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  • From Dubai: Snorkeling Trip to Fujairan with Lunch

    1. From Dubai: Snorkeling Trip to Fujairan with Lunch

    Journey from Dubai city center in complimentary transport to the emirate of Fujairah. Swim and snorkel among colorful sea life. Enjoy a snorkeling adventure in the Gulf of Oman and experience the underwater world with ease. Upon arrival at the snorkeling location, get kitted out with equipment that will allow you to observe the underwater attractions for extended periods with relatively little effort and to breathe while face-down on the surface of the sea. Travel by luxury double deck boat to a snorkeling island, and then marvel at the miraculous aquatic creatures in their natural environment. Suitable for all ages, and requiring little effort, training or complicated equipment, the tour also includes complimentary soft drinks and water on board to keep you refreshed. At the end of your trip, you can have a delicious meal, choosing from chicken, pasta, biryani or fish.

    This snorkeling trip is a great value for money. Nemo Dive Shop that runs it is very, very professional. They are great people who make sure that everyone from almost-non- swimmers trying snorkeling to certified divers have a great time. My girlfriend and I have done this trip 6 times. It is a fabulous way to get to go snorkeling in Dubai without jumping on an airplane! The places they take you for snorkeling are easy to see. We always see lots of great fish.

  • Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

    2. Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

    Experience the wonders of scuba diving on this 2-hour activity at Jumeirah Beach. This is a great opportunity for first-time divers to experience what it's like to actually breathe underwater. Marvel at the colorful coral and tropical marine life just off the beach without the need for a certification course. The certified scuba instructors will guide you step by step, providing safety and equipment briefings, as well as basic and practical demonstrations when in the water. When you’re ready, you will descend together with the instructor to up to one meter under the water. You will be given time to get used to breathing through your regulator. After establishing breathing patterns, you will then descend another few meters. The gradual dive will allow you to get accustomed to breathing with a regulator and familiarize yourself with being submerged. Your experienced dive instructor will...

    the most amazing experience I was nervous my instructor did everything to make me feel safe he was patient and kind the conversation was wonderful

  • From Dubai: Fujairah Half-Day Scuba Dive and Snorkeling

    3. From Dubai: Fujairah Half-Day Scuba Dive and Snorkeling

    Benefit from pick-up between 06:00 and 07:00 and journey to Fujairah, where you will be kitted out in full diving gear upon arrival. Then, board the boat and set sail for your 1st coral reef dive of the day. Get tuition from a qualified instructor if you are a complete beginner. Learn the basics and then explore the reef with your instructor by your side at all times. After your diving experience you can do snorkeling, before having your lunch on board. For certified divers you will be guided by professional dive master and you will have two dives at different locations, depending on your diving license level. After your diving and snorkeling, decompress and enjoy some BBQ food aboard the dive boat as you sail back to the port. Arrive between 12:00 and 13:00 and your driver will be waiting, to drop you back at your hotel in Dubai.

    The location, the set of activities, and the arrangements were brilliant. Everything went as per schedule. This was the first scuba diving experience for me and my kids (15, 12) and it was much better than my expectations. The kids had a lot of fun, diving and swimming. My experience was personally disappointing since I could not deal with pressure equalization causing severe ear pain, but I believe the instructor's call to abandon the dive was the right one. The sea was absolutely magnificent, the weather was perfect, and my team mates were friendly. Overall, an excellent experience, and I would do it again.

  • From Dubai: Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners In Fujairah

    4. From Dubai: Discovery Scuba Diving for Beginners In Fujairah

    If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, this introduction program is perfect for you. This program is a quick and easy introduction to what it is like explore the underwater world.  Start you day with pick-up from your hotel and travel to the east coast of UAE, where you will be provided with your dive outfits and equipment. Sail to the dive location and get an introduction to a colorful underwater world from your instructor, which includes a theory class on board and diving practice time at around 2-3 meters underwater. After the introductory lesson, you will experience how it feels to breathe underwater. Discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as you put on your scuba tank and descend to a maximum depth of 33 feet (10 meters). As you explore the beautiful reef, look out for schools of fish and delight at...

    Instructors were very good and patient. BBQ lunch was in the van driving back; the presentation was underwhelming but the meat assortment was very good.

  • Fujairah: 2-Tank Shipwreck Diving Experience

    5. Fujairah: 2-Tank Shipwreck Diving Experience

    Experience diving in Fujairah, which is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and interesting coral formations. Incredible shipwrecks make for exciting dives for advanced divers, but the area is also home to sites well-suited for novices. On this 4-hour 2-tank activity you’ll dive with a PADI-certified dive master. All of the sites feature clear water and an abundance of extremely high soft corals surrounded by a variety of marine life. Your guide will take you to less-visited dive spots, such as Dibba Rock, Inchcape 1, Inchcape 2, Hole in the Wall, Sharm Rock and others. If you have your own equipment feel free to bring it, otherwise you can rent equipment on site.

