4 nights in Dubai #DXBDreams – You could win a trip to Dubai!


Tots 100 along with Visit Dubai have challenged bloggers to come up with an itinerary for a family holiday to Dubai.

When I first started thinking about a trip to Dubai, the first activity, the seemingly obvious one, quite simply would be shopping. However as I delved a little deeper and did some exploring on the VisitDubai website I was blown away. So much to do and so little time.

I had a look at the Emirates website and was pleased to see many flights leaving from Manchester. The flight is about 7 hours. I entered some details and found a flight that left Manchester at 21:15 on a Thursday and arrived in Dubai at 07:25 on the Friday morning. I found a return flight leaving Dubai on the Tuesday at 14:35 and getting back to Manchester at 19:20.  (Time in Dubai is GMT+4)

The airport is located in the centre of Dubai and has excellent transport links with the entire city.

Day 1: Burj Khalifa, we couldn’t visit Dubai without stepping foot into the tallest building in the World. An incredible 829.8m tall. The observation deck is on the 144th floor, I can’t get my head around being so high up!



Next up: The Dubai Fountain, the Worlds largest choreographed fountain system, with water shooting up to heights of 150 metres. The water is illuminated and and each colourful jet dances in time to the music.

FAMILY - Dubai Fountain

FAMILY – Dubai Fountain

Day 2: I’m certain the kids would be thrilled if we headed to Kidzania, a place where kids can pretend to be adults, where to buy synthroid with over 80 role playing activities and over 60 city establishments there imaginations will run wild. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the Dubai Mall, the Worlds largest shopping, entertainment and leisure destination.

SHOPPING - Dubai Mall - Grand Drive

SHOPPING – Dubai Mall – Grand Drive

Day 3: A day to explore the bustling souks(markets) and sample the street food. Perhaps squeezing in a trip to Kite Beech to watch the Kite surfers and marvel at the views of the Burj Al Arab.

SHOPPING - Spice Souk

SHOPPING – Spice Souk



Day 4: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, it will come as no surprise that its home to one of the Worlds largest tanks, at an astounding 10 million litre capacity and housing more than 33,000 aquatic animals. I can’t begin to imagine a stroll through a 48 metre glass tunnel with sting ray and sand tiger sharks swimming overhead. Absolutely awe-inspiring.

FAMILY - Dubai Aquarium

FAMILY – Dubai Aquarium

The Aquarium is located in the Dubai mall which is great, as it means we can do a little more shopping before heading off home after a whirlwind tour of the bustling city a midst the Arabian desert.

This blog post is my entry for the Tots 100/Dubai Dream blogger challenge. One blogger and their family will win a trip to Dubai courtesy of Dubai Tourism.

The best reader comment on the winning blog will also win a family break to Dubai.

Have you been to Dubai? What would you and your family love to do in Dubai?


See my other blogs: http://www.catchingupwiththeclarkes.co.uk and http://www.playasyoulearn.com

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