Are you planning a trip to Dubai with your kids?

Not sure where to go for fun since there are so many spectacular attractions in the city?

We know how you feel and it can be difficult to choose the best things to do in Dubai.

While it is famous for luxury shopping and record-breaking parks, Dubai offers an enchanted world to kids and families alike.

We’ve checked all the biggest attractions and uncovered 36 fun things to do in Dubai for kids, so read on and find out where they are!

1. Atlantis, the Palm

One of the most iconic symbols of Dubai, this luxury nautically themed hotel is geared up to give your kids the best experience in the city!

The property is located right at the waterfront and each room can enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean. 

After the official launch in 2008, the famous Underwater Suites of Atlantis have become famous worldwide.

Today, this hotel is also the best one in Dubai for kids.

The Kids Club offers supervised entertainment for all the young guests. 

Moreover, with complimentary entry to Aquaventure, the largest waterpark of the Middle East, dance classes, and video game rooms, any kid can live the dream here!

Meanwhile, the multiple ethnic restaurants that dot the property, and the state of the art shopping center provide activities for parents and adults. 

Atlantis, the Palm details

  • Facilities: Fitness center, Spa, Private Beach, outdoor pools, multiple restaurants.
  • Nearby attractions: Aquaventure Waterpark, Aquaventure Beach, Dolphin Bay, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Abdul Rahman Siddik Masjid.

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2. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure is Dubai’s largest waterpark and is home to many record breaking rides and attractions.

Best of all, entry to the park is free for guests of Atlantis, the Palm!

The park is HUGE and spread out, so don’t forget your water shoes since pavements can really heat up under the Dubai sun. 

Aquaventure features 30 rides and attractions, including the world’s longest waterslide, Aquaconda.

Another signature ride is Leap of Faith, which plunges riders through a 27 meter transparent tube through a shark filled aquarium. 

While adrenaline junkies will certainly get their fix at Aquaventure, the park isn’t all about thrills and has plenty to offer those seeking a more relaxing experience. 

You can take a break from the action by relaxing on the 500 meter private beach or Dubai’s longest lazy river. 

For young kids, They can continue playing in the featured large splash area.

Aquaventure Waterpark is a great place to cool down for families, and especially convenient for those staying at Atlantis, the Palm.

Aquaventure Waterpark Details

  • Address: Atlantis, The Palm – Crescent Rd – Dubai, UAE
  • Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM
  • Duration: 3-6 hours

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3. Laguna Waterpark

At the Laguna Waterpark, there are activities to satisfy every family member.

Situated adjacent to the famous La Mer beach, this park offers 5 of the greatest slides worldwide.

Certainly, it is smaller than similar parks in Dubai, but perfect to cool down during a hot, sunny day.

If you are a brave adventure lover, take a step inside the glass capsule and enjoy the thrilling Free Fall ride!

Alternatively, for anybody looking at taking up a challenge, the double land Mad Racer slide offers fun for dads and sons at the same time.

Ultimately, the WaveOx 180 FloRider offers an invigorating Surf Experience without having to leave the waterpark!

The gigantic surf surface can accommodate up to 4 surfers at a time and work in complete safety.

There are packages and full-day passes that include all-you-can-eat lunches. 

Best of all, this includes access to all rides and relaxation areas, so it makes this park cheaper than many others in the city. 

Infants under 2 enter for free but there is a 1-meter height limit on the rides.

Laguna Waterpark details

  • Address: La Mer – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM-6 PM
  • Duration: 3-6 Hours 

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4. Wild Wadi Waterpark

This waterpark is smaller and cozier than the standard parks in Dubai and offers a relaxing and crowd-free experience for kids and adults.

It is owned and managed by the renowned Jumeirah Hotels and guests can enjoy complimentary entry to the park.

It boasts over 30 slides and rides and it is themed around the tale of Juha, a character of the Arabian folklore.

Moreover, Wild Wadi is proud to be one of the most sustainable water parks in Dubai. 

Babies and toddlers are particularly welcome in this park as it has all the facilities needed to provide a refreshing and safe experience for the whole family.

Additionally, the many shops, restaurants, and relaxing areas that dot the park make this the perfect destination for a complete day out.

