Overwhelmed when it comes to planning your child’s birthday celebrations? We know the feeling – and we’re here to help!
With the help of our SuperMums, we’ve scoped out some of the best party venues and activities on offer across Dubai that cater to all ages and personalities. From video-game experiences to beachside splash-a-thons, you can’t go wrong with our 7 favourite party options.
1. Let them bounce off the walls
Want to give the kids a safe outlet to burn off all that sugar-fueled energy? Head down to Bubble Soccer AE in Al Quoz and watch them let loose on the playing field while bouncing around in giant inflatables. Safe and super fun, the facility caters to children 8 years up and can host up to 40 kids at a time on the pitch. With an on-site party room featuring a range of sports-centric activities, they offer reasonably priced packages that are a guaranteed hit with boys and girls alike.
2. Give them the ultimate video game experience
You might not think it makes much sense to have the kids play video games at a birthday bash, but that’s because you haven’t experienced Game Van. A mobile gaming centre that comes directly to your house or building, it has enough room to comfortably seat 8 children at a time and comes equipped with Xbox, Wii and PlayStation consoles – all in a fully air-conditioned entertainment zone. Ready to book this non-stop party on wheels?
3. Let them splash around in the sun
Head down to The Beach at JBR where you’ll find everyone’s favourite wet ‘n wild kid zone, Splash Pad. Boasting cool features like a mini pool, fountains and – our personal favourite – giant tipping buckets of water, the facility is a paradise for children – from toddlers to tweens. If you’re keen on having the area all to yourself, you can book Splash Pad for a private party which comes with a range of added perks like decorations and more. The exclusive party packages start from AED 4,500.
4. Give them a chance to play dress-up
One of Dubai’s most over-the-top entertainment parks for kids, KidZania at The Dubai Mall is a place where imagination is nurtured through awesome role-playing activities. Centrally located, it’s the perfect spot for hosting a birthday party that gives children the chance to experience different occupations – from TV anchor to pizza chef and pilot. Well-equipped to handle any group size, KidZania is a fuss-free option for parents looking to give their child an experience to remember. Parents will pay AED 795 for a party room plus the cost of each guest (the parents and the birthday child get in for free).
5. Find the perfect kids’ party planner
Offering up some of the coolest party experiences in town, party planning company The Big Moo can handle almost any request you throw their way. From arranging beach-themed splash parties to booking funky furniture and food stalls, they do it all. Highly professional and offering up a range of event services, they really know how to keep things flashy and fun for everyone.
6. Let them geek out with science
Looking for something that’s educational and fun? You’ll want to check out Mad Science which specialises in keeping kids entertained with mind-blowing experiments that involve everything from rocket launches to cotton candy – kids absolutely love it! With plenty of room for interaction, children can get involved in a range of geeky activities that are great for all age groups.
7. Find the best DIY options in the city
Custom cakes: Check out Ribbons & Balloons if you’re looking for a delicious customised cake that’ll really impress.
Decorations: Head to Party Zone for balloons and a range of party decorations for any party theme.
Entertainers: Add some excitement to your party with help from Cheeky Little Events who offer up a great range of packages for kids’ birthdays.
Party favors: Arrange for sugar-centric party bags from O Candy that kids will go crazy for.