Dubai is fast becoming one of the hottest family holiday destinations and with flight and hotel prices at historic lows, now is the best time to find out a little more about this tiny futuristic Desert Kingdom. Dubai offers genuine gold-plated (almost standard in the bathrooms!) luxurious accommodation; mind-boggling entertainment complexes, Activity Parks for the kids and the largest and most sophisticated duty free shopping malls in the world. Being in the Middle East there is of course non-stop sun and warm water for the private beaches, infinity pools and play- pools that surround every hotel. The immediate impression is of an almost Sci Fi cityscape and a tour around its stunning architectural wonders is a must. The kids will be kept more than busy as most of the hotels we recommend have well organised and supervised kids clubs, activity centres and highly professional baby sitting facilities.