It’s that time of year again, the sun is out, the kids are gearing up for holidays – and spring break ideas make excellent watercooler conversations. With exciting theme parks, kid-friendly activities and a plethora of shopping and dining options, Dubai is the ultimate destination for a quick getaway with the family before summer rolls in.
Here are some of the top things to do in the city this spring
1. Shop till you drop at The Dubai Mall
Located right next to the world’s tallest building, The Dubai Mall is a shopper’s paradise! With more than 1,200 retail outlets across 1.1 million square metres, you can find brands from Armani to Zara all under one roof. Take the family to the massive Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, or let the kids loose at Sega Republic and Kidzania while you fulfil every shopping desire – whether it is clothes, books, electronics or candy!
For more information, visit thedubaimall.com
2. Learn the ropes at Aventura Parks
The latest addition to Dubai’s entertainment landscape, Aventura is a one-of-a-kind adventure zone that is fun for the entire family. Whether it’s ziplining, horizontal and vertical climbing walls, having a go at the ‘Tarzan swing’, or trying to get through a rope course challenge, Aventura has all the ingredients of a fun outdoor adventure.
Tickets are priced at AED 150 for adults and AED 125 for children under 1.4 metres. For more information, visit aventuraparks.com
3. Live an Atlantean adventure at Atlantis, The Palm
Dive into a world of excitement at Atlantis, the majestic five-star hotel situated on The Palm. Water babies can swim with dolphins, try out the rides at Aquaventure – one of the best waterparks in the Middle East – or embark on a Shark Safari. You can also discover incredible marine life at the Lost Chambers Aquarium, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the resort’s 23 casual and fine dining restaurants, or relax at ShuiQi Spa.
For more information, visit atlantisthepalm.com