DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism offers a plethora of activities and experiences that residents and visitors to Dubai can enjoy while staying cool in hot weather. Explore a host of fun attractions and destinations across the city, from swim clubs to indoor ski slopes and ice rinks to underwater adventures that offer plenty of ways for families with children of all ages to relax and enjoy fun. inspiring summer in the city.
Activities to get the adrenaline pumping
Jump for joy and visit Bounce, the largest indoor trampoline park in Dubai. Comprised of wall-to-wall trampolines, airbags and an adventure course, Bounce is the world’s first freestyle terrain park, providing the ultimate indoor playground for those looking to get that adrenaline rush, with parkour courses and freestyle features. For junior jumpers there is a dedicated area with a specially designed trampoline area and climbing boxes.
blue wave is a swimming club offering quality supervision and advanced lessons for “aquatic babies” of all ages. Toddlers, tweens and teens can progress through five levels of swim skills, aptly named Starfish, Goldfish, Dolphin, Sharks and Barracuda, while Blue Wave also offers adult swim lessons and swim sessions reserved for women. With a 25-meter practice pool, a 15-meter learner pool for adults and children, and the fun Splash Island water park, visitors will experience slides, cascading buckets, a forest, and more.
To iFly Dubai, children from the age of three can experience the thrill and experience of skydiving – but without having to rush out of an airplane. This indoor skydiving center is the ideal place for a first experience or to practice skydiving techniques. iFly even offers a state-of-the-art VR experience, combining the thrill of “real” diving with an indoor skydive.
For families passionate about sport and wishing to practice fun physical activities indoors, Dubai Sports World is the ideal destination for this summer. This safe and secure indoor venue offers a range of sports and academic training for all ages as well as a range of activities including football, basketball, cricket, badminton and more.
DXB roll is the home of roller disco in the UAE, offering the ultimate old-school activity for parents to impress their kids with retro vibes and their skating skills. Located in Mina Rashid, the space welcomes roller skaters of all ages and abilities and patrons can rent retro skates on site and even take classes where they can develop all the fundamental skills and learn iconic dance moves on wheels. .
Skiing Dubai has been repeatedly named the best indoor ski resort in the world, and for good reason. The pistes offer five different runs, each of varying lengths and difficulty, which can be enjoyed independently or by joining a session with the in-house ski school, with coaching covering all levels and ages. In addition, the 4,500 m² Snow Park offers sledding, sledding, zorb ball as well as rides including the Mountain Thriller, an adrenaline-filled adventure, transporting riders over 150 m at speeds of up to at 40 km/h. Away from the slopes, an alpine-inspired lodge offers hot chocolate before the little ones change into winter gear to meet the resident penguins for a memorable encounter.
Family challenges and interactive learning experiences
Ideal for competitive families, Puzzle game is an interactive puzzle game hosted in an indoor urban maze. The course is challenging and tests intelligence, cognitive abilities, problem solving skills, endurance and strength. There are over 20 challenges, so families can visit again and again to test their resolve with these physical and mental puzzles.
Children will have the chance to learn real-world skills at Kidzania, an indoor playground and an extensive indoor educational theme park located in the Dubai Mall. Aimed at children aged 4-16, KidZania features realistic setups where children can experience over 70 different professions and the real world of the interactive city. Whether it’s hosting their own entertainment show, learning how to make pizza, or developing money management skills while running their own shop, the possibilities for entertainment and education are endless. .
LEGOLAND Dubai, located at Dubai Parks & Resorts is ideal for families with children aged 2-12. A central feature of LEGOLAND Dubai is MINILAND, an air-conditioned indoor attraction, with over 20 million LEGO bricks creating this unique interactive zone. Featuring iconic landmarks from across the Middle East, such as the world’s tallest LEGO model of the iconic Burj Khalifa, guests can even build their own city on a 10m-long play table or take part in building challenges.
Live enriching experiences
Visitors of all ages can take in sweeping views of Dubai and learn about the city’s history from inside the world’s tallest frame building, which stands 150m high and over 95m wide. Inside this incredible structure, the Dubai frame offers an immersive journey through the city’s history, where families can experience Dubai’s evolution from a small trading port to a global cosmopolitan city. The Dubai setting offers uninterrupted views from the interior Sky Deck where visitors can see ‘old Dubai’ to the north, including Dubai Creek and the historic Al Fahidi district, as well as ‘new Dubai’, located to the south, including the iconic skyline with Burj Khalifa.
Visit The green planet, an incredible bio-dome that houses a rainforest home to over 3,000 plants, birds and animals. Young minds will be captivated by an up-close and personal encounter with the sloth as the sleeping mammal roams freely among the flora. Children of all ages can encounter friendly lemurs or explore the Australia Walkabout and if they’re lucky they might even spot wallabies or the Australian carpet python. Other quirky experiences at The Green Planet include camping overnight in the rainforest, snorkeling with piranhas, or even being a zookeeper for the day.
A day for the whole family
Not only is The dubai mall the largest mall in the world, it is also home to a slew of family-friendly activities, providing an immersive experience for visitors of all ages and interests. With a slew of international cafes and restaurants offering delicious cuisines from around the world, the world’s largest indoor aquarium and an Olympic-sized ice rink, a day at Dubai Mall is packed with attractions suitable for the whole family. Whether you want to take to a magical underwater world or hone your ice skating skills with a lesson at Dubai Ice Rink’s skating academy, families will find a variety of indoor experiences to enjoy this summer.
A unique experience awaits you to take young and old on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of illusions at the Museum of illusions in Al Seef. An educational and sensory experience, the museum is also home to an Anti-Gravity Room, an Infinity Room and even a Rotated Room, all guaranteed to deceive the senses. Families can also head to the Vortex Tunnel, the first of its kind in the area, and wind their way through a “rotating” cylinder, a head-turning adventure!
About Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
With the ultimate vision of making Dubai the world’s leading commercial hub, investment hub and tourist destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to help the government position the emirate as a major hub of global economy and tourism, and in improving the city’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators. As part of this mission, DET strives to strengthen Dubai’s diverse and innovative service economy to attract the best global talent, create a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET supports Dubai’s vision of becoming the best city in the world in which to live and work by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and exceptional quality of life, overall.
DET is the primary planning, oversight, development and marketing authority for Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for the licensing and classification of all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubai Industries and Exports, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai SME, as well as Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Calendar and Dubai Business Events.
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