10 Best Places to Visit in Dubai with Kids

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A melting pot of global culture, Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and one of the most visited cities in the world. Nestled on the Persian Gulf coast; Dubai is known for its record-breaking architectural feats, numerous shopping destinations, exciting theme parks and water parks, desert safaris and extreme adventure sports. All this combined makes Dubai the ideal holiday destination, especially for families as there is something for everyone here. If you’re visiting Dubai with kids, then be assured that both you and the little ones will have plenty to experience and enjoy in the city.

If you want some beach fun, then head over to Kite or Jumeirah Beach. If the kids want to splash around in a wave pool, then make your way to the Wild Wadi waterpark. How about taking your kids to the biggest aquarium in the world, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at Dubai Mall? Or if there’s adventure on your mind, then head out of the city with your family to experience the quintessential desert safari. As you can see, the options in Dubai for a family to enjoy an amazing vacation are endless. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the best places in Dubai that you can visit with your family.

1

Ski Dubai

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Ski Dubai is unlike any other park in Dubai, or the Middle East for that matter. With temperatures maintained at -2° C, it is easy to forget that you’re in Dubai once you step into Ski Dubai. Located in the Mall of the Emirates and covered in snow all year round, Ski Dubai is spread over a 3,000 square meter area and is an all-time favorite place for kids. They get to enjoy some of their favorite activities like skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow events and the adorable snow penguins. Adventure vein is another dragging factor in the snow land. Avalanche café serves the best hot chocolate and enjoying it under minus 4 degrees is something the children will love. Ticket prices for adults and kids though are the same. Go through our Ski Dubai guide to learn more about this exotic park and how you can experience it to the fullest.

Good for

Family

Hours
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Thursday: 10AM -12:00 AM; Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address
Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Ski Dubai Polar Pass
Ski Dubai Skiing Session
Ski Dubai Snow Penguin Pass

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2

Dubai Dolphinarium

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A visit to the popular Dubai Dolphinarium is a complete family experience. Spread over 5,000-square-meter (54,000 sq. ft), the dolphinarium is home to 6 famous bottlenose dolphins, a healthy population of Fur Seals and over 20 species of exotic parrots. If you are in Dubai and are looking for a relaxed and fun experience, then you should definitely visit the Dubai dolphinarium. Audience members are bound to be amazed as the dolphins & seals perform incredible acrobatics, dance, sing, juggle and even paint. There is another themed adventure-play zone which stretches over three floors and is made for kids where they can slide down a helter-skelter, explore & climb through tunnels, bounce on a trampoline and play in the ball-pit. Go through our Dubai Dolphinarium guide to learn more about the Dubai Dolphinarium shows.

Good for

Family

Hours
Monday to Saturday – 10:00AM-7:00PM; Sunday – Closed

Address
Gate 1 Al Al Riyadh St | Umm Hurrair, Dubai
Get Directions

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Illusion and Dolphin & Seal Show
Dubai Dolphinarium Bird Show
Trampoline at Dubai Dolphinarium

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3

Dubai Ice Rink

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Dubai Ice Rink is one of the major leisure attractions in Dubai that appeals to people of all ages. The place is a dream for iceskating enthusiasts as well as first timers on an ice skating rink. It also recently launched a full coaching program that teaches basics as well as advanced skating techniques. Customer safety is kept in mind and hence the marshals are always nearby. The place is an ideal getaway for families providing a new experience and the perfect ambience for children. There are some selection cafes which offer relaxation and a pleasant view to spend your vacation time.

Good for

Family

Hours
Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Address
Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Dubai Ice Rink

4

Dubai Palm Horse Riding School

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Take your kids on an equestrian adventure by visiting the ever-popular Desert Palm Horse Riding School. If interested, you can take a group or even a one-to-one sessions with a private instructor to learn the basics of horse riding. The polo pitches offer professionals a designated zone to try the advanced levels of learning. Horse riding is especially fun for kids as it is not only a form of good exercise, but also teaches them how to be responsible around animals. The club also has a relaxing spa and Arabian restaurant to rejuvenate your relaxed vacation senses post the learning session.

