Awesome Things To Do For Older Kids In The UAE

August 3, 2020 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

School is still a month away and if you’ve got youngsters at home desperate to do something fun, we’ve got you covered. From braving the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber to exploring unique kayaking adventures, here are our picks of amazing things to do for the older kids in the UAE this summer.

In Dubai

1. Adventure Zone at Times Square Center

Your little ones can get their adventure on as they conquer the high ropes course 7 meters above ground while they manoeuvre through obstacles. Don’t forget to have a go at The Climbing Pinnacle, which features edges and pockets that are molded off limestone cliffs in Bulgaria.

The branch at The Galleria Mall Al Wasl is also open where your kids can explore a climbing wall, fun walls, outside bike area and low & high ropes courses.

Buy one get one 60min or Day Pass at Adventure Zone (Sun-Thu) with Kidzapp!

Location:
Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 12:00 to 21:00
Prices:
2x 60min Passes: AED 110 with Kidzapp2x Day Passes: AED 200 with KidzappExtra 60min Pass: AED 110Extra Day Pass: AED 200

2. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Explore four Adventure Zones offering over 20 rollercoasters and attractions at this huge indoor theme park. Head to Marvel for a chance to experience the thrill of your favourite superheroes such as Spiderman and Hulk, brave it into the Lost Valley to encounter prehistoric dinosaurs, and take a stroll down IMG Boulevard if you’re in the mood for fun arcade games or a bite to eat.

For your younger kiddies, Cartoon Network is where it’s at. Here you can go on a ride with Finn & Jake, have an adventure with Gumball and even play around in Lazy Town!

Save up to 20% on your Unlimited Rides Pass with Kidzapp (UAE residents only)

Location:
Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Sun-Sat 12:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Unlimited Rides – Adult: AED 169Unlimited Rides – Child: AED 159Pay As You Go – Entry: AED 20Pay As You Go – Rides: AED 25Child under 1yr: FREE

3. BOUNCE INC X - Dubai Festival City Mall

BOUNCE-X is the world’s first Freestyle Terrain Park – an adrenaline playground for free spirits, thrill-seekers and adrenaline hunters. BOUNCE-X is an exciting integration of trampolines, parkour elements, ninja courses and freestyle features all combined into a huge 4,500 square meter indoor space.

There is a dedicated Junior Jumper area for jumpers below 110cm in height.

Booking online in advance is recommended as sessions sell out fast

Location:
Dubai Festival City Mall, Level 1
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 10:00 to 22:00, Thu-Sat until 00:00
Prices:
–Over 110cm–Online: AED 80/hrAt Door: AED 90/hrDay Pass: AED 220/pp–Under 110cm–Online: AED 70/hrAt Door: AED 75/hrDay Pass: AED 185/pp

4. Soap Making Workshop

Use only natural and recycled materials to make your very own soap! Not only will you go home with a beautiful looking and smelling bar of soap, but this 2 hour, eco-friendly workshop will teach you an incredible new skill!

Location:
Mall of the Emirates
Working Hours:
Until Aug 24, Mon 16:00 to 18:00
Prices:
Session: AED 105/person

5. Laguna Waterpark

This waterpark is packed with thrilling attractions for everyone in your family; from your toddlers all the way to the mommies and daddies. Aimed at the younger crowd, there’s a splash pad, a lazy river with surprises along the way, and an infinity pool overlooking the stunning La Mer view. For the lovers of extreme sports, try out the WaveOz 180 FlowRider – it’s the first 180° wave in the region.

If you simply want to spend the day relaxing, you can unwind in the cozy cabanas overlooking the ocean and enjoy a meal at one of the many F&B outlets available at the park.

Save up to 49% on the “All You Can Eat & Drink” Day Pass with Kidzapp!

The Day Pass gives you unlimited F&B, a free towel and access to all rides, play areas and the beach.

Location:
La Mer, Jumeirah 1
Working Hours:
Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00, Mon Closed
Prices:
Adult + Unlimited Meals: AED 125 with KidzappChild + Unlimited Meals: AED 99 with KidzappChild under 2yrs: FREE

6. Jumble

Jumble is an unconventional and quirky gaming experience where you work together with your team to take on a series of physical and mental challenges, as you progress through an indoor urban maze. Teams should consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6 players. You are advised to arrive 30min before your booking time.

Get a 35% discount on your entry fees for a limited time! Click the 35 per cent off banner on the website, enter your email address and you’ll receive the discount code via email.

Location:
Sheik Zayed Road, Al Barsha
Working Hours:
Daily 12:00 to 22:00
Prices:
2 Hour Pass : AED 175/pp4 Hour Pass: AED 225/pp

7. Summer Sessions with The National Ballet Studio

The National Ballet Studio will present its summer sessions at Mall of Emirates this July and August. Classes include, fitness strength and flexibility training along side sessions in classical technique, contemporary and repertoire within different themes such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

Location:
Mall of the Emirates
Working Hours:
Jul 19 – Aug 20, Sun-Thu 10:00 to 12:30
Prices:
Per Day: AED 150Per Week: AED 600

8. Street Maniax

Get moving with your entire family at this super exciting freestyle park! The 25,000 square foot venue is packed with wall to wall trampolines, obstacle courses, parkour jump posts and other high intensity entertainment experiences like Hado and Quick Flight Jump.

