Ten family holidays for summer 2012

With two and a half months of no school looking us in the eye, it's time to plan the annual summer migration for a few weeks respite from the heat/impending cabin fever of a much quieter Dubai. When making holiday plans, you could do worse than sticking the proverbial pin on a map. You could ask friends for advice. You could go on travel and trip websites. You could borrow travel books from your local library. Bring home a brochure or two from the nearest airline agent.

Or, you could get some quick and fabulous ideas for your next getaway simply by looking at lists! We compiled the ones below by going through yet more lists put together by travel editors and writers who are in the know, saving you the time and hassle of having to do it. If you haven't booked your tickets yet, this might just provide the inspiration you need to make the most of summer and of Dubai's fantastic proximity to many wonderful destinations.
After all, one of the biggest advantages of living in Dubai is the chance to raise well-rounded, open-minded children with a world view who have the privilege of traveling to new places and trying new things,.