Dubai is the most populous city in the UAE. It boasts marvellous architecture, shopping malls, fascinating islands, and logic-defying tourist attractions. Dubai is also a great place for kids as it has so many activities to entertain them and you’re your family have an extraordinary time in the city. From theme parks, family-friendly resorts, dancing water fountains, etc, Dubai is action-packed all year round. Here are some top activities to do in Dubai with kids:
For a unique experience, for kids to enjoy, one place you must take them to is KidZania. It’s a great place for indoor activities. KidZania is a mini-city that encourages children to learn while having fun. Here, they can be a Police Officer, Dentist, Restaurateur, or anyone else from the 100s of roles available at KidZania. KidZania has its own currency which kids can use to pay for services and goods and help them understand how to value money and learn about banks, hospitals, ATMs, theatres, supermarkets, pizzerias, and more. Your kids will leave this place having learned a lot.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park in the world and brings your favourite characters to reality with 4 themed zones – Marvel, Cartoon Network, The Lost Valley, and IMG Boulevard. These places are magical. But if you are looking for some spooky thrills, head to Haunted Hotel. Also, IMG Boulevard provides a remarkable variety of beverages and food outlets, retail shops, and attractions such as Adventure Photography.
Kite Beach is all for kids and includes a skate park, trampolines, and play area for little ones. Here, kids can collect shells, have breakfast and lunch at a famous food truck called Salt or at any of the beach canteens. Parents can relax and enjoy a kitesurf show and amazing views of the Burj Al Arab while kids enjoy playing in the sand or at Wire World, an adventure course. Including showers, change area, and Wifi, all amenities are included for a stress-free time at the Kite Beach.
OliOli is a concept boasting a variety of interactive and inventive activities for children. Aimed for 2 to 11 years old kids, the sprawling venue is split into 8 themed galleries. One of them is Toshi’s Net. This hanging play area is a colourful and handcrafted attraction by an artist from Japan. Other fun activities here include launching cannonballs in Water Gallery and experimenting in Creative Lab.
Dubai Mall Aquarium
The world’s biggest suspended acrylic aquarium is home to more than 33,000 exotic species of marine life. Explore a world of water animals which includes a crocodile who’s 40 years old, the 180 degrees Aquarium Tunnel, behind-the-scenes look, underwater zoo, underwater observatory, and many more. The Submersible Simulator helps guests travel on an adventure virtually among whale sharks, dugongs, and other creatures.
Don’t miss visiting the desert for an unforgettable experience. Activities like sandboarding, camel rides, or a desert safari is an adventure kids love. After that, the kids can enjoy tasty dishes and a variety of entertainment activities like archery and quad biking. If you want an excursion to the desert, and camp under the stars for a memorable experience, take a desert tour with all the fun activities included.
Aquaventure is packed to the brim with experiences and various attractions. Head to Zoomerango, Aquaconda, and Slitherine, the first dual slide in the world. It’s an all-age facility which means it’s ideal for kids as well, including Splasher with cool exclusive games, climbing structures, and slides for kids. Aquaventure promises you experiences no other waterpark offers.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Wild Wadi Waterpark has some of the fastest and tallest rides in the world. The highlight is the park is built based on the concept of Arabian folklore, with Juha and his friend Sindbad being the central characters. As you enter the park, there are over 25 rides, significant ones being Master Blaster or the uphill water roller coaster. Ring Rides allows you to choose from single or double rings. Jumeirah Sceirah, Wipeout, and Riptide are rides that produce realistic wave effects, and Breakers Bay is the largest in the Middle East. Wild Wadi Waterpark is a must for all kids.
VR Park is an indoor amusement park located in the Dubai Mall, which combines AR and VR to a stunning effect. Try the fascinating Burj Drop experience where you can propel down from the side of the Burj Khalifa. You can also try and survive zombie attacks at The Walking Dead Outbreak or navigate the spaceship to safety. There are lots to enjoy for young children and families.
Kids are in store for some fun and challenges on more than 100 interconnected trampolines at Bounce Dubai. Kids can somersault their hearts out at Mini Bounce and older kids can bounce on The Wall. The Slam Dunk allows kids to practice their basketball skills and there’s a dodgeball court that sets up for a thrilling game. It’s a fun place!
Energetic kids will love Air Maniax – a massive indoor inflatable park. With more than 15 activities for the whole family to enjoy, you’ll never get bored. The Park features an inflatable arena, an obstacle course called Warrior Assault, a zip line, and laser tag. Toddlers have their dedicated play zone. The Park also uses high-tech wristbands for scores to be recorded automatically, videos and pictures to be uploaded instantly to social media.
Dubai’s recent record-breaking attraction is at Bluewaters Island, called Ain Dubai. The largest observation wheel in the world, Ain Dubai has 48 cabins to take in the views of the city and can hold 1,750 passengers. You can roam around the cabin and enjoy the sights across Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and Dubai Marina. Additionally, it’s packed with exciting experiences and activities throughout the year.
Dubai is famous for Legoland. Here, there are 6 incredible zones are spread around the park where you get the thrill of around 40 interesting rides. Also, you can find numerous retail stores and restaurants here. The zones of Legoland include – LEGO City, Imagination, Adventure Kingdoms, Miniland, and Factory. Legoland is extremely popular and your kids will love it here.
Ski Dubai gives you a snowy wonderland experience in the hot desert city’s weather. Located in the Mall of the Emirates, it’s maintained at a temperature below zero throughout the year. The largest of its kind, it features an indoor mountain, 85 meters high, a snow park, snow penguins, ski school, winter-themed cafes, and many polar activities. Strap on your ski boots, spend the day rolling and sliding on the snow. Also, there are trained instructors to learn from.
Dubai Ice Rink
You can skate and twirl and display some crazy turns across the facility. Set up in the middle of the biggest mall in the world – Dubai Mall, the indoor ice rink is recreated beautifully and is like a winter wonderland. Guests below 100 centimetres can choose Penguin Pals, while kids over 12 years and adults go for Snowmen or Seals. Some other fun activities include Snowfall Skating, Ice Hockey, or Ice Golf.