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10 Best Places To Take Kids For Some Fun After School In Dubai and Abu Dhabi

After an exhausting day at school, our kiddos are obviously ready for some fun activities at the end of the day. These activities help in making them relax and unwind and are also crucial for their growth and development. We, as parents, can also take advantage of that time to bond with our precious little ones and learn about their day. The key is to find the perfect kind of activity that will keep your kiddo interested and entertained. That's why we've rounded up some of our favourite places to go, from waterparks, adventure parks and play areas to jumping up and down and pretend play!

Read about the best places for after-school kid activities in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Air Maniax

Discover over 23,000 square feet of pure adrenaline-fuelled excitement at Air Maniax Dubai. From your tiny little ones all the way up to adults, everyone is sure to have a blast in their 6 interactive zones. 

Have a laugh at the inflatables arena, compete against each other in the multi-level warrior assault arena, experience what it's like to fly as you zip-line, navigate through a maze of lasers, or have some fun in the dedicated toddler area.

Book through Kidzapp and save up to 20% off entry tickets!

Also available in Abu Dhabi. 

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Location:
Air Maniax, Al Quoz
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 10:00 to 20:00, Thu-Fri until 10:00, Sat until 21:00
Prices:
1 Hour Passes: 1hr General Access : AED 85 1hr Premium Access : AED 96 1hr Family General Pass : AED 200
2 Hour Passes: 2hr Premium Access : AED 128 2hr General Access : AED 96

BOUNCE X

BOUNCE-X is the ultimate Freestyle Terrain Park, designed to thrill and excite free spirits, adventure-seekers, and adrenaline hunters.

BOUNCE-X offers an electrifying blend of trampolines, parkour elements, ninja courses, and freestyle features, all within a sprawling 4,500 square meter indoor space. And if you're bringing along the little ones, there's a special Junior Jumper area tailored for jumpers under 110cm in height.

Save more than 20% off your passes!

Also available in Abu Dhabi. 

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Location:
BOUNCE X, Dubai Festival City Mall
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 13:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat from 10:00
Prices:
1 Hour Pass - Over 110cm : AED 75 1 Hour Pass - Under 110cm : AED 65
2 Hour Pass - Over 110cm : AED 140
Multi-Visit Pass : AED 600

Cheeky Monkeys

Head over to Cheeky Monkeys, where the littles will blow off steam and have the time of their lives. At Cheeky Monkeys, every child, no matter their interests or temperament, will find a fun and engaging activity to enjoy. 

The little ones will have a blast sliding and jumping through the massive soft-play structure, enjoy role-playing in the Monkey Clubhouse with its different ‘rooms’, and unleash their creativity in the Arts and Crafts corner.

Two hours of play in Cheeky Monkeys Dubai starts from AED 60!

Pick between their many branches all over Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cheeky Monkeys

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Location:
The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Sat-Thu 9:00 to 19:00, Fri until 22:00
Prices:
Weekdays: 2 Hours Play : AED 60
Weekends: 3 Hours Play : AED 79

KidZania Dubai

KidZania is an activity-packed indoor city where learning and play collide for a day out your children will never forget. The 7,000m² scaled replica of a real city combines entertainment and education with over 60 real-life activities for children aged 4-16.

Your children will discover and learn all about different jobs through exciting role-play while developing decision-making, teamwork, creativity, and social skills in ways that can’t be taught in a classroom. 

Get 30% off your General Admission Tickets!

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Location:
The Dubai Mall, Downtown
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 11:00 to 20:00, Thu-Fri 12:00 to 21:00
Prices:
1 Child + 1 Adult : AED 193 1 Child + 2 Adults : AED 249 2 Children + 2 Adults : AED 385 1 Child 4-16yrs : AED 179 1 Toddler 2-3yrs : AED 89 1 Adult 17yrs+ : AED 69

Aqua Parks Leisure

Aqua Parks Leisure is a hidden gem on Kite Beach - Dubai's first freshwater swimming pool waterpark! Whether it's a three-year-old or a grandparent, this place guarantees fun for everyone with a Peter Pan spirit. 

Aqua Parks features over 21 different activities for families to enjoy, from frog jumps to monkey bars and much much more! You and your kids will be splashing and giggling for hours. 

