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The summer holiday is here and with it, some good news! Not only have top attractions such as The Green Planet, Dubai Ice Rink and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo welcomed back families, here are 15 more family friendly indoor activities that have reopened from soft play areas to VR experiences.
Some venues have limited capacity, age restrictions or temporarily unavailable activities – call ahead to check for availability to avoid disappointment.
This indoor cityscape theme park comes complete with paved streets, buildings - even its own economy - and lets your boys and girls role-play more than 40 different real-world professions and learn in a fun way.
While the kiddies are having their fun, guardians can lounge it out while enjoying free internet access, a TV lounge, and a café with yummy options.
With over 80 wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines, let your little ones loose and watch as they bounce, flip and slam dunk their way through the centre, take part in wall-running or enjoy the warfare of dodgeball. This free-jumping revolution is heaps of fun for the whole family!
Wear comfortable clothing (i.e. athletic wear). Special grip socks are included in the price.
Enjoy immersive rides, educational and info-taining journeys, interactive games and even a virtual reality roller coaster. The multiplayer games combine virtual reality with augmented reality to create a truly out of this world experience for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Don't miss out on their family-friendly rides that include Cosmo Jet, Flying Chairs and Magic Bikes, that will take you soaring to new heights of fun.
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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.
Up to 35% off entry fees with Kidzapp! Offer valid for UAE residents only
Extreme Fun is the first award-winning best soft play venue and party destination in Dubai. The venue is a multi-tiered indoor soft play center, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 6 months up to 12 years, with dedicated play zones for toddlers and juniors to stretch their creativity in a healthy and safe way.
This exciting and unusual play space showcases 8 galleries drawing inspiration from children's museums, science centres and art studios across the world lets you and your children immerse yourselves in a colourful and whimsical environment with stimulating and interactive activities.
Advanced booking is required
Your kiddies are in for some digging fun at this edutainment play space based around a real working building site. Boys and girls will learn how to work together as they dig, move, build and create using various means that stimulate their imagination and provide an active, enriching play experience.
Your children can look forward to activities such as ‘climb aboard’ - a real-life digger, operating remote control cars, driving lessons, workshops as well as sand play. Besides the creative play space, kids can also enjoy yummy food & beverage options on-site at the Dig It Café.
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.
Have your kids blow off some steam as they climb, slide and tumble about at this multi-tiered indoor soft play area. They can also get creative at the arts & crafts zone, have some quiet time with early-learning books, and even get busy with various workshops at the Kids Zone Activity Room.
Other branches at Souk Al Bahar and Carrefour Market DIP are also open
Make your dreams come true (almost) in a thrilling theme park that combines the magic of Hollywood, the power of storytelling and extraordinary new technology that pushes the limits of virtual reality.
Dreamscape will give you the unique opportunity to step into a story and watch it unfold around you as they explore cinematic worlds, characters and creatures never before thought possible. Each Dreamscape adventure, lasting around 10-15 minutes, is a shared experience, so you can go on exciting journeys alongside your loved ones.
BOUNCE-X is the world’s first Freestyle Terrain Park – an adrenaline playground for free spirits, thrill-seekers and adrenaline hunters. BOUNCE-X is an exciting integration of trampolines, parkour elements, ninja courses and freestyle features all combined into a huge 4,500 square meter indoor space.
There is a dedicated Junior Jumper area for jumpers below 110cm in height.
Booking online in advance is recommended as sessions sell out
Go on a journey through time and experience old, present and future Dubai all under one roof. Get ready for a wonderful mix of special audio and visual effects, projections, mist effects, smells, and motion that creates an immersive mood setting of space plus gorgeous 360-degree views of our wonderful city.
Save on your entry fees with Kidzapp!
Take THE best shots in 15 unique rooms with the perfect lighting. Bring along your family and spend an hour roaming the Selfie Kingdom and taking as many photos as you like in the different and vibrant themed room. The great news is that the rooms are continually being updated to make sure they stay fresh and interesting for your return visits.
You are free to take as many photos as you like, and can even hire a professional photographer at an additional cost of AED 750 per hour.
Practice your skiing skills on Infinite Ski's Maxxtracks indoor ski slopes. Not only are the slopes a fun way to beat the Dubai heat, but you'll also get to work on your skills and introduce your little ones to the fun world of skiing & snowboarding-- in shorts!
Don't worry mamas, the speed of the belt and the angle of the slope is adjustable to suit even your tiny little skiers. With the support of experienced instructors, you and your kids will improve your skills in no time. If your kids end up loving the place, consider booking the venue for birthday celebrations.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Give your kids the opportunity to have a blast as they learn through play at Cheeky Monkeys dedicated to endless fun. The award winning soft-play area is home to up to 5-level play structure with slides, trampolines & climbers, and ball pits for toddlers.
Enjoy bonding with your little ones as you create endless artistic projects in their fully stocked arts and crafts garden, or watch them explore the life-size Monkey Clubhouse.
The Arabian Ranches branch is scheduled to open tomorrow (July 7th), Downtown Dubai on Wednesday and at The Pointe on Thursday.
Spend the day at Louvre Abu Dhabi with it's endless variety of exhibitions, masterpieces and rotating installations. Gain an understanding of the world, and what connects us as humans as you and your family explore everything this grand museum has to offer.
The Children's Museum is currently closed
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