Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Crescent Road Palm Jumeirah Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission: 745 AED per person ($202), price includes same day access to Aquaventure Waterpark and private beach
Kiss, touch and dance with a playful dolphin during Atlantis, The Palm’s Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Bay. This unforgettable experience will bring you nose to bottlenose with these fascinating animals. The crystal clear, waist-high water is perfect for non-swimmers and children. Learn interesting facts about dolphins and other marine creatures. Be amazed by the dolphin’s impressive tricks and energetic behaviors. This program is available for children of all ages, however children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. Your ticket includes same day access to Aquaventure Waterpark and 25% off same day admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Address: 1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Downtown Dubai Dubai, UAE
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Getting There: Burj Khalifa Metro Station. The journey to At the Top begins in the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall, near the Cafe Court next to P3 parking.
Admission: Adults – 125 AED ($35), Children – 95 AED ($26), Children under 4 years old – Free
Get spectacular views of beautiful Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. At over 2,716 feet and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa is the urban centerpiece of Downtown Dubai. Get breathtaking views of the city, desert and ocean on the Top Observation Deck, located on level 124. A standard visit lasts about one hour, allowing time to relax and enjoy the Dubai skyline. Visitors can rent an audio device to learn about the engineering and architecture behind this magnificent building. There is a special audio tour for children 8-12 years old, making this destination perfect for young visitors.
Address: Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Hours: Afternoon shows – 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm, Evening shows – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (every 30 minutes)
Getting There: Burj Khalifa Metro Station
Watch the world’s largest dancing fountain, a sight that is even visible from space. The Dubai Fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 feet, equivalent to a 50-story building. The fountain is 900 ft long and has five circles of various sizes, as well as two central arcs. The water jets are in sync with classical Arabic music and 1.5 lumens of projected light. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and is also visible from space. This makes it the brightest spot in the Middle East and possibly the entire world. Climb aboard a traditional Abra and enjoy the Burj Khalifa backdrop as you set sail on this spectacular fountain. Dubai Fountain Lake Rides are available for 65 AED ($18) and run from 5:45 pm-11:30 pm.
Hours: 3:00 pm – approximately 9:00 pm
Getting There: The guide will pick you from your hotel (or other predetermined point) and bring you to the desert meeting place.
Admission: $85 per person (price includes safari, dinner, entertainment and round trip transportation)
Enjoy the peaceful Arabian Desert on camel back during this beautiful sunset safari. This half-day tour from Dubai features a delicious Arabic barbeque buffet and an evening of entertainment at a traditional Bedouin desert camp. The entertainment includes a Tanoura dance show, henna painting, a shisha corner, a belly dance show and traditional costumes for taking pictures. This is an exciting evening filled with local flare for the whole family.