The school holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy with your family, catching up and visiting relatives. However, keeping the kids entertained can get challenging - especially if you have a week or two stretching ahead. Luckily there are plenty of half term activities in Dubai. We’ve rounded up a bunch of ideas that are sure to keep everyone entertained from a Dubai seaplane adventure, to theme parks and more!
This unique bio-dome is home to more than 3,000 plants and animals, and perfectly situated in the heart of City Walk. Explore different zones from the tree-line to the flooded forest floor and learn more about the flora and fauna that make this earth so fascinating. See bright toucans, colourful snakes and if you’re lucky you might even spot the slow moving sloth! There are multi-pass tickets available that allow entry at nearby Hubzero or Mattel Playtown too. Visit www.greenplanetdubai.com
Dubai Seaplane adventure
Seawings offer an exciting range of scenic tours in Dubai taking the iconic landmarks of the city. Experience the fun of a water take-off and soar 1500 ft high above the city! Flying across the sky and pointing out Dubai’s landmarks with your kids is the most fun seaplane adventure in Dubai! See the towering Burj Khalifa, unique Palm Jumeirah Island and intriguing World Islands. You’ll be able to spot boats crossing Dubai Creek and trace the cars down Sheik Zayed Road before gliding back down on the water. Children under 2 years old fly free as long as they are accompanied by a full-paying adult. Visit www.seawings.ae
This is a massive urban playground where hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge, giant air bags and springs. Let the kids loose in the free jumping area, see how high you can get on the big bag or book in a game of dodgeball! If you’ve got a gang to entertain there are party rooms available for hire making this one of the most perfect half term activities in Dubai and gets the kids active in a fun and safe environment. Visit www.bounce.ae
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium boasts more than 140 species, which means there’s plenty of marine life for the kids to see. Little mermaids will love the mermaid encounters on offer. The Underwater Zoo is a fun, educational experience. Marvel at the world’s biggest crocodile and discover the secrets of the night owl, fruit bat, scorpion and spider. There’s even a ‘junior aquarist experience’ allowing kids to get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at life at the aquarium, help feed the animals and get a close view of the shark feeding. Visit www.thedubaiaquarium.com
Dubai Parks and Resorts
With three theme parks and a water park to choose from there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained at Dubai Parks and Resorts. The Motiongate park offers rides and attractions from three of Hollywood’s top studios. Meet the Smurfs, get zen with Kung-Fu Panda or go on a Hunger Games themed adventure. The resort also boasts the city’s only park that fully embraces the magic of Bollywood, and fans of the iconic kid’s toy can get fully immersed in LEGOLAND – on land and in water! Visit www.dubaiparksandresorts.com
While this isn’t a definitive list, it’s definitely enough to get started on keeping the kids entertained for the holidays. Of course out of all the outings we reckon the Dubai seaplane adventure is the best. Get in touch with us to find out more about going on a Dubai seaplane adventure with your family, and children fly at a discounted rate.