What holiday hotspot is sure make the kids’ faces light up? Dubai, of course. Year-round sunny weather makes Dubai a great destination during every school holiday. Even better, this dazzling beachside city truly offers something for everyone, ensuring happy times however old the kids are.
Teenagers who just want to hang out by the pool or hit the shopping mall will thank you for taking them to this vibrant city. Younger children who can’t wait to say they’ve been to the top of the world’s tallest building can tick that off the list. And adults? Well, if the children are happy, you know you will be too.
Things to do and see
If roller coasters and rides are your family’s thing, then head over to Dubai Parks and Resorts. It’s home to the kids’ favourite theme park - Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. There’s also Riverland, Bollywood Parks, and Motiongate, where you can immerse yourself in the world of Dreamworks.
You can prepare for a day of fun at the Park with a hearty breakfast at the nearby Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel. It’s just a short walk from the Metro station, to make getting to Dubai Parks and Resorts a breeze. Soft Hypnos beds are just the thing for a great night’s sleep, so you’re fully refreshed for even more excitement the next day.
Shows for all the family
All ages will enjoy the awesome La Perle by Dragone show. This live theatre spectacle takes place in and above the water in a smart 1,300 seat aqua-theatre close to Dubai’s Creek. There’s 2.7 million litres of water and 65 international artists performing often gravity-defying stunts more than 450 times a year. You could even be lucky and win yourself two tickets just by staying with us at Premier Inn – take a look inside your room safe to see if you’re a lucky winner, know more here.
Also, If you’re staying at The Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis Hotel you’ll be just a 10 minutes taxi drive walk from the shops and live entertainment performed each day at Global Village. Dubai is a real melting pot of cultures from around the region and the rest of the world, and at Global Village, you can discover the rich traditions of the Arabic and European world and beyond.
But it’s not just about tradition. You can also watch the power-packed monster truck show, be mesmerised by the Shaolin Monk display, or enjoy the fun fair rides at this family-friendly destination.
From atmospheric souks to malls packed with the biggest international brands, any time of year is a good time to visit Dubai if you love shopping. But if you book your school break holiday in January, you’ll visit during the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival. Held across the city you’ll find special offers and deals to tempt you in shops of every kind and size.
School half term breaks to Dubai
At only around 3 hours or less flight time from any of the Gulf countries, Dubai is definitely do-able for a long weekend or a half term break. In October and February the weather is cool enough for you to enjoy eating al fresco every night. By May half-term the temperatures are starting to climb in the daytime sun, but you and the kids can cool off with some watery fun at Wild Wadi Water Park or at Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah.
All our Premier Inn Dubai hotels also have swimming pools, which are perfect for chilling out as the temperatures rise. And if you stay at Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park Hotel, you can take advantage of the free shuttle bus to JBR beach for a dip in the sea.
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