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
Al Quoz has come to be known as the the place to go if you fancy a bite at a trendy warehouse-style restaurant or café, or if you’re in the mood to get contemplative while strolling through fascinating art galleries. For families with little ones in tow, it is also a popular hotspot for a kid-friendly time out. So whether you’re looking for some indoor play areas, a place for the teens to blow off some steam, or even if you want to pop over to the theatre, these are our picks of some super fun things to do in Al Quoz.
1. BOUNCE INC - Dubai
You can’t mention Al Quoz without immediately thinking of BOUNCE. A much-loved family favourite, this action park comes with over 80 wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines where your boys and girls can let loose as they bounce, flip and slam dunk their way through the centre. They can even take part in wall-running or enjoy the warfare of dodgeball. It is a free-jumping revolution which is heaps of fun for the whole family!
A trip to OliOli is a whimsical experience that is an absolute must-try for families with younger kids. This exciting and unusual play space showcases 8 fantastic galleries drawing inspiration from children’s museums, science centres and art studios across the world, and lets you and your children immerse yourselves in a colourful environment with stimulating and interactive activities.
Bonus? One adult per paying child now goes free!
3. Improvised Kids' Storytime: My Kid's A Super Hero!
Kids of all ages (even the grown-up ones) can experience a completely unique, interactive, improvised kids’ theatre performance. Your children direct the actions of the actors, volunteer to help on stage, or jump up to give suggestions.
In ‘My Kid’s a Superhero,’ your little storytellers create three superheroes with special abilities, powered by the their favourite animals. The children guide their hero through their beginnings, surviving the obstacles of being different at school, saving the world and finally overcoming their biggest hurdle, their Villains!
‘My Kid’s a Superhero!’ will have your kids talking all week about Super Chicken Boy, Giraffe Man, Goat Girl and how they saved the world!
4. Back to Games Dubai
Gather up your gaming buddies and head to Back to Games where you can shop for your favorite games from a massive selection from around the world. You can also choose to just hangout, or challenge your family and friends to a ton of board games.
5. Play With Dogs at PETME
Need a little cuddle with man’s best friend? Join the “meet our PETME members” sessions where you can meet and play with awesome dogs. This is the perfect place to go if you or your kids would love to spend some fun time with a furry friend.
Booking in advance is required.
6. Air Maniax
Now this is where you want to go if you want to explore over 23,000 square feet of pure adrenaline-fuelled excitement. From your tiny little ones all the way up to adults, everyone is sure to have a blast in their 6 interactive zones.
Have a laugh at the inflatables arena, compete against each other in the multi-level warrior assault arena, experience what it’s like to fly as you zip-line, navigate through a maze of lasers, or have some fun in the dedicated toddler area.
7. Chillout Ice Lounge
Head to the Middle East’s first sub zero lounge where you can finally beat the desert heat and enjoy some tasty refreshments. The entry fee includes a complimentary welcome drink such as tea, coffee and their signature hot chocolate; just like you find in the Alps.
8. Dubai Bowling Center
Release some of your little one’s extra energy at Dubai Bowling Center, where everyone in your family is bound to find something they love. Challenge each other at the bowling lanes, bounce around on the trampolines, play at the arcades, or even hang out at the family-friendly eatery at the venue.
9. Fun City
The ideal play centre for your entire family to enjoy a fun day out, Fun City is where your little ones can slide, run, climb and jump around inside the Fun N’ Learn area, while the slightly older kiddos can entertain themselves with a wide array of arcade games, activities and thrilling rides.
Every Monday, you can enjoy all blue swiper video games and rides for just AED 1 per go.
If you go during the month of October and spend at least AED 200, your kiddos get to take home a Nickelodeon soft toy.
10. Street Maniax
Get moving with your entire family at this super exciting freestyle park! The 25,000 square foot venue is packed with wall to wall trampolines, obstacle courses, parkour jump posts and other high intensity entertainment experiences like Hado and Quick Flight Jump.
Hado uses state of the art technology to allow users to feel as if they are throwing superhuman energy balls at their competitors, it’s the first in its kind to hit Dubai and something to experience first-hand.
There are also private rooms for parties, as well as a café for parents who wish to relax and children to refuel.
11. Kidz Palooza
Seven engaging play zones make Kidz Palooza super fun for your tots. Get lost in the Market, take a look around the Art Gallery, or let them loose in Toddler Town. There’s also the Actor’s Entrance Only, where kids can play dress-up. This exciting entertainment center with an Art Studio twist inspires your child’s creativity through play!
There’s also a designated soft play area for kids between 1 and 4 years. While your kids are busy in the play zones or art studio, you can kick back at the central cafe lounge with your favourite drink & other refreshments.