Must Do Activities For Kids In Dubai

Activities Your Kids Will Love in Dubai

When you hear “Dubai”, what do you think of? World-class shopping, impressive buildings and a busy nightlife scene? Well, thanks to its stunning beaches, first-rate kids’ clubs, unrivalled attractions, and many child-friendly dining options, Dubai is also the perfect choice for a family vacation. Whether you want to feel the sand between your toes, tube through a shark-filled aquarium, get creative in a crazy museum, explore a tropical rainforest or toboggan down a snowy slope, this city is filled with activities your kids will love.

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Be spoilt for choice at Kite Beach

You’ll never find a beach better suited for your little ones than Kite Beach. This glorious stretch of sand not only has glistening turquoise water to cool off in, but it’s also jam-packed with kids activities they will love. To mention a few, Kite Beach offers outdoor trampolines, an adventure course, a fully functioning skate park, and even a soft play gym for the very little ones. It is a dream come true for parents, as they too can enjoy by soaking up the sun, relaxing in front of the unhindered views of the Burj Al Arab, or enjoy a spectacular kite surf show while the children are happily having the time of their lives all afternoon.


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Thanks to the excellent amenities and family fun, a trip to Kite Beach is definitely one of the activities your kids will love in Dubai.

Expand your mind at OliOli

This wonderfully wacky museum was created just for kids. Thanks to their colourful displays and interactive exhibits that will have even the fussiest child busy for hours, a day at OliOli is one of the must do activities for kids in Dubai. Designed for children aged two to eleven years old, OliOli is a wonderful way to keep your children busy by learning through positive play and the power of their imagination. There are 8 galleries with over 40 different exhibits made to delight and stimulate your child’s brain. The little ones will love the Water Gallery where they can launch giant cannonballs into water and the Creative Lab where they can tinker away with some fascinatingly fun experiments.


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The highlight of OliOli is always Toshi’s Net, a gigantic colourful web that doubles as a floating play area.

Get your shop on at City Walk

Dubai is like the holy land for shopaholics, but it can be hard to hunt for bargains with the little ones in toe. Luckily, the City Walk shopping district has got you covered. With hundreds of high-end and high street brands including Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, H&M, Rag & Bone, Sephora and Urban Decay, you’ll be in shopping heaven, while your kids have the time of their lives. With Hub Zero, a virtual gaming experience, The Green Planet, a man-made tropical rainforest with over 3,000 animal and plant species and Mattel Plat a centre filled with all of your little one’s favorite characters like Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina, you will be the best parents ever!


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If you’re looking for a place the whole family can enjoy, then a trip to City Walk is easily one of the best places for kids in Dubai.

Splash the day away at Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark is a place where even the most serious adults can turn into a happy child again. The little ones will love the splasher pool, calm slides and a dedicated play area, while the big kids can get their adrenaline fix on the thrill rides. Slide your way through shark-infested waters on the Shark Attack tube, test your bravery on Poseidon’s revenge or get the whole family involved on the Zoomerango dingy ride. Once you all have had a splashing good time, you can then relax on Palm’s private beach; with its golden sand and calm waters, it is a perfect way to end the day with your kiddies.

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For a fun packed family day out that your kids are guaranteed to love, a visit to the Aquaventure Waterpark is a must.

Play in the snow at Ski Dubai

When you think of the hot desert of Dubai, the last thing you would think of is snow, but Dubai is known for its wonders, and at Ski Dubai winter fun is all year round. This impressive ski resort of 22,500 square metres, is home to 5 different slopes. A 85-metre high mountain can be found at the very centre, with the world’s first indoor 400-metre long black diamond slope. The adults and older kids will have a blast skiing and snowboarding, while there’s still plenty of calmer activities for your young ones. The Snow Park Play area houses toboggan runs, an icy slide, huge snowballs, an exciting ice cave and snowy climbing towers.


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There is also a real-life penguin family that live inside Ski Dubai, where you can book a one-on-one time with these icy critters. Slipping down the slopes at Ski Dubai is one of the unforgettable kid friendly activities in Dubai!

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