Three glorious days to explore Dubai’s unparalleled attractions for a perfect mid-year holiday with family!
Is it time for a time out with your family? Plan your perfect mid-year getaway in Dubai. From family-friendly attractions, thrilling theme and waterparks to iconic modern buildings, your mid-year break begins here.
Make the most of each day of your holiday by following the suggested itinerary for Indonesian to experience the best part of the city.
DAY #1: Live The Dubai Dream
Begin you first day in Dubai by visiting the most trending shopping destination and discover the golden desert of Dubai!
10.00 AM - Shop at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
Along this buzzing boulevard, there's plenty of opportunity to satisfy your retail cravings with an array of fashion, home and handicraft shops and boutiques. Boutique 1 is a multi-brand designer paradise that boasts both international and homegrown talent. A highlight is the small outdoor Covent Garden Market, where you can check out stalls offering jewellery, food treats and homewares, as well as take in performances by street entertainers. After an afternoon of shopping, you can grab an iced latte at a café, such as Paul, or sit down for a fine meal at one of Dubai's best restaurants. Or just watch the world go by—Thursday and Friday nights are popular for strolling couples and families.
02.00 PM - Lunch Break at Beachcombers
When it comes to settings, it's hard to beat Beachcombers – a restaurant right on the beach with perfect views of the Burj Al Arab. Beachcombers is popular throughout the week, serving up a series of theme nights and a vast Pan-Asian buffet on weekend brunches. Kids are treated to their own mini buffet and dedicated ice-cream machine, plus a play area and TV room. They can also play play on the beach while the adults are entertained by a live band.
04.00 PM - Discover Serene Desert Landscape
There may be no better way to discover Dubai than with a Desert Safari experience. The tour company does all the work while you sit back and enjoy the view. The tours encompass everything from the sands to the skyline. The Desert Safari experience takes you on a wild ride through the dunes with an authentic Arabic dinner to indulge in afterwards. With their Dubai City Tour, you can travel through time as you explore the Gold and Spice Souk and Dubai Creek. They can arrange for you to tour the Jumeirah Mosque and soak in the views from the top of Burj Khalifa. And you can even sail along the coast with their Dhow Cruise excursion.
DAY #2: Explore the Real Dubai
Live like a local and learn the traditional side of Dubai by visiting the old city and experience traditional market for an unforgettable experience.
09.00 AM - Tour at The Jumeirah Mosque
Take a visit to the stunning Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non-Muslim guests six days a week. One of the most beautiful landmarks in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. Make the most of your visit by joining a tour hosted by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and learn about the Emirati culture and religion in a relaxed, casual and open atmosphere.
02.00 PM - Experience Souk Madinat Jumeirah
For a modern take on a traditional souk, this popular Arabic market is sure to deliver. Part of the breathtaking Madinat Jumeirah resort, the souk offers endless alleys to stroll through. Take in the perfumed scents, the glowing lanterns, the fragrant spices and the artisanal souvenirs - you're sure to find the perfect items to take home with you! To visit the Souk, there is even a waterway that will transport you by abra to any one of the neighbouring hotels. It's all about the sights, sounds, and scents.
07.00 PM - Comfort Food at Bu Qtair
While Dubai has (more than) its fair share of high-end restaurants, those wanting to spend less are also spoilt for choice. Bu Qtair is a fish restaurant just metres from the sea – always a good sign – and while it has moved from its previous spot on the sand to a ‘proper’ restaurant, it’s still pretty basic; have faith though, as they serve up fresh seafood, paratha bread, rice and curry sauce, and it’s delicious. Even better, you can feed a family of four for less than IDR 300,000.
DAY #3: Unleash the Child in You. Play!
End your stay with having as many fun as possible. Dubai’s indoor playground promises fun for all ages!
10.00 AM - Work as A Team At Challenge Chambers
Located at Sunset Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road, Challenge Chambers is an innovative Real Life Escape Game, where players are locked in a small room under mysterious circumstances. The objective is to solve the mystery by finding hidden objects, answering riddles and solving puzzles by connecting the missing links. Players will have to use their intellect, intuition and their sixth sense to make a successful escape all with the clock ticking against you.
02.00 PM - Visit Dubai Indoor Rainforest
Situated in Dubai’s amazing new shopping district, City Walk, The Green Planet simulates a tropical rainforest in the heart of Dubai. This live museum features 3,000 species of exotic plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic animals in a 45-metre cubic bio- dome. The structure has been designed around the world's tallest man-made and self- sustainable tree, which umbrellas the live ecosystem.
08.30 PM - Combine Sights and Tradition
The Ramee Dhow Cruise is an invitation to drift along Dubai's famous Creek in a traditional wooden boat. While onboard, take in the contrasting sights of modernity against the city's simpler, historic waterways as the boat passes both the souks and the Heritage & Diving Village in Al Shindagha. You will also be treated to an Arabian buffet and refreshing beverages thanks to the warm hospitality of Ramee's on-deck crew.
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With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment).