Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
Downtown Dubai is usually synonymous with the iconic, and record-breaking Burj Khalifa with all its grandeur. Alongside this breakthrough monument, however, there are many more family-friendly attractions to look forward to in the Downtown area. Discover a massive dinosaur skeleton, make your way through a thrilling mirror maze, relax outdoors in a park or by the water, and much more!
1. Cheeky Monkeys - Downtown Dubai
Cheeky Monkeys Downtown is designed to keep your little ones entertained and engaged through a range of fun activities; for the physically active there’s the massive soft-play structure with its slides, trampolines, and ball-pits; for the creative types there’s the endless arts and crafts area; for the dreamers and imaginative kiddos there’s the Monkey Clubhouse with its different rooms where the children can role-play and act out whatever scenarios their surroundings inspire.
The Cheeky Monkeys Downtown calendar also includes classes and camps throughout the year, so keep an eye out. Activities are both creative and physical in nature and are designed to develop your kids’ confidence and explore different interests, all under the watchful eye of a qualified guide.
The venue is operating at limited capacity – CALL AHEAD BEFORE BOOKING to confirm availability on your preferred date.
2. EKart Zabeel
Challenge your family to a race at Dubai Mall’s Ekart, home to the latest generation of electric go-karts – providing everyone with the ultimate driving experience! Spend a thrilling day out with friends or family at this thrilling high-end indoor electric go-karting venue.
3. Dubai Dino
Head on over to The Souk Dome in Dubai Mall where your little dino fans can be transported back to prehistoric times and gawk at a huge Jurassic fossil of a Diplodocus Longus.
4. Downtown Slide
Get ready for an adventurous ride on this 19m long slide. It’s Downtown Dubai’s completely free treat for kids and adults who are 110cm and above. Believe it or not, the inside of the steel slide is designed to always stay cool, even with Dubai’s scorching summer sun!
The slide may be closed at times.
5. Burj Park
Have a lazy day in a park with your little ones, and take in the impressive sights of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s beautiful Downtown skyline. The park is also situated on its own island with plenty of underground parking, making it very accessible for you and your whole family.
6. Dubai Water Canal
You and your family are in for a gorgeous stroll along this 3.2km long waterway. Winding its way from Business Bay to the Creek in Old Dubai, the canal offers stunning vistas, running and cycling tracks, and 9 open waterway stations where you and the little ones can hop on a ferry.
7. Mirror Maze - The Dubai Mall
Grab your boys and girls’ hands and get ready to find your way through a mind-bending maze that will not only challenge your sense of sight but definitely get a few giggles in you and your kiddies too!
Children below 130cm must be accompanied by adult.
8. Dubai Opera Tour
The place where magical moments happen, this important cultural destination offers the opportunity to get inside and listen to unique stories of the Opera’s heritage and design in Dubai. The whole family will enjoy access to the equally fascinating chambers of this visionary destination.
9. Lake Ride at The Dubai Fountain
A great show deserves a great seat and with the fountain’s lake ride, that’s exactly what you get. Take the family to see the fountain show up-close and experience it in a magical way.
10. Bay Avenue Park
Bay Avenue Park is home to a small play area for your little ones to enjoy around Business Bay. Take them there after a day at work or on the weekend, they will be very happy to play around on the slide and swings. Moms and dads, you can relax on a nearby bench and then go for a coffee afterward in one of the nearby cafes.