Best Places To Go Out With Family Over The Weekend In Dubai

Best Places To Go Out With Family Over The Weekend In Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai, you can enjoy an incredible range of activities, attractions, and after-dark experiences all year round. Daytime temperatures can rise in summer, but regardless of the time of year, visiting Dubai at night is always pleasant. Dubai lives up to these expectations and more, as it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and offers an unforgettable experience.

There’s always something happening in this futuristic land of iconic skyscrapers, amusement parks, pristine beaches, and massive malls with some of the best shopping in the world. The desert dunes are only an hour’s drive away. Over 80% of Dubai’s residents are expatriates, making it one of the most diverse cities in the world. Dubai’s famous buildings come alive after dark, like the LED lighting of the Burj Khalifa and the amazing fireworks display on December 31st.

Dubai’s nightlife is vibrant and there is plenty to do for families and solo travelers. Many malls, restaurants, and amusement parks stay open long after dark, allowing families and children to enjoy exciting attractions and food from around the world.

One of the advantages of Dubai’s cosmopolitan background is the availability of a variety of cuisines. In Dubai, you will find the best cuisine of each country, with many restaurants, food courts, and different price ranges. Almost all malls and districts in Dubai offer a wide range of restaurants including Indian, American, Chinese, European, Japanese, Mexican, and Lebanese. So you can have sashimi one night and beef bourguignon the next. Or nasi lemak for dinner and baklava for dessert.

In short, Dubai is an excellent choice for a family holiday. It’s a world-class city that offers exceptional hospitality, incredible adventure, and shopping like no other. With a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, Dubai has many exciting places to visit with the family. From nature to man-made wonders in this city that no family on vacation should miss. To help you with your search, we bring you the best places in Dubai to visit with the family. Be sure to visit all of these places with your family to experience some of the happiest days of your life with your loved ones on a Dubai city tour.

  1. Legoland® Dubai

Legoland Dubai is every child’s dream come true and we believe parents too as we have all played with Legos in the past and created so many things and memories. These toys have now come to life as a fully functional amusement park, offering not only the best of Lego-themed rides, shows, building sets, restaurants, and games, but also plenty of entertainment at Dubai’s parks and resorts. For those who want a perfect day of fun with their loved ones, Legoland is one of the best places in Dubai for a young child.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday to Wednesday; 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday

Entry: 295 AED or 5,137 INR

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

  1. Legoland® water park

Designed specifically for children aged 2 to 12, this water park by Dubai Parks and Resorts offers pure fun in the form of slides and rides for an incredible adventure! With over 20 unique LEGO® water slides and attractions, the LEGOLAND® water park is the only one of its kind in the city. Whether you decide to get wet in the Joker Soaker, try to build your own LEGO® raft to float down the Lazy River, go on an exhilarating water safari, or just slide, dive, and tumble on one of their endless rides slide, you are sure to have fun! Your child will surely leave with a big smile after a day at this amazing water park!

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday to Wednesday; 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday

Entry Fee: AED 240 or INR 4,180

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


  1. Admire the night lights from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

Visiting Burj Khalifa is one of the best things to do with the family in Dubai at night as it is the tallest skyscraper in the world and one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks. The view from the 124th floor of the tower is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and is stunning after dark when the city is illuminated.

When the time is right, enjoy a choreographed light show from the Burj Khalifa’s sea fountains, which shoot water up to 152.4 meters.

Go to levels 124, 125, and 148. It’s open until midnight every night, so skip the line and book your tickets here.

Burj Khalifa is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.


  1. Sky Views Dubai

With three attractions – Sky Observatory, Sky Glass Slide and Sky Edge Walk – this new attraction in downtown Dubai will get your adrenaline pumping.A slide from the 53rd floor in a transparent glass tube hanging in the air.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a hands-free adrenaline ride along the building’s edge on the same floor.

Views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks from the perfect vantage point and a bird’s eye view of the Dubai skyline are worth the trip. 

The Sky Views Observatory is located in Emaar Square in central Dubai and is open until 10 pm most nights. Book your admission ticket here.


  1. Shopping at Dubai Mall

At the foot of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world. The mall is a destination in itself with over 1,200 stores and several restaurants serving a variety of foods from around the world.

has an Olympic-size ice rink and many family attractions like Kidzania, a virtual reality park, and go-kart tracks.

The highlight is the fountain light show, where jets of water are synchronized with music and lights.

The Mall is open until 1 am on Friday and Saturday and until midnight the rest of the week.


  1. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is the first theme park of its kind in the world! Spread over five captivating and beautifully landscaped zones, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts immerses you in a range of environments and experiences inspired by the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of all time. Whether you’re eating on the streets of Mumbai while Don is being chased by the police, watching a Broadway-style Bollywood musical at the Rajmahal Theater, or strolling through the Lagaan countryside, this place will make your Bollywood dream come to an end and get a life. the most complete and in the end, you will love every part of it!

Timing: 14:00 – 23:00

Entry: 175 AED or 3,375 INR

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


  1. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates is one of the best places to visit Dubai with family. It’s very hard to imagine a ski resort in the desert but the brilliant people behind it made it happen. Travelers can ski, sled, snowboard, and even play with the snow penguins. One of Dubai’s most fun family attractions, a must-see for everyone.

Timings: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Entry Fee: From AED 160 or INR 2786 to AED 510 or INR 8833 (depending on adult or kid, rides, and other inclusions)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


8.Dubai Creek 

One of the oldest and most beautiful family holiday destinations in the world,

Dubai Creek offers an experience that takes you back in time. The creek and its ferries offer a unique way to see the city, and here you can take water taxis to see the various sights. The dhow cruise is one of the most popular tours here and definitely a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the splendor of Dubai from a relaxed perspective. 

