The terms ‘travel light’ and ‘family trip’ rarely appear in the same sentence. Even with our dreams of jetting back to Blighty with an empty suitcase – ready to cram full of everything we’ve gleefully purchased thanks to the favourable exchange rate – going anywhere with a baby or toddler in tow equates to kilos.

But, there are ways to make travelling easier on all of us, and a lightweight stroller is one of them!

British Mums has rounded up a hot list of the UAE’s most ‘life-saving’ travel strollers, that won’t weigh you down. All are available to buy in Dubai right now, and are sold as airline cabin compatible, although please do check your operator’s own regulations for cabin baggage prior to flying.

MAMAS & PAPAS ACRO

RRP: AED 899 

At an incredible 4.8kg – it’s the lightest model in our list.

The breathable mesh fabric makes it a good choice for summer, as do the pretty pastel shades of mint green, flame orange and light blue available for the canopy hood.

The handle has two height options, there is a deep shopping basket and the seat reclines for on-the-go naps. The Acro has a five-point safety harness and a robust bumper bar – making this a good option for younger children. It also comes with the sturdiest, zip-up, travel bag we’ve seen and a handy transit bag to help store and transport your Acro.

STROLLER WEIGHT: 4.8kg

AGE SUITABILITY: 6 months to 15kg/3 years approx

Available at Mamas & Papas.

GB POCKIT+

RRP: AED 999

The GB Pockit stroller officially in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most compact stroller can be folded small enough to be carry-on airplane luggage. The Pockit+ weighs just 5.8kg, and for that you get a fully reclining seat and the option to attach a car seat (using adapters). 

The sleek, linear design gives it quite a modern and male-friendly look, but the chic square canopy doesn’t offer much protection, so you might need to add a rain cover and/or parasol.

The Pockit+ has a five-point safety harness with padded straps and a roomy shopping basket, and it folds down to a neat square. 

STROLLER WEIGHT: 5.8kg

AGE SUITABILITY: 6 months to 17kg/4 years approx

Available at Sprii. You can save an EXTRA 10% by using the code BRITMUMS10 when buying from Sprii, just visit their website here.

MOUNTAIN BUGGY NANO V2

RRP: AED 1,573.95

Another new and improved version of a much-loved travel stroller is the Nano V2 from Mountain Buggy. Carved out for its ability to take on curves and curbs, this model has thinner wheels and is an inch narrower than the Nano – which can make all the difference on the bus or tube!

It now has an enclosed flap when the seat is in its reclined position, and can be paired with a very cute newborn ‘cocoon’ to make it suitable from birth (AED 399 RRP).

The hood has an extendable sun visor which is now solid, rather than mesh, and very effective. The Nano has a five-point safety harness and adjustable leg rest and also provides dual functionality to take your car seat with its built in car seat adaptors (with no need to purchase additional accessories!) 

STROLLER WEIGHT: 5.9kg

AGE SUITABILITY: Newborn to 20kg/4 years approx (additional newborn insert must be purchased for babies from 0-6 months)

Available at Sprii. You can save an EXTRA 10% by using the code BRITMUMS10 when buying from Sprii, just visit their website here

BABYZEN YOYO+

RRP: AED 2,199 for 6+ model 

OK, it’s a bit of a splurge, but the BabyZen Yoyo has such a cult following globally – and among our British mums! – that it’s clearly doing something right.

The Yoyo+ comes with excellent drivability, the option to add a car seat (using adapters) as well as a 60% expansion on the shopping basket. It also comes in a variety of beautiful fashion colours, including brand new aqua and toffee, and it’s fair to say the Yoyo+ is the biggest statement-making stroller on our list!

The comfy padded seat reclines to a good level, there is a 5-point harness and the canopy hood is very well designed. The Yoyo+ also has a parent-facing newborn insert available for AED 1,050 (RRP).

STROLLER WEIGHT: 6.2kg – 6.6kg depending which version

AGE SUITABILITY: Newborn to 17kg/4 years approx (additional newborn insert must be purchased for babies from 0-6 months)

Available at Sprii. You can save an EXTRA 10% by using the code BRITMUMS10 when buying from Sprii, just visit their website here.

EASY WALKER BUGGY XS

RRP: AED 1490

The Easywalker Buggy XS is the ideal companion for parents on the go. Weighing just 6 kg, this stroller folds into a super-compact package, that you can literally take anywhere on earth, or just to go shopping. You won’t find a more compact and complete buggy on the market.

There are three recline positions, with the lowest reaching an almost-flat position, so naps are not a problem, and the handlebar style bumper will encourage your little one to sit up and look around. 

With an adjustable XL sun canopy with sun protection of UPF 50+ this one is also ideal for Dubai!

STROLLER WEIGHT: 6kg

AGE SUITABILITY: Birth to 18kg/4 years approx 

Available at Mumzworld and other outlets.

GIGGLES CONCORDLITE

RRP: AED 299 (sale price)

Currently on sale (full price AED 599), the Concordlite is the cheapest travel stroller on our list. But for that, you get a significantly heavier piece of kit. Weighing in at over 10kg, and with a fairly flimsy carry case, don’t be under the illusion you’ll be able to carry this plus a child and/or handbag without a struggle.

The curved canopy hood offers good coverage, and is now available in trendier shades of charcoal grey, petrol blue and khaki, adding to the original Concordlite shades of pink and blue. There is a five-point harness, reclining seat and handlebar-style bumper and, overall, this is an undisputed bargain, ticking all the vital boxes.

Please note this model is suitable for 12 month to 3-year-olds. Giggles does offer other ‘travel’ models for younger children, but these weigh an average of 15kg and are even less portable. 

STROLLER WEIGHT: 10.3kg

AGE SUITABILITY: 12 months to 3 years/15kg approx

Available at Babyshop and Centrepoint stores.

Save with Sprii

Many of the strollers on our list can be bought at Sprii, the Middle East’s number one shopping website for mums. You can use the code BRITMUMS10 for a FABULOUS 10% off across the entire Sprii site! In addition to receiving 10% off all products all year round, you’ll get FREE shipping on all orders (no matter what you spend), plus FREE returns within 7 days, (and cash on delivery if you don’t fancy using your card), and all their prices include VAT too, so there’s no messing around with confusing prices!

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