Discover fun summer activities across Dubai

by Staff Reporter
summer activities across Dubai

UAE residents and visitors are in for an exciting summer in Dubai with a variety of fun indoor experiences, including entertainment offerings, flavourful feasts, and screenings of timeless classic films, across Dubai’s iconic destinations, including Wild Wadi WaterparkTM, The Green Planet™ Dubai, Roxy Cinemas, Inside Burj Al Arab and The View at Palm Jumeirah.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

All summer lovers are invited to cool down with an exciting offer at Wild Wadi WaterparkTM featuring unlimited fun for all, from weekend DJ pool parties at the wave pool, fun Aqua Gym sessions every Saturday at 12:00pm and 4:00pm to enjoying 30 slides and attractions with an iconic background of Burj Al Arab.

Thrill seekers can experience the adrenaline-pumping Jumeirah Seriah, a speed slide that will have guests plummeting down a 32-meter tower as well Tantrum Alley, where guests navigate through two downhill waterslides and three exciting tornadoes on a four-person ring.

Foodies will enjoy the ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ package, featuring an array of delicious snacks along with the day pass. To extend the fun even further, all UAE residents can also take advantage of a 30% discount on the day pass when booking online, ensuring a thrilling waterpark experience for all.

The Green Planet Dubai

The little ones will be kept busy all summer long with the ‘Kids Summer Camp’ until 22nd August at The Green Planet Dubai. Powered by Instashop, junior campers are invited to explore habitats, extinct animals, and conservation through interactive games and arts and crafts, entertainment and exciting giveaways.

The indoor camp runs every Monday to Thursday from 9:00am until 2:00pm, welcoming young explorers aged five to twelve to learn about nature and engage with different animals such as sloths, sugar gliders, reptiles, birds and more. Accommodating 100 campers per week, prices start at Dhs750 for a week or Dhs250 per day. Additionally, campers can enjoy a packed lunch from The Green Planet™ Dubai Café for an extra Dhs40 per day or Dhs160 for a week-long registration.

Another exclusive experience for nature lovers of all ages is ‘Camping in the Rainforest’, an unforgettable adventure from 7:00pm to 8:00am every Friday and Saturday until till 5th October 2024, spending one night in cozy tents among the animals in the magnificent four-story biodome. Within the Middle East’s sole indoor tropical rainforest, guests can explore a diverse itinerary of interactive activities, including animal encounters, rainforest scavenger hunts, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours led by experts, animal feeding session as well as toasting marshmallows around a cozy campfire, watching wildlife documentaries as well as enjoying nutritious dinner and delicious breakfast on the next day, after spending the night in their tent surrounded by animals in the rainforest.

Priced at Dhs850 for a regular tent accommodating two campers or Dhs1,650 for a large tent accommodating four guests, ensuring an enriching journey of discovery.

Roxy Cinemas

This summer, Roxy Cinemas invite families to enjoy new movie releases together with a wide range of fun activities and events as part of Movie Magic powered by Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2024 at Roxy Cinemas.

A curated line up of Family Kids Movies’ is running throughout July and August, including new releases and recent blockbusters from 2023 and timeless classics across all Roxy Cinemas locations, with a movie ticket, a beverage and unlimited popcorn, ensuring a perfect cinematic treat for children and families to enjoy together.

The fun doesn’t end there as Roxy Cinemas introduces the brand-new Roxy Mama’s Movie Club, an ultimate weekly event dedicated to moms seeking fun indoor activities with their little ones this summer.

Every Wednesday morning, Moms can unwind and catch up with friends in a baby-friendly environment for a relaxed viewing experience. The Platinum ticket package includes a wholesome breakfast with healthy food and beverage options, making it an ideal morning outing for both moms and toddlers.

Roxy Ladies Night offers a fun night out with the girls on 16th July and 13th August at Roxy Cinemas located at Dubai Hills Mall, City Walk and The Beach, JBR. The exclusive event features a specially selected blockbuster movie in the luxurious Platinum section, complete with fully reclining seats and cozy blankets. Guests can enjoy unlimited mocktails in the lounge before the movie and receive a gift bag filled with cosmetics or fragrances from RITUALS.

Inside Burj Al Arab

To celebrate an amazing summer in Dubai, Inside Burj Al Arab Tours welcomes UAE visitors and residents to embark on a luxurious 90-mintute tour offering them an insight into Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab with selected experiences from a tour exploring interiors along the sea views to extended experiences after the tour, featuring signature 24-carat gold-infused beverages, exclusive dining options and more.

