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Sunshine-filled family fun in Dubai

Fri, December 8, 2023

Cherish Dubai's sunshine all year round with a range of outdoor experiences in the city.

Cherish Dubai's sunshine all year round with a range of outdoor experiences in the city.


Theme park thrills


The line-up of theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts will keep your family entertained for days. Hollywood-inspired adventure land, MOTIONGATE Dubai, features 40 rides inspired by legendary action-packed films including The Ghostbusters and The Hunger Games alongside family favourites like Shrek. Kids won't want to miss a trip to Legoland Dubai either, with the chance to stay at Legoland Hotel for a 'brick-tastic' holiday experience. If you're up for some pre-rides fun, linger on in Riverland – the gateway boulevard to the theme parks – and let loose during a session at JumpX. The largest inflatable park in the world, it boasts an obstacle course, climbing walls, a basketball court and more across 15 lively sections.


Beachside boulevards

There’s something for all ages in Dubai and that includes inspired family beach breaks. Kite Beach is popular with the city's active community where you can experience kitesurfing, paddle-boarding, beach volleyball and windsurfing. The Beach opposite JBR is a shopping and dining district by the coast offering the ultimate al fresco outing for families. Looking for more inspiration? We've shortlisted the city's very best beaches, just for you. 


In full bloom


Amid the golden Dubai desert dunes is a seasonal sprawling garden filled with greenery and flowers, ideal for nature lovers. Sitting just a few minutes’ drive out of the main city, Dubai Miracle Garden features more than 50 million blooming flowers and is the world’s biggest natural flower garden. Among the vibrant displays is the Smurfs Village where fans can meet the brilliantly-blue characters in landscape arrangements across four immersive zones. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Butterfly Garden; located close to the Miracle Garden, it houses 15,000 butterflies in nine custom-built domes, with the habitat covering a whopping 2,600sqm in total.


Adventurous escapades


Step into nature at Dubai’s one-of-a-kind high rope adventure hub at Mushrif Park. Made up of over 35,000sqm, Aventura Parks offers exciting experiences like zip-lining, rope-climbing and even a cool Tarzan swing. The park offers five different levels of fun that cater to all ages. The lowest height option caters to children aged between four to seven years, 30cms off the ground. Explore the Thriller experience, ideal for adult adrenaline-seekers wanting to fly high from eight metres up.


Splash around

Dive into fun with the whole family at Dubai's many waterparks. The little ones will love LEGOLAND Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts where toddlers can race on rides, or take it easy by floating in the lazy river on a raft built using soft Lego bricks. Alternatively, spend a day at Aquaventure Waterpark, or Wild Wadi to enjoy record-breaking attractions and themed activities. Looking for more action? Challenge your pack to a round at the inflatable waterpark, AquaFun Dubai. This floating venue has it all, from slippery slides to challenging ramps and jumps.

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