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The midterm break is just around the corner. And what's a better time to explore the myriad of family friendly activities around the UAE? Whether you're looking for unique outdoor adventures, some indoor creativity time, or even a hearty laugh at the theatre, we've rounded up the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Midterm Break.
Look at this time of the year to bond with that gorgeous family of yours with fun things to do both indoors and outdoors.
Experience the unique Expo 2020 with your kiddos and enjoy a truly memorable Expo experience for you and the whole family. Choose between hundreds of special activities and experiences that will leave an extraordinary mark on your lives. Whether it’s singing along with the Expo 2020 Dubai mascots, experiencing interactive shows or unique performances, there are lots of kid-friendly entertainment on offer.
You can find tons of family-friendly entertainment such as the Mascot Welcome, the Roving Entertainment dazzling array of acts, the Daily Entertainment including over 60 family-friendly shows, the Theme Weeks Addressing Global Challenges, the Innovation and Technology focus that will unleash your kiddo's inner techie, and the Education Programmes connecting students and teachers throughout the UAE for a once-in-a-lifetime learning and cultural experience.
Furthermore, since the Expo is for all ages, a range of services are provided to make your visit as smooth and memorable as possible, including Special Rates for Children, Parks, Playgrounds and Family Areas, Kid-friendly Activities, Children’s Menus and Family-friendly Dining Options, Stroller Rentals, Expo People Mover service, Golf Buggies, First Aid, Family Toilets, Breastfeeding Rooms and Changing Facilities and a Meeting Point for Lost Children.
Experience an interactive experience like no other, giving you and your family a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities, experience a taste of fame and take photographs with 60 global stars, including 16 brand new figures from the Middle East.
Whether you are fans of sport, movies, music, history or politics, this family-friendly attraction will offer something for both big and small, not to mention the ultimate selfie opportunity. Some of the iconic figures you can expect to see at the wax museum are the Queen of England, Justin Bieber, Shah Rukh Khan, Nancy Ajram and even Dubai's own Kris Fade!
Have a spectacular family day out at the world’s largest ferris wheel -- Ain Dubai! Picture yourself with never-seen-before instagrammable 360-degree views of Dubai as you climb steadily through the sky on the world's tallest observation wheel. Create magical memories of one of the world’s most iconic cities and all its incredible landmarks. Watch the glittering city come to life at night or bathe in an Arabian sunset from 250m high.
OliOli®️ is turning FOUR and they've got the perfect gift for you and your kiddos! Celebrate their birthday with OliOli® Grand Prix - the only maker racer event of its kind in the region!
Kids will discover a three-week festival of making, unmaking and remaking cars – encouraging design thinking, hands-on learning, family bonding, STEAM, and interactive pedagogy, with great prizes for participants and winners.
Designed for kids 5 years and older, children will build, test, fail, learn, and rebuild the most innovative and creative designs to tackle the different tracks!
Book with Kidzapp and get FREE Access to Grand Prix with your General Admission Ticket or discounted Three-Visit Pass!
Get your dose of October fun over at Swissôtel Al Ghurair where Kidzapp has an EXCLUSIVE offer for your family staycation.
Spend an awesome staycation in a luxurious room of choice, including breakfast, Laguna Waterpark or Green Planet access and lots of perks at a very special price. Their recently launched 'Kids Concept' makes this the perfect getaway for you and your little ones. Book your family staycation and get a special offer on Family Room + Breakfast + Waterpark or Green Planet Access!
Spend your weekend at the awesome Ripe Market taking place at Academy Park. The Park's lush green palms will be transformed into a beautiful market. The much-loved outdoor market will be filled with merchants and makers, foodies, activities, and many more!
Ripe Market brings you so many fun activities this season including the Local Farmer's Market, the Mini Animal Kingdom which hosts locally rescued animals, and lots of arts and crafts for the kiddos: painting, slime-making, face painting, sand art and more.
They are also bringing the Riding School by Emirates Equestrian Centre and Dubai Police events such as Pony Rides, Marching Band, Supercar Show, Community Talks, Mascot Mansour and more. You can also find the Sports Academy with Just Play: football, paddle tennis, and basketball, as well as free Fitness Classes.
At the heart of the Children's Museum at Louvre Abu Dhabi is the spirit of learning. Spread across two floors, this specially designed hub hosts a family focused exhibition with interactive workshops in Arabic and English. The aim is to inspire young minds by teaching children about artistic techniques and ideas.
Bring the family for a fun art-filled day at the Children’s Museum’s new exhibition: Emotion! The new art adventure.
Join Alice for a fantastical tale of riddles and rhymes, and follow her and the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole on stage at Theatre by Erth. This West End cast will bring our beloved Children’s tale to life and turn the Theatre by Erth stage into a Wonderland.
Spend a beautiful evening on the stunning grounds of Umm Al Emarat Park, watching all your favourite family movies such as Moana, The Croods 2, Frozen 2, The Incredibles, Big Hero 6, Harry Potter and more.
If you're up for some extra fun, this season, Park Rangers will be available to help your children create masterpieces at dedicated Origami Stations. Your kids can even pop by the Water Splash Area or hop aboard the family-friendly train at the promenade. If you've got some animal lovers amongst you, head down to the park's Animal Barn to visit and feed an animal friend or two. There are even camel and pony rides for your little ones.
As a city shaped by its seafaring heritage, Abu Dhabi can only truly be experienced by the water. The Yellow Boats' unique sightseeing tours will take you on a journey through time as you experience the contemporary architecture of Emirates Palace, Yas Island, Maya Island, and the Corniche, juxtaposed with the tradition of Fisherman’s Village and Jazeerat Al Sammiliyah forts.
Book with Kidzapp and get up to AED 358 cashback.
The Yellow Boats tours are also available in Dubai and are guaranteed to leave you in awe of Dubai’s enchanting islands, amazing architecture and beaches.
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