Mums, dads, kids, and the rest of the gang… With World Family Day approaching, we want to make sure that you have lots of fun together in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi! Luckily for you, we got lots of inside information from the parents here at the ENTERTAINER office, so our recommended activities have all been tried and tested!
Where to have fun this World Family Day
Location: Al Barsha
Suitable for: All ages
Escape the heat with the whole family and be greeted with Pom Juice & smiling faces! Pomegranate Institute tailors courses to the precise needs of their learners of all ages. Want to broaden your horizons and learn another language? Even if you prefer learning multiple languages in one course, the Pom team offers a MLC Course, where you can learn up to 3 languages in just one course. This beautiful institute has created a range of unique courses that aim at entertaining families: maids & nannies training courses, playgroups and creative arts classes linked to up-cycling your wardrobe and charity linked projects. They also have a range of training programs such as brain training, public speaking, business ethics, and stress management. All this and more in an atmosphere that has the friendliest two cats, Seedy and Mia!
Location: Dubai Marina Mall & City Centre Mirdif
Suitable for: Children aged 2-7
A sanctuary of all indoor activities, Little Explorers provides an amazing learning environment where your little ones will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding through exploration. Here, children are able to develop their balance, reaction times and reflex skills, review the study of Space and learn about nature. Save up to AED 140 on the second pass.
Dubai Parks & Resorts – Legoland
Location: Jebel Ali
Suitable for: Families with kids aged 2 – 12 years old, however guests of all ages are welcome
Fun for all of the family, immerse yourself in all the entertainment the parks have to offer, and make lots of memories along the way. Let the kids squeal with excitement at Legoland’s very own waterpark – a great way to cool down after a hectic day, too!
Location: Deerfields Townsquare & Dubai Festival City
Suitable for: All ages
The ultimate ‘futuristic’ family entertainment destination, FabyLand, plus your ENTERTAINER ensures you can receive AED 50 credits when purchasing the same amount – it’s just up to you to decide how to spend your time there. Choose from 15 major rides, video games, novelty machines, skill games and a MyTown area for kids to play and learn – your youngsters will be spoilt for choice!
Location: Al Quoz
Suitable for: All ages, but 13 and under must have a parent or guardian on site at all times. For kids between 14-18, the parent or guardian must complete a waiver.
A centre bursting with trampolines, we dare you to find a place that allows you to have more fun as a family than this. Because let’s face it, what better way to take cover from the Dubai heat than with a whole afternoon bouncing about! And what better way to celebrate World Family Day!
Location: City Walk
Suitable for: Children aged 2-10 years
Let your little ones run wild at the ultimate playground in City Walk with their favourite heroes, including Barney, Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder! This ‘edu-play’ attraction will guarantee hours of fun, we promise!
Location: Times Square Center
Suitable for: Children from the ages of 1-12 can explore seven exciting play zones, with one of them specifically designed for children aged 1-4
Make your kids smile and introduce them to Kidz Palooza’s 7 exciting play zones, each with a different theme – the Actor’s Entrance Only, Art Gallery, The Market, Block Factory, Arcade, Soft Playground and Toddler Town. Mums, there’s also a spa for you!
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road
Suitable for: Children aged 0-6 years
With a large soft play zone, including a special toddler area and party rooms, it’s sure to be a hit with your little ones. Parents: enjoy the peace and quiet and grab a quick lunch in the café while you wait until madness begins again when they’re done!
In Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Location: Various, including Ibn Battuta Mall & Mercato Mall, and City Mall & Abu Dhabi Mall (Abu Dhabi Mall)
Suitable for: Children aged 1-12 years
There’s so much to do you might not know where to start! Fun City provides an environment which is great for social interactions and playtime in a safe, secure environment. Check out the ‘Fun ‘n’ Learn’ section, or the ‘PlayZone’ soft play area where kids can slide, run, climb, and jump around to their heart’s content.
Location: Various, including Mall of Emirates & City Centre Mirdif (Dubai), and Marina Mall & Jimi Mall (Abu Dhabi)
Suitable for: Children aged 6 months – 6 years
What better way to achieve happiness than with a visit to the region’s leading family entertainment centre, Magic Planet. With 2 for 1 offers on the Soft Play Area, grab the kids, and some of their little friends, and let everyone have fun together.
To add a little bit of extra cuteness, check out this gorgeous picture that our colleague Joanne sent us of her son having fun – adorable!
We think the above should keep you busy for a little while, but if you need any other tips to keep the kids active (and quiet!), you can check our other list here. Celebrate World Family With us, and remember that when you visit any of the above places, you can use your ENTERTAINER for 2 for 1 offers. Enjoy!