August 9

Best Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Dubai is one of the Arabian world’s absolute entertainment hubs with something for everyone. In fact, there are so much of things to with kids in Dubai that it is not an easy task to boil them down to a compact list.

We, however, have made this hard task easier for you. 

Check out these attractions and experiences as you set out for an unforgettable family holiday to this wonderful emirate in the UAE; you won’t be disappointed!

Live the Future at the Museum of the Future 

Yes, it is one of the few museums in the world that voyages you into the future instead of the historical past. With a vast array of immersive exhibits and experiences on offer here, it will take yourself and your little ones somewhat 50 years forward.

You can expect to see flying objects, ride in a capsule-like elevator, and even sip coffee prepared by a robot, among others.

And, did we say about its architecture that is both fantastic and intricate? It glosses the city skyline with its captivating steely structure, featuring a hollow part in its middle.

Ride on Ain Dubai 

This is a surefire attraction in Dubai that appeals to adults and kids alike. Built at a height of over 250 meters, Ain Dubai is the largest and highest observation wheel in the world.

A revolution on one of its 48 capsules gives you the most breathtaking views over the cityscape that encompasses Bluewaters Island, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai Marina, among others.

It rotates on a walking pace means it is perfect for every age and ability.

One of the attractions you must not miss in the vicinity is Madame Tussauds Museums. With the immaculately sculpted life-size wax figures of the renowned celebrities, it gives you once-in-the-lifetime chance to strike a pose with your most adored personalities from politics, fashion, music, sports, and more.

Watch a Movie in a Snowy Ambience

Dubai has an ill-repute for its scorching desert heat that takes over the city during the most part of the year. That said, it has a spectrum of attractions that turns the city into a winter wonderland.

Snow Cinema is one of the latest experiences to join this vast list. It is brought to you by the renowned Ski Dubai in collaboration with VOX Cinemas, and is the first of its kind in the country.

Located in Mall of the Emirates, it allows you for an immersive movie watching adventure that comes with warm outfit, fleece gloves, headphones (wireless), locker facility, and a cup of hot chocolate.

So, what better way to engross your little one?

Head to Dubai Hills Mall  

Adventure and amusement get a new definition at the brand-new Dubai Hills Mall. Whether you or your little versions look for relaxed fun or the ultimate thrill or anything in between, this mall at Dubai Hills Estate is for everyone.

First of all, it is home to the Storm Coaster. Fully set indoors, it takes you on an epic 2.5 minutes long ride accompanied by the exciting ever special effects. It is perfect for anyone whose height is 130 centimeters or above.

Another unmissable segment in the mall is Adventure Park by Emaar, which boasts of over 10 diverse play areas that cater to every skill level.  

Desert Safari 

This is one of the classic Dubai tours that you shouldn’t leave out on your Arabian retreat. Feel like a real Bedouin as you embark on a fully guided desert safari, enhanced by a plethora of cultural experiences.

Go on a heart-racing dune bash aboard a mighty 4X4 vehicle and balance it out with milder yet intriguing activities like camel ride, henna tattooing, Shisha smoking, and falconry.

Choose evening or overnight desert safari to add a lavish buffet BBQ dinner, camping and traditional shows in your desert retreat.

Visit the Newest Jungle Bay Waterpark 

There is something special about Dubai’s water parks and the latest Jungle Bay Waterpark is not an exception.

The best thing is that it is designed to appeal every age group including the tiniest member in your family. Placed adjacent to the Meridian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort on the bay of Mina Seyahi, it guarantees you a splashtastic day out in a lush setting packed with the most striking rides, slides and other attractions; AquaPlay, Family Waves, Body Slide, and the Whizzard are just a few of them.

Enjoy the View at the Palm 

Dubai is iconic for its varied viewpoints and each of them is distinct in its own right. Curious to know what makes this observation deck a must-see on your visit to Dubai with kids.

It is the only standpoint in Dubai that is exclusively built to give you the full view over Palm Jumeirah - the legendary man-made island with a huge palm-tree-like design.

It is found on the 52nd level of the Palm Tower where you will make an entry via Nakheel Mall.

Dhow Cruise

No matter how many times you travel to Dubai, some of its experiences are perennial and dhow cruise is one of the most significant among them.

It includes an approximately two hours’ sail aboard an old-fashioned wooden dhow, complete with buffet dinner, unlimited refreshments, live music and traditional entertainment (such as Tanura performance). It is equally noteworthy for the captivating city skyline that you get to see from water.

Choose your cruise location at Dubai Creek (for a mix of old and new sights) or Dubai Marina (known for its uber contemporary and glittery sights.)

Enjoy an Activity-Packed Day at Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall

Take any Dubai holiday – Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall will be top on the bucketlist. While Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building at an altitude of over 828 meters, the Dubai Mall is a mega mall packed to brim with the most amazing shopping, leisure and entertainment attractions.

For an easy access to Burj Khalifa, you can purchase tickets to its ‘At the Top’ observation deck on 124th or 148th level or both. Speaking of the Dubai Mall, entry is free but you can expect to shell out a fortune here.

It is courtesy to its over 1,200 outlets plus a myriad of edutainment and amusement options that come by way of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania Dubai, Ekart Zabeel and VR Park Dubai.

Last but not the least, enjoy a Kid-Friendly Stay at LEGOLAND Hotel 

LEGOLAND Hotel is one of our favorite suggestions for your accommodation in Dubai, especially when it is a holiday with your family and kids.

It is the first LEGO themed hotel in the Middle East and offers a fantastic base for your further exploration and adventure in Dubai. 

As it is a part of the colossal Dubai Parks and Resorts, you can add a visit to the Hollywood and Bollywood inspired parks in its premise.

That’s not all; the best thing is that you can enjoy a complimentary access to its park like LEGOLAND Dubai or LEGOLAND Water Park.


The most hectic part of any family holiday is to keep the younger ones busy as they easily get bored. But, once in Dubai, you can be assured that there will never be a go-slow moment. All members in your group will be occupied with their favorite activities.  

So, which of the above attractions would you like to add in your Dubai itinerary? Let us know in the comment section.


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