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Where To Go For Some Outdoor Adventure In The UAE

The glorious weather season has finally begun in the UAE. And we all know too well just how fast this season passes, and with that comes the urge to savour it as much as possible and bask in the great outdoors. So we've rounded up some great spots in the UAE that you and your family can go to for an outdoor adventure. From nature parks to safari and camping experiences, there are plenty of options that will help you make the most of the outdoor season!

Dubai Safari Park

How does an outdoor safari family adventure sound like? Well if it's music to your ears then you can have just that at Dubai Safari Park! 

With over 2,500 animals from all over the world divided into different 'villages' representing different geographical themes, you have the choice to on explore on foot or by park train, depending on your ticket. The park also offers interactive experiences for kids, like the Kids Farm, as well as activities like Giraffe Feeding, Bird Feeding, and Goat Feeding. And that's not all - the park is home to the world's first drive-thru crocodile exhibit, the UAE's only drive-thru hippo and tiger exhibit, and hosts daily shows for entertainment. It's a guaranteed blast for the whole family!

Book through Kidzapp and get up to 10% OFF your Dubai Safari Park tickets and earn Cashback!

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Location:
Ras Al Khor Rd
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry 15:30)
Prices:
Adult 13yrs+ from : AED 47
Child (3-12yrs) from : AED 19

Outdoor Playground at Al Barari

Explore the outdoor playground at Al Barari and have an awesome outdoor adventure with the family!

This fantastic outdoor space is bursting with exciting games and equipment, perfect for keeping your little ones active and happy in the great outdoors. With three water play areas, including a special beach section suitable for even the tiniest tots, there's plenty of splashing fun to be had. And when hunger strikes, you can indulge at the Burger Café, Dairy Shed Ice cream café, or The Mill Café. 

Book with Kidzapp and get 10% OFF Entry Al Barari Playground Tickets as well as 10% OFF F&B!

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Location:
Al Barari
Working Hours:
Tue-Sun 8:00 to 20:00, Mon (LADIES' DAY) 14:00 to 20:00
Prices:
Adult from : AED 40.5
Child 2yrs+ from : AED 40.5
Child under 2yrs : FREE

Aventura - Nature Adventure Park

Go on a super outdoor adventure like no other at Aventura Nature Adventure Park, where you and your little ones can swing through the treetops of the beautiful Ghaf forest as you take on some thrilling challenges. 

Aventura boasts over 80 exciting challenges that you can conquer. You've got thrilling zip-lines spread across 5 levels and a 25-meter Tarzan jump that you and your older kids can enjoy. For the little ones, there's the Discovery Circuit, which is packed with fun and exciting activities for young explorers! 

Book Aventura Nature Adventure Park with Kidzapp to get 10% OFF your tickets! 

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Location:
Mushrif National Park, Mirdif
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 12:00 to 18:00, Fri-Sun 10:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Activities from : AED 85.5

Aqua Parks Leisure

Get splashing and jumping outdoors at Dubai's first fresh water swimming pool waterpark: Aqua Parks Leisure! 

No matter your age, Aqua Parks promises excitement for all, young and old and everything in between. Featuring more than 21 different activities, you'll experience a family adventure like no other, as you take on frog jumps, monkey bars, and so much more! You and your kids are guaranteed to have a blast splashing and laughing for hours.

Book Aqua Parks Leisure Family Pass through Kidzapp and get 20% OFF  as well as Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on weekdays!

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Location:
Kite Beach, Umm Suqqueim 2, Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 08:30 to sunset
Prices:
General Entry from : AED 60

Al Qudra Lake

Go on a desert adventure and enjoy the serenity of nature at the beautiful Al Qudra Lake

Located in the middle of the Saih Al Salam Desert, this man-made lake is the perfect spot for a family picnic. You and your little ones will be able to enjoy the quietness of the desert and take in the beauty of nature as you munch on your yummy treats. The little ones will most definitely love seeing all the ducks and swans of the lake, and it will be an unforgettable outdoor adventure for all!

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Location:
Al Qudra Lake, Saih Al Salam Desert
Working Hours:
Accessible throughout the day
Prices:
Entry : FREE

Emirates Park Zoo

Spend an amazing day outdoors with your family surrounded by wonderful animals at Emirates Park Zoo. 

Emirates Park Zoo houses hippos, flamingos, reptiles, and over 1,400 wild animals and pets. You and your family will be able to interact with the animals and discover all the different species. You can even participate in feeding sessions for giraffes, elephants, goats, monkeys, and hippos. And to enhance your visit even more, be sure to check out the various exciting animals shows and presentations, such as the Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter, and Tropical Birds Show. Your kids will most definitely love this unforgettable zoo experience!

Book Emirates Park Zoo Entry Tickets through Kidzapp to get over 15% OFF!

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Location:
Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun until 21:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 42
Child (3yrs+) : AED 42

Guided Kayaking Tours in the Mangroves

Go on a memorable guided kayak tour inside the Eastern Mangroves of Abu Dhabi. 

You and your family will be able to tour through the stunning mangroves, where you will navigate the intricate channels, encounter fascinating wildlife, and gain a deeper understanding of this unique ecosystem. And worry not, you will be kept perfectly fuelled and hydrated with a refreshing fruit salad and bottled water. For those seeking a more independent experience, kayak rentals are also available for self-guided exploration.

Book with Kidzapp to get 10% OFF your guided kayak tour

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Location:
Eastern Mangroves, Anantara Hotel
Working Hours:
Daily 06:00, 08:00, 09:30, 15:30 & 17:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 151.2
Child : AED 132.3

Bab Al Nojoum - Hudayriyat

Experience an amazing day out in nature with your loved ones and enjoy stunning views and fantastic amenities at Bab Al Nojoum's camp sites.

