The majestic Burj Khalifa, which gives a new definition to the term skyscraper, the posh Burj al Arab hotel with its famous sail and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which shapes itself into a perfect surfing wave -Dubai inspires with its architecture.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel looks like a wave
But anyone who knows the glittering metropolis on the Gulf also knows that there is a lot to cover between the individual attractions. It can take time – but it doesn't have to.
All the buildings mentioned above and many more – just a few meters away from each other. And this is not a fairy tale from 1.001 Night.
Legoland: The colorful world of building blocks.
Open Sesame: When you walk through the gates of Miniland, you almost take your breath away; after all, the megacity skyline and other Middle Eastern hotspots are literally at your feet. 20 million bricks are said to have been built by the makers of Legoland Dubai for this crowd puller.
Leisure fun for the family
Building blocks are also important for planning trips for families with children. If the most beautiful days of the year are to be a success for everyone, three factors are decisive: children's entertainment, a hotel where the offspring are not neglected and, above all, good weather.
Everything your heart desires: from gigantic roller coasters to refreshment in the Legoland water park. This is the first one in the region that was built especially for smaller children as well. Photos: Dubai Parks and Resorts
The glittering metropolis on the Gulf meets these requirements and is increasingly becoming a popular family destination.
And the city, which is famous for splurging rather than spilling, offers plenty of entertainment for the little ones.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, which has created an XXL leisure complex from the desert floor with Legoland, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks, has created a children's paradise where even adults can quickly become children again.
From water park to outlet center
A total of 100 attractions, a water park, restaurants, bistros, the Riverland promenade, an outlet center and a whole host of movie heroes are sure to make the little ones' eyes sparkle.
The Kung Fu Panda poses for the photo.
A guest in the colorful world of the Smurfs
Encounters with the daredevil hero Shrek, a breather in the lovingly recreated Smurf Village or a souvenir selfie with Kung Fu Panda are just as possible in Motiongate Dubai as fast-paced rides on the Green Hornet roller coaster, for example, or the Smurf Village Express.
Legoland, on the other hand, offers car races where mom and son can compete against dad and daughter, families can set off on joint submarine expeditions and travel back to the Middle Ages in Kingsdom.
Splendid backdrops, colorful costumes, lots of dancing and singing – anyone who has ever seen an Indian movie knows that these are the ingredients for blockbusters from the subcontinent.
Bollywood Park also offers a lot for the eye, from the fairytale-like Rajmahal Palace to the rousing dance shows. And with a little luck you can even become a movie star for a short time.
Off to Bollywood
The Rajmahal Palace – Fascination India in Dubai.
Bollywood star for a brief moment
Courageous visitors run for their lives at the Pamplona bull race, jump out of a plane with a parachute – pure thrill!
No, rather modern green screen technology. In the Cinemagic – "acting" first according to stage directions in front of a green screen.
The filmed scenes are then edited into the Bollywood blockbuster "You only live once".
This is how film dreams are made: the shot scene and the result.
The result not only delights you, but also the audience, which frenetically celebrates the newly minted movie stars.
If the whole family is "cast", you have yet another shared experience to tell about later on.
Relaxation in Polynesian
If you want to avoid transfers, you can stay at the Lapita Resort, right next to the parks. The hotel, built in Polynesian style, resembles a green oasis thanks to its plants and trees.
The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Riverland promenade with its quaint cafes and restaurants – ideal for parents who want to enjoy a little togetherness after an eventful day with the kids.
A green oasis – the Lapita Resort is located directly at the parks.
Tip: For the Dubai Parks should be planned at least three days. The leisure fun can be combined well with a beach vacation, for example in one of the Yes beach hotels in the immediate vicinity of Legoland& Co..
From there you can go on excursions, for example to newer sights such as Dubai Frame, the 193-meter-high picture frame from which you have a magnificent view of Dubai. Dubai Ain, the world's largest Ferris wheel, also rises high above the ground.
The Green Planet, the indoor botanical garden, is also a great place to explore with kids.
Air package tour: Three nights in the Lapita Resort (directly at the Dubai parks convenient) inclusive of breakfast and flight cost with FTI starting from 599 euro per person. Guests of the Lapita Resort have unlimited free entrance into the parks.
Alternative: Three nights in the Rove At The park (in the proximity of the Dubai of parks, shuttle free of charge, entrance however not) with breakfast and flight are postable with FTI starting from 369 euro.
Shopping is not neglected either in the neighboring Outlet Village
A breath of southern Europe blows in the Riverland.