1. 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 Jebel Ali
Call: 04-820 0820
2. 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
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 enjoy 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
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
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
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
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
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: 800 637 227
9. dubai safari park
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
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