Blog Image

10 Must-Try Family Friendly Activities That Are Back This Season

November 04, 2019 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

So what should we do this weekend?

With the weather cooling down, the city has been buzzing with the re-launch of some of our family favourites. So whether you're looking to plop down for a casual family movie night under the stars or up for some carnival thrills, there's plenty to do with the whole gang.


1. Global Village





Take your little ones on an around-the-world trip in just a day at Global Village where culture, food and festivities from across the globe come together in one place. There are amusement rides and arcade-style games to keep kids busy as well as a play area and live performances. This season, some of the main attractions are the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, Stunt Show, Carnival and Circus.

Global Village, Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Fri until 1am, AED 15, free for under 3s, more info


2. Dubai Miracle Garden



Escape to floral bliss with your family as you explore the awe-inspiring flower designs and structures. Dubai Miracle Garden is home to 70 flower varieties and approximately 100 million blooming flowers! Be sure to pass by its structure of an Airbus 380 that has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest floral arrangement.

Al Barsha South 3, Sun-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat until 11pm, AED 55 for adults, AED 40 for kids 4-12yrs, free for under 3s, more info


3. The Ripe Market



Spend your weekends outdoors and enjoy kids' activities, shopping stalls; grab a picnic spot and munch on seasonal organic fruit and veg, freshly baked bread, or experience some of Dubai’s best-loved food concepts.

To keep the whole family entertained, there will be yoga classes, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, pony riding, workshops, live music and more. This year, families can enjoy 6 permanent cafés that will be open 7 days a week, a dedicated dog park, and Just Play who will run a sports academy all throughout the week.

Police Academy Park, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat from 10am, AED 5 entry for adults, activities are chargeable, more info


4. The Wonder Maze



Make your way through the largest mobile maze in the world, stretching over 25,000 sq. ft., with nearly 3,000 meter of paths. Spend hours laughing together and at each other as you and your family members try to make your way out.

The best part is that you can visit again and again since the maze is designed and developed in modules – so the system of the paths is changed regularly. Make it to the center and you'll find a viewing platform towering 5 meters high. There is also a direct “Quick Exit” route out of the maze, without having to walk all the way back again.

Riverland Dubai, Sun-Thu 2:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat from 10am, AED 35 for adults, free for kids under 100cm, more info


5. Movie Night Under The Stars



Bring your whole family for a cozy movie night under the stars, every Thursday during October and November at the beautiful Dukes the Palm Hotel. Every week there will be a kids movie and family movie to make sure there's something for everyone.

West 14th Steakhouse, Dukes the Palm, Until Nov 28, Thu 7pm-10pm, a la carte, more info


6. The Camel Farm



Give your family a chance to experience a close encounter with some very curious and friendly Camels in Dubai's desert. Your tiny little ones will also get to meet the fun rabbits, goats and chickens at the mini petting farm created just for them.

Some of the various Bedouin activities at The Camel Farm and in the surrounding desert include camel feeding, camel hugging therapy, a camel spa, mini farming workshops and a desert eco walk. You can also go on camel rides through the desert for 30 minutes or an hour. 

Between Al Qudra Rd and Al Ain Rd, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed, AED 40, free for under 3s, more info


7. Dubai Garden Glow



A seasonal, must-try family activity, Dubai Garden Glow brings you multiple theme parks all in one place: Glow Park – The largest glow-in-dark garden made of millions of energy-saving bulbs and yards of recycled luminous fabric. Dinosaur Park – The biggest Dinosaur park displaying more than 120 animatronic dinosaurs. And finally, Art Park – A new eco-friendly art park made up of thousands of recyclable small bottles, ceramic dishes and CDs.

Zabeel Park, Gate 6 & 7, Sat-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri until midnight, AED 65, free for under 3s, more info


8. JLT Cinema Under the Stars



Enjoy a wide variety of movies in a beautiful outdoor setting where there's something for everyone including blockbusters, foreign films and animations. Bring your mats, lawn chairs, snacks or blankets and enjoy a picnic on the grass as you enter a world of movies.

JLT Park, Cluster O, Fri from 6:50pm, free entry, more info

And if you live in Abu Dhabi, head over to Umm Al Emarat Park for these family must-try's:


9. Animal Barn


Animal Barn

Head to the Children's Garden where you'll find goats, ponies, donkeys, cows and camels ready for you to pet at The Animal Barn and Petting Zoo. Your little ones can also enjoy daily pony rides from 4:30pm, or even feed the animals with their own two hands.

