Exciting Attractions for Kids in Dubai

Exciting Attractions for Kids in Dubai

Entertaining the kids on holiday is a hard feat, especially if you are visiting a place that is too grown up for the little ones. Travellers looking to visit Dubai for their yearly vacation, however, will not have to worry about that, as the city is home to a number of fun and exciting attractions specifically for the smaller members of the family.  So don’t discount Dubai as the perfect family-orientated holiday destination!

If you’re interested in visiting the UAE this year with your family, here are some ideas of where you can take your kids in Dubai:

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Opening later this year – in October – Dubai Parks and Resorts is an amazing resort that includes five different theme parks – motiongate™ DUBAI, Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® DUBAI, LEGOLAND® WATER PARK, and RIVERLAND™ DUBAI. Each of these has a number of attractions, shows and thrill rides that are suitable for the whole family.

motiongate™ DUBAI is a theme park which is home to an array of rides based on a number of popular movies (including The Hunger Games, Shrek, and The Smurfs).

Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI includes five different zones that offer different environments inspired by Bollywood blockbusters,

Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® DUBAI and LEGOLAND® WATER PARK are based around everything LEGO® and offer the perfect theme park in Dubai environment for families with kids aged between 2 and 12.

Finally, RIVERLAND™ DUBAI provides visitors with a place they can enjoy good food and theatres in four different eras from our past.

Ski Dubai

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Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski centre. Suitable for newbies and pros, children and adults, this amazing ski centre offers a safe setting where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities. Try skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, tube slides, slopes and jumps, or simply playing in the snow together.

There are five exhilarating fun runs for skiers and snowboarders, as well as a chairlift that will take visitors to the top with ease. Kids can have their first skiing lesson at the centre’s ski school by a qualified instructor, or they can visit the resident King Penguins and colony of Gentoo.

Once the fun is over, families can head to one of the centre’s themed restaurants – Avalanche Café and St Moritz Café – where they can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a snack to fill their bellies.

Once the fun is over, families can head to one of the centre’s themed restaurants – Avalanche Café and St Moritz Café – where they can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a snack to fill their bellies.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo can be found at The Dubai Mall, and is a place that has everything to keep the entire family entertained and happy during their visit. It’s not just about shopping!

The 10-million litre tank is the largest suspended aquarium in the world and houses thousands of animals. There are 140 different species, 300 sharks and rays, as well as the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world.

There are a number of watery experiences including an underwater zoo, presentations and a chance for the kids to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the Dubai Aquarium. At the Underwater Zoo they can watch a shark feeding, ride on the aquarium’s glass-bottom boat, meet an Aquarist, and so much more – this is a day out the kids will never forget.

Make some amazing memories during your visit to Dubai, visit one or all of the above-mentioned attractions the whole family can enjoy!

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Jenny Kellett

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Jenny Kellett started TravelGoss in 2012 as a fun way of combining her passions for writing and travel. She works as a freelance journalist in Melbourne but jets off whenever her bank balance allows her to!

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