With its sky-high buildings, adventurous activities, and thriving nightlife, Dubai is known to be one of the best places to visit for adults. But did you know that it’s equally fun for kids, too?

What To Do With Kids In Dubai

Dubai’s diverse list of things to do includes many child-friendly activities perfect to keep the little ones happy and excited. Whether your kids love a little adventure, like to explore their artistic side or enjoy learning more about nature, there is something to keep every kid busy in Dubai, making it the perfect destination for a family holiday.

Still, figuring out where to go? We have curated a comprehensive list of the best things to do with kids in Dubai to help you. 

Kidzania Dubai

Top Things To Do With Kids In Dubai

Kidzania

One of the best activities for kids in Dubai, Kidzania brings a new world where children aged 2-16 can pretend to be grown-ups and participate in 40+ role-playing “work” activities. This fantasy town located in Dubai Mall spans 7000 square meters and allows kids to enjoy themselves while learning real-life skills. At Kidzania, children can work as police officers, engineers, chefs, firemen, and more with other kids to earn ‘Kidzos’ (the Kidzania currency), which they can spend to treat themselves in the city’s shopping complex or have a relaxing spa day in the end.

This exciting activity combines learning and play in the best way possible and will keep the little ones busy for hours. Adults can accompany young kids or leave them under the supervision of Kidzania’s local ‘Zupervisors’ who oversee them.

Suitable for kids between the ages of 2 to 16.

Timing: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Ski Dubai

Take kids on an exciting snow day adventure amidst the desert at this unique attraction in the Mall of the Emirates. Ski Dubai is a 22,500-square-meter ski resort that gives both grown-ups and children the opportunity to experience skiing on snowy slopes in chilling temperatures.

With its fun-filled activities, including building a snowman, sliding on the zip line, and riding the chairlift, kids will surely have a great time at Ski Dubai. They can also have an exciting meet and greet with Ski Dubai’s resident King and Gentoo penguins and learn all about them from expert trainers. At the end of the day, both adults and youngsters can relax with a delicious cup of hot chocolate and some homemade popcorn.

Suitable for kids ages 2 and above.

Timing:

  • Mon to Thu, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fri, 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. to midnight

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Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park

Take your little ones on a journey to explore 3,000+ animals in this large wildlife sanctuary in Dubai. Home to 70+ animal species, including 111 kinds of birds, 10+ carnivores, and 50 types of reptiles, the Dubai Safari Park is the perfect place for an adventurous day with the kids.

The park features villages dedicated to different animal species, including the African Village, Arabian Desert Safari, and Asian Village. Along with encounters with cheetahs, bears, and elephants, kids can also feed giraffes and discover how birds hunt. They can also enjoy and explore the special kids’ farm, where they can interact with and feed the park’s local farmyard animals like ponies, ducks, goats, and more in a safe and friendly manner.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Play DXB

Toddlers, teens, and adults are all guaranteed to have a fun and exciting time at Play DXB, the world’s biggest indoor virtual reality park located in Dubai Mall. Play DXB is home to 30+ thrilling and unique gaming areas, including a classic carousel ride for the little ones and the best arcade games from around the world for teens and adults to bring out their competitive side.

The young ones can play in the more kid-friendly areas, including the inflatable playground with ball pits and trampolines, while the older ones challenge each other on virtual reality games like Transformers and more.

The exciting rides are sure to keep the children busy while you enjoy a much-needed shopping break at Dubai Mall.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ticket Price: Free entry, rides starting from AED 15 per person

OliOli®

Dubai’s first experiential play museum, OliOli®, is a place for kids to wander, play, experiment, and explore themselves with hands-on activities that inspire kids to use their creativity, curiosity, and imagination.

At OliOli®, children between the ages of 2 and 11 can discover art installations in one of the many galleries, including the Water Gallery, Air Gallery, Toddler Gallery, and Toshi’s Nets, each one equipped with an immersive sensory experience. They can also test out and harbor their skills by playing engineers, rocket creators, secret agents, and more.

OliOli® is a one-of-a-kind kids’ museum made to inspire both kids and adults and offers the perfect place for a relaxing yet educational family day out with your little ones.

Suitable for kids between the ages of 2 to 11.

Timing: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ticket Price

  • 2-Hour Standard Visit – AED 126 per kid (ages 2-16), AED 63 per toddler (ages 12-23 months)
  • Extra Adult Admission – AED 42 per person

Bounce Dubai

Bounce Dubai, one of the largest trampoline parks in the region, is an amazing place for kids to enjoy an adventurous day. The trampoline park features various exciting (yet safe) areas, challenges, and obstacle courses, including a bouldering wall and hoops for children to test their bouncing skills.

