Dubai is one of the most sought-after city destinations among travelers from across the globe because it never stops to surprise visitors with its natural and man-made wonders. Indeed, there are plenty of things to see and do in this city, especially if you are traveling with your family. So if you’re still thinking about which place to visit this coming holiday, choose Dubai!
Read further to discover how to get the most out of your family trip, from the best time of year to visit to the best family resort hotels in Dubai to stay in, plus some must-try experiences.
When to Visit
The best time to go to Dubai for a family vacation is during the winter months, which is from November to March. During these months, the weather is not too hot for exploring the stunning beaches and other superb sights Dubai has to offer.
Where to Stay
Dubai is home to luxurious yet affordable hotels that are sure to make you feel at home. Here are two of the best hotels to consider:
1. JA Oasis Beach Tower
Located on The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences or JBR, this is a luxury beach hotel apartment that offers an unparalleled standard of living no matter how long you want to stay. With the room’s chic interiors and wide living spaces, this is definitely one of the best choices for families visiting Dubai. Also, it offers plenty of dining options to satisfy your family’s cravings.
Moreover, this beach hotel apartment offers leisure facilities and activities. These include:
● JA Fitness
This is a complimentary workout gym offering fitness enthusiasts great views of The Walk at JBR’s waterfront promenade and beach. Here, you’ll find cross trainers, spinner bikes, treadmills, stair climbers, and stationary bikes. If you want to focus on toning your muscles, they also have a separate weights room.
You can actually request for a certified personal trainer to help you out. Furthermore, this fitness facility has a sauna and steam room where you can relax and rejuvenate after a tiring workout routine.
● Kids’ Play Areas
While you are busy working out, you can let your kids (ages eight to 16) engage in exciting activities in the play areas located on the hotel’s second floor. The facilities offer craft making, painting, board games, a Wii, and a PlayStation. Don’t worry about your kids while they are in this indoor kids’ club because they will be supervised by childcare specialists.
2. JA Ocean View Hotel
Also located at the Walk at JBR, this five-star property offers plenty of accommodation, recreational, entertainment, and dining possibilities that are perfect for families. It has sea-facing rooms and suites that are fitted with a balcony. And with its beachfront location, expect to truly experience a high standard of gastronomical excellence when you dine in one of the hotel’s top restaurants.
Recreational facilities and activities your family can take advantage of when you stay in this luxurious hotel include:
● Calm Spa
This spa offers a haven of tranquillity for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat for rejuvenation and rebalancing purposes. Both ladies and gentlemen can receive bespoke therapeutic treatments here, which include hot stone, Swedish, aromatherapy, Thai, reflexology, and deep tissue massage techniques. In fact, you can also try their complimentary services, including access to their steam and sauna facilities, Jacuzzi, and relaxation room.
Speedflex is the latest revolutionary fitness program that originated from the UK. This circuit training session lasts for 45 minutes, with the aim to help you burn as many calories as possible in a short period of time. JA Ocean View Hotel is the only authorized health club that can offer this state-of-the-art technique for getting healthy and fit in Dubai.
What to Do
Dubai never runs out of exciting activities that every family member can engage in . Here are some of the must-try experiences you should sign up for on your trip to Dubai.
JA Bateaux Dubai dinner cruise
This is a memorable experience that combines entertainment, a gourmet dinner, personalized service, and sightseeing along the Dubai Creek in a sleek, glass-enclosed interior vessel. This Dubai Creek dinner cruise offers a wide range of promotions and special discounts, such as the Sundowners Sightseeing cruise and the Romantic Dinner cruise.
And if you choose to stay at any of the two above-mentioned family hotels, you can get a discount to this dinner cruise, along with free transportation to the boat.
Play on OliOli
Launched in 2017, OliOli is an interactive museum for children ages two to 11. Some of the activities your kids can engage in include creating 3D artwork models and launching rockets. If your child is a toddler, there is a gallery they can visit to stimulate their sense of wonder and curiosity.
Discover your inner star or dance to the tune of Bollywood music and films at the first Bollywood-themed amusement park in the world. This offers a day filled with performances, music, rides, and more. For more exciting and unforgettable moments, you can head down to the Motiongate and Legoland parks.
A family vacation in Dubai is definitely something you will cherish for the rest of your life. To get the most out of your family travel, make sure to visit when the temperature is not too hot, stay in one of the best family hotels, and engage in the unique family experiences Dubai has to offer.
AUTHOR BIO :- Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”