A glorious fusion of tradition and modernity awaits you at Dubai, a global city located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Breathtaking architecture, both new and old, charming streets dotted with souks and street hawkers, a beautiful coastal area lined with beautiful beaches and resorts, and a dash of the desert right on the outskirts! Where else can you find all this amazingness packed in a single city? Dubai is beautiful without a doubt but what's really special about the place is the little ways in which it has retained and cultivated its identity despite all the physical development it has undergone. One of the most popular destinations amongst tourists from across, Dubai is especially great for families on vacation. From amazing theme parks like LEGOLAND, IMG Worlds of Adventure, and Motiongate to family-friendly attractions like Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and the Dubai Dolphinarium, there's something for everyone at the Gold City.

Another reason why Dubai is the perfect city for a family vacation is the cost factor. Everything here is reasonably priced with both high-end and budget-friendly versions; from food to accommodation and shopping. If you're planning a trip to Dubai with your family, here's a handy guide for everything Dubai with an emphasis on families.

Best Dubai Family Packages

Dubai On A Budget

Dubai On A Budget

2 Days & 1 Nights
Family Budget
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An Adventurous Start
Desert Safari
Day 2
Tour And Dine In Style
Dubai City Tour
Dhow Dinner Cruise
Quintessentially Dubai Package

Quintessentially Dubai

4 Days & 3 Nights
Budget Honeymoon Family
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The Best Of Dubai
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
Day 2
City Tour And A Safari
Dubai City Tour
Desert Safari
Day 3
All-Day Fun In Dubai
Dubai Parks & Resort One Day One Park Pass
Dubai Dhow Cruise
Day 4
A Chill-Day
Ski Dubai
Mall of Emirates - Shopping & Leisure
Day 5
So Long, Dubai
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Classic Dubai Package

Classic Dubai Package

4 Days & 3 Nights
Family Budget
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Cruise In Style
Dhow Dinner Cruise
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Explore Dubai And Ride Into The Desert
Dubai City Tour
Desert Safari
Day 3
The Views & Waters
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
Day 4
So Long, Dubai
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Contemporary Dubai Package

Contemporary Dubai Package

4 Days & 3 Nights
Family Budget Honeymoon
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Cruise In Style
Dhow Dinner Cruise
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Dubai On Tour And Safari
Dubai City Tour
Desert Safari
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Modern Dubai
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Frame
Day 4
So Long, Dubai
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Dubai With Kids

Dubai With Kids

6 Days & 5 Nights
Family
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Views & Waters
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
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Tour And Cruise In Style
Dubai City Tour
Dubai Dhow Cruise
Day 3
Comprehensive Abu Dhabi Day Tour
Abu Dhabi City Tour + Ferrari World
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Shopping and Safari
Leisure/Shopping
Desert Safari
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A Day With Dolphins
Dolphinarium
Leisure/Shopping
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Adios Dubai!
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Explore The Emirates Dubai Package

Explore The Emirates

5 Days & 4 Nights
Family Honeymoon
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A Day Around Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
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A Cruise & Tour
Dubai City Tour
Dubai Dhow Cruise
Day 3
Getaway To Another Emirate
Abu Dhabi City Tour + Ferrari World
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Shopping And Safari
Leisure/Shopping
Desert Safari
Day 5
Spend A Day At DPR
Dubai Parks And Resorts
Leisure/Shopping
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Farewell Dubai
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All-Inclusive 7 Day Dubai Package

All-Inclusive 7 Day Dubai Package

7 Days & 6 Nights
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Crown Jewels Of Dubai
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
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A Day Out & Stylish Dinner
Dubai City Tour
Dubai Dhow Cruise
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A Day Trip To Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi City Tour + Ferrari World
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Safari And Shopping
Desert Safari
Leisure/Shopping
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Fun With Dolphins
Dolphinarium
Leisure/Shopping
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Back To Childhood
Dubai Parks and Resort
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Adios Dubai
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Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

5 Days & 4 Nights
Family Honeymoon
AED 600 AED 300
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Start Off With The Best In Dubai
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium
Dubai Fountain
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A City Tour & Cruise
Dubai City Tour
Dubai Dhow Cruise
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Shop Till You Drop
Shopping festival
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Shopping & Safari
Leisure/Shopping
Desert Safari
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Bid Adieu To Dubai
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Traveling With Family To Dubai - FAQS

