Family holidays give you an opportunity to spend times with your loved ones away from your daily routines and away from the stresses of everyday life.

The world is home to a wide selection of family-friendly destinations that cater to families looking for a break, offering an array of family-orientated attractions and activities that they can take part in together.

We have created a short list of three of the most popular family-friendly attractions in Dubai that you should add to your itinerary while you are in the city to help with your planning:

Aquaventure Water Park

One of the best water parks in the Middle East, you can find Aquaventure Water Park at the luxurious Atlantis, The Palm resort.

Prepare to get your adrenaline pumping as the water park is home to a number of record breaking rides and slides where you can get up close and personal with sharks, rays and other sea life.

Split into two zones – The Tower of Poseidon and The Tower of Neptune – Aquaventure Water Park offers nothing but a fun day outside in the sunshine for the whole family.

What’s more, for those who prefer to watch their little ones have all of the fun, the water park is home to 70-metres of pristine beach with loungers where you can catch a tan while the rest of your brood enjoys the thrills and spills the water park provides.

Sega Republic

Located inside Dubai Mall, SEGA Republic is a high-adrenaline indoor theme park that does exactly what the label says – provide families with a fun day out playing games.

The 76 000-square foot park is home to 16 thrilling attractions and more than a whopping 170 games – some of which include cutting-edge motion simulators and virtual experiences and the region’s largest selection of skill and redemption games.

This amazing indoor SEGA game mecca provides families with a thrilling and unforgettable experience that will have the smaller members of the family wanting more.

Children’s City

The first educational city in the United Arab Emirates, Children’s City is devoted completely to children between the ages of two and 15 and their families.

Children’s City is a safe haven where your little ones can investigate, explore play, discover and learn about the world around them, as well as meet and interact with children their own age.

Your kids have the opportunity to learn about space exploration, the way we live, international culture, the human body and nature, all through the numerous galleries that are housed at Children’s City.

Each exhibition gives your kids the chance to explore, interact and use their hands to further their learning and their motor skills.

Take your children on a holiday they will always remember by taking part in a number of family-friendly attractions that enable you to spend as much time together as possible.

It is becoming increasingly important for you to take advantage of the time off both you and your children have, as we tend to get caught up in work and school and neglect the relationships that mean the most to us.

Add the above three attractions in Dubai to your family holiday itinerary and spend as much time with your loved ones doing fun and exciting activities as you can!