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Kids & Family

Discover more than 20 attractions with numerous activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the day at this luxury Dubai resort and in the surrounding area.

For Guests wanting to spend the day exploring, the Dubai Mall, nearby educational centers, and water parks are good choices. Adventurous families might like to go on a desert safari, cruise the surrounding sea, sky dive in a wind tunnel, or try skiing indoors.

For additional information or to make arrangements, kindly contact our Concierge at +971.4.818.2146 or by email.

Things To Do in Dubai

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

This aquarium boasts the world's largest viewing panel, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Spend time seeing and learning about some of the world's most fascinating underwater creatures in world-class facilities. For an 'immersion' experience, wander through the 48-metre Aquatic Tunnel, where the vibrant world under the sea swirls all around you. You may even get to see divers feeding the resident sharks and rays. The Underwater Zoo showcases different ecological zones and their inhabitants.

Driving Time: 30 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday - Saturday
 
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00

Burj Khalifa – At the Top

Access the tallest building in the world (828 m) from the reception area on the lower ground level of the Dubai Mall. A multi-media presentation chronicles Dubai's history and the story of Burj Khalifa. The observation deck is on level 124 and a tour typically lasts one hour. Linger as long as you like before returning to the base. Special telescopes provide virtual time-travel visions of the scenes beyond and below. Walk outside onto the open-air terrace to enjoy the sweeping views below.

Location: Dubai Downtown
Driving Time: 30 min.
   
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 - 00:00

Ice Rink

A sensational Olympic-sized ice rink hosts a range of diverse events year round - from figure skating competitions to hockey matches and foam parties in the heart of Dubai Mall. The rink caters to skaters of all ages with skating programs and classes for all abilities.

Driving Time: 25 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday
Friday and Saturday
 
10:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00

Kidzania

At KidZania, kids ages 4-16 can become an adult for a day at this kid-sized city featuring a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio and television stations, supermarket and more. Hands-on activities are both educational and entertaining, helping kids develop vital life skills as they learn about working for a living, financial fundamentals and how society works. Parent can leave their children to build their own experience, supervised by KidZania staff.

The 80,000 sq. ft. city is scaled down two-thirds in height so that all facilities are 'just right' for children. KidZania has a separate area for toddlers to play in a safe and engaging environment.

Be prepared to drop your kids off and not see them for at least 2-3 hours.

Location: Dubai Mall
Driving Time: 30 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday
Friday and Saturday
 
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00

Sega Republic

This 76,000 sq. ft. indoor theme park features 14 thrilling rides and attractions and several hundred video games. There is something here for the whole family, from virtual reality and arcade games to simulation activities and adventure rides and a soft play area.

Location: Dubai Mall
Driving Time: 30 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday - Saturday
 
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00

REEL Cinemas

Be spoiled for choice with 22 screens, indulge in the luxury of one of the Platinum Movie Suites at the Dubai Mall REEL Cinemas.

Location: Dubai Mall
Driving Time: 25 min.

Aquaventure Waterpark

The Aquaventure Waterpark is a fun-filled water park for all ages. The centerpiece is the 27.5m-high 'Ziggurat' (great views), the launch pad for seven slides, including the 'Leap of Faith', a near-vertical plunge into a shark infested lagoon, albeit protected by a transparent tunnel. Enjoy more than 2km of nonstop river action with cascades, tidal waves and rapids. Little ones can keep cool in a water playground where climbing structures and rope bridges lead to myriad slides. Tickets include access to a private beach.

Location: Atlantis on The Palm Jumeirah
Driving Time: 5 min.
   
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - Sunset

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Anyone who loves marine life is sure to enjoy the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Featuring underwater mazes with starfish, eels, seahorses, piranhas, stingrays and jellyfish, the Aquarium showcases over 20 remarkable marine life exhibits where you can touch certain species and watch the interactive Aquatheatre show. The Lost Chambers also has Marine Animal Adventures, special behind the scenes access and the chance to experience the Ultimate Dive Experience.

Location: Atlantis on The Palm Jumeirah
Driving Time: 5 min.
   
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:00

Club Rush

Teens from 13 to 18 can have fun at an exclusive disco hangout with no parents allowed. This supervised entertainment provides events running throughout the afternoons and themed evenings. Club Rush at the Atlantis has plenty of stuff happening to keep your teen busy.

Location: Atlantis on The Palm Jumeirah
Driving Time: 5 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Early Rush
Late Rush
 
14:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00

Desert Safari

For a unique Dubai experience, book a desert safari. You will experience first-hand the exciting thrills of dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle and finish the evening in a desert camp with barbeque and belly dancers. As an option you can also learn to sand ski, ride your first camel or belly dance.

