Best Indoor Play Areas in Dubai: KidZania, DIG IT & More

Best Indoor Play Areas in Dubai: KidZania, DIG IT & More

In a place where the sun shines bright and fierce, lies an oasis of giggles and glee - indoor play areas. Adventure-filled rooms where children's laughter resonates and their imaginations run wild.

Kids flock to them, not just to play, but to dream. And parents? They find solace in the echoing laughter, the busy feet, and the myriad of safe explorations.

Simple yet profound, these playgrounds are Dubai's answer to joy, exploration, and memories that last a lifetime. Every visit is a new story, a new game, and a new friend.

It's a win-win, with heaps of fun for little ones and a dash of relaxation for grown-ups. Curious about where to find these happy spots in the city? Let’s dive in.


KidZania is a dynamic, kid-sized city designed especially for children aged 1-14. It offers a blend of fun and learning through realistic role-play, allowing children to step into the shoes of various professions - be it a firefighter, a construction worker, or a fashion designer.

This sprawling 7,000-square-meter space isn't just about entertainment; it's a living classroom. Children navigate the intricacies of a city, earn and manage the city's own currency, “KidZo”, and even learn the importance of community and good citizenship.

By mimicking real-world professions in an environment adapted to their size and interests, KidZania offers a unique blend of fun and education, fostering essential life skills, and helping kids understand the world around them. Whether role-playing, earning and spending KidZos, or just exploring, every visit is a new adventure.

Location: Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm | Last entry at 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm | Last entry at 10 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Economy: 4 - 16 yrs | AED 195
  • Premium: 4 - 16 yrs | AED 260
  • Adult: 17 yrs and above | AED 80
  • Toddler: 2 - 3 yrs | AED 110
  • Baby: 0 - 1 yr | FREE


Dig It in Dubai offers a hands-on construction playground where children's creativity knows no bounds. This engaging space, inspired by a real-life construction site, invites youngsters to dig, build, race, climb, and more.

From maneuvering mini-diggers, driving pedal-powered tractors, racing RC Trucks, or crafting landscapes on an Augmented Reality Sandbox, there are plenty of activities that fuel their imaginations. The space is also dotted with interactive games, like a brick conveyor and a bucket hoist, mirroring the bustling energy of an actual building zone.

For those keen on combining fun with learning, Dig It offers an ever-changing line-up of workshops, ranging from crafting slime to adorning cookies.

Dig It ensures that every little builder leaves with a big smile, having experienced the thrill of construction in a safe, playful environment.

Location: Level 2, Next to Reel Cinemas, Springs Souk, Springs Community

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday - Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Stay & Dig: 3 - 10 years | AED 40 for 2 hours
  • Drop & Dig: 3 - 10 years | AED 125 for 1.5 hours
  • Drop & Watch with Reel Cinemas: 3 - 10 years | AED 125 for 2 hours
  • Each kid has 1 Adult free and an additional adult will be charged AED 40 for 2 hours
  • Kids under 2 go free and an adult with them goes at AED 40

Oli Oli

Oli Oli is an expansive indoor sanctuary where children are encouraged to roam freely across various interactive galleries, constructing rockets in the Air Gallery, navigating Toshi's Nets, or splashing through the Water Gallery.

The activities are tailored to ignite kids' curiosity, creativity, and imagination. The offerings extend to the La Petite Treehouse Cafe, a cozy spot to recharge with nutritious snacks.

Over 45 exhibits across 8 galleries have been meticulously curated by a team of artists, educators, and psychologists. OliOli is not just about fun; it's about fostering a lifelong love for learning in an environment where families grow together.

Location: 62 Street, 4 A, Al Quoz

Operating Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Standard Ticket: 2 - 16 years | AED 139 for 2 hours
  • Standard Ticket: 12 - 23 months | AED 69 for 2 hours
  • Standard PLUS Ticket: 2 - 16 years | AED 159 for 2 hours
  • Standard PLUS Ticket: 2 - 16 years | AED 179 for 3 hours

La La Land

La La Land Kids Club is a vibrant playhouse designed for children aged 18 months to 12 years. Here, young minds are given the freedom to nurture their creativity through diverse activities like crafting paper planes, constructing with Legos, and immersing in art projects.

Beyond just fun, the club provides educational experiences, from hands-on learning in the activity area, featuring play dough, puzzles, and Lego, to story-telling sessions and engaging workshops.

The facility boasts dedicated play areas, including a dynamic playground with slides, ball pools, and trampolines, as well as a soft play zone stocked with toys and dollhouses.

For parents needing a moment, the Drop N Shop service ensures children are well-cared for. With seasonal camps, PS4 gaming zones, and special events like Eid and Christmas celebrations, it truly is a comprehensive world of adventure and learning for every child.

