9 Things To Do in United Arab Emirates with Kids

The UAE or the United Arab Emirates is a perfect family holiday destination. While adults have a whole lot to see and marvel at in the UAE, there are plenty of activities, events, and places where kids can have the time of their lives as well. Right from simple activity centers to state-of-the-art theme parks, UAE offers a lot of fun activities for the young ones. Moreover, most of these places have something exciting for adults as well. With this note, we will look at the fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

Extreme Fun, Dubai

Soft play areas are a hit with the tiny tots. However, Extreme Fun in Dubai is not just for toddlers. While young children can have a fun time at the toddler area of Extreme Fun, older kids (up to 12 years) can release all their energies while exploring, climbing and sliding in the soft play area. The place also has an arts and crafts zone, which is loved by kids of all ages. It is one of the thrilling and fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

KidZania, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Role-play is something that all kids love, and KidZania gives them this opportunity. KidZania is a mini-city where kids get to experience more than 40 professions, including that of a doctor, teacher, electrician, firefighter, shopkeeper, etc. and even earn money, which they can spend to buy something at the on-site shop. It is one of the entertaining and fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

If your parents to preteens and teens who love thrill and adventures, a visit to Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World is a must. This is an F1-based theme park, which is first of its kind in the Middle East. Apart from an array of thrilling rides and rollercoasters, the Ferrari World has an F1 circuit where you can enjoy indulging in an F1 race. Do not forget to ride on the Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Ferrari World is considered as one of the adventurous and fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

Cheeky Monkeys, Dubai and Al Ain

Another soft play center located in both Dubai and Al Ain, the Cheeky Monkeys has a play area with neon-lit slides, a dressing up area, mini zip lines, and a ball pit as well. In fact, there is so much to do here that there is no chance of kids getting bored even once. The activities can be tiring and hence do not forget to stop for a kid-friendly meal and a cup of coffee (for parents) on your way out.

IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai

The largest indoor theme park in the world, IMG Worlds of Adventure has everything, right from adrenaline-filled rides to safer, yet fun ones for the little children. The park is divided into three zones: Marvel (thrilling rides for adults), Cartoon Network (filled with rides and characters of kids' favorite Cartoon Network shows) and The Lost Valley (a dinosaur-themed park). It is one of the most popular and fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. has produced innumerable movies and shows during the last few decades. You get to relive all these fantastic movies at Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi. Located in Yas Island, Warner Bros. World is an indoor theme park and is made of zones like Warner Bros. Plaza, Cartoon Junction, DC's Metropolis and Gotham City, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch. You get to enjoy more than 30 rides and meet your much-loved DC superheroes and cartoon characters here. It is one of the fascinating and fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids.

Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai

One of the oldest water parks in Dubai and one of the biggest in the Middle East, the design of Wild Wadi Water Park has been based on the Arabian folklore of Juha. With 30 thrilling rides, different types of pools and attractions, it is one of the best family-friendly spots in Dubai. Some of the amazing rides that one should try here are AquaDrop, Master Blaster, Flowbarrel, Flowrider Single, Speed Slide, Rainfortress, etc.

Arabian Wildlife Center, Sharjah

If you want your kids to have a nature experience, a visit to Sharjah's Arabian Wildlife Center. This is a zoo that believes in open enclosures for the animals in their natural habitat. The center is home to the largest number of Arabian animals, including Arabian leopards, oryx, flamingos, antelopes, etc. You would not only be able to watch the animals through the large panel windows but would able to able to learn about the various animals and ecosystems of the Arabian Peninsula.

Aventura Parks, Dubai

Known to be one of the best treetop adventure parks in the world, Aventura Parks is located in Dubai's Mushrif Park. Here, the kids get to enjoy adventurous activities like tree-surfing, fun climbing, ziplining, balancing, etc. There are more than 80 challenges here that one can enjoy as per one's age and skill levels. Moreover, it is completely safe as you would be geared with all kinds of safety equipment before you begin with the challenges.


Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are several more fun things to do in United Arab Emirates with kids. You may be a citizen, resident or tourist, but these activities in UAE would surely keep you and your kids hooked and entertained.

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