Kids and Family in Dubai
Dubai is considered less 'family-friendly' than Abu Dhabi, but this does not mean that there are less things for children and families to enjoy in the emirate. Dubai is filled with tourist activities for the little ones to take in the sights.
Education for kids in Dubai
As expat children are not allowed to attend state-run schools in Dubai, the choice of schools is limited to international shools. Parents will find that securing a spot for their little one in the school of their choice will likely be one of the most difficult tasks as a parent living in Dubai.
Entertainment for kids in Dubai
One thing is for sure, expats with families will need plenty of sunscreen when taking the kids out in Dubai. With scorching hot temperatures during the summer months, there are plenty of beaches and Wild Wadi or Wonderland, a Caribbean-themed water park, to cool off and have a splashing good time.
Younger kids will be content with playing in the indoor playgrounds that can be found in just about every shopping mall in this shopping haven, such as Children’s City. Alternatively, Al Nasr Leisureland will provide hours of arcade and sporting entertainment for more active kids.
In the Dubai Mall, there is an aquarium and underground zoo, as well as an ice rink.
During the cooler months, pack a picnic and the children and head off to Creekside Park for a day of fresh air where the little ones will have plenty of space to run around, ride their bicycles, or even take in a little miniature golf.