Umm Al Emarat Park, Daily 9am-11pm, AED 10 park entry, AED 10 for animal feeding, more info


10. Cinema in the Park



Spend a beautiful evening on the stunning grounds of Umm Al Emarat Park, watching all your favorite family movies. Check the schedule for which movies are playing when, so you don't miss your little one's favorite characters up on the big screen.

Umm Al Emarat Park, Daily 9am-11pm, AED 10 park entry, more info

--- Want more ideas for what to do this weekend? - Get Kidzapp now!

Images: Stock/Social/Supplied

Leave a comment

Related Articles
Fun Things To Do With Your Toddler In Dubai & Abu Dhabi This September
September 20, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Not sure how to entertain your little balls of energy these days? Looking to join an activity to enhance your child's development or just want some plain 'ole fun? These are our top picks for some fun-tastic things to do with the tiniest members of your family. From toddler fests and sensory play, to soft play shenanigans and arcade fun, your little ones are spoilt for choice...... Read More

Top Kids Birthday Venues In Dubai and Abu Dhabi (2021 Edition)
September 13, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Now that birthday parties are finally allowed to take place in the UAE, all parents want to host the most spectacular fun-filled parties for their little ones. That's why we've gone above and beyond to round up the top venues that will go the extra mile to make sure that your kiddo's special day is crafted in the most exceptional way possible. From action-packed birthdays to teepee sleepovers and much more, all you have to do is choose the date!... Read More

A Family Friendly City Staycation You Don’t Wanna Miss
September 07, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

We're lucky to live in a country where a short drive is enough to transport us to a blissful getaway. And you will find one of those divine spots right in the heart of Deira over at Swissôtel Al Ghurair. So if you are looking to treat yourself and your family with a little break, we know where you can go...... Read More

10 Best Places To Take Kids For Some Fun After School In Dubai and Abu Dhabi
September 06, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

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 More

Best Afterschool Activities In Dubai and Abu Dhabi (2021/2022)
August 29, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Kiddos are finally back to school and we are all slowly getting into our daily routines. It's a new school year and that means it's time to get your little one's signed up for some afterschool activities. With the endless options offered, this can be quite the overwhelming process for parents. But no need to worry, we've done our research and came up with a list of the best afterschool activities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Whether your kids want to learn a new language, shake their bodies to the music, develop their athletic side or dive into coding and technology, these fun afterschool activities are sure to bring out your child's passion! Still not sure what to choose? We have you covered with lots of free trials so that your kiddos can give it a try before you commit!... Read More

10 Tips For Getting Your Kids Ready For Back To School
August 23, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

With the summer holidays almost over, it’s time to get yourselves and your kiddos ready for the new academic year. Starting school entails so many changes like new friends, teachers, clothes, and classrooms, and it's only normal for children (and parents alike) to feel a little nervous about going back to school. Here are some easy steps to follow in order to help make this transition a breeze!... Read More

Back To School Shopping Made Fun Over At The Galleria Al Maryah Island
August 17, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

It's that time of the year again! Mom and dad, grab your kiddos and head over to The Galleria this August where you can win exciting prizes and find everything your little ones need for school.... Read More

15 Fun Things To Do Before Summer Ends
August 15, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Summer is slowly drifting away which means that school vacations are almost over! Now is not the time for being a couch potato, get up and be ready to make the most of August with your family, while you can. Whether you fancy adventurous staycations, magical boat cruises, creative activities, unique dining out experiences or splashing in waterparks, these are our picks of fun things to do before summer ends.... Read More

New Indoor Play Deals To Try This Week
August 08, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Summer is the epitome of fun. However with this hot hot weather, you might not be too excited about getting active outdoors. That doesn't mean you cannot beat the heat and entertain your family with lots of "literally" cool indoor activities - we’ve got you covered with awesome indoor play deals for you to try this week! Get your little kiddos moving at phenomenal play areas, riding the coolest kiddie rides, getting creative with chocolate workshops, bonding over finding clues and solving puzzles or challenge them with a fun laser tag game.... Read More

Head To City Walk For Your Dose Of Family Fun This August
August 04, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Don't miss out on the Dubai Summer Surprises celebrations over at City Walk where your favourite characters from Hotel Transylvania such as Count Dracula, Mavis and Frankenstein are set to give you and your family a spook-tastic time out.... Read More

Whatsapp Image