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15 Indoor Activities In Dubai And Abu Dhabi You Might Not Have Tried Yet

April 18, 2022 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

It's getting hot in here - so let's spend some time indoors! It's totally understandable if you're not up to being outdoors these days, we totally get it - and that's why we've put on our parenting thinking caps on, and we've searched far and wide, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, for the coolest (literally) indoor activities that you probably have not tried yet! From art exhibitions and museums to indoor adventure parks and animal encounters, we've got something for everyone!

Must-Visit Indoor Activities in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

3D World Selfie Museum Dubai

Freshen-up your family photos at 3D World Selfie Museum Dubai! It's to create the coolest memories in a shark's mouth, under a rainbow shower, on a dinner plate, inside a fishbowl, arm wrestling with Pop-eye and so much more!

Save over AED 20 on your Adult + Child combo tickets when you book on Kidzapp!

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Sheikh Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry 19:00)
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 125
2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 250
Extra Adult : AED 79
Extra Child : AED 59

woo-hoo! Children's Museum

Voted as one of the most-favorite play spots by many many kiddos, woo-hoo! features 10 different galleries filled with over 50 interactive exhibits, keeping everyone happy, busy and learning in the most fun way! 

Whether you have a little one or an older child, they will be jumping up and down from excitement upon visiting woo-hoo! Kids are never ever short of fun things to do there, with an endless range of entertainment offered, such as the Toddler's Treehouse, Woo-Town, Cave Explorer, A-Maze, Creator Space, Splatter Studio, Clever Climber, Up & Away and Splash Lab - there is definitely something for everyone! 

10% off your Family Pass + save on your General Admission tickets!

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1 6A St, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 12:00 to 21:00, Sat-Sun from 10:00
Family Pass : AED 180
1 Adult + 1 Child (2yrs+) : AED 105
1 Adult + 1 Child (12-24mths) : AED 60
1 Adult + 1 Child (0-11mths) : AED 30
Additional Adult : AED 30

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Experience an interactive experience like no other, giving you and your family a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities, experience a taste of fame and take photographs with 60 global stars, including 16 brand new figures from the Middle East. 

Whether you are fans of sport, movies, music, history or politics, this family-friendly attraction will offer something for both big and small, not to mention the ultimate selfie opportunity. Some of the iconic figures you can expect to see at the wax museum are the Queen of England, Justin Bieber, Shah Rukh Khan, Nancy Ajram and even Dubai's own Kris Fade!

Book on Kidzapp and get up to AED 35 Cashback!

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Madame Tussauds Dubai, Bluewaters
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 12:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sat from 10:00
Adult : AED 135
Child 3-11yrs : AED 110
Child under 3yrs : FREE

TR88HOUSE Family Entertainment Center

We've got a magnificent venue for the most fun family day out - the TR88HOUSE Family Entertainment Center. Featuring 65,000 sqft of pure fun - this place is a heaven for both young and old, hosting fantastic things to do like glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a bioluminescent laser tag jungle, a thrilling trampoline park, a soft play haven for the little ones - and a food hall, on-site, to satisfy every tummy. The place has it all! 

From Skyfall the Trampoline Park, Munchkin Monsters the Playground, Laser Rush the Laser Tag, Mystic Golf the Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf to Hive the Food Court, your kids will be begging you to come again and again! 

10% off all Fun and Play! (Valid Mon-Fri)

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No. EB1, Entrance 8 - Bluewaters Island - Dubai
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 00:00, Fri until 01:00, Sat 9:00 to 01:00, Sun 9:00 to 00:00
Skyfall Trampoline:
1 Hour (Adult - 120cm &above) : AED 81
1 Hour (Juniors - under 120cm) : AED 67.5
Mystic Golf:
1 Session (over 6yrs) : AED 54
1 Session (Child under 6yrs) : AED 40.5
Munchkin Monster
1 Hour : AED 49.5
Laser Rush:
1 Session : AED 72

Infinity Des Lumieres - Immersive Digital Art Gallery

Take a step into a world of immersive digital art and spend a unique family day at the stunning Infinity des Lumières. Choose from a variety of breathtaking exhibitions at this one-of-a-kind gallery and bring beautiful art to life. 

Their current exhibitions include: Van Gogh featuring his famous artwork through pioneering digital technology, Dreamed Japan where the poetically beautiful world of 19th century Japan floats all around you , Verse - a hypnotic, metaphysical journey by Thomas Vanz and Destination Cosmos that immerses you in a wondrous plethora of stars, planets, nebulae, and supernovae. 

Get 10% off your ticket when you book on Kidzapp!

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The Dubai Mall
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun until 23:00
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 180
1 Adult + 2 Children : AED 245
2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 360

Chillout Ice Lounge

Head to the Middle East's first sub zero lounge, where it literally cannot get cooler than this! Beat the desert heat and enjoy some tasty refreshments. 

The entry fee includes complimentary drinks: tea and their signature hot chocolate; just like you find in the Alps. A unique time out, you and your kiddos will be spellbound with the gorgeous ice sculptures, carved out seating arrangements, illuminated interiors - all at a temperature of minus six degrees. 

Up to 50% off Entry Tickets with Kidzapp! Chillout Ice Lounge is currently closed for maintenance, but will reopen on April 27th. 

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Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Entry for 1 Child : AED 20
Entry 1 Adult : AED 60
Entry for 1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 85
Entry for 2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 170

Hive Board Game Cafe

Bond with your family while playing all your favorite board games and munching up the yummiest snacks at Hive Board Game Cafe. They've got over 500+ board games in store for you and your kiddos!