The entrance to the park is free for kids under 2 years old and discounted for the little adventurers that are yet to reach 1.1 meters of height.

In addition, for the other young guests, the entrance fee is based on height.

Visitors with disabilities can enjoy a fun day out on the safe rides!

Wild Wadi Waterpark details

  • Address: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 2 Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM-6 PM
  • Duration: 3-6 Hours 

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5. Dreamland Aqua Park

Being one of the oldest and largest Aqua Parks in Dubai, Dreamland never lets any visitor down!

The park spreads across 250,000 square meters and features over 30 attractions.

Among the most famous ones, the Kamikaze ride can be thrilling, even for the most navigated aquapark-goers.

Best of all, Twister, the spinning slide that drops you into a pool through a 40 meter tunnel, is one of the state-of-the-art rides that you can find here!

Moreover, for the kids, Aqua play activities and pools offer up to 19 games options.

The entertainment here is also fully supervised.

If you really can’t get enough of Dreamland, there are options to camp within the park or book a chalet for the night.

So have an overnight break and start the fun again first thing in the morning!

Dreamland Aqua Park details

  • Address: Umm Al Quwain – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10 AM-6 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM-7 PM 
  • Duration: 3-6 Hours 

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6. Yas Waterworld

Famous for featuring the Middle East longest suspended roller coaster, this is arguably one of the best water playgrounds in the world.

The park is designed to give the impression of an enchanted island and themed around the story of Dana and her search of a lost pearl. 

During your experience at the park, you will meet all of Dana’s kind helpers and the evil pirates through Water Wars or on the 6-person tornado.

Furthermore, the park allows guests to stay overnight and buy week-long passes. 

In particular, among the 40 rides that make this park unique, the latest addition is really worth checking out!

Head to Cineplash, the 5D water cinema charms adults and kids alike.

Best of all, tickets include access to the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi or to Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.

Multiple day tickets can be used across the space of two weeks, of course.

Ultimately, the shopping centers, Souks, and restaurants that dot the park make it a comfortable place to spend entire days.

Yas Waterworld details

  • Address: Yas Island- Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM; Friday and Saturday, 10 AM – 7PM
  • Duration: whole day

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7. Aquafun – World’s Largest Inflatable Waterpark

This floating playground is set just off the Dubai Jumeirah beach and easily reachable from the city.

The world-famous course spells out “I love Dubai” and it has become an iconic symbol of the place.

While it is fully geared up to welcome kids and families, don’t underestimate this challenge!

Ultimately, if you are looking at including some fitness sessions on your holiday, this park can help you burn between 700 and 1200 calories per hour.

Who needs the gym anymore?!

The obstacle course features over 74 games of different difficulties for young visitors or adults.

However, be aware that 350 people can be allowed on the course per hour, so it can get quite busy!

Group and family tickets can be bought online in advance for a reduced price.

Aquafun – World’s Largest Inflatable Waterpark details

  • Address: The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5.30 PM
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

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8. Ski Dubai

The most exciting city in the world could not miss out on the opportunity of giving its visitors magical experiences!

Located in The Mall of The Emirates, the Ski Dubai park will give you the impression that you’re jumping into a little village in the Alps at Christmas!

In particular, the 85 meters high indoor ski mountains offer the opportunity to the whole family to learn how to ski and enjoy the snow. 

For expert skiers, the first indoor Black Diamond Run can pose a challenge!

Your kids will be charmed by the 40 minutes encounter with the penguins that populate the playground.

Additionally, this includes unlimited entry to the park and face-to-face interaction with these magical creatures! 

The daily activities and challenges organized by Ski Dubai make it the perfect place for an exciting day out with your kids.

So, escape the hot Dubai weather for a few hours and get ready for a -2C experience!

Ski Dubai Details

  • Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 10 AM – 11 PM, Thursday 10 AM – 12 AM, Friday 9 AM – 12 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 11 PM, Sunday 10 PM – 11 PM
  • Duration: 1- 2 hours

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9. Dubai Ice Rink

This Olympic size ice rink in the middle of hot Dubai offers amazing opportunities for short-term and long-term visitors.

With daily classes, anybody can learn how to skate.

