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Awesome Attractions In Dubai And Abu Dhabi You Should Visit At Least Once

September 26, 2022 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

There's so much to do and see in the UAE but there's just not enough time for everything! So to make your life easier, we've gathered a list of attractions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that you must experience at least once. From an underwater zoo to a glass slide that spirals down a skyscraper, you do not want to miss these incredible and unique experiences that will have you going back for more and more!

Here is a List of some Awesome Attractions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Experience the future

Museum of The Future is Dubai's latest architectural marvel, and it's most definitely a wonder that you must visit! You and your family will experience an incredible journey into the future with its futuristic, innovative and interactive interior and features.

The museum allows you to get a taste of the future as it stimulates your senses through immersive environments created throughout five main exhibition floors. The first of these floors is a dedicated children's space called ‘Future Heroes’, where kiddos are invited to explore and play to develop future-proof skills. 

So Museum of The Future really is a must-see for all members of the family! Book easily through Kidzapp and get Cashback

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Location:
The Museum of The Future
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 18:00
Prices:
1 Entry Ticket (3yrs+) : AED 145
Child below 3yrs : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE

Give your senses a treat

Experience the region's largest epicentre of cultural expression at Infinity des Lumières, an immersive digital art gallery that you must visit. 

This unique gallery takes you on an enchanting digital journey through spectacular exhibitions that bring art to life using the most advanced technology, digital projectors and sound. Their exhibitions are full of life, colour and soul and will surely leave every member of your family, from young to old, fascinated and hypnotised. You will be definitely be coming back for more!

Explore their current exhibitions and book through Kidzapp to save on exhibition fees

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Location:
The Dubai Mall
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun until 23:00
Prices:
Raise Vibration Exhibition
Entry from AED 75

Explore a world-renowned museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that needs to be visited at least once in your life. With an endless variety of exhibitions, rotating installations and stunning masterpieces, there is always something to be seen and experienced. 

The museum hosts four major international exhibitions annually and has a growing permanent collection of over 600 masterpieces. You will also have the amazing opportunity to feast your eyes on some world-class loans from international museum partners through their regularly updated displays

Skip the queues and book easily on Kidzapp

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

Visit four unique theme parks under one roof

This is a must-try activity for the entire family, and it's an experience not to be missed! 

Dubai Garden Glow encompasses four theme parks under one roof. The first, Glow Park, is the largest glow-in-the-dark garden comprised of millions of energy-saving bulbs and meters of recycled luminous textile. Then there's Dinosaur Park, which has a display of over 120 animatronic dinosaurs! Art Park, on the other hand, is an eco-friendly art park that is filled with colourful and imaginative art. Finally, Magic Park is a visually enticing space filled with optical illusions

Book with Kidzapp and save on your entry tickets!

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Location:
Zabeel Park
Working Hours:
Sun-Fri 17:00 to 23:00, Sat until midnight
Prices:
Adult : AED 60
Child 3-10yrs : AED 60
Child under 3yrs : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE

Slide down a glass tube overlooking Dubai

For the brave and adventurous, Sky Views Dubai at the Address Sky View Hotel is a must-visit. The experience is thrilling from the very start, as you board a panoramic glass elevator and rise 219.5 metres to floors 52 and 53 to explore Dubai from the Observatory. 

Once all the way up, you get to walk a 25-metre glass floor for an exceptional view of Dubai's skyline and coast. And if that's not enough of a thrill for you, then you must try the Glass Slide. Just as its name suggests, the slide is a transparent tube that spirals down the tower's exterior, taking you from floor 53 to down to floor 52. Now that's an experience you do not want to miss! 

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Location:
Address Sky View Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 10:30 to 21:00
Prices:
Entry from AED 70

Explore undersea life

Go on an aquatic journey at the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi for a chance to engage with over 46,000 animals from all around the world. 

The Aquarium boasts 10 zones and houses the largest walk-through tunnel in the Middle East. Besides a mesmerising walk on a glass bridge, you can also take a ride on a glass bottom boat for even more exceptional views of undersea creatures! You also have the chance to experience behind-the-scenes action through a detailed tour and you can even have a shot at feeding the aquarium's residents. It's definitely a place not to miss! 

