Home to a variety of restaurants, tourist attractions and the world’s tallest building, Dubai is all about unique experiences. Be it a business trip or a relaxing holiday with your kids, Dubai has something for all its visitors. Let’s help you plan the itinerary and guide you through this beautiful city.
Where to Stay
A room with a view at Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira
When on holiday, more often than not, convenience and affordability becomes a priority. The Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira is just a 10-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. You’ll find City Centre Deira, one of the best malls in Dubai right next to the hotel offering you access to a wide range of brands and attractive deals on electronics, jewellery, toys and household items. The hotel’s favourable location next to City Centre Deira Metro Station allows for easy transport and access to the top destinations in the city.
Location: City Centre Deira, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 6038082 and +971 4 2941222
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Tariff: AED 400**
Booking.com Rating: 8.5
**Please note: The room tariffs may differ depending on season and availability. In addition to the room rate per night, municipality and tourism fee are also applicable.
Your next step is to plan a tour around the city. If you grab a Big Bus Tours package, you can spend an afternoon sightseeing all the famous landmarks. You can even opt for a night tour if you love the city lights. A special pick-up service is available to the guests of Ibis City Centre Deira Hotel. Big Bus Tours’ affordable packages include 'hop on, hop off' day tours, scenic night trips, dhow cruises, entry to the Atlantis aquarium, desert sunset tours and lots more.
Phone: +971 4 3407709
Shop Like the Locals
Organic veggies from Ripe Market
If you thought Dubai shopping is only about mall-hopping, think again. For a local, organic market experience, you can check out Ripe Food & Craft Market during the winter months. This community market event sells all kinds of handmade, fresh, seasonal and organic products produced by local artisans, farmers and small businesses. It’s a perfect place to buy organic items including fruits and vegetables, local raw honey, eggs, tea and more. Ripe Organic runs weekly markets at locations across Dubai.
Location: Zabeel Park, Gate 2, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 3157000
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Friday)
Entrance Fees: 5 AED
Soak up the Sunshine
Family time at Mamzar Beach Park Dubai
Dubai’s coastline is home to some of the world’s best family beaches. Special mention goes to the Al Mamzar beach park - a vast, beautifully landscaped area with five beaches, chalet rentals, BBQ spots, swimming pools, kids’ play areas, snack houses, restaurants and more. Lifeguards patrol the beach with flag warning systems, and it's been awarded Blue Flag beach status for meeting global environmental standards. Other family-friendly beaches include the Jumeirah Open Beach, the Club Mina Beach and the Dubai Ladies Club Beach.
Phone: +971 4 2966201
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Thursday – Saturday and Public Holidays)
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (During Ramadan)
Car entrance fee AED 30 AED and AED 5 per person
Large chalet AED 200+ Park Fees (6 people)
Small chalet AED 150+ Park Fees (4 people)
Pool AED 10 adults and children AED 5
Zip Through the Snow
Only in Dubai will you find it possible to enjoy snow in the desert. Thanks to Ski Dubai, the pioneering indoor snow resort at Mall of the Emirates, your kids get to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, winter-themed amusement rides and steaming hot chocolate all year round. Do remember to say hello to the resident penguins. You could be lucky enough to cuddle one!
Location: Ground level, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 4094000
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Dining in Style
A tour of the city can leave you famished. Drop in at Bistro Domino, the stylish French restaurant located at Ibis City Centre Deira. The contemporary all-day French restaurant with an alfresco dining terrace offers a host of popular dishes from around the world.
Location: Ibis City Centre Deira, Port Saeed District, City Centre Deira Area, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2925000
Cuisine: Mediterranean and International
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM (all 7 days)
Avg. cost for 2 people: AED 200
Need to escape the sun for a while? Grab your little ones and head over to Magic Planet. As one of the biggest indoor entertainment centres in Dubai, Magic Planet provides enough and more for an action-packed day. Their rides, games and attractions are designed for all ages, and soon your family will be wondering where all that time has gone!
Location: Level 1, City Centre Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2954333
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday - Saturday)
When you crave some rest, check into Soma Spa at the Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira Hotel. While your kids are having all the fun, you can spend an afternoon pampering yourself with the many services they have to offer. Choose from a range of traditional eastern therapies including Asian treatments, a relaxing hammam or an aromatherapy session. Apart from the spa, guests can also make use of a fully-equipped gym, complete with a range of cardio and weight-training equipment. Other amenities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna facilities and tennis courts.
Location: Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2941222
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
With something for everyone in the family, Dubai lives up to its visitors’ expectations. Combining the rich culture of the Middle East with the most modern attractions, Dubai is a great choice for a perfect holiday destination.