Location: Mirdiff Uptown Mall and Dubai Hills Mall

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday (Mirdif): 8 am- 11 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday (Mirdif): 8 am- 12 am
  • Monday - Friday (Dubai Hills): 9 am- 11 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday (Dubai Hills): 9 am- 12 am

Ticket Price:

  • Soft Playground and Activities Area: 2 years - 10 years | AED 50 for 1 hour
  • Every additional hour is AED 30

Air Maniax

Born from a passion for family entertainment in Dubai, Air Maniax stands as a testament to cutting-edge fun and non-negotiable safety. This unique indoor facility boasts the city's first large-scale inflatable park, combining nostalgia for adults with fresh excitement for kids.

It also features the adrenaline-pumping warrior assault interactive and zip zag, a high-thrill zipline. The cherry on top is their laser frenzy, reminiscent of high-octane heist scenes.

Leveraging modern technology, Air Maniax offers RFID wristbands, allowing visitors to swiftly share their exhilarating experiences on social media.

This home-grown Dubai attraction is dedicated to pushing boundaries in family recreation, welcoming all from toddlers, kids, and schools to adults and corporates promising a heart-racing adventure.

Location: Al Qouz

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 9 am - 10 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am - 9 pm

Ticket Price:

  • General Access: AED 85 for 1 hour | AED 130 for 2 hours
  • Family Pass: 2 adults and 2 kids under 16 years | AED 250 for 1 hour
  • Full Day Pass: AED 199
  • Adult Supervisor: AED 29
  • Zip Zag: AED 25 for 1 ride
  • Lazer FRenzy: AED for 1 ride

Kids HQ

Kids HQ, a renowned children's entertainment hub in Dubai since 2014, offers an expansive 9,000 sq. ft. of sheer fun and learning. Twice crowned the 'Best soft play venue' by the Time Out Kids Awards in 2016 and 2017, it's home to a three-tier soft play area filled with slides, ball pits, and trampolines.

Catering to all ages, it boasts a Toddler area, a Sensory pit, and even a special corner for the youngest attendees with engaging activities and workshops. Parents aren't forgotten either, with a cozy coffee shop equipped with free Wi-Fi to relax in.

Beyond everyday fun, Kids HQ is also a sought-after venue for birthday parties, events, and camps. Their membership offers a month of unlimited access, and they have special deals like 'Sunday Funday' and dedicated toddler workshops.

With the added touch of the Bright Minds Institute, Kids HQ ensures every visit nurtures both fun and growth.

Location: Umm Suquem Road, Al Barsha

Operating Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Soft Play: 6 month + | AED 65 for 2 hours
  • Monthly Drop Off: 8:30 - 2 pm | AED 1200 for a full month

Adventure Parx

Adventure Parx & Cafe is the go-to spot for families looking to have a blast! Created by a family who loves playtime and yummy food, this place is all about fun, food, and safety. With trained attendants always ready to help, kids can dive into action without worry.

Up for a challenge? Try the HoLLA Wall! It’s not just fun; it also gets those brain gears turning. The huge soft play area is perfect for running around, exploring, and building those muscles. For the daring souls, the Rope Course offers a mix of thrill and competition, boosting courage and strength.

And for the little ones, a special Toddler Play Area is designed just for tiny adventurers, helping them think, play, and grow.

Location: Shop 9, Al Ferdous building, Al Safa 1

Operating Hours:

  • Saturday- Wednesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Toddler Access: less than 80 cm | AED 60 for 1 hour
  • Full Access: 80 cm and above | AED 80 for 1 hour

Trampo Extreme

Jump into a world of fun at Trampo Extreme in Dubai! Designed to entertain and thrill, this family-favorite spot boasts a vast trampoline area, where every leap brings a new surprise.

Trampo Extreme features 16 unique jump activities, all set against a vibrant backdrop that changes color by the minute! They also have the world's largest indoor cave area for you to explore.

For the little adventurers, there is a dedicated soft play zone themed around global cities, encapsulating the essence of Dubai's multicultural spirit.

And when it's time for a breather, the Recharge Café by Limetree is the perfect spot to relax and refuel. From toddlers to adults, Trampo Extreme promises a day packed with energy, exploration, and excitement.

Location: First Floor, Nakheel Mall, The Palm Jumeirah

Operating Hours:

  • Saturday- Wednesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Ticket Price:

  • Jump: 3 years + | AED 85 for 1 hour
  • Play: 2 - 8 years | AED 55 for 1 hour
  • Jump & Play: 3 - 8 years | AED 120 for 1 hour
  • Explore: 4 years + | AED 55 for 3o minutes
  • Mini Play: 0 - 23 months | AED 25 for the full day

These spaces, thoughtfully designed, provide children with a refuge to unleash their boundless energy, creativity, and curiosity, irrespective of the desert heat outside.

As more families discover these gems, it's clear that these play areas are not just venues but essential components of the city's lively mix.

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