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Explore a vortex tunnel or take a walk through history...
It is pretty normal these days to always hear about new and exciting things popping up all over Dubai, from thrilling amusement parks to a plethora of kids' activity centres. BUT, if you take a little journey to Old Dubai, you will discover a hidden and greatly charming side to our bustling city.
Explore 80 exhibits of all shapes and sizes including a 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.
Museum of Illusions, Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat until midnight, starting from AED 60, more info
Delve into Dubai’s old way of life in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. Best seen walking, this area offers you a nostalgic tour around traditional wind towers and a maze of twisting alleyways.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, open all day, free entry, more info
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Cross the Dubai Creek with your kids in an unforgettable experience aboard an abra (boat). These traditional boats are rich with Dubai's culture and your kids will be buzzing with the hustle and bustle of the waterways as they set sail.
The abra can also be booked as a private charter for cruising across the Creek.
Dubai Old Souk Station, available daily, from AED 1 per person, more info
Go on a journey through time and experience old, present and future Dubai all under one roof. You can look forward to 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 the city.
Dubai Frame, Zabeel Park Gate 1, Daily 9am-9pm, AED 50 for adults, AED 25 for kids 3-12yrs, more info
Take the family out and explore a bustling waterfront bazaar with vendors selling textiles, souvenirs, attire, lighting, purses, snacks and much more. It's the perfect setting for a little journey through Old Dubai.
Bur Dubai Souk, Sat-Thu 9am-2pm & 4pm-9pm, Fri closed, more info
Explore the diverse heritage of Dubai through static displays, hands-on exhibits and hologram-like movies. Your little ones are sure to be fascinated with the life-sized scenes of labyrinthine souks and architecture, and ancient artefacts of life in the desert from a time gone-by.
Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Sat-Thu 8:30am-8:30pm, Fri from 2:30pm, AED 3, more info
Tucked away on the banks of Dubai’s creek, Al Seef is an area rich in historical sites and is a gorgeous place for you and your family to shop, dine and explore a bit of Dubai’s culture and heritage.
Al Seef Dubai, Daily 10am-midnight, free entry, more info
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Not sure how to entertain your little balls of energy these days? Looking to join an activity to enhance your child's development or just want some plain 'ole fun? These are our top picks for some fun-tastic things to do with the tiniest members of your family. From toddler fests and sensory play, to soft play shenanigans and arcade fun, your little ones are spoilt for choice......
Now that birthday parties are finally allowed to take place in the UAE, all parents want to host the most spectacular fun-filled parties for their little ones. That's why we've gone above and beyond to round up the top venues that will go the extra mile to make sure that your kiddo's special day is crafted in the most exceptional way possible. From action-packed birthdays to teepee sleepovers and much more, all you have to do is choose the date!...
We're lucky to live in a country where a short drive is enough to transport us to a blissful getaway. And you will find one of those divine spots right in the heart of Deira over at Swissôtel Al Ghurair. So if you are looking to treat yourself and your family with a little break, we know where you can go......
After an exhausting day at school, our kiddos are obviously ready for some fun activities at the end of the day. These activities help in making them relax and unwind and are also crucial for their growth and development.
We, as parents, can also take advantage of that time to bond with our precious little ones and learn about their day. The key is to find the perfect kind of activity that will keep your kiddo interested and entertained. That's why we've rounded up some of our favourite places to go, from waterparks, adventure parks and play areas to jumping up and down and pretend play!...
Kiddos are finally back to school and we are all slowly getting into our daily routines. It's a new school year and that means it's time to get your little one's signed up for some afterschool activities. With the endless options offered, this can be quite the overwhelming process for parents. But no need to worry, we've done our research and came up with a list of the best afterschool activities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Whether your kids want to learn a new language, shake their bodies to the music, develop their athletic side or dive into coding and technology, these fun afterschool activities are sure to bring out your child's passion! Still not sure what to choose? We have you covered with lots of free trials so that your kiddos can give it a try before you commit!...
With the summer holidays almost over, it’s time to get yourselves and your kiddos ready for the new academic year. Starting school entails so many changes like new friends, teachers, clothes, and classrooms, and it's only normal for children (and parents alike) to feel a little nervous about going back to school. Here are some easy steps to follow in order to help make this transition a breeze!...
It's that time of the year again! Mom and dad, grab your kiddos and head over to The Galleria this August where you can win exciting prizes and find everything your little ones need for school....
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....
Summer is the epitome of fun. However with this hot hot weather, you might not be too excited about getting active outdoors. That doesn't mean you cannot beat the heat and entertain your family with lots of "literally" cool indoor activities - we’ve got you covered with awesome indoor play deals for you to try this week!
Get your little kiddos moving at phenomenal play areas, riding the coolest kiddie rides, getting creative with chocolate workshops, bonding over finding clues and solving puzzles or challenge them with a fun laser tag game....
Don't miss out on the Dubai Summer Surprises celebrations over at City Walk where your favourite characters from Hotel Transylvania such as Count Dracula, Mavis and Frankenstein are set to give you and your family a spook-tastic time out....
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