Priced at Dhs469 per person, post tour, guests can channel Italian-style and glamour and indulge in the hotel’s famous Golden Cappuccino, with edible gold and a richly layered Tiramisu, dusted perfectly with cocoa and more edible gold! The new Golden Cappuccino and Golden Tiramisu experience is the latest addition to Inside Burj Al Arab’s hugely popular and luxurious Golden Tour packages, offering an array of unique and indulgent experiences for family and friends to enjoy together.

The View at Palm Jumeirah

This summer, culinary enthusiasts can experience a journey in the skies at The View Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s premier observation deck and destination with a diverse range of dining experiences, making it the ultimate destination for food lovers. At the recently opened Lolli Restaurant, foodies will enjoy the warm and rustic charm of Italian cuisine by experiencing two special packages, whether “Lunch With A View,” from 12:00pm to 3:00pm or “Sunset Early Dinner Offer,” from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

At Madeleine et Marcel, a boutique patisserie located on the 52nd floor of The View, pastry lovers are treated to 180-degree views of the stunning Palm Jumeirah, while enjoying the adventure ‘Afternoon Tea at The View‘ that offers an assortment of sweet and savory treats along with selected beverages, accommodating every taste.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest theme park destination, welcomes UAE residents and visitors to celebrate the summer with a variety of exciting family-friendly activities, indoor entertainment offerings, endless stays, and adventures across Dubai’s iconic destinations, including Real Madrid World, RIVERLAND™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Lapita and LEGOLAND® Hotel.

Dubai Parks™ and Resorts recently launched its new ‘Get Two Park Tickets For The Price Of One’ promotion taking place throughout summer until 30th September.

Guests can enter two parks of their choice on the same day, including Real Madrid World, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park, in addition to complimentary one-hour experience at Neon Galaxy for the price of one park at Dhs295 per person when booking online in advance, or Dhs330 per person when purchasing at the gate.

That is not all, as all junior adventure seekers, whether UAE residents or visitors, are invited to join the exciting ‘Dubai Parks™ and Resorts Kids Summer Camp’ taking place from Mondays to Fridays until 30th August 2024. With options for a 1-day or 5-day package, youngsters aged 7 to 15 years old, can look forward to a fun-filled schedule with exciting activities at Real Madrid World, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park together with Neon Galaxy.

Accommodating 100 visitors per day, the line up of engaging activities include cooking workshops, candy making classes, arts and crafts, LEGO® robotics, freestyle football tricks, Hip Hop, Bollywood or freestyle dance sessions along with treasure hunts, character meet and greets, classic games, theatre role play, movie experiences and splash time at the wave pool. Priced at Dhs355 per day or Dhs1,500 per week, this summer camp promises endless fun and adventure for the little ones! To make it easier for all parents, this Kids Summer Camp offers transportation facilities for the young participants with various pickup locations in the emirate.

To cool off this summer, Riverland™ Dubai invites guests of all ages to enjoy a splash-tastic new pirate-themed Family Water Fight Party at The Peninsula every Saturday from 13th July between 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Guests can escape the heat with an exciting line up of fun-filled activities and water games, including balloon fights, water gun duels, walk the plank challenges, sponge relay races and more – for the ultimate family fun experience with a pirate twist.

To extend the fun even further, friends and families are welcome to groove to the beats of a live DJ and dance with the pirates and later choose their favourite bite out of a wide range of delicious dining outlets. Guests with a valid ticket to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park or Neon Galaxy as well as Annual Pass Holders can enjoy this new weekend summer event for free.

Furthermore, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the daily eco-friendly laser shows at 7:30pm, 8:20pm and 9:30pm at Riverland™ Dubai, while enjoying a delicious dinner at Al Mashowa with its authentic Emirati and Arabic cuisine or Viva Ristorante with its traditional Italian cuisine.

Meanwhile, children are welcome to explore Neon Galaxy, an indoor Playworld, filled with exciting ninja courses, slides, rope climbing activities and a wipe out challenge while the parents can relax upstairs or at the Cosmic Café offering up a spread of delicious food options that accommodates every taste.

Football fans and families will not want to miss Real Madrid World, the world’s first-ever football theme park, offering 40 indoor and outdoor experiences and attractions featuring the region’s first wooden rollercoaster, the tallest ride in the world as well as a wide range of indoor attractions like ‘The Real Challenge’ with a wide range of interactive challenge games and arcade games.

At ‘Meet the Stars,’ life-sized figures of legendary players await guests for selfies, while the ‘Bernabeu Experience’ features the 14 European football cups and 11 European basketball cups that this legendary club has won

MOTIONGATE Dubai

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, invites its guests to watch its new Madagascar Parade every evening at the indoor air-conditioned ‘DreamWorks Zone’, one of the largest indoor attraction zones in the region, inspired by films like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

summer activities across Dubai

The parade features iconic characters King Julien, Alex the Lion, Gloria as well as the Penguins of Madagascar leading the charge of music and dance with over 10 dancers, followed by solo performances from each character. Furthermore, 29 rides and attractions await families, where the little ones can meet their favourite characters and enjoy live shows including ‘Just Smurf It’ and all the martial arts mastery of ‘Kung Fu Academy’.

