Dubai doesn’t stop at deserts, there are endless things to do for entertainment with kids in the bustling city, and we promise, after reading this post, Dubai will not only be every grown-up’s favourite destination, but also every child’s. Be it a sunny morning or lazy afternoon, Dubai is the city that offers a plethora of exciting and thrilling activities for children to explore and have fun. If you are stepping out or travelling with children, it is always a good idea to have a plan B of kid-friendly activities planned. Children can easily get tired and bored when sightseeing or shopping and they will surely let you know if they are not enjoying it. So, don’t fret, Dubai is the city with kids too!

Most of the activities to do in Dubai such as Dhow Cruise or indoor theme parks such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ski Dubai and more are suitable for kids (please check some of the Things to do in Dubai) But this post is dedicated to things you can do with your kids to enhance their knowledge in a fun way.  If you are wondering what to do in Dubai with kids, we have created a list of things you can do with the whole family, so you and your children alike end up having a great time!

These are 4 best and fun places where kids get to learn in the most delightful way possible.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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The Dubai Aquarium Underwater Zoo consists of a whopping 10 million litres of water and is one the most famous indoor attractions in Dubai. A great visual treat to children, this can be a good way to learn about marine life as well. The Dubai aquarium mall houses more than 33,000 marine animals where you can spend hours amid plenty of hundreds of sharks and rays. The Dubai Aquarium timings are 10am to 12am and is conveniently located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Aquarium tickets vary, allowing you to choose from Standard, Explorer, or VIP pass. Each owing to its benefits, the experience shelters you with a variety of marine life worth your experience. Moreover, if you are looking for a bargain, do not miss the Dubai Aquarium deals.

Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Price: Starting from AED 85 - AED 298

Dubai Dolphinarium


Another entertaining option for the kids is the indoor and fully air-conditioned entertainment hub – Dubai Dolphinarium located quite close to the children’s park in Bur Dubai. This place is perfect to visit with family and is a must-see destination. In Dubai Dolphinarium, your children can watch the stunning performances by dolphins and seals which are exciting and unique. This place houses more than 20 intelligent and mysterious mammals such as bottlenose dolphins fur seals, exotic parrots. Since this entertainment place is spread across an area of  54,000 sq. ft., you will also  experience a wide range of unusual Dubai dolphinarium shows like Dolphin and Seal Show, and get an opportunity to interact with them.  A perfect chance to even experience a fantastic magic show, your children can also be amused by spotting many exotic birds with the Dubai Dolphin tickets. Besides this, there are also some more exciting activities for you to explore – Mirror Maze and 7D/5D Cinematic experience which makes this place a perfect spot for a fun family outing.

Timings: Dubai dolphin timings are 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Closed on Sundays

Price: Starting from AED 40 - AED 60

Green Planet

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A perfect playground for knowledge and fun, take your kids to a calming yet enriching tour of the Green Planet, where they can explore more than 3,000 plants and animals. One-of-a-kind experience, children get to indulge and learn about the ecosystem and their unique characteristics. Explore four glorious nature zones: the Flooded Rainforest, the Forest Floor, the Midstory and the Canopy that have been recreated within the bio-dome. Each level offers an unique set of activities and different animal species for you to discover. From marine life to  land of reptiles to exciting wildlife experiences, this place is a fantastic educational opportunity for your children. A perfect way to discover the natural world, walk in with your Green Planet Dubai tickets and experience the exotic flora and fauna in the world’s rainforests so far away from Dubai.

Timings: Green planet dubai timings are from 10:00 am to 6:00pm.

Price: Green planet dubai entry fee starts from AEd 85 - AED 95

The Lost Chambers Aquarium


A wonderful experience under the sea, the Lost Chambers Aquarium Dubai is home to 65,000 marine animals and houses 21 marine life exhibits. This entertaining place offers a great panoramic view of eternal sea life as you walk through the glass tunnels. Designed on the theme of the lost city of Atlantis, experience the ruins and shipwrecks of the lost civilization. Grab the opportunity to witness the latest attraction in this sea aquarium Dubai – Yoga to restore and rejuvenate yourself in a unique surrounding with your lost chambers aquarium tickets. The Lost Chambers Aquarium Dubai offers unique programmes that simply allow your children to delve deeper into the fascinating world of these precious animals. There are animal experts who help you to interact with the marine creatures. Book your tickets with TripX Tours, and get set to learn about the cultural heritage of the lost city Atlantis as you can have the opportunity to gaze on the marine animals living there.

Timings: 12:00am - 9:00pm

Price: The lost chambers aquarium price starts from AED 66 - AED 108

Other Places to Visit in Dubai for Kids

  • KidZania Dubai – Indoor edutainment activity center for kids to learn and pretend to play about jobs. This post will tell you more about KidZania – What Can You Do In Dubai Mall Besides Shopping
  • Dubai Ice Rink – Another fun activity for your children to go ice skating on an indoor rink 
  • Aquaventure Waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark and more – This is a great way to spend the day with your children. There are a few great waterparks and the prices are typical waterpark rates, so to get most of it, check this out and book your tickets to the waterpark of your choice – Slide! Splash! Play! In The Best Waterparks Of Dubai. These waterparks are like another thrill-seeking day that lets you cool off  
  • Museum of Illusions: The Museum of Illusions in Dubai will excite your children as they explore the unexplored optical illusions. A perfect place that will totally bend your mind, get the museum of illusions dubai tickets to experience something new, fun with kids

There are so many attractions in Dubai for kids – including KidZania, Ski Dubai, Ice Skating, Aquarium, etc. And there are plenty of great ideas for indoor activities too. While Dubai can really be hot during the summers, you just have to find the things you want to do in Dubai.

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Aahna Gandhi
Aahna Gandhi
You can call her a wanderlust, crazy flirt… with nature and adventure. Aahna Gandhi currently works with Tripx Tours as a Content Writer where she handles the blog and product content. She has been working in content for the last 7 years for companies like Klook, FACES magazine, Travel.Earth, Tripoto, and other public relations agencies. She has enjoyed travel writing and is lucky enough to work in a travel company.
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