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Things to do with kids in Dubai

Don’t miss these kid-approved activities
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.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts

Make unforgettable memories

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Make unforgettable memories

Discover three theme parks and a waterpark

Dubai Parks and Resorts offers children and the young at heart an amazing array of mega theme parks like Motiongate, Bollywood Parks and Legoland. You can even take a rest in Riverland entertainment and dining boulevard, which offers all the latest in dynamic family fun. Make this your most fun-filled family holiday yet by staying among the action at Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed luxury hotel situated right in the parks. 
Location Details
  Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Jebel Ali
  +971 4 820 0820 

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IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Experience theme park thrills

A day at IMG Worlds of Adventure, one of Dubai's newest and most exciting theme parks, will make the kids smile. Be sure to put on comfy footwear because there are nearly 28 football fields of space filled with attractions for the whole family to try. Thrill rides at IMG bring your favourite characters to life, from familiar friends like The Powerpuff Girls to the heroes of Marvel. A day at IMG Worlds will make for a memorable family vacation.
Location Details
  Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand
  +971 4 403 8888
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Kite Beach

Feel the energy on Dubai’s coolest beach

Kite Beach

Feel the energy on Dubai’s coolest beach

Grab your board and tame the waves

It’s all about the kids at Kite Beach, now complete with a Skate Park, outdoor trampolines, an 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 enjoy breakfast or lunch at the famous food truck, Salt, or one of the many beach canteens along the running track. Parents can sit back and enjoy the kite surf show and stunning views of Burj Al Arab while the kids play in the sand or on the adventure course at Wire World.
Location Details
  Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim 

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OliOli

OliOli

Creative children’s fun

Promising to “engage and inspire kids”, OliOli is a fresh concept boasting a range of inventive and interactive activities for children. Aimed at two to 11-year-olds, the sprawling venue in Al Quoz is split into eight themed galleries. One of the highlights here is Toshi’s Net – a colourful hanging play area, handcrafted by a Japanese artist, while other fun activities include launching cannonballs in the Water Gallery and tinkering in the Creative Lab. Birthday party packages are also available.
Location Details
   4th Street, Al Quoz (next to Oasis Mall)
   +971 4 702 7300
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City Walk

Entertainment for the whole family

City Walk

Entertainment for the whole family

The best of fun, food and shopping

City Walk is one of our most kid-friendly shopping districts with areas like Hub Zero — a virtual gaming experience with different zones for all ages and The Green Planet — an enclosed ecosystem recreating a tropical rainforest with more than 3,000 plants and animals. Don’t miss this amazing district that fuses entertainment, shopping, dining and more into one impressive experience.
Location Details
  Al Safa Street, Jumeirah
  +971 4 511 4670 

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Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark

Have a splash and chill out

Kids and adults alike are guaranteed an adrenaline rush at Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. Brave vacationers should check out the park’s thrill rides, one of which plummets you into a tube that rides through 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 along the Palm’s calm waterways or catch a spot of sun on the private beach.

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

The ultimate kid-zone

KidZania

The ultimate kid-zone

A world of mini adventures await

Situated inside The Dubai Mall, this award-winning concept has been 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 that range from firemen, chefs and doctors to radio-show hosts, Emirates pilots or even perfumers creating their very own scents.
Location Details
  The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 448 5222 

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Dubai’s desert

Dubai’s desert

Have an adventure along the dunes

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the desert for an unforgettable memory of Dubai. Whether it’s sandboarding, camel or horseback riding or going on a desert safari, this is one adventure the kids will love. If you want your desert excursion to last all night, camp beneath the stars.
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Dolphin Bay

Make new friends

Dolphin Bay

Make new friends

Get close to these gentle creatures

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. Dolphin Bay is one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world, aimed at educating visitors about the wild population and the importance of preserving their natural habitat. At the end of the day, don’t be surprised if the kids claim they’ve made a new best friend!
Location Details
  Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 426 0000 

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Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink

Dance on the ice

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.
Location Details
  The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 448 5111
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Bounce Dubai

Get your bounce on

Bounce Dubai

Get your bounce on

The city’s play-time favourite

Kids (and adults) are in store for some challenging fun on over 100 interconnected trampolines at Bounce Dubai. 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.
Location Details
  32, 4B Street Al Quoz
  +971 4 321 1400 

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Wild Wadi

Waterpark fun for everyone

Wild Wadi

Waterpark fun for everyone

Get ready to slip and slide

Cool off at Wild Wadi waterpark with over 30 attractions perfect for the entire family. Ride a water rollercoaster, 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 just for them.
Location Details
  Jumeirah Road, next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  +971 4 348 4444

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VR Park

Virtual Reality escapades

VR Park

Virtual Reality escapades

Exciting rides, journeys and games

VR Park, The Dubai Mall’s newest attraction, combines augmented and virtual reality to stunning effect. Try the fantastic Burj Drop experience, where you’ll propel down the side of the record-breaking Burj Khalifa. If that’s too tame for teens, try and survive a zombie attack at The Walking Dead Outbreak VR game, or navigate a spaceship to safety. Younger children and families also have plenty to enjoy, making VR Park a treat for all ages.
Location Details
    Level 2, The Dubai Mall
   +971 4 448 5111 

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