Dubai’s offerings and big-name attractions can be as enjoyable for parents as they are for children. Explore the ultimate playground as a family with these Top 10 kid-friendly activities in Dubai.
A day at IMG Worlds of Adventure (as shown in the lead photo above) is one of Dubai’s newest and most exciting theme parks and 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.
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 a 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.
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 kitesurf show and stunning views of Burj Al Arab while the kids play in the sand or on the adventure course at Wire World.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience The Dubai Desert for an unforgettable memory of this amazing vacation destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the opportunity to show off their triple Salchows in the emirate’s coolest dance party.
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.
Courtesy of Visit Dubai