Hado uses state of the art technology to allow users to feel as if they are throwing superhuman energy balls at their competitors, it’s the first in its kind to hit Dubai and something to experience first-hand.

There are also private rooms for parties, as well as a café for parents who wish to relax and children to refuel.

Some venues have age restrictions or temporarily unavailable activities – call ahead to check for availability to avoid disappointment

Location:
19 First Al Khail Street, Al Quoz 3
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 19:00
Prices:
–General Access–1 Hour: AED 80/pp2 Hours: AED 120/pp2 Adults+2 Kids: AED 240/hr–Premium Access–1 Hour: AED 120/pp2 Hours: AED 160/pp2 Adults+2 Kids: AED 349/hr–Full Day Pass–General: AED 199/ppPremium: AED 249/pp

9. XDubai Skatepark

Dubai’s hotspot for skaters. It’s all about ‘ollies’, ‘kickflips’ and ‘ramps at the largest skate park in the GCC. Beginners can ride the low profile skate plaza with unique street elements and transition flow areas while more advanced skaters have the central space of the plaza which has obstacles including ledges, banks, steps, vert wall, rails and a pole jam. There’s also a mini bowl and a pro bowl.

The park will be open during 3 different sessions:

Session 1 — 08:00-11:30
Session 2 — 15:00-18:30
Session 3 — 19:00-21:00

Save up to 10% on your XDubai Skatepark membership with Kidzapp!

Location:
Off Kite Beach
Working Hours:
Sun-Sat 8:00 to 11:30, 15:00 to 18:30 & 19:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Standard Ticket: AED 45Spectator Ticket: AED 25Membership from AED 379.50 with Kidzapp

10. VR Park

This theme park includes immersive rides, educational and info-taining journeys, interactive games and even a virtual reality roller coaster. The multiplayer games combine virtual reality with augmented reality to create a truly out of this world experience for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Don’t miss out on their family-friendly rides that include Cosmo Jet, Flying Chairs and Magic Bikes, that will take you soaring to new heights of fun.

Get a 10% discount on a VR Park Super7 Pass that gives you access to 7 of VR Park’s Top Experiences.

(Arcade games and F&B are not included in this pass)

Location:
The Dubai Mall, Level 2
Working Hours:
Daily 12:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 99Child: AED 99

11. Candle Making Workshop

Take a journey into the past and create an assortment of crafts using only natural & recycled materials. This 2 hour, eco-friendly workshop will be a wonderful introduction into the world of nature.

Location:
Mall of the Emirates
Working Hours:
Jul 22-Aug 26, Wed 16:00 to 18:00
Prices:
Session: AED 105/person

12. Dubai Ice Rink

Head out for a day of frosty fun as you and your little ones try to master your moves on the ice. Join a public session if you’re just skating for fun, a freestyle session if you’re a more advanced skater and want to get some practice done – or you can even book a special Snowfall session where snowy white flakes fall gently around you as you skate.

A public skating session is 1.5 hour

Location:
The Dubai Mall, Ground Floor
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Public Session – Adult: AED 70Public Session – Child: AED 45

13. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark promises a world of excitement to make you feel different in water in more ways than one. Get your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500m of private beach.

Thrill-seekers can scream down world-record-breaking waterslides, young families will enjoy the safety of Splashers Island, and animal lovers can get up close with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays.

Bookings must be made in advance and remember to bring your own towels.

Location:
Atlantis, The Palm
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 19:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 269Child: AED 225

14. Play Sports at Dubai Sports World

From football pitches to tennis courts and cricket nets, this is where all your favourite sporting action is brought to life under one roof. Connect with friends and colleagues over a game of your choice​. Ready, set, play! ​

Location:
Dubai World Trade Centre
Working Hours:
Until Oct 3, Daily 8:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Football: From AED 280/hrCricket: From AED 100/hrBasketball: From AED 110/hrVolleyball: From AED 110/hrBadminton : From AED 30/hrTennis: From AED 100/hrPaddle: From AED 100/hr

15. Snow Classic Pass at Ski Dubai

Enjoy unlimited access to Snow Park Rides (Ice Cave, Snow Plough Playground, Climbing Wall, Bobsled Runs, Snow Bumpers, Sliding Hill, Zorb Ball (Giant Ball) & Tubing Run) – plus one Chairlift Ride and one Mountain Thriller Ride

Save on your Snow Classic Pass with Kidzapp!

