Dubai is considered a city of luxury and opportunity, but most will have you think that its too expensive to visit. Whats more, traveling with your family requires more planning compared to when you’re traveling with your friends or by yourself. So here we have put together our top tips on How to Make a Family Vacation More Affordable.
The first thing which comes to mind when planning any trip away is budget, especially if you are traveling to places like Dubai and other so called “expensive” destinations. For instance, you will find very impressive tourist spots in Dubai but it is a very expensive place to go for a long holiday if you do not plan accordingly.
Here are a few tips which can help you to create a great experience while traveling with your family on a budget.
1. Book Your Flights in Advance
When you are traveling with your family, it is always better to book your tickets online and in advance. About four to six months is optimal on average.
(Check out my other blog post HERE for the cheapest time to book).
There are various websites from where you can look for the cheapest available rates. When travelling to Dubai I would recommend avoiding peak seasons which can treble your trip cost.
2. Research Free Tourist Activities
There are various places to visit in Dubai with family where you can enjoy different activities for free. Make sure you do your research before you visit so to save you quality family time.
You can apply the same trick anywhere else in the world of course. Good sightseeing doesn’t always have to come at the cost of a tour guide! A good site to start would be to visit https://www.visitdubai.com/en and see what’s going on in general whilst you are out there.
Alternatively check our post – Free Things to do in Dubai here.
3. Book an Apartment
Traveling to Dubai with a family on a budget is not always easy. Whats more, you can be blinded by the amount of luxury and class available in regards to hotels here.
If you’re looking to save money whilst also adding some extra space, always book an apartment. That way you can cook your own food and have enough space to live with everyone in a shared place. This is opposed to hotel rooms where people need to stay in separate rooms and average rates are often more.
Dubai Marina has some fantastic apartments at a great price too. Furthermore, the marina is a fantastic place to stay and is only a stones throw away from the popular Jumeirah Beach Residence.
4. Look out for Family Friendly Package Deals
The best way to grab a good family package deal is to be patient. Many places have sales and offer free child spots, so keep an eye out for these.
This would help you to save a chunk of money while enjoying every bit of the trip and the destination without any compromise or hassle of organising yourself.
5. Get Medical Insurance
Before you travel anywhere, ensure that every member in your family has their health insurance sorted beforehand in case the unthinkable should happen. This way you do not have to spend a lot of money on any treatment whilst abroad. There are many places like Dubai where healthcare is very expensive and so why prior preparation is essential.
Well there you have it, our top 5 tips on How to Make a Family Vacation More Affordable. For more in depth information on How to Visit Dubai on a Budget, check out our guide.
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