Moreover, while the program is designed for kids, a full 7-week Academy course will get your little ones ready for competitions.

In the evenings, the ice rink turns into an Ice Disco Party for adults.

Head here for an exciting evening and enjoy the party as soft snow falls through the roof!

Additionally, each skating slot is 1.5 hours long and kids can hire Penguin Skating Aids to be eased in!

Birthday parties can be also organized upon request.

Dubai Ice Rink details

  • Address: Financial Center Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM- 11:45 PM
  • Duration: 1- 2 hours

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10. Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest tower offers a good dose of adrenaline to both kids and adults.

Tickets to the top can be bought at the entrance of the tower.

Step in the world’s fastest elevator that will cover the 500 meters vertical ride in just a minute!

The observation decks are perfect to enjoy a view of the city from above and without the noise or crowds of the ground.

If you are planning a family day out here, between 11 am and 3 pm is the best time to go as you will not be queuing for long.

At 6 pm, just before dinner, head outside to enjoy the fountain shower and water show.

Burj Khalifa details

  • Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

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11. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Part of the Dubai Mall, The aquarium is home to over 140 species.

The capacity of over 10 million litres of water makes this sanctuary one of the largest Underwater zoos in the world.

Since Dubai loves holding records for incredible experiences, the aquarium is also a one-of-a-kind suspended system of tanks.

The main tank is over 50 meters long, 20 meters wide, and 11 meters high, and houses thousands of animals.

It has everything an adventurous traveler needs!

One of the highlights is the shark encounter where you’re lowered into the water within the safety of a cage.

If that’s not enough, go behind the scenes to feed crocs and learn about their behaviours. 

The majority of the activities held here are kid friendly and accessible to all kinds of visitors.

Children under 3 years old can enjoy free entrance.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo details

  • Address: Dubai Mall
  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 12 AM
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

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12. Dubai Museum

The Al Fahidi fort is one of the main symbols of the ancient Emirati culture.

Kids will have the chance to truly understand the life, traditions, and history of Dubai. 

This is a great place to start your family holiday in Dubai and become familiar with the lifestyle and customs of this intriguing country.

The museum is located underground and it is reachable through the Al Fahidi Fort.

The kid-friendly experiences include encounters with stuffed animals, mannequins, and displays.

Instead, the modern art wing shows the differences between the ancient, charming Dubai and the current and inspiring city.

Ultimately, the cheap entry price (between 1 and 3 AED) can make this a viable and interesting option for your first day in Dubai! 

Dubai Museum details

  • Address:  Al Fahidi St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM; Friday 2:30 PM- 8:30 PM 
  • Duration: 1 hour

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13. Jumeirah Beach

Ultimately you are in Dubai to relax!

Take a day off and head for the white sand beach of Jumeirah.

This attraction is located on Dubai’s coast and surrounded by luxury hotels, restaurants, and clubs.

Moreover, the Wild Wadi Waterpark, the Arab Tower hotel, and the Jumeirah Beach resort are only a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

The parks and gardens that hug the beach are perfect for a picnic or mid-afternoon naps in the shade, while kids can run around and play sport.

Moreover, from here, you will be able to enjoy a unique view of the city’s skyline.

The beach is open every day and the entrance to the park is completely free.

However, be aware that Monday is dedicated to ladies and children only.

This beach is famous for hosting hundreds of festivals, carnivals, and gatherings. 

So check the calendar in advance and find out if a world-famous event is being held here during your stay!

Jumeirah Beach details

  • Address: Jumeirah Beach Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: As long as you like

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14. Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow never fails to get the attention of kids!

Through the 4 magical experiences offered here each evening, you and your family can jump into the Glow, Dinosaur, Ice or Magical Park.

The creative installations, live musicals, and performance shows that take place here every night, are brought to life by over 500 artists.

The interactive areas and the journey into the Eco-Friendly World of Arts make this a great place for kids to learn something new.

The science, research, and craftsmanship behind this park have made it an educational but fun place to spend the evening.

Lastly, the park has become increasingly famous over the past years and today attracts the best artists and talents of the UAE.

During downpours or strong rains, the park might be closed to protect the attractions from water damage.

