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Best Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Dubai is such a hot travel destination, known for luxury and modern city-scapes. I have been fascinated with Dubai for some time now, but have not had the chance to visit for myself. As a family traveler, you can imagine how excited I was to hear from Neha, my guest blogger today! She loves traveling and knows a lot about Dubai travel, especially for families! Today, Neha is sharing the best things to do in Dubai with kids!

Traveling and vacationing has different meanings at different phases of life. While there’s a time when nothing is better than a gang of friends for a chilled out trip, there comes a time in life when vacationing means selecting a place fit for your family, loved ones and kids. There are very few places that fit into every category and requirements of all types of vacationers, and Dubai is one such exotic location to be at. No matter whichever time of the year you go, Dubai offers unlimited fun, enjoyment and host of activities for all age groups.

Known as the entertainment hub of the Middle East and the world, this city of world records has numerous attractions, especially for children. From water to snow, Hills to the desert, Dubai has something for every kid’s taste. If your next vacation is with your lil ones, here are best things to do in Dubai with kids. Read On.

Paid Attractions:

Dhow Marina Cruise:

Dhow Marina Cruise is also called a restaurant on the boat. You can celebrate your memorable events with your family. Kids can enjoy the delicious onboard dinner buffet. Enjoy live music and tanarura dance. The beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters make the whole experience more memorable. There are so many amazing things to discover at Marina Dubai that let the visitors create memories

Ski Dubai

An indoor ski resort (one of its kind in the world) with real penguins, and 22,500 sq. mtrs of snow everywhere to give your child unlimited fun, Ski Dubai has the world’s first indoor black diamond run and a host of other features like kickers, boxers, rails and so much more. Climb the high snow towers, enjoy in the giant snowballs, and get into the ice cave. A perfect idea of fun for both adults and children alike, Ski Dubai is your perfect day out with kids.

Ski in Dubai with Kids
Ski Dubai

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

How about showing your kids the wonders of the marine life in a completely different style? A single aquarium filled with 10 million liter of water (the largest in the world) with rare species of over 33000 marine animals. Take your kids for a glass boat tour or take a stroll through the magnificent 48 meter walk through tunnel. For elders, go snorkeling, or get up close and personal with sharks in the water cage. There’s plenty to be done for all age groups.

Dubai Aquarium with family
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dolphin Bay

Interact with bottle nose dolphins at the Dolphin Bay and enjoy the exotic dolphin show with trained instructors. You can also get a pre arranged session with these dolphins and swim along with them, play and interact with these loveable water creatures. It is the perfect way to show your child the amazing water world of one of the most intelligent aquatic animals in the world.

Dubai Dolphin Bay Fun
Dolphin Bay

View from Burj Khalifa

Take your child to experience the view from the tallest tower in the world- the mighty Burj Khalifa. Take a ticket to the observation deck on the 144th floor and show your Lil one a view that he/ she will never forget.

The amazing view from Burj Khalifa
View from Burj Khalifa

Hot Air Balloon Ride

When in Dubai, the best way to witness the sunrise/sunset amidst the vast beauty of the desert is by opting for a hot air balloon ride. Your kids will love the feel of literally flying in the sky over the desert and experience the beauty of Dubai in a completely different way. You can opt for either early morning sunrise (recommended) or the beautiful sunset. What’s more? Get an exclusive pickup and drop facility from your hotel too.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai
Hot air balloon ride

Wild Wadi Water Park

The safest and always a hit formula of fun with the kids is to take them to a water park, and what’s better than taking them to the Wild Wadi Water Park. It has amazing fun, water slides, cooled, heater wave pools, with magnificent artificial wave pools. Amazing restaurants for your kids to eat and shops to buy souvenirs, Wild Wadi Water Park is your perfect way to spend a chilled out family time with your kids.

Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai with kids
Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai


Similar to that of Wild Wadi Water Park, Aquaventure water park is another place, your kids are going to love being at. It is a water park with lots of amazing rides and attracts crowds from all across the neighboring cities as well. Shark filled lagoons, zip lines and special splash area for kids makes it a must visit place.

Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai with kids
Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai

Global Village

The best way to make your kids entertain while introducing them to cuisine, culture and ethnicity of over 70 different countries is to take them to the Global village. With pavilions of over 70 different countries, the place has loads of fun and entertainment activities for kids across all age groups. Eat and enjoy rides at the fairground with amazing rides all throughout October till April only in Dubai.

Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai

Free Attractions:

Jumeirah beach

Who doesn’t love a good day of fun filled activities at the beach side? If we adults love it so much, imagine the enjoyment of kids. Take them to the Jumeirah beach and enjoy a relaxed fun filled day at the amazing coastline on the backdrop of the Burj Al Arab hotel (the world’s most luxurious hotel).

Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach

Picnic at the Safa Park

Enjoy a fun filled day while spending a quality time with your family at the Safa Park. With greenery all around, you can’t possibly find a better place for your children to play and enjoy to their heart’s content while you relax and watch them play.

Safa Park
Safa Park

Dubai Fountain

Take your kids for a stroll at the world’s largest mall- the Dubai mall and show them the grandeur glitz and glamour of the place. With over 120 restaurants and cafes and the world’s biggest candy store, they are sure not to get bored. Make them enjoy the beauty of the world’s biggest choreographed water fountain at the Dubai mall and enjoy the record holding wonder of the world to its fullest.

Dubai Fountain
Dubai Fountain

There’s so much to see and do in Dubai for your whole family. Now with the processing of Dubai visa online, it has become all the easier for you to plan a surprise holiday for your kids during vacations. The world famous Dubai shopping festival too is round the corner, take your family and enjoy a great vacation.


Best Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Author Bio
Neah Signh is a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.


I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".


  1. Great great ideas. Lots of things to do. I love the hot air balloon ride. i would like to fly and take amazing photos like you.

  2. Thanks for a great sharing! I got a lot of useful information after reading your post about things to do in Dubai like the shape of island! It is really amazing country! I hope one day I can enjoy the beauty of this country.

  3. Great! Actually I am also planning a trip to Dubai with my family,there are many amazing places where my kids will really enjoy as you have mentioned like dolphin bay, aquaventures waterpark and also riding hot air ballon,can’t wait 🙂

  4. This is true that “Dubai is a hot travel destination, known for luxury and modern city-scapes”..we should travel such fantastic places that is the combination of historical and new era buildings. if get an opportunity then I would travel with my kids to explore these wonderful places..

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