1. KidZania Dubai
Which profession is your kid inclined to pick? A practical experience can make it much more fun and highly engaging. KidZania Dubai presents 80,000-foot indoor space built to resemble a city where children (4-14 years) can play at having 60 real ‘jobs’. They also get rewarded with KidZos (KidZania currency) with an option to open their own personal savings account with a debit card. (Admission is free for kids under 2).
Venue: Level 2 at The Dubai Mall.
2. Ski Dubai
It’s winter time and skiing can be such an amazing adventure to try out, isn’t it! Enroll your kids (3-6) for ski classes at the Ski Dubai Polar Bear Club and snowboarding lessons for the over-eights.There’s also the chance to hang out with penguins at the Peng-Friend Encounter. Go for tobogganing hills and dedicated spaces to build a snowman. Sip on some hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows at Avalanche Café to complete the ski experience.
Venue: Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road.
3. Dubai’s Theme Parks
When there is something tailor-made for each member of the family, the overall experience can only get richer. Dubai Theme Parks is a popular one-stop integrated theme park resort with a water park, and a retail and dining park. The three parks consist of MOTIONGATE Dubai -inspired by Hollywood’s DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate. Bollywood Parks Dubai extends awe-inspiring cafes, shopping, rides and shows inspired by Bollywood blockbusters and LEGOLAND Dubai can keep anyone engrossed with over 40 LEGO themed rides and attractions.
Venue: Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, on Sheikh Zayed Road.
4. Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project
Run in collaboration with Dubai’s Wildlife Protection Office, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) is a sanctuary for sick turtles where you can witness how they are fed and also their momentous release into the sea. These free-to-enter turtle pools at the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam are open to the public daily.
Venue: At the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, near the Al Muna and Tortuga restaurants.
5. VR Park
If you believe in innovation with technology then you must visit VR Park – first-of-its-kind attraction in the Middle East. VR Park is centered around ‘shared escapism’, with an unprecedented breadth of games to suit all ages. Tastefully designed to ‘Challenge Reality’, blurring the lines between perception. Spanning wholly immersive rides and interactive games, VR Park is a must-visit for all.
Venue: On Level 2 at The Dubai Mall on Financial Center Road.
6. Burj Khalifa Tour & Fountains
The Burj Khalifa Tour is high on the wish-list for many visitors and is valuefor-money for all. It provides a Falcon’s Eye View attraction, ground floor exhibition about Burj Khalifa’s construction, and Level 148 SKY At The Top – the observation deck that assures striking views across the Arabian Gulf. Select a nice spot for a free-to-watch dazzling spectacle of The Dubai Fountain on the 30-acre Burj Lake.This music, water and light spectacle has light projections with ‘dancing’ water jets that shoot sprays as high as 450-feet.
Venue: At No.1, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.
From Jodhpur To San Juan, Here Are Top 10 Travel Destinations You Ought To Visit In 2020
Satiate The Wanderlust In You
All the travel junkies out there, if there is one listicle you must focus on, it’s this one. With 2019 travel goals (hopefully) met, it’s time to start planning for the 2020 holidays. Booking.com has delved into global booking trends to reveal 10 of the top emerging travel destinations for 2020.
Jodhpur from India has found its spot among the top 10 list, alongside some lesser known spots in Eastern Europe to under-the-radar spots in Asia. Commenting on the study, Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives for Booking.com said, “As we proceed towards a new decade, we will see travel becoming more and more sustainable and technologically-advanced, further aided by enhanced services and offerings that enable the modern day inquisitive traveller to experience the world.
81% of Indian travellers say that in 2020 they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they’ve never had before. From catering to their peaked interest in lesser known destinations to counter over-tourism, to customised travel recommendations, we want to ensure that the travellers have the most diverse selection of places to stay at as we help them prepare and plan their travel in 2020 and beyond.”
Here’s where you should be headed to satiate the wanderbug in you.