Dubai Garden Glow details

  • Address:  Zabeel Park, Gate No- 6 & 7 Area – B – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Fridays 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

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15. Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden brings to life every kid’s dream!

Located just outside of the bustling city center, this park is reachable with a 20 minutes bus ride from the Mall of the Emirates.

The garden’s works of art are made entirely by flowers and real plants.

The expert gardeners that brought the park to life have built a functioning clock and a castle out of it!

Dubai Miracle Garden is also home to the recently added Butterfly Garden. 

This is the world’s largest butterfly sanctuary and houses over 15,000 beautiful insects of more than 26 kinds.

Kids can explore the gardens in complete safety and also learn all about butterflies, plants, and flowers.

However, the park is generally closed for short periods during summer for maintenance and restoration.

Dubai Miracle Garden details

  • Address: Al Barsha South 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 9 AM- 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM 
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

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16. Global Village

It is true that in Dubai you can be anywhere you want!

If you have been missing your home, head to the Global Village and get a taste of other global cultures.

This is the largest multicultural festival park in the world and Dubai’s first family destination.

It combines the cultures of over 90 countries and recreates the attractions that make them magical. 

Events, concerts, and street entertainment happens here every night and attract the best artists in the region.

The Stunt Show Survivor is among the most popular events that take place here every night!

Illuminated stunt cars that light up the night, will make the whole family gasp!

Pavilions, shops, and restaurants in the village provide plenty of variety for families to explore.

Mondays are dedicated to women and kids only.

Global Village details

  • Address: Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and – Emirates Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 4:00 PM – 12:00 PM, Thursday, Friday and Public Holidays 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

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17. IMG Worlds of Adventure

The world’s largest indoor theme park is a great option to avoid the rain ruining a day of your holiday!

With five different adventure zones, kids can immerse themselves in the Marvel world, Lost Valley, Cartoon Network or IMG boulevard.

With over 40 rides and activities, this playground for kids really has it all.

If you are in the mood to watch a film, head for the 12 screens multiplex state-of-the-art cinema and enjoy your favorite films in 2D or 3D.

Lockers and a complimentary shuttle service from all the main locations in Dubai are also included in the entrance fee.

The restaurants and shopping malls are all themed around great movies so you will be able to enjoy your meal at Tony Stark’s Skydeck or at Chang’s Golden Dragon.

If you are really lucky, you will be able to spot some of your favorite Marvel characters walking around the boulevard.

Meet and Greet sessions, which kids love, are also available during the week.

IMG Worlds of Adventure details

  • Address:  E311 – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 11 AM – 8 PM, Thursday, Friday 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Duration: whole day

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18. Ferrari World

This park brings to life everything that you might have been dreaming about!

This thrilling park features Ferrari themed rides and attractions that no kid can miss out on! 

The most famous Freccia Rossa, the fastest ride in the world, can accelerate from 0 to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds and reach incredible heights of 52 meters.

While this is more recommended for brave visitors, some more mellow rides can accommodate the need for speed of the younger visitors.

The Bell’Italia and Junior Grand Prix ride let you tour around Italy or the most famous circuits in the world in a Ferrari.

Fiorano GT Challenge and Flying Aces can bring your experience here to a whole new heart-racing experience.

To avoid missing out on your favorite ride, check their website for updated availability of all the attractions.

Ferrari World details

  • Address:  Yas Island – Yas Dr. St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM
  • Duration: whole day

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19. VR Park Dubai

This is the world’s largest virtual and augmented reality park.

Visiting the leading attractions featured here can be a once in a lifetime experience.

Being part of the Dubai Mall, this attraction is extremely accessible and perfect for rainy days.

You will be able to choose among over 20 VR experiences and stories. 

Each lasts from 5 to 10 minutes and will take you to a different planet!

Here you can visit sand dunes, or swim underwater with whales.

Birthday parties can be organized for your kids and include multiple VR experiences.

Pass packages are available, so you can enjoy the complete experience.

Keep in mind that while some rides are open to all ages, there are rides only available for kids taller than 1 meter.