What is the best time to visit Dubai with kids?
The best time to visit Dubai with kids is between May and August. Dubai hosts a lot of festivals and events during the summer and there's delicious food available everywhere during Eid and Ramzan in June and July.
Does Dubai have enough kid-friendly attractions for a family trip?
Yes. Dubai is home to some truly spectacular attractions, a majority of which are suitable for kids and families. The Dolphinarium, Dubai Aquarium, Lost Chambers, Ski Dubai, Aquaventure Waterpark, Ferrari World are just some of the popular family-friendly attractions you can go for.
How many days are ideal for a family vacation in Dubai?
While there are no designated number of days which can be declared "ideal", you'll get to explore the city at its finest with a duration of 5 nights and 6 days.
Does my family need a visa to visit Dubai?
Visa requirement depends on your nationality. Visitors from countries like the UK, Australia and the USA can get a visa on arrival. On the other hand, if you're from Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman or Qatar, you don't need a visa to visit Dubai. If you don't fall in the above two categories, you'll need a visa before arriving at Dubai.
What is the dress code in Dubai?
While there's no official dress code in Dubai, moderate, normal dressing is acceptable. Avoid anything that's too outrageous and to avoid any potential conflict, remain draped from shoulder to below the knees.
What currency is accepted in Dubai?
AED (Dirham), is the accepted currency in all of the UAE, including Dubai. There are countless money exchange kiosks located in malls and banks and exchanging money in the city is pretty easy. Still, it's recommended that you exchange the currency at your home country.
Is it safe to visit Dubai?
Absolutely. Dubai is one of the safest places in the world and also attracts over a million tourists annually. There's nothing to worry about as far as your safety is concerned.
Are Dubai tour packages more beneficial than buying tickets individually?
Yes, they are better suited for families than buying tickets for each attraction and figuring out the itinerary. Tour packages allow you to experience everything Dubai has to offer without indulging in any of the planning and saves you valuable time you can use to better explore the city.
Is pick up and drop off provided after each experience with the tour package?
Yes. You'll be picked up from your place of accommodation and taken to the venue. Post your experience, you'll be dropped back at your hotel. If you have multiple activities planned for a day, different vehicles will come to pick you up from your hotel based on the scheduled time of the activities.
Can I customize the tour package to include attractions that I want to experience?
Of course. Right before the payment page, you have the option of adding or removing activities from the planned itinerary based on your preferences. Do note that this customization is only possible before you make the payment.
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Why Book Headout's Dubai Family Packages?

Our careful compilation of the must-do experiences in the city promises an indelible vacation. While most Dubai packages bundle your flights, hotels and itinerary; we believe in giving you the privilege to fly on your budget and stay in your style. From swanky Airbnbs to snazzy hotels; we think choosing an accommodation that suits your personality makes all the difference. The very same goes for flights! Why travel in economy when you can travel luxuriously on an Emirates flight?

Headout’s expertise lies in curating local experiences with the best reputed vendors in the city. We guarantee you won’t find these local experiences on any other Dubai family package online and that’s what makes us different.

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Popular Experiences In Dubai With Family

Burj Khalifa

No trip to Dubai is complete without a trip to the Burj Khalifa. Officially the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is a great way to begin your Dubai adventure with your family. You'll get to view stunning panoramic views of beautiful Dubai from the 124th level of the Burj Khalifa. There's really no better way to spend time with your family than by sharing breathtaking moments like these.

Glow Garden

Designed to appease families, Glow Garden is a themed garden featuring unique zones like dinosaur land, attractions and sculptures. This family oriented attraction also aims to teach kids about the environment and how they can save energy. If you're in Glow Gardens, you'll get to see Glow by Night as the dazzling garden comes alive post sunset.

Miracle Garden

Set in the heart of the up and coming Dubailand, Miracle Garden is a 72,000 sq mt space filled to the brim with beautiful flowers and mesmerizing scents. Dubai Miracle Garden was launched in 2013 and is open every year from mid-November to mid-May. Over 150 million flowers are arranged in colourful patterns and shapes, making it one of the most beautiful attractions in Dubai.

