Kids Stay & Eat Free at Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha Hotel (Terms & Conditions Apply)
- 1. We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.
- 2. We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu.
- 3. We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
- 4. We’re VIPs when we stay at Holiday Inn, everyone is treated like a VIP, even the kids!
- 5. Our meals are free.* Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
5 Things You Need to Know, If You are Planning a Trip to Dubai with Kids?
Dubai is one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities, widely known for its lively atmosphere, ultramodern architecture and luxury shopping. The city’s offerings can be just as fun for kids as it is for parents, making it the ideal destination for a family holiday. Dubai is generally a very family-centric area, with plenty of kid-friendly things to do all around the city. If you’re planning a Dubai trip with kids, here’s what you’ll need to know.
The Best Time to Visit Dubai
If you want to maximize your outdoor time in Dubai, the best time to visit is between late October and late March, when the temperatures are cooler. Temperatures can soar during the summer – especially between July and August – and can make outdoor sightseeing uncomfortable. If you do visit during the summer months, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and bring fluids with you as you travel. It’s best to stay out of the sun in peak times and keep the kids shaded as much as possible.
Dubai is very family friendly when it comes to food and dining. All tastes and nationalities are catered for, and there are loads of options for both the fussiest and most adventurous eaters. At the Holiday Inn all-day dining restaurant, kids are treated like VIPs and get to eat free* when they select meals from the kid’s menu. With fun, delicious, nutritious food on the menu, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your child will maintain a healthy diet even while travelling. While waiting for their meals to arrive, kids will also receive a fun placemat to keep them entertained.
*terms and conditions apply: see Kids Stay & Eat Free offer page for details
Dubai has a range of exciting activities that are perfect for people of all ages. The months between October and April are great for having fun in the great outdoors. The city has a great selection of beaches and parks that are ideal for a relaxing family day out – offering great facilities, fun play areas for kids and gorgeous surrounding views – along with fun water sports and games. But there are loads of opportunities for thrill and adventure in Dubai as well. The city is home to a range of water parks and theme parks that rank among the best in the world. Theme parks are some of the most popular attractions in Dubai and are regularly enjoyed by both kids and adults.
The Art, Culture and History
Travelling to Dubai can be a wonderful educational experience for both you and the kids. There are plenty of opportunities to get a taste of the culture and learn about Dubai’s fascinating history. The city is home to a wide array of museums, heritage sites and cultural events. It also has a thriving contemporary art scene that reflects Dubai’s mix of cultures, traditions and influences from the West. Visiting the city’s art galleries or international art fairs is one of the best ways to soak up the culture of Dubai.
Road-Tripping Beyond the City
Dubai is an incredible destination in itself, but there are plenty of amazing places to explore beyond the city. Taking a road trip is the perfect chance to escape the crowds and enjoy the spectacular surrounding scenery. Just make sure to plan some fun road trip activities to keep the kids entertained for the journey because it probably won’t be long before they start getting restless in the car.
(Cloe Matheson is a New-Zealand based freelance writer who has written for travel companies such as Active Asia Tours. She loves exploring and writing about her adventures in new places, whether in her own country or overseas. You can read more of Cloe’s articles on Tumblr.)