School’s out! If you’re looking for fun indoor activities in Dubai to keep your little ones entertained, you’ve come to the right place. From creative workshops at d3 to rides at Modhesh World and IMG Worlds of Adventure, here are 11 fun things to do in Dubai with kids this summer…
1. Workshops at d3 Dubai
There are loads of creative workshops happening at d3 every weekend! There’s a creative drawing workshop on Aug 4th & 18th, book binding and painting for the older kids on Aug 11th, and so much more! See all the workshops here.
When: Every weekend, until 25th August
2. The Green Planet Dubai
Ready to explore an indoor tropical rainforest? Filled with flora and fauna, The Green Planet Dubai is one of the coolest places to take the kids. You’ll be able to explore the bat cave, hang out with sloths, and check out the flooded rainforest. They’ve also got a summer camp for the kids.
Price: AED 99 (ages 12 and up):, AED 74 (ages 3 to 11), free for kids under 3
Where: The Green Planet, City Walk Dubai
3. LEGO World
There’s a LEGO Ninjago activation happening at Dubai Festival City right now, and the kids will seriously love it! From fun challenges to free building zones, there’s so much to do. Alternatively, there’s also a LEGO activation at Dubai Mall, where families can get creative and use LEGO bricks to build an ideal city of the future.
Price: Show any receipt from the mall to enter, or dress as a ninja (Dubai Festival City Mall), Free entry (Dubai Mall)
When: Until 28th July (Dubai Festival City Mall), until 4th Aug (Dubai Mall)
4. Oli Oli Dubai
Both kids and parents will love this interactive and educational museum. With 8 galleries and over 40 exhibits that are creatively designed to inspire and stimulate, there’s just so much to learn at Oli Oli Dubai. If you haven’t already, you need to check this out.
Price: Free for kids under 1, AED 40 for adults, 60 for 2 hours for kids under 2, AED 120 for 2 hours for kids 2 and above
Where: Al Quoz, near Oasis Centre
5. Beach Party at Dubai Marina Mall
Don’t worry, this beach party is indoors! Dubai Marina Mall has set up an awesome indoor beach this summer, and there’s fun for all ages! There are games, arts & craft activities, and a beach party for the little ones, while grown ups can win prizes by finding one of the 50 gold balls!
When: Daily, until 28th July
6. IMG Worlds of Adventure
Roller coasters, 360 degree spin rides, haunted houses and more – there is sooo much to do at IMG Worlds of Adventure this summer! Kids of all ages, make sure to try the Predator, the Hulk Spin, Spider-Man’s Doc Ock’s Revenge, the Powerpuff Girls ride and of course, the Velociraptor!
Price: AED 257 (adults), AED 236 (kids)
Where: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, near Global Village
7. Modhesh World
From zip lines and trampolines to bumper cars and VR rides, Modhesh World is one of the coolest things to do in Dubai with kids this summer! This entire place is filled with games, rides, and entertainment for all ages!
Price: From AED 25
When: Daily, until 25th August
8. Orbi Dubai
Whether you want to get up close to a mountain gorilla, walk with a herd of African elephants, see our planet from above, experience the ice cold Mt. Kenya or plunge into the deep blue sea – you can do all of that and more at Orbi Dubai. Mixing together SEGA’s innovation and actual footage from BBC Earth, this is the real deal.
Price: Free for kids under 3, AED 65 for ages 3 to 10, AED 85 for 10+
Where: Mirdif City Centre
9. The jam jar Dubai
Get your creative juices flowing and sign up for a fun painting session at the jam jar Dubai! You can join in on a public workshop, sign you kids up for a youth programme or if you’re a natural, you can even do it yourself.
Price: Prices vary, from AED 115 for DIY painting
Where: Alserkal Avenue, AL Quoz
10. Ninja Warrior Challenge at Dubai Sports World
Out of all the fun sports and activities at Dubai Sports World, one of the coolest challenges to try is the Ninja Warrior Challenge by Just Play! Better yet, they’ve got two obstacle courses side by side, one for the adults and one for the kids. From zip-lining on punching bags to swinging on tires to running up walls, the place is filled with fun obstacles.
Price: AED 55 for kids (and adults during off-peak hours), AED 85 (during peak hours)
Where: Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre
11. The Ripe Market at Times Square Centre Dubai
The Ripe Market has moved indoors for summer, and they’ve got fun for all ages! Head to Times Square Centre every Saturday to shop from local businesses, pick up organic fruits and veg, or sign up for a pop-up fitness class while the little ones are busy trying out fun activities and workshops.
Price: Free entry
When: Saturdays, from 9am to 5pm