When travelling we often get hooked on cramping all the touristic sites of the city and we often forget about having a little bit of fun with the family. It’s very important to take a break from sightseeing and explore some entertaining activities with the family. Dubai is known for its diverse range of activities, whether it’s an indoor jungle or winter sports, there’s something here for all family members. Here is a guide to some fun-packed activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Name any indoor activity you would like to explore, and we bet you can find it in Dubai. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a 10-million-liter indoor tank filled with marine life. This fascinating indoor aquarium offers a number of interactive activities such as feeding stingrays and swimming with sharks.
The Green Planet is UAE’s first indoor tropical rainforest, featuring over 3,000 plants and animals. There are a variety of activities your little ones can enjoy such as The Sloth Encounter, The Bat Cave, and The Sugar Glider Encounter. Kids can enjoy interactions with birds, sloths, tree porcupines, and insects. This place is a great way for children to have fun and learn more about the ecosystem.
Skiing in the middle of the desert? Well at the Mall of the Emirates you can discover the first indoor ski park in the Middle East, and get a chance to ski, snowboard and even see some penguins. If you haven’t skied before, the ski school is available to help you learn the basics.
Dubai’s Butterfly Garden is home to more than 18,000 butterflies from around the world. The garden consists of three white domes beautifully decorated with colorful flower displays, which makes it even more pleasant to look at as you stroll the garden.
This huge indoor trampoline playground is a great place for parents to unleash their inner child and join in on the fun with their children. Bounce has over 100 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball court, and basketball hoops that will make for a unique family time out.
VR Park is the newest attraction at The Dubai Mall, and the largest virtual reality theme park in Dubai. You can enjoy thrilling rides like the Burj Drop, where you dive down the world’s tallest building. Your family can also try to survive a zombie apocalypse at The Walking Dead Outbreak VR game. VR park is a great place for all ages, make sure to put it on your list.
Oli Oli is a fun and interactive museum with eight different themed galleries. If you are planning to have a fun day with your children at Oli Oli make sure to visit the Toshi’s Net, a colourful hanging play area, handcrafted by a Japanese artist. Your little ones can also explore other activities such as launching cannonballs in the Water Gallery and working at the Creative Lab.
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