Whether you’re up for an action-packed day out or you just want to relax and spend some quality time with your little ones, we got you! From fun-filled theme parks to family-friendly movie nights, here are 10 super fun things to do in Dubai with kids…
1. XPark Jr
This brand-new play area has just opened up behind next to Kite Beach, and it’s the perfect place for kids to run around and be kids. Filled with greenery, XPark Jr. has everything from vegetable patches to mini wadis to trees you can climb – ideal for little ones aged 1 to 12.
Price: AED 45 per kid & adult (2 hours)
Timings: 8am to 8pm
Where: Near Kite Beach, behind the Skate Park
2. Legoland Dubai
Legoland Dubai is almost every child’s (and even some grown ups’) dream come true! From a LEGO mini city that lets you fly planes and learn how to drive, to an awesome Legoland waterpark to Miniland, where you can marvel at famous landmarks made out of LEGO – there’s so much to do.
Price: AED 175 (UAE residents rate)
Timings: 10am to 6pm
Where: Dubai Parks & Resorts
3. Museum of Illusions Dubai
Ever been to the Museum of Illusions? With rotating vortex tunnels, an Ames room (that will make your kids seem taller than you!), upside-down rooms and more mind-bending illusions – this is one of the coolest things to do in Dubai with kids!
Price: AED 60 (kids), AED 80 (adult), AED 225 (family of 4)
Timings: 10am to 10pm (weekdays), 10am to 12am (weekends)
Where: Al Seef Dubai
4. Kids at VOX
Fancy having a movie night with your little ones? KIDS at VOX Cinemas is a colourful kid-friendly cinema in Dubai that’s designed specially for parents and their kids. It’s also a great space to host your kid’s birthday party.
Price: AED 42
Where: Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, Burjuman
5. Oli Oli Dubai
If you haven’t been here yet, you’re missing out! Oli Oli Dubai is an interactive children’s museum in Dubai. With 8 galleries and 40 exhibits, the kids can play, explore, learn and create in a fun and friendly environment.
Price: Free (under 1 year), AED 60 for 2 hours (under 2 years), AED 120 for 2 hours (under 18 years), AED 40 (adults)
Timings: 9am to 7pm
Where: Al Quoz
6. Adventure Zone
The little ones will love the obstacle courses and rock climbing adventures at Adventure Zone. From walking on wobbly planks and zip-lining climbing up funky-shaped blocks, this is one adventure you don’t want to miss!
Price: From AED 65 (30 mins) – deals available on Groupon
Where: Galleria Mall, Jumeirah
7. Splash N Party
This water park in Jumeirah was designed just for kids! Splash n Party is a great place to have some fun in the sun, and let your kiddies run wild and have a blast on the splash pads and water slides.
Price: AED 100 per kid
Timings: 9am to 8pm (weekdays), 9am to 9pm (weekends)
8. Dubai Polo Club Dubai
Because who doesn’t love ponies? Head to Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club to teach your little ones how to ride a pony! The team will make sure your kids get a safe and fun introduction to horse riding.
Price: AED 35 (ages 3 to 7) for 30 minutes
Where: Al Qudra Road, next to Arabian Ranches
9. Bounce Dubai
Do your kids have way too much energy? If so, they are going to love this! Round up the kids and make your way to Bounce Dubai for a super fun adrenaline-filled day out. Jumping on trampolines for an entire hour will surely tire them out by bed time… we hope!
Price: AED 75 (Junior: 0-3 years)* , AED 85 (General: 4 years +)
Timings: 10am to 10pm (weekdays), 10am to 12am (Thu & Fri), 9am to 9pm (Sat) // *timings vary for Junior Jumpers
Where: Al Quoz
Ready to get artsy? Let your little ones unleash their inner Picassos at thejamjar, where they can get creative and (just a little) messy. Check out their Musical Canvas children workshops and their family art workshops too – they’ve got a Halloween art one coming up soon! Hands-down one of our favourite things to do in Dubai with kids.
Price: From AED 115.50 (DIY painting)
Timings: 10am to 7pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
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