VR Park Dubai details

  • Address:  Level 2, The Dubai Mall
  • Opening Hours: Sunday  to Thursday 10 AM 12 AM, Friday 9 AM – 1 AM, Saturday 9 AM – 12 AM
  • Duration: 2-4 hours

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20. Warner Bros World

This imaginary village is real in Dubai!

At Warner Bros World, you will be able to visit Gotham City, Bedrock, Metropolis, Dynamite Gulch, and many others.

Walk around the plaza to find the best restaurants, Boulangerie, candy shops, and ice cream parlors.

With a different show every night, here you can meet all of your favorite Warner Bros. characters.

The rides are categorized, so you’ll be able to fine appropriate experiences for your kids.

This indoor park is perfect for rainy days.

It is situated strategically on Yas island so you can enjoy a view of the ocean on a sunny day.

Warner Bros World offers over 6 immersive lands and 29 rides that can take up to a full day to be explored.

Fortunately, the theme park is fully equipped with prayer and mother rooms so you won’t need to stop the action during your visit.

Warner Bros World

  • Address:  Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM – 8 PM (Rides Opening Hours – Daily from 11 AM)
  • Duration: whole day

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21. Museum Of Illusions

The Museum of Illusion is for kids fascinated by illusions, visual effects, and magic.

Let this museum trick your fundamental senses and find out how the mind can be distorted.

The Vortex Tunnel created in Dubai is the first one of its kind and allows visitors to jump into nowhere.

The tricks designed by craftsmen of the museum will teach you about vision and perception. 

Bring your family into the Smart Playroom and try to figure out the various puzzles and games.

Visitors of all ages can play the games proposed in the different areas of the museum.

Located in the Dubai Creek, this attraction is easily accessible from the city center and will charm all the members of your family.

Don’t forget to stop at the Smart Shop to buy a tricky souvenir to keep your journey home busy!

Museum Of Illusions details

  • Address:  Al Seef – Dubai Creek – Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10 AM to 10 PM, Thursday to Saturday 10 AM to 12 AM
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

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22. Legoland Dubai

While you would have probably visited a Legoland somewhere else, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Dubai’s take on it!

During the week, the park features different shows to keep returning visitors entertained.

The 8-minute long Miniland Light Show taking place every Thursday and Friday welcomes families with fireworks over the Lego Village.

The nearby Legoland Waterpark makes this the perfect place to relax and refresh during the hot days in Dubai.

On special holidays such as Halloween, kids can eat for free in selected restaurants.

Legoland Dubai details

  • Address:  Sheikh Zayed Rd, Exit No 5, Opposite Palm – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Duration: whole day

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23. Legoland Water Park

After enjoying the magic streets and attractions of LEGOLAND park during the morning, head for the LEGOLAND water park to cool off in the afternoon.

This park is very popular amongst kids on hot days. 

The restaurants that dot the park make this the perfect place to have a lunch stop and get some refreshments before continuing to explore the LEGOLAND park.

Similarly to other slides in the park, the Joker Soaker is made completely out of LEGO.

Drinking fountains, canned drinks, and bottled water are all available throughout the park.

Legoland Waterpark details

  • Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Exit No 5, Opposite Palm – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Duration: half day or whole day

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24. Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai is divided into 4 different zones to satisfy different kids.

The Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks, and Lionsgate area will bring to life all of your favorite films and characters.

For the little ones, the Smurfs Village, with its 5 immersive attractions, will allow your kid to meet the internationally loved Smurfs!

For keen learners, you’ll particularly enjoy exploring Dubai’s Lionsgate cinema studios.

While at the Dreamland movie park, you’ll see the world of “How to Train Your Dragon” and many other family movies.

If your kids prefer spooky movies, come here at Halloween, and explore behind the scenes of the most terrifying films.

Motiongate details

  • Address:  Park and Resorts – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11 AM to 8 PM; Thursday and Friday 1 AM to 9 PM
  • Duration: whole day

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25. Bollywood Parks Dubai

You will not be able to find a similar park anywhere in the world.

This Bollywood themed park covers over 1.7 million square feet and is an iconic symbol of Mumbai’s famous film industry

Your kids will experience action, adventure, romance, comedy, and musicals at 5 different zones.

In each zone, you will be able to enjoy Bollywood blockbusters, live entertainment, stage performances, and cinematic rides.