All UAE residents are invited to choose their preferred until end of September, whether ‘Family and Friends’ offer that welcomes visitors to buy 4 tickets for the price of 3 or ‘Terrific Tuesdays’ offer, which invites guests to enjoy 40% discount every Tuesday when purchasing their park tickets.

For endless summer fun, guests can head to Lapita, Dubai ParksTM and Resorts and enjoy its exclusive Kids Go Free offer until 30th September, where children stay and dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult with complimentary access to the theme parks.

The bed and breakfast offer includes a complimentary late check-out and a delicious breakfast at Kalea, while the full board staycation offer includes a late check-out, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the flexibility to dine around the resort and theme parks.

The little ones will meet their favourite resort characters, receive free ice lollies, and explore The Kids Club featuring wonderful games. Families are sure to have an enjoyable experience, combining a relaxing stay along with free access to any park of their choice at Dubai Parks™ and Resorts including Real Madrid World, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Water Park, RIVERLAND™ Dubai, Neon Galaxy Indoor Playworld offering a variety of rides, games and attractions to explore.

LEGOLAND

At LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort guests can experience the ultimate ‘playcation’ this summer when booking their stay before 30th September, where kids can stay, play and eat for free*!

Additionally, UAE residents will have more fun on Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Dubai Theme Park or Water Park, enjoying 40% discount when booking their tickets until 25th October 2024.

Furthermore, LEGOLAND Dubai’s visitors can discover the LEGO® Ever-changing Play Box at MINILAND and stand a chance to win a ‘playcation’ at LEGOLAND® Hotel! Guests can hop on an epic LEGO journey inside the giant box, where every zone holds a world of wonder and when completing all activities, they can collect stamps for a surprise gift! Families looking for their perfect brunch are invited to BRICKS BRUNCH at LEGOLAND® Hotel, a unique dining experience with fun activities including a LEGO Building Bonanza, Character Dance Parties, arts & crafts, after-brunch LEGO movies with complimentary popcorn every Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

This summer, guests are encouraged to choose their ideal destinations including thrilling rides and attractions to exciting stays for an unforgettable experience at Dubai Parks™ and Resorts part of Dubai Holding Entertainment’s portfolio of attractions.

OliOli

Looking for the perfect way to kick off the summer and keep your little ones entertained and happy? From 7th to 21st July, OliOli® is offering a mouth-watering deal that combines fun and food for an unforgettable family day out – with FREE meals for kids as part of their 3-hour Standard PLUS tickets.

summer activities across Dubai

OliOli®’s 3-hour Standard PLUS ticket is your passport to an incredible day filled with excitement and adventure. With this all-inclusive ticket, kids can dive into the creativity and wonder of OliOli®’s permanent exhibits, as well as explore their special limited-time WonderScape gallery, featuring unique installations from artists exhibiting their work in the UAE for the first time!

As part of this amazing offer, kids can choose from three delightful and delicious options on their special kids’ menu. It’s the perfect blend of play and nourishment, making it easy for you to plan a fun-filled day out with endless excitement and adventure.

This exclusive offer is available for a limited time only, from 7th to 21st July. Don’t miss out on the chance to treat your family to a day of fun, learning, and delicious food at OliOli.

You can secure your 3-hour tickets at Dhs189 for 1 child + free 1 adult.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

With schools closed for summer vacation, parents seeking indoor entertainment options for their children need to look no further than Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island’s fun and educational summer camp.

Running from 10th July until 30th August 2024, at the hotel’s Kids Club, the Kids’ Summer Camp is packed with engaging activities to enhance children’s gross motor skills, as well as their creative and analytical thinking.

Ideal for children aged 4 to 11, the camp offers a variety of physical activities such as aqua zumba, yoga, dance workouts, swimming, water polo, and football. Campers will participate in arts and crafts activities, learn to make bracelets and conduct scientific experiments, and enjoy face painting, bingo, and quiz sessions among other games. The unique programme will incorporate themes such as sustainability, friendship, pirates and others.

Kids will receive a delicious lunch and refreshing beverages daily at Graphos Social Kitchen. Towels will also be provided. Additionally, parents can unwind with a complimentary one-day pool pass (excluding Friday & Saturday).

The summer camp will be hosted daily from 9am to 3pm. Parents can choose between a fee of Dhs130 per day, Dhs600 per week, Dhs2,300 for a full month, or Dhs4,500 for the entire duration per child.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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