10 Fun Things To Do In Downtown Dubai You Might Not Have Heard Of

November 2, 2020 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

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.

Head over to any of the re-opened Cheeky Monkeys branches (SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY) and pay only AED 65 for 2hrs of play with Kidzapp.

The venue is operating at limited capacity – CALL AHEAD BEFORE BOOKING to confirm availability on your preferred date.

Location:
Residence Boulevard, Downtown
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 19:00
Prices:
2 Hours: AED 65 with Kidzapp

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.

Book with Kidzapp and pay just AED 65/pp for both adult, and child tickets.

Location:
Ekart Zabeel, The Dubai Mall Zabeel, 9th Floor (rooftop)
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 15:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat 14:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 65 with Kidzapp Child (14-16yrs): AED 65 with Kidzapp

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.

Location:
The Dubai Mall, Ground Floor
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 00:00
Prices:
FREE

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.

Location:
Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 16:00 to 01:00
Prices:
FREE

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.

Location:
Burj Park, Burj Lake, Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Accessible throughout the day
Prices:
FREE

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.

Location:
Business Bay, Downtown
Working Hours:
Open 24/7
Prices:
Entry: FREE

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.

Location:
The Dubai Mall, Level 2 (close to cinema)
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
Per person: AED 50

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.

Location:
Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Near Burj Khalifa, Downtown
Working Hours:
Daily 9:30 to 16:00
Prices:
Child (3-16): AED 40Adult: AED 75

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.

Location:
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 17:45 to 23:30
Prices:
3yrs+: AED 68.25/pp

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. 

Location:
Bay Avenue Park, Downtown
Working Hours:
Sun-Sat 6:00-6:00
Prices:
Entry: FREE

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