Here are some of the indoor places and activities to sort out your kid’s summer blues.
Summertime is finally here for the kids. A round of applause and a pat on the back for their endurance to handle online classes and cope with the new norm (All thanks to the pandemic). But since the summer holidays have started and the weather is getting brutal, it’s understandable how kids can get moody and cranky with zero outdoor activities. This means time to trade off outdoor activities for indoors and keeping them busy.
But hey don’t worry!! From an indoor jungle to snow sports or a theme park, here we have listed down some of the happening places that the kids will enjoy during their summer break.
Here is a fun fact! Oli Oli means joy in the Hawaiian language. Oli Oli is a fun indoor play space for those little explorers and innovators from ages 1 to 12. OliOli®️ is Dubai’s first experiential children’s play museum that offers an incredibly fun experience for children and adults alike in a re-imagined interactive play environment. Edutainment e.g. education and entertainment in one place.
Also, this summer OliOli is running not one, but two camps to keep the little ones occupied between July 4 until August 26.
Kids are definitely going to have a ball of a time in Ski Dubai. Experience winters in the desert. Like literally! Ski Dubai is one of its first and largest ski slopes in the Middle East which offers a variety of activities & gives the kids a chance to ski, snowboard, meet the penguins, zip line or take a chairlift ride. Have a memorable family time with your kids meeting the penguins and exploring the ice caves.
Do the kids fancy a trip to the jungle? Or want to see wildlife. Well, Green Planet Dubai has sorted it out for you. Right amid the desert of Dubai is the Green Planet, an indoor tropical rainforest. Discover the unique wonder of the world’s oldest living ecosystem. The Green Planet is an amazing place for adventurous indoor activities for kids in Dubai for the summer. With over 3000 plants and animals, you feel like you are in the middle of tropical rainforest and not a desert!
Why we all know how the kids are always supercharged with sonic level energy and oh how we wish we could help them with the adrenaline rush. Well, worry no more. Bounce UAE is that one indoor adventure and trampoline park where those kiddos can jump around endlessly as long as they are older than 2. Bounce has two locations in Dubai at Al Quoz and Dubai Festival City, along with Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Also, get ready all the trampoline enthusiasts because BOUNCE Freestyle Academy is back for a special summer term from Sunday, July 4 to Thursday, August 19, and is now open for registration across all UAE venues.
Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo:
One of the most captivating attractions for both kids and adults both. Some 33,000 fish, sharks, and rays call Dubai Aquarium home. Dubai Aquarium offers several experiences to get up, close, and personal with Underwater Zoo brings visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish, and plenty and from feeding stingrays to swimming with sharks.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, daily 10 am to midnight, Dhs130 online, Dhs175 on the door. (thedubaiaquarium.com)
Lego Land, Dubai Parks, And Resorts:
Is your child a Lego enthusiast who can sit for hours and let their creative self out? Well, Legoland is excited to bring an indoor theme park that is made with whooping 20,000 Lego pieces. LEGOLAND® Dubai is the ultimate world of year-round LEGO® theme park adventures for families with children aged 2-12. It will feature over 40 interactive rides, shows, and attractions. So, what are you waiting for? Take your little Lego lovers right away and have a fun-filled adventurous day.
Hive Board Game Café, The Greens
Well for all the indoor board games fans, here is a retreat for you. This Café is one of the chilliest hangout spots in Dubai, and that’s not just because of the AC. Hive has over 400 board games available to choose from and they carry games for children of all ages. They also serve yummy snacks, drinks, and desserts so you can get as comfy as possible. There are even gamer masters at your disposal if you are daunted by the huge range of board games.
More information on Home – Hive (hiveboardgame.com)
Does your child dream of flying? Or wishes to skydive? iFly is the right place for your child. Once you have accepted that jumping out of a plane in Dubai is too terrifying, but that you really want the feeling of weightlessness, then iFly is your only option. Strap on a special suit and enter a 10m indoor glass tunnel and jets of wind will shoot you into the air to (try and) perform aerial stunts.
Open Sun-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.iflyme.com (04 231 6292).
Here are some of the most adventurous indoor activities that your kids with higher energies will enjoy. The summer’s here but if you’ve got little ones, rest assured there’s PLENTY to keep them entertained. 50C ain’t nothing when you’ve got these 8 activities to tick off your bucket list!