Global Village

One of the world's most popular multicultural festival park, Global Village is Dubai's foremost family destination for shopping, culture and entertainment. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the park combines cultures of 90 countries for tourism, leisure, shopping and oodles of fun with the entire family. Head here for a couple of hours of shopping and other fun activities with your family.

City Walk

Described as a creative lifestyle space, City Walk is home to international retail outlets, upscale gourmet restaurants, plush hotels and opulent residences. City Walk also houses three uniquely exciting, family friendly attractions within its walls, including HubZero, Mattel Play! Town and Green Town. You'll find all kinds of kid-friendly attractions and activities at these zones.

Dubai Dolphinarium & Dubai Aquarium

Make your way to Dubai Dolphinarium for a memorable show featuring dolphins and seals putting their best fins forward in a bid to entertain and impress you. The 45-minute long show features singing, dancing and even juggling, all performed by these adorable underwater creatures. Next, head to Dubai Aquarium for an underwater adventure where over 400 sharks and rays, and 10 million liters of water awaits you.

Theme Parks

Dubai is home to some of the most iconic and fun theme parks in the world, fit for the entire family. There's Bollywood Parks Dubai for a bit of dancing and merrymaking, IMG Worlds of Adventure which features thrilling roller coasters and rides, LEGOLAND Dubai for the creative genius in all of us, Motiongate, Ferrari World, and Warner Bros World for the adrenaline junkie and Wild Wadi, Aquaventure and Yas Waterworld for all the water babies.

Desert Safari

There's nothing like an authentic desert safari to really get that authentic Dubai experience. From vast stretches of sand everywhere to a traditional desert camp setup, desert safari experiences in Dubai are as legit as they get. There's camel riding, henna painting, dune bashing and a host of other activities to try at the campsite. The activities will be followed by a decadent BBQ dinner in the desert.

Dhow Cruises

A dinner cruise aboard a traditional dhow boat surrounded by your family is a great way to spend some time in Dubai. If you would rather go for the dhow cruise during the day, the option is available, along with other add-on services like drinks, guide, and more! There's nothing quite like a peaceful cruise with your loved ones overlooking the stunning Dubai skyline.

Yellow Boat Tour

Go on a joy filled expedition through the magnificent canals that bisect the Dubai Marina district and witness some of the city's greatest engineering feats. Your ride will be a bright yellow yacht equipped with everything for optimum comfort. The 60 minute will take you past the best of Dubai's architectural masterpieces and makes for an amazing experience to share with your family.

Helicopter Tours

A glorious city like Dubai deserves to be seen from the best vantage point and what better vantage point than a helicopter up in the air! There are many Dubai helicopter tours you can choose from including 12 minutes luxury tour, 22 minutes tour, 40 minutes tour and many more! Perfect for families!

Day Trip To Abu Dhabi

A day trip the neighboring Abu Dhabi is a great family trip option. Explore the quaint charm of Abu Dhabi with a car tour of the city and stop at iconic landmarks like the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, Presidential Palace, and many more! You can opt for an Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World combo and experience both attractions in a single day.

Day Trip To Hatta

Hatta is a newly restored village located in the heart of the Hajjar mountains. You'll be taken the heritage village on a 4x4 and get to explore the rock formations of Jebel Maleihah and Camel Rock. The driver, who also doubles as a guide will keep you and your family informed about the places you visit and make your trip informative and fun.

Day Trip To Musandam

One of the UAE's best kept secrets, Musandam features clear blue skies, jagged coastlines, deep blue water and a rich marine wildlife. Upon reaching Musandam, you'll set sail on a traditional 2-deck dhow and make your way towards the Sandy Beach in Musandam. This experience is perfect for families looking to spend a day out in nature and away from the hassles and noise of a city.

How To Get Visiting Visa For Family In Dubai

Citizens of GCC countries : If you're a citizen of any country that is a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council, you can enter Dubai without a visa. The countries which are a part of GCC include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Visa on arrival : Citizens of the countries listed below can get a 30-day visit visa on arrival, free of charge and renewable for a similar period.

