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Dubai’s best summer holiday attractions for kids

Where to keep the little ones occupied
Summer is the time to be in Dubai, especially if you’ve got little ones to entertain. Some of the city’s best activities and attractions can be found indoors, and there's a host of ways to keep the kids entertained on holiday while you do your own thing – or join in, perhaps. Here are five of the best indoor kids' attractions you’ll find in Dubai this summer.

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Legoland Dubai

Build memories

Legoland Dubai

Build memories

LEGOLAND DUBAI WILL AMAZE YOUR LEGO-OBSESSED CLAN

One of Dubai’s newest and most popular family attractions, Legoland Dubai, comes with exciting rides and interactive game and  factory tours. Plus there’s the chance to build and race their own Lego cars and robots, and - of course - an enormous shop. The theme park will set imaginations alight and keep little hands busy all day long.  And that’s not all, head to the neighbouring Legoland waterpark for a chance to splash about. 

Contact Details
Tickets start at AED125
Dubai Parks and Resorts, opposite
   Palm Jebel Ali, Sheikh Zayed Road

+971 4 820 0000

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Dubai Aquarium

An underwater world

Dubai Aquarium

An underwater world

Home to 140 species of sea life

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the world’s largest suspended aquarium, located inside the action-packed Dubai Mall. Here, kids get the chance to get up close and personal with sharks, crocs and rays, and even join a behind-the-scenes tour with an Aquarist (from AED150) to learn more about taking care of the underwater world. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can get up-close-and-personal with sharks or take a glass-bottom boat tour.

Contact Details
Tickets start at AED145
Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 448 5200

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KidZania

Put them to work

KidZania

Put them to work

Little ones can explore over 80 real-life professions

An edutainment centre in Dubai Mall, KidZania, is a replica city, complete with paved streets and a functioning economy, catering to kids between the ages of four and 16. The venue offers them a safe environment within which to use their imagination to explore 'work' as a pilot, dentist, doctor, fireman or even a journalist. Little ones can choose to perform 'jobs' to earn KidZos currency, which they can use on shopping or entertainment within the interactive game. 
Contact Details
Entry from AED150 per child
Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 448 5222

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Motiongate

Bring movies to life

Motiongate

Bring movies to life

Discover the worlds' of their favourite characters

Transport the little ones to a place where ghosts and dragons roam, song and dance is the norm, and where one of the animals from Madagascar is your companion. The Middle East’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, Motiongate, located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, boasts attractions that will appeal to a wide range of ages and levels of adventure, from a indoor zone inspired by Dreamworks to the Smurfs Village play area. 

Contact Details
Tickets from AED145
Dubai Park & Resorts, Sheikh Zayed
    Road

+971 800 2629464

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Arabian Adventures

Go wild on safari

Arabian Adventures

Go wild on safari

Majestic dunes, beautiful sunsets, Arabian delights

A desert safari in Dubai has all the ingredients to get young explorers excited about a cultural experience. Arabian Adventures offers summer-friendly packages for uncovering the beauty and magic of the desert, with activities including sunset camel rides, a gripping 4x4 drive through the dunes, and an enchanting feast under the starry sky with Bedouin-style decor and a crackling fire. 

Contact Details
Packages from AED200
Arabian Adventures, DIP2
+971 4 303 4888

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