The fully supervised park also includes ninja courses, parkour spaces, and the ‘big bag’, where kids and adults can safely participate in adventurous jumps.

Bounce Dubai has various locations, each with its own unique features, and is suitable for kids of walking age and above. Adults can enjoy an equally fun time while watching over the young ones.

Suitable for kids ages 2 and above.

Ticket Price: Starting from AED 85 per person

Aventura Parks

Aventura Parks Dubai

If you are looking for an adventure-packed day for your kids, Aventura Parks is the place to be. Located in a 35,000 square meters space inside Mushrif Park, Aventura is the largest zipline adventure park in Dubai, with 24 zip lines, 80 obstacles, and 5 circuits.

Aventura Parks gives visitors a thrilling experience in the midst of nature surrounded by large trees. Suitable for thrill-seekers of all ages, this park provides up to 3-hours of adventurous and adrenaline-pumping challenges, including a Tarzan jump, rock climbing, and a rope walk.

Kids can also enjoy the dedicated children’s play area, jam-packed with interactive and fun activities, including a miniature rock-climbing wall, an animal interaction area, and even a mini zipline. Aventura Parks provides a great location for a family day out.

Suitable for kids ages 4 and above.

Timing:

  • Mon to Thu, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday – closed except on School/Public Holidays.
  • Fri, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ticket Price:

Aventura Park
29 Sep 2022 - 26 Apr 2024
149 AED View event

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Explore the underwater world with your little ones at Dubai Mall’s Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. With over 33,000 marine animals in a 10-million-liter tank, The Dubai Aquarium is one of the biggest in the world. The spectacle can be viewed for free from Dubai Mall, where you and the kids can look at the various underwater species, including stingrays and sharks.

If you want to explore the animals more closely, you can go inside the aquarium tunnel and into the underwater zoo, where the kids get an opportunity to discover them up close and learn more about their habits with the help of a guided tour. The underwater zoo also features other exciting animals, including Turtles, the famous King Croc, and other smaller fishes and underwater animals.

The underwater zoo is a great place to help your children explore and learn more about the creatures of the sea.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing:

  • Mon to Thu, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fri to Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight

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Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai

For a refreshing break from the sun, head to Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai. With 100+ rides and attractions located in a 2.4 million square feet space, Aquaventure is the biggest waterpark in the world. As the rides range from low to high thrill levels, both kids and adults can have a grand time at the park.

Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai also houses one of the city’s biggest children’s playing areas, Splasher’s Lagoon & Cove, which features 15+ kid-friendly and interactive attractions, including mini slides and fountains, and a lot more. The versatile area is sure to keep the little ones busy all day long.

Along with the exhilarating slides, Aquaventure Waterpark also includes other unique attractions like meeting the dolphins, swimming with the sharks, and even surfing, making sure that the kids are never bored.

Suitable for kids ages 2 and above.

Timing: 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Global Village

Global Village

Dubai’s famous annual fair, which takes place between October and April every year, is one of the most fun things to do in Dubai with kids. At Global Village, kids can explore the different countries and cultures of the world with 30 unique pavilions dedicated to various countries, including Saudi Arabia, India, and Pakistan.

Global Village is also home to one of the biggest open-air theme parks in the city that features many adrenaline-pumping rides along with fun and exciting arcade games suitable for kids of all ages. They can also indulge in delicious treats from across the world from one of the thousands of food stalls in Global Village.

Apart from that, Global Village also houses the region’s only Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum, where both children and adults can explore fascinating items features in six stacked galleries. With its wide range of things to do, a trip to Global Village is perfect for the entire family.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing

  • Sun to Wed – 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Thurs to Sat – 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Butterfly Garden

Give your little ones a fairytale adventure at the Butterfly Garden, located inside Dubai Miracle Garden. This magical place is home to over 15,000 butterflies from 50+ varieties that live in 10 climate-controlled domes.

The Butterfly Garden takes visitors on a journey across the insect’s life, starting from the caterpillar stage to finally evolve into a flying butterfly. This experience is not only enjoyable for the kids but also educational.

Children can also walk through a swarm of butterflies and enjoy as a few of them come and interact with them and sit on their hands. The Butterfly and Insect Museum also provides more in-depth information and allows children to discover and explore the history of insects.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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IMG Worlds Of Adventure

Looking for an adventurous day out with the kids? IMG Worlds of Adventure is the perfect place to be. This exciting indoor theme park is one of the biggest in the city and is themed around exciting characters from Marvel (including The Hulk and Thor) and Cartoon Network, which makes the rides even more exciting for the little ones.