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, and the Vatican City

Indians who have a normal passport and a visit visa or a green card issued by the USA or UK or EU residency, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum of 14 days.

Tourist visa: This visa is for tourists who are not eligible for visa on arrival or a visa-free entry. Eligible individual tourists from across the globe can apply for this visa, except females below the age of 18 unless they are traveling with their parents. Depending on your plan, a visa to the UAE can be issued for 30 or 90 days.

To apply for a tourist visa, get in touch with one of the UAE-based airlines, a tour agency or the hotel where you intend to stay. One of these parties will apply for the visa on your behalf

Best Places To Stay With Family In Dubai

Where you stay is an important part of the vacation and Dubai has tons of options to choose from, depending on different budget types. Here are some popular options:

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Best Places To Eat With Family In Dubai

The best part about visiting a place like Dubai is all the food you can try here with your family. Here are the best places to eat with family in Dubai:

La Petite Maison: A sunny restaurant with perfectly starched white tablecloths, La Petite Maison is a joyous celebration of thoughtful details and fresh ingredients. The stunning view of the Dubai skyline helps elevate the restaurant to the next level.

Tomo: Located on the 17th floor, this Japanese hideaway has some of the most breathtaking view of the iconic Burj Khalifa. From thinly sliced cuttlefish to wagyu sukiyaki, this restaurant serves authentic Japanese food unlike any other in Dubai.

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie: If you're looking for the ultimate French-bistro experience in Dubai, La Serre is the perfect place. Homemade pastries, breads, cheese quiche and tartines are all served here. Do try the creme-brulee with Madagascar vanilla custard while here.

Loca: One of the most popular joints in Dubai for mexican food, Loca offers a laid-back vibe and plays the latest sporting event in a flat screen fitted industrial space. Corn husk tamales, jumbo shrimp fajitas, roasted lamb wrapped in banana leaves are some popular dishes here.

Pierchic: Often described as the most romantic restaurants in Dubai, Pierchic is perfect for a family dinner. Stunning views of the sail shaped Burj Al Arab are the highlight of this above water restaurant. The menu features high-end seafood dishes including crustaceans platter, seared king scallops with foie gras and more!

Best Places To Shop With Family In Dubai

Dubai is home to some of the biggest shopping malls in the world and also houses traditional souk markets for authentic Middle Eastern goods. Here are the best places to shop with family in Dubai

Dubai Mall: One of the most popular malls in Dubai, the Dubai Mall is home to over 1200 luxury and premium brand stores. Apart from shopping, the mall also has an underwater zoo, an ice rink, reel cinema, theme park and numerous restaurants.

Ibn Battuta Mall: Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the Ibn Battuta Mall has been created in honor of the Arabian explorer of the same name. The mall features six different sections, India, Tunisia, China, Andalusia, Egypt and Persia

Mall of the Emirates: With over 475 premium stores of lifestyle, electronics, fashion, sports, home decor, a kid's play area and a multiplex cinema, Mall of the Emirates offers an unforgettable shopping experience. There's also Ski Dubai, which promises an epic indoor skiing experience!

Wafi Mall: Featuring a pyramid-esque shape, Wafi Mall houses over 350 stores of apparels, crafts, decor and accessories. There are many spas and other rejuvenation centers available here as well.

Gold Souk: Located next to Dubai creek in Deira, Gold Souk is the most popular souk of Dubai and features countless rows of jewelry shops.

Spice Souk: Selling a wide range of spices like cinnamon, saffron, cloves, pepper, nutmeg and many more, the Spice Souk is located very close to the Gold Souk.

Perfume Souk: Have an aromatic shopping experience at the Perfume Souk which is lined with small shops selling all kinds of perfumes from local Arabic ittars to branded international perfumes.

Meena Bazar: Famous for jewelry, watches, textiles, furniture, accessories and spices from India, Meena Bazaar is a local market place located in Bur Dubai.

