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Short Dubai Trip in Jan with kids

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Short Dubai Trip in Jan with kids

Hi,

We are planning a short stopover in Dubai (2 nights 1.5 days) in Jan of 2012. My wife and I will be with our 2 children (2 years old and 8 months old). We were hoping to get some advice on a good place to stay, we were considering the Atlantis Resort, but it doesn't look the weather in Jan is conducive to using all the outdoor facilities.

Any friendly advice on where to stay? We essentially are looking for a place where we can just take it easy in a nice area for a few days. Don't mind spending a reasonable amount on the room (although the 7 star boat hotel thing is out of our range!)

Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Short Dubai Trip in Jan with kids

I would cross out the Atlantis resort if you want to see anything of Dubai - it's very isolated and 5kms off the coast.

The weather in January is still warm enough to sunbathe mid 20soC is the norm.

Do you want to be on the beach in a resort type property or in the city in an area with promenades to walk around and many different restaurants to choose from ?

If the beach is important then I would recommend

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

or

Al Qasr hotel

Both of these hotels are part of a complex known as Madinat Jumeirah and are right in front of Burj Al Arab (the 7 star boat hotel). Nice beaches and very good children's facilities.

In the city then I would recommend

The Address hotel downtown

The Palace at the Old Town

the downtown area is the new centre of Dubai. It has Dubai Mall, which amongst other things has a huge aquarium and underwater zoo, the Burj Khalifa (world's tallest building), a lake promenade that is surrounded by restaurants and Souk al Bahar across the bridge.

Both of the above hotels are very nice 5* luxury and you can strol round the lake from both of them to visit the mall and souk al bahar.

This is a map of the Madinat complex

rv.org.ua/country/…madinat-maps.gif

and here is a video about the downtown area

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0OQnzmVV7s

Hope that helps

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2. Re: Short Dubai Trip in Jan with kids

Thank you so much for your response. I think we would likely do the beach area. I'll check out those two hotels online.

Thanks again!

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