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UAE National Day 2023 Long Weekend: Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy

November 20, 2023 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Next week, the celebrations for UAE National Day are kicking off, and there's lots going on around the UAE to spend the days with your family and friends. So read on as we have rounded up exciting things to do from festivals to karting, and even theme park fun - a thrilling family adventure awaits you and the kiddos!

Global Village

Enjoy the weekend and go on a day trip around the world, without ever leaving Dubai, at the infamous Global Village. 

There's so much to see and do at Global Village, from rides and games to live entertainment. Don't miss the chance to ride the amazing 58m high 'Wheel of the World' Ferris wheel and try delicious food from the multicultural floating market. And be sure to stick around for the weekly fireworks and circus acts - it's a party the whole family will love!

Book your Global Village tickets easily on Kidzapp and get 10% OFF the Gate Price while also earning Cashback

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Location:
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Oct 18 - Apr 28, Sun-Wed 16:00 to 00:00, Thu-Sat until 01:00
Prices:
Adult from : AED 22.5
Child 3-12yrs from : AED 22.5
Child under 3yrs : FREE
Senior above 65yrs : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE

UAE Union Day Celebrations at LEGOLAND® Dubai

Celebrate the UAE National Day in the best way ever, with exciting family events and incredible activities at LEGOLAND Dubai's UAE 52nd Union Day Celebrations. 

The celebrations will take place from November 24 till Dec 3rd. Expect to find some awesome activities like the Sustainability Build, which is in celebration of the Year of Sustainability, where the kids can help build sustainable landscapes using LEGO bricks. Be sure to join the UAE-themed festivities on Factory Street and enjoy the Character Parades, meet your favorite LEGOLAND characters, and take a memorable photo next to the iconic UAE Salute LEGO® Model, which is back at the Park for the occassion. You'll also get the chance to try delicious UAE bites available throughout the Park. And don't forget to get an exclusive 52nd UAE Union Day souvenir LEGO brick when you leave the Park!

Purchase your LEGOLAND tickets from Kidzapp to earn up to AED 45 Cashback! 

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Location:
Dubai Parks & Resorts, Jebel Ali
Working Hours:
Nov 24-Dec 3, Daily 10:00 to 19:00
Prices:
Person 3yrs+ from : AED 295
Child under 3yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Expo City Dubai

Spend your weekend rediscovering the Dubai Expo 2020 site, which has now been reopened as a family-friendly city of the future. 

You and the kids will be able to relive 80% of the exhibition's original infrastructure, like the Al Wasl Plaza and the incredible water feature. And just as the original, Expo City will be enjoyable for all, young and old, big and small! You will find entertainment venues, a museum, shopping and leisure facilities, sports facilities and a booming dining scene! So it's definitely worth a visit the coming weekend. 

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Location:
Jebel Al
Working Hours:
Pavilions 10:00 to 18:00, City Accessible 24/7
Prices:
Expo City Entry : FREE
Attraction Pass from : AED 30

BOUNCE

Spend your weekend with the family unleashing the work week's stress and built-up energy at BOUNCE!

This awesome trampoline park has over 80 interconnected trampolines that you and the family can bounce, flip, and slam dunk on. You can even have a go at wall-running and dodgeball. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family! 

Book Bounce Dubai Tickets with Kidzapp and enjoy over 15% OFF Entry Tickets. Offers are also available at Bounce Abu Dhabi and Bounce Sharjah

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Location:
BOUNCE, Al Quoz
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 to 21:00, Sat 10:00 to 21:00, Sun 10:00 to 20:00
Prices:
2 Hour Pass - Over 110cm : AED 135
1 Hour Pass - Over 110cm : AED 75
All Day Pass : AED 180
Multi-Visit Pass : AED 650
1-Hour Pass - Junior Jumpers : AED 65
2-Hour Pass - Junior Jumpers : AED 125

Sheikh Zayed Festival

Spend your weekend taking in the amazing UAE culture and traditions at the annual Sheikh Zayed Festival

You will find endless daily activities and events that you and your little ones will love. Of course, there will be National Day celebrations, a Union Parade, Emirates fountain & laser show, roaming parades, a weekly fireworks display and more! There will also be plenty of attractions to try, like a fun fair city, a children's city, haunted mansion, go karting and more. It's really an event you do not want to miss! 

