Do your children ever complain that there's never enough to do in Dubai? What if you told them there was a place in the dessert that you could ski past Penguins? That there exists a destination that allows you to walk in the sky, high above the crowds below?
You don't need to travel far to experience exciting environments. Mall of the Emirates makes for the ultimate adventure playground if you know where to look. The sights and sounds available here do not only thrill younger travellers but also provide a fresh perspective to more excitement-hardened parents.
Families come in different shapes, sizes, and budgets – but a trip to Ski Dubai has something for everyone. For those unfamiliar with the sport, Ski School offers a wide variety of lessons. The penguin encounter allows families to get up close and personal with the remarkable birds. And the newly-launched Snow Bullet lets you soar as high as 16-metres above the skiers and slopes below.
If that sounds like enough excitement for one day, think again. Magic Planet is an adventure wonderland for all. The indoor fun-themed entertainment park is packed full of fun rides, games, and attractions. Thrill-seekers should head to the G-Force and Drop N' Twist rides – guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. For younger kids, there're trampolines and a huge adventure playground called Soft Play. And for adults who think they're 'too old' adventure? The latest XD Dark Ride theatre is state of the art and guaranteed to impress even the grumpiest of grownups.
Elsewhere, there are the latest blockbuster movies (courtesy: VOX Cinemas) along with more than 90 exciting restaurants and cafes.
Looking for something a little different? Try Din Tai Fung. Ranked as one of the world's top ten restaurants, it has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago. Pick something on the menu you've never heard off before – like the Shrimp Har Gow – and your taste buds won't be disappointed.
Ski Dubai, Ground Floor, Tel: 04-4094000
Magic Planet, Level 2, Tel: 04-3414444
Din Tai Fung, Level 2, Tel: 04-2651288
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