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A few weeks ago I shared a Girls Guide to Packing for Dubai as well as a guide to survive that long international flight. There are so many different things to pack when it comes to being a childless adult or a mom or dad of any number of children. Men, you will be neglected in this post, it’s just the way it is. I think we women (particularly moms) are notorious for being OCD with the packing. I know I am. If I left my husband to pack the bags for the kids then there would be a ton of things missing. Besides that, I always carry the kids items that we need during the flight so it’s best to just do it myself.
So this list is for the cool moms out there! (Because I am so totally cool myself) I don’t want to cover the international flight because I already did that Here. What I think will be helpful in this post is covering what to bring to Dubai as a mom that you will need during your trip once you have arrived in the UAE. I also have some tips and tricks to share so you can try to pack a little lighter.
Tip: Pack for the activities you have planned and the duration of your stay! You may need a dress or skirt and heels and the boys in your family may need a collared shirt. Check with venues ahead of time for any dress codes.
For an individual packing list for your carry-on bag and tips to survive the long flight, go Here.
What to bring for your kids
Kids get messy. FYI, most hotels offer a laundry service, and they are generally well priced, so get your clothing cleaned without any extra work. Plus, kids don’t mind wearing the same two outfits for a week.
What you should bring for yourself
I know that being a mom, the kids getting dressed in the morning often takes priority over getting ready ourselves. It’s nice to pack some cute and fantastic things but if it isn’t in your usual wardrobe then it probably will be a waste of space in your luggage. Bring things that you are most comfortable in (and cover your shoulders and knees)
Stroller: Bring that sucker with you everywhere. It’s no fun carrying a tired child when you yourself are tired. If you have some accessories for your stroller like a bag or clips to attach bags to then make sure you have them. That stroller is going to be your shopping cart every now and then as well.
Keep in the car
I hope that this list helps you out! I left out the things that are completely obvious or will vary greatly from person to person and family to family. Good luck and enjoy your trip!
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