Best Attractions for Kids in Dubai
The status of Dubai as the shopping capital of the world makes it hard for many people to imagine that there could be an ideal place to take your kids for vacations. This is simply because little is known about children entertainment in the UAE. However, after checking a detailed list of the top places to take your kids, you will acknowledge that there are several amazing places in the UAE. These places provide a lot to your kids in terms of sports, fun, entertainment and education. The attraction sites, especially in Dubai include theme parks, water parks, beaches and playgrounds. Therefore, Dubai can offer enjoyable places to any child despite the extreme temperatures and the desert conditions that many associates with the UAE. However, November to February presents the best season to take your kids out for sightseeing and outing as the weather is a bit fair. Furthermore, Dubai is a very nice and safe place for children as there are malls that offer nurseries and play areas. This means that you can take your kids with you to shopping malls for shopping or outdoor activities, as there is the largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall and many others. Here is a list of the 10 Kids attraction sites in the UAE.
1. Aquaventure Atlantis Dubai Waterpark
Aquaventure is an amazing water park in Atlantis Hotel grounds in Dubai. This great 42-acre water park is located close to beautiful waterfalls. The water park provides several water-based rides such as rapids, rivers and speed slide, tidal river, water coasters, splashers kids’ play area and dramatic wave surges. Hotel guests are not charged to access the park but accessing as a visitor requires you to book tickets in advance. Moreover, apart from tropical and a private beach, the water park is the largest of this kind in the entire region.
Tel: +971 4 426 2000 (24 hours)
2. Children’ City
The Children’s City is designed to cater for the likings of children aged between 2 to 15 years. It is situated about four miles southwest of Downtown Dubai close to the Dubai Creek Park. This is the first educational city for children in this age group in the UAE that allows them to play, investigate, learn and explore their planet.
Tel: +971 4 334 0808
3. Dolphin Bay at Atlantis
Dolphin Bay is situated on Palm Island in Atlantis Palm that is along the Crescent Road. At this bay, visitors are allowed to swim and interact with live dolphins in a designed tropical that mimics the live natural dolphins’ habitat. The Atlantis Dolphin Bay is among the most amazing and unique dolphin habitats in the whole world.
Tel: +971 4 426 1168
KidZania is an outstanding family edutainment center that allows kids to learn about their planet, imitate adult traditional activities, as well as have fun. The edutainment caters for toddlers to 16 years old children and allows them to have an experience of how it feels to be an adult.
Tel: +971 4 448 5222
5. Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located in the most amazing and unique mall in a list of close to 20 malls in Dubai. This ski is a 1- degree Celsius, 22,500 square meters indoor ski resort. Besides, Ski Dubai is the first ski resort in the Middle East.
Tel: +971 800 386
6. Wonderland Theme Park Dubai
Wonderland is a large indoor air-conditioned center that offers arcade games, video games, over 100 rides and much more. The Theme Park also provides a well-designed place for parents to relax and enjoy a delicious meal from Mithu’s Nest café.
Tel: 971 4 324 1222
7. Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park
The two opened in October 2016 and forms part of the popular Dubai Parks and Resorts. This is one of the ultimate fun destinations for families with kids of aged between 2 to 12 in the Middle East. Moreover, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park allows families to experience a nice Lego themed adventures that involve a variety of interactive rides, models, water slides and building experiences.
Tel: +971 4 820 0000
8. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
This is located in the Dubai Mall and is the largest hanging aquarium in the world. The Dubai Aquarium hosts thousands of sea life species that cannot be found in any other place in the world. This makes it one of the most popular attractions for children in the UAE.
Tel: +971 4 448 5200
9. Dubai Ice Rink
This is another popular choice for many kids visiting Dubai Mall Ice Skating Rink in Dubai. Dubai Ice Rink is an Olympic-size ice rink with excellent facilities that guarantees endless fun for both skilled and first-timers who want to master skating skills. The place is ideal for both parents and kids while their ticket prices depend on the age of the visitors. Besides, there are penguins or seal helpers to hold on to for those who are not so good in skating.
Tel: +971 4 448 5111
10. Magic Planet
Magic Planet is a large arcade that is full of rides, games and draws, with excellent facilities that allow your kids to experience endless fun.
Tel: +971 4 341 4444
There several top attraction places and a wide variety of fun activities for your kids in the UAE. Some of these activities include riding bikes on the sand dunes, sand boarding and skiing. However, the places listed above are the most popular fun places for kids.