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9 Wallet-Friendly Fun Things To Do This Week

There are so many activities out there that are packed full of fun for you and your family. But worry not, having fun does not have to dent your wallet. To prove that, we've gathered a list of experiences that you can enjoy at reasonable prices. From an obstacle course park to a zoo, these activities show that you don't have to blow your budget in order to have a genuinely good time!

Budget Kid Activities This Week

Get some fresh air at an exciting outdoor playground

Sometimes all your kiddos need is to be out of the house and getting some fresh air. But add to that a budget-friendly outdoor playground with plenty of exciting play areas and activities and you've got a winning formula. All this and more can actually be found at Al Barari's Playground! 

The playground features lots of great games and equipment such as: a play ship, splash pad, zipline, swings, water play areas, climbing structure, balancing units and a standing see-saw. Kiddos also have access to the vegetable patch and there are four nearby eateries offering a variety of food options, from sugar-free ice creams to veggie burgers and even shawarma! 

Kids under 90cm get FREE entry and you can get 20% off entry Al Barari Playground tickets when booking through Kidzapp!

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Al Barari
Working Hours:
Tue-Thu 10:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun from 08:00, Mon CLOSED
General Entry (TUE-THU)
Adult : AED 20
Child above 90cm : AED 20
Child under 90cm : FREE
General Entry (FRI-SUN)
Adult : AED 28
Child above 90cm : AED 28
Child under 90cm : FREE

Also Check: Top Playgrounds In Dubai

Play at an edutainment activity centre

If you're looking for a place to drop off your little ones and have them kept perfectly busy then Kids HQ is the place for you. The massive three-story soft play area is equipped with slides, ball pit, trampolines and a number of obstacles to climb on and crawl through. 

Besides all the endless play that they can have, your kiddos will be in good hands. Kids HQ's staff are all trained and certified child minders who are experts at entertaining and caring for your little ones. They will also have age appropriate arts and crafts and physical activities ready for their little guests! 

Book with Kidzapp and get 2 Hours Play for 2 Kids for just AED 80!

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Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 8:30 to 18:00, Fri-Sun from 10:00
1-Month Drop Off Service (3-7yrs) - OFFER
1 Child : AED 899
General Entry
2hrs Play for 1 Child : AED 60
2hrs Play for 2 Children : AED 80
Child under 6m : FREE

Splash your worries away

Spending a day splashing around and enjoy water activities doesn't have to break the bank. At Splash N Party, your kiddos will have lots to keep them cool and busy while you can enjoy your freedom at a restaurant and juice bar. 

Throughout September, Adult Day Pass is only AED 40! For the kiddos, purchase a Day Pass for just AED 99 and they can enjoy aquatic waterslides, swim in a pool and even soar down a zip line - a great deal indeed! 

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Al Safa 2, Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 9:00 to 20:00, Thu-Sat until 21:00
Day Pass from AED 99

Chill at a sub zero lounge

If you're feeling left out in the desert heat when most of the world is bundling up in winter attire, then head over to Chillout Ice Lounge. This sub zero lounge's temperature is a cool minus six degrees. It has carved out seating arrangements and ice sculptures that are lit up with wonderful colours. 

The entry fee includes complimentary refreshments such as tea and their signature hot chocolate, so you and your family will feel like you've been transported to the Alps! 

Book with Kidzapp and get up to 50% off Entry Tickets! 

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Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Entry for 1 Child : AED 20
Entry 1 Adult : AED 60
Entry for 1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 85
Entry for 2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 17

Explore a breathtaking building

Take a tour around Dubai Opera and discover the fascinating stories of the stunning architectural marvel. 

There are two tours available: the Architecture Tour and the Backstage Tour. The first focuses on the building's beautiful design and artwork while the latter is all about the world of theatre behind the curtains. So this surely will be an experience that all members of the family can enjoy! 

Save up to 40% on your tours with Kidzapp!

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Downtown Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 13:00, 15:00 & 17:00 (call venue to confirm available slots)
Architecture Tour
Adult : AED 45
Child 3-16yrs : AED 30
Backstage Tour
Adult : AED 59
Child 3-16yrs : AED 39

Splash and slide at an indoor aqua park

Whatever the weather, whatever the season, Splash Island has got you and your splash loving kiddos covered!

This temperature controlled indoor aqua park is a fail-safe option for those unexpected rainy days that ruin weather-dependant plans. Kiddos will love spending time there and enjoy all that's on offer like eight slide beams, waterfall buckets and even a forest. 

Get 40% off your Entry Tickets with Kidzapp!

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16b St, Al Quoz 3
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 to 20:30, Sat-Sun until 19:30
Adult : AED 57
Child (5yrs+) : AED 57
Child under 5yrs + 1 Adult : AED 57

Also Check: 15+ Places To Enjoy Water Fun With The Kids In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

Challenge your family at an obstacle course

Experience family-fun like never before at OCR Park, an endurance and challenge-based obstacle course for both kiddos and adults. 

Located on Hudriyat Island in Abu Dhabi, this park offers a unique activity that merges obstacle course racing with fitness, producing a new and thrilling form of sport that caters to all levels and abilities. The park also boasts awesome facilities such as a kid's obstacle course with 6 obstacles, an adults' obstacle course with 8 obstacles, a dedicated functional training area, outdoor training rigs and more. 

You can purchase a weekday pass for the kiddos for just AED 42.5

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OCR Park, Al Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 22:00
Pass from AED 42.5
Membership from AED 181.9

Spend a day at the museum

Take your family out for a day at the museum, specifically the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. This infamous and impressive venue has endless ongoing exhibitions, stunning masterpieces and rotating installations that you and your family can enjoy time and time again. 

The Louvre Abu Dhabi's galleries feature a global selection of over 600 masterpieces. The museum also hosts four major international exhibitions annually. There are also two cafés on-site: Aptitude Café and Museum Café, so you and your family can have a delicious meal or refreshment before, after or during your museum exploration. 

Entry for kiddos 17 years and younger is FREE, while adult entry is just AED 63; bang for your buck!

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District
Working Hours:
Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:30, Mon CLOSED
Adult (18yrs+) : AED 63
Child 0-17yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Also Check: 15 Indoor Activities In Dubai And Abu Dhabi You Might Not Have Tried Yet

Get up close and personal with animals

Spend a day with your family in the company of flamingos, hippos, reptiles and over 1,400 wild animals and pets at Emirates Park Zoo. 

You and your little ones will be able to learn all about the zoo's different residents in plenty of ways, including through feeding sessions, or through exciting and informative shows. There is a Sea Lion Show, an Elephant Encounter as well as a Bird Show. Feeding sessions are available for elephants, ducks, hippos, giraffes, goats, monkeys and farm animals. 

Save up to 20% on your tickets with Kidzapp! 

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Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun until 21:00
Entry Only
Adult : AED 39
Child (2yrs+) : AED 39
Entry with 5x Activities
Adult : AED 100
1 Child (2yrs+) : AED 100