Things to do in Dubai with kids

Dubai is a melting pot of many cultures and in recent years there has been a rapid growth in the number of tourists that visit this beautiful city. It is a perfect place destination for a family vacation, irrespective of the season of your visit. It is one place that caters to different age groups. So, are you planning a vacation with your kids to Dubai soon? Great! Read on to know all the fun things to do in Dubai with kids.

IMG Worlds Adventure:
See all your favorite superheroes and cartoon characters come alive in the world’s largest indoor theme park. The Marvel Zone has plenty of exciting and action-packed rides based on iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Spider-Man. The Cartoon Network Zone has rides based on Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and Lazy Town. Your kids can come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs in the Lost Valley Zone. They are surely going to have a fabulous time here.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo :
Let your kids get an insight into the lives of the fascinating and mysterious creatures of the ocean at the Dubai Aquarium. Your kids will have an experience of a lifetime watching the stunning water creatures such as manta rays, giant crocodiles, sharks, stingrays, piranhas, and many other colorful fishes. The Underwater Zoo allows them to interact with delightful creatures such as penguins and otters.

Kidzania: :
A visit to this place is the best way for your children to discover their inner adults. Kidzania is created like an indoor city and it bustles with activities for kids. It is a perfect mix of reality with entertainment where your kids can role-play activities and jobs done by adults in real life. Kids can choose from more than 80 jobs and try any profession from doctors to firefighters, from journalists to police officers and also learn about real-life skills. It also gives them an understanding of what career they can choose in the future.

Ski Dubai: :
Can you imagine having a ski resort bang in the middle of the desert? Well! Expect Dubai to come up with this unique attraction. Ski Dubai offers you a sub-zero temperature throughout the year. This area is covered with more than 6000 tonnes of snow and has exciting activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. There is also an ice cave and fun shows put up by the amazing snow penguins. Once your kids are tired of all the activities, take them to Avalanche cafe for the yummiest hot chocolate in town.

VR Park:
A first of its kind experience in the Middle East, your children will have an exciting time in this place. VR Park combines augmented reality with virtual reality beautifully, offering 18 interactive and unique rides. Centered around the concept of shared escapism, it offers attractions for all ages with multiple experiences such as adrenaline, horror, adventure, and tranquility. Take your kids on an unforgettable journey of interactive games and rides, where the line between reality and imagination is blurred.

Desert Safari:
Introduce your children to the stunning deserts of Dubai by taking them on a desert safari. There are a lot of fun activities for children to do such as sandboarding, dune bashing, and quad biking in a 4×4 wheel drive. And who can resist the Ship of the Desert? They can enjoy a bumpy camel ride and witness the tricks of the falcons. Once tired from all the activities, sit back and enjoy the night sky while admiring some cultural performances such as Belly Dancing, Tanura Dance Show, Fire Show, and a traditional Arabic dinner.

Aquaventure Waterpark: :
Want a break from the sweltering heat of Dubai? Head to the Aquaventure Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Middle East. Apart from the exhilarating rides, this park comes with a children’s playground, lush tropical landscape, and a private beach. Your kids will enjoy the mind-blowing rides such as Shark Attack which has water slides passing through a shark lagoon and The Leap of Faith which is a 9-storey drop into the lagoon. After that visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, where you can explore tunnels and mazes in search of lost civilization while surrounded by marine life.

Dubai Fountain:
Set on the splendid Burj Lake and having the majestic Burj Khalifa as the backdrop, the Dubai Fountain shoots water to a height of more than 500 feet and is one of the tallest fountains in the world. Immerse yourself in mesmerizing Arabic, contemporary, classic, and international music, as you witness the dazzling spectacle of colorful lights and water daily evening. The performance can be witnessed from several locations such as Waterfront Promenade outside Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, and the Burj Lake on board an Abra, the traditional wooden boats. Your kids are going to thoroughly enjoy this spectacular performance.

Dubai Miracle Garden::
Want the kids to explore their own Disneyland? Then,a trip to Dubai’s Miracle Garden
is a must in your things to do with kids in Dubai itinerary. Having an area of more than 72000 square meters, it is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. There are different sections such as the Trampoline Park, Butterfly Garden, the giant Mickey Mouse, and Disney Avenue which will keep your kids engaged. There is also a photo booth, souvenir shop, and a store where you can buy Disney merchandise. Home to over 50 million flowers in myriad colors and hues, this enchanting place will surely leave your kids spellbound.

Dubai Dolphinarium::
The Dubai Dolphinarium allows your kids to interact and play with bottle-nose dolphins and seals. It gives them an opportunity to learn about these intelligent and friendly creatures while watching them perform amazing stunts, acrobatics, sing, dance and juggle. They can also get pictures clicked with these incredible creatures. This place also houses some exotic and colorful parrots that your kids are going to love. There is also a play area where they can play in a ball-pit, explore tunnels, and bounce on a trampoline.

There are plenty of other attractions such as Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Legoland, Bollywood Park, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Creek that your kids will enjoy. You can select more attractions depending on your likes and interests. If you have time, you can plan a day trip to Abu Dhabi city and visit Warner Brothers Studios and Ferrari World. As you can see there are endless options in Dubai to enjoy a vacation with your kids and give them an experience of a lifetime.

17 thoughts on “Things to do in Dubai with kids”

  1. Dubai meri wish list me kabhi nahi raha, per apki post ne meri soch badal di kaafi interesting place hai

  2. Dubai is in my wish list since long but somehow we would not be able to visit it. after reading your post, want to plan a trip soon for dubai with my family. lovely clicks and you had shared all info very well.

  3. well, all i have to say about your post is that i have bookmarked it and would be referring to it again very soon πŸ™‚ . The way you have mentioned about the attractions in Dubai hardly leaves any scope to seek suggestions from a tour/ travel operator. Thanks for making it so easy to enjoy Dubai to the best πŸ™‚

  4. I have bookmarked your blog for future reference for a visit to Dubai. You have actually listed out all the best spots and it would be so easy to just note them down for our visit there. Thank u so much for this informative post.

  5. Wow this is a lovely post on tourist spots in Dubai. I hope to go there soon and will save this post to read before we go.

  6. I have been to Dubai and I love it. There is so much to do for the kids. I have seen the Miracle Garden. Have seen some places that Youbhave mentioned but there are few places like Kidzania, Dubai Dolphinarium which I would love to see.

  7. Beautiful lively place Dubai, heard about it various times, but haven’t been there, though it is in my list, somehow we were postponing the plan but your detailed post thrived me to plan a visit sooner.Thanks for sharing.

  8. We will plan a trip to Dubai soon as my husband has some work. I was wondering what to do with the little one and your post has come at the right time. Thank you for the ready list. A well written and very informative post. I am saving it πŸ™‚

  9. It seems like Dubai is a haven for children! I hope to visit soon with my son and we will try it all out together.

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