13 Awesome Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

Dubai is considered to be a hotspot honeymoon destination, where newly married couples can enjoy and be pampered to the fullest. However, the city is not just a romantic holiday destination. In fact, it is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. You would easily find a host of incredible things to do in Dubai with kids.

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is the most fascinating attractions that you will find inside the Dubai Mall. Home to the largest suspended aquarium in the world, the water tank has more than 140 species of marine animals. Moreover, there is also an interesting underwater zoo, where you would get to meet otters, catfish, Piranhas, Humboldt penguins, etc.

KidZania Dubai

KidZania Dubai brings together education and enjoyment for the little ones. Located inside the Dubai Mall, KidZania is a miniature city where kids can indulge in interactive games and activities. They can choose amongst 80 jobs, right from being doctors to shopkeepers. What’s more, they also get the chance to make some KidZania money!

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is undoubtedly the ultimate fun experience that you will find in Dubai. Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski park in the world and is located inside The Mall of Emirates. The ski park stretches on a 3000 sq meters area and includes a snow park too. Apart from skiing, you can also enjoy tobogganing, snowboarding, penguin shows and snow events here.

Dubai Ice Rink   

Dubai Ice Rink is another popular attraction of the Dubai Mall. This Olympic-sized ice rink is a favorite amongst both adults and kids. Ice skating coaching programs are also available. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy skating on the ice rink without any experience. Kids would definitely enjoy the disco session and snowfall sessions here.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Your children would simply love the Dubai Dolphinarium, where they would get to meet bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and exotic parrots. The Dolphin and Sea Show is the most popular here, as the audience gets to see dolphins and seals dance, sing, juggle, paint and perform acrobats. The place also has an adventure play zone, where children can climb, bounce, explore, and have lots of fun.

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Dolphin Bay

If you fall in love with the cute dolphins at the dolphinarium, head to the Dolphin Bay to get to know them better. The Dolphin Bay is located inside the premises of Atlantis the Palm, and it gives you the chance to know the dolphins up, close and personal. At the Dolphin Bay, you not only get to see the dolphins and enjoy their antics but also get to swim, dance, hug and have fun with these fuzzy animals.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Spread around an area of 1.5 million square feet, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park. The park is divided into four zones: Marvel Universe, Lost Valley, Cartoon Network and IMG Boulevard. The rides and attractions are based on characters, movies and shows of Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network. The Lost Valley zone has some thrilling rides based on the theme of dinosaurs.

Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark

LEGOs are universally accepted as the best toys for children, and hence there is no doubt that kids would have the time of their lives at Legoland Dubai. This theme park is a part of the larger Dubai Parks & Resorts and has zones, themes and attractions based on LEGOs. Next to Legoland is the Legoland Water Park, which is a LEGO-themed water park. Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are perfect for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years.

Bounce Dubai

Kids are little balls of energy who love to jump around, and Bounce Dubai gives them the chance to do so in a safe environment. An indoor trampoline park, Bounce Dubai is spread around a 500 sq.ft area and has more than 100 interconnected trampolines. Apart from the trampolines, there are trampoline walls and other fun zones where both kids and adults can jump, play volleyball, and indulge in fun and exciting activities.

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Dubai Glow Garden

Rarely would you find a garden that is both beautiful and at the same time educational. Dubai Glow Garden is one of the largest eco-friendly gardens in the world. The exhibits of the garden are not only artistic and beautiful but also eco-friendly, as most of them are made using recyclable items. The Dubai Glow Garden opens only in the winter months and has a unique theme every year. 

Dubai Miracle Garden

You cannot visit Dubai and not visit the largest flower garden in the world, the Dubai Miracle Garden. It is a true miracle as the 50 million flowers that you see here are naturally grown in the desert city. Spread around an area of 72,000 square meters, the Dubai Miracle Garden would surely awe people of all ages. Kids would especially love Disney Avenue, where they would find floral sculptures of their favorite Disney characters.

Laguna Water Park

Dubai is home to some of the best water parks in the world. However, most of them focus more on rides and slides for older kids and adults. If you are looking for a place where kids can enjoy the most, there is nothing better than Laguna Water Park. This is a beachfront water park located in La Mer and is home to numerous slides, an infinity pool, a lazy river, and even a surf park. The flow rider and the splash area are something that kids would love.

Green Planet

Imagine finding a rainforest in the desert city of Dubai! Impossible, isn’t it? But Dubai has made this a reality with the introduction of Green Planet, a vertical bio-dome, where a rainforest has been recreated. Here, you would get to see and study plants and animals in their natural habitat. The Green Planet is a fascinating attraction and is a great place for children to learn about nature and the environment.


Apart from the things mentioned above, visiting Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, touring the Dubai Museum, relaxing at the Jumeirah Beach, etc. are some of the interesting things that you can enjoy with your kids in Dubai.

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11 thoughts on “13 Awesome Things To Do In Dubai With Kids”

  1. I love this list, so many awesome aquatic activities!! And definitely adding that miracle garden to my must-see list.

  2. The aquarium & underwater zoo at the mall is very spectacular, I always visited that mall whenever I traveled to Dubai just to see it. The Glow Garden looks very beautiful, I’d love to see that someday!

  3. I always thought Dubai was for adults, never thought my kids would love it too!
    I love the sound of all of these suggestions, I’ve been to kidzania in London and it’s amazing, so if the Dubai was is as good, my kids will love it.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. I had never considered Dubai as a family travel destination. There are so many things to do, that both my kids and myself would enjoy. I am particualry interested in the eco-friendly aspect of the Dubai Glow Gardens.

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