Buy 2 Hours of Gaming and Get 1 Hour FREE + Over 30% off your Unlimited Package on Kidzapp! 

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Gr-03, Onyx Tower 1, The Greens, Sheikh Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Sat-Sun 12:00 to 00:00
Unlimited Package : AED 80
2 Hours + 1 Hour FREE : AED 25

Sky Views Dubai

Want to experience Dubai more than 200 meters above ground? Head to the Address Sky View Hotel for an unforgettable experience on their Observatory located on floors 52 and 53. Your kids will be ecstatic getting on their thrilling panoramic glass elevator and walking on the 25-metre glass floor!

Are you brave enough to get on the Glass Slide though? The Glass Slide ride is a transparent tube that wraps around the tower’s exterior, linking level 53 with level 52 below. It is an adrenalin-pumping, uninterrupted ride from floor to floor, and offers you spectacular views of the city below – if you dare keep those eyes open!

Book on Kidzapp and get up to 20% off Entry Tickets!

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Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 10:30 to 21:00
Off Peak Hours:
Adult : AED 56
Child 3-12yrs : AED 50
Child below 3yrs : FREE
Peak Hours:
Adult : AED 68
Child 3-12yrs : AED 60
Child below 3yrs : FREE

Dubai Opera Tour

Spend a cultural family day touring the beautiful Dubai Opera and learning about the wonders of the performing arts, and the building itself with its own compelling stories that have shaped the people and culture of Dubai since its inauguration in 2016. 

Take your family on the Architecture Tour and marvel at the iconic Dhow-themed design of Dubai Opera, or opt for the Backstage tour where you can discover the hidden world of a theatre, such as the auditorium, backstage areas, stage, dressing rooms, piano and trap room, and the rarely seen seat storage area when the auditorium transforms into flat floor mode. 

Save up to 40% off your tours with Kidzapp!

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Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily from 11:00 (call venue to confirm available slots)
Architecture Tour:
Adult : AED 45
Child 3-16yrs : AED 30
Backstage Tour:
Adult : AED 59
Child 3-16yrs : AED 39

Museum of Illusions

Dive into 80 exhibits of all shapes and sizes at the Museum of Illusions. Your and your little kiddos will have blast at the various awesome attractions including the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that tricks the brain into thinking the ground under your feet is shifting, as well as the Ames Room, where you shrink or grow depending on your position in the exhibit. 

Not only will you be having a great time, but you will be learning lots of great tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain and science - a total fun educational brain-teaser for the whole family! 

Book through Kidzapp and get 20% off your Entry Tickets!

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Al Seef, Dubai Creek
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 23:00
Adult : AED 64
Child 5-15yrs : AED 48
Child below 5yrs : FREE

Air Maniax - Yas Mall

Have you visited the newly opened spectacular Air Maniax at Yas Mall? Head over there and immerse yourselves into pure adrenaline-fuelled excitement. All family members will be spoiled for choice with their various 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 oodles of fun in the dedicated toddler area. 

Get 20% off your entry tickets until end of April!

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Yas Mall, Yas Island
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 12:00 to 00:00, Sat-Sun from 10:00
1 Hour Passes:
1hr Mini Aerial Warrior : AED 80
1hr General Access : AED 85
1hr Premium Access : AED 96
1hr Family General Pass : AED 200

Children's Museum @ Louvre Abu Dhabi

Get your kiddos immersed in the spirit of learning at the Children's Museum at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Every member of the family will truly enjoy this family focused exhibition and get busy with lots of interactive workshops. Your little ones will be learning so much about artistic techniques and ideas. 

Kids under 18 years go for FREE!

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Louvre Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:30, Mon CLOSED
Adult (18yrs+) : AED 63
Child 0-17yrs : FREE

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is home to over 46,000 animals from the distant corners of the planet. You and your little ones will experience life under sea, while walking through the largest tunnel in the Middle East and being surrounded by divers and 22,000 animals! An experience that will leave the whole family in absolute awe. 

Book easily on Kidzapp and get AED 5 Cashback!

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Adult : AED 105
Child 3-12yrs : AED 105
Child below 3yrs : FREE

Dare Adventure Park

Have you brought your kids to DARE Park yet? You're absolutely missing out if you have not - it is truly the ultimate indoor adventure park! Your kiddos will have the time of their life in this 1855 sq ft park where they can run, play, jump and explore. They will also have some pretty cool footage of themselves to show-off on their social media, since their pictures and videos will be captured at each attraction! 

Expect a totally unforgettable experience, where the traditional indoor entertainment is transformed creating a unique gamified experience. From gamified climbing walls and interactive assault courses to air mat football fields and the super keeper simulation game - some of the world‘s best-loved adventures and activities are getting a cool gamification twist at DARE! Every DARE facility is also equipped with interactive technology-based elements, the app and website creates a community, whereby customers can log in, and compare their scores and achievements to their peers, thus making the whole experience much more exciting and competitive.

Up to 20% off your Play Fees!

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Lower Ground, The Fountains, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 12:00 to 21:00
1 Hour : AED 81
2 Hours : AED 112

Observation Deck at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Wanna take your family to the city's highest restaurant? Everyone, big or small, will be absolutely mesmerized by the height and scenery at the Observation Deck. Enjoy the marvelous view while munching on some light bites and pastries or having an afternoon tea. There is no entrance fee or minimum spend for children below 12 years. 

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Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Working Hours:
Mon-Sat 12:00 to 20:00, Sun closed
Minimum spend : AED 55/pp
Afternoon Tea : AED 220/pp

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