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Location:
Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Entry from AED 105

Fly above Dubai

Ascend 40 meters above Dubai and enjoy exceptional panoramic views of the city's various attractions with Flying Cup. 

Flying Cup takes you on an uplifting journey, quite literally, to the height of a 12-story building where you and your family can enjoy a drink, snack or even dinner with your feet dangling freely in the air. It's like dining aboard a stationary roller coaster on its highest peak, so definitely something to be experienced at least once in your life! 

Book through Kidzapp and get 15% off your tickets! 

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Location:
The Beach, JBR
Working Hours:
Daily 18:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Flight + Refreshment
Adult : AED 65
Child 4-12yrs : AED 49
Flight Only
Adult : AED 55
Child 4-12yrs : AED 40

Snap thrilling and reality-defying selfies

Experience life in a different way at 3D Selfie World Museum, where you and your family can interact with over 185 optical illusions and reality-defying artwork across nine themed zones. 

It's the best place to snap the perfect thrilling selfie with the help of hand-painted ‘Trick-Art’ paintings. So your and your family can be snapped within a shark's jaw, inside a fishbowl, under a rainbow shower and much, much more! 

 Book with Kidzapp and save on your Adult & Child combo tickets.

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Location:
Sheikh Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry 19:00)
Prices:
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 145
2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 290
1 Adult : AED 89
1 Child (3-11yrs) : AED 65
Child under 3yrs : FREE

Enjoy exceptional views of the city

Head to The View at The Palm for an incredible journey that takes you to the 52nd floor of the Jumeirah Palm Tower for some exceptional 360-degree views of the city. 

You will start off at the roof plaza of Nakheel Mall, where you have the chance to check out at an interactive edutainment museum and gallery showcasing the making of Palm Jumeirah. After that, you will board an elevator with a floor-to-ceiling digital sea experience that will transport you to the observatory at the top of the Palm Tower. There is where you will find some of the best views there are of Dubai! 

Book your tickets with Kidzapp and get Cashback

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Location:
The Palm Tower, 52nd Floor
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 10:00 to 23:00, Thu-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
Entry from AED 69

Experience interactive art

Enjoy art like never before at Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA), where three formats of digital art are combined to give you an exceptional and unique experience. 

Through multimedia exhibitions, contemporary immersive installations and virtual reality, ToDA will surely fascinate you. Spanning 1,800 meters, the art space uses high-end technology and combines it with classical art to give you a multi-sensory experience filled with special visual effects and mesmerising beats. There is also an area for children with its own interactive exhibit for the kiddos to get a slice of the fun as well! 

Book your visit on Kidzapp and get up to 20% OFF your tickets! 

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Location:
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Daily from 11:00 (see description for schedule)
Prices:
Regular Shows (Mon-Thu)
1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 120
Adult : AED 90
Child 3-12yrs : AED 40
Regular Shows (Fri-Sun)
Adult : AED 112.5
Child 3-12yrs : AED 60

Explore a tropical forest

Experience a day at a tropical forest right in the heart of Dubai at The Green Planet. This breathtaking venue has a variety of nature zones that are not to be missed, including the Australian Walkabout, the Piranhas Encounter, the Sloth Encounter and the Reptile Encounter to name a few. 

Get up close and personal with exotic birds, bugs, reptiles, sloths and even sugar gliders. And if you're brave enough, you also have the chance to encounter the forest's snakes or lizards, where you can hold them and even snap a selfie with them. So if you've always wanted to feast your eyes on these beautiful wonders of nature, now you know where you must go! 

Book on Kidzapp and get up to 15% OFF your entry tickets! 

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Location:
City Walk, Al Wasl
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 18:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 115
Child 2-10yrs : AED 100
Child under 2yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Tease your brain with awesome illusions

You and your family must visit the Museum of Illusions at least once for a day filled with fun challenges and endless attractions. 

