Your children’s education doesn’t have to stop when you go on holiday, there are so many different ways their learning can continue while jet-setting to the opposite end of the earth, you just need to do some research and plan your holiday to include some educational activities and attractions.
However, if you are worried that your little ones will not take kindly to you continuing their learning when all they want to do is go to the beach – make it fun! This way they won’t even realise that they are learning. Here are three amazing educational attractions in Dubai that will not only teach your little ones something, but you too, making the whole learning curve a family affair:
Legoland In Dubai
Comprising of both a Dubai water park and a theme park, LEGOLAND DUBAI® is a kiddie’s attraction you do not want to pass up.
LEGOLAND® DUBAI theme parks is made up of six fun and fantastical lands, each offering your little ones a chance to use their imagination and be engulfed by the numerous quirky stories and experiences.
This Water Park, however, includes water rides and slides where families can build their own custom LEGO® raft and keep cool during Dubai’s hot days.
Both of the parks give your kids the opportunity to build their own creations, ensuring that they use their imagination while having fun.
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Providing both parents and their kids with a safe and realistic educational environment, kids between the ages of four and twelve have the opportunity to explore numerous activities and roles. Kids can role-play by mimicking adult activities, performing “jobs” and are then paid for their work, or can pay for entertainment or services. For example, those who choose to be a doctor, mechanic, florist or flight attendant for the day, will be paid for their services they provide other children. Those who choose to go shopping or watch a movie, will instead pay for those services.
KidZania is an indoor theme park, and is built to scale, meaning that your children feel like adults in their very own city, and is complete with paved streets, buildings, a functioning economy and even vehicles! Children come away from this unique experience with an understanding of how society functions, as well as a grasp of team work, jobs they could have when they are older, and independence, to name only a few.
Of course, to make sure everyone is safe, there are “Zupervisors” on hand to help your children whenever they need it, ensuring everyone is safe and enjoying this amazing experience.
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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Dubai is a modern and cosmopolitan city, with most of its population being make up of expats who have relocated for work or to settle down in a new home.
To bridge the gap and to ensure that the expats who live in Dubai and UAE nationals are not strangers, his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum created the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding in 1998, creating a way to reach out and educate expats in the customs, religion and traditions of the UAE. However, this experience is not only for those who stay in the UAE, but for travellers, too.
Through a number of activities, some of which include: heritage tours, cultural meals, Creekside tours, Jumeirah mosque visit, Cultural Awareness and Arabic Classes, travellers – including families – can get an insight into Dubai they wouldn’t experience doing anything else. One of the most enjoyable educational activities popular with families, is the Cultural Meals, as the whole family has the opportunity to meet new people, learn something new, and indulge in traditional Emirati food – which can either be a traditional Emirati breakfast or lunch.
We never stop learning, meaning we learn something new every day, whether we are aware of it or not. However, we should be more proactive and aware of our learning, especially when travelling, taking advantage of all the attractions and opportunities on offer. And there is no better place to do that than in Dubai.