best indoor park dubai
Dubai is an ultimate playground for adventurists and outdoor enthusiasts, with tons of water activities, desert-inspired experiences and aerial-based adventures on offer. But how about people who are more indoorsy or plan to visit Dubai during the scorching part of the year (when temperature shoots up to 50 to 55 degree Celsius)? Fear not; Dubai’s copious repertoire of indoor attractions;x proves that this destination is for all. So come take a look at some of the

Dubai’s top indoor attractions

; for your convenience, we’ve classified this according to diverse interests and age groups.

Indoor Attractions For All Age Groups

1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall

This awe-inspiring attraction inside the world’s biggest world (The Dubai Mall) brings you closer to the exuberant underwater world. The highlight is a massive 10-million-liter water tank filled with over 33,000 marine creatures from about 150 species. Depending on your chosen Aquarium Dubai Mall tickets or package, you can set out for a unique shark encounter, go cage snorkeling, dive with sharks, and also enjoy a glass bottom ride. There is also an underwater zoo where you’ll get to see the giant King Crocs of over 750 kilograms and several unique night creatures, among others.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on all days

Location: The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

2. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Dubai butterfly garden

This exciting garden is set completely set indoors and gives you the once-in-the-lifetime chance to mingle with more than 15,000 buffer flies, representing over 25 species, under one roof. Beside ten domes, it is also home to a unique Butterfly Garden with arts and exhibits developed using pressed butterflies. Al though part of the acclaimed Dubai Miracle Garden, you’ll need separate entry tickets to visit this garden.

Timings: 09:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs on all days

Location: Next to Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area

3. The Green Planet

Gerrn Planet Dubai

This attraction at the City Walk stands out for being the first bio-dome in the Middle East. The 60,000-square-meter facility recreates the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem and is sure to win your over with its colossal man-made tree that shelters a distinct array of plant, animal and bird species. You can look forward to be part of some exciting experiences, from exploring its four layers of ecosystems to interacting with its inhabitants via meeting sloths, touching the pythons, and participating in experiences like Sugar Glider Encounter, Bug Encounter, and the Bat Cave.

Timings: 09:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday)

Location: City Walk – Al Wasl, Dubai

4. Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions Dubai  

From cultural and historical to new-age museums, there is no shortage of museums and art centers in Dubai. But, the Museum of Illusions is special among the lot with its extraordinary theme and entertainment activities that are certain to appeal to all abilities and ages. Challenge your brain as you discover the museum’s over 80 mind-bending exhibits, featuring complex optical illusions, puzzling games and more. And some of the unmissable among them are the Infinity Room, Ames Room, Mirror of Truth, Chair Illusion, Anti-Gravity Room, Head on Platter and Albert Einstein’s Hollow Face. Also, take a thrilling walk along the Vortex Tunnel.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday) 10:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Tuesday & Thursday to Saturday)

Location:  Al Seef, Dubai Creek, Dubai

5. Dubai Dolphinarium


No matter you’re young or old, this is one attraction that is sure to blow you away. A visit here allows you to see the marvelous performances of adorable penguins and brilliant seals in a safe, indoor setting. With a ticket upgrade, you’ll be able to watch a colorful bird show and even access to its mirror room. You’ll find this dolphinarium in the Dubai Creek Park which also holds some amazing attractions including Children’s City, Mini Golf, and Cable Car experience.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs (Monday to Saturday)

Location: Creek Park Gate 1, Riyadh Street, Dubai

6. Dubai Sports World

This is another indoor attraction in Dubai which doesn’t come with any age restriction for its access. Located inside Dubai World Trade Centre, it offer free entry to all and is especially a favorite of fitness enthusiasts and sports lovers with exceptional facilities available for football, gymnastics, basketball, badminton etc.

