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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.

Emirates Park Resort

You and your kiddos are in for a family staycation like no other. Located right next to Emirates Park Zoo, this resort is an adventurous escape with the animal kingdom right at your door. 

Book with Kidzapp and enjoy a fantastic staycation offer including a one-night stay for a family of 4, complimentary breakfast, Emirates Park Zoo entry tickets for 4 and your choice of 3 FREE activities (Sea Lion Show, Zoo Zip and Climb, Birds, Driving School or Elephant Feeding). 

That's not all! You will also get 25% discount on F&B and 25% discount at their Spa and Salon!

Book before August 24 and get over 35% off your staycation rate!

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Emirates Park Resort
Working Hours:
As per booking
1) Weekday Offer:
Premium Room (Family of 4) : AED 495
Deluxe Chalet (Family of 4) : AED 665
Premium Chalet Giraffe Arena View : AED 895
Extra Person (7yrs+) - Room Basis : AED 100
Extra Person (7yrs+) - B&B Basis : AED 120
2) Weekend Offer:
Premium Room (Family of 4) : AED 595
Deluxe Chalet (Family of 4) : AED 795
Premium Chalet Giraffe Arena View : AED 995
Extra Person (7yrs+) - Room Basis : AED 100
Extra Person (7yrs+) - B&B Basis : AED 120

Boat Cruise in the Mangroves

Jump onboard and cruise through nature as Sea Hawk takes you on a full round at Eastern Mangroves National Park (about an hour tour). 

See different wildlife from birds to crabs as their guides explain to the importance of preserving the mangroves. Along with a captain to steer you through the mangroves, the boat cruise comes with safety gear and bottled water.

Get 10% off your Boat Tour with Kidzapp!

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Eastern Mangroves, Anantara Hotel
Working Hours:
Daily from 07:00
Small Pontoon Boat : AED 283.5
Traditional Boat : AED 378
Big Pontoon Boat : AED 472.5

Monday Madness at Wavehouse

This summer sees the return of Wavehouse’s ‘Monday Madness’, an evening of great value food and fun where everyone’s a winner. 

For only AED 99, you will receive five special tear-off coupons and each one can be redeemed for a drink, food item or arcade game credits, a mix and match sure to satisfy both appetites and adrenaline! 

From Pac-Man to Space Invaders – there are over 50 arcade-style games on offer at Wavehouse, sure to tap into old school gaming nostalgia and delight guests of all ages. Those keen to indulge can select American-style dishes handpicked by Wavehouse chefs designed to share among family, including chicken wings, BBQ ribs, sliders, bruschetta, nachos, salt & pepper squid, pizza, and a delectable cheesecake for dessert. 

Plus, with live music from 7pm to 11pm, ‘Monday Madness’ at Wavehouse is the place to be for a laid-back, evening social with friends and family. And rolling out the fun for even longer, everyone receives 50% off bowling. A guaranteed fun day for every member of the family. .

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Atlantis, The Palm
Working Hours:
Mon 12:00 to 01:00
Five tickets : AED 99

Free Jumbo Slide

Slide into some summer fun over at Mercato Shopping Mall. You can slide down from the first floor with your little ones, and relive your childhood memories of diving into ball pits. 

The escalator - turned huge slide - will be available at the mall as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.

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Mercato Shopping Mall, Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Entry : FREE

Summer Imagi-NATION at OliOli

Get ready for some awesome summer fun at OliOli, where their creative lab will be transformed into imagi-NATION - a cardboard city imagined by your kiddos! 

At Imagi-NATION, your little ones will unleash their imagination into OliOli's cardboard world. Diverse materials will be provided to help them create and decorate their own city, explore the cardboard forest, start their own TV show or even launch their own cardboard airliner!

Access to the Summer Imagi-nation is FREE with your Single Visit Pass or Three-Visit Pass when booked in advance via Kidzapp.

Get up to AED 25 Cashback with Kidzapp!

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OliOli, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Jul 26 - Aug 31, Sat-Thu 9:00 to 19:00, Fri until 20:00
1) Single Visit Pass + Imagi-NATION:
1 Child (2-16yrs) + 1 adult : AED 126
Additional Adult (16yrs and above) : AED 42
2)Three Visit Pass + Imagi-NATION:
Three Visit Pass : AED 275

Shows and Meet & Greets at Al Khawaneej Walk

Take your family for a fun day out at Al Khawaneej Walk, a new community mall in the Al Khawaneej neighbourhood, hosting lots of beautiful entertaining shows and exciting meet and greets!

