Dubai has emerged as one of the top holiday destinations for families, with theme parks, beaches, brunches and more to keep everyone happy. Indonesian celebrities were also spotted enjoying family holiday there. Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architectures stand alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands just out of the coastline.
Celebrity couple Glenn Alienskie and Chelsea Olivia opted to explore Dubai’s exciting adventure playground, while celebrity couple Ryan Delon and Sharena Delon indulged in leisure and stress-free experience with their son. Check out the favorite haunts of visiting celebrities and be inspired for your next holiday planning to experience Dubai Summer Surprises on June – August 2018.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! in Motiongate Dubai
A blockbuster in its own right, this Hollywood-inspired adventure land, features 27 rides inspired by 13 memorable action and animation films, including The Ghostbusters, Shrek and The Hunger Games. Four of the five zones are dedicated to Hollywood’s most legendary film studios including Dreamworks, Lionsgate and Columbia Pictures, which features the Smurfs. You should try their signature ride, Madagascar Mad Pursuit, the fastest roller coaster in the park, propels you on a wild chase as the Zoosters try to escape obsessive animal control officer Captain DuBois. Located 40 minutes’ drive away from the Downtown area, Motiongate Dubai located in Dubai Parks Resorts which hosted another theme park to choose, such as Bollywood Park and Legoland Dubai. “Motiongate is one of my favourite stops here in Dubai. Lots of laughter’s, screams of joy, hugs, pulling of hands to walk faster and lots of excitement!” Glenn said.
Blooming Beauty at Dubai Miracle Garden
“Can you imagine millions of flowers blooming at the same time? Can you imagine the strong sweet scent of millions of natural fragrances in the air? That is how I would describe Dubai Miracle Garden,” Chelsea said. Get lost in a one- of-a-kind world of wonderment at Dubai Miracle Garden. Located in Al Barsha South, the park is home to the region’s biggest flower garden with more than 45 million blooming flowers across 72,000sq/m, all showcased in a variety of immense sculptures and designs, including the world record holder of Emirates A380 airplane figure made from thousands of flowers arrangement. Feast your eyes on blooming pyramids, stars, igloos, and hearts. Marvel at the record-breaking wall of flowers, or take a stroll under a ceiling of colorful umbrellas. Bursting with vibrant displays, the park feels more like an immersive art exhibit than a tourist attraction.
See Dubai from a New Perspective With Seawings
Everyone has a window seat on a Seawings flight, the perfect view for gliding over Dubai’s skyline. From the moment you step on board this air-conditioned, nine-passenger seat Cessna 208 Caravan Seaplane, you’ll feel like a VIP. Get comfortable in your leather seat and prepare to take off across the waves of the Arabian Gulf and into the cloudless blue sky. This is your opportunity to see a completely different perspective of this bustling city. Look down and see how the islands of The World emerge from the water and appreciate how the Palm Jumeirah got its name.
After a full day exploring Dubai, take your loved one to relax in the original Arabian Tea House’s leafy courtyard. Here, the buzz of the city fades away to chirping birds, rustling trees, and the creak of wicker furniture. Dig into healthy sandwiches and salads and dips or treat yourself to a pastry while deciding between the mint lemonade and more than 100 types of tea, including a house special blend of black tea with fruits and herbs.
Sun, Sea and Outdoor Fun in La Mer
Dubai’s hip crowd has a new hotspot in the form of La Mer, an urban beachfront destination combining sun and sand with shopping and style. With turquoise waters, white sands and funky murals, this destination brings a splash of colour to the upscale Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood. Take a stroll across the strip’s two main spaces, La Mer South and La Mer North, where you can enjoy the laidback vibes at over 130 shops, cafes, restaurants and beach activities.
Visitors can also soak up the sunshine along the redeveloped beaches, with sun-loungers and cabanas available to rent (for an especially chilled out afternoon, hop onto the shoreside hammock). Now a fast favourite among the locals of Dubai, La Mer’s picture perfect views of the Dubai city skyline – including the Burj Khalifa – make it a must-visit.
Indulge in An Arabian Retail Therapy
For a modern take on a traditional souk, this popular Arabic market is sure to deliver. Part of the breathtaking Madinat Jumeirah resort, the souk offers endless alleys to stroll through. Take in the perfumed scents, the glowing lanterns, the fragrant spices and the artisanal souvenirs – you’re sure to find the perfect items to take home with you. Souk Madinat remains true to its Arabian heritage, meanwhile incorporating aspects of modern technology. It offers over 75 shops, galleries and dining outlets, with the added perk of views over the water. If visiting at night, the Souk comes alive with a variety of exciting music acts and plenty of activity.
The nearby Madinat Theatre offers a variety of performances to distract and entertain you if you want to take in ashow. You could also opt for a tour of the resort if it’s a break you’re looking for. Hop onboard a traditional abra boatfor a five kilometre journey along the winding Madinat waterways. The mystical scents will lure you around every corner in search of the source, while the many trinkets will also compete for your attention. “Both of my son andhusband are so excited to ride the Abra. We took many beautiful pictures while enjoying the serene view along thewater way. Once finished, we continue the day by swimming in the nearby hotel. What a well spent day!” Sharena explained.
Penguin Encounter in SKI Dubai
“So, this is why Dubai always on my bucket list! We could directly meet real penguin while enjoying snow in SKI Dubai!My son was really happy and excited and could not stop playing with the penguin,” Sharena shared her excitement. Do something impossible in Dubai – go skiing in the desert! Located inside the buzzing Mall of the Emirates, you will find one of the most innovative, iconic and exciting tourist attractions to be found in the Middle East.
You can easily recognise it from afar – it’s the slanted building perched on top of the Mall of the Emirates. Surroundedby a cluster of cosy chalets and restaurants, there’s nothing quite like skiing as you watch shoppers pass by in thesurrounding windows. Play with penguins, build a snowman, roll down the hills, ride the Twin Track Bobsled or explore a snow cavern. You can also ride a frozen zip-line or catch the classic chairlift to the top of a hill where you can ski all the way to the bottom. Experience real snow and real winter conditions, all inside a shopping centre all year round.