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10+ Awesome Places That Make Learning Fun in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

September 05, 2023 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Learning can be and should be fun, and proof is that one of the best ways to learn is actually learning through play. So this week, we have compiled a list of places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that utilize wonderful ways to make learning fun for your little ones.

A Look at Edutainment Centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Discover the wonders of nature

There are so many marvellous wonders in the world and nature is definitely the biggest of them. From fascinating tropical forests in different corners of the planet, to the vast variety of special species, there is so much to be seen and discovered. But fear not, you can admire all that and more right here in Dubai at the Green Planet! 

The Green Planet offers you and your family the opportunity to experience the beauty of a tropical forest and all its exotic flora and fauna. You will also have the chance to get up close and personal with exotic birds, bugs, reptiles, sugar gliders and even sloths. There are various nature zones to discover like The Australian Walkabout, The Piranhas Encounter, Thunderstorms at the Green Planet and more.

What's more, if your little one is between 9 to 16 years old, they can participate in the Zookeeper program, where they can become Zookeepers for a day and learn so much about the beauty of the natural world and its precious inhabitants!  

 Book through Kidzapp and get up to 10% off Entry Tickets. 

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City Walk, Al Wasl
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 18:00
Adult : AED 140
Child 2-10yrs : AED 120
Child under 2yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Learn through role-play

KidZania is the perfect place for your little one to discover a range of real-world professions. It's an indoor cityscape theme park, basically a mini city for your mini humans with mini versions of sectors to learn about and explore such as: Education, Entertainment, Food & Beverages, Health, Industry, Media, Retail, Services, Transportation and Games. 

So your little one can dabble with being a firefighter, doctor, chef, radio host, a billiard player or even an airport customs officer and more. Also, through spending some time at Kidzania's mini city, they will learn important skills such about hopping on and off of different public transportation modes, checking in and out of hotels and managing money while grocery shopping. 

Book with Kidzapp and get up to AED 50 Cashback! And for those in Abu Dhabi, don't feel left out because there is a KidZania that's just as awesome at Yas Mall

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The Dubai Mall & Yas Mall
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Child Economy (4-16yrs) : AED 195
Toddler (2-3yrs) : AED 110
Adult (17yrs+) : AED 80
Baby 0-1yr : FREE

Explore an interactive museum

woo-hoo! is the perfect engaging space that fosters your little one's enthusiasm and creates a fun learning environment. 

There is something for everyone at the museum's 10 galleries and over 50 interactive exhibits. For example, at Cave Explorer, kiddos can climb learn all about dinosaur fossils, geodes and crystals while climbing into a cave! On the other hand, at Toddler's Treehouse, your tiniest ones can roam all they want safely with plenty of sensory play, toys and books aimed for those 3 years and under. 

Woo-hoo! also hosts unique and exciting programs every week so be sure to keep an eye out for those! When you book through Kidzapp, you get 10% off the Family Pass and savings on General Admission tickets. 

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1 6A St, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat-Sun 9:00 to 19:00
Family Pass : AED 180
General Admission
1 Adult + 1 Child (2yrs+) : AED 105
1 Adult + 1 Child (12-23mths) : AED 55
1 Child (6-11mths) : AED 30

Go on an underwater adventure

There is so much to be learnt about the vast undersea world; it's a mysterious yet fascinating world filled with beautiful creatures and precious habitats. So if your kiddos are curious about undersea life and would like to discover, experience and engage with over 46,000 of its animals then you must take them to The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi. 

Your kiddos will love being taken on a journey of discovering sea world in the Arabian Gulf and beyond. They will learn all about the various sea species, their importance to our ecosystem and how to protect them. It will be the ultimate underwater adventure filled with fun and learning

 The National Aquarium has a number of different passes and packages, so be sure to book through Kidzapp to get Cashback

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
General Admission from AED 105

Participate in a futuristic mission

Do you have a little scientist in the making at home? Or is your kiddo obsessed with anything futuristic? If so then you must take your family to spend the day at Dubai's latest marvel: the Museum of the Future. 

The museum has a dedicated space for children known as Future Heroes. The space encourages learning through activities that invite kiddos to communicate, collaborate and create. Kiddos are given an urgent mission where they must overcome challenges in a limited time. This not only gets kiddos to think critically and creatively, it also encourages them to work collectively toward a shared goal. It's basically a real-life video game to get kiddos to develop future-proof skills

Book your Museum of the Future tickets through Kidzapp and get Cashback

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The Museum of The Future
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 18:00
1 Entry Ticket (4yrs+) : AED 149
Child below 4yrs : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE

Explore life under the sea

Take your little ones to one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, for a day filled with discovering underwater life and learning about species such as sharks, piranha and stingrays. 

The aquarium's main feature is a 10-million litre tank that measures 51 metres in length and 20 metres in width and 11 metres in height and houses over 140 aquatic species. There is also a walk-through tunnel which gives you exceptional views from 11 metres below the surface of the tank so you can admire all the beautiful creatures residing in the water.  

Your kiddos also have the unique opportunity to learn even more about marine life through the aquarium's junior and senior aquarist programs, where they can experience the life of a marine biologist. 