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Location:
Al Wathba
Working Hours:
Nov 17 - Mar 9, Daily 16:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Tickets : To be confirmed

Dubai Miracle Garden

Spend your weekend amongst flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden. 

Wander through the breathtaking floral displays and intricate designs at this stunning garden, which boasts an incredible collection of 70 different flower types and about 100 million blooming flowers! Don't miss the chance to marvel at the Airbus 380 structure, which has earned as spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's largest floral arrangement

Book Dubai Miracle Garden with Kidzapp to save on your General Admission and earn Cashback

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Location:
Dubai Miracle Garden, Barsha South
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00 to 21:00, Sat-Sun until 23:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 90
Child 3-12yrs : AED 80
Child under 3yrs : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE
Adult Carer of POD : AED 47.5

Karting at YAS KARTZONE

Satisfy your need for speed with an exciting karting adventure at YAS KARTZONE at Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi.

Experience the excitement as you and your kids race around the 800-meter track, reaching speeds of up to 60km/hr. Your progress will be monitored, and you'll receive print-outs with graphs and stats to enhance your karting abilities for your next thrilling experience. Keep in mind that this activity is suitable for everyone, so beginners are more than welcome. So get ready to shine and put your skills to the test with an exhilarating family drive around the track!

Book your YAS KARTZONE tickets easily on Kidzapp and earn Cashback! 

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Location:
Yas Marina Circuit, West Gate 20, Kartzone
Working Hours:
Daily from 10:00
Prices:
Person 13yrs+ : AED 120
Child 8-12yrs : AED 80
Child 5-7yrs : AED 55

Splash N Party Dubai

Spend your weekend getting wet and splashing around at Splash N Party.

This intimate aqua park will have the kids sliding down aquatic waterslides, swimming in the pools and even flying down a thrilling zip line! The splash pads will keep the little ones entertained all day, and the restaurant and juice bar will keep mama and pappa perfectly fuelled and refreshed! 

Book Splash N Party Dubai with Kidzapp and get awesome discounts on day passes at Splash N Party! 

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Location:
Al Safa 2, Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun until 21:00
Prices:
Child (1-15yrs) from : AED 50
Adult from : AED 40
Child 0-11 months : FREE
Person of Determination : FREE

Mother of the Nation (MOTN) Festival 2023

Spend a fantastic, fun-filled family weekend at the region's ultimate entertainment festival: Mother of the Nation (MOTN)

The festival is back for its seventh and biggest edition yet with all-new locations: Al Dhafra, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Corniche. It promises thrilling festivities and major family fun with lots of live entertainment, music and art installations and lots of memorable moments throughout the three locations. The festival will kick-off at Al Dhafra, from November 22-26, after which it will move on to Al Ain from November 29 to December 3. Finally, it will carry on in Abu Dhabi Corniche for 24 days from December 8-31. Besides all the great activities, entertainment and awesome food, we bet your kids will lose it over the Monster inflatable,  which is basically the world's largest inflatable obstacle course, with 300 metres of bouncy fun and 42 insane obstacles! And the best part, it will be present at each location - so do not miss out on it! 

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Location:
Throughout UAE
Working Hours:
Nov 22-Dec 31 (various locations, check description for details)
Prices:
Tickets : View Website

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Fill your weekend with thrilling fun and excitement at IMG Worlds of Adventure. 

With six awesome zones to explore, you and your family will have a blast on over 20 thrilling rollercoasters and attractions at Dubai's largest indoor theme park. Whether you're a fan of Marvel superheroes, love dinosaurs, or just want to have some fun with arcade games, there's something there for everyone. And let's not forget about the little ones - they'll have a blast at Cartoon Network and the new IMG Kids Zone. So be sure to not miss out on all this fun!

Secure your IMG Worlds tickets on Kidzapp to save on your General Admission! 

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Location:
E311, Shk Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 12:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 23:00
Prices:
General Admission from : AED 345

The Ripe Market at Police Academy Park

Head to The Ripe Market and spend your time outdoors on lush green grounds surrounded by lots of fun activities for the whole family. 

