Dubai is one of the world’s most glamorous cities with its huge shopping malls, opulent hotels and stylish restaurants. But it’s not all fast cars, designer clothes and world-class dining. From waterparks to the world’s tallest building, desert adventures and theme parks, there’s so much to do with your kids in Dubai – and here are a few of our favourites.

Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai


When the weather in Dubai is hot hot hot, there’s no better way to stay cool than taking the kids to one of the city’s huge waterparks. With exhilarating waterslides, a wave pool, super-long river and colourful kids’ lagoon,  Jumeirah’s Arabian-themed Wild Wadi Waterpark boasts over 30 rides and attractions, alongside six food outlets.

Sand Duning, Dubai

The Desert

Don’t miss an adrenaline-packed day out with the kids in Dubai’s desert. Easy to organise through most local tour operators, excursions can take you out to the desert for dune bashing, camel rides and sand boarding on the glowing sand dunes.

Motiongate Dubai Theme Park, Dubai

Dubai Parks

Make some amazing family memories at Dubai Parks, home to amazing theme parks and entertainment for the whole family. Enter a world of adventure at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai theme park where you’ll find attractions by DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate including Smurfs Village, huge rollercoasters and behind-the-scenes tours of real-life movie sets of New York City.

At Dubai Parks, you’ll also find over 40 LEGO®- themed rides at LEGOLAND® Dubai, vibrant cafes and live entertainment venues at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and around-the-world zones at Riverland™ Dubai.

IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park, Dubai

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Spanning over 1.5 million square feet, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor themed entertainment destination and perfect for days when the weather is too hot or the kids need to burn some energy. Split into four zones –  IMG Boulevard, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and MARVEL – this huge theme park features rides including the Haunted Hotel maze, Thor Thunder Spin, Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge rollercoaster and The Velociraptor rollercoaster through prehistoric jungle.

Burj Al Arab Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Without a doubt, one of Dubai’s most famous and iconic buildings is the Burj Khalifa. Standing at over 828 m, and with 163 floors, the tower has broken records around the world (not just in Dubai) for height and size. Exploring this sky-high building will take you to heights you’ve never been to before. From the top, it’s said that you can see up to 95 kilometers of unique Arabian landscape. It takes a full 3 extra minutes for the sun to set if you’re at the top, compared to street level.


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