Dubai has a lot of tourism components that make it a favorite destination for many throughout the year. With the school holidays approaching, families are looking for unique places for recreation, entertainment and spending fun times. During the last period, Dubai witnessed the resumption of many recreational activities, increasing the capacity of destinations, tourist attractions and shopping centers, as well as hosting and organizing events, while at the same time taking care to implement all precautionary measures.
Since it's summer, the time is perfect to search for the emirate's diverse indoor and air-conditioned destinations to spend quality times away from the high temperatures. Dubai fulfills the aspirations of families and children of all ages, with its abundance of destinations that offer endless options of entertainment experiences in a cool and refreshing atmosphere, from indoor skating rinks and water adventures to other artistic and cultural centers.
Here is a list of the many ideal destinations that offer unique experiences for families:
The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination, offers a wide range of family activities and immersive experiences for all its patrons of all ages and interests. Designed to Olympic standards, it offers training sessions to enhance their skateboarding skills, and other stops that ensure families have an exceptional day out.
While Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, which has been chosen as the best indoor ski resort in the world for several times, stands out as an ideal option to spend the most beautiful times, as it includes five ski tracks of varying lengths and levels of difficulty to suit different skills, and includes an indoor ski school that offers private lessons for beginners and professionals under the supervision of specialized trainers . The snow park, which extends over an area of 4,500 square meters, provides activities for skiing, tobogganing, inflatable balls and various games, including Mountain Thriller, which takes visitors on an exciting adventure at an altitude of 150 meters at an estimated speed of 40 km / h. While the Swiss-style chalets allow the little ones to savor hot chocolate before going on a snowy trip and get to know the penguins up close.
While the Green Planet eco-dome invites its visitors to explore the atmosphere of the tropical forests, as it embraces more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds. It allows guests of all ages to relive the amazing moments watching sloths or lemurs strolling through the trees. The green forest takes the little ones on a journey into the Australian wilderness, as well as the chance to see wallabies or carpet snakes. Exceptional experiences at The Green Planet range from adventure camping in the rainforest to piranha diving, as well as the assignment of a day park ranger.
Cultural and interactive experiences
Visitors to the Dubai Frame can enjoy panoramic views of Dubai from inside the largest frame-shaped building in the world, at least 150 meters high and 95 meters wide. This amazing landmark takes families on an exciting journey into the emirate's glorious past, where they can explore the evolution of Dubai, which has transformed from a small trading port into a world famous city. The indoor observation deck in the Dubai Frame provides exceptional views of the old city from the north, including Dubai Creek, and the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, as well as New Dubai from the south, including the Burj Khalifa and other high-rise towers.
Dubai Opera performances are an unmissable option for families who love cultural experiences, as the house, designed in the form of a heritage sailboat, hosts a range of comedy shows, rock, pop and jazz concerts, the most famous plays around the world and other artistic programs. Visitors can also go on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about its architecture, the secrets of the theater, and see the sculptures and artworks featured within the destination and its surroundings.
As for the Museum of Illusions in Al Seef, it takes its visitors on an unforgettable journey into the amazing world of optical illusions. In addition to its educational and interactive experiences, the museum houses rooms that capture the eyes and deceive the senses, including the tilted gravity challenge room, the infinity room and the inverted room. Families can head to the vortex tunnel, the first of its kind in the region, which is a revolving cylinder that takes them on an adventure full of excitement and suspense.
Challenging and competitive family experiences
Roll DXB has recently opened its doors in Mina Rashid, in front of roller skating enthusiasts, to the classic disco tunes. The destination welcomes skiers of all ages and levels, and offers skate rentals, as well as educational lessons that allow them to develop their basic skills and learn dance moves.
Jumble provides families with an interactive, challenging and competitive experience, as contestants embark on exciting adventures that test their mental and cognitive abilities, puzzle solving skills and endurance. The maze offers more than 20 challenges, ensuring guests will re-experience to solve puzzles and explore their physical and mental possibilities.
Indoor sports and fitness enthusiasts will find something to suit their tastes when visiting Dubai Sports World, which is an ideal stop for enjoying summer experiences. This place, distinguished by its safe environment that meets safety standards, offers a range of sports and academic training sessions for all ages, as well as a range of activities including football, basketball, cricket, badminton and many more.
Dubai guests will have a luxurious experience in a safe and comfortable atmosphere for relaxation, as all these destinations have received the "Dubai Guarantee" seal, which confirms the commitment of all companies, hotels and tourist destinations to implement health and safety measures. The seal, which is renewed by the competent authorities every two weeks, contributes to reassuring the guests of the commitment of all to the approved preventive measures. In addition, the World Travel and Tourism Council awarded Dubai the Safe Travel Seal of 2020 to enhance the confidence of travelers to visit it, as one of the safe tourist destinations.
Families can explore more events and activities across the emirate. For more information about events and activities in Dubai, please visit the Dubai Calendar website and mobile application.