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A fun filled summer in Dubai

by Belinda Breeze

Dubai is known for its great shopping, bottomless brunches and sunny beaches, but there’s a whole world of adventure and exploration for kids to dive into, too! With its plethora of family-friendly attractions, Dubai offers a wealth of activities to keep kids entertained and enthralled throughout the summer season. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, here are our top ten things to do with kids in Dubai this summer.

Modesh World

Dubai comes alive with summer fun at Modesh World. This indoor ‘edutainment’ destination offers a range of themed games, learning zones, and exciting activities for children of all ages. Taking place from June 26 to August 27 at halls 3-8 in the Dubai World Trade Centre, Modesh World is the perfect place for immersive family entertainment.

Explore a land before at OliOli

Unleash your inner explorer in a land from a million years ago and discover dinos like never before. Kids will go on an exciting expedition as they discover the history of dinosaurs, create and take home their own unique fossils and even dig up dinosaur bones Uncover interactive dino activities all across the museum, from flying dinos in Air Gallery to speedy dino drivers in Cars and Ramps, the dinos are everywhere.

Dubai Festival Mall

Experience Dubai Summer Surprises at Dubai Festival City Mall. This iconic destination offers the best in shopping, entertainment, and dining, all in one stunning location. Make the most of your summer days with a visit to this vibrant mall.

Kids Go Free Offers

Look out for “kids go free” offers at Dubai’s top attractions. From Dubai Parks and Resorts to the mesmerizing Burj Khalifa’s At The Top experience, the thrilling Sky Views Observatory, and the renowned Madame Tussauds waxwork museum, children can enjoy free entry when accompanied by paying adults. Additionally, many hotels, including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis, The Palm, Legoland Hotel, and JA Hatta Fort, offer fantastic “kids go free” deals, allowing children to stay and dine for free.

Learn to ski or just enjoy the snow

Ski Dubai offers fantastic opportunities this summer, including five-day training camps for young skiers and snowboarders, as well as a fun-filled Summer Camp program until the end of August. Kids aged 3-6 can participate in skiing camps, while those aged 7-13 can join the snowboarding camps. Each camp offers daily sessions with Ski Dubai’s top instructors for five consecutive days. The Summer Camp guarantees an enjoyable and cool experience, featuring snow park rides, snowman building, treasure hunts, magic shows, and even encounters with Ski Dubai’s adorable penguins.

The Middle East’s first nature inspired adventure park

Something incredible is crawling its way to The Green Planet! Dubai’s only indoor tropical rainforest – home to over 3,000 plants and animals across four levels – is now home to the Middle East’s first outdoor nature trail-inspired play park for families. An outdoor extension to The Green Planet, it features a tree house exploration trail, encounters with giant bugs, a botanical garden with nine exciting flora zones, a kids’ play area, and new dining experiences that will celebrate the flavours of nature.

Camp in the Rainforest at Green Planet Dubai

Experience the thrill of camping in a rainforest without leaving Dubai at The Green Planet. From 2 June to 29 September, this indoor rainforest offers overnight stays on Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy a forest feast, games, documentaries, and nocturnal animal tours before settling into comfortable tents for the night. Wake up to breakfast, interactive animal feeding sessions, and a behind-the-scenes tour of The Green Planet.

Cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark

When the summer heat becomes too intense, head over to Wild Wadi Waterpark, an ultimate oasis of aquatic fun. With adrenaline-pumping rides, lazy rivers, wave pools, and dedicated areas for younger children, this waterpark guarantees a day filled with laughter and water-soaked excitement.

Visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dive into the wonders of the ocean by taking your kids to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located within the Dubai Mall. Walk through the mesmerizing underwater tunnel and witness an array of marine creatures up close. Don’t miss the chance to participate in interactive experiences like cage snorkelling or diving with sharks.