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
- Meet & Greet ( Daily except Monday)
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.
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.
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 Palm – See our review. Entertainer allowed!
- Family Fest Brunch @ Bacchanal, Caesar’s Palace Dubai
- Bricks Brunch @ Legoland Dubai Resort
Sunday 2nd July 2023
- Roast by Bubbalicious @ Mina’s Kitchen, Westin Mina Seyahi – See our review
- Sunday Family Fiesta @ World Eatery, Sofitel the Palm – See our review. 50% off if you book directly with Sofitel.
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.
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.
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!