It’s always fun to have a vacation with kids, this means that there are more fun memories to create and savor. Traveling with children has never been easier especially with the help of technology. Parents can now find out in advance just how child-friendly a destination is with just a simple search. When you are traveling with children there are several things to think about and consider before you fly off to your destination.
1.Child Seat Laws of the Destination Country
One important thing to consider when traveling with kids is to be familiar with the nuances of the child seat laws of your destination country. Child seat car laws are strictly enforced in Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the law to avoid fees and unnecessary delays in your travel. Road safety is always an important point in the UAE and we make it a priority to keep everyone especially children safe whenever they are on board the vehicle.
Children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Violators will be fined AED 400 and slapped with four black points. The front seat passenger should also be at least 145 cm tall and not younger than 10 years old. This means that traveling parents must consider these laws whenever they let their children in a vehicle.
2.Child Seat Availability in Car Rentals
Bringing a child car seat on your flight can be a hassle and can potentially count against your baggage weight allowance so to help solve this problem we recommend that you consult with your chosen car rental company for the availability of car seats together with the car rental.
When you are planning to renting a car with kids and when Renting a car seat can be considerably cheaper than buying a brand new in your destination country. If your car rental company does not offer car seat rentals, there are plenty of companies that specialize in renting baby equipment like car seats, cribs, and strollers to help keep your baby or children safe and make the journey more meaningful.
3.Child Seat Compatible Rental Cars
Once you have your car seat rental planned out the next thing to consider is renting cars that are ISOFIX compatible, this means that they comply with standard ISO ratings. This allows you to make sure that the car seat can be safely anchored to the vehicle.
eZhire has a fleet of vehicles that are designed to meet the ISOFIX standard to ensure that the car seats can be securely attached to our fleet of vehicles. When choosing rental cars with children in mind, we recommend you choose vehicles that have enough space to fit your strollers or crib, this way, you don’t have to worry about space.
Once you have your transportation sorted out, the next thing to consider is making sure that you are staying in a child-friendly hotel. This means that the hotel is generally away from adult entertainment centers and also has a safe and quiet atmosphere most child-friendly hotels have extra amenities like children’s playgrounds and a daycare center to help keep your children entertained.
5.Plan Your Route and Stops
Another important point to consider when you are renting a car with kids, it is mandatory to plan your route and stops. This is especially important when you are driving across great distances. Children have smaller bladers and are quickly bored so we recommend that you plan stops along the way to help make them more comfortable and keep them entertained.
6.Visit Child-Friendly Attractions
Great memories always make traveling worth it and we recommend that you visit Dubai’s top Child-Friendly Attractions. Dubai has an incredibly long list of great attractions that will keep your child entertained.
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world and is also filled with attractions and shops for children. One big attraction in the mall is the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The Aquarium is also one of the world’s largest aquarium and has over 300 sharks and over 140 species of fish. If you are going to visit the Dubai mall by renting a car with kids, the next attraction in the Dubai Mall is the Dubai Ice rink, despite being in the middle of the desert, children can enjoy ice skating on an Olympic size ice rink.
Kidzania is also another top destination inside the Dubai Mall. Kidzania offers a long list of educational games and activities that will help your children create more memories with your trip.
When you are planning to renting a car with kids and have a plan to visit multiple attractions, Dubai also has a long list of water parks that will quench anyone’s drive for adventure. Parents can choose between Wild Wadi, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Laguna Waterpark, Legoland Waterpark, and Aqua Fun Dubai. These waterparks are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.
When it comes to traveling to Dubai or the rest of the United Arab Emirates, Ezhire is your transportation partner. We provide a wide range of child-friendly vehicles that will help make your journey safer, more fun, and memorable. Book your rental car now straight from your smartphone with our Ezhire app that is available for both Apple and Android devices.
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