Planning a trip to UAE’s leading tourist destination with kids and wondering how to make the vacation fun for everyone? Dubai is full of attractions, and it’s always very easy for travelers to get lost in its gorgeous beaches, incredible resorts, outstanding buildings, and fascinating sports activities. Being so diverse, the city is full of things every type of vacationist would enjoy. And of course, when traveling with young children, visitors should always be on top of things. Having a plan B is essential because sightseeing can be tiring for kids, and once in the city, there is no room to improvise! Fortunately, with all the kid-friendly activities, Dubai is basically a playground for children. Here are the best spots to visit with kids in Dubai.

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10 Get Lost In Dubai Mall And Its Attractions

Exploring the Dubai Mall is a must-do for every traveler visiting the city, but it is even more fun for kids. Children won't have to witness the same thing more than once in the World's biggest mall! There is a lot at the mall to keep kids entertained. One of the most interesting attractions for kids at the mall is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Here, children will enjoy watching over 140 fish species, including more than 300 sharks, among other creatures. Other places to check with kids in the mall are the Ice Rink, where children can learn ice skating; KidZania, which is suitable for kids in educational games; DubaiDino, an over 155 million years old dinosaur skeleton on display at the mall.

  • Entrance fee for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo: $47 on weekdays, and $61, on weekends
  • Entrance fee for Ice Rink: $13
  • Entrance fee for KiZania: $45.72 for kids, $19.05 for adults
  • Entrance fee for DubaiDino: Free

9 Take Kids To Dubai’s Incredible Waterparks

Waterparks in this city are not only attractions; sometimes, they are actually needed because Dubai is always hot. The good news is that these waterparks are always open for travelers, and they are among the best things to do with kids in UAE's capital. Some of the most loved spots are the Yas Waterworld, Wild Wadi, and Aquaventure. A fascinating trip experience for kids is guaranteed in these spots. Families will enjoy a meal and play with dolphins at Dolphin Bay and enjoy watersports such as kayaking with kids at Wadi Adventure. Dubai is a place to behold!

8 Explore The Dubai Garden Glow

Opening every day from 4:00 pm, the Garden Glow is a perfect place to wander around with kids. Being Dubai’s newer attraction, it is going to amaze almost every visitor. The garden boasts four different parks, each offering a unique experience. Kids are bound to enjoy the spectacular structures displayed in colorful lights in Glow Park. Kids into educative entertainment can head to Dinosaur Park and learn about dinos. The other two parks are Ice Park and Magic Park. The unique installations and glows offer an experience every kid is going to relish!

  • Entrance Fee: $15

7 Wander At The Miracle Garden

Visiting the Miracle Garden will make kids feel like they are in Disneyland. Covering over 72,000 square meters, the Miracle Garden is the world’s largest garden, and over 50 million flowers thrive there. The garden is divided into sections, including the butterfly garden, Disney Avenue, and the Giant Mickey Mouse, each offering a unique experience that will leave children in awe! The area is vast and breathtaking, and there are always guided tours available to help travelers navigate through one of the most impressive gardens on the planet.

  • Entrance Fee : $14

6 Take The Kids On A Desert Safari

A desert safari tour is going to be enjoyable for children. Families can rent a four-wheel drive and enjoy riding over beautiful dunes like Al Qudra and Liwa. There are numerous spots to experience fantastic desert views. Vacationers should pack enough water, food, and other supplies when going on a desert safari. Sandboarding over the dunes is one of the things kids will enjoy doing and can be included as part of the desert safari. An evening safari would give the most impressive desert experience as kids will get to witness the traditional performances and a barbeque apart from being driven around the dunes.

5 Hub Zero

Hub Zero is the perfect spot to visit with teenage kids. They can go through the rides and adventure zones, most of which are filled with reality activities. Some of the tourist favorite spots are Hack Attack and Virtual Arena. They are gun-based and involve people wearing goggles and practicing their sharp-shooting skills by shooting zombies. There are other adventure areas to engage in different fascinating activities. There are also incredible dining areas to sit in and take some good meals as a family.

  • Entrance fee for accessing all the rides: $28

4 Explore Over 3000 Trees And Animal Species At Green Planet

A place with over 3000 species of exotic trees and wildlife doesn’t sound like Dubai. But guess what, there is! The Green Planet is an exotic tropical forest that will give families an incredible opportunity of learning about the tropical forest and the desert at the same time. It will be an educative and interactive trip experience connecting kids with the world’s most important ecosystems on a single tour. Visiting the Green Planet is an experience every kid is going to remember!

  • Entrance Fee: $20

3 Go To Burj Khalifa, The Tallest Building On Earth

Whenever visiting Dubai, exploring Burj Khalifa always tops most tourists’ bucket lists. Going to the top of the building is a unique and fulfilling experience that the whole family is going to find impressive. Standing 2,722 feet high, Burj Khalifa’s height is incredible, and one can’t always see how tall the building is until they find a position to view it from below. Visiting Burj Khalifa in the evening is beautiful as the views from the top are breathtaking.

Tip: Book early enough to avoid waiting long periods and getting frustrated. If one forgets to book in advance, they can try in the morning, as the place is less busy.

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2 Experience The Dubai Fountain

Who would miss the incredible dancing fountains located right at the foot of Burj Khalifa? When traveling to Dubai with kids, Dubai Fountain is a must-see attraction because they will be entertained by the random display of lights and music of the dancing fountains. In the afternoon, vacationers will enjoy a couple of shows performed at the fountain. However, the fountains are most spectacular at night. The fountains are also breathtaking from the top of Burj Khalifa.

1 Explore Legoland Dubai

Children under 12 will definitely enjoy visiting the Legoland Dubai theme park. Just like other Legoland parks across the globe, the one in Dubai is breathtaking, with fantastic rides and shows designed to entertain children. The incredible water park boasts fascinating pools, waterslides, and other kid-friendly activities. However, older kids over 1.2 feet tall will enjoy being here more than younger children. Some of the must-dos at Legoland Dubai are taking adventurous rides and rollercoasters to have the best building experience. Families can book the Legoland Hotel to spend some nights.