Located by the beach on Hudayriyat Island, this camp site is the perfect setting for an incredible outdoor daycation. You will have your very own tent for the day, Al Najem Tent, with access to a water-sports center, a kids play area, stretches of beach and even a beach cinema. Your little ones will have a blast with plenty of activities to enjoy, including table tennis, beach volley, tug of war, horseback riding and more. It's a truly an experience you do not want to miss! 

Book with Kidzapp and enjoy up to 15% OFF your day use tent! 

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Location:
Al Hudayriyat Island
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 19:00
Prices:
1 Person 12yrs+ from : AED 141.75
1 Child (5-11yrs) from : AED 78.75
Child under 5yrs : FREE

Suwaidi Pearl Farm

Spend your day outdoors at Suwaidi Pearl Farm, and learn all about the historical and cultural journey of the region's pearling industry. 

Learn about pearl cultivation and its significance to UAE's traditional history with a tour through the mangroves of Rams Bay at Suwaidi Pearl Farm. The tour offers an exclusive opportunity to learn about the evolution of the Arabian Pearl and its legacy as one of the world’s most sought after gems. You and your family will be aboard a traditional Dhow for the 15-minute tour to the Pearl Farm, where you can witness live oyster opening and visit the Pearl Museum to learn about the history of pearl diving. It's a unique and exciting experience filled with beauty and learning! 

Book with Kidzapp to get up to 40% OFF your Pearl Farm Tour. Plus, children get a FREE oyster with their name engraved on it. And with every booking made through Kidzapp, you get 10% OFF Suwaidi Pearl Farm jewelry, which is made from their very own pearls!

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Location:
Rams Bay, Ras Al Khaimah
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 17:00
Prices:
Adult (13yrs+) : AED 157.5
Child (9-12yrs) : AED 105
Child (5-8yrs) : AED 42
Child 4yrs and under : FREE

Umm Al Emarat Park

Spend your day outdoors with a variety of activities and attractions at Umm Al Emarat Park

Take a break and appreciate the outdoors in this park that combines education with fun. Visit the unique Botanic Garden, the Children's Garden with water splash areas, or simply just let your kids play in the open spaces. There's also an Animal Barn where little ones can meet and learn all about the different farm animals. With beautiful views of the park lakes and fountains, Umm Al Emarat Park is the perfect setting for a relaxing yet exciting day out with the family! 

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Location:
Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 8:00 to 00:00 (last entry at 23:00)
Prices:
Per person : AED 10
Child under 3yrs : AED 10
People of Determination : FREE

The Jais Sledder Toboggan Run

If you're looking for a thrilling outdoor adventure, then you must try the Jais Sledder Toboggan Run

Located in Jais Adventure Park in Jebel Jais, the adrenaline-fuelled Jais Sledder toboggan run will let you experience the UAE’s highest peak while enjoying spectacular views of the Hajar mountain range and panoramic scenery of the coastline in Ras Al Khaimah. The low-slung track is 1,840 meters and reaches speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour. Thanks to the individual braking system of the ride, you can enjoy it at your own pace and take in every turn and curve. You can perfectly enjoy the ride with your little one, as the sleds are designed to seat two individuals comfortably with a maximum weight of 150kg. Alternatively, you can choose to have the sled all to yourself! But kindly note that drivers should be at least 138cm tall and 10 years old to drive alone. 

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Location:
Jais Adventure Park, Jebel Jais
Working Hours:
Tue-Thu 11:00 to 17:30, Fri-Sun from 9:00, Mon CLOSED
Prices:
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Al Noor Island

Spend the day outdoors with your family at the beautiful Al Noor Island. 

Escape the noisy city life and take in the beauty of the serene Al Noor Island, which is the perfect spot for an awesome family day out. You will find a range of activities, art and edutainment. There's a Butterfly House, an outdoor children's playground, bespoke art installations, a Literature Pavilion and Al Noor Cafe to keep your fuelled and refreshed. 

Enjoy 5% OFF on Al Noor Island Entry Tickets when booking through Kidzapp! 

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Location:
Al Noor Island
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 23:00, Thu-Fri until 00:00
Prices:
Adult : AED 38
Child : AED 22.8

Sharjah Safari

Go on an exciting safari adventure, at the world's largest safari outside of Africa: Sharjah Safari

Spanning 800 hectares, the safari is home to 120 different species and up to 50,000 animals including birds, reptiles, and mammals such as elephants, giraffes, lions, black and white rhinoceros, crocodiles, bulls, deer, and many other endangered animals. You and your little ones will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities such as shows, exhibits, safari tour, activities and more. It's an incredible outdoor adventure that will create everlasting memories for every single member of your family! 

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Location:
Sharjah Safari, Sharjah
Working Hours:
Daily 8:30 to 18:00
Prices:
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Shees Park

Enjoy the beautiful weather and spend a your day outdoors at Shees Park in Khor Fakkan

Shees Park is surrounded by majestic mountains and offers visitors a unique tourism experience where they can explore and enjoy the stunning mountainous surroundings. The park spans an impressive 11,362 square meters and welcomes guests with a mesmerising 25-meter artificial waterfall that flows into a lake surrounded by stone paths.There's a main viewing platform 30 metres above the park, which offers exceptional views and sights. You will be able to observe the wide variety of local plants, stroll 506 meters of paths lined with palm trees, relax on 32 shaded seats, explore an outdoor theater and barbecue area and most importantly, kiddos can unleash their energy at a play area. So there's so much to do and see at this wonderful outdoor park!

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Location:
Khor Fakkan
Working Hours:
Daily 8:00 to 23:00
Prices:
Entry : FREE