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A fun filled summer in Dubai

by Dan Murad

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 in halls 3-8 in the Dubai World Trade Centre, Modesh World is the perfect place for immersive family entertainment.

The Iconic Wild Wadi Waterpark™
Aquatic lovers, entertainment explorers, and water babies (big and small), get ready to dive in at Dubai’s original family-friendly waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark. Back in action with new packages, new dining and food options, and the return of everyone’s favourite rides and attractions set against an iconic backdrop, Wild Wadi Waterpark is conveniently located between Souk Madinat Jumeirah and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

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.

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!

Summer Camp at Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection
From yoga to swimming lessons, art and craft to team building activities, the Junior Jungle Kids Club promises an enriching and memorable summer journey for children. The resort’s expert instructors and facilitators will ensure that every child receives personalised attention and guidance throughout their camp experience. Furthermore, a delectable range of meals will be provided to keep young campers energized and satisfied.

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 programme 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.

Exciting Indoor Adventures at Inflight Dubai and Deep Dive Dubai
Looking for a way to escape the heat this summer? Inflight Dubai and Deep Dive Dubai, two unforgettable indoor adventure destinations, promise residents and visitors to the UAE a truly extraordinary experience in a temperature-controlled environment. Inflight Dubai is an exhilarating experience that simulates the feeling of freefall in a controlled indoor environment, while experienced divers and intrepid beginners alike can explore an underwater wonderland at Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool. Two adults who book an experience at Deep Dive Dubai can bring two kids for a snorkelling experience for free!
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Camp in the Rainforest at Green Planet Dubai
Experience the thrill of camping in a rainforest without leaving Dubai at The Green Planet. Until 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.

The Middle East’s First Nature Trail-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.

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 mesmerising 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.