The summer holidays are in full swing, and with the initial excitement of schools closing wearing off, trying to keep the children occupied becomes top of many parent's lists.
Dubai is home to a host of activities and enjoyment for all ages, that is sure to keep kids busy any day of the week.
For those just looking for a variety of day-outs for the kids, here are some places to visit that will keep them entertained and active.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
If your kids have always dreamed of meeting their superhero, now is the chance to enjoy the summer at IMG Worlds of Adventure. Explore six different zones from Cartoon Network shows starring The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10, to enjoying thrilling rides at The Lost Valley or getting a big scare at The Haunted House. Till 4 September, guests can also enjoy SummerFest, where live magic shows, new attractions and offers will be available for all to enjoy. Prices start at Dhs 335.
The 25th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is currently on and with it comes the fun and exciting Modesh World. The perfect getaway for children, Modesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre offers kids bouncy castles, fun rides, live performances and meet and greets with the stars of the show, Modesh and Dana.
Located at Mushrif Parks, Aventura Parks is a great place to visit as it is home to the largest zipline adventure park in Dubai. Enjoy a great nature trail and obstacle course and when in need of a break, grab a bite at the cafe. Although the summer heat is here, the park is covered in Ghaf trees that help in giving shade and as the nights are cooler, it is a great place to visit for endless fun. Prices start at Dhs 95.
Fun City is a great place to visit as it has so many activities available. With multiple locations at various malls, kids can enjoy the soft play zone, rides for the thrill seekers, skill games like basketball, pacman smash and hockey as well as fun arcade games. Kids can also redeem their tokens collected at the shop and get a prize of their choice.
Tr88house is a great place to enjoy multiple activities in one place. Enjoy playing rounds of mini golf in a glow-in-the-dark setting, playing laser tag in different simulations and seeing how far you can bounce at the trampoline park. Targeted at little children, Munchkin Monster is also a great spot for little kids to have a blast. Prices start at Dhs 45.
Adventure Park by Emaar at Dubai Hills Mall is a great place to spend the day having fun while enjoying exciting activities. Kids can participate in activities including the jump park, the climbing wall, the sky park, the cave maze and more. Additionally, children can enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the roller coaster. Prices for a pass start at Dhs 89.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts is the one-stop destination for kids to enjoy four different theme parks. Venture into the world of Lego at Legoland or enjoy splashing away at Legoland Waterpark. Bollywood Parks is a great place for kids to spend the day living a Bollywood movie or enjoy endless rides and activities with themes from Hotel Transylvania, The Smurfs and more at Motiongate Dubai. Prices start at Dhs 395.
Magic Planet is the perfect spot for kids to have endless fun as well as when you need to keep the kids busy. The arcade game zone, with multiple branches at malls around Dubai, offers children with loads of rides to enjoy as well as various arcade games. By playing the games, kids can collect tokens, which can then be redeemed to get a gift of their choice.
If the desert heat is taking a toll, Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates is a great place to beat the heat while enjoying a bunch of winter activities during summer. Enjoy access to the snow park, go as many times on the chairlift and try out the zorb ball. Kids can also enjoy learning how to snowboard and ski and when in need of a break, warm up and watch a comfort movie at the Snow Cinema. The Penguin Encounter is also available to all where guests can spend time interacting with penguins. Prices start at Dhs 195.
The Green Planet
Step into the rainforest at The Green Planet at Citywalk. Kids can enjoy spending time meeting a wide range of animals and reptiles at the indoor biodome. Home to over 3,000 plants and animals, enjoy a variety of experiences like the creatures of the night, snorkelling with piranhas or spending a day as a zookeeper. Guests can also enjoy an amazing camping experience, with an overnight stay at the tropical biodome. Ticket prices start at Dhs 140.
Located on 1 Jumeirah Street, the Eithad Museum is a great place to visit with kids as it sheds a light on the rich culture, traditions and heritage of the UAE and its people. Open daily from 10am to 8pm, enjoy learning about the journey taken by the UAE from 1968 and 1974 as well as the ways it has developed since then. Entry ticket prices start at Dhs 10.
If your child loves animals, then Dubai Dolphinarium is the place to visit. Watch an amazing show as the dolphins and seals swim around and perform tricks, it is a great show for all ages. Kids can also enjoy playing a game with the dolphins as well as swimming with them. Visitors can also enjoy spending time watching stunning exotic birds fly around as part of the Creek Park Exotic Bird Show. Also enjoy getting unique pictures with the Steller's Sea Eagle and the Harris Hawk. Prices start at Dhs 49.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Explore a series of animal encounters at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at Dubai Mall. Spend time with Gentoo Penguins at the penguin encounter, learn more about sharks and be a shark trainer for the day, feed sting rays at the ray encounter and visit the 40 year old king crocodile. Ticket prices start at Dhs 199.
Located at Dubai Mall, Play DXB is a great spot to check out with kids as it is an immersive VR Park experience. Enjoy rides, games and educational journeys at the one-of-a-kind VR park in the Middle East. Play DXB also offers visitors inflatable playgrounds and trampolines, perfect for kids, arcade games and carousel rides. Prices start at Dhs 100.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Waterparks are always a great option to keep the little ones busy and happy. Wild Wadi Waterpark in Jumeirah has a wide range of exciting rides like the Jumeirah Sceirah, Wipeout Flowrider, White Water Wadi as well as relaxing attractions like the lazy river. When hungry, the waterpark also offers a wide range of dining options to keep the energy levels of the children up for the whole day. Prices start at Dhs 109.
Action Park at Last Exit, AUH Bound by Meeras is a great place for kids that love thrilling challenges. Home to the popular paintball, explore a bunch of simulation challenges from 'Capture the Flag', 'Rescue the President' and 'Attack and Defend' as well as the smash room, where everyone can get all their anger out and break things. Prices start at Dhs 85 per person.