience. The location of the waterpark is at the base of the luxurious Atlantis. It spans over an area of 17 hectares and is a suitable destination for all members of your family.

Your family can enjoy the playground area, the water fortress, and Splashers Island. At Splashers Island, your kids can enjoy the various water activities. The Tower of Poseidon, one of the major attractions at the park has various water slides. The Aquaconda, the world’s largest waterslide is also in this park.

The park remains open from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM. The ticket price varies from 100 AED to 310 AED depending on the age of the members and the ride you desire to enjoy. Keep a day during your vacation to enjoy this park. 

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark

 

When you visit Burj Al Arab, you can easily visit this waterpark. It is located just in front of Burj Al Arab. There are 30 rides for your family to enjoy. The theme of the park is the tale of Juha, a popular Arabian folklore.

The park remains open from 10 AM to 7 PM from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursdays, it stays open from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Fridays; the opening time is 10 AM to 10 PM. 

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

 

This museum is another place that you should not miss to visit with your family this year. The oldest structure and a must-go destination in Dubai is Al Fahidi Fort. You need to visit this fort when in Dubai. Moreover, if you are a history buff, you need to be at the Dubai Museum located inside the fort. You can understand the evolution of Dubai from a small fishing village to a posh city. You can also view Bedouin artifacts and the importance of the sea before the discovery of oil. It is the best place for an educational tour with your kids.

The opening hour of the museum is from 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM.

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

 

If you desire to be at the oldest and finest place in Dubai taking you back in time, you cannot avoid being in Dubai Creek. It is possible to enjoy various water sports in Dubai Creek when you are with a reputable and licensed water sports rental organization like Sea Life Watersports. You can also have a ferry ride or water taxi to explore various places of tourist interest in Dubai. Dhow Cruise is a not to miss experience and your family will love such an experience. You can enjoy a sumptuous meal and have a boat ride at the same time when there.

Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood

Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood

 

You can be at art galleries and museums and view traditional architecture when here. It is a preserved heritage district of Dubai. It was formerly known as the Bastakia Quarter. You can walk on the narrow lanes and pass by the sand-coloured houses providing a natural air-conditioning effect. There are 50 such houses, housing museums, shops, cultural exhibits, cafes, art galleries and bouquet hotels. All members of your family will have something to enjoy when you are in this historic district.

You do not have to pay any fees to enter. You can visit round the clock contingent upon the opening time of the museums.

Dubai Aquarium Tunnel

Dubai Aquarium Tunnel

 

Dubai Aquarium Tunnel is a place you need to visit with your family. It is a 48-meter-long tunnel located in Dubai Mall and will allow you to view a wide range of marine life. It is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world and you need to visit it to feel the splendor. The 10 million tank houses many aquatic animals of 140 species. You can view the largest collection of Sand Tiger Shark here.

To make the experience more adventurous you can opt to have a glass bottom ride, have fine cage snorkeling, undertake a shark dive or just walk along the 48-meter-long tunnel.

The aquarium stays open from 10.00 AM to 12.00 AM. The entry fee is 100 to 300 AED.

Dubai Parks Beaches

Dubai Parks Beaches

 

You can be at JBR and Kite Beaches and enjoy water sports organized by Sea Life Watersports. You and your family will love adventurous and exciting activities. When you are on these beaches, you can enjoy various adventurous and exciting water sports. If you are with Sea Life Watersports they can arrange for such sports at an affordable price. They are a reputable and licensed water sports rental organization that makes it possible to hire the best quality equipment paying an affordable charge. They also have trained and professional crews and captains to accompany you. They maintain all the safety norms making it possible to enjoy safe, adventurous and exciting water sports.

Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park

 

This safari park is a popular tourist attraction that you need to visit with your family. Over here, you can have close encounters with various species of animals, some of which are endangered. The park spans an area of 119 hectares and is divided mainly into four sections, namely African, Asian, Arabian, and Safari Village. In the African section, your kids can have a view of lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and hippos. The Asian section is where you can observe tigers, elephants, orangutans and gibbons. When in the Arabian section you can be with Arabian Oryx, gazelles, and falcons. You can also view a unique display of flora and fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. At the Safari Park, your kids can interact with pets like goats, rabbits, and sheep.

It is also possible to enjoy live shows on birds, amazing creatures, and birds of prey, feeding of giraffes, bird and goat feeding.

The park remains open from 9 AM to 5 PM. It is wise to book your ticket early as it gets filled quickly. 

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

 

Dubai Marina, a breathtaking man-made wonder nestled along the glittering shores of the Arabian Gulf, captivates travelers from around the world with its stunning skyline and an array of activities that define the epitome of luxury and leisure.

This vibrant urban oasis, encompassing a meticulously designed canal city, boasts an array of attractions that have propelled it to global fame. Travelers flock to Dubai Marina for its iconic architectural marvels, including the towering Cayan Tower and the twisting elegance of the Infinity Tower.

Beyond its architectural splendors, this waterfront district is renowned for its world-class dining experiences, with a myriad of restaurants and cafes offering cuisines from every corner of the globe. Adventurous souls can partake in exhilarating water sports, from jet skiing to parasailing, all against the backdrop of the stunning Dubai skyline.