The museum houses 80 exhibits that include awesome attractions such as the Vortex Tunnel and the Ames Room. The Vortex Tunnel is a rotating cylinder that deceives your brain into thinking the ground under your feet is shifting while the Ames Room will make you shrink or grow depending on where you're standing. The Museum is basically a huge playroom filled with educational brain-teasers and exciting illusions for the whole family! 

Book through Kidzapp and get 20% OFF your entry tickets!

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Location:
Al Seef, Dubai Creek
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 23:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 64
Child 5-15yrs : AED 48
Child below 5yrs : FREE

Tour a stunning palace

Take your family along to the stunning Qasr Al Watan for a day filled with incredible insight into the rich heritage of the Arab world and the UAE in particular. 

This breathtaking palace boasts an incredibly detailed and meticulous interior design that embodies the beauty of Arabian craftsmanship and architecture. It also has a stunning garden that you can enjoy and an extensive library with a vast collection of books all about the UAE's culture and development. It definitely is a place you must see at least once!  

Skip the queues and book easily on Kidzapp! 

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Location:
Qasr Al Watan, Al Ras Al Akhdar
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 65
Child 4-17yrs : AED 30
Child 3yrs and below : FREE

Immerse yourself in a suspended aquarium

You and your family must visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to get a first-hand encounter with stunning underwater creatures at one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world

The Aquarium features a 48-meter walk-through tunnel that gives you 270-degree views from 11 meters below the surface of the tank. You can also have another exceptional view of the seawater residents when you board the Glass-bottom boat. And if you've ever wanted to immerse yourself in the world of sharks, piranha and stingrays, well here is your chance. You can take a dip in the tank, sign up for the Cage Snorkeling Experience or even experience a Shark Dive!  

So yes, not only must you visit this Aquarium at least once, you most definitely be coming back for more and more! Book your visit easily through Kidzapp. 

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Location:
The Dubai Mall, Downtown
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun until 00:00
Prices:
Entry from AED 120

Access unbeatable bird-eye views atop the world's tallest building

Travel to the top of one the world's most famous architectural wonders, Burj Khalifa, for unbeatable views of Dubai's skyline. 

Travel on the world's fastest double deck elevators and head to the 124th and 125th floors of the Burj for, as you can imagine, marvellous bird-eye views of the city from 456 meters above the ground. You will also find high powered, avant-garde telescopes up there, so you can perfectly observe the tiny world below you. And to add even more excitement to the experience, you can capture your moments at the top while adding special effects and enhancing them with virtual reality with the help of green screen photography

This will not only be an experience that you must visit yourself, but you will also keep coming back time and time again with all your friends and family and any guests visiting from abroad! Book with Kidzapp to save on your tickets

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Location:
Burj Khalifa
Working Hours:
Daily 09:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Entry from AED 115

Visit the world's largest functional frame

Visit the largest frame in the world and discover all about Dubai's past, present and future using a combination of special sound and visual effects, projections, mist effects, motion and smells all under one roof at The Dubai Frame. 

The Frame is an iconic structure that literally frames views of Old and New Dubai and within it offers insight into each through multimedia exhibitions. The Frame, which is a glass, aluminium, steel and reinforced concert structure, also doubles as an observation tower with incredible panoramic views of the cityscape. And if you're not one to fear heights then be sure to step onto the glass floor of the 93-meter long bridge, which features a 25sqm glass panel and offers you a thrilling experience of walking on glass 150m above the ground

Don't give this place a miss and book your tickets easily on Kidzapp!

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Location:
Zabeel Park, Gate 1, Bur Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 19:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 52.5
Child 3-12yrs : AED 30
Child under 3yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Chillout at a sub zero lounge

Chillout Lounge is a place not to be missed, especially during the hot sizzling Dubai summers. 

It's the Middle Easts's first sub zero lounge, where you can indulge on some tasty refreshments while being seated on carved out seats surrounded by impressive ice sculptures and beautiful illuminated interiors. Needless to say, you will experience all this at a cool temperature of minus six degrees

Book your tickets through Kidzapp and enjoy up to 50% off!

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Location:
Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Prices:
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 170

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