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16 fun things to do with your Kids in Dubai
From camel rides and shark lagoons to rollercoasters and VR zombies, here are Dubai's best kid-approved activities.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts offers children and the young at heart an amazing array of mega theme parks including MOTIONGATE, Bollywood Parks and LEGOLAND. Take a break from rollercoasters and waterslides at Riverland entertainment and dining boulevard, with food options to suit every taste. Make this your most fun-filled family holiday yet by staying inside the parks at Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed luxury hotel situated right in the heart of the action.
IMG Worlds of Adventure - Indoor Theme Park
A day at IMG Worlds of Adventure, one of Dubai's most exciting theme parks, is sure to make the kids smile. Comfy footwear is a good idea – there's 28 football fields worth of space to explore filled with attractions for the whole family to try! Thrilling rides here bring your favourite characters to life, from familiar friends like The Powerpuff Girls to the heroes of Marvel, making it a must-visit stop.
Kite Beach It’s all about the kids at Kite Beach, now complete with a skate park, outdoor trampolines, and a play area for the little ones. It’s the perfect place to have a swim with the little ones, collect shells and then enjoy breakfast or lunch at the famous food truck, Salt, or one of the many beach canteens along the running track.
OliOli Promising to 'engage and inspire' kids, OliOli is a fresh concept boasting a range of inventive and interactive activities for children. Aimed at two to 11-year-olds, the sprawling venue in Al Quoz is split into eight themed galleries.
City Walk One of Dubai's most kid-friendly shopping districts, City Walk fuses entertainment, shopping, dining and more into one impressive experience. One of the highlights to be found here is The Green Planet — an enclosed ecosystem recreating a tropical rainforest with more than 3,000 plants and animals. Your little ones can even play zookeeper for the day with special talks, guided tours and more.
KidZania Situated inside The Dubai Mall, this award-winning concept has been designed as an ‘adult experience’ scaled down in size. KidZania is an edutainment complex complete with paved streets, buildings and a functioning economy. Watch the kids play grown-up, taking on jobs that range from fire fighters, chefs and doctors to radio jockeys, Emirates pilots or even perfumers
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Go under the sea with your children at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located at The Dubai Mall. With more than 33,000 aquatic animals including sand tiger sharks, there is plenty to keep the little ones entertained. It's an all-encompassing experience as you walk through a tunnel between the aquarium.
Dubai's desert Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the desert for an unforgettable memory of Dubai. Whether it’s sandboarding, camel riding, or going on a desert safari, this is one adventure the kids will love.
Aquaventure Waterpark Kids and adults alike are guaranteed an adrenaline rush at Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, The Palm. Brave vacationers should check out the park’s thrill rides, one of which plummets you into a tube that twists through a shark lagoon, while another allows you to experience the thrills of cliff jumping. Little ones can keep cool at the tamer rides and Splashers Children’s Play Area.
Wild Wadi Waterpark Cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark with over 30 attractions perfect for the entire family. Ride a water rollercoaster, take the plunge down gravity-defying slides, or simply float on the lazy river and admire the stunning backdrop with views of Burj Al Arab. Younger visitors get to enjoy a dedicated area complete with small slides, climbing frames and dumping buckets, designed just for little adventurers.
VR Park VR Park, an indoor amusement park in The Dubai Mall, combines augmented and virtual reality to stunning effect. Try the fantastic Burj Drop experience, where you’ll propel down the side of the record-breaking Burj Khalifa. If that’s too tame for teens, try and survive a zombie attack at The Walking Dead Outbreak VR game, or navigate a spaceship to safety.
Dolphin Bay Splash alongside one of nature's friendliest mammals at Dolphin Bay in Atlantis, The Palm. Swimmers of all ages and capabilities are encouraged to connect with the sociable sea dwellers. It's one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world, aimed at educating visitors about the wild population and the importance of preserving their natural environment.
Bounce Dubai Kids (and adults) are in store for some challenging fun on over 100 interconnected trampolines at Bounce Dubai, one of the most-visited attractions in Al Quoz. Little ones can somersault their heart out at Mini Bounce while older kids bounce off The Wall. T
Air Maniax Energetic tots will fall in love with Air Maniax – a huge indoor inflatable adventure park in Al Quoz. With over 15 activities that the whole family can get involved in, you’ll never be bored. The park features a dedicated inflatable arena, a ‘Warrior Assault’ obstacle course, zip line and even laser tag. Toddlers have their own dedicated play zone.
Ain Dubai Head to Bluewaters Island and find the world’s largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai. Standing at 250m tall, there are 48 passenger cabins where you can admire unparalleled views of the city. Visitors can purchase a family pass for two adults and two children, or a family plus pass that includes a snack and a drink to enjoy as you spot as many landmarks as possible.
Aventura Parks Step into nature with Aventura Parks, Dubai’s exciting high ropes adventure course at Mushrif Park in Mirdif. Among the forest of Ghaf trees, thrill-seekers can choose from over 80 exciting challenges across different ages and difficulty levels. The circuits are spread across five different levels, from the ground to higher up in the trees.
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