The upcoming school holidays offer the ideal opportunity to escape on a family getaway. Whatever your plans – a weekend road trip to a neighbouring emirate, a flight home to see relatives or even a far-flung destination abroad – travelling with tots can bring with it a fair amount of stress for parents.
First up there’s all the washing and packing, followed by games and entertainment to keep them quiet, next it’s onto the snacks to ensure their blood sugar levels don’t drop – all this, while attempting to relax yourself.
However, fear not, we’ve got you covered with our expert tips on how to keep your kiddies happy.
Be sure to pack a variety of different treats to keep hunger at bay. Ditch the salty crisps and sugar-laden candy (which can increase hyper behaviour), and replace with healthy substitutes such as berries, sugar-free granola bars and carrot sticks.
Visit Carrefour supermarket in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif to stock up before you leave.
Card games and toys will go down a treat on long-haul flights and car journeys. Our favourite pick for little ones over the age of three is the Acting Card Game available from The Early Learning Centre for just Dhs29.
Visit the store at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.
Audiobooks and tunes are a great way to keep children amused on a long journey. Young ages will love the audiobook for Disney’s popular Frozen film. You can pick up a copy for Dhs29 at Virgin Megastore located in the Dubai shopping malls. Visit the store at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point