Dubai is ripe with entertainment offerings for all family members, from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between. Discover Dubai on your next family getaway and develop memories to last a lifetime. With Arab culture having a tremendous focus on the family, it is easy to find fun, entertaining and even cultural activities to join.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Dubai’s rise as a family destination last fall. Citing Dubai’s ‘water parks and resort hotels’ as primary reasons for families flocking to this destination for vacation. While some may have thought the Great Repression ruined Dubai’s reputation as a ‘go-to’ spot for the rich and famous with rumors of luxury high performance cars left abandoned at the airport (The Daily Mail, 2012), Dubai, like many other areas, made a rebound.
You will arrive Dubai late afternoon, pass through customs and meet your driver to head to the beautiful Atlantis Resort on Palm Island. We recommend you take some time to become familiar with this enormous property, relieve yourself of any jet lag and prepare for your week of fun in the sun. Enjoy a nice dinner at the resort ($).
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day. Now that you’ve given your body plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, it’s time to head out for your private, half-day tour of Dubai (total time: 4.5 hours):
This comprehensive Dubai city tour showcases a collection of top Dubai attractions, from beautiful Jumeirah Mosque to famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. From a private vehicle, see picturesque Dubai neighborhoods, and then explore Dubai’s old quarter, Al Bastakiy, and Dubai Museum by foot. Cross Dubai Creek by ‘abra’ (water taxi) to Deira, visit the famous spice souk and enjoy free time to shop in Dubai Gold Souk. Plus, learn fascinating details about the city from a private guide! ~ARC Marketplace
Once you’ve completed your city tour, you will proceed to the Dubai Mall for a little shopping ($), lunch ($) and exploration as well as experience the Burj Khalifa ‘At the Top’ activity:
Take sightseeing to new heights with an entrance ticket to Burj Khalifa’s ‘At the Top,’ one of the world’s tallest observation decks, located on the skyscraper’s 124th floor. After entering through Dubai Mall, enjoy a multi-media presentation about Dubai’s history, and then zoom up to the observation deck by high-speed elevator to enjoy free time ogling the views. See Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab and more; it’s as if the the city was built to be seen from this vantage point! ~ ARC Marketplace
Eat dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the Atlantis on Palm Island. ($)
Want to see the full itinerary? Read more about the Atlantis – The Palm |Dubai Itinerary.
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