Dubai is a beautiful city. The Architecture, infrastructure and general modernism of things are worth breathing in. It’s also a city of lights, night life, and adventure. Does that mean you shouldn’t plan a trip to Dubai with kids? No! You should. Here I talk about all you can do in Dubai that’s kid-friendly and super duper fun.
Before I start listing down places, here are some
Mom Tips for Visiting Dubai with Kids
- Most of these entertainments have a heavy ticket. To make it more economical, there is an Entertainer App available for Dubai, it’s for 500 AED but has a one on one deal for almost everything including eateries.
- Make a metro card for everyone above 5 years, it works for metros, buses, general parks, Abra rides, parking etc.
- Check the weather before planning a trip, try visiting between Oct-March.
Things to do in Dubai with Kids
An artificial ice park that’s one of its kids.
Location: Mall if the Emirates
Tickets: AED 275 +
Travel Mode: Dubai Metro to MOE station.
Time: 2-3 hours
One of the best zoos UAE has to offer, it has a large variety of species kept in their natural habitat.
Location: Al Ain
Tickets: AED 35
Travel Mode: Taxi/Uber
Time 3-4 hours
Dubai Aquarium is a great underwater experience with different kind of fish and sea animals. It also features a small zoo, with panda, penguins and many other animals.
Location: Dubai Mall
Tickets: AED 75 +
Travel Mode: Metro to Dubai Mall /Burj Khalifa Station
Time : 2 hours
Burj Khalifa and the Dancing Fountain
This can only be seen after 6 pm every half an hour until 11 pm. A beautiful dancing water fountain show with music. Along with it the Burj Khalifa also lights up and it is worth the watch. It’s also quite a happening place with the crowd always collected waiting for the fountains to start.
Location: Dubai Mall
Travel Mode: Metro to Dubai Mall/ Burj Khalifa
Time: 30 mins
Dubai beaches are very beautiful and The beach is full of fun activities along the shore like play area and jumping castles and fully equipped with washroom and shower areas. There are many eateries along the shore and it’s a complete experience for the whole family. Sunsets at The beach are the best.
Travel Mode: Metro to Marina station and then a tram from there.
Time: 5-6 hours
Located in Abu Dhabi, Louvre is a must go place. Beautiful architecture and great artifacts. It’s not exactly a children’s museum but it’s very children friendly. On the basement level, there are workshops and exhibits for children as well.
Ticket: 60 AED
Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Travel Mode: Taxi/ Uber
Time 6-8 hours
LEGO land is one of three parks at Dubai Parks and Resort and is a great theme park for children. The rides are kid safe and the whole park is made keeping a child in mind.
Ticket: AED 180+
Location: Dubai Parks and Resorts
Travel Mode: taxi after Ibne Butata station from Metro.
Time 4-6 hour
Other than this you can check out the Global Village, Abra Rides, Hop on Hop off buses, Dubai Canal, City Walk, Dubai Festival City Mall, Kidzania, The little explorers among many other things. Enjoy your stay!
This comprehensive guide for visiting Dubai with kids is prepared by one of our fellow mommy bloggers Zahra Taha Ali who resides in Dubai.
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