Kids & Family

Dubai offers a range of activities for families and children through the summer. Inspire your little ones with exciting edutainment at Kidzania. Or let them loose at SEGA Republic. Take them for an extraordinary aquatic experience at Aquaventure. Maybe you could visit the Dubai Dolphinarium. Or simply send them skiing down the icy slopes of Ski Dubai. There's plenty of family fun waiting to be had. Just make sure you check the Dubai Family and Children Events Calendar and make the most of special family attractions.

Cuisine & Nightlife

Dubai offers a unique opportunity to experience both traditional Emirati flavours and tastes from every region in the world. The city's diverse cuisine offers the very best in fine dining and local restaurant delights, from the opulent Al Fanar and Zuma to the malls' bountiful food courts and delicious street food. You can also dine while sailing through the creek on Bateaux Dubai. Dubai has an excellent nightlife scene with a large choice of nightclubs to be enjoyed.


Everyone knows that Dubai is a paradise for shoppers. Come summer vacations, and it's time for the vastly popular Dubai Summer Shopping Festival, which the Dubai government conducts each year when mercury rises. Dubai offers the best luxury labels at world-class malls; eclectic shopping experiences in its amazing souqs. In addition, you can expect an array of added attractions, including film festivals, cultural events, night fireworks and street plays.


You'll definitely want to see the shore while you're in town. World famous for its pristine beaches, Dubai is the place to be in summer. Cozy up under a beach umbrella with a good book and a cool beverage while the azure blue waters refresh your feet. If you're up for a little excitement, then you could always try your hand at the various waters sports. The good news is that you won't have to worry about finding a spare hotel room in the summer season. Prices are generally much lower than they are during the high season.


Despite soaring temperatures, the city still manages to leave its guests satisfied in the summer months. Especially for families, Dubai in the summer is a haven with its vast offerings and activities. Whilst parents snatch up a bargain of a lifetime, children can be amused by the large entertainment programs each mall offers, including children's fashion shows, mini-musicals, acts and more. For grown-ups, there's plenty to choose from - concerts, jazz clubs, lounges, etc. Rest assured, from the dawn to dusk, Dubai will keep you entertained.


The fabled land of Arabia is full of delightful surprises, startling contrasts and memorable experiences. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or adventure junkie, there's something for you in Dubai. Watch falcons soar across the desert, stroll through the streets and beachfront promenades or enjoy a nature trip in Ras Al Khor. Sit back and watch your favourite sports teams battle it out or splash out at Wild Wadi. If that's not enough excitement you could race in a go-kart, go ice-skating or bowling, take off in a hot air balloon or even skydive.

Culture & Heritage

Although Dubai is seen as a relatively young destination, it has a fascinating history and a vibrant heritage that offers visitors an intriguing glimpse into Arabian culture. Soak in the wonders of the bustling gold souqs and revel in the sights and smells of textiles and spices. Explore a haven of artistic masterpieces from renowned artists at a selection of galleries in Al Quoz. Embark on a journey that will fill you with joy.


With the highest concentration of spas per capita in the world, and with three out of four spas classified as world-class by the 'Leading Hotels of the World Group' to be found in Dubai, the city is the undisputed Spa Capital of the Middle East. Unwind from your holiday excitement with a little bit of relaxation. With so much to choose from, finding the right treatment at the right price and the right neighborhood has never been easier - you can opt for a quick lunch-time escape like a facial or foot massage, or go all out and indulge in a whole afternoon of full-body pampering.