In addition to Modesh and Dana’s fun-filled appearances, Al Khawaneej Walk will host thrilling live performances, including African dance sessions and break dancing to create an exciting atmosphere and unmissable experience for visitors.

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Next to Last Exit Al Khawaneej
Working Hours:
Jul 1 - Sep 1, Daily 16:00 to 20:00
Entry: FREE

Free Family-Friendly Activities at Festival Plaza

This summer, Dubai Festival Plaza is offering you and your kiddos ten weeks of FREE fun-filled family activities to keep you happy and entertained. 

Ranging from fun-filled play zones, where children and adults will be able to get creative with wall art – think giant crayons, to a fabulous kids Summer Camp throughout July offering a range of workshops such as gardening, courtesy of popular home store ACE, reading sessions in partnership with Booktopia, as well as painting, ceramic work and cupcake and donut decorating. 

Plus, Festival Plaza will be hosting science experiments, special LEGO workshops and offering little ones the opportunity to collect their own colouring version of the Summer Camp calendar. 

For those looking for a light refreshment to complete their mall visit, Festival Plaza will be handing out free delicious edible surprises and Summer flavours during the weekend from the mall’s very own musical ice cart, so there is no excuse but to indulge!

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Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali
Working Hours:
Jul 1 - Sep 4, Daily 10:00 to 00:00
Entry: FREE

The Waterfront Kids Camp: Summer Edition by Platinum Companies

Sign up your kiddos for this awesome Summer Kids Camp, and get them engaged with lots of super creative arts and crafts activities, endless fun games, unique workshops and exciting programs. 

We've got you covered with the perfect spot to entertain your boys and girls, and give them the chance to learn lots of great new things. Celebrate food, fun and culture while your kids are having loads of edutainment fun! 

Expect an endless supply of your kiddos' favorite activities such as Creative Arts and Crafts, T-shirt Painting, Science Shows, Origami Workshops, Ceramic Paintings, Fun and Glam Stations, Environmental Activities, Kids Games, Prizes … and more exciting kids programs! 

Up to 10% off Camp Tickets!

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Corniche Deira
Working Hours:
Aug 1 - Sep 18, Daily 10:00 to 22:00
1 Kid : AED 65
2 Kids : AED 123.5
1 Kid : AED 95
2 Kids : AED 186
1 Kid : AED 142.5
2 Kids : AED 279
1 Kid : AED 285
2 Kids : AED 558
1 Kid : AED 651
2 Kids : AED 1260

Flying Cup @ The Beach

Flying Cup is definitely the perfect addition to your family-fun bucket list - experience an exciting journey at phenomenal heights at one of Dubai's most photographed destinations. 

Flying Cup Dubai raises you to the height of a 12-story building, offering magnificent panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, Blue Water Island, Eye of Dubai and much more… Imagine the thrill of sharing a drink, snack or dinner with your kiddos 40 meters above the ground with your feet freely dangling in the air!

10% off Entry Tickets!

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The Beach, JBR
Working Hours:
Daily 18:00 to 00:00
1) Flight Only:
Adult : AED 54
Child 4-12yrs : AED 40
2) Combo Deal:
Adult : AED 72
Child 4-12yrs : AED 54

Al Faris Floating Restaurant

Enjoy a beautiful tour like no other and gently cruise along the banks of Dubai Water Canal offering stunning views to capture, while feasting on a scrumptious international buffet dinner as you soak up the city’s bustling atmosphere feasting on the most delicious food. 

During the cruise, you will be able to enjoy seeing all the beautiful Dubai attractions including Creek Harbour, Mohamed Bin Rashed Library, Burj Khalifa, Tolerance Bridge and Dubai's first sensor-operated waterfall bridge - the Sheikh Zayed Bridge Waterfall. The whole family is in for a treat! 

Upgrade to the La Perle Siver Pass, and be mesmerized as you disembark your journey with La Perle, a show that will liven up your evening with enchanting entertainment. Little ones and grown-ups alike will leave with lasting memories! 

Book through Kidzapp and enjoy the exclusive offer where one kiddo goes FREE with each paying adult!

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Dubai Festival City Mall
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 23:00
1) Luxury Dubai Canal Cruise
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 270
1 Child (3-11y) : AED 220
1 Adult : AED 270
2) Cruise with La Perle Silver Pass
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 569
1 Child (3-11y) : AED 479
1 Adult : AED 569
3) 1 Hour Dubai Canal Abra Tour
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 90
Child (3-11y) : AED 45
1 Adult : AED 90

Hotel Transylvania at City Walk

Step into the awesome world of Hotel Transylvania, where City Walk is offering lots of fun games, workshops and themed activities. 