Location: Dubai Desert
Tour Time: Start at approx. 15:00 returning to the hotel around 22:00

Dhow Cruise

Cruising down the Dubai Creek is a novel experience, one you should have when in Dubai. Dhow dinner cruises are available. The banks of the Dubai Creek connect Deira and Bur Dubai which hosts the Dubai Museum and the historical Bastakiya area of Dubai.

Location: Diera
Driving Time: 45 min.
   
Opening Hours: All Day

Dubai Autodrome Kartdrome

Unleash your inner race driver at the Dubai Autodrome, a 1.2km Kartdrome outdoor track with special sessions for kids aged 7- 12 years. Get set for a pulsating experience!

Location: Dubai Autodrome
Driving Time: 40 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday and Monday

Tuesday - Saturday
 
14:00 - 22:00 Indoor
16:00 - 23:30 Outdoor
09:00 - 00:00

Dubai Children's City

Dolphinarium & Planetarium

Children between 2-15 years can investigate, play, and learn about the world in which we live. A spectacular 45 minute performance shows bottlenose dolphins and northern fur seals singing, dancing, painting, juggling and even playing basketball. Much of the focus at Dubai Dolphinarium is centered on enjoyable educational activities for children so that they understand the importance of marine conservation.

The Planetarium has 100 seats and runs programs that will fly you to deep space to see what you cannot see with your naked eyes.

Location: Inside Dubai Creekside Park
Driving Time: 45 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Saturday - Thursday
Friday
 
09:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 21:00

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is the most important museum of the UAE. Originally constructed as a protection against foreign incursion in 1799, the Al Fahidi Fort was restored in 1970 and transformed into an open museum in 1995. Inside the museum you will see replicated scenes of desert life, traditional Arabian homes, mosques, fishing, farming, dhow building, pearl diving and everyday trading. Another major attraction is the museum's collection of ancient artifacts.

Location: Bur Dubai Al Fahidi Street
Driving Time: 40 min.
   
Opening Hours: 08:30 - 20:30

Gravity Zone Dubai Bungee

Welcome to Gravity Zone, a 50 meter bungee jump. Bring friends and family along to watch for free. This venue is at Power Play Football Center opposite the Dubai Bowling Center. Please contact our Concierge for detailed information.

Location: Interchange 2 off Sheikh Zayed Road
Driving Time: 25 min.

iFly Dubai

The world's first double skydiving simulator brings you skydiving in a wind tunnel. iFly Dubai is safe for kids from 3 years old, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers.

Location: Mirdif City Center
Driving Time: 45 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday - Saturday
 
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00

Little Explorers

Little Explorers at Mirdif City Center is an exciting mix of education and entertainment for children from 2-7, with a focus on learning and acquiring skills in a fun, safe environment, unique to Playnation.

Location: Mirdif City Center
Driving Time: 45 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Saturday - Wednesday
Thursday and Friday
 
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00

Safa Park

One of the most popular parks of Dubai, Al Safa Park is a 1 km long, green park with a lake. Play cricket or hire a paddle boat for a ride around the lake, which has fountains and waterfalls. The park has three tennis courts, basketball, volleyball and football pitches, barbeque sites and large expanses of grassy area.

Location: Al Wasl Road
Driving Time: 30 min.
   
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 23:00

Sharjah Museum of Natural Science

This first interactive Science and Technology Center in the UAE comprises three exhibition halls for the exploring area, science and computer labs. These are well-equipped to introduce various workshops for different learning levels. Hands-on exhibits cover a wide range of topics from human performance to the physics of rotating objects.

Location: Sharjah
Driving Time: 1 hour
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Thursday
Friday and Saturday
 
08:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00

Ski Dubai

Go skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or just play in the snow at Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. It takes about 20 minutes from arrival through wardrobe and ski fittings (please bring you own socks) to get you on the slopes. Meet the snow penguins or enjoy a coffee at St Moritz Café or Avalanche Café while watching the kids.

Location: Mall of the Emirates
Driving Time: 20 min.
   
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 23:00
Penguin Encounters:
Weekdays
Weekends
 
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00

Vox Cinemas

Vox Cinemas offers various types of experiences for movie goers including VOX 3D - the Immersive Experience.

Location: Mall of the Emirates
Driving Time: 20 min.

Wild Wadi

When the kids grow weary of the beach and the hotel pool, re-energize them by going to Wild Wadi. Over a dozen ingeniously interconnected rides follow Arabian adventurer Juha and his friend Sinbad the sailor, who get shipwrecked together. The park has gentle rides, a big-wave pool, a whitewater rapids 'river' and the 33m-high 'Jumeirah Sceirah' slide that drops thrill seekers at 80km/hr. Test your body boarding mettle on Wipeout, a permanent wave. This park suits all ages and is located in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab.

Location: Jumeirah
Driving Time: 20 min.
   
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 20:00

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