10 Fun Kids Activities in Dubai

by Pranitaa P. Pranitaa

All parents know how difficult it can be to keep kids from getting bored. Most of us are looking out for interesting activities and places that would engage the kids both physically and mentally. Dubai is a city that is aware of this and offers an array of kids' activities. Whether you are a local, resident or a tourist in Dubai, you can try these activities to keep your children entertained. While there are plenty of activities dedicated to kids in this Emirate, we bring to you the top 10 kids activities in Dubai that your children would definitely enjoy.

Adventure Rides - Motiongate Dubai

A part of the larger Dubai Parks & Resorts, Motiongate Dubai is a Hollywood-based theme park. The park is divided into five zones: Studio Central, DreamWorks, Columbia Pictures, The Smurfs' Village and Lionsgate. The rides and attractions here are based on movies like Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, The Smurfs, The Hunger Games, etc. Some of the most popular attractions here that kids would love include Hotel Transylvania, Flint's Imagination Lab, Smurfberry Factory, Smurfs Studio Tours, Smurfd Village Playhouse, Melman-Go-Round, Camp Viking, etc. Adults and older kids would enjoy rides like the Swinging Viking, Zombieland Blast-off, high speed chase, etc.

Role-Play - KidZania Dubai

If you want your kids to learn while having fun, there is no better place than KidZania for the same. KidZania Dubai is situated inside Dubai Mall and has an interesting concept. Inside the theme park is a mini city complete with offices, hospitals, shops, fire station, restaurants, petrol pumps, etc. Kids get the chance to act as a professional and learn the ropes of the job. They can be doctors, nurses, fire fighters, shopkeepers, etc. Apart from receiving work experience, kids can also earn KidZania money here. One of the popular attractions here is the KidZania Space Centre, where children can learn about space and astronauts through interactive exhibits.

Ice Skating - Dubai Ice Rink

Ice skating would be the last thing on your mind while holidaying in the desert land of Dubai. However, this is a reality! The Dubai Mall is home to one of the largest indoor ice skating rink in the world. The Olympic-size Dubai Ice Rink is a favourite amongst both locals and tourists, as it gives everyone the chance to indulge in ice skating. While experts can show off their ice skating skills to the spectators, there are special training sessions for beginners as well. The best thing is that even kids can try ice skating here with the help of special skating accessories. For some extra fun, visit the ice rink during weekends, when you would get to enjoy disco sessions and snowfall on the ice rink.

Jumping and Bouncing - Bounce Dubai

Kids are balls of energy, and if you are on a lookout for ways to exhaust their never-ending energies, Bounce Dubai is the place to go. An indoor trampoline park, Bounce Dubai has more than 100 interconnected trampolines. Mini Bounce is the area dedicated to kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years, where they can jump around freely. Older kids would have a time of their lives while playing dodge ball on the trampoline, ziplining, climbing on a bouldering wall and completing an X-Park Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Bounce Dubai gives kids the chance to be adventurous in a safe environment.

Fun at the Desert - Desert Safari

Fun for kids need not be only inside air-conditioned zones or state-of-the-theme parks. On the other hand, the desert safari lets your kids indulge in some real-life dare devilry. While kids above the age of 5 can enjoy dune bashing, all kids can try out camel riding at the desert. Older kids can also indulge in sandboarding and quad biking with some help from the adults. Kids would also enjoy other desert safari activities like Tanoura dance performance, belly dancing and falcon show. To make it more interesting for your kids, you can also go for the overnight desert safari, where they would get to experience camping in the desert.

Thrill Rides and Attractions - IMG Worlds of Adventure

When it comes to fun, there cannot be anything better than the IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park in the world. Spread around an area that is equivalent to 28 football fields, IMG Worlds of Adventure is filled with state-of-the-art rides and attractions based on the shows, movies and characters of Marvel and Cartoon Network. There is also the Lost Valley, which is a dinosaur land with thrilling rides like the Velociraptor, Forbidden Territory, Dino Carousel, Predator, etc. IMG Worlds of Adventure also has an IMG Boulevard, where you would find several dining and shopping options. The Haunted Hotel is also a star attraction here.

Skiing - Ski Dubai

While people visit Dubai for the desert, the city also offers you the chance to ski in ice-capped mountains at Ski Dubai. Ski Dubai is the world's largest indoor ski resort, complete with a snow park. The place has an 85-meter high indoor mountain with 5 levels of difficulty and steepness. There is also a 400 meter long run, which is the first indoor black diamond run in the world. Ski Dubai offers all facilities and amenities for skiing and snowboarding for both beginners and experts. Moreover, the snow park is perfect for indulging in icy body slide, tobogganing runs, etc. Your kids would also love to meet the in-house penguins. There is also a cafe here where you can indulge in a cup of delicious hot chocolate.

Play with the Dolphins - Dolphin Bay

This is one of the unique kids' activities in Dubai. Located at Atlantis, the Palm, Dolphin Bay offers dolphin encounters, where guests get the chance to meet and interact with the in-house dolphins. Whatever might be the age of your kids, they would definitely have an amazing time playing and swimming with the animals. Moreover, they would also get to know more about these fuzzy animals and their importance in nature. These mammals are gentle and warm, making the encounter a memorable one.

Lego Fun - Legoland Dubai

Kids all over the world are familiar with LEGOs and Legoland Dubai is a Lego-based theme park. It is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is perfect for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The park has six zones and more than 40 rides, shows and attractions. The zones of this theme park are Factory, LEGO City, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure and Miniland. Some of the rides and attractions here include Wave Racers, the Dragon, Submarine Adventure, Rescue Academy, Pharaoh's Revenge, Lost Kingdom Adventure, etc. Legoland Dubai gives kids the opportunity to use their imagination to build and create while having fun. You can also visit the Legoland Water Park nearby.

Splash in the Water - Laguna Water Park

There is no dearth of water parks in Dubai, but if you are looking for a place where there is something for the entire family, the Laguna Water Park is the one for you. The park is divided into four zones: Relax, Splash, Surf and Slide. The little ones would have an amazing time at the Splash Zone, where there is an Aqua Play and Splash Slide. On the other hand, adults and older kids would enjoy the Slide Zone, where there are some thrilling slides like Free Fall, Mad Racer, The Loop, Manta and Constrictor. There is also the WaveOz 180, which perfect for lovers of surfing. Apart from all this, there is the Relax Zone, which includes the cabanas, the infinity pool and the lazy river, where the entire family can rest and relax.


Dubai has an infinite amount of activities that kids would enjoy. However, these activities are not just for kids. In fact, every member of the family can forget their ages and have a gala time while indulging in these kids activities in Dubai.  

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