It may not be snowing but winter is here…
If you’ve been sceptic every time someone’s told you how ah-mazing the weather is getting, it’s time to lower that disbelieving eyebrow, strap on your shoes or sandals and head outside.
1. Have a ride around JBR
Take your family out for an unforgettable ride around Dubai’s waterfront on one of Fun Green Ride’s trendy electric scooters or bikes. You can park the eco-friendly scooters along the promenade easily and without fees.
The great news for parents is that you can carry your little ones with you, without having to worry about all the pedaling. The e-cargo bike allows for 2 kids in its front seat where seatbelts are available for the safety of your little ones.
Fun Green Ride, Murjan/Rimal/Shams, The Walk JBR, daily from 10am, starting from AED 50/hour, more info
2. Jump around
Your kids will bounce to new heights at this unique sand-dune-shaped trampoline park. Get a great shot of your little ones bouncing in front of the Dubai city skyline and capture the fun and big air they’re bound to have.
Hawa Hawa, La Mer, daily from 10am, starting from AED 25, more info
3. Take a walk by the lake
Take a trip to the desert and check out a man-made lake in the shape of two intertwined hearts. The word LOVE is spelled out in trees right in front of it, making for a perfect spot to spend some time with your loved ones.
Love Lake, Al Qudra, accessible 24/7, free entry, more info
4. Make it a family challenge
One for the whole family, this massive inflatable water park will have you and your youngsters running, sliding, jumping, falling, laughing and enduring over 100+ obstacles.
Aqua Fun, The Beach (JBR), Sun-Sat 9am-6pm, AED 157.50 for adults, AED 126 per children, more info
5. Go boating
Stroll across the water with your little ones on these 100% solar-powered boats. Choose the swan-like paddle boats or the car or family solar boats where you’ll bond with your family as you take in the beautiful outdoor setting.
Al Barsha Pond Park, daily from 10am, rentals starting from AED 40, more info
6. Take in the sights on the dam
Glide through the pristine waters and take in the natural beauty of Hatta. An unforgettable kayaking experience as you paddle away with your kiddos. You don’t have to worry about any of the necessary equipment; Hatta Kayak provides everything including life jackets and paddles.
Hatta Kayak, daily 7am-5:30pm, rentals starting from AED 60, more info
7. Explore the universe
Let your imaginations soar as you look through telescopes at the marvels of the night sky. Alongside talks by astronomy experts, you and your family can enjoy a warm bonfire under the stars, and plenty of engaging evening activities at the Constellation Night tent on Hudayriyat Island.
Your little ones can take part in a variety of interesting space-inspired activities, including learning about everything from meteors and meteorites to planets and galaxies.
Hudayriyat Island, Nov 13, Wed 6pm-8pm, free entry, more info
8. Enter the animal world
Housing hippos, flamingos, reptiles, and over 1,400 wild animals and pets, this Zoo and resort is a perfect way to spend the day as a family. Get up close and personal with the animals and discover all the different species.
Emirates Park Zoo, Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi, daily from 9am, AED 35 for adults, AED 30 for under 16s, free for under 2s, more info