Thursday, 26 May 2016

My dream Dubai holiday and the activities we would do there with Tots100 and Dubai Dreams

A dream holiday to Dubai feeling the sand on my feet,
The sun in the sky warming our face with its heat,
Lots of things to see and do in Dubai,
Here's what we would love to do and why.

The Wild Wadi water park looks splashtastic,
The fun and excitement would be fantastic,
Water slides, Rapids and so much more,
This would be a great place for us to explore.

The Burj al Arab towering high into the sky,
The building looks so pleasing to the eye,
A family dinner and an amazing view,
This is certainly on my list to do.

The Dubai Mall featuring the fountain and shopping,
With my purse strings loosened the tills will be popping,
With entertainment and dining too,
I could spend a day here, or two!

The Dubai museum to learn some history,
And find out about Dubai how it used to be,
Archaeology, artefacts and the gallery,
There will be lots to learn and lots to see.

The Dubai mall aquarium with all of the fishes,
Would be on my children's list of Dubai wishes,
Underwater tunnels full of sea creatures,
An amazing experience with lots of features.

A camel ride and dinner in the desert sand,
Or a moonlight stroll walking hand in hand,
Memories made on this far distant shore,
These are a few things our family would do and more!

This is my entry into the Tots100/Dubai dreams blogger challenge

What would you do if you visited Dubai??


  1. Wow the Dubai fountain looks absolutely amazing! I would love to go to Dubai just to see that yet there is so much more all in one place – it is almost too hard to imagine so I will have to go there to find out for myself 🙂 The beautiful beach beckons me, incredible concerts and entertainment, retail heaven and then relax and unwind by trying out traditional spa therapies at the hammam! The food in Dubai looks divine and I bet it is delicious. My husband would love the adventure sports, golf courses and falconry. There is something here for everyone. Dubai is my dream destination.

  2. Great post and a great verse! It looks absolutely stunning - perfect destination for a very special family holiday. Good luck :)

  3. Love the poem! Dubai is on my wish list and I rode a camel as a child and would love to give my own children the same experience.

  4. I love your poem. Dubai is certainly the kind of place where you could make special memories.

    My top 5 list if I ever get there is:
    1) Dolphin Bay – it is well known that these animals are amazing, and an encounter with them would be an experience that my family would remember forever. I love the variety of options available, so adrenalin junkies can scuba dive and young or reluctant visitors can meet the dolphins from shallow water.
    2) Mattel Play World – my children love soft play, but Dubai takes even this to a different level. They have education play centres that are so much fun the children won’t even realise they are learning. With lots of character themed adventures, like Thomas, and Bob the Builder, my kids would love to do this as an indoor retreat.
    3) The food. We are a family that likes eating, though admittedly my children can be a little fussy. Dubai has lots of buffets which are a perfect way to please everyone, and we would love to experience one.
    4) Dubai Fountains – oh my gosh, how mesmerising would this be. My children are also chatterboxes, but I reckon this display of water dancing to music would leave them speechless.
    5) A desert safari – to take my children to visit a Bedouin camp would be a really age appropriate way for them to learn a bit more about the history and culture of Dubai.

    Dubai really is the kind of place that would forever etch itself in your memory. The luxury, the culture, the sights and the sounds. The fabulous architecture alongside the miracle of nature. I get goosebumps just thinking about visiting.

    Best of luck with your entry.

  5. Lovely ideas you have here. The foodie side of things would really appeal to us in Dubai...Al Mahara restaurant would be a must for us as a foodie family who has had so many foodie adventures including Noma and meeting Mary Berry, this would be the ultimate icing on the cake. Dubai seems to have the perfect recipe for a family holiday...A good spoonful of food, culture and history, a big scoop of fun, family and adventure, a drizzle of adrenalin, a large cup of architecture and a sprinkling of magic to make the perfect family holiday!

  6. I would love to take my grandsons on a Dream Trip to Dubai – a clean, safe, family-friendly holiday destination, with plenty of activities to choose from for any age range. As well as relaxing on the beautiful golden sand of JBR Beach with its warm, calm and shallow waters we would all enjoy a dune-bashing safari followed by a camel ride and BBQ dinner in a Bedouin desert camp.