    Incredible dives and great dive instructor. Very cool ship wreck and a relaxing dive after that just floating with the current.

  • Dubai: The Lost Chambers Aquarium Atlantis Diving Experience

    6. Dubai: The Lost Chambers Aquarium Atlantis Diving Experience

    Discover an incredible array of aquatic life with this diving experience at an Atlantis-themed aquarium. Descend into clear waters and explore the arches and ruins that replicate the lost city with an expert instructor. Swim alongside colorful shoals of fish, giant rays, and reef sharks. Meet the team and change into your equipment. After listening to a safety briefing, make your way to the Ambassador Lagoon and enter the water to explore the secret corners of this vast tank. Admire the magnificent marine life before returning to the surface, where your tour will end.

  • From Dubai: Fujairah Scuba Dive & Snorkeling with Lunch

    7. From Dubai: Fujairah Scuba Dive & Snorkeling with Lunch

    Get picked up from your hotel between 6 and 7 AM and journey to Fujairah, where you will be kitted out in full diving gear upon arrival. Then, board the boat and set sail for your first coral reef dive of the day. Sunbathe on board at the sundeck or at the front sunbed as you enjoy the cruise. Refresh yourself with unlimited soft drinks, juices, and water. Listen to a briefing from a professional dive master or instructor. Take part in two dives at different locations, depending on your diving license (Minimum level: junior open water). Expect to see schools of yellow sniper, triggerfish, pufferfish, clownfish, moray eels, turtles, rays, bannerfish, pipefish, angelfish, soft and hard corals and more depending on your luck. After your diving and snorkeling, decompress and enjoy a live BBQ onboard the dive boat as you sail back to the port. Arrive at shore between 1 and 2 PM where your d...

  • Dubai: PADI Basic Scuba Diving Course

    8. Dubai: PADI Basic Scuba Diving Course

    The PADI Basic Scuba Diving Course is best-suited for people who are intent on learning how to dive but do not have enough time to take up a full Open Water Course. You can begin the course by reading the e-Learning materials to understand the important concepts of diving. The training materials are available online and can be accessed in the comfort of your own home. There will be in-water training composed of four confined water dives on the first day and two open water dives on the second. The actual diving lessons will be held at Jumeirah 3 beach where you can apply the theories you learned in real life. The PADI-certified scuba divers will guide you every little step of the way to ensure your safety, boost your confidence, and encourage you to enjoy the process. Scuba equipment is all included in the package. When you complete the course, you will be qualified to dive to a depth o...

  • Dubai: PADI Open Water 18-Meter Diving Certification

    9. Dubai: PADI Open Water 18-Meter Diving Certification

    The Open Water Diver Course is a 3-day program that helps you gain the knowledge and skills to become a certified diver. It starts with an online learning course and is followed by in-water training. The instructors will help you apply your new knowledge and skills in relatively shallow waters before proceeding to open water dives. Start out by going through the theory online in your own home and at your own pace. Take advantage of interactive presentations that include videos, audios, and reading materials. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review or correct anything you might miss. This program comprises 9 dives – 5 confined water and 4 open water dives – on site in Dubai.

  • From Dubai: 2-Day PADI Open Water Course in Dibba Fujairah

    10. From Dubai: 2-Day PADI Open Water Course in Dibba Fujairah

    Take an open water diver course on a 2-day training program. Gain the knowledge and skills to become a certified diver. Start with an online learning course in advance which you can complete in the comfort of your own home, which is followed by in-water training for 2 days.  Be picked up from Dubai and travel to Dibba Fujairah for your 2-day course. On the first stay, revise the theory in class through interactive presentations that include video, audio, and reading materials. Then take part in some practical sessions in confined water at the diving center, where you will master the basics. The instructors will help you apply your new knowledge and skills in the swimming pool before proceeding to open water dives. On the second day, embark on 4 open water dives off the coast of Dibba Fujairah. The final dive will take place at Dibba Rock, where you can explore the underwater world and ...

Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Dubai with kids

Discover incredible things to do in Dubai with kids. Help them create their own real-life Arabian tale. Treat the family to a desert adventure, complete with camel rides and sandboarding. Or take to the skies over the golden sands with a hot air balloon or a falconry show. There are marvels modern and ancient to enchant young minds. Visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, or the vast souks, and markets, filled with spices, fabrics, and gold. Or just go for exhilarating fun at Ferrari World’s tracks and Bounce’s trampolines.