The park features multiple rides suitable for all ages, with 10+ rides dedicated to kids, including Ben 10 5D Hero Time and The Thor Thunder Spin.

Children can also enjoy an exclusive meet and greets with their favorite characters, including Spiderman and Loki, and head to the Haunted House for a thrilling experience.

Suitable for kids ages 4 and above.

Timing:

  • Mon to Fri, noon to 10 p.m.
  • Sat, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sun, 11 a.m to 10 p.m.

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The Green Planet

The Green Planet Dubai

The Green Planet is Dubai’s very own tropical forest in the midst of the city, with 3000+ species of animals, birds, and plants, including sloths, toucans, and piranhas.

With its unique selection of animals and birds, The Green Planet gives children an opportunity to discover and experience nature like never before. Be it the creatures in the dark experience where they can discover the habits of nocturnal rainforest animals when darkness falls, or the birds encounter where they get to experience rare Toucans flying across the dome.

At The Green Planet, there is something for everyone, which makes it one of the best destinations for a fun family visit. The animals, reptiles, and birds are sure to keep your little ones busy while you take in the beauty of nature yourself.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ticket Price:

The Green Planet Dubai
Up to 15% Off
135 AED Buy now

Dubai Garden Glow

Created with a mission to shed light on the issues of global warming and increasing carbon footprint, Dubai Garden Glow is a fascinating glow-in-the-dark exhibit that features 500+ nature and art-inspired illusions that glow using energy-saving bulbs and recycled products.

The park is split into five unique sections; each one focused on a different theme ranging from floating aquatic life to dinosaurs from the Jurassic era that will light up every dinosaur-loving child’s heart. Kids can also explore other art exhibits and ice sculptures across the park while strolling through the scenic routes and enjoy daily acrobatic performances that will leave both adults and young ones in awe.

During winter months, Dubai Garden Glow is one of the most exciting places to visit with the family.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing

  • Sun to Fri, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sat, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Ticket Price:

Dubai Garden Glow
Up to 15% Off
60 AED View event

LEGOLAND Parks Dubai

If your kids love LEGO®, they will be super excited to visit the exclusive LEGOLAND Parks in Dubai. Located in Dubai Parks & Resorts are not one, but two LEGO®-themed parks built exclusively for kids between the ages of 2 to 12 – LEGOLAND Theme Park Dubai and LEGOLAND Waterpark Dubai. Both parks feature exciting rides dedicated to young kids and are sure to make the little ones squeal with joy.

LEGOLAND Theme Park Dubai

Featuring 10+ exciting LEGO®-themed rides and activities for kids, including building and racing with LEGO cars and a LEGO factory tour, this park is sure to keep the kids happy all day. The Miniland Tour that makes little kids feel like giants is a must-visit for some added fun.

LEGOLAND Waterpark Dubai

The only waterpark in the region dedicated exclusively to kids, LEGOLAND Waterpark Dubai, is home to various fun kid-friendly activities, including building a boat with soft LEGO® bricks to float across the lazy river along with 20+ fun waterslides to choose from.

You can also book a stay at the LEGOLAND hotel to complete the trip with a bang.

Suitable for kids between the ages of 2 to 12.

Timing

  • LEGOLAND Dubai (Theme Park): Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • LEGOLAND Water Park: Open Thurs – Tues, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Wednesdays).

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Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink

Another kid-friendly gem in The Dubai Mall, the Dubai Ice Rink, is a great place to introduce the young to ice skating and enjoy family fun. The Olympic-sized ice rink is suitable for both kids and adults and is open to both beginner and advanced skaters.

Kids can choose just to skate their way through the rink or learn the knicks and knacks of the skill with the help of a professional coach. Either way, a visit to the Dubai Ice Rink is sure to make for a fun-filled day for the entire family. The rink also provides safety gear for kids to avoid any injuries.

Suitable for kids ages 4 and above.

Timing

  • Mon to Thu, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fri to Sun, 10 a.m. to midnight

Ticket Price:

Dubai Ice Rink
Up to 10%
98 AED Buy now

Warner Bros. World™, Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is an enchanting amusement park where kids can dive into the world of iconic cartoons and superheroes. Located on Yas Island, this theme park brings beloved characters to life with thrilling rides and attractions inspired by famous movies and TV shows. You’ll find yourself wandering through vibrant settings like Gotham City and Cartoon Junction, joining forces with Batman, Bugs Bunny, and many more.

Suitable for kids ages 5 and above.

