Parents and children have a wide selection of kid’s activities in Dubai, from amusement parks to educational centers. There are many amazing activities in Dubai for kids that are popular with tourists from different countries and attract thousands of visitors annually. We have chosen only a few of the possible things to do with kids in Dubai, in fact, there are hundreds of such exciting places and activities for every taste and preference.
The impressive indoor amusement park IMG Worlds of Adventure offers exciting rides with comic book heroes in the Marvel zone, meetings with stunning dinosaurs in the Lost Valley zone, activities in the Cartoon Network zone. In addition, guests can enjoy entertaining films at Novo Cinemas (by the way, here is what’s coming soon in UAE cinemas) and stroll through the IMG Boulevard with its themed shops, cafes, restaurants, and the thrilling Haunted Hotel. The park is visited by more than 20 000 guests daily, this is one of the most popular kid’s activities in Dubai. Here, children and parents will enjoy breathtaking entertainment and a whole day of fun.
To visit the Museum of Illusions in Al Seef is a great idea for both children and adults. This is one of the most interesting destinations in Dubai for kids and their parents. The museum has collected the most exciting illusions from around the world and will help the whole family to get a great experience and learn a lot. One of the most unique illusions of the museum is the Vortex Tunnel, where you will find that the world is going crazy and the laws of space have been violated. Children will be delighted with the Mirror Room and the unusual illusions of the Infinity Room, they will definitely want photos from the Anti-gravity Room and Rotated Room, enjoy the collection of holograms, and will also be happy to solve all the mysteries of optical and photo illusions.
If you love water rides, then be sure to visit the Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, The Palm. This is great entertainment for the whole family, which will bring a lot of exciting sensations and an adrenaline rush of 30 water slides, as well as more relaxed entertainment at more calm water attractions, including Splashers Island for very young children. And moreover, you will see very close such stunning sea animals as dolphins, sharks, stingrays and sea lions.
The Dubai Mall is home to the world-famous Kidzania entertainment and educational project. Children love to participate in such activities, while adults can relax in the meantime. A whole country has been created in this entertainment center, which displays the real world of adults in a wide variety of professions and occupations. Children can take on the role of doctors or firefighters, supermarket salespersons or TV presenters for an hour or two — more than 40 professions in a stunningly realistic recreated work environment are accessible to young visitors.
Here, on the ground floor of Dubai Mall, there is another attraction center for families with children – Dubai Ice Rink. The Olympic-size skating rink will allow you to join the winter activity even on the hottest day. Children will be happy to learn how to perform ice skating pirouettes under the guidance of an instructor or just for their own entertainment.
Interactive play museum OliOli in Al Quoz will be interesting for the youngest children from one year old and older. This is not an ordinary museum, here all exhibits can be touched, explored and made a part of the game. Children and parents will enjoy a lot of amazing discoveries in the galleries of the museum. The colorful Toshi’s Net provides space for climbing and exploring space, the Water Gallery invites everybody to play with water and even shoot from a water cannon, the Forts and Dens gallery will allow kids to build their own castle or hut, and the Creative Lab will introduce them to scientific experiments in a playful way. In total, the museum has 8 laboratories with 40 interactive and exciting exhibits that will help children learn about the world.
Awesome place to visit for the whole family! Strolling along the Dubai Miracle Garden paths, you can admire the unique floral arrangements created from 150 million flowers, including a life-size installation of Emirates A380, a huge Mickey Mouse flower sculpture, 15-meter flower clocks and many other sculptures, arches and passages from many kinds of colorful flowers. Be sure to also visit the Dubai Butterfly Garden, where children and adults can enjoy the amazing view of many exotic butterflies and take a closer look at their life.
If you are tired of walking along the hot streets of Dubai and beach holidays, then the whole family will have a great day at the real ski resort. You don’t need to go anywhere – just visit Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates, an oasis of indoor winter entertainment. Children will be able to ride the real ski slope, have a lot of fun in the Snow Park with its attractions and activities, as well as see the real king and gentoo penguins. Winter fairy tale will be remembered by young visitors for a long time!