Tips & Hacks For Family Vacation in Dubai

  • If you're opting for a Dubai family package, make sure it includes attractions that your kids like. There are quite a few child-friendly attractions in Dubai,hence you should find it quite easy to pepper your itinerary with some entertainment for the kids.
  • In the UAE, weekends are Friday and Saturday, instead of Saturday and Sunday like most parts of the world. In fact, Friday nights are the busiest in Dubai since most people are out and about. Plan your trip keeping the weekend situation in mind.
  • Keeping local sentiments and traditions in mind, avoid overt displays of affection when you're in public.
  • While Dubai is more relaxed than most other Middle Eastern countries when it comes to tourists, it's recommended that you dress modestly. As a rule of thumb, cover your shoulders and knees and try to wear long pants and skirts when exploring local markets, souqs or mosques.
  • While in Dubai, make it a point to visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. This non-profit organisation is the perfect place to learn about Emirati culture and also offers authentic Emirati cuisine. Your kids will enjoy the learning experience and all kinds of questions about the Emirati culture are welcome.
  • Book a kid-friendly hotel if you're traveling with your kids. These hotels include add-on services like children's play area and kid-friendly meals which would help make the trip more seamless and fun for your children.
  • Make sure your travel arrangements within the city are well taken care off. If you're booking a Dubai family package tour, most attractions include will cover pick up and drop transport but there will be others without transfers. A NOL Card should come handy in such cases.
  • During your day off from planned activities, head to one of the many beaches in Dubai . It's the perfect place to spend a couple of hours with the entire family as the kids can play in the water and you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Make sure to check if the beach you're planning on visiting is open to the public.
  • Many attractions in Dubai offer free entry for kids below 5 years of age. Check out the complete list of attractions in the city and see if they offer free entry for kids. The minimum age might vary but still, you will find a couple of good options. Remember to carry a government ID proof even for your kids.

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A special thanks for Headout for making our Dubai trip so memorable. Dubai with Kids tour package offers amazing activities and covers all the famous places to visit in Dubai. Abu Dhabi trip was a surprise and a treat indeed. We loved the Ferrari world, the city tour, and leisure time. We customized a few items in the itinerary, about which Headout was more than happy to adjust and help.

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I needed a break from the monotonous work life and decided to take this opportunity to avail this tour package. My family and I enjoyed it a lot, and had one of the best holidays ever! Headout took care of all my bookings and reservations for me. All we had to do was relax and enjoy the city of Dubai, which was just what I needed.

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This was my first international trip with my family, and it was the best that we could have had. Headout planned and organized everything for us. The best part is they made the itinerary according to what we wanted. We jumbled up the timings but thankfully the transfers were already there in the price, and it saved the hassle! I can't be more thankful. Totally recommend the Dubai tour package to everyone.

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Russia
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Thanks to Headout for this amazing Dubai tour package my dream of visiting the city came true. I got to visit all the iconic places of Dubai, go on a Desert Safari and experience the famous Dubai Frame and didn't have to worry about any transition. I had a great and memorable experience all in all!

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New York
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Booked this tour package for my twins’ 12th birthday. Very happy with the service and how they booked and organized everything for us. We didn't have to sweat about anything. We relaxed, enjoyed, and were awed at what the city had to offer. I didn’t expect to get an Abu Dhabi trip as well at such an affordable price.

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Chandigarh
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Visiting any place with your toddlers can be a very hectic experience. Thankfully enough Headout organized everything for us and the best part is they catered to what we wanted. We mixed up the timings but as the transfers were included in the price, and it saved the day! I can't be more happy and grateful. Totally recommend the Dubai with Kids package to everyone!

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To say that we had a wonderful time on this trip would be an understatement! I went with my family. Dubai was in our bucket list for a very long time, especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival. We found this ideal package by Headout which had provided enough fun activities for my kids and enough leisure hours for shopping. We got to explore the city of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Kolkata
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I booked the Quintessentially Dubai package for my family and we loved every bit of our tour, especially the evening spent on the Dhow cruise, dining and watching the beautiful coastline. I really want to thank the team of Headout for giving such a wonderful experience on our Dubai trip. Thank you again, loved every bit of it!

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I was planning to visit Dubai but was cluesless as to how should I go about it. Then I came across Headout and then everything fell into place. A hearty thanks to Headout for organizing a seamless tour for me and my parents. We had the time of our lives and couldn't have asked for more.

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