The largest city in the UAE and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Dubai is a melting pot of international culture. Located on the Persian Gulf Coast, Dubai is well known among its shopping destinations, record-breaking architectural wonders, world-class water parks and theme parks, extreme adventures and desert safaris. All these things combined make Dubai the perfect holiday destination, especially for families as you can find something for everyone. If you are visiting this city with kids, you can rest assured that both you and small ones will have a lot of time to have fun in this city.
If you want to have fun in the beach, visit the Jumeirah or Kite Beach. If kids love to splash around in wave pool, you can visit Wild Wadi Waterpark. You can also take them to the Underwater Zoo at Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium, largest aquarium in the world. If you want to have some thrill, go for the desert safari. There are endless options to have fun with family in Dubai. In this post, we will discuss some of the best places to visit with kids in Dubai.
Ski Dubai :-
Unlike any other park in the city of Dubai, Ski Dubai has maintained temperatures around -2oC inside, so you can easily forget that you are in this city once you enter Ski Dubai. Covered in snow all the year round and is positioned in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is stretched around 300 sq. meter of area and is definitely an all-time favorite destination for your kids. Here, your kids can enjoy some of the best activities like snowboarding, skiing, snow events, tobogganing, and cute snow penguins. Adrenaline is yet another attractive factor. You may visit Avalanche café which serves delicious hot chocolate and your kids will love it in – 4oC. Prices for tickets for kids and adults are the same though.
Dubai Ice Rink :-
It is one of the leading leisure and fun attractions which appeal to visitors of all age groups in Dubai. It’s like a dream destination for ice skating lovers and first timers on air skating rink. Recently, it has also launched complete coaching program which teaches advanced and basic skating lessons. Customer safety is of utmost importance here. So, the marshals are always ready to help. It is an ideal escape for families to have a new experience here. You can find some cafes which offer ample relaxation and serene views to have great time.
Dubai Dolphinarium :-
Your family experience cannot complete without visiting the well-known Dubai Dolphinarium. Stretched over 54000 sq. ft. (5000 sq. m), the Dolphinarium houses over 6 bottlenose dolphins, 20 species of parrots and lots of Fur Seals. If you are looking for fun and relaxing ambience in Dubai, you should definitely get here. Audience can be amazed with dance, acrobatics, juggle, singing, and even painting by seals and dolphins. This adventure play zone is covered over 3 floors and is made for kids where they can climb through tunnels, slide down helter-skelter, play in ball pit and bounce on the trampoline.
Dubai Palm Horse Riding School :-
Your kids will love to have some equestrian fun at the well-known Desert Palm Horse Riding School. You can take one-on-one or grip session with a guide who will teach you the basics of horseback riding. There is a dedicated zone for professionals at the polo pitches where they can try learning of advanced levels. Horse riding is fun for kids as it is not just good exercise, but also teaches to be responsible for animals. The blub also has Arabian restaurant and relaxing spa to enjoy your vacation after the session.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo :-
Marvel at the exciting collection with 140 species, such as 300 sharks, rays and huge range of Sand Tiger Sharks worldwide. Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest balanced aquariums in the world which has a 10-million liter tank with a clear tunnel passes through its floor. It has over 140 aquatic species, including world’s largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks. Here, you can walk along the Rocky Shore, Rainforest, and Living Ocean environments at Underwater Zoo and you can also face the Giant Catfish, Piranha, Otters, a colony of Humbolt Penguins and more.
Kidzania Dubai :-
It is an innovative infotainment hub with miniature city where kids can learn and grow while having fun. There are police and fire stations, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets, beauty salon, factories, construction site and theater to complete a model city. They can choose from around 80 jobs like cabin crew, dentist, firefighter etc.
It has grabbed the eyes of free runners, athletes and even common public. It is a trampoline park turned most popular adventure hub of Dubai. With around 500 sq. ft. of Trampoline Walls, Trampolines, Zoos and more, this jumping park is ideal escape from extreme heat outside.
IMG Worlds of Adventure :-
It is world’s largest indoor theme park. Stretched over 1.5 million sq. ft. of landscapes, IMG has the incredible world of Cartoon Networks and Marvel Comics Universe. It has four theme zones – MCU, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard, and Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure. You can enjoy a lot of fun themed rides like Lazy Town, Velociraptor, the Haunted Hotel, and Adventure Fortress. It has a lot of rides designed for kids.
LEGOLAND Dubai :-
Brought to you by world’s leading toy manufacturers, LEGOLAND Dubai is among the most unique theme parks in Dubai. Located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND has a water park and a theme park. If you know the charm of LEGOs, they will love the excitement and fun of a park made of huge Legos.
Splash n Party :-
It may not be the world’s biggest water park, but it is designed completely for family. Here, kids can splash around in the splash pads or water slides, and parents can unwind and relax at juice bar. It is a great place to host a party for your kids. With a safe and friendly environment, you can have fun-filled vacations here with kids.