Sticking around with the kids this winter? We’ve put together our best family days out to experience in Dubai with a reboot for 2020.
Whether you’re seeking a budget-friendly family day out at the beach or park, or want the adrenaline rush in the form of thrills and adventures at Dubai’s top theme parks, water parks and attractions you’ll be spoilt for choice with our family activities in Dubai. So, what will you do?
1. Kite Beach
Nothing screams fun family day out more than a trip to the beach! With perfect temperatures, and miles of stunning coastline, Dubai boasts some of the best spots for a day at the beach. Kite Beach is a great location to feel the sand between your toes, and take a dip in the clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. Kids will love the open space to run around, or get creative when building a sandcastle empire on the beach. And, as the name suggests, you can catch the wind a fly a kite too!
Where: Kite Beach, Jumeirah
2. Jameel Arts Centre
One of the best free places to visit in Dubai with family, Jameel Arts Centre is one of our favourite spots to hang out in the city. Located in the up and coming Jaddaf Waterfront, just 5 minutes from Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf, you can spend hours exploring the Sculpture Park, sketching your surroundings, have fun in the open-air playground or catch a film screening in the outdoor amphitheatre.
Where: Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront
3. Motiongate at Dubai Parks and Resorts
For adrenaline adventures for little and big kids, zip down to Motiongate at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Now open for the 2020 season, with more exciting rides expected soon, you can experience Hollywood right here in Dubai. Visit The Smurf’s Village, say hi to Shrek and friends or soar above the Panem capital and districts on The Hunger Games experience. Stay close to the adventure at Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, and get discounted entry – just ask our Reception Team!
Where: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali
Cost: From AED 275 – kids under 3 go free!
4. Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
For a water-based family day out in Dubai, take a trip to Atlantis Aquaventure! Found on the crescent of The Palm, it offers the best of all water worlds with rides, splash zones, lazy rivers and beach access rated Dubai’s No.1 Water Park on TripAdvisor. Whether you’re 3, 33 or 63 you’ll have the best family day out splashing around Atlantis. You can also extend your visit with a stop at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, filled with creatures of the deep!
Where: Atlantis Aquaventure, The Palm Jumeirah
Cost: From AED 169 – look out for UAE Resident offers!
5. The Green Planet
For children who love animals, or are yet to discover the creatures of the rainforest, a trip to The Green Planet is a must. Located in City Walk, just 10 minutes from Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf, the tropical indoor rain forest is home to over 3000 plants and animals such as sloths, bats, birds and reptiles. For those who dare, you can swim with piranhas or for a more relaxing family day out enjoy a picnic brunch with Sloth and friends. Fun isn’t limited to just the day time, you can visit The Green Planet after dark, or even camp overnight in the rain forest!
Where: The Green Planet, City Walk
Cost: From AED 89 – kids under 3 go free!
6. CitySightseeing Dubai
Become tourists in your own city! Hop on the CitySightseeing Dubai bus and have the best day out, ever. If you think you’ve seen it all, this great city tour will show you otherwise. Explore the history of Old Dubai along the red route, or start at the Burj Khalifa and finish up on The Palm as you ride the yellow route south through the city. There’s commentary available in 11 languages – and a special version for a kid’s view of the city.
Where: Various locations, Dubai
Cost: From AED 180 – kids under 6 ride free!
7. Dubai Safari Park
Back for 2020, Dubai Safari Park gets you closer to the animal kingdom than ever before. You can feed the giraffes, spot the cheetahs and say hello to the flamingos during your visit. There’s even a kid’s farm where you’ll find all your favourite animals in one place. Dubai Safari Park is one of best activities for kids in Dubai this winter, and if you’re looking for a place to stay nearby Premier Inn Dubai Dragon Mart is just 10 minutes away in Dragon City.
Where: Dubai Safari Park, Al Warqa 5
Cost: From AED 50 – kids under 3 go free!
When you’re done exploring Dubai, check-in to Premier Inn hotels across the city – where kids 15 and under stay and eat free!