Every Saturday and Sunday, you can shop, enjoy delicious food, and explore all the amazing things this market has to offer like workshops, live music, free yoga classes, horse riding and much more. Plus, there's an all-new Adventure Zone - a super exciting addition with thrilling activities like ziplining, skateboarding, and a climbing net crochet playground. So don't miss out on this exceptional market experience! 

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Location:
Dubai Police Academy, Al Sufouh 3
Working Hours:
From Oct 14, Sat 9:00 to 21:00, Sun until 19:00
Prices:
Entry : AED 5
Kids under 12yrs : FREE

Warner Bros World

Head to Warner Bros World and enjoy this indoor theme park filled with thrilling fun for the whole family

You will find six amazing immersive zones that are perfect for all ages. The little ones, up to 6 years old, will have a blast at Cartoon Junction, with its mix of rides and soft-play areas for when the kids need a break or just want to play. Put on your 3D glasses and get ready to dive into the interactive video game, Ani-Mayhem, with your 4-15 year olds. And don't forget to check out the flagship ride, Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries, for an exciting, spine-tingling experience. If you're looking for bigger thrills, head to Dynamite Gulch and Bedrock for some major roller coasters and lots of other awesome attractions. You'll also find plenty of food options throughout the park, and your little ones will love getting hugs from the roaming Looney-Tunes characters. So, do you need more convincing? We think not! 

Book your Warner Bros World tickets easily on Kidzapp and earn up to AED 40 Cashback! 

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Location:
West Yas, Yas Island
Working Hours:
Timings vary - click VISIT WEBSITE for current schedule
Prices:
Adult : AED 345
Child (4-10yrs) : AED 265
Child 3yrs and below : FREE

Sharjah Fort

Celebrate the UAE National Day at the historic Sharjah Fort.

Sharjah Fort is a symbol of the lasting legacy and cultural heritage of the Emirati community. Built in 1823, this epic landmark is celebrating its 200th anniversary with a range of exciting events. During the UAE National Day celebrations, the fort will come to life with special tours and events, offering the community a chance to explore its vibrant heritage and the stories held within the fort's walls. Keep in mind that on December 1 & 2, entry to Sharjah Fort will be free. You and your family can enjoy a variety of cultural and entertainment programs that will provide you with a deeper understanding of Sharjah's modern history, the ruling family, and the fort’s rich history and restoration. Don't miss the chance visit the Al Hisn Museum with your family, which is located within the fort, where you can explore a vast collection of photographs and archaeological artifacts, while also learning all about the weapons of the Sheikhs and their guards and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the ruling family.

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Location:
Sharjah Fort
Working Hours:
Dec 1-2, Fri 16:00 to 20:00, Sat from 8:00
Prices:
Entry : FREE

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Dive into the wonders of the sea at the National Aquarium.

You and your family can interact with over 46,000 animals from all corners of the planet. You'll be able to stroll through the biggest tunnel in the Middle East, where you'll be surrounded by divers and 22,000 animals. So you and your little ones will embark on an amazing journey through the Arabian Gulf and beyond, while also gaining knowledge about the ocean and how to preserve our precious natural resources. It's an underwater adventure like no other - a day that will leave the whole family amazed!

Be sure to purchase your The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets through Kidzapp, where you score some awesome combo deals and earn Cashback! 

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Location:
Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Prices:
Adult (16yrs+) from : AED 110
Child (3-15yrs) from : AED 110
Child below 3yrs : FREE

At The Top Burj Khalifa

Zoom up to the 124th and 125th floors and soak in the incredible bird's-eye views of Dubai from the top of the one and only Burj Khalifa. 

The exhilaration of the world's fastest double deck elevators, zipping along at 10m/s, combined with the awe-inspiring vistas of Dubai's skyline, will undoubtedly captivate you and your family. This thrilling journey is complemented by a fascinating multimedia presentation about Dubai's history and its crowning jewel, the Burj. Try to time your visit just right and be there at sunset, so you and your family can witness the vibrant orange skies and witness what feels like an oil painting masterpiece coming to life!  

Book your At The Top Burj Khalifa tickets on Kidzapp and save up to 10% and earn Cashback! 

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Location:
Burj Khalifa
Working Hours:
Daily 09:00 to 00:00
Prices:
Adult : from AED 159
Child 4-12yrs from : AED 124

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