Top 10 Dubai Family Activities

Did you know that Dubai is a fantastic destination for the most exciting, fun-packed family activities and adventures? Let us introduce you to ten thrilling things to see and do whether you have teenagers or younger children there will be something your whole family will love, we promise!



Inspired by Hollywood, this is a fantastic place to take the whole family and it is the only place outside of Hollywood where you will get to experience movie magic, with areas including Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks and Lionsgate. The Smurfs Village is a particularly popular place which has rides and attractions from the cartoon and you may be lucky enough to meet your favourite blue-toned characters and put your selfie stick into action. Look! There's Shrek in the background!


Ski Dubai Indoor Skiing

This is the world's largest indoor snow park which contains slopes, and real snow and is fantastic for skiers, toboggan riders and snowboarders. You may also spot some Gentoo and penguins in the area during their March of The Penguins activity each day! You can get a full-day Polar Pass which includes a snow jacket, pants, boots and a helmet for children under 13, as well as disposable socks and fleece gloves. Imagine, skiing in the desert, it doesn't get better than this!


Aquaventure Waterpark

This is part of the fantastic Atlantis the Palm which combines some fantastic thrill rides with some top educational animal exhibits where you can feed cow nose rays and see a shark lagoon. There is a private beach for the adults to enjoy and there are many slides and rides that are lots of fun for all ages you can see some stunning views across Dubai on the higher (scarier) rides!


Thrill Zone Laser Tag

For active teens, Laser Zone Arena reaches heady heights of over 3,000 feet and each session is 15 minutes of laser targeting fun! Enjoy short-themed '6D' movies which have special effects plus additional elements like wind, rain, fog simulation and chair motion for a unique laser adventure.


Tee & Putt Mini Golf - Glow in the Dark

This is an 18-hole indoor golf course, which features multi-dimensional special effects, glow-in-the-dark features and interactive obstacles, targets and creative designs. The whole family can have fun or get super competitive in this modern, exciting indoor golfing experience.


Mattel Play! Town

This is a great option for youngsters as they will get to see some of their favourite TV characters in their own worlds as costumed characters. These include Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina. Can we fix it? Yes, we can!


Lost Chambers Aquarium

This is a fantastic place for teens who enjoy animals, history, and particularly mythology, in this recreation of the Lost City of Atlantis as it might look under the ocean. You will tour around the sea's most amazing underwater creatures including sharks, jellyfish, piranhas and stingrays and you can also see the largest open-air marine habitat in the Middle East here. You can download the app before you go so that you can use it when you are there and find out more about each area and interact with puzzles and games that are in the aquarium.

This features a variety of multi-themed areas from medieval dragons to underwater adventures surrounded by tiny pieces of Lego, it's what dreams are made of! Kids get to create their own masterpieces along the way and adults can too if they are well-behaved. There is also MINILAND where you get to see lots of local landmarks and international attractions in miniature Lego form!


Hysteria Haunted House

This haunted experience is so scary you have to be over 18 to take part. Sorry kids! The story is of two crazed parents who have somehow lost their children (as you do) and are seeking revenge for whoever has taken them! Maybe it is one of you who has taken them, or so they think! Get your running shoes on! The special effects are amazing, so prepare yourself to be scared silly!


Virtual Worlds Gaming

Using the very latest state-of-the-art VR technology you get to choose from a variety of games including horror, first-person shooters, fitness, puzzle and art games and there is a kid's arcade for younger children. You can play single or multiplayer with some popular games including Onward, The Art of Fight, Battle Dome and The Nest. Explore a whole new virtual world...a new fantastic point of view...