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Old Mar 1st 2014, 3:38 pm
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We spent a couple of years living in Dubai, ooh, about 10 years ago. At that time, the first Marina towers were just going up and the Burj Dubai was just a hole in the ground.

We're coming back for a week's holiday next month, first time we've been back to Dubai since we left. The kids can't really remember anything about it, so we're looking forward to having a few trips down memory lane as well as seeing all the new shiny stuff that wasn't there before.

Any tips for things that 12 & 14 year olds might like? Obviously stuff like Wild Wadi will appeal, but anyone got any other suggestions for family must-do's? Recommended restaurants, activities, sights etc? We're staying at a hotel on the Walk in the Marina. Thanks in advance for any hints & tips!

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Oh well, looks like it's just be Wild Wadi then.
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Hi Jings,

Ok just blasting a few ideas off;

Desert Safari- should still be ok in a month
Dubai Mall- Shopping + fountains in the evening
Global Village has been extended- good for a random night out and gift buying
Gold souk
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi
Friday brunch ( obviously family friendly one)
Wild Wadi/Atlantis/Yas Waterworld
Big Bus Tour
Tea in Burj Al Arab
Go up the Khalifa
Spa and pool day
Ski diving

have a look at www.timeoutdubai.com
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Ski diving
Now that must be an extreme sport!
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Hi Jings,

Ok just blasting a few ideas off;

Desert Safari- should still be ok in a month
Dubai Mall- Shopping + fountains in the evening
Global Village has been extended- good for a random night out and gift buying
Gold souk
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi
Friday brunch ( obviously family friendly one)
Wild Wadi/Atlantis/Yas Waterworld
Big Bus Tour
Tea in Burj Al Arab
Go up the Khalifa
Spa and pool day
Ski diving

have a look at www.timeoutdubai.com
Thanks for that kc!
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Thanks for that kc!
Go karting at the Dubai Autodrome or Yas would be very good....
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Go-karting at the autodrome
Ferrari world at Yas Island
Kite Beach, Umm sequim, hire a couple of kayaks
Grab a bite to eat at Bu Qtair for some rustic adventure eating

+ check out timeoutdubai.com
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