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The weather these days is just what we'd call 'perfect walking weather'. It's sunny, but not uncomfortably so, and the light breeze makes being outdoors like a breath of fresh air - quite literally. So to make use of this gorgeous season we're having, and since being outdoors is always a good boost for the immune system, we've lined up some of the best places to go for a walk in Dubai. From Historical neighborhoods to cool promenades, anywhere you go for a stroll, you're in for a great time out.
Delve into Dubai's old way of life in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Best seen walking, this area offers a nostalgic tour around traditional wind towers and a maze of twisting alleyways. Everywhere you walk, you'll be met with a piece of culture and history, so you and the kiddos are really taking a stroll down memory lane. You and the kids can also do some shopping at the souk, or hop on an abra for a taste of traditional water transport.
Also, visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding where you and your family can take part in heritage tours and guided mosque visits to better appreciate the local culture.
Spend your early mornings or golden afternoons at this gorgeous promenade where you and your kiddies can explore the various quirky photo-op installations and snap some awesome memories.
The views of Creek Harbour are enough to entice you to head down there, but the Creek Play installation will keep you and the kiddos going back. The installation runs the length of the promenade and is made up of seven pods, each representing an element of the seven Emirates' heritage and architectural flavours. Both grown-ups and kids can pop in and out, playing in the pod or soaking up the views. If that's not motivation enough to go for a walk along the Harbour, we don't know what is!
And when you're starting to feel peckish, you can pop in to one of the many restaurants along the marina.
Take in the beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s skyline with your family at this 11km-long Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk. Head out in the early hours of the day or during sunset to enjoy your stroll at lower temperatures.
The Boardwalk runs for the entire curve of the outer front of The Palm, and is a pedestrian-only haven - no cyclers here. As you and the kiddos walk along taking in the view and fresh air, you're met with cafes, food trucks and souvenir kiosks. So if you're in the mood for a slow-paced day out with the kids, a stroll and bite at the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk is always a good idea.
Take a trip to the desert and check out a man-made lake in the shape of two intertwined hearts. The word LOVE is spelled out in trees right in front of it, making for a perfect spot to spend some time with your loved ones.
Once you're there, you'll want to walk around and explore the greenery in the middle of the desert. Everywhere you go you'll be met with gorgeous flora, almost all trimmed in the shape of hearts. Even the rockery and walls are heart shaped! If you're looking to connect with nature, take your kiddos exploring somewhere unique, and in the mood to slow down and take in your surroundings - then this is place.
So make a trip down to Love Lake; take a long stroll, watch the colourful fish, snap wonderful shots at cute and quirky nature props, and even have a family picnic!
You and your family are in for a gorgeous stroll along this 3.2km long waterway. If you're in the mood for an exercise walk or just a slow leisurely stroll, you can trek along the five pedestrian bridges, offering amazing views of Dubai’s glimmering skyline. One of these, known for its distinctive purple-hued archway, is the Tolerance Bridge - opened in November 2017, honouring the 22nd International Day of Tolerance.
Winding its way from Business Bay to the Creek in Old Dubai, the canal offers stunning vistas, running and cycling tracks, and 9 open waterway stations where you and the little ones can hop on a ferry.
It’s a new school term, and we all know what that means - getting our little one's signed up for afterschool activities. With so much to choose from, we know that the process of finding that perfect fit for your kiddo can be incredibly overwhelming. But no need to fret, we’ve scoured the offerings and have come up with a list of our top picks for afterschool activities for Term 3. It’s a great mix of at-home and in-person sessions that have something for the dancers, the hoop-shooters, the swimmers, and the all-round athletes. These will keep your kiddos moving and engaged all through the term to the beginning of summer break....
Ramadan is just around the corner, and we can't wait for the peace and cheer it brings. The spirit of the Holy Month makes it a busy one, with loads of activities taking place.
We've made you a list of 10 fun and interesting things happening during Ramadan 2021 both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will have the whole family soaking up the magic of the month. From shows to Iftar experiences, family activities and even markets - we've got you covered.
Spring has sprung, and Easter weekend is just around the corner! And if you're looking to spend your days with bunnies, eggs, flowers, and chocolate, then you're in for a treat.
We've scoured the event listings, looked high and low, and we bring you some of the funnest family-friendly Easter activities out there. Whether you're looking for a lunch, egg-decorating, or fun with the Easter Bunny, we're sure you and the kiddos are in for fantastic time!
Rather stay at home? Don't worry - we've got you covered there too. Here are some fun Easter-themed crafts and games to do with your little ones.
Schools out and Spring's in. What better time to explore the myriad of family friendly activities around the UAE? Whether you and your kiddos are looking for an outdoor adventure, some indoor playtime, or even a hearty laugh at the theatre, we've rounded up the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Spring Break.
Looking to keep your boys and girls engaged while you're at work or running errands? Check out our top picks for Spring Camps!
It's Spring, and you know what that means - schools are going on break, the weather is great, and the kids are full of energy. So what do you do when you can't think of another craft idea, or at-home fun stuff? That's right, you sign up the kiddos for camp!
There's so much to choose from, so we've gone ahead and rounded up some of the best Spring camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help you make up your mind. There's STEM and sports, arts and theatre, and everything your kiddos love to do. Each of the camps has a solid fun and learning component, that's guaranteed to put a smile on your kids' faces. But best of all: no "I'm bored" complaints here!
UAE Mother's Day is just around the corner, and do we have a lineup for you!
We know just how much effort and love goes into motherhood, and that this year especially has changed so much. So to celebrate all you wonderful moms, here's a list of fun-tastic things to do for UAE Mother's Day 2021. From picnics to cooking classes, spa days and fun workshops, we've created a list of some of the coolest activities for moms, kiddos, and families to enjoy.
It's peak "outdoors weather" in the UAE, and some fresh-air frolics are just what the doctor ordered!
We know that you and the kiddos are looking for a (literal) change of scenery from the usual living room-bedroom-kitchen combo, so we've lined up some popular activities that will help take advantage of the early spring weather. From water parks and beaches, to farms and outdoor museums - whatever gets you and the kiddos going, we've got you covered.
The weather's great, we're tired of spending time indoors, so there're only one thing left to do: go out, take a walk, and bask in nature. Abu Dhabi has got its fair share of gorgeous waterfronts, nature preserves, and parks -and what do all of these destinations have in common? Promenades and paths for you and the kiddos to explore. So we've done the hard work, sifted through the locations, and we give you here a list of our top places to go for a walk in the capital.
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