Book with Kidzapp and get up to 15% OFF your tickets plus earn up to AED 50 Cashback

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The Dubai Mall, Downtown
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun until 00:00
General entry from AED 135

Explore a global selection of masterpieces

One of the fastest and most entertaining ways to learn and gain insight into history is by spending the day at a museum. And what better museum to spend the day at than the one and only Louvre Abu Dhabi. 

The museum features a global selection of around 600 masterpieces as well as a rolling roster of world-class loans from international museum partners. Each year, the museum also hosts four major exhibitions that explore important topics. So there is always something new and exciting happening at Louvre Abu Dhabi!

Best part? Kiddos get FREE entry to the museum, so take them along for a wonderful learning experience. 

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 00:00
Adult (18yrs+) : AED 63
Child 0-17yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Discover a whole city of learning

Children's City is an educational city that aims to teach kiddos about nature, science, anatomy, space and local and international culture through various exhibits. 

The exhibits serve as a space for kiddos to explore, play and discover all the different topics about the world we live in. Some of the activities at the City include: Planetarium, Earth Science Gallery and Al Ajyal Theatre. 

So be sure to take your Kiddos to Children's City for a fun-filled afternoon packed with learning through play and exploration. 

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Creekside Park, Bur Dubai
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 9:00 to 19:00, Fri-Sat 14:00 to 20:00
Entry from AED 5

Challenge your senses with brain teasers

Go on an exciting journey to the Museum of Illusions and test your senses with over 8- exhibits of all shapes and sizes

The Museum will teach you and your kids about vision, perception science and human beings through awesome tricks, illusions and brain-teasers. You will find a number of intriguing attractions like the Vortex Tunnel, which is basically a cylinder that tricks your brain into thinking that the ground is shifting, or the Ames Room, which will have you shrinking and growing depending on your position in the exhibit. 

Book through Kidzapp to get 20% OFF your Entry Tickets

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Al Seef, Dubai Creek
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 23:00
Adult : AED 64
Child 5-15yrs : AED 48
Child below 5yrs : FREE

Discover centuries of findings through exciting activities

Mleiha Archaeological Center allows you and your kids to learn about centuries of findings at the beautiful Mleiha area in Sharjah through exciting indoor and outdoor activities

Your family will be able to take on exciting desert adventures and activities at Mleiha, like camping, sand duning, hiking and more! In addition, you can sign up for the Mleiha Fossil Hunt Expedition to experience being a palaeontologist for the day and learn how to make fossil casts using actual fossils found in Mleiha. You can also sign up for a stargazing expedition, where you can learn about stars and planets by exploring the sky above.

Book through Kidzapp and take advantage of the Summer Offer, which gives you up to 30% OFF activities & Buy 1 Get 1 offers (valid until September 30, 2023)! 

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Mleiha, Sharjah
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 19:00, Thu-Fri until 21:00
Activities from AED 15

Discover the deep blue sea

Head to the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Dubai to explore 10 chambers of wildlife and over 20 exhibits, all modeled after the Lost City of Atlantis. 

The Aquarium will allow you and your kids to discover the deep blue sea and learn about marine life as you watch 65,000 marine animals swim in the Ambassador Lagoon. There's even a VR experience where you get to pet wildlife and marine life creatures like penguins, polar bears and more. And for the brave hearts, there's an Aquarium Dive adventure where you can swim with the fish

Book easily through Kidzapp and earn up to AED 40 in Cashback

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Atlantis The Palm
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Adult : AED 120
Child 3-7yrs : AED 95

An exciting aquatic adventure at a marine life theme park

Learn about the interconnectivity between all of life on Earth and out oceans at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which features eight immersive realms across five indoor levels over an area of approximately 183,000sqm. 

To give you an idea of just how incredible these realms are, the Endless Ocean realm for example is home to the world’s largest and most expansive multi-species aquarium; it contains over 25 million litres of water and is a dynamic habitat for more than 68,000 marine animals, including sharks, schools of fish, manta rays, and sea turtles. In total, you will find over 100,00 marine animals at this impressive marine life theme park, and this includes 150 species of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. 

Book your tickets to SeaWorld easily on Kidzapp and earn Cashback

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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi- Yas Island
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 18:00
Adult : AED 375
Child 4yrs+ under 1.1m : AED 290
Child 3yrs and below : FREE

Play at a unique children's museum

One of the best ways for kiddos to learn is through uninterrupted play and exploration, and OliOli provides just that with an interactive play environment.

It is Dubai's first experiential children's play museum that focuses on families coming together to play and bond. Through its carefully curated galleries, OliOli promotes holistic development that aims to encourage kiddos to explore endlessly and learn through fun hands-on activities.  

Book easily on Kidzapp today and earn Cashback

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OliOli, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00 to 18:00, Fri & Sun until 19:00, Sat 9:00 to 20:00
1 Child (12-23 months) + 1 adult : AED 69
1 Child (2-16yrs) + 1 adult : AED 139
Extra Adult (16yrs and above) : AED 45

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