This unique theme park will provide plenty of fun moments for your kids while learning about Dubai’s culture.

Bollywood Parks Dubai

  • Address:  Dubai Parks and Resorts – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: 2 PM – 11 PM
  • Duration: whole day

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26. Riverland Dubai

Located in the heart of Dobai’s parks and resorts area, this theme park is built entirely over bodies of water.

The 4 areas in which this park is subdivided – The Peninsula, Indian Gate, Boardwalk, and the French Village – are inspired by different eras and their traditions.

This journey through times, shopping malls, restaurants, and architectures can be done without purchasing a ticket.

The park creates a great place for family gatherings or friends meet-ups.

Riverland details

  • Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Saturday to Wednesday 10 AM to 11 PM; Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 12 AM
  • Duration: 1 to 4 hours

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27. Kidzania Dubai

Kidzania is a 7,000 square meters scale replica of a real city.

It is aimed at kids between 2 and 16 years old.

The playground features over 70 role-playing games and activities which are designed to help kids learn about money and jobs.

This can be a fun and educational day out for the family.

In KidZania, you will be able to find a scaled university, hospital, radio stations, chocolate factories, and fast-food restaurants.

Kids can play to have a job in different areas and understand real-life values while playing.

KidZania details

  • Address:  Financial Center Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Sunday to Wednesday 10 AM to 10 PM; Thursday and Saturday 10 AM to 11 AM
  • Duration: 1 to 4 hours

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28. OliOli – Interactive Play Museum

Olioli museum is designed to promote positive play among kids and families.

Children can play freely within the spacious museum and keep their minds busy with hands-on activities.

Among many paintings, drawing, and physical games, kids are encouraged to try new things.

A cafe’ and seating areasallow mums and dads to keep an eye on their kids from a distance while sipping coffee.

Birthday parties can also be organized upon request.

OliOli – Interactive Play Museum details

  • Address: 62 4 A St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Sunday to Wednesday 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 9 AM
  • Duration: 2 hours

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29. Desert Safari

One of the best experiences to engage the whole family and explore the past of Dubai is through a Desert Safari.

Morning, evening, or overnight trips are available on camel rides, 4×4 vehicles or even hot air balloons to explore the dunes.

Most tours include a BBQ dinner or buffet.

Admire the best sunrises and sunsets with your kids and watch daring fire shows at night. 

Experienced guides will lead your family through this journey in complete safety.

Desert Safari Details

  • Location: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Opening Hours: Every day
  • Duration: 4 to 14 hours, depending on the tour you have picked.

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30. Mattel Play! Town

The most renowned children’s edutainment park is designed to gift kids with an unforgettable experience while learning something new.

At Mattel Play! Town, there are plenty of interactive activities to keep kids busy.

For example, at Thomas and Friends, kids can explore the world, to see where other countries are, and learn about their geography.

This could also be the place to inspire your kids to take up a new passion or hobby, such as ballet or construction.

The 4D movie cinema will make the whole experience real!

For special occasions, parties can be organized upon request.

Mattel Play! Town details

  • Address: CITY WALK – Al Safa St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Saturday to Wednesday 10 AM to 7 PM; Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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31. iFly Dubai

The world-famous iFly lets you experience skydiving in complete safety… but not without the adrenaline rush!

With guidance, you will get to see what flying on winds of 300kms/hr speed feels like.

After getting fully geared up with a wind suit and goggles, you will step in the vertical tunnel.

Enjoy the feeling of freefalling for a few seconds, until the wind gush from underneath you will literally make you fly!

After your session, you can check what the experts flyers can do, and you will be amazed!

Kids will love iFly and instructors are fully trained to guide young visitors interested in this sky diving experience.

iFly Dubai Details

  • Address: Third Floor, Play Nation Area, City Centre Mirdif، Ghoroob, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Sunday to Thursday 12 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 11 PM
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours

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32. Hub Zero

Hub Zero, the interactive gaming experience is a must-see for kids who take gaming seriously.

The area is spread over two floors and 18,000 meters.

Best of all, the 18 attractions are inspired by the old school pay to play arcade games! 

If you fancy getting away from a screen, there are numerous team-based shooter games, that encourage the player to move around.

