Most people might know Dubai as a destination for fashion shows and after-parties. A place where your weekend brunches take place in Giovanni Versace’s namesake hotel. And your evenings are spent moving to the beats in the Armani nightclub, under the Burj Khalifa. But what you might not realize is that Dubai has even more attractions for families.
Sure, there are traditional family attractions like waterparks and Desert safari. But the summer heat and sunburns are nearly unbearable. So spending more than a few hours outside can be a challenge in the summers. Especially if you have kids. But if there is one thing you should know about Dubai, is that it never disappoints.
The Best Family Attractions in the Summers
Dubai has always been a family-friendly emirate. Because of the extreme climate though, you are likely to find indoor attraction more appealing. So here is a list of the best places you can visit in Dubai with your family.
1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
2. Dubai Museum
4. IMG Worlds of Adventure
5. Ski Dubai
6. Indoor Skydiving
#1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
What better way to beat the heat than spending the day at Dubai Aquarium? The main attraction in Dubai Mall is also one of the most entertaining aquariums in the country. So your next family outing can be the aquarium at Dubai Mall.
While there, you can let your little ones run free. The closed-off entrance and exits mean that your kids are safe to enjoy the petting tanks. After their fun (be warned, it could all day), you can head over to the restaurants. End the day with a nice family treat at one of two famous candy shops.
#2. Dubai Museum
If you want to have am an informative outing with your family, you can head down to Bur Dubai. The Dubai Museum is one of the more well-equipped museums in the region. And its all indoors so you can take you time and enjoy history.
The Dubai Museum is built in the repurposed, Al Fahidi Port. The fort was built in 1787, making it the oldest building in UAE. Though the building might be old, the museum is not. The new construction was made underground so as not to disrupt the original building structure. Inside, true to the new Dubai culture, everything is state-of-the-art. With modern technology and design guiding, you true the past.
OliOli is one of the best destinations for kids. Your little ones can enjoy a full day of activities designed to keep them engaged. The indoor theme park is split into eight galleries, each with their own set of creative and interactive activities.
Toshi’s Net is one of the most popular activities in the park. It’s a world meticulously hand-crafted by Japanese artists and designer, to inspire your kids. Once there you can also check out the water gallery and the creative lab. And its not even far away from the city. The popular kids’ spot is located in Al Qouz area.
#4. IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the region. It is built on nearly 28 football fields of space. So you might want to wear comfortable shoes. The upside is that your kids will likely sleep like babies after a day full of fun.
From thrilling rides that can put a huge smile across your face, to meeting your favorite Marvel heroes. The Family theme park has it all.
#5. Ski Dubai
If the weather is getting too hot, then its time to cool off. Spend the day in one of the coolest (pun intended) places in Dubai. The Ski Dubai park in Mall of the Emirates. Where else but Dubai, can you learn to ski and snowboard in the desert?
But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. There are plenty of other things to do in the snow park. Explore the igloos and play areas. Or start a snowball fight, but make sure to wear all the protective gear first.
#6. VR Park
If you’re a fan of outdoor activities then you might be able to find some really good summer discounts. But staying indoors is still a better option. And the VR park in Dubai Mall lets you enjoy the great outdoors, so you don’t miss out.
The VR Evening Desert Safari offers you the complete experience, including the elegant art of belly dancing. Or you could take a dive from the top of the Burj Khalifa. The most popular virtual reality attraction your kids can enjoy is the Walking Dead Outbreak VR Game. Trying to survive a zombie attack can be so demanding.
There is always something exciting you can find in Dubai, that’s fun for the family. From the state-of-the-art museum to the VR park in Dubai Mall. Dubai has always tried to go beyond what we think is possible. Now you can enjoy your time in the progressive country throughout the year.