What to do with kids this Eid al Adha break in Dubai – 2023

Well well – not often do we get such a long break in Dubai, do we? Four working days off – that’s a proper 6 days off with the little ones. Here’s a little collection of things that you could do with the kids, if you are planning to stay on, or fly into Dubai from Tuesday 27th June to Sunday 2nd of July 2023.

Adventures at Times Square Centre

Take the kids to Times Square for a day of entertainment and festivities.

  • When : Wednesday 28th June – Friday 30th June 2023
  • Details (Timing shown is pm) :
    • 1:30 – 2:15 Science fun show & workshops
    • 1:30 – 3:10 Charlie & Friends Pantomime Play & workshops.
    • 3.10 – 5:30 Face painting & sweets distribution
    • 3:15 – 3:45 Slime workshops
    • 4:00 – 4:30 Fairy Bubble show
    • 4:30 – 5:00 Science show & workshops
    • 5:00 – 5:30 Charlie & Friends Pantomine Play and workshops.

Eid Fun for the Littles Ones at Dubai Festival Plaza Mall

Take the kids to Dubai Festival Plaza mall for a whole lot of exciting experiences – see details below.

  • When : Wednesday 28th June – Saturday 1st July 2023

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight at Ibn Battuta Mall

Attention all Batman Fans! Get ready for exciting and interactive activations at Ibn Battuta Mall this summer that will transport fans of all ages into the iconic DC Universe.

Details on Ibn Battuta Mall website here.

  • When : Thursday 29th June – Friday 28th July | 2-10pm

Justice League at Nakheel Mall The Palm

Get up close and personal with the legendary members of the Justice League and get that picture perfect photo with your favourite DC Superhero character. Experience the adrenaline rush of fighting villains and saving the day in an immersive virtual reality journey.

Details on Nakheel Mall’s website here.

  • When : Thursday 29th June – Friday 28th July| 1-9pm
    • Meet & Greet ( Daily except Monday)
      • 3:15 PM – 3:40 PM
      • 4:15 PM – 4:40 PM
      • 6:00 PM – 6:25 PM
      • 7:30 PM – 7:55 PM

Legoland Waterpark, Legoland Dubai and Motiongate

As the official public holiday and therefore blackout dates are June 28th to July 2nd, this means that you can still avail to the Kids go Free offer on Tuesday June 27th, of alternatively this weekend – Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June.

Ultimate Summer Colour Trends Sale

Note that this is 1 free kid ticket (ages 11 and under) with 1 paying adult ticket.

Get Dubai Parks & Resorts Tickets here.

See our list of Dubai Indoor Attractions for other inspo.

Restaurants with Kids Can Play

There’s a handful of restaurants where little ones can play indoors.

Phileas Foggs

Our favourite for kids our age (3, 5 and 7) would be Phileas Foggs, as you can grab a drink during happy hour at the same time (12-7pm weekdays)! Note that the terrace area is completely covered right now, with proper air-condition for the summer months!


Another fun one for the whole family is Wavehouse in Atlantis the Palm. Have a read through our detailed review of Wavehouse.

Go during happy hour, which is 5-8pm daily for discounted drinks. There’s live music 5:30-8:30pm on weekends which is always fun for everyone. Tip : Download the Atlantis Circle app for discounts on the bill!

See our ultimate list of Restaurants with Indoor Play Areas here.

Family Brunch with Kids Entertainment

Good news – a lot of family brunches are still on over the summer months.

Our recommendations for the Eid weekend?

Saturday 1st July 2023

  • Fork & Cork Brunch @ Crescendo, Anantara the PalmSee our review. Entertainer allowed!
  • Family Fest Brunch @ Bacchanal, Caesar’s Palace Dubai
  • Bricks Brunch @ Legoland Dubai Resort

Sunday 2nd July 2023

See our ultimate list of Family Brunches 2023 : Summer Edition.

Here’s a competition for you to join as well, if you want to win a table for the family at Roast by Bubbalcious!

Take the kids to a business lunch!

With certain discount apps not valid over the public holidays – why not take the little ones for a ‘business lunch’? Something different! Alternatively, if you have help at home and would like to do a lunch date with your husband, you can do a business lunch as well.

Canary Club

We recommend Canary Club with the little ones, as you could take them to the playground at the end of the day. PS – Their business lunch runs till 4pm, and then happy hour starts at 5pm!

See our list of Business Lunches in Dubai Marina and surroundings – all venues shown in BLUE are still available this week.

Pool and Beach Day

With tourist season in full swing during Eid, not many places will allow day passes. Do give hotels a call before you head over as it is always subjected to availability on the day.

For a full list of hotels and beach clubs in the Dubai Marina end of town, have a look at our Dubai Pool & Beach Day Passes listing.

Our recommendation?

Ladies Day at Zenzi Beach

Do a family pool & beach day at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray during Zenzi Beach’s ladies day on Tuesday 27th June.

Their ladies day offer is still on – that’s complimentary entry for ladies from 10am, with 2 drinks and a fruit platter from 12pm. What a fab deal, isn’t it? Kids under 4 enter for free. Men pay 350AED fully redeemable, and Kids ages 4-12 pay 175 AED fully redeemable.

50 activities to do with kids – by MyDesertVilla

The amazing and very resourceful Camilla (or Maureen) of MyDesertVilla has put together a very informative list of 50 activities to do with the kids this summer. With her permission, we are adding her recommendations here. Save this as it will definitely keep you busy for not just Eid but the entire summer break!

Check back soon as we add more to the list!

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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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