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10 Budget Friendly Activities In Dubai And Abu Dhabi To Try

Summer is creeping up on us and for parents with kids, that entails lots of activities, days out and possibly even travelling to keep the little ones busy and entertained while schools are off. Of course that also means that a spendy period is upon us. So to help you with saving up for what's to come, we have rounded up some budget-friendly activities that you should try to keep both the kiddos and your wallet happy!

Blow off some steam at an edutainment centre

Kids HQ is the perfect place for your little ones to run wild and play all day long - and they've got some awesome deals on offer with Kidzapp! 

This huge three-story soft play area features everything your kids could possibly dream of: slides, a ball pit, trampolines and lots of obstacles to crawl through and climb on. And while they run around and unleash their energy, parents can have a little snack or sip a delicious coffee at the cafe inside of the venue. 

Kids HQ have got an awesome Monday Offer when you book with Kidzapp, where you get 2 hours of play for 2 kids for just AED 70 - so hurry an get booking! 

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Location:
Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 8:30 to 18:00, Fri-Sun from 10:00
Prices:
2hrs Play for 2 Children : from AED 70

Enjoy a mystical glow-in-the-dark mini golf experience

Your entire family will love the Mystic Golf experience at TR88HOUSE, and your wallet will love it too! 

Located on the upper level of the island in the form of a tropical rainforest, Mystic Golf is a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf experience that offers an immersive and innovative adventure. Every member of your family will have a blast as they play a fun 9 holes. 

Book now with Kidzapp and save 10%!

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Location:
No. EB1, Entrance 8 - Bluewaters Island - Dubai
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 14:00 to 22:00, Sat-Sun 12:00 to 22:00
Prices:
1 Session (over 6yrs) : AED 54
1 Session (Child under 6yrs) : AED 40.5

Get some fresh air at an outdoor playground

Let your little ones frolic around outdoors and cool off with some splishing and splashing at Al Barari Playground

You will find plenty of exciting games and equipment at this outdoor playground, including an ‘Erikson’ play ship, water play areas, a splash pad, climbing structure, a zipline, swings, climbing balancing units and even a standing see-saw. Does it get any better than this? 

Book now with Kidzapp and get up to 20% OFF your Entry Tickets! 

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Location:
Al Barari
Working Hours:
Tue-Thu 10:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun from 08:00, Mon CLOSED
Prices:
Entry from : AED 20

Have a friendly family competition at a bowling alley

Have a budget-friendly family competition at Switch Bowling

Switch is the perfect spot for some major family fun. Not only can you have a friendly bowling competition, you can also have a round of billiards, sing your hearts out in a karaoke session or even play a PS5 multi-player game!

Book with kidzapp and get a 30-minute round of billiard and 30 minutes karaoke for 2 persons for just AED52! You can also opt for 30 minutes of karaoke and 30 minutes of PS5 also for just AED52 for 2 persons!

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Location:
Ibn Battuta Mall, Sheikh Zayed Rd.
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 10:00 to 23:00, Fri-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
30min Billiard + 30min Karaoke : AED 52
30min Karaoke + 30min PS5 : AED 52

La La Land City Walk

Your little ones will be kept perfectly busy and happy at La La Land City Walk.

This budget-friendly play area features a playground with slides, trampoline, ball pool, mats and a bridge. There's also a soft play area with toys, doll houses, kitchen, cars and an activity area for colouring, play dough, puzzles, LEGO and more! 

Book with Kidzapp and get 10% OFF your play fees!

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Location:
La La Land, City Walk
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 8:00 to 23:00, Fri-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
First Hour : AED 47.25
Additional Hour : AED 28.35

Walk amongst butterflies

Spend a family day out amongst butterflies at Dubai Butterfly Garden

Featuring over 6000 butterflies from more than 26 varieties, you and your little ones will be able to admire these beautiful creatures as they fly, feed and flap about among the flowers. It's a truly wonderful experience for the young and the old. 

Book easily on Kidzapp and save on your General Admission tickets! 

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Location:
Dubai Butterfly Garden Al Barsha South 3
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 18:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 52
Child 3-12yrs : AED 50
Under 3s : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Spend a day at the museum

Take your family to Louvre Abu Dhabi for a budget-friendly experience that is rich for the mind and for the soul. 

Anyone under the age of 18 years can experience this state-of-the-art world renowned museum completely FREE! And with an endless variety of exhibitions, masterpieces and rotating installations, you and your family will have so much to take in and explore, and you will surely be coming back for more. 

Book easily through Kidzapp and earn Cashback! 

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

Explore animals like never before at the zoo

Head to Emirates Park Zoo for an exciting family day out exploring some mighty and beautiful creatures. 

The zoo houses over 1,400 wild animals and pets, including hippos, reptiles, elephants, monkeys and flamingos to name a few. There are also plenty of exciting activities on offer that you and your little ones can take part in, like feeding various animals like giraffes or witnessing an exciting birds show. 

You can opt for the budget-friendly General Admission ticket - or even better, when you book through Kidzapp, you can purchase an entry ticket and get access to 3 exciting activities of your choice for just AED79 per person! 

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Location:
Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun until 21:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 79
Child (3yrs+) : AED 79

Stroll through a mangrove sanctuary

Go on a unique adventure with your family at Jubail Mangrove Park

You will find plenty of exciting activities at this stunning mangrove sanctuary. The most budget-friendly of them is the Boardwalk experience, where you can take a stroll on the meandering boardwalk and witness some exciting views of nature for just AED 15 per adult and AED 5 for kids 2-7 years. You have three different routes to choose from, the shortest is 1km and the longest 2km. Along the route, you will find 6 educational sections, which include a floating platform with a see-through net that will allow you to explore that marine life under your feet

And just a heads up, be sure to head to this beautiful park either really early in the morning or later in the day to avoid the scorching sun. 

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Location:
Al Jubail Island
Working Hours:
Daily 8:00 to 19.30 (last entry at 18:00)
Prices:
Entry from: AED 5

Escape to a serene island

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend a family day at the serene Al Noor Island

The island features a butterfly house, a kids playground, bespoke art installations and sculptures, a Literature Pavilion and a cafe serving delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. So it's the perfect setting for a fun and exciting budget-friendly family day out. 

Book now through Kidzapp and get 15% OFF your Entry Tickets! 

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Location:
Al Noor Island
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 23:00, Thu-Fri until 00:00
Prices:
Entry from: AED 17