With the long hot Summer days ahead, there’s no better time to take advantage of Dubai’s MASSES of fabulous things to do at a snip of the price (with the added bonus that it’s half deserted of course!) Here’s our top picks that’ll ensure you’ll survive Summer having the time of your lives in true Dubai style!


Make the most of the season with LEGOLAND Dubai‘s  brilliant “Summer Play Pass” which allows unlimited entry to the park throughout the 90 Days of Summer!

The promotional pass is amazing value priced at the cost of a 1-day ticket to the park, making it easier than ever for the whole family to return again and again for brick-tastic fun until 14th September. BUILD, PLAY and ENJOY endless summer fun with a whole host of activities taking place every day in the The Café terrace in MINILAND where it will be transformed into a LEGO®️ themed Summer Garden Party! You can even join in the AWESOME family brunch that takes place every Friday at the same spot between 12pm – 3pm with live cooking stations, fresh meals, unlimited desserts and drinks for AED 59 for kids and AED 89 per adult – bargain! 

What: LEGOLAND Dubai

Cost: AED 245 with under 3’s going free

To book: Visit their website 


You can beat the heat this summer with a visit to Dubai’s newest and coolest waterpark – Laguna Waterpark! Located in the heart of beachfront destination La Mer, Laguna Waterpark boasts a range of epic attractions, chill-out zones and even unlimited re-entry.

With temperate-controlled pools and four unique zones dubbed Surf, Relax, Slide and Splash that target all ages (and adrenaline levels), you’ll find a lazy river, a dedicated kids’ zone and the first of its kind in the region; the Wave Oz 180 FlowRider and more. Laguna Waterpark has PLENTY on offer for families with children of all ages as well as offering waterfront cabanas, an infinity pool and a pool bar for parents!

What: Laguna Waterpark

Where: La Mer, Dubai

Cost: Prices start from AED 125 online for a day pass 

To book: Visit their website


Located at four hot spots around the city, including The Beach, City Walk, Box Park and La Mer, Roxy Cinemas will be showing all of the latest blockbusters to hit this region, including the super-cute remake release of the all-time Disney favourite, The Lion King – hooray!

Every Tuesday, mummies can make the most of ‘Roxy Mamas’ mornings – giving you the chance to connect with friends over breakfast between 9am – 10am in their premium lounge, and then watch a blockbuster in the comfort of Platinum Plus seats from 10am, (with reclining seats that are big enough for mum and baby to kick back and relax together.)  

What: Roxy Cinemas

Where: The Beach, City Walk, Box Park and La Mer

Cost: Prices start from just AED 36

To book: Visit their website


This is a brilliant activity for you to challenge your friends and family to the Middle East’s first (of course) ice-themed mini-golf course!

You can escape those blasting temperatures and play a round of 9-hole, indoor mini-golf at Dubai’s coolest spot – Dubai Ice Rink and all for only AED 40 per person!

This one-of-a-kind mini-golf course is designed to test your aim, accuracy and putting skills! 

What: Ice Golf

Where: Dubai Ice Rink, Level 1, Dubai Mall

Cost: AED 40 per person

To book: Visit Dubaiicerink.com or head down to their ticketing counters


Are your kids up for the ultimate summer challenge? Of course they are! KidZania Titans is an obstacle course designed to challenge and inspire kidZ with physical endurance and mental determination! From the climbing net, to the monkey maze, ninja ladder, slack line and many more fun obstacles, the challenge is on to see who can get through the course the fastest!

What: KidZania Titans Obstacle Course

Where: Level 2, KidZania, Dubai Mall

Cost: Free with every Premium ticket purchased that costs AED 250

To book: Visit kidzania.ae or turn up on the day!


Dubai’s only indoor rainforest, The Green Planet is one to hit this summer. With over 3,000 exotic plants and a fab range of resident animals, this tropical, green indoor oasis gives children the chance to encounter the wonders of nature and get up close to some of their iconic wildlife.

Just like being in a real rainforest, challenge the children to spot their colourful toucan, witness a feeding frenzy of over 1,000 piranhas daily at 4pm, or seek out the sleepy sloths who like to roam the tropical biodome as well as taking in an Australian Walkabout.

Split your time into multiple visits by taking advantage of The Green Planet’s ultimate summer pass, which offers unlimited entry back there to enjoy more until 30th September prices at AED 265 for children and AED 295 for adults.

What: The Green Planet

Where: City Walk

Cost: Day tickets start at AED 99 online or pay AED 115 at the door (last tickets sold online at 4.30pm or at the gate at 6pm)

To book: Visit their website 


If fun rides, arcade games and VR experiences are your kid’s cup of tea, then they’re going to LOVE the new rides and experiences this summer at VR Theme Park! They’ll get a chance to try the brand-new rides including “Cosmo Jets” (an interactive game where players control the vehicle movement while shooting on the screen) and take a relaxing ride through the sky in the much-loved “Flying Chairs”. With “Magic Bikes”, the harder they pedal, the higher they fly, offering oodles of fun, you’ll be dragging them away from this one!

What: VR Park

Where: Level 2, Dubai Mall

Cost: Super 7 pass (choose any 7 rides or experiences) for AED 119 or AED 169 for a Super 7 pass + 100 credit

To book: Visit vrparkdubai.com or turn up at their ticket counters!


The award-winning edu-play attraction, Mattel Play! Town is a brilliant spot for Toddlers this summer, promising to leave big smiles on faces and set imaginations racing, as the indoor venue located in the heart of City Walk offers a host of immersive experiences with character favourites and interactive games.

In addition to a monthly picnic with Barney & Friends, this magical venue has recently launched an all-new line-up of live shows that are a HUGE hit with the little people! Toddlers can sing and dance away with the world’s favourite purple dinosaur Barney & Friends, as well as meeting Fireman Sam and working together at the fun-packed Bob the Builder stage show.

They’ll also get to meet Angelina Ballerina and Thomas and Friends, so escaping the blazing heat with this much fun will go down as a huge hit for Toddlers this summer.

What: Mattel Play! Town

Where: City Walk

Cost: Full day access starts from AED 99 online or AED 125 on the door.

To book: Visit their website


A full day of adrenaline and adventure awaits older children this summer at Hub Zero in City Walk where the fully themed immersive family entertainment centre that features over 12 different rides and attractions, is guaranteed to thrill!

Kids can battle a zombie infested city in Virtual Arena, put pedal to the metal and race their friends in Hyper Drive, rise to new heights, the vertical climbing adventure, Hero Zone, play like a team in Gears of War or test your wits across multiple arcade games.

What: Hub Zero

Where: City Walk

Cost: Prices start at AED 75

To book: Visit their website

Read more: 

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