For those seeking a taste of tranquility, the Marina’s pristine beaches provide a perfect respite, while the bustling Marina Walk is the ideal place for leisurely strolls and shopping.

As the sun sets, Dubai Marina truly comes alive with its vibrant nightlife, including chic bars and clubs that cater to all tastes. In short, Dubai Marina is a haven for those seeking the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and sophistication, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in the heart of the United Arab Emirates.

Kidzania Dubai

Kidzania Dubai

 

If you are in search of a place to start an adventurous expedition with your family then Kidzania in Dubai is the ideal place. There are various educative things to do here starting from learning about the Kinder chocolate factory to enjoying various flight simulators. It stays open from 9 AM to 11 PM so find a time to visit this place.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Dubai Dolphinarium

 

If you want to be at a place where it would be possible to have an entertaining and educational experience for all ages, then Dubai Dolphinarium is the one. The dolphin and other marine animal shows will make you and your kids feel amazed. It is located in Creek Park, one of the largest parks in Dubai. The highlight of Dubai Dolphinarium is the dolphins. You can watch these intelligent animals performing various stunts, acrobatics and other implausible feats. As the shows are interactive, your kids can have close encounters with the dolphins. You can also enjoy the bird shows where you can watch 20 different species of birds performing various feats.

The opening hours are from 10 AM to 7.30 PM. So, keep a day reserved for visiting the Dubai Dolphinarium.

Jumeirah Beach

Explore in Dubai with Jumeirah Beach

 

If you wish to spend your day on a white sandy beach, enjoy water sports in clear water and enjoy a stunning view of Burj Al Arab, you need to be at Jumeirah Beach. Sea Life Watersports has its presence at this beach and can arrange for a host of water sports for you to enjoy. You name water sports and they are there to arrange that for your family. When with them you have the option to enjoy safe, adventurous and exciting water sports.

This beach is not only about water sports, being there you can have a taste of the rich culture and history of Dubai. You can visit Jumeirah Mosque, a mosque where non-Muslims can also enter. The guided tour allows you to have a glimpse of Islamic culture and customs.

You can easily be at Dubai Marina located nearby and enjoy dining, shopping and having entertainment with your family.

The beach stays open from 7.30 AM to 10 PM. It stays closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Bastakiya

Explore in Dubai with Bastakiya

 

If you want to discover the other side of Dubai, you cannot miss to visit Bastakiya. It is also known as the Al Fahidi Historic District and is alongside Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Creek. You can take a heritage walk tour and understand the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. It was once a business hub and later became a residential place for the wealthy. The Dubai government from 1980 started to preserve the old buildings and other traditional architecture.

You can try tasting Arabian dishes and enjoy shopping. The opening hours are from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Deira Souk

Explore in Dubai with Deira Souk

 

There are many souks in Dubai but Deira souk is a bit different from the others. It is near Dubai Creek and still has a few old structures making all remember the olden days. The gold market here is one of the largest gold markets that you can visit. These gold shops make this market unique. However, it is not only gold that you can buy here. You can also buy spices, perfumes, textiles, carpets, customary Arabic clothing, and souvenirs.

The souk stays open from 9.30 AM to 9.30 PM on all days except Fridays. On Fridays, it stays open from 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM. However, the morning hour is the ideal time to visit.

Alserkal Art District

Explore in Dubai with Alserkal Art District

 

If you are an art lover or someone in your family loves to collect artifacts, you cannot miss visiting Alserkal Art District in Dubai. You can visit a few well-established galleries like the Ayyam Gallery, Green Art Gallery and The Third Line. You can also visit a few fashion bouquets and enjoy dinner at various restaurants offering a chance to taste Arabic cuisines. You can feel a lovely vibe, which is not possible to enjoy at other tourist places. January is the ideal time to visit if you desire to attend festivals in this art district.

You need to be there between 10 AM to 7 PM to enjoy as that is the opening hours.

Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

 

There are many pilgrim places that you can visit in Dubai. However, Grand Mosque is one of the prominent pilgrim places that you can visit. It is among the eight biggest mosques in the world due to its architectural marvel. It is also one of the photographic tourist spots that you can visit in Dubai. When you visit this mosque, keep in mind to wear fully covered dresses. It stays open from 9 AM to 10 PM. On Friday it is open from 4.30 PM to 10 PM.

Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

 

If your kids are getting bored, then it is the ideal time to visit Legoland. They will find their dream come true when they are there. Your kids can enjoy rides based on Lego themes, enjoy shows, have building experiences, eat at restaurants, and play games.

The entry fee is 295 AED. It stays open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days except Thursdays and Fridays. On Thursdays and Fridays, it remains open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

You now know about the 25 places that you need to visit with your family. However, when you desire to enjoy the best water sports in Dubai along with visiting these places, contact Sea Life Watersports at +971 50 433 2725. They are a reputable and licensed water sports rental organization and can arrange for various water sports. They make it possible to rent well-maintained equipment and enjoy water sports under the direction of trained and professional captains. They will arrange for the best water sports to make your day full of adventure and excitement.

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