Location:
Mall of the Emirates, Ground Floor
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 23:00
Prices:
Snow Classic Pass: AED 190/pp with Kidzapp

16. Hatta Kayak

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.

Reservations aren’t needed but tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Location:
Hatta Kayak, Hatta Dam
Working Hours:
Daily 7:00 to 17:30
Prices:
Single Kayak: AED 60Double Kayak: AED 120Single Water Bike: AED 60Double Water Bike: AED 120Triple Water Bike: AED 180Yellow Boat: AED 150/hrDonut Boat: AED 300/hrTour Boat: AED 600/25min

In Abu Dhabi

17. Kayaking at the Museum

Get a different view of the Louvre Museum from kayaks on the still Arabian Sea. Take your family on a kayak tour and learn about Louvre Abu Dhabi’s architecture from a different perspective.

No prior experience is necessary. Tours last 60 minutes. Guests will be accompanied by professional instructors and given a safety and paddle briefing prior to the tour.

Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Depending on weather conditions, sessions might be rescheduled or cancelled. In case of cancellation, you will be notified by phone.

The fee includes: life jacket, kayak rental, padded seat, paddle, guide, fruit salad and bottled water.

Location:
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 17:00/18:00/19:00
Prices:
Per person: AED 126

18. Clymb Abu Dhabi

Gear up to conquer two record-breaking experiences all under one roof at the world’s ultimate adventure hub – Clymb. The thrilling venue revolutionizes indoor skydiving and climbing; housing the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber with a record-breaking width of 32 feet and height of 82 feet, and the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, measuring a mountainous 141 feet in height.

If you’re there to simply watch the action, make your way to Altitude Café, where you can grab a snack alongside a spectacular 360 degree view of the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber (spectators can enter for free).

The venue will operate at 30% capacity and some features may be temporarily unavailable

Location:
Clymb, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Spectators: FREE–Skydiving– First Time Flyers: AED 235/pp for 2 flights–Indoor Climbing–Beginners: AED 120/60min10 Day Pass: AED 7403 Month Pass: From AED 1080

19. Yas Waterworld

There’s something for everyone at this family-orientated waterpark. Fun areas include the tots playground Marah Fortress which has swings and slides with squirters for the littlest, while rides and larger slides will get your older adrenaline junkies flying around the park. It’s fun for all the family.

The theme park will operate at reduced capacity and some attractions/features may be temporarily unavailable.

It is mandatory to book your visiting date before arriving at the theme park.

Location:
Yas Island
Working Hours:
From Aug 4, Daily 13:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 250Child below 1.1m: AED 210Child 3yrs and below: FREE

20. Warner Bros World

Get your adrenaline pumping at this indoor theme park with its six immersive lands, catering to all ages.

Your tinies and tots (up to 6 years old) will feel right at home at Cartoon Junction, which combines rides and soft-play areas for when the kids are bored of queueing or just need to run around. Put on your 3D glasses with your 4-15 year old’s, and dive into the interactive video game, Ani-Mayhem.

Don’t miss the flagship ride, Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries, for a little bit of spine-chilling fear. Or, if you’re after the bigger rides, head to Dynamite Gulch and Bedrock where you’ll find roller coasters and endless other attractions

You’ll find food options throughout the park, and your little ones will love getting huge hugs from the different Looney-Tunes characters roaming around.

The theme park will operate at 30% capacity and some attractions/features may be temporarily unavailable

Save up to AED 40 on your entry tickets with Kidzapp!

It is mandatory to book your visiting date before arriving at the theme park.

Location:
West Yas, Yas Island
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 255 with KidzappChild below 1.1 meters: AED 229 with KidzappChild 3yrs and below: FREE

21. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Enter a jam-packed world full of speed and adrenaline to bring you that Ferrari Feeling in its purest form at this thrilling theme park. Get a seat on the world’s fastest roller coaster, challenge record-breaking lap times in a stimulator like no other, and compete with your friends on twisting parallel tracks.

From driving fun-sized Ferraris to changing tyres like a pro, your kids are bound to be entertained for hours. No one’s ever too tiny to have fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi; your tiny little ones will love playing in the soft adventure play area for younger children.

The theme park will operate at 30% capacity and some attractions/features may be temporarily unavailable

Save up to AED 40 on your entry tickets with Kidzapp!

It is mandatory to book your visiting date before arriving at the theme park.

Location:
Yas Island
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Adult: AED 255.0Child below 1.3 meters: AED 229 with KidzappChild 3yrs and below: FREE

22. Khalifa International Bowling Centre

Play one of the world’s most popular sports in one of Abu Dhabi’s best bowling centres. Bright and open, their 40 lanes are unlike any other bowling alley you’ve visited before.

Currently, only children 12 years and above are allowed to enter

Spaces can fill up fast – call ahead to book to avoid disappointment

Location:
Zayed Sports City
Working Hours:
Sun-Wed 14:00 to 22:00, Thu-Sat until 23:00
Prices:
Games from AED 16

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