Family camping has certainly come a long way since the days of flimsy tents and canned foods – at least in the UAE. So if you and the family are looking to take advantage of the cooler weather and hit the road for an outdoor getaway, here are our picks of some of the best… Read More
The good thing about living in the UAE is that there is an absolute abundance of amazing things to do with the kids! The only problem is that it can get a little tough on the purse strings. So with that in mind, we are taking a look at some super fun kids activity venues both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi where you can head on over on weekdays and save yourself some dirhams!
1. Funday Monday at Fun City
Beat the boredom every Monday with Fun City’s Funday Monday offer. Enjoy all video games, kiddie rides, and big rides for just AED 1 per game all day on Mondays.
Just look for all games with the BLUE SWIPERS to enjoy AED 1 per game/ride.
Funday Monday is a available at these Fun City branches: Mercato Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Oasis Mall, Arabian Center, Century Mall, Safeer Mall (Sharjah), Safeer Mall (Ajman).
2. AED 65 for 2hrs Play at Cheeky Monkeys
Your kids can have a blast as they learn through play at this venue dedicated to endless fun. The award-winning soft-play area is home to up to a 5-level play structure with slides, trampolines & climbers, and ball pits for toddlers.
Enjoy bonding with your little ones as you create endless artistic projects in their fully stocked arts and crafts garden, or watch them explore the life-size Monkey Clubhouse, and get pampered at the Kids Salon.
The venue is operating at limited capacity – CALL AHEAD BEFORE BOOKING to confirm availability on your preferred date.
Reopened branches in Al Barsha, Downtown, J3 Mall, The Pointe, JBR, Arabian Ranches and Al Ain. Kids under 2 are currently not allowed entry.
3. Buy 1 Get 1 Entry Ticket at 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 11. Its natural environment encourages free-play with water streams, wooden forts, climbing ropes, trees and many other activities.
Your kiddies can get splashing in the water play features, climb structures and wooden forts, enjoy animal encounters, explore with lots of free play and even get to take home and Arts & Crafts Pack.
One entry ticket gives access to one child and two adults.
This offer is valid on Sundays 10:30am slot and Wednesdays 1pm slot only.
4. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE: 60min or Day Pass at Adventure Zone
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.
This offer is also valid at the branches in The Galleria Mall on Al Wasl and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi.
5. Up To 25% off at BOUNCE
With over 80 wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines, let your little ones loose and watch as they bounce, flip and slam dunk their way through the centre, take part in wall-running or enjoy the warfare of dodgeball. This free-jumping revolution is heaps of fun for the whole family!
You can also get up to 20% off your entry tickets at BOUNCE X and 25% off at BOUNCE Abu Dhabi.
6. Up To 25% Off at Orange Wheels
Calling all parents and tots: Orange Wheels is your one-stop-shop for everything play and edutainment! At Orange Wheels you’ve got your soft-play, role-play, arts and crafts, and even water play; but you’ve also got an organic cafe where moms and dads can grab a bite or cup of coffee while the kiddos play in full-view, and under the watch of qualified caregivers.
Capacity is currently at 50% and you need to book in advance. Each session is 90min and cleaning will take place before the next session
Orange Wheels is also open in Abu Dhabi at their Al Wahda Mall and Al Raha Mall branches.
7. Save On Your Economy Ticket at Kidzania Dubai
This indoor cityscape theme park comes complete with paved streets, buildings – even its own economy – and lets your boys and girls role-play more than 40 different real-world professions and learn in a fun way.
While the kiddies are having their fun, guardians can lounge it out while enjoying free internet access, a TV lounge, and a café with yummy options.
8. AED 100 For 4 at Splash N Party Dubai
Get wet and splash around as you ride the aquatic waterslides and swim in the pools – or even fly down the thrilling zip line. This intimate, gated compound has something for everyone with splash pads for the little ones and a restaurant and juice bar for you.
Book your next visit to Splash N Party with Kidzapp and get access to some great deals:
Every Sunday & Wednesday is LADIES DAY from 3pm to 9pm. Boys 10yrs and below are welcome.
9. Sunday-Tuesday Offer at Fabyland
Spend a fun day of play with your little ones at this vivacious indoor entertainment venue that offers excitement for everyone in your family, both young and old!
Choose from a variety of rides and attractions, like the Family Swing, XD Dark Ride, Bumper Cars and the soft play area. It also includes an interactive climbing wall, an F1 simulator, bumper cars and a trampoline and a foam pit with a soft play area, which includes slides, a ball pool and ball games.
