“10 Fun Things to Do in Dubai with Kids
Dubai, an emirate of the UAE, is a melting pot of culture and tradition. It is a vibrant city in the Middle East where the old meets new, with towering skyscrapers overlooking the century-old souks (bazaars) and the desert. From visiting the various theme parks in Dubai to experiencing traditional Arabic culture at the Al Fahidi Historical District, there is something for everyone. Let us look at the list of things to do in Dubai with Kids, which will provide them with unlimited joy and thrill.
Amazing Places in Dubai For Wandering
1) Dune Bashing in Desert Safari
Embark on a desert safari admiring the golden dunes with your kids. Revel in dune bashing sessions and other activities like quad biking, sand boarding, camel riding, etc. You can also try your hand at falconry and pose for a picture with the mighty bird perched on your shoulders or arm. Treat yourself to a delectable Arabic cuisine comprising vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in a Bedouin camp as you enjoy the fire show, belly dance, and Tanoura dance performed by professionals.
2) Check out the Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame holds a world record for the ‘largest frame’, an architectural wonder providing spectacular vistas of both old and modern Dubai. The 150 meters high Sky Deck offers some of the most stunning panoramic views of the cityscape. If you’re interested in history, visit the on-site museum, which illustrates how Dubai developed from a little fishing village to the bustling city of today.
3) Explore the IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai’s first mega-themed entertainment park, offers a day full of fun and adventure for the whole family. With your tickets to IMG Worlds, you can explore the seven adventure zones – Marvel, Cartoon Network, IMG Kids Zone, Lost Valley, the Haunted Hotel, IMG Boulevard, and Novo Cinemas, each transporting you to a different world. Proceed to the Haunted Hotel, a haunted house-themed maze, to put your anxieties to the test. Allow your children to see their favorite Marvel and Cartoon Network characters come to life, interact with them, and pose for photos with them.
4) Climb Up to the Top of Burj Khalifa
A tour of the world’s highest structure, the Burj Khalifa, is one of the most highly regarded activities to enjoy in Dubai with kids. Take your children to the 124thfloor of the skyscraper in one of the world’s fastest elevators. The high-powered telescopes built at each level’s viewing decks allow you to zoom in on the city’s highlights. You can enjoy tea and other beverages at Sky, the 148th-floor premium lounge while taking in the spectacular views of the city. Explore the 125thlevel’s exclusive attractions, which include a VR tour of the tower, a distinctive glass floor experience, and a green screen photography area.
5) Escape the Heat in Ski Dubai
Escape the sweltering Dubai heat at Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort in the Mall of Emirates. Experience some of the most exciting snow sports activities with your kids, such as snowboarding, tobogganing, sledging, or skiing. Enjoy a beautiful penguin display with your children and even interact with these magnificent animals. Feel the wind blow by you as you zipline from one end of the park to the other, with the snowy mountains on all sides.
6) Experience the Thrill at Aquaventure Water Park.
Spend a day at one of the most visited Dubai theme parks and theworld’s largest water parks, featuring more than a hundred slides and rides at the Aquaventure Water Park, situated inside Hotel Atlantis the Palm. Experience the thrill as you fly down the Aquaconda, the world’s largest tube water slide or the Leap of Faith, a 27.5 plunge, which carries you through a transparent tube surrounded by sharks and rays. The other record-breaking rides in this water park are Shockwave, Medusa’s Lair, and Blackout.
7) Admire the Flowers at the Miracle Garden
Visit Dubai Miracle Garden, a natural flower garden with more than a hundred million flowers in full bloom. Admire exhibits such as the Emirates A380 aircraft (the world’s largest installation made entirely of flowers) and the Floral Clock (a giant flower-covered clock piece that changes look with the seasons). Pose for a photo at the heart passage, umbrella tunnel, and Sunflower Field, Dubai Miracle Gardens’ most stunning areas. Kids would also enjoy visiting the butterfly garden with about fifteen thousand types of butterflies.
8) Feel the Excitement at Dubai Garden Glow
Experience the ‘Art by Day’ and ‘Glow by Night’ ideas in Dubai Garden Glow when the Sparkling Garden comes to life after dusk. The Magic Park features around twenty-five exciting exhibitionsand 3D artworks that provide a fascinating and spellbinding experience. Using 10 million energy-saving LEDs, the largest glow-in-the-dark landscape in the world showcases a singular fusion of art and technology. With more than 120 mechanical dinosaurs, the Dinosaur Park transports kids back in time.
9) Meet the elephants at Dubai Safari Park
Dubai Safari Park, with over three thousand animals of more than two hundred and fifty species, is one of the best places to see the animals in their natural habitat. You can spot elephants, giraffes, bears, tigers, lions, and many more animals here. Several insightful activities, teaching visitors about animal conservation, feeding sessions, etc., will keep the kids entertained.
10) Mingle with the Flamingos at Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected wetland area, home to over sixty-five species of birds, including the beautiful pink flamingoes. Visitors can explore the sanctuary via raised walkways and viewing platforms. You may also go into the wilderness to see the creatures up close. The best time to visit this sanctuary is during the feeding hours – 10 am or 4 pm.
11) Have Fun at KidZania
KidZania is a specially created indoor “city” for children. It provides small representations of over eighty vocations, ranging from doctors and firefighters to surgeons and chefs. Kids get a taste of being a working adult when they earn “Kid Zos’ (the city’s currency) after completing the various tasks. With so many hands-on activities, KidZania is the ideal spot to spend a few hours on a hot day.
12) Enjoy Water Sports at Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah beach is a popular place visited by locals and tourists for its water sports activities. Have fun as you take the donut ride (a ride on an inflatable spherical doughnut-shaped tube through Dubai’s water), the Banana Ride (banana-shaped boat), and Fly Fish (an inflatable raft shaped like the alphabet ‘E’s which shakes, slides sideways, and launches into the air, providing you with the highest level of exhilaration). Relax on the beach and view the most striking vistas of the Arabian shoreline, Dubai’s buildings and skyscrapers.
Dubai has ideal weather conditions. With so many kid-friendly attractions and kids activities in Dubai, a family trip to this glitzy and glamorous city will undoubtedly be action-packed and a vacation that will remain in your memories for a long time.
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