Keep the Desert Heat at Bay: Winter Holidays in Dubai

If you want to see this unique city, and you are not so used to desert heat, you should definitely try a winter holiday in Dubai. But it’s not the regular winter holiday with winter sports, in Dubai you’ll get some winter sun! Amazing summer resorts on the shore of a city that bedazzles the world is waiting. During the winter season which is between October to March, Dubai has an average daytime temperature of 25 °C. This is excellent beach weather but also makes it the most popular time to visit.

Where to stay in Dubai in Winter

Family holidays in Dubai can be so much fun when staying at a beach resort. With plenty of different resorts to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few family friendly examples of places to stay as a family in Dubai.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

This resort is in a relaxing setting on a stretch of private sandy beach overlooking the Arabian Gulf. There are over 500 rooms and 14 international restaurants and bars, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to meal times. Whether you want to be active or just laze on the beach or by the pool. This hotel has everything you could ask for.

Le Royal Meridien I great for families as there are three swimming pools, a splash pool and a kids pool and the hotel is directly on the beach. There are a range of activities to take part in, including water sports, a fitness centre and daily children’s events at the Kids Club to make sure there is always something for them to do.

Located at the beginning of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, you can walk down the beachfront promenade and visit the luxury shops, restaurants and cafes here.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

This hotel is beautifully set amongst tranquil gardens, pools and the Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach. The resort is split into summerhouses of which offer spacious guestrooms and courtyards and you even get a personalised butler service as part of the Arabian luxury experience.

The resort is very large but it is really easy to get around by walking, boat or by golf buggy where the staff are more than happy to take you where you want to go. Shopping in the Souk, the beach, fitness centre or to one of the fifty restaurants in the complex. Guests have access to the Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, tennis and squash courts as well as unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

There is certainly a lot of choice when you stay here on your family holiday in Dubai.

Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

This family focussed hotel is only 900 yards from a private beach has two temperature-controlled swimming pools, a children’s pool, 3 kids’ clubs and babysitting services. Yes, definitely great for families with children.

There are family rooms which are 2 interconnecting rooms, great for big families with parents and kids who need some privacy. Rooms include a DVD player, LCD TV and minibar and there’s a choice rom 12 restaurants and bars to keep everyone fed and entertained.

For kids the Crèche caters for babies from 4 months to toddlers under 4 years and the Cool Zone kids club offers daily activities for children aged between 4 to 12 years. If you have older children the Chill Zone is great for teenagers aged from 13 -16 years.

The Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai

The Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage offers abundant gardens and pretty water features. There are 231 guest rooms and suites, on a private beach that offers lots of facilities, such as temperature-controlled swimming pools, a water sports centre, tennis courts, a golf putting green and the best feature for families the ‘Kids Only’ children’s facilities.

Dubai is well known for its man-made entertainment and there are lots of world-famous brands such as MARVEL, Cartoon Network, Mattel, and IMG, which bring their characters and sets to life here.

If you want to unwind then visit the Traditional Oriental Hammam, indulge in a relaxing treatment and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. As you can see, stay here and you have every need catered for.

Things to do in Dubai in Winter

Desert Safari

One of the most popular things to do in Dubai in winter is a desert safari. There are loads of activities to try too including dune bashing, quad biking, sand skiing, taking a camel ride, or capture that perfect sunset photograph. Afterwards why not partake in a BBQ dinner along with an evening of entertainment.

Visit Kite beach

This beach is perfect for families who want to keep their kids entertained. Here you’ll find a Skate Park, outdoor trampolines, an adventure gym and a play area for the younger children. There’s also a kite surf show, and of course the regular playing in the sand swimming in the sea you get from visiting a fantastic beach.

Shop at the Dubai Mall

This is the largest shopping mall in the world and the winter shopping festival is just about as extravagant as you can get. This mall also offers a fine dining experience at some of the best restaurants in the world. There’s even the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo all part of the shopping experience in Dubai. For kids there is Kidzania, an ‘edutainment’ complex complete with streets, buildings and jobs for everyone.

City Walk

An especially child-friendly shopping districts which has different areas to entertain the kids. This includes Hub Zero which is a virtual gaming experience with different zones for all ages. Also, there’s The Green Planet, an enclosed ecosystem which recreates a tropical rainforest with more than 3,000 plants and animals. Certainly, an experience and somewhere you can spend all day shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone all in one place.

Dolphin bay

Ever wanted to swim with dolphins? Now you have the chance to enjoy the experience with the whole family. Dolphin Bay is one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. The centre is determined to educate its visitors about the wild dolphin population and the importance of preserving their natural habitat. Swimmers of all ages and capabilities are welcome to take part in this amazing experience.

Dubai Ice rink

Yes, even in the middle of the desert there’s and ice rink. So if you are missing the cold winters back home you can indulge in some ice skating as a break from the heat and sunshine. There are also disco sessions which older children will love, skating around to the latest pop music and flashing disco lights.

Would you consider a winter holiday in Dubai?

How does getting some winter sun in Dubai sound for your next holiday? As you can see, a family holiday in Dubai will definitely keep everyone busy and entertained. Not only will you have a great time enjoying the fabulous weather, the warm sea and sand of the beach resorts, but there are also so many different activities for children to enjoy. If you are looking for somewhere new and exciting to explore then Dubai should be on your list.