The best kids activities in Dubai

Dubai is a fantastic family holiday destination offering hot weather, superb beaches and a huge array of fun activities to keep the kids happy and the grown-ups sane. This Radisson Blu blog covers our pick of some top kid-friendly attractions in Dubai. Check it out for fantastic tips to get the most out of your family holiday to Dubai.

Cool down in Dubai

So you’re visiting Dubai with the family. It’s hot the kids are thirsty and you’re considering hitting one of Dubai’s gorgeous golden beaches. For something a little different how about a spot of skiing?

Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers hours of fun on your family holiday to Dubai. Don’t be fooled, it is really cold inside, whether you are a skiing enthusiast or just want to throw some snowballs around, the kids will adore this winter wonderland.

Enjoy snowy thrills all year round

Great for beginners or for adrenalin junkies, the resort offers five runs of varying difficulty, with equipment hire and a range of skiing and snowboarding lessons available. Pre-booking is recommended and for safety reasons it’s important to note that children under three are not allowed into Ski Dubai, to help plan your trip, check out admission details at Ski Dubai.

Why not treat the kids to a visit to the Penguin Encounter? Ski Dubai recently welcomed a colony of Gentoo and King Penguins to the resort where you can get up-close to a snow penguin. At the Snow Park you can enjoy wintery thrills on the bobsled run or the tobogganing hills, an experience that is sure to exhilarate the whole family.

Visit Dubai Mall for family fun under one roof

Before you think that mixing shopping with children is a bad idea. Think again. Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest shopping malls and is packed with fantastic family entertainment. Located in Downtown Dubai on Doha Street, the Dubai Mall is home to some world-class children’s activities.

Family fun at Kidzania

Kidzania is an award-winning, interactive entertainment centre that you won’t want to miss. Kids love to dress up, but Kidzania takes role playing to another level, allowing children to get a real insight into 80 grownup occupations. Forget doctors and nurses! Kids can transform into a radio host, model or photographer right through to a pilot or comic book artist.
Open 7 days a week, adults must be accompanied by a child to enter Kidzania and entry prices start from AED 140. Which profession will your little one choose?

So much to explore at Dubai Mall

There is something for everyone at Dubai Mall. Video game fans can check out Sega Republic an amazing indoor theme park which has five zones of fun and over 170 amusement games.

See spectacular views

A visit to Dubai Mall should include a visit to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. To get to the 124th level first you will have to experience a thrilling trip in one of the world’s fastest elevators. If your heart isn’t pumping on the ride up, then it will be after you see the panoramic 360 degree views from the top.

A great spot to capture some cool family memories, the tower is a wonderful and unique holiday experience for the kids to boast about when they get home. Prices start from AED 125 and pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid long queues, especially on the weekends.

Take a fascinating marine journey

For animal lovers, a visit to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is essential. Located on the ground floor in the centre of Dubai Mall, you’ll be treated to a unique underwater experience as you walk through the 48 metre aquarium and come face-to-face with sharks and sting rays.

After the aquarium you can check out more aquatic creatures at the impressive Underwater Zoo. The kids will see everything from piranha and otters to crocodiles, with over 40 aquatic displays make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get the most out of your visit to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is handy to the Dubai Mall in central Dubai. After enjoying fun family activities what could be better than staying at a city centre Dubai hotel that offers pure indulgence.

The stunning 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek offers luxurious family rooms with all the mod-cons your family will need. With superior service all topped off with sensational water views, book your Dubai holiday accommodation with us today.

Enjoy fun in the sun (and snow) when you explore Dubai with the kids!

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