Finding ways to entertain the kids is hard enough, particularly when the heat deems it impossible to venture outside during daylight hours. But not to worry, there are plenty of air conditioned activities in the UAE to suit each and every taste – here are five of our favourites:
Unleash your inner child at the world’s biggest indoor adventure theme park. When the weather boasts soaring temperatures and little (if any!) breeze, the sensation of wind gushing past your face as you descend a rollercoaster unbeatable. Younger children go free while standard park admission is Dhs 245. Watch our social channels in the near future, we might just have a competition to win some family passes.
Sand, sand everywhere... apart from when you look into the tropical abyss of this nature haven. Immerse yourself in greenery while butterflies to flutter about – not things that are easy to come by in this humid climate. Adults can expect to pay Dhs 95 while admission for children aged between 3-12 years is Dhs 70. Purchasing a multi pass ticket allows you to visit two or three attractions in City Walk.
For the energetic ones… Bounce
Put a spring in your step and tire out the little ones at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain’s indoor trampoline experience and combine fun with exercise. Pick up a family pass (consisting of two adults and two children under the age of 16) for just Dhs 240. Packages and pricing vary according to which Bounce you visit so be sure to check out their website.
For the golfing enthusiasts… Tee & Putt
Take the whole family for a spot of glow-in-the-dark mini golf at either Wafi Mall (Dubai) or Dalma Mall (Abu Dhabi)… the little ones are never too young to start learning! With weekly promotions, season passes and many other deals, this gets a glowing recommendation.
For the quiet time...The jamjar
Art is in the eye of the beholder and we’ve got all eyes on this funky studio. If you’re after a bit of peace, this is the family indoor day out for you. Throughout the summer months the company will be running kiddie workshops that test and develop different skills. These five day camps (starting from Dhs 650) include sessions on ‘action hero figures’ and ‘calligraphy’ and morning lessons (Dhs 150) on ‘sock puppets’.
After an indoor activity that doesn’t require leaving the house? How about some family baking? We’ve got plenty of delicious ideas, including easy-to-make recipes and those that are more of a challenge. Or, if you’re looking for other fun ways to get the kids helping in the kitchen, click here.