Top Things to Do with Kids in Dubai

Top Things To Do With Kids in Dubai 20150307T090002 20161018T125210:636123919309204080 Entertainment & The Arts

Dubai’s offerings and big name attractions can be as enjoyable for children as they are for parents. Explore the ultimate playground as a family with our top kid-friendly activities in Dubai.

There’s plenty of fun for the kids in Dubai.

Best places to entertain the kids in the city

Dubai’s offerings and big name attractions can be as enjoyable for children as they are for parents. Here are the top ways to explore the ultimate playground as a family.

kite-beach Kite Beach

It’s all about the kids at Kite Beach, now complete with a freshly paved Skate Park, outdoor trampolines, adventure gym and a play area for the little ones. It’s the perfect place to have a swim with the kids, collect shells and then sidle up for breakfast or lunch at expat-hangout Park House or one of the many beach canteens along the running track.

Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim

Aquaventure Aquaventure Waterpark

Kids and adults alike are guaranteed an adrenaline rush at Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. Got a thrill seeker in the family? Brave vacationers should check out the record-breaking rides, one of which plummets you through a tube and into a shark lagoon. The little ones can keep cool at the tamer rides and Splashers Children’s Play Area. And when it’s time for a break from all the action, meander gently along the waterways or catch a spot of sun on the private beach.

Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 426 0000

Kidzania KidZania

An award-winning concept 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 from firemen, chefs and doctors to hosting a radio show, flying an Emirates plane or creating their very own perfume.

The Dubai Mall
+971 4 448 5222

shutterstock_104843696 Horse riding in the desert

See the desert from the back of a horse for an unforgettable memory of Dubai. At Al Sahra Desert Resort, you can even take an Arabian Culture Tour which explains the Bedouin lifestyle which once reigned in this area.

Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre
+971 4 427 4055

SEGA Republic SEGA Republic

The theme park houses traditional attractions, but it’s the not-so-typical simulations that make SEGA Republic worth a visit. There’s a laser field, a virtual reality bobsled race that twists 360 degrees and the Sonic Hopper, a nine-metre free fall. Younger kids who don’t make the height restrictions can shoot hoops, play Guitar Hero or enjoy the four-level soft play area.

The Dubai Mall
+971 4 448 8484

Top Things To Do With Kids in DubaiDolphin 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. At the end of the day, don’t be surprised if the kids claim they’ve made a new best friend!

Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
+971 426 0000

Dubai Ice Rink Dubai Ice Rink

Ice skating in the middle of the desert? This is Dubai, after all. The Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, in The Dubai Mall is open to skaters of all ages and abilities with instructors on hand to help get you into the groove and around every curved corner. Older kids will enjoy the disco session where lights and chart-topping tunes give them opportunity to show off their triple Salchows in the emirate’s coolest dance party.

The Dubai Mall
+971 4 448 5111

Bounce Dubai BOUNCE Dubai

Kids (and adults) are in store for some challenging fun on over 100 interconnected trampolines. Little ones can somersault their heart out at Mini Bounce while older kids practice their dunk in the basketball hoops and bounce off The Wall. As an added bonus, everyone is guaranteed to sleep well afterwards.

32, 4B Street Al Quoz
+971 4 321 1400

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Wild Wadi

Cool off in the Wild Wadi Waterpark with over 30 attractions perfect for the entire family. Ride a water roller coaster, take the plunge down gravity-defying slides, or simply float on the lazy river and admire the stunning Burj Al Arab. Younger visitors get to enjoy in a dedicated area complete with small slides, climbing frames and dumping buckets, designed for their convenience.

Jumeirah Road, next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel
+971 4 348 4444

Want to give the little ones the trip of a lifetime? Check out Dubai’s best indoor thrills and be sure to add the city’s must-see attractions to your sightseeing list.

English Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing
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