Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai has superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards) and possesses excellent family friendly attractions such as zoos, aquariums and more. There are also loads of family friendly hotels with excellent services for parents travelling with babies and kids under 4. See Where to Stay. You will be able to find all your baby and toddler essentials in Dubai also. The city is filled with expats and supermarkets tend to stock international baby food and powdered formula. See Baby and Toddler Essentials for more information on where to buy your necessities. There are also plenty of baby changing facilities (albeit in female restrooms) and you will also find high chairs in family restaurants together with local and international cuisine.
Flying to Dubai from the UK and Ireland
Flight time is approximately 6.5 hours from the UK and Ireland making it manageable with babies. Toddlers can be tricky on flights of this durantion so make sure to book an evening flight so they can sleep and plenty of distractions and snacks for the plane.
When to Go
The weather in Dubai can be extremely hot so make sure you take precautions for little ones in the heat/ sun. August is particularly hot and you will find most residents seeking to get out of the city at this time of year as temperatures average at 36 degrees Celsius and can go much higher. If possible, travel during the winter months to ensure you and your family are comfortable and safe. Click here for average temperatures for Dubai.
See below for all the information you will need for travel to Dubai with a baby or toddler.