I’m not going to lie i’ve been dreaming a lot recently about holidays. Mainly because we haven’t been on a ‘proper’ family holiday for almost five years this year.
By a proper holiday I mean away with my family, preferably somewhere abroad, somewhere hot, somewhere where we can relax and spend time as a family.
Before we moved back home we sacrificed abroad holidays to come back to visit friends and family. Some people would class that as a holiday, but we classed it as popping home for a visit. We didn’t get to relax because we were running here there and everywhere trying to meet as many friends and family as possible before we left again.
The last proper holiday was our trip to Orlando, Florida back in November 2011. So to me an it’s ages ago. There’s nothing more I would love right now to have a countdown to a family holiday, something to look forward, especially for the children. We’ve never taken C abroad on a holiday and i’m so keen for him to experience one.
I’ve been lucky enough in the past to have visited many places on holiday but the one place i’ve never visited is Dubai.
When I think of Dubai I think of golden sandy beaches, sunshine, luxury shopping and of course their iconic buildings and architecture.
Having found out more about Dubai I have since realised there is lots more Dubai has to offer and there are some definite things I would like to do if ever I was lucky enough to visit.
As I mention above Dubai is known for it’s beautiful sandy beaches and gorgeous shine. We’re lucky enough to live by the beach here in the South Coast of England and we visit the beach most weekends in the Summer. C absolutely adores it there and so does L come to think of it. We pack up a picnic and all the bucket and spades and will often spend hours down there.
Dubai have a number of beaches each unique to themselves with what they offer. I would quite like to visit Sunset Beach and have a selfie in front of Dubai’s most iconic hotel, or hang out on JBR Beach and have a burger whilst sat on the sand.
Price – £0.00
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Being a family of 4 with two very different age gaps we have to try and find activities that will suit both age groups. A visit to Dubai’s Aquarium & Underwater Zoo would be the perfect place to visit. Being one of the worlds largest tanks at 10 million litres (WOW) home to over 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks. This would be amazing to visit.
They even have a glass-bottom boat tour & a snorkelling cage where you can wear an oxgyen tank and actually swim the sharks – how cool would that be?
Price starts from £22.22
The Dubai Water Fountain Show
Music is a big part of our family. Mr S used to be in a band & he still enjoys playing the Guitar. My Grandad was passionate about music too, especially musicals and classical music. So to be able to sit and watch water dance to music located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, with jets with up to 22,000 gallons of water and as going as high as 150 metres in the air would be pretty magical I think. They host the worlds largest choreographed fountain system.
The Dubai Fountain was awarded with the “Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner” on TripAdvisor (information taken from here)
Price – £12.03 per person
Visit The Penguins at Ski Dubai
L’s favourite is Penguins, so to be able to take them both to meet some at Ski Dubai would be a dream come true for her I think. How strange would it be in a Country baking in sunshine one minute to visiting Penguins with ice and snow the next.
Prices start from £32.41 per person
What better way to explore Dubai and tour the sights than in a boat called a ‘dhows’. Sitting back and relaxing, learning about Dubai with a tour guide sounds like a pretty good way to spend the day if you ask me.
Prices start from £25.59
I really hope to be able to visit Dubai one day. Have you ever been? What was your favourite part of your holiday? If you haven’t then check out visit Dubai for lots more tips and ideas on what you can do if you go.