Best places to entertain the kids in the city
It’s all about the kids at Kite Beach, now complete with a freshly paved Skate Park, outdoor trampolines, adventure gym and a play area for the little ones. It’s the perfect place to have a swim with the kids, collect shells and then sidle up for breakfast or lunch at expat-hangout Park House or one of the many beach canteens along the running track.
Kids and adults alike are guaranteed an adrenaline rush at Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. Got a thrill seeker in the family? Brave vacationers should check out the record-breaking rides, one of which plummets you through a tube and into a shark lagoon. The little ones can keep cool at the tamer rides and Splashers Children’s Play Area. And when it’s time for a break from all the action, meander gently along the waterways or catch a spot of sun on the private beach.
An award-winning concept designed as an ‘adult experience’ scaled down in size, KidZania is an ‘edutainment’ complex complete with paved streets, buildings and a functioning economy. Watch the kids play grown up, taking on jobs from firemen, chefs and doctors to hosting a radio show, flying an Emirates plane or creating their very own perfume.
Horse riding in the desert
See the desert from the back of a horse for an unforgettable memory of Dubai. At Al Sahra Desert Resort, you can even take an Arabian Culture Tour which explains the Bedouin lifestyle which once reigned in this area.
The theme park houses traditional attractions, but it’s the not-so-typical simulations that make SEGA Republic worth a visit. There’s a laser field, a virtual reality bobsled race that twists 360 degrees and the Sonic Hopper, a nine-metre free fall. Younger kids who don’t make the height restrictions can shoot hoops, play Guitar Hero or enjoy the four-level soft play area.
Splash alongside one of nature’s friendliest mammals at Dolphin Bay in Atlantis, The Palm. Swimmers of all ages and capabilities are encouraged to connect with the sociable sea dwellers. At the end of the day, don’t be surprised if the kids claim they’ve made a new best friend!
Dubai Ice Rink
Ice skating in the middle of the desert? This is Dubai, after all. The Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, in The Dubai Mall is open to skaters of all ages and abilities with instructors on hand to help get you into the groove and around every curved corner. Older kids will enjoy the disco session where lights and chart-topping tunes give them opportunity to show off their triple Salchows in the emirate’s coolest dance party.
Kids (and adults) are in store for some challenging fun on over 100 interconnected trampolines. Little ones can somersault their heart out at Mini Bounce while older kids practice their dunk in the basketball hoops and bounce off The Wall. As an added bonus, everyone is guaranteed to sleep well afterwards.
Cool off in the Wild Wadi Waterpark with over 30 attractions perfect for the entire family. Ride a water roller coaster, take the plunge down gravity-defying slides, or simply float on the lazy river and admire the stunning Burj Al Arab. Younger visitors get to enjoy in a dedicated area complete with small slides, climbing frames and dumping buckets, designed for their convenience.
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