Dubai named best travel destination for family vacations
Dubai has been named the world’s top destination for family holidays, in a new survey by travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip.
The site looked at relevant travel data for major family vacation categories, including the quality of family hotels, attractions and beaches, general safety and the strength of ocean currents. After gathering this information, InsureMyTrip ranked the cities from most to least suitable as potential destinations for family getaways.
Of the 62 cities analyzed, Dubai comes out on top with a score of 7.42 out of 10. It is followed by Colombo, Turks & Caicos, Barbados and Corfu in Greece.
Dubai scored particularly well in five out of seven categories, including area safety (10), quality of family attractions (10), weak ocean current (9.75) and sea temperature (7 ,7).
“Dubai is quickly becoming a family wonderland, offering access to a variety of theme parks,” InsureMyTrip said.
“It is considered one of the safest cities in the world and is becoming a more affordable destination for families, offering all-inclusive resorts with an array of activities.
InsureMyTrip also highlighted the fact that Dubai has a number of beaches recognized by the Blue Flag Scheme, which contributes to its suitability as a family destination.
Dubai was recently named Best Global Destination in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, thanks to the city’s strategy of staying open and accessible during the pandemic, while remaining safe.
“It is truly a proud moment for Dubai to be recognized as the world’s premier destination, reaffirming the decisive yet cautious steps Dubai has taken to navigate safely and accelerate our way out of this unprecedented global challenge,” Helal said. Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Department of Dubai. Economy and Tourism, the TripAdvisor award.
At the other end of InsureMyTrip’s ranking, Miami emerges as the least suitable destination for family vacations, scoring low scores for weak ocean current (0), quality of family hotels (0.69), quality family attractions (1.36), area safety (4.04) and low wave height (4.91). Miami’s crime rate has been cited as being considerably higher than the US national average, and the city is also particularly vulnerable to hurricanes.
Cancun in Mexico was ranked the second least favorable destination for family vacations, followed by Gijon in Spain, Shirahma in Japan and Sydney in Australia.
“As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease and more and more families decide to go on vacation again, it is especially important that they feel safe. InsureMyTrip hopes the results of this study will help these families feel confident and secure in their decision to travel the world and create new and lasting memories,” said Sarah Webber, Chief Marketing Officer at InsureMyTrip.
Top 10 destinations for family vacations
InsureMyTrip’s list of the most family-friendly vacation destinations, with ratings out of 10:
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 7.42
- Colombo, Sri Lanka — 6.71
- Turks and Caicos Islands — 6.48
- Barbados — 6.37
- Corfu, Greece — 6.27
- Faro, Portugal — 6.12
- Phuket, Thailand — 6.01
- Auckland, New Zealand — 5.98
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5.98
- Havana, Cuba — 5.93
Updated: April 05, 2022, 07:35