Happening daily at the activity area, your kiddos can pick from ball-toss games, bingo, themed board games, arts, and craft workshops and much more. While every weekend, your little ones can meet and greet the beloved Hotel Transylvania characters!

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City Walk, Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Jul 29 - Aug 28, Sun-Thu 14:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat 10:00 to 22:00
Minimum Spend : AED 100

Aqua Parks Leisure

Aqua Parks Leisure is a hidden gem located on Kite Beach - Dubai's first fresh water swimming pool waterpark! 

Whether it's a three year old or a grandparent, this place guarantees fun for everyone with a peter pan spirit. Aqua Parks features over 21 different activities for families to enjoy from frog jumps to monkey bars, and much much more! 

You and your kids will be splashing and giggling for hours. 

Enter between 10am to 3pm and get 1 hour FREE or get 15% off General Entry Tickets at any time!

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Kite Beach, Umm Suqqueim 2, Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 08:30 to 19:15
1) Summer Offer:
1 Hour + 1 Hour FREE : AED 50
2) General Entry:
1 Hour : AED 50
3) Private Event:
1hr Weekday Event + 1hr FREE : AED 2400
1hr Weekend Event + 30min FREE : AED 2400

Special Offers: Emirates Park Zoo

Take your family to the most educational fun adventure and spend the day at the Emirates Park Zoo. Get up close and personal and interact with hippos, flamingos, reptiles, and over 1,400 wild animals and pets.

Experience exciting encounters feeding your favorite animals, such as ducks, monkeys giraffes, hippos, goats, elephants and farm animals, or check out the awesome shows and presentations, including a Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter, and Tropical Birds Show. 

Want your kiddos to learn more about wildlife and the different animal species? Join the Keeper's Talk where Emirates Park Zoo keepers give an informative talk about the wildlife and enable you to be knowledge-able with an educative discourse about the animals. The presentation includes Giraffe, Vulture, Bear, Lion, Cheetah, Hyena, Leopard, Tiger, Otter and Raccoon talks. 

The Zoo also hosts a variety of different entertainment shows, like the African Drummers and Dancers, as well as the magic show. In addition to lots of fun games at the Zoo's play area - a safe and secure place to slide, run, climb and jump around and includes more than 5 big rides and 100 machines. 

You and your kiddos will be dazzled and entertained throughout the whole day - a memorable day cherished by the whole family.

Book with Kidzapp and save on your entry tickets!

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Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 20:00
Entry Only:
Adult : AED 28
Child (2yrs+) : AED 28
1 Child (0-2yrs) : FREE
Entry with 5x Activities:
1 Adult : AED 119
1 Child (2yrs+) : AED 119

Daycation at Emirates Palace - Special Offer with SupperClub

Relax and unwind at this stunning palace resort, where you and your family can enjoy their private beach set amidst five-star service, and their Greek-inspired restaurant, Cascades, aptly named for its cascading waterfalls and sea grottos. 

Have a refreshing dip in the pool then head to the restaurant, where you can lay on the terrace and enjoy a breath-taking view of the azure Arabian Gulf while relaxing on a casually elegant terrace. 

With the Kids’ Club, Park and Pool nearby, there is no shortage of activities to keep kiddos of all ages busy whilst the parents linger over a long meal. 

Get access to the private beach and have endless dips in the pool for a very special rate, fully redeemable against F&B from the delicious Cascades menu. 

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Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 9:00 to 19:00
Daycation : Special Rate

Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park

One of the very first adventure parks in the UAE, Al Montazah Parks has something in store for everyone, including exciting water rides and time travel to name just a few.

Pearls Kingdom is equipped with 35 slides which will transport your little ones to a magical wonderland with mystical powers; a wise king and his beloved daughter, Princess Pearl; the secrets of the pearl of knowledge; and adventurous sea creatures.

Get 15% off your general admission tickets with Kidzapp!

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Opposite Flag Island, Sharjah
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00 (Ladies Day on Tuesdays)
General Admission (Wed-Mon)
Adult : AED 127.5
Child below 120cm : AED 102
Child below 80cm : AED FREE
General Admission (Ladies Day):
Adult : AED 127.5
Child below 120cm : AED 102
Child below 80cm : FREE

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