Enter between 10 am to 3 pm and get 1 hour FREE of Aqua Parks Leisure

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Location:
Kite Beach, Umm Suqqueim 2, Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 08:30 to sunset
Prices:
General Entry: 1 Hour : AED 50
Offer: 1 Hour + 1 Hour FREE : AED 50

Aventura - Nature Adventure Park

Head over to Aventura with your adventurous bunch. The park is fully lit in the evening which makes Aventura the PERFECT place to enjoy your summer nights out in the open air.

Live like a monkey for a day and swing through the treetops in this nature adventure park with over 80 challenges. Set in the great Ghaf forest, this one-of-a-kind experience stands before you with exhilarating zip-lnes spread across 5 levels. Take a leap of faith at the 25-meter Tarzan jump and soar through the trees like the action hero himself. 

Little ones can also enjoy all the thrilling action, with the ‘Mini Kids’ circuit - a variety of friendly, adventurous activities for those aged 4 to 8.

Up to 45% off General Admission Tickets!

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Location:
Mushrif National Park, Mirdif
Working Hours:
Wed-Sat 17:00 to 00:00, Sun-Tue CLOSED
Prices:
General Admission: Adult (above 1.4m) : AED 99 Child (below 1.4m) : AED 99

Oli Oli

OliOli®️ is Dubai’s first experiential children’s play museum that offers an incredibly fun experience for children and adults alike in a re-imagined interactive play environment. 

OliOli®️, which stands for Joy in Hawaiian, is made with love for families to come together, play, and bond with a promise to deliver family-fun wholesome experiences. It propels holistic development through its carefully curated galleries, inspiring a new generation of explorers. 

Save 25% per visit with the Three-Visit Pass!

Plus, don't miss out on their 25% off General Entry tickets throughout the month of September!

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Location:
OliOli, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 9:00 to 18:00, Thu/Sat until 19:00, Fri until 20:00
Prices:
Three Visit Pass : AED 275
Single Entry Tickets: Child 12-23 months + 1 adult : AED 45 Child 2-16yrs + 1 adult : AED 95

Museum of Illusions

Challenge your senses at 'Museum of Illusions' with its 80 exhibits of all shapes and sizes. You and your family will love the endless attractions, including the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that tricks the brain into thinking the ground under your feet is shifting, and the Ames Room, where you shrink or grow depending on your position in the exhibit. 

The exhibitions offer you and your kiddos amusing and awesome tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science. Museum of Illusions is a mind-bending playroom with intriguing and educational brain teasers that are fun for the whole family.

Book through Kidzapp and get 20% off your Entry Tickets!

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

Oompa Loompa: Kids Creative Workshops

Get your kiddos busy and excited with Oompa Loompa's awesome creative workshops, including chocolate, slime making, cupcakes, cooking, cake pops and little bartender workshop. 

Not only is it a perfect activity to get their hands busy, but it's also a great way to satisfy their sweet tooth! Choose to book a single chocolate workshop or the whole package of six different workshops, and enjoy the unbeatable fantastic discounts. 

Get 50% off your chocolate workshop fees with Kidzapp!

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Location:
Masha and The Bear Restaurant, The Walk, JBR
Working Hours:
Jul 1 - Sep 30, Sun-Thu 11:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Chocolate Workshop : AED 65 6 Workshops Package : AED 299

Outdoor Playground at Al Barari

Open to the public, this outdoor children's haven is chock full of fun games and equipment to get your little ones moving in the fresh air. 

Their playground includes some awesome features that will keep your kiddos active and entertained, like the unique ‘Erikson’ play ship , water play areas, splash pad, climbing structure and zipline, enchanting swings, various climbing balancing units  and standing see-saw. 

Your kiddos also have access to the vegetable patch - plus, if you're looking for something to munch on stop by one of the nearby yummy eateries. 

The playground is under maintenance but will open again on September 10th.

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Location:
Al Barari
Working Hours:
From Sep 10, Sun/Tue-Thu 10:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sat 8:00 to 20:00, Mon closed
Prices:
Weekdays: Adult : AED 11 Child above 90cm : AED 11 Child under 90cm : FREE
Weekends: Adult : AED 16 Child above 90cm : AED 16 Child under 90cm : FREE