Is Dubai Suitable for Families?

Back in January, there was a lot of bad rep of Dubai coming out from media publications overseas.

Have a look at this piece from the Daily Mail – one of many, focusing on all the influencers that were enjoying the sunshine in beach clubs and resorts.

One look and you would think that Dubai is just a place for party-goers and young, single people. 

Not that there is anything wrong with them – we’ve all been young once, fallen down in front of a bar (you never?), stayed up way past our bed time 😉 What annoyed me more was how it made Dubai looked like it was just all that, and nothing more.

So here’s my little give-back to all the families living in Dubai – people who have had little ones here and stayed on.

In defense of all the bad rep that we've gotten overseas - here's why we have chosen to call this place home, and what we love about our area of residence - be it temporary or not. 

Next time someone sends you an article about Dubai that you don’t like, send them this. Tell them, Dubai’s a great place for families. It’s not just about the parties and the booze. There’s so much more to it than that.

Is JBR Family Friendly?:

Diana, owner of Tail me Story writes.

Toddlers in Trade Centre / SZR – Why not?:

Chirag, managing director of Pine Wood writes.

Why we’re still in the Marina, after kids:

Cindy, yours truly Lil One of the Ashes writes.

Town Square – Town Where?:

Gulten, mum of RoniontheMove writes.

Dubai Hills – That park, and more:

Sofia, mum of a 4-year old boy writes

A Villa in the Meadows – How is it with Kids?:

Pascale, Parenting Coach – owner of Moment of Parenting writes.

DIFC with the Family : Would you live in the Financial Hub with Kids?

Anjum, mum of 2 girls and Owner of Toys and Tools writes.

Arabian Ranches : We’ve all thought about moving there.

David, owner of Your Space UAE writes.

If you would like to contribute to this series – please get in touch.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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