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Learning about animals is much more fun when you can see them in person! That's why we've rounded up reopened places where you can get up close and personal with animals whether you're in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah.
Bring your family and spend the day making new friends in a tropical forest full of exotic flora and fauna. For the curious, adventurous, young, and old, The Green Planet offers a first-hand encounter with some of nature's wonders.
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Housing hippos, flamingos, reptiles, and over 1,400 wild animals and pets, this Zoo and resort is a perfect way to spend the day as a family. Get up close and personal with the animals and discover all the different species.
You and your littles can even join the feeding of various animals including giraffes, elephants, goats, monkeys and hippos.
Give your kids an unforgettable zoo experience by checking out the exciting animal shows and presentations, including a Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter, and Tropical Birds Show.
Discover the amazing diversity of indigenous wildlife found on the Arabian Peninsula at Sharjah Arabia's Wildlife Centre. The whole family will be amazed at the sight of wildcats, gazelles, Nubian ibex, flamingos, baboons, Arabian Leopards, and much more.
(Timings may differ during summer, Ramadan and public holidays. Make sure to call ahead before visiting)
The only natural playscape of its kind in the UAE, XPark Jr is designed to spark the imagination and ignite the spirit of adventure in children aged 1 to 12. Its natural environment encourages free-play with water streams, wooden forts, climbing ropes, trees and many other activities.
Activities currently available at XPark Jr:- Water Play- Climbing structures and wooden forts- Arts & Crafts Pack (to be used at home)- Animal encounter- Free play- Park House Café
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An otherworldly experience for your whole family, this underwater aquarium has 10 chambers of wildlife and over 20 exhibits to explore. Sharks, stingray, piranhas, and seahorses are just some of the creatures you’ll come face-to-face within this underwater world designed around the Lost City of Atlantis.
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Teach your kids about local Emirati domesticated animals as they get interactive with the camels, sheep, horses, ducks, donkeys and much more. The farm is split up into an indoor and an outdoor section, each with a specific focus.
The indoor section organizes educational and environmental programs, as well as giving workshops and awareness-raising activities. The outdoor section is where all the domestic animals live, and where little visitors can interact with them up-close and even feed them their favourite foods.
Your ticket also includes a visit to these exhibitions:
- Arabia’s Wildlife Centre- Natural History & Botanical Museum- Islamic Botanical Garden
Sitting at the mouth of the Dubai Creek, this wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 20,000 water birds. With herons, egrets, sandpipers, and osprey, it's the flamingos that are the stars here. Your kids will come away with new wildlife knowledge from experience they're sure not to forget.
Explore the fascinating hidden world of the deep sea with all of its amazing creatures at the Sharjah Aquarium. Your whole family can enjoy an up-close look at the local fish and learn about Sharjah’s historic coasts and ports.
Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan
Spend a day by the seaside with your family spotting dolphins! Encourage even your youngest family member to take part in the conservation of the dolphin population along the entire UAE coastline by reporting any sightings you might see. Snapping pictures is a plus - be sure to upload them onto the UAE Dolphin Project Website.
Click READ MORE to find info on the UAE map for dolphin spotting
Explore the Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo and bring your family face to face with exciting underwater life, which lets you immerse yourself in the world of sharks, stingrays, and piranha.
Pack a picnic for early breakfast or late lunch in the dunes and immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature at Al Qudra Lake, a man-made lake in the middle of the Saih Al Salam Desert.
Your littles will love seeing the ducks and swans!
Ramadan is just around the corner, and we can't wait for the peace and cheer it brings. The spirit of the Holy Month makes it a busy one, with loads of activities taking place.
We've made you a list of 10 fun and interesting things happening during Ramadan 2021 both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will have the whole family soaking up the magic of the month. From shows to Iftar experiences, family activities and even markets - we've got you covered.
Spring has sprung, and Easter weekend is just around the corner! And if you're looking to spend your days with bunnies, eggs, flowers, and chocolate, then you're in for a treat.
We've scoured the event listings, looked high and low, and we bring you some of the funnest family-friendly Easter activities out there. Whether you're looking for a lunch, egg-decorating, or fun with the Easter Bunny, we're sure you and the kiddos are in for fantastic time!
Rather stay at home? Don't worry - we've got you covered there too. Here are some fun Easter-themed crafts and games to do with your little ones.
Schools out and Spring's in. What better time to explore the myriad of family friendly activities around the UAE? Whether you and your kiddos are looking for an outdoor adventure, some indoor playtime, or even a hearty laugh at the theatre, we've rounded up the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Spring Break.
Looking to keep your boys and girls engaged while you're at work or running errands? Check out our top picks for Spring Camps!
It's Spring, and you know what that means - schools are going on break, the weather is great, and the kids are full of energy. So what do you do when you can't think of another craft idea, or at-home fun stuff? That's right, you sign up the kiddos for camp!
There's so much to choose from, so we've gone ahead and rounded up some of the best Spring camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help you make up your mind. There's STEM and sports, arts and theatre, and everything your kiddos love to do. Each of the camps has a solid fun and learning component, that's guaranteed to put a smile on your kids' faces. But best of all: no "I'm bored" complaints here!
UAE Mother's Day is just around the corner, and do we have a lineup for you!
We know just how much effort and love goes into motherhood, and that this year especially has changed so much. So to celebrate all you wonderful moms, here's a list of fun-tastic things to do for UAE Mother's Day 2021. From picnics to cooking classes, spa days and fun workshops, we've created a list of some of the coolest activities for moms, kiddos, and families to enjoy.
It's peak "outdoors weather" in the UAE, and some fresh-air frolics are just what the doctor ordered!
We know that you and the kiddos are looking for a (literal) change of scenery from the usual living room-bedroom-kitchen combo, so we've lined up some popular activities that will help take advantage of the early spring weather. From water parks and beaches, to farms and outdoor museums - whatever gets you and the kiddos going, we've got you covered.
The weather's great, we're tired of spending time indoors, so there're only one thing left to do: go out, take a walk, and bask in nature. Abu Dhabi has got its fair share of gorgeous waterfronts, nature preserves, and parks -and what do all of these destinations have in common? Promenades and paths for you and the kiddos to explore. So we've done the hard work, sifted through the locations, and we give you here a list of our top places to go for a walk in the capital.
The weather these days is just what we'd call 'perfect walking weather'. It's sunny, but not uncomfortably so, and the light breeze makes being outdoors like a breath of fresh air - quite literally. So to make use of this gorgeous season we're having, and since being outdoors is always a good boost for the immune system, we've lined up some of the best places to go for a walk in Dubai. From Historical neighborhoods to cool promenades, anywhere you go for a stroll, you're in for a great time out.
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