Childhood is meant to be a beautiful time in life. Kids should be given the freedom to dream, play and enjoy to the fullest. As a parent, it isn’t always easy to engage your kids. With this in mind, it is good to be aware of fun activities you can turn to for the weekend. Our kids are our future and it is our responsibility to stretch and enrich them. Dubai has a lot to offer - here’re a few options it won’t hurt to add to your list.
Go for a movie
Kids love the movies. Parents, you know how your daughter loved “Tangled” or how your son adored the “Avengers”. The cinemas are a perfect choice. They are engaging, exhilarating and yummy (for those of us munching on caramel popcorn). Whether it's the latest action blockbuster or an animated extravaganza - whatever be the choice of cinema for your young one - you can find a show at VOX Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates to keep them entertained.
● VOX regular offers a magnificent cinematic experience in a comfortable environment.
● VOX Max offers a greater viewing experience with a mega screen and an incredible surround-sound system.
● VOX GOLD, a deluxe option, offers an exclusive lounge with an extensive menu of snacks, a private on-call waiter service as well as larger seats with more space for you and your family!
Location: Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: +971 600 599905
The largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai, Magic Planet offers an incredible variety of attractions, games, and rides for both the young and the old. It features the first ever 4D theatre in the UAE, seven award-winning rides, a state-of-the-art RoboCoaster and a one of a kind-racing simulator. Magic Planet is located at the Mall of the Emirates and is easily reachable by the Dubai Metro since the mall is just a short walk from the station.
Location: Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 341 4444
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday-Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday-Saturday)
DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre)
DUCTAC is a one-of-a-kind multi-purpose creative and performing arts centre. Built with an aim to contribute to the overall creative and artistic ecosystem of the city, this multifaceted and multicultural performance space is representative of the diversity of Dubai. It regularly hosts performances, exhibitions, and workshops by artists from across the world, offering you and your kids a choice of artistic delights that are both entertaining and culturally educational.
Location: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 341 4777
9.00 AM-10.00 PM (Saturday-Thursday)
2.00 PM-10.00 PM (Friday and holidays)
Dubai Miracle Garden
A real treat for the eyes, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's largest natural flower garden, spread over an area of 72,000 square metres and hosting over 109 million flowers. It is also home to Dubai Butterfly Garden, a beautiful indoor butterfly sanctuary featuring over 15,000 butterflies from 26 different species. Whether you find them enchanted by the natural beauty of the flowers or the poetic elegance of the butterflies, the Miracle Garden is sure to offer your kids an experience inspired by nature.
Location: Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand Area
Phone: +971 52 960 8192
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sunday-Thursday)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays)
Dubai Garden Glow
Offer your kids an extravagant light show that’s sure to enthral and entertain them. Watch the joy on their faces as they stroll through this world of magical light work, featuring incredible glowing structures of plants, animals, and iconic buildings. Lead your kids into the exciting world of the dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Park. These mechanical prehistoric giants will have them squealing with excitement. The Garden Glow also hosts a large food pavilion that offers delicacies from across the world.
Location: Zabeel Park Gate 6 & 7 Zabeel Area, Dubai
Phone: +971 56 446 7842
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Saturday - Wednesday)
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM (Thursday & Friday)