Date: 23 Jun – 30 Jun 2020
Location: all over Dubai
Children in Dubai have unlimited access to the city’s exciting and thrilling offering in this summer. They can look from taking a ride down frosty slopes to meeting exotic creatures and make the most of Dubai’s best indoor activities to charm kids of all ages.
Take a stroll through nature at Green Planet
A neighbourhood well-known for shopping and dining places in Dubai is also an address for exotic animals from around the world. Among City Walk’s most visited and remarkable attractions. This is an exciting and vibrant indoor rainforest home to over 3,000 plants and animals. Venture into the region’s bio-dome at The Green Planet where you and your little ones can interact with the slow-moving Linneaus two-toed sloth. You can get up close to the wide-eyed sugar glider or meet tree porcupines. Flora and fauna have come far away as South America and Australia share this space, centred around the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree. Diners can plan out a day of wildlife exploration with the little ones by booking online in advance. For more information please visit www.dubaicity.com/dubais-the-green-planet-opens-a-family-friendly-cafe/.
Get creative at thejamjar
Summer is the pideal t opportunity to let your children exercise their imagination, brush in hand, at thejamjar. Located in Alserkal Avenue, this cosy and charming community space welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to pick up a blank canvas, choose an easel and embark on a creative journey one paint stroke at a time. Freestyle is always good fun, but if you’re interested in getting some extra guidance from an experienced artist, check out Dubai Calendar for upcoming workshops for adults and children alike. Alserkal Avenue’s thejamjar is a community art space offering painting activities, instructor-led workshops and an assorted of various experiences. Right from oil painting to sketching, artists of every level can explore and improve their skills at this interactive studio space. The Jam Jar has art events throughout the year. The Jam Jar prides itself on making art accessible to all creating a platform for dialogue and interaction amongst like-minded individuals, artists, writers and creators. For more information please visit www.dubaicity.com/summer-at-thejamjar/
Hit it off at The Smash Room
The Smash Room is now open in Last Exit Mad X. The Smash Room allows one to visit the venue and shatter, break, stomp, tear, yell, and release stress. Enjoy breaking, crashing and shattering objects and the space your children can let out all that energy without getting in trouble. The Smash Room in Al Quoz welcomes one and all to put on protective gear, grab a mallet and start breaking all kinds of objects including computers, laptops, mirrors, dishes, VCRs, coffee tables, fax machines and so much more. Visitors can pick their package depending on the number of participants and items they want and don’t hold back. Allow to let it all out at this unique indoor activity and have a smashing time the whole way through. And don’t worry, all the broken objects get recycled too. For more information visit www.dubaicity.com/the-smash-room/
Journey towards Magic Planet
One of Dubai’s favourite pastimes for children over the years, Magic Planet is an indoor attraction featuring futuristic arcade games, adrenaline-pumping rides and all kinds of entertainment. Get started and explore this elaborate universe of fun, with something for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. Magic Planet is located in many of the city’s leading malls with unique attractions at each destination. Head to Mall of the Emirates for the Gravity Air Park, an inflatable obstacle course with climbing walls and exciting challenges. Mirdif City Centre features a heart-pumping obstacle course suspended 13m above the ground, while City Centre Deira features high-tech mini bowling lanes. Check out their array of online packages to make the most of your adventure.
Swim with the sharks at Dubai Aquarium
Enjoy your shopping and an underwater dive at The Dubai Mall. One of the world’s largest aquariums is located at the destination, a thrilling centre piece that projects a cool blue filter over its surroundings. A variety of shark species, including tiger sharks and white-spotted bamboo sharks, patterned stingrays, giant groupers and other remarkable marine life share this space, but that’s not all there is to explore. While you can swim with these species during a cage dive, you can also meet a king croc, desert dwellers and many more animals at the underwater zoo, located above the aquarium itself. Buy tickets to walk through the tunnel for an encompassing view of the aquatic animals and travel up to see all the wonders protected by Dubai Aquarium’s efforts. For more information visit www.dubaicity.com/you-can-now-train-sharks-at-dubai-aquarium-underwater-zoo/
Roleplay at Kidzania
Children aged four to 16 years old can get a taste for the real world at The Dubai Mall’s KidZania. This 7,000sqm replica of a city invites kids to experience what it’s like to be a firefighter saving people, a doctor treating patients, a radio presenter speaking to countless listeners and an industrial factory worker. Here, children can learn the value of teamwork and creativity while getting hands-on experiences of their dream jobs. Little ones can get a taste of adulthood with all the fun of childhood in this fun setting. For older children, The Dubai Mall also features the world’s largest indoor VR park, where they can virtually experience unique activities. For more information on fun activities visit www.dubaicity.com/
Slip and slide at Ski Dubai
Alpine winters in the desert – you can find it in Dubai. Strap on your skis and take a spin down one of Ski Dubai’s five slopes to stay cool this summer. The attraction, located in Mall of the Emirates, give the complete skiing experience, from a wooden lodge cafe where you can enjoy delicious hot chocolate and a chairlift to carry you up the indoor mountain. The king and gentoo penguin encounter is sure win for the whole family, where you can interact with Ski Dubai’s cuddly residents and get a behind-the-scenes tour of their habitat. Go zorbing (where you roll down a hill in an inflated ball), take turns competing on sledges or experience fast-paced fun on the Mountain Thriller – all in a day’s play. For more information visit www.dubaicity.com/mall-of-the-emirates/
Experience speed at Dubai Autodrome
Burn rubber during a safe and fast-paced family competition at Dubai Autodrome’s indoor track this summer. Drivers aged seven and older can strap into their safety helmets and hop on Junior Sodi LR4 karts around a 620m long circuit. It guarantees speedy thrills, as children challenge each other on the 10-person track, and they can even hit pause to enjoy other onsite activities including Laser Tag and RaceRoom Sim Racing. Book yourself for 15-minute timed sessions for AED105, and check out their summer deals to make the most of multi-session packages and special junior racing experiences.Dubai Autodrome offers an exciting experience venue in the UAE. From world class motorsport events to thrilling experiences and karting. It is the best place in Dubai to get some thrilling action. For more information please visit: www.dubaicity.com/dubai-autodromes-outdoor-circuit-reopens-with-new-world-karting-initiative/
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