Alternatively, take a break from gaming and try the experience zones where kids can swing or jump from obstacles.

Lastly, from a soft play area to numerous slides, Hub Zero will be sure to keep everyone entertained.

Hub Zero details

  • Address: CITY WALK – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Sunday to Wednesday 2 PM to 10 PM; Thursday and Friday 2 PM to 12 AM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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33. Green Planet Park

Come to the Green Planet park to discover over 3000 plants and animals.

Children will love interacting with various species whilst learning from a dedicated team about the importance of the natural world.

The main aim of the park is to educate people about the importance of tropical rainforests, however, kids can also try their hand being a zookeeper for a day!

Every area of the forest is identified, with 4 levels covering the Canopy, the Midstory, the forest floor, and the Flooded Rainforest.

There are many free-flying bird species including the unique Giant Toucan.

As you’re exploring, try to find one of two sloths that roam in the canopy.

There are also learning programs designed for kids, with themes being split into age ranges 3-6, 7-11 and 12- 14 years old.

Green Planet Park details

  • Address: CITY WALK – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Daily, 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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34. Bounce – Indoor Trampoline Park

Bounce Indoor trampoline park has over 100 interconnected trampolines for kids to enjoy.

Activities cater to various skill levels and can involve slam dunk exercises or climbing walls.

If that sounds too extreme, the ‘Mini Bounce’ program will ensure smaller children get involved in a safe manner.

For the more experienced jumper, the performance area is dedicated to practising aerial or bounced base sports.

Keep an eye out for professional performances and athletes trying out new tricks or skills.

Visitors can watch the pros put on a show if they have decided heights are not for them.

Bounce – Indoor Trampoline Park details

  • Address: Building #32, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours:  Sunday to Wednesday 10 AM to 10 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 12 AM; Friday 9 AM to 12 AM, Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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35. Glow in the Dark or 3D Golf

Dubai has its own take on mini-golf!

The innovative concepts of Glow in the Dark and 3D golf are now open to kids and families.

The first boasts 18 holes indoor course illuminated solely by neon backlighting. 

This is one of the latest additions in the Wafi Mall and it is perfect for families to spend a whole day out together.

The kids-friendly puzzles and activities, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities featured by this park, make it one of the best choices to challenge your little ones!

Another different course can be found at the 3D Blacklight Mini Golf themed park.

The three themed room will take kids to enchanted lands such as the deep sea, the desert, or space.

The rooms are illuminated through neon blacklights and the illuminations run across the walls and the 3D effects.

Completing the course can take up to 2 hours to complete.

Kids and families are welcome here but only a hundred visitors are allowed into the course at a time.

This makes it a perfect place for families with strollers and prams, as the place will never be overly busy and the game time is unlimited.

At 3D Blacklight Mini Golf, you are guaranteed fun for your partner, kids, and toddlers!

Glow in the Dark or 3D Golf details

  • Glow in the Dark Address: WAFI Mall, Level 1, Oud Metha Road, Dubai, UAE 26th Street – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • 3D Golf Address: JBR – BAHAR PLAZA LEVEL – دبي – United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 2-3 hours (to complete the course)

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36. La Perle – Dubai’s Most Spectacular Show

La Perle is a stunning aquatic show that leaves audiences dazzled.

Waterfalls, rain and fire will come to the stage and leave kids amazed.

There are acrobats, divers and motorbikes as they perform stunts for the crowd, to expertly choreographed music.

Performances run twice a night, five days a week so there is a convenient time slot for everyone.

Ticket prices are dependant on where you sit, however, as the seats are around the stage, you will be sure to get a good view.

The show lasts 90 minutes, with no intermission.

La Perle – Dubai’s Most Spectacular Show details

  • Address: Al Habtoor City – 260 Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Opening Hours: Monday and Sunday 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 12 Am
  • Duration: 1.5 hour

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Dubai has way more to offer than 36 activities, but now you know the kid-friendly side of this incredible city.

If you still can’t decide where to take your kids in Dubai, have a look at our other activities. 

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For all new cities, I go overboard on my itinerary, just to see every major attraction. Countries I've visited include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. Mostly Asian countries. Next target - Europe!


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