There are a host of activities, both indoors and outdoors, especially during the scorching heat of summer. Shopping malls, in particular, offer a wide range of entertainment activities. From watching a movie to hitting the slopes, you will have many options to choose from.
Here’s our pick of places in Dubai that provide great entertainment to beat the heat with your kids.
1. Wild Wadi
It’s a wealth of thrills at Wild Wadi, where you can ride a water roller coaster, plunge into death-defying slides, and ride huge waves. Designed as an Arab oasis, the park has an Arab folklore theme and features some of the tallest and fastest water attractions. Jumeirah Sceirah freefall, high waves at Breakers Bay, and various other thrills are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.
2. Magic Planet
Magic Planet is a unique center for children’s entertainment, with huge play areas, countless games and fun activities that appeal to children of all ages. Located in major shopping malls such as Mall of the Emirates, City Center Deira, and City Center Mirdif, it is a popular late-night gathering destination for families.
Children and adults can experience the thrill of skydiving without having to go more than ten feet from the ground, with iFLY’s next-generation vertical wind tunnel. Experience the thrill of a skydiving session in absolute safety at iFLY Dubai at Mirdif City Center. It’s a guaranteed stress buster and a favorite with kids and adults alike.
4. Dubai Dolphinarium
The Dubai Dolphinarium offers guests the opportunity to interact with these playful creatures and watch them perform tricks with their trainers. The Dolphinarium is home to four Black Sea bottlenose dolphins and four northern sea lions. Swimming with the dolphins and hearing the dolphins whistle can be a fun way to beat the heat.
5. Ski Dubai
When the heat starts to hit your little ones, cool them off in the world’s largest indoor snow park. Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai boasts a huge 22,500 square meter covered ski area. It offers a variety of snow activities for children, such as sledding, tobogganing, chairlifts and snowboarding, as well as skiing.
6. VOX Cinemas
There is no better way to relax than watching a movie with your children. VOX Cinemas surreal 4DX technology will take you right into the action with multi-sensory effects like motion, rain, wind, and scent. No more boredom – it’s the ultimate movie experience!
7. Dubai Fountain
Perched atop a large, crystal-clear man-made lake against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is a captivating spectacle of water and light. Jet-propelled fountains shoot water up to 500 feet high and fall in a fascinating dance of patterns that kids will especially love.
8. Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden is a breath of fresh air if you need a break from city life and the sandy terrain. Entering the garden is like entering a painting: it has more than 109 million flowers, making it the largest natural flower garden in the world. Soak up the colors at Dubai Miracle Garden and enjoy watching your children chase the butterflies.
It can be a Herculean task to keep the kids entertained. Fortunately, this is not the case if you are in Dubai, the entertainment capital of the region. Take your children on a journey to explore all the incredible action that takes place and return with the memories of a lifetime.