17 Fun Things To Do With The Family After Sunset

September 21, 2020 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

The weather has certainly cooled down from the highs of July and August, but for many of us, the outdoors can still be a bit much when we’ve got little ones in tow. That’s why, this week, we’re taking a look at some fun things we can do after the sun has set and the temperature is a little more bearable for some outdoor activities.

1. IMAGINE 3D Light & Water Show

An immersive show combining 30 fountains, lights and surround sound, IMAGINE is a feast for all your senses and is sure to amaze both you and your littles.

IMAGINE is set to relaunch on September 24th and will run daily from sunset.

Location:
Dubai Festival City Bay
Working Hours:
From Sep 24, Daily from sunset
Prices:
Free to watch

2. Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

Take in the beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s skyline with your family at the 11km-long Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk. Head out in the early hours of the day or during sunset to enjoy lower temperatures.

It’s also a perfect place for your kiddies to blow off some steam on their bikes and scooters!

Location:
Palm Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Accessible 24/7
Prices:
Free entry

3. Al Seef Dubai

Tucked away on the banks of Dubai’s creek, Al Seef is located near the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood in an area rich in historical sites. It is a gorgeous place for you and your family to shop, dine, and explore a bit of Dubai’s culture and heritage. If visiting with younger kids, secure them in the stroller or hold their hand at all times while walking along the promenade.

Location:
Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 10:00 to 22:00, Thu-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
Free entry

4. The Dubai Fountain

Gather your family and experience a feast for the senses by watching the world’s second-largest choreographed fountain system. With daily performances, The Dubai Fountain is a spectacular and colourful dance show of water reaching up to 140 meters high paired with musical numbers from around the world and eye-catching lights.

Location:
The Dubai Mall
Working Hours:
Daily 18:00 to 23:00 (every 30min)
Prices:
Public Access Areas: FREE

5. The Yard

Dubbed the UAE’s “suburban hideaway”, this is where you can grab something to munch at a bakery or restaurant, leave a lock on the Promise Bridge, and enjoy plenty of charming picnic spots around the lake.

Location:
Al Khawaneej, Mirdif
Working Hours:
Daily 7:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Free entry

6. Dubai Frame

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. 

Remember to pop by the outdoor garden which is a lovely place for you and your kids to relax outdoors when the weather permits. You can also grab a snack and drink from their cafe.

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Location:
Zabeel Park, Gate 1
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 52.50Child: AED 32.50Child under 3yrs: FREE

7. Tolerance Bridge

Stop by this gorgeous pedestrian bridge that you and your kiddies will find by Dubai Water Canal (on the Safa Park side). Sunrise and sunset make for the most amazing Insta-worthy snaps.

Location:
Dubai Water Canal (Safa Park side)
Working Hours:
Accessible throughout the day
Prices:
Free entry

8. La Mer

Tucked along the north of Jumeirah Public Beach, La Mer is a charming and laid-back beach-life hub where you and the kids can eat, stroll and relax. With its gorgeous boulevards sprinkled with stunning graffiti murals and magical lights, a stroll up and down La Mer is sure to keep big and small engaged.

Location:
Jumeirah 1
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Free entry

9. Dubai Ferry Tour

Give your family a new perspective of the city’s iconic skyline by hopping on a Dubai Ferry tour and exploring gorgeous routes on board a comfortable and fully air-conditioned vessel.

Jump onboard by Dubai Marina Mall and enjoy a tour that goes via Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis, The Palm. Of if you’re up for a longer trip, there’s a ferry that goes from Dubai Canal to Dubai Marina.

Location:
Throughout Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily (timings depend on route)
Prices:
Silver from AED 15Gold from AED 25Kids under 5: FREE

10. At The Top Burj Khalifa

Catch bird-eye views (more like airplane views) of Dubai at the top of Burj Khalifa. You will love the thrill of the world’s fastest double deck elevators, cruising at 10m/s, along with the breathtaking views of the skyline of course.

Location:
Floor 124 & 125, Burj Khalifa
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Adult from AED 103.57 + VATChild from AED 63.57 + VATUnder 4s: FREE

11. The Beach, JBR

A hotspot full of family-friendly restaurants, a cinema, outdoor activities, shops and a gorgeous public beach as its backdrop, The Beach is the ultimate destination for a family wanting to do a bit of everything.

The Beach is also the perfect spot to catch the stunning sight of the giant Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel.

Restrictions may apply such as no use of playgrounds

Location:
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Working Hours:
Daily from 10:00
Prices:
Public Beach Access: FREE

In Abu Dhabi

12. Full Moon Kayaking

Experience the Louvre under a full-moon sky, in this twist on the popular Museum Kayaking experience. Take your family on a kayak tour and learn about Louvre Abu Dhabi’s architecture from a different perspective.

No prior experience is necessary. Tours last 60 minutes. Guests will be accompanied by professional instructors and given a safety and paddle briefing prior to the tour.

Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult

Location:
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Full Moon Nights (check cooking calendar)
Prices:
Per person: AED 126

13. Umm Al Emarat Park

Get some fresh air and enjoy a late afternoon out at this park that aims to promote education through recreation. Explore the exotic botanic garden or let your kiddos run around in the wide open spaces.

The following areas are closed until further notice: The Animal Barn, water features plus common play and exercise areas.

Location:
15th Street, Mushrif
Working Hours:
Daily 8:00 to 00:00 (last entry at 23:00)
Prices:
Entry: AED 10/pp

14. Parks at The Galleria

Head over to the rooftop at The Galleria and spend some time outdoors with your littles. Their Sky Park is perfect to take in some great city views while you can have a stroll or blow off some steam over at the Family Park and Sports Park.

A maximum of 4 people per group are allowed. Wearing masks and practicing social distance is required.

Play areas, slides and games are temporarily closed.

Location:
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 10:00 to 22:00, Thu-Fri until 00:00
Prices:
Free entry

In Sharjah

15. Al Majaz Waterfront

Located in the heart of Sharjah, Al Majaz Waterfront is a family-favourite destination overlooking the Khaled Lagoon. Attractions include the spectacular Sharjah Musical Fountain, boat rides, international restaurants and cafés, a jogging track, snack and drink kiosks, a mosque, the Maraya Art Park, the Splash Park for kids with a children’s playground, mini golf for all ages, and wonderful greeneries.

Al Majaz Waterfront is also known to host a variety of exciting events, concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Location:
Al Majaz 2
Working Hours:
Accessible throughout the day
Prices:
Park Entry: FREEPlayground: AED 25Splash Park: AED 50Boat Ride: From AED 84

16. Sky Watch at Al Noor Island

Get carried away with your family and explore the night sky with “Sky Watch” where you can spend time viewing the moon, visible planets and engage in a basic stargazing session by using the center’s powerful professional telescopes.

Sky Watch availability is subject to weather conditions.

Location:
Al Noor Island
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed from sunset to 23:00, Thu-Fri until 00:00
Prices:
Per person: AED 50

17. The Island of Legends

One of the very first adventure parks in the UAE, Al Montazah Parks have two exciting parks within its walls – Pearls Kingdom and Island of Legends. 

The latter promises to entertain your and your kids with its 26 attractions, and will take you back in time to experience a magical time-travel journey across nine countries, that are delightfully displayed through fairy tales, stories and iconic inventions from these countries.

Location:
Flag Island, Sharjah
Working Hours:
Daily 12:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Island of Legends: AED 30/pp
Children below 80cm: FREE

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