Best Dubai Indoor Attractions to take the kids this Summer : 2023 Edition

With the temperature rising, families are starting to look for alternative options to keep the little ones entertained for the summer months. We are pretty lucky that there are so many indoor attractions in Dubai catered for families. A lot of these are also fun for parents as well!

Here’s our list of Indoor Attractions in Dubai that you can take the kids to, this Summer.

Follow us on Instagram as we explore these attractions with the family.

Aya Universe

Take the kids to an immersive entertainment experience at Aya Universe in Wafi Mall. You will be transported into a different universe as you go through the 12 different rooms. They use music, lighting, projections, and in one room – water, to create a unique experience.

Read through our full review on what to expect in Aya Universe with kids.

Kids under 3 go free.

Book Aya Universe tickets here

Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt is an exciting escape room game attraction located in Galleria Mall. It’s definitely one for the older kids, and I guarantee you the parents will enjoy it just as much as well. If solving puzzles is something you enjoy – give it a try.

They have an Alice in Puzzleland theme, Prison Breakout, Aladdin, as well as Jack the Ripper. Have a look at our Alice in Puzzleland experience.

Kids under 8 go free, however is highly recommended for age 7+, except for Jack the Ripper which is 14+

Tickets, and details on Escape Hunt’s website.

The Green Planet

Green Planet is the perfect spot for the little ones to see animals in a temperature-controlled environment. Come up close and personal with a variety of birds, say hi to the hanging slothes and walk through the bat cave. Brave up and the little ones could even hold a giant cockroach!

Kids under 2 go free.

Activities at Green Planet :

  • If you would like the kids to be a Zookeeper for a day, have a read of our experience here.
  • You can now “Adopt an Animal” at Green Planet – to include Lemon the sloth, Kendrick the lemur and more. Don’t worry you are not taking them home, they stay in Green Planet and your adoption will contribute to the research and educational initiatives. See details on Green Planet’s website here.
  • Camping in the Rainforest is back on – starting 2nd June to 29th September 2023, every Friday and Saturday night.

Museum of the Future

Museum of the Future is a great way to teach the kids of how the world might be, in the future. It’s interesting and exciting, as they enter the elevator to ‘outerspace’. There is also in indoor play area on the 1st floor which they will like.

Read through our full review on what to expect at Museum of the Future, if you are going with kids.

Kids under 4 go free.

Book Museum of the Future tickets here.

Neon Galaxy Riverland Dubai

Neon Galaxy is a fun indoor adventure park located in Riverland. The kids will love the indoor playground – it’s all dark, and they play music making it fun for kids and parents alike. Take note of the height restrictions for the different areas.

Read through our full review on what to expect in Neon Galaxy with kids.

More on Neon Galaxy on their website, here.

Kidzania The Dubai Mall

One of our favourite spots to take the kids to, during the summer months is Kidzania in Dubai Mall. We have spent countless hours in here – as they ‘work’ and learn. They can be a firefighter, doctor or a pilot. The kids can learn how it is to work in Rove hotel, changing bedsheets and more. They could be a TV broadcaster or a radio DJ. Kidzania really is educational and so much fun for them. Do note that the minimum age for most activities is 2 year olds.

More on Kidzania on their website, here.

Kids under 2 go free.

Legoland Dubai Parks and Resorts

Legoland has a combination of indoor and outdoor experiences. Miniland is a great place for the little ones to explore the entire Dubai as a miniature Lego City. Take the submarine as you explore the ‘underwater lego world’.

Kids under 3 go free.

Summer 2023 Update : Kids under the age of 13 go free to Dubai Parks and Resorts – to include Legoland, Legoland Waterpark and Motiongate from 1st June – 31st July 2023. One free child with a paying adult.

At The Top Burj Khalifa

If you haven’t yet done it – take the little ones to At The Top in Burj Khalifa. They learn about how this structural marvel was constructed, read and learn about the entire process. Remember to take lots of photos at the 124th and 125th storey of the Burj Khalifa!

Kids under 4 go free.

Tip : Take them to Atmosphere Dubai if you prefer for a bite – kids are welcome in the lounge in the morning and afternoons depending on age.

Ski Dubai Mall of the Emirates

Escape the heat and take the family for a day out in Ski Dubai. You can keep it easy and spend time at the Snow Park with the little ones, or pay a little extra for the Penguin Encounter. Book a skiing or snowboarding session for the little ones and spend an entire day in the snow!

Minimum age for the Snow Park is 2 years old. Kids under 2 are not allowed into Ski Dubai.

Details on Ski Dubai tickets here

La Perle

Take the kids to La Perle – it’s a fascinating and impressive show for everyone, adults included! Note that the show is not recommended for kids under 2 years old, and prices are the same for kids & adults.

Other Indoor Play Areas

An ultimate list of Indoor Experiences in Dubai has prepared been by Brand Dubai – this gives every play area, indoor entertainment venue in all malls as well as standalone venues in the Emirates – have a look at the Indoor Experiences in Dubai list here.

Further to that, we have put together a little list of some Indoor Play Areas in and around Dubai Marina, with offers :

  • Kids HQ, Barsha – 90 AED for 2 hours, for 2 kids with Kidzapp – weekdays.
  • Digit, Springs Souk – 80 AED for 2 hours, for 2 kids with Entertainer. ©
  • Playtorium, Meadows Village – 80 AED for 2 hours (Wed) with Kidzapp.
  • Skyzone, Ibn Battuta Mall – 99 aed (above 110cm) for 1 hour, for 2 kids (or for 2 hours for 1 kid) with Entertainer.
  • Trampo Extreme, Nakheel Mall – 120 AED for 60 mins Jump&Play, for 2 kids with Entertainer.
  • Cheeky MonkeysThe Pointe or JBR –
    • 60 AED for 2 hours (Mon-Thurs) with Kidzapp.
    • 49 AED for 2 hours (Mon-Thurs 9-11:30am only) including coffee + muffin with Kidzapp, called Mommy Mornings.
  • Adventure Zone, Galleria Mall Al Barsha – 149 AED for 2 hour, for 2 kids with Entertainer. LILONE10 for 10% off at MUMZWORLD
  • Skyfall by Treehouse, Bluewaters – 90AED (above 120cm) or 75AED (under 120cm) for 2 hours with Kidzapp – Wednesday offer

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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