Top 5 Family Friendly Activities in Dubai

Dubai’s already remarkable family tourism offering continues to be added to and enhanced.

Where else can you play on the beach in the morning, go snow skiing at lunchtime, explore the desert in the afternoon and then watch dancing fountains reach to the skies underneath the world’s tallest tower? It’s a packed timetable with one memorable event after the other.
Here are our top five pick’s Family Friendly Activities in Dubai:

1. Dubai Parks and Resorts
Opening its doors this year is Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, comprising a trifecta of theme parks. Firstly, bringing to Dubai some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters is Motiongate™ Dubai; perfectly balanced by Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. Both youngsters and those young at heart will love LEGOLAND® Dubai as well as LEGOLAND® Water Park, set to feature 15,000 LEGO models and more than 60 million LEGO bricks.
Opening Hour: Sunday – Thursday: 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM. Suitable for Children above 3 years old.

Dubai Parks and Resorts
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone. +971 800 262 9464

2. Dubai Garden Glow
Make like Alice in Wonderland and explore this wacky space that will delight adults and children alike as it comes alive at night. Spread across 40 acres, the garden comprises 32 installations made by 150 artists. Explore a world that glows in the dark with talking trees, lit-up bugs and food trucks offering light bites. There’s an entire section dedicated to the plains of Africa where you can see hyenas, tigers and elephants, as well as a large replica of the grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque crafted from 90,000 porcelain cups, plates and spoons. Get Insta-happy while posting next to a replica of the Burj Khalifa made up of 330,000 small medicine bottles.
Opening Hour: Open daily, 04.00 PM – 11.00 PM. Suitable for all ages.

Dubai Garden Glow
Zabeel Park Gate 6 & 7,
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone. +971 559 188 126

3. Blooming Beauty at Miracle Garden
Get lost in a one-of-a-kind world of wonderment at Dubai Miracle Garden. Located in Al Barsha South, the park is home to the region’s biggest flower garden with more than 45 million blooming flowers across 72,000 square metres, all showcased in a variety of immense sculptures and designs. Feast your eyes on blooming pyramids, stars, igloos, and hearts. Marvel at the record-breaking wall of flowers, or take a stroll under a ceiling of colourful umbrellas. Bursting with vibrant displays, the park feels more like an immersive art exhibit than a tourist attraction. You’ll leave knowing you’ve truly witnessed a miracle: a mega garden in the middle of a desert.
Opening Hour: Sunday-Thursday, 09.00 AM – 09.00 PM | Friday, Saturday, & Holiday, 09.00 AM – 11.00 PM. Suitable for all ages.

Miracle Garden
Al Barsha South 3,
Dubai – UAE
Phone. +971 4 422 8902

4. Hub Zero at CITY WALK
Hub Zero, the region’s first immersive gaming hub by Meraas, features a slew of sensory offerings such as rides, games and attractions, catering to fans of various genres with first person shooters (FPS), fantasy, action, and sports games recreated into thrilling and innovative gaming experiences. The state-of-the-art indoor entertainment destination comprises exclusive Hub Zero attractions such as: the Hyper Drive driving simulator; the Double Agent double laser maze; a 4D cinema; the new attraction also features Time Zombies in the Virtual Arena, the region’s first and only wireless VR-based first-person shooter, which premiered at this year’s Middle East Film & Comic Con. At the core of the Hub Zero offering is a collection of exhilarating rides and attractions based on some of the world’s most recognized video game brands.
Opening Hour: Saturday – Wednesday, 02.00 PM – 10.00 PM | Thursday – Friday, 02.00 PM – midnight. Suitable for Children above 5 years old.

Hub Zero at CITY WALK
Al Safa Street City Walk,
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone. +971 800 637 227

5. The Green Planet at CITY WALK
The Green Planet at CITY WALK in Dubai, the region’s much awaited and only standalone educational and recreational bio-dome, featuring over 3,000 stunning plants and animals. Upon entering the origami style glass building, visitors are greeted at the ‘Flooded Forest’ for a first look of the extraordinary forest floor, complete with a giant aquarium filled with species such as arapaima, arowana and graceful stingrays. Visitors are then guided to the top of the bio-dome where they are presented with a magical panoramic view of the largest indoor, man-made and life-sustaining tree in the world.
Opening Hour: Saturday – Wednesday, 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM | Thursday – Friday, 10.00 AM – Midnight. Suitable for All Ages.

The Green Planet at CITY WALK
Al Safa Street City Walk,
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone. +971 800 637 227

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