Top 4 Fun Family Activities to Try in the UAE

Dubai is a stunning part of the world and a place which is often popular with people all over the world as a summer getaway. The beauty of Dubai is that it has a hot climate all year long and it also enjoys a lot of amazing landmarks and activities for anyone to try throughout the year.

Despite being known as one of the most glamourous places on earth, it is still possible to explore Dubai on a budget. There are plenty of free things to do around the city, and there are some activities that you can opt with little to no cost if your budget is tight.

But it's also important to note that Dubai is not the only place in the United Arab Emirates that is worth visiting. The country is quite easy to explore, as other cities like Abu Dhabi and Sharjah can be reached for a few hours by car. 

The best part? There are so many fun family activities to try in UAE that makes it a great destination for a family holiday!

Today we are going to take a look at some of the best family activities you can try if you visit this part of the world during the summer. Whether you're planning to drive throughout the UAE or you'd choose to commute, you can have some fun time with your family!

Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for an activity which is relaxing on a hot day and will also double up as your lunchtime treat, afternoon tea in Atlantis The Palm or the Ritz-Carlton is a great option for you and your family.

You'll be able to enjoy the view over Dubai and also enjoy eating some incredible finger food and drinking tea. What could be better?

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You've heard of snowboarding and you have likely seen this on the TV during the Winter Olympics, but have you ever heard about sandboarding?

Sandboarding takes full advantages of the desert and the dunes which surround Dubai and you'll be able to enjoy the hot sun as you rid the dunes on a board and try not to fall of.

It is similar to snowboarding but of course, the climate is much more pleasant and it can be a great activity to help the kids burn off some energy before your evening meal!

Abu Dhabi Water Park

When you are staying in a super hot country such as this, it is important for you to be able to cool off in the midday sun and stay comfortable.

There is no better feeling on a hot day than being able to dive into a cool pool and have fun on waterslides and surfboards, and the ideal place to do this is Abu Dhabi water park.

This water park is amazing and expansive, and will allow you to spend the day playing in the water and enjoying the sunshine at the same time. For a relaxing ride, you can also join the Lazy River and float on the water in the sun for a while.

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Climb the Burj Khalifa

The tallest building in the world is certainly a sight to behold and you never truly experience the wonder of Dubai until you have seen it from up above.

This is the ideal activity for a lazy day when you want to do shop shopping and sightseeing and when you reach the top of this building, you'll understand what all the fuss was about.

Climbing the Burj Khalifa allows you to see for miles and miles and it can truly be the most amazing experience you have during your stay.

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Ride a Camel

There's no way you can visit a place like this and not take advantage of the desert based activities while you visit. Riding a camel can be a great activity because not only does it save you walking through the desert, but you get to meet an amazing animal face to face and come up close and personal with it!

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