Priya Ghatol from Rayna Tours has put together this post for us on the top kid-friendly places to visit in Dubai.
However, deciding where to go with kids is a totally different issue. Nevertheless, Dubai has plenty of places and attractions that would delight children of all ages and keep them interested during their holiday. You can assure yourself that your kids will not have a single dull moment here in Dubai.
Check out this list of few chosen places in Dubai that your kids will love to visit and enjoy during every moment of the visit.
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Dubai Parks and Resorts
Sprawling over 25 million square feet and divided among 5 parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts offer over 100 rides, thrills and entertaining attractions for grownups and kids to enjoy. Known as Middle East’s largest integrated leisure theme park, it consists of Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Theme park and water park, Riverland – a dining and shopping avenue and a Polynesian themed resort – Lapita Hotel in case you would like to stay within the theme park for an overnight experience.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall is considered as the largest and the most sophisticated shopping experience of Dubai, but the experience goes beyond just retail therapy. Dubai Mall is extensively extravagant and is host to an assortment of entertainment avenues. One of its highlights is the Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo. This aquarium has the largest suspended aquarium in the world and is home to over 30,000 exotic marine species which includes the largest collection of sharks.
One of the best ways Dubai has got creative to escape the scorching heat is by making a wintry wonderland right amid the desert city. Ski Dubai is one of the most popular family-friendly attractions of Dubai and offers an amazing variety of winter sport adventures in a 2,500 square meters of indoor ski area with a maintained temperature of -1 degree to 2 degree Celsius. Ski Dubai is open throughout the year and offers you a chance to enjoy a delightful time skiing, snowboarding, zip lining or enjoying a chairlift ride. Kids would love to start a snow fight, meet the penguins and make snow angels and snowman in the white snowy landscape.
Dubai Garden Glow
Watch kids gaping in awe at the illuminated dioramas and structures at Dubai Garden Glow. The first of its kind in the Middle East, Dubai Garden Glow is a seamless fusion of innovation and illumination. The jaw-dropping installations twinkling and sparkling in the night are spell bounding to watch. There are also live shows conducted here plus there is a dinosaur park and Ice Park located inside this scintillating landscape.
Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain
The state-of-the-art icon of Dubai – Burj Khalifa is one of the famous places to visit in Dubai. The view from the ground level as well as from the top of the tower is breathtakingly fascinating. Head to the attraction by evening so that you get to enjoy the gorgeous Dubai Fountain’s musical illuminated performance located right next to Burj Khalifa. The dancing fountains are one of the grandest illuminated spectacles in the world and are absolutely magnificent to watch. For a better view, enjoy the show from the top of Burj Khalifa.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
One of the best kid-friendly attractions to visit in Dubai is the IMG Worlds of Adventure. This indoor amusement park is home to fantasy worlds of Cartoon Network and MARVEL. Kids can meet their favourite MARVEL super heroes and cartoon characters. There is also a Lost Valley adventure zone which takes you back to the pre-historic era of dinosaurs. There are lots and lots of rides and thrills to enjoy and it also has Novo Cinema – a12-screen cine multiplex, the world’s first 5D Ben 10 cinema and the largest Ben 10 store in the world. IMG Worlds of Adventure is a complete entertainment zone for kids, teens and adults to enjoy unlimited fun.
Aquaventure Water Park
Located within the Atlantis the Palm Dubai on Palm Dubai, Aquaventure Water Park is the best water fun zone in Dubai. There are hair-raising, adrenaline rushing rides for adults and a world of splashy fun area, lazy river rides, pools and mild rides for children. Aquaventure Water Park offers Splashers zone which is perfect for kids and adults to have some fun together and cool off. A day spent at this water park is a perfect way to escape the heat and enjoy quality time with family.
VR Park Dubai
Step into the world of virtual reality at VR Park Dubai – the ultimate virtual reality experience in Dubai. Located on level 2 of Dubai Mall, VR Park offers around 18 interactive virtual experiences and rides. The attraction takes you to a future realm away from the present reality and offers simulator rides and thrilling interactive entertainment for all age groups. A trip to VR Park is an experience not to miss when you are in Dubai with your family.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai has a knack of turning the impossible into reality and what better way to prove it to the world than building the largest floral oasis in the desert land. Dubai Miracle Garden is a refreshing treat to the eyes as well as a wondrous feat of Dubai to marvel. This colorful landscape of 72,000 square meters in Dubai land is the world’s largest natural flower garden and is home to over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. This vibrant floral garden offers amazing photo stops with flowers and plants arranged in various installations and dioramas where you can capture some instagram-worthy moments with your family. This attraction is also home to Dubai Butterfly Garden which is the world’s largest indoor butterfly garden.
Thanks very much Priya, Rayna Tours
I’ve been to Dubai on layover when just came back from Switzerland. It is hilarious when I saw Ski Dubai is trying to be like mini Switzerland though. But it was full house! Such a great business idea in Dubai 😀
I agree….something so weird but it seems to work!!!