Holidaying in a foreign land is about adventure and exciting new experiences. To maximise the holiday, we recommend planning ahead to hit all top fun places for children.
What’s holiday in the summer without water and a big splash. Throw yourself into the action of Aquaventure Waterpark. Aquaventure Waterpark boasts of impressive water rides and adventures fit for all ages. Ride through shark tunnels, while your little ones little keep cool at the tamer rides and Splashers Children’s Play Area. If you like, you could also upgrade to include entrance to the Lost Chambers, the Atlantis-themed aquarium and finally catch a spot of sun on the private beach.
Kidzania is a well-known edutainment venue situated inside the Dubai mall. It is structured to look just like a little city, with paved streets for transport and residential buildings. Let the kids feel all grown up in this city. They can work as a fireman, policeman, chef or journalist, they will be ‘paid’ and allowed to use the money to buy things at Kidzania city’s shops. It blends education, fun and learning.
It is easy to forget that you are in Dubai once you step into Ski Dubai; the world’s largest indoor snow park. It is practically one of the most popular fun spots in Dubai located in the Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha. If your kids have never had a feel of what skiing and snowboarding are like, you should consider this great place.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Ride the crest of a wave at Wild Wadi water park. The exciting spot has 30 rides and attractions, themed around the tale of Juha, a character from Arabian folklore. Thrilling rides to enjoy including the 120-metre Jumeirah Sceirah, which reaches speeds of 80 kilometres, and the adrenaline-pumping Burj Surge, to toddler-friendly activities in Breakers Bay. It’s not just the kids who will go wild here, there are hours of fun for all ages.
Your kids can burn off their energy by jumping high and landing soft and safe. The adrenaline thrilling trampoline hub created a Mini Bounce program specifically tailored for children, allowing them to play and have fun in the safest way possible. The program is designed for kids aged 3 to 5 majorly and don’t forget to plan ahead as the venue is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium has a ten-million litre aquarium tank, filled with more than 140 colourful sea creatures. You and the kids are destined for awestruck if you decide to explore further to t the underwater zoo where you come in one on one contact otters, piranhas and penguins.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG World of Adventure brings to life all the most iconic characters in cartoon network including Captain America, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor. IMG Worlds of Adventure is made up of 4 thematic zones – Cartoon Network, Marvel Universe, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. Here, the family can enjoy a host of themed fun rides such as the Velociraptor, Lazy Town, Adventure Fortress or even the Haunted Hotel.
Have fun at Legoland with over 40 rides, shows and attractions on six themed lands crammed with 15,000 LEGO models and more than 60,000 LEGO bricks. To be honest, this will be just as much fun for the parents as it is for the kids. If your kids are familiar with the magic of Legos, they will be fascinated by the sight of a very large environment made entirely of giant Legos.
Your trip to Dubai isn’t complete without the quintessential Arabian experience. If you are a first-time visitor, a desert safari is a must for you. The overnight tour lets you experience the desert at both sunset and sunrise. You get to say to a camel, get photographed with a falcon and watch the Arabic Belly dance and Tanoura Dance with Arabic music. So, whatever your plans are, don’t forget to venture deep into Arabia’s deserts on a self-drive expedition.
Here is another place you should have in mind when visiting Dubai with your kids. This is a specifically carved place for kids between ages 1 and 12 years for maximum fun. It’s a great play area for kids if you want to give them a mind-blowing experience. It has the ‘Fun n Learn’ segment which provides kids up to the age of 4 an avenue for mental and physical development; It also has a ‘PlayZone’; a soft-play area that provides a safe place to slide, climb and jump around.