What To Do At Dubai With Kids?

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From the world’s largest theme and waterparks and a museum that transports visitors to the future, to an authentic desert safari adventure, a summer in Dubai truly promises to delight all senses for families!

Looking forward to a sun-sational and invigorating vacation? Hailed as the most popular travel destination in the world by Tripadvisor in 2022, here's why you may wish to consider a visit to Dubai with the family! 

Scroll down for some of the attractions families should not miss when they set foot in Dubai.

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For a limited time only, travellers from Singapore can enjoy special promotion fares to Dubai when flying with Emirates, with all-inclusive Economy Class fares from Singapore to Dubai starting at S$579, Business Class fares starting at S$2,529, and First Class fares starting at S$8,949. Bookings have to be made from 2 May to 22 May 2022, for travel from 5 May to 31 December 2022, both dates inclusive.

Furthermore, with the return of “My Emirates Pass Summer Edition”, Emirates’ customers arriving in or stopping over in Dubai can also unlock special deals and discover the best of the city’s attractions, retail experience, and culinary highlights. From 1 May to 30 September 2022, Emirates’ customers can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification to enjoy exclusive deals at hundreds of retail, leisure, and dining outlets in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

1. Atlantis Aquaventure

Photo Credit: visitdubai.com

Atlantis Aquaventure is home to the world's tallest waterslide, aptly named the ‘Odyssey of Terror’, as well as the famed ‘Leap of Faith’ open-air ride, which promises riders a euphoric experience with its speedy near-vertical plummet.

Not just adventure, this water adventure park is among world’s largest waterparks with over 105 slides, activities, and entertainment! Families can also get up close and personal with hundreds of marine animals inside the underwater world of the Shark Lagoon, or suit up for an exhilarating afternoon of watersports at the private beach located within the waterpark.

Looking for adventure? Take a stroll through the Lost Chamber Aquarium and discover the depths of the sea and the wonders of marine life. With more than 65,000 creatures within the 11-million-litre aquarium and 21 unique exhibits, it is the perfect learning journey for children and adults alike.

Tickets starts from $41.30, or with the return of “My Emirates Pass Summer Edition”, Emirates’ customers can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification at the ticket counter to enjoy 20% discount on general admission to Aquaventure Waterpark and 40% discount on general admission to the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

2. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Photo Credits: IMG Worlds of Adventure Facebook

Among the world’s largest indoor theme parks and Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination, the IMG Worlds of Adventures brings together the best-loved cartoon and superhero themes with state-of-the-art roller coaster rides and adventure zones.

Fans of The Avengers can bask in the Marvel Universe at the dedicated Marvel zone and walk in the shoes of their favourite superheroes for a day. Get on some of the most thrilling rides, including the gravity-defying ‘Thor Thunder Spin’ and the hyper-realistic ‘Hulk Epsilon Base’ 3D ride.

Children are not forgotten! Come catch characters from the Power Puff Girls and soar high on an adventure with Finn and Jake from Adventure Time at the Cartoon Network zone, which also houses the world's largest Ben 10 retail store. To conclude the day, visitors can wind down by catching a film at the theme park’s massive IMAX theatre, which boasts three VIP screens and a seven-star service experience.

Get tickets at from $77.69 from Klook, also Emirates’ customers can enjoy 30% discount on general admission to IMG Worlds of Adventure with “My Emirates Pass Summer Edition”.

3. Desert Safari with Arabian Adventures

Photo Credits: www.arabian-adventures.com

A holiday to Dubai will not be complete without an escapade to the deserts. For adventure families who thrive on adrenaline, buckle up, hold on tight, and be whisked off into the endless sand dunes on a trusty 4-wheel drive.

For those who prefer to savour the tranquillity of the desert, a plethora of other activities await – catch the sunset, ride a camel, enjoy a barbeque dinner, or try out glamping within the pristine dunes.

From 1 May to 30 September 2022, Emirates’ customers can enjoy 15% discount when they book with Arabian Adventures, for Exclusive Desert Experience - Private Vehicle, Shared Evening Safari with Premium Beverages, Dune Buggy Driver Experience, and VIP Desert Safari - Sharing.

4. Marina Sightseeing Cruise

Photo Credits: Tour Dubai Facebook

Enjoy the city's most iconic skylines with unrivalled panoramic views from the Marina Sightseeing Cruise! Hope onto the cruise and enjoy a journey through Dubai in a handcrafted wooden dhow. Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the hour-long tour offering a unique perspective of the city’s architecture, culture, and history.

Emirates’ customers landing in Dubai from 1 to 31 May can enjoy a complimentary Tour Dubai Marine Sightseeing Cruise.

5. Museum of the Future

Photo Credits: Museum of the Future Facebook

Opened in Feburary this year, Dubai's Museum of the Future is toured as "the most beautiful building in the world". Bringing together the best of science, technology, and innovation, the museum explores the endless possibilities and visions for the future of humanity.

Families can explore cutting-edge multi-sensorial exhibits across seven floors as they journey to the year 2071. The pillarless architectural and engineering marvel stands at 77 meters and invites visitors on an inspiring and immersive experience they can never forget.

Tickets start from $54.69 from Klook. 

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, don't forget to visit these 5 places and create more family fun with the kids! 


*Cover image adapted from Museum of the Future, IMG Worlds of Adventure and Arabian Adventures. 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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