Prices are based on a pay-per-ride basis
Don’t miss their special offer on Sundays through Tuesday where you can enjoy unlimited rides, entry to soft play area and trampoline at only AED 49 per person.
10. Buy 1 Get 1 Game at Xtreme Laser Tag
Take on your friends and family at a game of tag with a high-tech twist! Points are awarded every time you ‘zap’ another player, with points deducted every time you are ‘zapped’. At the end of each game, scores are displayed on a plasma score screen, with each player receiving an individual score card that has a breakdown of the score.
The game is played in a purpose built arena with castle towers, turrets, ramps, mazes, swirling fog and state of the art sound and lighting effects. Each game will last approximately 15-20 minutes which includes a safety briefing and the kit up.
The minimum age to play Xtreme Laser is 6 years (and recommend height of a minimum 100cm)
11. Up To 20% Off at The Green Planet
Take your family to spend the day making new friends in a tropical forest full of exotic flora and fauna. For the curious, adventurous, young, and old, The Green Planet offers a first-hand encounter with some of nature’s wonders.
To make your experience even more special, you can also go behind the scenes or face your biggest fears as you experience a range of close encounters with exotic birds, reptiles, bugs, sloths, or even sugar gliders. You can also go for the Meet & Greet experiences, which allows small groups (of very brave people) the chance to hold and take pictures with The Green Planet’s slithery snakes or scaly lizards.
12. AED 75 For 2 Kids at Kids HQ
This edutainment and activity centre is packed full of fun. Let your little ones blow off some steam exploring the huge three-story soft-play area with slides, ball pit, trampolines and take a spin on the racing track.
Advance booking is required
13. Buy 1 Get 1 Entry at The Selfie Kingdom
Take THE best shots in 15 unique pop-up rooms with the perfect lighting. Bring along your family and spend an hour roaming the Selfie Kingdom and take as many photos as you like in the different and vibrant themed rooms. The great news is that the rooms are continually being updated to make sure they stay fresh and interesting for your return visits.
You are free to take as many photos as you like, and can even hire a professional photographer at an additional cost of AED 750 per hour.
14. Family Saver at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Explore the Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo and bring your family face to face with exciting underwater life, which lets you immerse yourself in the world of sharks, stingrays, and piranha.
15. 49% Off Day Pass at 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.
Enjoy getting soaked under the ‘soaker bucket’ that drops around 3000 litres of water to cool you off on hot summer days. If you’re looking for more thrill, get on the Free Fall slide or jump aboard the circular raft and experience surprising twists and turns before dropping onto the massive manta wing before you splash down in the pool below.
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.
The Day Pass gives you unlimited F&B, a free towel and access to all rides, play areas and the beach.
16. Up To 25% off at Treehouse Kids Amusement Centre
Head over to this indoor play area where your littles can enjoy independent play and take part in a variety of daily fun activities like painting, crafts, sensorial play, messy play, story reading, singing, dancing and much more.
The activities at Treehouse Kids Amusement Centre are designed to promote team building and gives your kiddies the chance to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
The play area is suitable for kids aged 4 months to 8 years.
Kids can play unaccompanied at Treehouse Kids Amusement Centre, however, 1 parent may accompany the child.
17. Adults Go Free at OliOli
This exciting and unusual play space showcases 8 galleries drawing inspiration from children’s museums, science centres and art studios across the world lets you and your children immerse yourselves in a colourful and whimsical environment with stimulating and interactive activities.
OliOli turns 3 this September – and to celebrate and express their gratitude for all the love they have received from families over the years, from now on, 1 adult goes FREE with each child ticket purchased.
Not only that, throughout the month of September, you get a 25% discount on child and toddler tickets booked online.
The venue is temporarily open at reduced capacity – only 90 individuals at a time (adults and children alike).
In Abu Dhabi
18. 20% off at Air Maniax Abu Dhabi
Discover pure adrenaline-fuelled excitement at Air Maniax Abu Dhabi for your tiny little ones all the way up to adults, everyone is sure to have a blast in their interactive zones.
Have a laugh at the inflatables arena, compete against each other in the multi-level warrior assault arena, experience what it’s like to fly as you zip-line, navigate through a maze of lasers, or have oodles of fun in the dedicated toddler area.
The venue currently operates at a reduced capacity.
19. After School Offer at 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.
Until September 30th, you can snap up their After School Offer which gives you entry for just AED 145 on Sun-Wed from 4-8pm.