The opulence and allure of Dubai has been a major draw for business travelers, fashionistas and everyone in between. The otherworldly attractions and over-the-top resorts may be perfect for impressing clients and high-profile guests, but who is more high profile than your own family? Check out Dubai’s underrated family-friendly attractions on your next big trip.
The Dubai Safari has been one of the most highly anticipated new attractions for families in Dubai, so much so the initial response was overwhelming. Since the response from visitors during the soft opening, Dubai Safari altered the schedule to accommodate families and create a better experience for guests daily. The Dubai Safari welcomes families only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The wildlife conservation built on a former landfill site is now a completely eco-friendly park providing family-friendly activities, wildlife attractions and conservation efforts toward a more sustainable future.
Kids of all ages — adults included — enjoy the fast-paced fun of Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. Check out the park’s thrilling rides, including one fan favorite, a shark lagoon ride rushing brave guests in a tube through the water.
Smaller children are welcome on the tamer rides in the Splashers Children’s Play Area. They can cool off in the water and enjoy the private beach away from the big-kid rides. Sneak away with the little ones and enjoy the Palm’s calm waterways and a spot under the sun.
Bring the kids to Kite Beach and experience a completely unique, kid-centric outdoor space. Let the kids hit the Skate Park and outdoor trampolines or head to the adventure gym. Bring the smaller children to their own designated play area, or bring the whole family out for a swim. Refuel back at the food trucks and canteens along the beach.
Lounge on the beach enjoying the sun, surf and kite show above. With impressive views of Burj Al Arab in the distance, you and the family will be able to enjoy the quintessential Dubai experience together.
A trip to Dubai wouldn’t be complete without at least one shopping trip. Head to the European-style streets of the City Walk and stroll along from store to store, as the area spans nearly 1 million square feet. Stop in designer shops and fine-dining establishments lining the streets — all with the city skyscrapers and views in the near distance.
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Engaging children in a family road trip can be a challenge, so parents often concentrate on keeping backseat passengers amused with games and activities. These focus their attention inside the car instead of on the places you travel.