Good for

Family

Hours
Saturday and Sunday : 6.30 AM-11.30 AM; Tuesday to Thursday: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM; Monday: 4:00 PM-8:00PM; Friday: Closed

Address
Al Aweer Road (E 44 Road), Dubai

Get Directions

5

Bounce

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Bounce Dubai has captured the imagination of the adventurous free runners, athletes, and the general public alike. This gargantuan trampoline park has fast transformed itself into Dubai’s most popular adventure destination. With over 500 sq ft of interconnected Trampolines, Trampoline Walls, Fun Zones, and much more., this free jumping park is the perfect escape from the scorching heat outside. Kids get so comfortable with the place that jumping high and landing soft and safe is no less than a pleasure for them.

Good for

Family

Hours
Sunday -Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Thursday: 10:00 AM -12:00 AM: Friday: 09:00 AM -12:00 AM; Saturday: 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Address
Building #32, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Bounce Dubai

6

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Marvel at the incredible collection comprising of over 140 species including 300 sharks, rays and the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. One of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, Dubai aquarium consists of a 10-million litre tank with a transparent tunnel that runs through it’s floor. Consisting of around 140 aquatic animal species, it includes the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. Walk along the Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean environments at the Underwater Zoo and you’ll find yourself face to face with dangerous Piranha, Giant Catfish, playful Otters, a Humbolt Penguin colony and more. At the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, your kids are destined to be awestruck.

Good for

Family

Hours
10:00 AM-11:00 PM every day

Address
Ground & Level 2, The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Get Directions

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium, Burj Khalifa and Desert Safari Combo

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7

Kidzania Dubai

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Kidzania is an indoor interactive entertainment facility that consists of a miniature city where children are encouraged to learn and grow while playing and having fun. Making up the city are a hospital, a police and fire station, restaurants, supermarkets, factories, a beauty salon, a theatre and a construction site. There are over 80 jobs to pick and choose from including jobs like dentist, cabin crew, firefighter and more. With an array of activities that are both entertaining and educational for children, it’s a space for them to act and think independently.

Good for

Family

Hours
Sunday – Thursday : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday : 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address
Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai

Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Kidzania Dubai Tickets

8

IMG Worlds of Adventure

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IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park in the world. Spread over 1.5 million square feet, IMG brings the awesome world of Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network to life. IMG Worlds of Adventure is made up of 4 thematic zones – Cartoon Network, Marvel Universe, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. Here, the family can enjoy a host of themed fun rides such as the Velociraptor, Lazy Town, Adventure Fortress or even the Haunted Hotel. IMG Dubai also has plenty of rides that are specifically designed for toddlers. Check out our guide on IMG Worlds of Adventure to learn more about this phenomenal theme park.

Good for

Family

Hours
Sunday to Wednesday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Thursday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Address
E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Land, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
IMG Worlds of Adventure Tickets
IMG Worlds of Adventure and Seaplane Tour Combo

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9

Splash n Party

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Splash n Party may not the biggest waterpark around, but it is a favourite when it comes to enjoying a waterpark with your family. Splash n Party has been designed for the entire family. The little ones can frolic about in the water slides or splash pads, while parents can relax and unwind at the juice bar. Splash n Party is also a wonderful place to host a party for your children. With a friendly and extremely safe environment, Splash n Party is a must for every family visiting Dubai with young kids.

Good for

Family

Hours
9:00 AM to 8:00 AM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekends

Address
Al Safa 2, Street 8A, Villa no. 1, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

10

LEGOLAND Dubai

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Brought to you by the most popular toy manufacturers in the world, LEGOLAND Dubai is the one of the most innovative theme parks in Dubai. Situated within the larger Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND Dubai consists of a theme park and a water park. With over 40 fantastic rides, family-friendly attractions, and innovative play areas for kids, LEGOLAND is a special place. If you’re familiar with the magic of Legos, they’ll appreciate the fun and excitement of a park made entirely of giant Legos. As a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND Dubai is neighboured by Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Park. Check out our LEGOLAND Dubai guide to learn more about the LEGOLAND theme park and water park.

Good for

Family

Hours
LEGOLAND Park : 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM; LEGOLAND Waterpark: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
LEGOLAND Tickets
LEGOLAND Waterpark Tickets
Dubai Parks n Resorts – Park Hopper Pass

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