Dubai is the perfect place to escape for some winter sun and also a really easy place to travel with littles in tow! In this guide we tell you everything you need to know about traveling to Dubai with toddler or baby in tow from how to get around, things to see and where to stay to make your visit stress free!
How to get around Dubai with toddler or baby in tow
Taxis are cheap however they don’t often have car seats! The roads in Dubai can be crazy so we recommend travelling with your own car seat!
Otherwise for airport pickups use a reputable company like Black lane and ask for car seats! Then use public transport to get around!
Metro – the Dubai metro is really efficient! As long as you don’t use at rush hour the metro is relatively quiet and there is a dedicated women and children carriage where you are bound to find seats! If you want to travel around by metro however you will need to stay on the centre as it is very time consuming to get to and from the palm this way!
Looking for things to make baby travel easier? Then check out this post!
Top 5 Toddler friendly hotels in Dubai
When we want to experience dubai city life there is only one hotel we stay at – the Conrad (our review here)
It has one of the best breakfasts in Dubai, a fabulous pool – a true urban oasis and is close to all the major toddler friendly attractions!
Fairmont the palm
The palm is full of great family friendly resorts! We usually stay at the palm as we love the shaded pool! This is better for families who want beach and relaxation more than doing lots of things in central dubai
After the burj al arab – but who can afford that – the Atlantis is Dubai’s most iconic hotel! It has many family friendly touches including an aquarium!
Looking for a place with a kitchen – then for us the only choice is Fraser Suites!
10 Best things to do in Dubai with toddler or baby in town
Our toddlers favourite place in all of dubai! You can see one side of the aquarium tunnel from the mall but it is well worth the admission!
If you like us have a Madagascar lover in the house like we do then this is the theme park for you! There are also rides based on Shrek, how to train your dragon and kung fu panda!
You can read our full review here!
A great attraction that suits older toddlers! Can be combined with the above! You will want your child to be at least 95cm to use rides!
if you are considering hitting a lot of Dubai’s attractions in a week then the Dubai explorer pass may be a money saver – you can check the cost and inclusions here!
You can buy your online tickets via Viator using this link!
Or you purchase your tickets in advance via Get Your Guide here!
Aka old dubai! Take a dhow down the creek – this is sure to delight littles!
Hit the malls
The malls in Dubai are something else! With some amazing shops, soft play and even ski slopes – you are sure to find something that will keep your little happy!
Day at the beach
A trip to Dubai is not complete without a visit to the beach! Either stay at a hotel with a beach or arrange a day pass at one of the hotels!
Dubai miracle garden
A floral gem in the winter months! Seeing the emirates plane made out of flowers is amazing and an Instagram hit!
Another winter only attraction open from 4 but really you need to wait until sundown to get the true effect of these illuminations!
The newest vantage point! A great place for photos!
Dubai mall fountains
Depending on week versus weekend – shows occur on hour or half hour! My toddler insists on seeing every show when we are out – we also like having lunch at a restaurant with a fountain view!
Dubai itinerary with toddler or baby
If you are staying a bit longer why not add a day trip to Abu Dhabi onto your itinerary! From there you can explore some of the UAE’s best beaches, explore Islamic culture and more!
what is your favourite thing to do in Dubai with toddlers?