10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai

Top destinations in the city for your little ones' entertainment.

05 Feb 2019, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai

The Middle Eastern hotspot of Dubai hosts a number of attractions that attract not just the kids but also their parents. If you are looking out for fun activities for your young ones, then Luxhabitat's list of the top kid-friendly activities in Dubai will help you plan your next weekend.

1. dubai parks and resorts

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts features an array of mega-theme parks that include Motiongate, Bollywood Parks and Legoland. The parks are ideal destinations that offer a wide range of fun activities for kids. Also on feature is the Riverland that offers a selection of entertainment and dining options. Guests can also opt to enjoy a luxury stay at the Polynesian-themed luxury hotel, Lapita Hotel, that is situated right in the parks.  

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Jebel Ali

Call: 04-820 0820

2. img world of adventure

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: IMG World of Adventure

Located in Dubailand, IMG World of Adventure is the world's largest indoor theme park and is spread over an area of 1.5 million sqft. It features 28 football fields and state-of-the-art rides that bring Marvel and Cartoon Network characters to life. The other attractions that the park offers include multi-sensory adventures for children and a dinosaur adventure zone called The Lost Valley. 

Catering to the needs of the visitors, IMG World of Adventure hosts a wide range of retail, dining and entertainment options.

Location: Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand

Call: 04-403 8888

3. ski dubai

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: Majid Al Futtaim

The first indoor Ski Resort in the region, Ski Dubai, is located in Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha. It offers diverse activities where kids can ski, snowboard, toboggan, zip line, take a chairlift ride and enjoy the views or have a friendly snowball fight with family and friends. Ski Dubai also hosts Gentoo and King Penguins with whom the kids can enjot an up-close and personal interaction. 

Also on offer is the Ski School that gives one the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard with the help of world-class instructors that Ski Dubai has on offer.

Location: Mall of the Emirates

Call: 04-409 4000

4. zero hub

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: Zero Hub

Located in the hotspot district of City Walk, Zero Hub is a virtual gaming experience with different zones for all ages and is known to be a place where the virtual and real worlds collide. The indoor park offers a selection of activities that include laser tag, a 4D theatre, driving experiences and an area optimised for the most passionate of gamers. A place where gaming comes alive, Zero Hub also features Crazy Dave's garden for the little children. 

Location: City Walk

Call: 800 637227

5. aquaventure waterpark

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: Atlantis The Palm

Aquaventure Waterpark is a part of the 5-star luxury hotel of Atlantis The Palm and located on the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah.

The 17-hectares water-theme features exciting rides that guarantee an adrenaline rush to people of all ages. Catering to the needs of their little guests, the park offers a number of tamer rides and Splashers Children’s Play Area where the kids can enjoy to the fullest. 

Location: Atlantis The Palm

Call: 04-426 2000

6. dolphin bay

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: Atlantis The Palm

Located in Atlantis The Palm on the iconic beachfront community of Palm Jumeirah, Dolphin Bay lets swimmers of all ages and capabilities, including the children to connect with the dolphins. One of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world, Dolphin Bay aims to educate visitors about the importance of preserving the natural habitat of dolphins. 

Location: Atlantis the Palm

Call: 04-426 1030

7. olioli

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
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Located in Al Quoz, OliOli is a fresh concept that features a wide selection of inventive and interactive activities for children. Suitable for two to 11-year old children, the sprawling destination is divided into eight themed galleries. One of the highlights of OliOli is Toshi’s Net which a is colourful hanging play area and is handcrafted by a Japanese artist.

The other fun activities where kids can take part include launching cannonballs in the Water Gallery and tinkering in the Creative Lab.

Location: 4th Street, Al Quoz (next to Oasis Mall)

Call: 04-702 7300

8. laguna waterpark

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: La Mer Dubai

Located in La Mer in Jumeirah, The Laguna Waterpark features a pool lounge, children's zone, lazy river, food kiosks and a store. They are divided into four distinctive zones -  Surf, Relax, Slide and Splash.

The waterpark offers attractions that are unique in GCC, including WaveOz 180 FloRider also known as ‘The Ultimate Surf Machine’, an exciting slide tower featuring the region’s first Manta family raft ride and Aqualoop and a comprehensive children’s zone with Splash Pad and AquaPlay Rainfortress.

Location: La Mer, Jumeirah

Call: 800 637227

9. dubai safari park

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai

One of the newest attractions in the city, Dubai Safari Park spans over an area of 100 hectares and offers wildlife experience like no other. It features desert plains, driving tracks and greenery-shaded pedestrian walkways.

The park hosts 250 species and 3,000 individual animals and offers visitors with a range of fascinating experiences. Additionally, children can also get an opportunity to get close to the animals at the petting zoo.

Location: Al Warqa 5, off the Dubai-Hatta Road

Call: 800 900

10. kidzania

10 fun activities to do with your kids in Dubai
Photo Credit: The Dubai Mall

KidZania is a part of The Dubai Mall and is located in Downtown Dubai. The 'edutainment' complex features paved streets, buildings and a functioning economy. 

Designed as an adult experience, KidZania lets kids play grown-up, taking on jobs like that of firemen, chefs, doctors, radio-show hosts, Emirates pilots or even perfumers creating their very own scents.

Location: The Dubai Mall

Call: 04-448 5222