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10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

May 08, 2023 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Living in a city constantly bustling with new and exciting experiences like Dubai and Abu Dhabi can almost feel like living in a video game. There is always a next level to conquer, something bigger and better to see or experience. But with kids in the picture, this can be overwhelming, unattainable and difficult to keep up with. But worry not, cause this is exactly what we're here for! To keep you in the loop, we've rounded up some awesome experiences that you didn't know you could do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. So read on to discover all about them!

Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf

You can go on an immersive and innovative adventure with your whole family at Tr88house's Mystic Golf, which offers a unique glow-in-the-dark mini golf experience

Set within a mystical tropical forest, you'll find 9 holes that will put your miniature golf skills to the test. So be prepared to challenge your little ones while having an awesome time at this super exciting venue. 

Book through Kidzapp and get 10% OFF your tickets! 

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

Go for an interactive theatre experience

The Courtyard Playhouse is an absolute gem that everyone, young and old, will love. 

You will be able to enjoy a completely unique, interactive and improvised kids' theatre experience every Saturday. From April 22 to May 27, Little Dahlings will be on show, which is an improvised play for kids, celebrating the wonderful world of Roald Dahl. Of course, the play will come to life by YOU, the audience, as it takes place! And then from June 3 to 17, you and your kids can attend What Comes Next, which is an interactive play where the performers ask the kids in the audience ‘What Comes Next' and then they actually do it - doesn't get any more spontaneous, exciting or creative than this! 

Enjoy an EXCLUSIVE OFFER where you get 30% OFF using promo code KACP30 at checkout!

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Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Apr 22 - Jun 17, Saturdays at 11:30
Per person : AED 75

Take a stroll among butterflies

Discover a garden of wonders that houses over 6000 butterflies at Dubai Butterfly Garden. 

This magical garden has over 26 different varieties of butterflies and you and your family will be able to enjoy every single one of them. You will be able to observe these beautiful creatures as they fly, feed, and flap about among the colourful flowers. It's a truly incredible and beautiful experience that will leaving you smiling from ear to ear. 

Book easily on Kidzapp and save on your General Admission tickets

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

Explore an iconic hotel

Have you ever admired the iconic Burj Al Arab and became curious about the history of this architectural marvel? We bet you did, because how can you not? 

Well if so, or if your little ones are fascinated by this impressive monument and want to learn more about it, then now you can take a tour inside this wonder that has become synonymous with Dubai. You can enjoy a 90-minute immersive journey where you will be able to relive history and experience ultimate luxury through a private guided tour. There are different tour options to choose from depending on your interest, and if you've got tiny tots then you can drop them off at the hotel's Kids Club where professional carers will be taking care of them with plenty of childcare facilities. So you can enjoy your tour and take it all in, in peace

Book easily on Kidzapp and earn up to AED 15 Cashback

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Inside Burj Al Arab, Ticket Lounge , Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah St, Umm Suqeim 3
Working Hours:
Daily 10:30 to 19:30
Tour from : AED 99

Challenge your family in a cave

Discover the hidden caves of JBR and go on an ultimate family adventure with TEPfactor. 

You will have 21 challenges to take on as you work in teams and make your way through the mysterious tunnels of the cave. The challenges will put your team-working skills to the test as well as your mental and physical skills. It's a family game like no other where you can unlock 4 ultimate challenges whenever you succeed, so it's a totally thrilling and exciting experience.

Book with Kidzapp and enjoy up to 30% OFF your Family Pass!

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Bahar Plaza, The Walk JBR
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 12:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun 12:00 to 00:00
Family Pass from : AED 559
1 Hour Single Pass from : AED 79

Snap reality-defying selfies

Head to 3D World Selfie Museum and get snap happy with your little ones at this super fun venue filled perfect selfie opportunities. 

You will find 9 themed zones with over 185 reality-defying artworks that you can use as your backdrop to get that Instagram-worthy shot. The hand painted artworks are achieved through the use of ‘Trick Art’ to create exciting paintings and optical illusions - so for example you and your family can pose inside a shark's mouth!

Book easily on Kidzapp and save on your Adult + Child combo tickets!

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Sheikh Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry 19:00)
Entry from : AED 65

Cozy up in a sub-zero café

Experience sub-zero life and beat the desert heat at Chillout Ice Lounge. 

This is the Middle East's first sub zero lounge, where you and your family can enjoy tasty refreshments while seated on carved out seats and surrounded by stunning ice sculptures in a beautifully-lit interior. Did we mention that the temperature at this café is minus 6 degrees! Yup, you read that correctly, so be sure to wear clothes that'll keep your legs warm and cozy. 

Book now with Kidzapp and get up to 50% OFF Entry Tickets

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Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Entry from : AED 20

Become a marine biologist for a day

If your little ones are passionate about marine life or are just curious creatures who love to learn, then sign them up for the Junior Marine Biologist Program at The National Aquarium. 

Your kids will love this exciting hands-on after school activity where they can live like Marine Biologists for the day! The program is led by an educator who will teach your kids how to perform activities professional biologists do on a daily basis so they will be able to experience what it's like to care for more than 46,000 animals. It's truly a remarkable learning experience that your kids will definitely find fascinating. 

Book easily with Kidzapp and earn over AED 15 Cashback

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 16:00 to 19:00, Fri 14:30 to 17:30
Child (5-15yrs) : AED 350

Enter a gaming wonderland

Head to Pixoul Gaming for an immersive virtual reality (VR) and e-sports adventure that your little gamers will surely and absolutely love. 

With 5 zones and 10 VR experiences at this 4500 square meter state-of-the-art VR and e-sports bar, your kids will be asking to come back time and time again. The star of the show is Pixoul Planet, which is a multi-sensory game available in story more or arcade mode and includes 10 different virtual and augmented reality games, each lasting 6-10 minutes. So this will keep the kids engaged and entertained for almost 1 whole hour. 

Book a special Combo Deal with Kidzapp that includes General Admission ticket to The National Aquarium plus a Pixoul Gaming Story Mode ticket

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Al Qana Walk, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Wed 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat till 00:00, Sun/Thu till 23:00
Story Mode VR Game : AED 262.5
Combo Ticket : AED 318.95

Reconnect with nature

Sign up your kids for the Junior Campers Program at Bab Al Nojoum's Al Mugheirah Resort camp site and let them reconnect with nature and enjoy a host of exciting activities

The program includes a tailor-made itinerary, specially designed activities and a delicious kids' menu. Activities include arts & crafts like ‘painting’, outdoor and indoor sports like ‘fly a kite’ and ‘climb a tree’, performing arts like ‘zumba class’ and ‘drama’, cooking activities such as ‘start a bbq’ and ‘dress a cookie’ and finally nature activities such as ‘spot animals and birds’ and ‘trivia game’ and so much more besides all what was just mentioned! 

Get 20% OFF when you book through Kidzapp! 

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Al Mugheriah Resort, Mirfa, Western Region
Working Hours:
As per booking
1 Child : AED 92.4

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