Dubai Guide: 9 Things to do in Dubai today with your kids

Written by Unique Properties

From family-friendly beaches to open-air movie nights, it’s hard to beat a city like Dubai. It is literally busting with indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with your kids.

With new places opening almost daily, it is hard to keep up with all the cool spots to visit in Dubai, here we have put together a list of our favorite family friendly activities in Dubai.

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Relatively new to the city, with three theme parks and one water park, Dubai Parks & Resorts offers children an amazing array activities to enjoy. Apart from the theme parks families could also enjoy the European themed Riverland entertainment and dining boulevard, which has the looks and feels of a French village.

Unwind under the stars at open air cinemas

When it is not summer and the weather is nicer, you could enjoy watching your favorite movie along with family and friends under the stars in one of the many open air cinemas.

There are many good open air cinemas across the city but our favorite one has to be Dubai film fest screening at JBR beach which takes place every December. You could enjoy the amazing breeze of December laying in the beach and the best part is that it is free of charge.


In Kidzania at Dubai Mall, kids get the chance to be adults for a day. With over 60 city establishment and 80 role playing activities, kids could learn essential life skills.

Kids at Kidzania could be anything for a day, they could be firemen, doctors, police officers, bankers and much more. Getting paid and cashing out money from ATM’s as Kidzos (Kidzania currency), kids are free to spend their Kidzos within the establishment shopping, dinning or enjoying various activities.

Bounce Dubai

Bounce is a huge indoor playground filled with wall to wall huge trampolines and circus grade padding. Perfectly suitable for both adults and kids, Bounce definitely easily made it to this list.

 Water Parks

During summer there is nothing better than enjoying the heat splashing around water with your kids while alternatively enjoying trilling rides.

With so many water parks being built recently in the city, our favorites still have to be Wild Wadi and Atlantis water parks, since they both offer overall best experience with lots of rides to enjoy.

 VR Park

VR Park Dubai, the world’s largest VR Park is situated in Dubai Mall. Offering a unique experience first of its kind in the region where you could enjoy interactive VR rides and machines. There is even a roller coaster and free fall rides which can be done with VR. Definitely a place to visit and challenge reality.

Dubai Ice Rink

Again in Dubai Mall, Dubai Ice Rink is an Olympic size ice rink that is open to skaters of all ages and skills. If it’s your kids first time, don’t worry as there are trained instructors which will look after your kids safety. On weekends you could also enjoy Dubai’s coolest kids party in the ice rink where disco lights and party music play all night.

A day in beach

The beautiful beaches in Dubai has always been a major family attraction as families could enjoy the warm sun and sandy beaches overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

There are plenty of beaches in Dubai that you could enjoy, some of our favorites include Kite beach, JBR beach and La Mer beach. Perfect for a family day out, explore Dubai’s soft sand, blue skies and even bluer water.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is Dubai’s first mega theme park. This theme park features adrenaline-rushing rides and attraction that are based on popular cartoon characters such as iconic Marvel characters.

IMG Worlds of Adventure is also the world’s largest indoor theme park covering an area of more than 28 football fields, you will want to make sure you are wearing your most comfortable shoes once you visit.

With tones of games to enjoy for all ages, IMG is the perfect weekend getaway to enjoy some valuable time with your kids.

If we have missed any of your favorite family spots, let us know below in the comment section.

As the top real estate agency in Dubai, we believe that part of our mission is to guide our audience to find best facilities in the city, we hope this short article was informative, wishing you and your loved ones happy family times.