Family Vacation In Dubai For A Different Experience For The Kids

Anne Sewell

Had enough of Disney? Anyone looking for an alternative family vacation experience can't go wrong in fascinating Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

While Dubai is well known for its luxury hotels, the UAE city also caters to family-oriented experiences. According to a report in Breaking Travel News, the city is transforming from a luxury, and mainly business-orientated city, to a more mature vacation destination, attracting a wide range of tourists.

With the introduction of the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 and several world-class theme parks, Dubai had to scale its accommodation offerings to suit, leading to a range of mid-class and far more affordable hotels.

Speaking theme parks, the city certainly has some great options for kids of all ages, especially when it comes to water parks, indoor theme parks, aquariums, and ice rinks making it a great spot for a family vacation.

The following are some examples of what is on offer for the whole family.

Located in the Dubai Mall, SEGA Republic offers everything from adrenaline rushing roller coasters and sonic free falls to video game arcades with shooting games and all the fun of the fair. In total there are more than 170 amusement options across the theme park, able to keep the most lively kid happy for hours.

Reportedly, the acrylic view screen in the image below is holding back some 10 million liters of water and is occupied by an amazing 33,000 living marine creatures.

[Photo via Flickr by Olga Pepe, cropped and resized/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]