There is never a dull weekend in this city – Dubai is constantly brimming with activities, fun, and entertainment for everyone. Families with kids are quite spoilt for choice because it has world-class, safe and secure centres for pampering children.
To help you with your plans for this weekend, we’ve drawn up a list of select destinations located at Magic Planet Dubai in City Centre Mirdif. Read on to discover some of the best activities for kids in Dubai, then head over and have an absolute riot with your family.
Winner of Time Out Kids Dubai’s “Best Edutainment Centre in Dubai” award for two years in a row, Little Explorers Dubai is a unique edutainment arena that provides an immersive learning experience for children from the ages of two till seven. The focus of Little Explorers is on learning through play using five themed zones - ‘I Discover Myself,' ‘I Can Do,' ‘I Locate Myself,' ‘I Experiment', and ‘All Together’ – with ninety-seven different exhibits.
A select team of artists, designers, educators, and child psychologists designed each zone to help kids flex their bodies and minds. They are staffed by trained animators with a minimum of two years kindergarten teaching experience.
Little Explorers also offers special workshops for kids along with school packages customised to individual groups.
But that’s not all! Magic Planet also has:
The Sky Trail
Get your adrenaline fix at Sky Trail in City Centre Mirdif. Not your average obstacle course, Sky Trail hangs along the ceiling of the mall at a heart-pounding 13 meters off the ground.
There are two ways to reach the Sky Trail - access it directly through the auto belay system, or climb the challenging 8-metre wall adjacent to it. Although solidly secured with safety equipment, it still pushes your mental and physical abilities to the limit.
Sky Trail is an ideal indoor exercise for those wanting to keep fit whatever the weather. It's also a great place for some exciting family fun with your older kids and teenagers.
iFly Dubai is an indoor skydiving experience that turns controlled human flight into a reality for everyone. It has a 10-meter tall wind tunnel with an acrylic glass wall, and its patented technology ensures a high degree of safety for kids, teens, and adults, as well as every type of flyer from beginners to pros. iFly’s qualified instructors ensure that you and your children experience the thrills of flight in a controlled environment, and provide you with the right amount of air flow for maximum enjoyment.
Point to note: Flyers below the age of eighteen must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.
If your child wants to swim like a fish instead of fly like a bird, Aquaplay Dubai provides just the right kind of watery environment.
Aquaplay centers on marine themes of sandy beaches and palm trees with a fresh blue and beige colour scheme. Ropes, rigging, and the conceptual atmosphere lend a distinctly nautical feel, complemented by a colourful cast of characters called the 'Aquapals,' led by Captain Splash. Major attractions include a two-ramp indoor flume ride, a tug boat swing ship, and a dedicated pool for 12 bumper boats. What a way to bring your pirate fancies to life!
Happy kids mean happy parents. Take off with your little ones and enjoy the time of your life at these destinations.