Ski Dubai: Frolic in the snow in the middle of the desert

Escape to a wintry wonderland during any season. Everyone can enjoy the snow at Ski Dubai. Little ones can build a snowman or sled down a hill. Older kids and adults can take to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. And it’s okay if they’ve never hit the slopes before – there are lessons available for all ages. Then, hang out with the penguins or check out the ice caverns. Or sip hot chocolate at a chalet and marvel that all of this is inside a mall, surrounded by desert. See the shoppers walking by outside the windows!

Children aged two and older are welcome, although you should check age and height limits for the various rides. Entry fee includes all the snow gear everyone needs. There are lockers for rent, and strollers are welcome and also available for rent. There are restaurants onsite (and in the mall), and baby changing facilities available.

Atlantis Aquaventure: Explore life under the sea 

Atlantis is no longer a mysterious lost continent: it is an epic waterpark. Anyone can buy a ticket for the splashing fun at the Atlantis Palm Hotel. Your adrenaline lovers can test themselves on rides like the Leap of Faith – a water slide almost 100-feet high that includes a long tube through the aquarium. Or the whole family can take a raft down Lazy River and enjoy a ride together.

The park welcomes the entire family, but you should check the age and height limits for the various activities. Strollers are allowed and recommended, and there are locker facilities. You can only bring baby food and water inside, but there are plenty of restaurants throughout the park.

OliOli: Everyone in the family can join the fun

Release the children for playful learning. Designed for kids, OliOli lets everyone join in. Toddlers can play with bubbles and puzzles with parents. Older kids can climb through Toshi’s Net and play up above, safely. They can learn about the forces of air and water with balloons and cannons. Watch their eyes light up as they see a hurricane in action or race little cars, they made themselves! Check the schedule for special activities, like constructing a musical bench or hunting for dinosaur fossils.

This is geared towards toddlers to pre-teens, although older children may also enjoy the activities. If you are traveling with babies, you’ll be relieved to know that there are baby changing and breast-feeding stations available. Strollers are welcome, although there is a storage area if needed. Considering the water activities, you may want to bring a change of clothing. You can bring food and drink or buy some at the café.

City Walk: Enjoy some of the city’s best shopping

Take shopping to the streets with the family. City Walk is an open-air shopping complex with more than just designer fashions. Check the calendar for events like artist performances and cooking competitions in the main area. However, the stores themselves offer kid-tastic entertainments. Geek Nations sells comic and pop culture merchandise and they also have a state-of-the-art gaming area to watch and play. Mattel Play! Town brings Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Barney, and friends to life for imaginative play with little ones.

Strollers are welcome and available for rent, and baby changing facilities are widely available. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the site and a first aid station.

Kite Beach: Enjoy a day of sand and surf

Dubai’s sands are more than desert. There are miles of shoreline to check out. Kite Beach brings family fun to the shores of the Persian Gulf. Active kids can try their hand at kite surfing, wakeboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding. There are playgrounds for the younger kids to build sandcastles, as well as amusement areas with kid-friendly ziplines and obstacle courses. And there are shops along the beach if you forget sunscreen or beachwear.

Strollers are welcome, and there are rentals for towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas. There are plenty of restaurants along the beach, in addition to restroom and shower facilities.



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What people are saying about Dubai

Buying tickets online was easy and seamless. When we collected our passes we had the opportunity to have add ons, towels, locker, food etc. The park did not have all the rides on but it also limited the capacity. There was hardly any queues for anything. The lazy river you could join and get off whenever you wanted. There were lots of access points at different parts. We have food and it was hot fresh and large portions! There was two of us who went on the day (a couple) and whilst there were lots of families we were not the only adults without children. It was a fabulous day with lots to do and lots of different rides to suit the most timid and most adventurous. My only disappointment was when the day came to a finish and the horrible faces I was pulling when the official photographer took our picture on some of the rides. The park is huge, make sure you venture to all the different parts to check out all the different areas

100/100 best experience. The penguins were great, the staff were great. Very cold but when enjoying the company of the penguins you forget about the cold. We had a cuddle with the penguin which legit melted my heart. LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE.

Great skiing, however, the real experience is 10x better. Easy slopes. Only 3 slops in my eyes (I’m a confident skier) & website says black slope… but again, in my eyes - it was an easy red.. VERY COLD so bring layers.

The most amazing experience in my life. Trainers were great, told us lots of information about dolphins and dolphin was the most cutest animak Ive ever seen. This was making my dream come true. Definitely recommended!

It was great meeting and interacting with the dolphins...they're so clever like humans...