Top 5 things to do in Dubai with children

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Dubai is a fascinating city with epic architecture where East meats West. There is an endless list of things to do with children and the Emirate will welcome your children with enthusiastic open arms. Dubai remains one of my favourite cities to travel to with my son. Here are five of my favourite things to do in Dubai as a family.

Top 5 things to do in Dubai

1. Go to the top of Burj Khalifa.

No visit to Dubai is complete without visiting the tallest building in the world! At The Top is located on the 124th and 125th floors. I would highly recommend the premium At The Top Sky on the 148th level which is a staggering 555m above ground where you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking panorama views of Dubai away from the crowds of the 124th and 125th floors.

2. Penguin experience at Ski Dubai.

Ski Dubai is based inside the infamous Mall of the Emirates. During the 40 minute penguin experience you will meet gentoo and king penguins up close. Your expert guide will teach you about the Penguin’s behaviours and you will have a chance to pet and hug the king penguin.

3. Soak up the sun!

A trip to Dubai is not complete without time at the beach building sandcastles and swimming in the crystal blue waters which are Dubai’s crowning glory. The Beach at JBR is a family-friendly area which is easily accessible from anywhere in Dubai. There’s plenty to do – from a wide selection of beachside dining, shopping and activities including a kid’s splash park. Alternatively try Kite Beach which has everything from kite surfing to paddle boarding. Most hotels also have fantastic beaches – I would highly recommend the hotel beaches on The Palm such as Fairmont the Palm or Sofitel The Palm Dubai.

4. Watch the Dubai Fountain Show.

Dubai stages a spectacular mesmerising sound-and-light show on the lake outside The Dubai Mall. Huge fountains are lit up and choreographed to stirring music every half-hour late into the evening. This my son’s favourite thing to do in Dubai!

5. Dubai Lost Chambers Aquarium is the largest Aquarium in the Middle-East.

Made up of chambers and lagoons themed around the legendary undersea city of Atlantis, the spectacular aquarium houses a world of tropical sea life. Explore at your own pace and see radiant reef fish, seahorses, rays, sharks and countless other creatures.