    We would visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort to learn about life from a bygone era as a contrast to the amazing architecture of the modern city which we could view from the front or rear carriages of the driverless Dubai Metro system and then take it all in from the At The Top observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

    The free and impressive Dubai Fountain water, light and music show can be watched from one of many waterfront cafes just outside the Dubai Mall. The malls in Dubai have many family attractions to choose from. The boys could try ice-skating, helped by the ‘penguin pals’, visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and also see the giant 155 million year old dinosaur skeleton (DubaiDino), all in the Dubai Mall.

    The boys love theme parks and this summer Dubai will open the world’s largest indoor theme park – IMG Worlds of Adventure with four themed zones inside including Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley - Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. This will be completely enclosed and temperature-controlled with 1.5 million square feet of entertainment space!

    Our only problem will be going home with so much more left for us to see and do in beautiful Dubai

  7. Your splashtastic has made me smile! I would love to go to the desert for a safari and meal under the stars. I love camels probably because they always look a bit grumpy!

  8. I love your poem :) A fab idea to share all those amazing things to do in Dubai. Good luck with your entry into the competition :)x

  9. I love Dubai but I want to share that with the little people in my life too. We'd watch the amazing fountains, go to the beach, swim with dolphins, head to a waterpark and ride a camel - bliss!

    Good luck x

  10. A great poem! I would most definitely love the foodie side - as well as the waterparks, desert, souks and..well...everything! Good luck :)

  11. Dubai has been at the top of my bucket list for many years now and reading you post has made me want to visit so much more! What a fab little poem!

    Souks, skyscrapers, sand and sea, Dubai really has something for all the family and the possibility of visiting this incredible city is making me super excited.

    I’d love the opportunity to win our perfect family holiday in Dubai; a holiday for the four of us, that combines unlimited opportunities for fun and adventure. We’d be able to

    escape the ‘day to day’, making memories and recharging our batteries. And it would give us the chance to simply spend our days together as a family, enjoying each other’s company before Jack starts school in September.

    There are so many amazing adventures we’d like to experience, but our top 3 would have to be:

    1// A day of aquatic fun at Atlantis’ Aquaventure Waterpark to cool off in the Dubai heat. Aquaventure caters for all the family with its record-breaking rides and slides for thrill seekers and the Splashers’ Children’s Play Area, which is a haven for little ones with water cannons, slides and climbing frames.

    2 // A once-in-a-lifetime experience at Dolphin Bay. As there’s no age limit, we could enjoy this amazing experience as a family and I can only imagine the joy on the children’s faces when they get up close to these amazing creatures!

    3 // Experience the heady heights of Burj Khalifa. We couldn’t visit Dubai without venturing up the tallest building in the World, and although I’m afraid of heights, I’d still feel compelled to visit the observation deck on the 148th floor. As long as I don’t stand too close to the edge, nor look vertically down, I think I’d actually enjoy it.

    I’m now off to spend the day daydreaming about Dubai and all it has to offer…

    Best of luck with your entry! X

  12. Great poem, it sounds like you'd have a wonderful time if you were lucky enough to win. We've never been to Dubai and I am literally amazed at how much there is for families to see and do. I'm so impressed. We'd love to do a lot of the things you've mentioned in your post plus a visit to the souks (the writer in me is dying to get in there and absorb the atmosphere and the Instagrammer in me can just imagine the vibrancy of the colours) as well as a visit to the turtle rehabilitation centre for my daughter who wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up. But really, the list could just go on and on couldn't it? I'm fairly confident that if we were lucky enough to go we'd fall head over heels and probably never want to leave again!

  13. The Dubai Mall Aquarium looks absolutely amazing! I would love to also go to Atlantis and to the Marine/water park. My dream is to swim with Dolphins in Dubai so that is at the top of my list and I would love to do it with my Mr and my little man. It would be a dream come true and something I would remember for the rest of my life. I would also love to spend time just chilling on their gorgeous beaches. I bet the sea is clear blue and warm with white sand! I bet snorkelling would be good there too. I can only dream of a holiday doing all of that.

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