Timing: Every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld® Yas Island offers a deep dive into the marine world, featuring a stunning array of aquatic life. Kids will love the 68,000 marine creatures, including manta rays, sea turtles, and sharks. Not to mention the rides like Tidal Twister and Journey to Atlantis, providing both education and exhilaration. The highlight is the world’s largest aquarium, with a towering 65-foot vertical window providing breathtaking views of the underwater world.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ticket Price:

SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
15 Oct 2023 - 31 Dec 2024
150 AED Buy now

Dubai Crocodile Park

If your family is fascinated by wildlife, Dubai Crocodile Park is the perfect destination. Home to 250 Nile Crocodiles, this park offers a unique experience where you can learn about these amazing reptiles. Kids can explore the Natural History Museum, get up close with crocodiles in an African-themed aquarium, and stroll through beautifully landscaped areas that resemble the savanna. The park also provides expert-led educational tours that teach about crocodile conservation and their role in the ecosystem.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: Every day, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wonder Bus Tour

Take the family on a unique adventure with Wonder Bus Tours, where you explore Dubai both by land and water. This amphibious bus takes you through the city’s iconic landmarks before splashing into Dubai Creek for a waterborne tour. It’s a fun and educational way to see the city’s skyline and historic sites, with engaging guides and activities to keep everyone entertained.

Suitable for kids ages 5 and above.

Ticket Price:

Wonder Bus Tour
Up to 20% off
160 AED Buy now

3D World Selfie Museum Dubai

3D World Selfie Museum Dubai is a selfie lover’s dream, with interactive galleries and optical illusions that bring art to life. Kids and adults can pose with 3D artworks, creating photos that seem to defy reality. With nine themed galleries, including animal kingdom, fantasy, and humor, there’s no shortage of fun and creativity. It’s one of the most “Instagrammable” spots in the city, perfect for creating unforgettable family memories.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: Every day, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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3d World Selfie Museum Dubai
08 Aug 2022 - 26 Apr 2024
65 AED View event

The Museum of Illusions, Dubai

The Museum of Illusions, Dubai, offers a mesmerizing journey into the world of optical illusions and mind-bending experiences. From the Vortex Tunnel that makes you feel like you’re spinning to the Anti-Gravity Rooms that defy logic, kids will be enthralled by the interactive exhibits. The museum provides a mix of education and entertainment, with plenty of photo opportunities that will leave you questioning reality.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing: Every day, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Glitch Dubai

Glitch Dubai: The City's Newest Indoor Gaming Arena Is Now Open

Glitch Dubai is the latest arcade and entertainment complex to hit the city, offering a massive 40,000 square feet of interactive attractions. It’s a haven for gaming enthusiasts, with over 30 attractions ranging from virtual reality experiences to classic arcade games. Ideal for kids, teens, and adults, Glitch Dubai promises non-stop excitement and is perfect for a fun-filled family day out.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing:

  • Sun to Thurs: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – midnight

AYA

AYA is an immersive entertainment park where you can explore a world of celestial bodies, illuminated gardens, and colorful rivers. Spanning 40,000 square feet, the park features 12 interactive zones, each with unique experiences. Visitors can interact with artwork, explore digital landscapes, and even dance with avatars. It’s a fantastic destination for families looking for something out of this world.

Suitable for kids of all ages.

Timing

  • Sun – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – midnight

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Chaos Karts

Chaos Karts

For families who love adrenaline-pumping action, Chaos Karts offers a unique augmented reality karting experience. Race through digital landscapes and battle for victory while avoiding obstacles that appear before your eyes. This high-tech karting adventure blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, providing a safe and exhilarating experience thanks to advanced anti-collision technology.

Suitable for kids ages 5 and above.

Timing

  • Mon – Thu, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fri -Sat, 11 a.m. to midnight

Real Madrid World

Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Real Madrid World, the world’s first football-themed park. Located at Dubai Parks and Resorts, this attraction offers thrilling rides, family-friendly activities, and an exploration of Real Madrid’s rich history. Visitors can experience the fun zone, inspired by the club’s legendary spirit, and enjoy sport-themed dining and unique retail stores with official Real Madrid merchandise. It’s a must-visit for football fans of all ages.

Suitable for kids ages 5 and above.

Timing: Every day, noon to 9 p.m.

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BattleKart Dubai

BattleKart Dubai takes karting to the next level with a Mario Kart-inspired experience. Located at Dubai Investment Park, this attraction combines electric karting with video games and augmented reality, offering six unique tracks with digital projections. Race to become the longest snake, play virtual soccer on wheels or engage in other adrenaline-fueled game modes. It’s a high-energy experience that’s sure to leave the entire family buzzing with excitement.

Suitable for kids ages 5 and above.

Timing: Every day, 1 p.m. to midnight