Families can enjoy sumptuous meals and entertainment on the ship during the cruise.

Location: Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  1. Amusement Parks

Encourage them to reach for the sky as they reach for the treetops at Mushrif Park for climbing, balancing, tree boarding, and ziplining fun. Let them get back to nature as they safely explore conduits and rope bridges hanging to the ground between the branches of towering trees.

Price:  Prices start at 35 Dhs.

Timing: Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri

closed on Tuesdays (except school holidays/holidays).

Location: Mushroom Park, gate 1,


  1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

An underwater paradise full of oceans awaits you at the Dubai Aquarium. Admire the unique 10 million liter aquarium, then feel like you’re walking through a spectacular aquarium tunnel on the sea floor before heading to the impressive underwater zoo to get up close and personal with hundreds of sea creatures.

Price: Prices start at 169 Dhs.

Timing: Open Monday to Thursday 10am to 10pm, Friday to Sunday 10am to midnight.


  1. A beautiful garden in Dubai

The world’s largest natural flower garden is nothing but a glorious day in full bloom, it’s really quite wonderful. The bright and beautiful 72,000m2 space is not only home to around 150 million flowers, but what the green-fingered curators have made of these blooms is truly impressive.

Price: Dhs75 (adults), Dhs60 (children from 3 to 12 years),

free (children under three years old).

Timing: Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m


  1. Escape the desert with Safari

The Arabian Desert is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Dubai. Booking a dune-bashing excursion with one of the many tour companies will take you on a desert safari where you can experience the thrill of the rugged dunes.

Choose exciting activities such as quad biking, sand boarding, hot air ballooning, and camel rides.

Desert tours are very popular and you should book them in advance to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Tour routes and durations vary. The evening tour offers beautiful sunset views, cultural programs, and a barbecue dinner.


  1. Sail like a millionaire on a mega yacht

There are many ways to explore Dubai, and one of the most luxurious ways to experience the city is by cruising on a giant yacht. Dubai has a long coastline and a skyline dotted with towering buildings and typical desert architecture.

You can see Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis Hotel, Dubai Marina, and many more from the sea, dine on a luxury yacht and win.

As with the desert safari, a yacht excursion must be booked in advance.


  1. Jebel Jais Amusement Park

If you’re looking for a fun family day out in the great outdoors, the adventurous Emirate of RAS is the place to be. At Jebel Jais Adventure Park you can’t help but have fun and get your adrenaline pumping with an ever-changing selection of attractions such as the Jebel Jais Flight (the world’s longest zipline), the exhilarating Jais Ropes obstacle course and a self-contained course into the Drive up heavenly labyrinth. 

The latest addition to the Daredevil collection is the Jais Sledder; The longest toboggan run in the region offers seven minutes and 1,885 meters of fun serpentines – a real rush.

Timings and prices vary. Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah.


  1. Kite beach

Dubai is not only known for its impressive architecture but also famous for its beaches. There are many pristine beaches and water sports to add to your vacation. Kite Beach is one of the places in Dubai that adorns the emerald waters of the Persian Gulf. Also, the place offers travelers fun with kids on outdoor trampolines and a newly paved skate park.


  1. Reverser

Wavehouse combines live music, games, bowling, restaurants, and a wave house in one place, giving you more options for your daily outings with your young ones. Located in Les Avenues and overlooking the Aquaventure water park, it combines adult time with family activities so you can spend the day with the kids without jumping in the ball pit. For teens and adults looking for a good hit, there’s a ten-lane bowling alley, complete with 3D visual mapping projections (and super-smooth canapés).

Timing: Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m Avenues, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai,


  1. Enjoy dinner on a dhow cruise The

A Dhow Cruise is an enjoyable dining experience in Dubai by night where you can sail on a traditional Arabian sailing ship called a dhow while enjoying the city views. There are two waterways that Dhow Cruises operates on: Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina. 

The Harbor Cruise is famous for its views of the skyscrapers and modern city skyline, while the Deira Creek Dhow Cruise offers a journey through the older parts of Dubai, dating back to the days when it was a trading village.

Most dhow cruises include live entertainment and there are many different menus to choose from.


  1. Dolphinarium of Dubai

One of the places in Dubai to visit with family is the Dubai Dolphinarium which brings back good memories. Some of the attractions at the Dubai Dolphinarium are the Creek Park, a seal show, and a bird show. You can even swim with dolphins if you book your ticket in advance. Enjoy incredible dolphin shows where you can have an educational experience. Taste the cuisine of Dubai and taste the delicacies of Dubai.

Timing: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m

Entry: INR 950 per adult

Location: Dubai Dolphinarium, Riyadh Street, at Creek Park Gate 1, Dubai


  1. The Green Planet Meraas

More than 3000 animal, bird, and plant species live on the green planet of Meraas. This is the best place for kids to learn about rainforests and their importance. You will see snakes, spiders, and sloths there. Visit Dubai in March for an exotic experience.

Timing: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

Entry: INR 1700 per person

Location: City Walking Tour, Dubai


  1. IMG Adventure World

One of the largest indoor amusement parks in the world has three zones: the Marvel zone for superhero fans, Lost Valley where you can spot a dinosaur or two, and the Cartoon Network zone with colorful favorites like the Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 collide. There are also many thrilling rides in each area, from pork knuckle roller coasters to tamer rides.

Price: Dhs335 (general admission), free (children under 1.05 meters high).

Timing: Open Monday to Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm, Friday to Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Dubai.

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