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7 More Outdoor Places You Can Take Your Kids To

Beaches, family parks and more reopen to the public...

It is a breath of fresh air (pun intended) to see more and more outdoor places reopening and welcoming back families. Though it may still take some time to reach that "new normal", life is slowly morphing back into a resemblance of what we used to know and we couldn't be more excited! 

We can now take the kids out for a meal at these family-friendly restaurants, head out for some fresh air at these locations and 7 more places below.

On top of that, there are some good news for families with little kids as the UAE authorities are now allowing children under the age of 6 to go outside without having to wear a mask. So if you have had fuzzy little ones, this is much welcome news!

Family members can also temporarily remove their masks while driving in the car, while eating or drinking in indoor and outdoor settings and while swimming.

We are, however, still all responsible for the safety of one another, so don't forget to follow safety precautions such as keeping a safe distance from others (at least 2 metres), wearing a mask where necessary and adhering to any safety guidelines set by the relevant authorities.


Kite Beach

You can now enjoy the blue waters down by Kite Beach! Plus your little ones can also skip, stroll or run along the community beach's running tracks or boardwalk. 

Umm Suqeim 1, accessible throughout the day, free entry, more info 

Jumeirah Public Beach (Sunset Beach)

Jumeirah Public Beach is the picture-perfect spot for a day out with the family. Kids can enjoy the wide sandy beach, building sandcastles and swimming in the sea, while you can top up your tan. Plus with breathtaking views of the Burj Al Arab, it's a great spot to capture that must-have family photograph.

Umm Suqeim 3, accessible throughout the day, more info

Nessnass Beach

Head out for a fun day under the sun and take a dip in the deep blue, build sandcastles, fly kites and even enjoy various water sports.

Behind Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, accessible throughout the day, free entry, more info


Xpark Jr

The only natural playscape of its kind in the UAE, XPark Jr is designed to spark the imagination and ignite the spirit of adventure in children aged 1 to 12. Its natural environment encourages free-play with water streams, wooden forts, climbing ropes, trees and many other activities.

Off Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim 1, five available sessions starting from 8am, AED 80 per person, more info 

Al Barsha Pond Park

50 acres of greenery for your little ones to let loose and explore surround a man-made lake at the park's center. With tracks to jog, cycle and exercise, there's plenty of room for the whole family to unwind.

Restrictions may apply such as no use of playgrounds.

Al Barsha 2, daily from 8am, free entry, more info

Mushrif Park

Take an early morning or afternoon tour around this gorgeous, large park on the outskirts of the city. And don't forget a visit to the "World Village", which boasts tiny buildings from every continent.

Restrictions may apply such as no use of playgrounds.

Al Khawaneej St, Mirdif, daily from 8am, AED 3 entry, free for under 3s, more info

Outside The City

Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park

Take in some incredible mountain views from Jebel Jais - definitely a destination to tick off your bucket list. Whether you want to drive up to the viewing deck or go hiking – you can do it all for free.

Located 1,250 metres above sea level, the park offers you 7 viewing decks and 12 binoculars to explore the Hajar Mountain valley and Arabian Gulf views.

Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, daily from 8am, free entry, more info

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