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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
Also Check: Best Places To Go For A Walk In Dubai
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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During these quite unusual times we are living, we can all agree that outdoor activities are a much safer option right now and thankfully, we've got the awesome January weather to make the most use out of everything outdoorsy!
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The year 2021 is almost coming to an end - it's a time to look back, reflect, start new resolutions and most of all, celebrate! Whether you're mad about seeing the skies light up or you're into a lavish festive dinner, here's a list of 10 fantastic places to celebrate New Year's Eve with your kiddos in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ring in the New Year in true UAE style!...
The countdown to Christmas Day has official begun – the happiest and most magical time of the year for everyone! Moms and dads have been running around their little ones all year round, and now it’s time to relax, let the holiday magic sink in and leave the chef’s hat to someone else for a change.
Whether you prefer a cozy Christmas brunch and dinner or a big party with extended family and friends, we’ve rounded up a list of spectacular options for family friendly festive dining in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will sure put you in a jolly festive spirit, satisfy your taste buds and keep your kiddos entertained!...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! How about making this beautiful festive holiday even more jolly for your little ones? And even better, how about having some hours of guilt free peace to relax or catch up on some Christmas shopping or wrapping, while the children have some festive art fun? We've rounded up a list of super festive workshops for your kiddos and guess what? Some of them are even offered for FREE!
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We're almost half way through December, which means that in most homes, the Christmas trees are up, the lights are switched on and the bargaining chip of 'You'd have to do this or that so you're on Santa's good list' have begun! And if your kiddos are on Santa's good list, then you will probably want to take them to meet the big man in red before Christmas day.
Here is a list of places where you can meet Santa Claus in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to make your family's festive holiday season all the more fun and memorable. Whether you meet him in a mall, a market, a candy shop, on an Abra ride or even 250m up high in the sky, these Santa experiences promise to be truly magical....
It’s time to enjoy the festive season, as our beloved Dubai transforms into an enhancing winter wonderland full of family-friendly fun. Under twinkling lights and gigantic Christmas trees, Dubai is hosting a myriad of festive family activities that will sure put all family members in a cheerful festive mood. From fantastic festive markets and magical winter wonderlands to exciting shows and Santa encounters, here’s our list of the top festive family activities that will make you want to spend the holidays in Dubai. Put your Santa hats on, it’s time for some jingle bells!...
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