Timings: 08:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on all days

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre (Arena), Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Indoor Attractions For Kids

1. KidZania


A Dubai vacation with your little ones is not complete without a trip to KidZania. For those who are not aware of it, KidZania is an internationally acclaimed edutainment brand with its location in about 25 countries. Speaking of KidZania Dubai, it’s placed in the Dubai Mall and allows your kids to role-play their favorite adult job or profession within a safe, indoor facility that spans for over 75,000 square feet. From surgeons, pilot, and firefighters to chef, actors, and models, your kids will get to choose from over 70 real-life professions. The most exciting part is that they will also get paid for all their hard work by way of KidZos (KidZania’s currency).

  • 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Sunday to Wednesday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Thursday)
  • 9:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Friday & Saturday)

Location: The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

2. Bounce-X

It’s one of the region’s biggest trampoline parks which also claim itself to be the first freestyle terrain park in the world. Bringing together the features of airbags, trampolines and fun-filled adventures, it guarantees your children thrill and amusement like no other. So let your kids come prepared to be part of some superhero-like challenges and refreshing parkour activities on their visit here.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs on all days

Location: Dubai Festival City, Dubai

3. Flip Out

This is another of the most visited kids’ attractions in Dubai. With an extensive trampoline arena plus more than 10 unique attractions complemented by different backgrounds, Flip Out is the Middle East’s biggest trampoline park. Your child doesn’t have to be a pro, thanks to the presence of the expert team. One of its must-experiences is Archery Tag which is more or less like dodge ball.However, it’s far more exciting as this involves the use of a unique set of bows and arrows which ensure that this won’t cause any harm or injury to participants or people around.

  • 12:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs (Sunday to Wednesday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Thursday& Saturday)
  • 9:00 hrs to 23:45 hrs (Friday)

Location: Behind 4×4 Motors – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai

4. Jump Boxx

This too is a trampoline park but larger with more exceptional options. After all, it sprawls over an area of over 20,000 square feet and has 100 plus trampolines where you can basketball and dodge ball, among many others. Apart from these, you or your little ones can enroll for fitness classes and kid-exclusive activities. Situated in Dubai’s Uptown Mirdiff, it’s also a venue to celebrate special occasion such as birthdays.

  • 12:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Sunday to Wednesday)
  • 12:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Thursday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Friday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Saturday)

Location: 47th Street, Uptown Mirdif Mall, Dubai

5. Adventure Zone by Adventure HQ

It’s one of the ultimate kids’ indoor attractions for all high-energy, adventure activities possible, from rock climbing, cable climbing, and caving to skating, zipling, and trampoline. After all, it’s complete with climbing pinnacle, themed fun walls, boulder wall, skate park, and indoor football pitch.

  • 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Saturday to Wednesday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs (Thursday and Friday)

Location: The Galleria Mall – Al Wasl Road, Dubai

6. Aqua Play

This is a kids’ water park with a difference. Exclusively designed for kids from two to eight years, it’s indoor entertainment park in Mirdiff. And the best thing is that your smaller ones need not have to don any special swimsuit to make the most of its playful attractions and experiences.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Mirdif, Dubai

7. OliOli

It’s a play museum where kids from two to 11 years are able to unleash their creative side. Located in Al Qouz, this amazing edutainment attraction has a spectrum of distinct sections such as Air, Water, Creative Lab, Toshi’s Nets, and Cars and Ramps, and Future Park.

Location:  62 4 A Street, Al Qouz 1, Dubai

Indoor Activities Fun And Adventure Lovers

1. iFly Dubai


Fancy an aerial adventure indoors? Simply head down to iFly Dubai where you can experience the fun and excitement of sky dive and free fall without ever jumping out of an airplane. With the highly advanced and first of its kind vertical wind tunnel featuring two advanced fans (of 400 horsepower each), it promises you an authentic flying experience in a highly safe environment. It’s located in the Playnation Level at Mirdif City Centre which also includes other kids’ favorites like Magic Planet and Yalla! Bowling.

  • 12:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday)
  • 10:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Friday & Saturday)

Location: Play Nation Area, City Centre Mirdif، Ghoroob, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

2. Ekart Zabeel Dubai

Ekart Zabeel

A segment of the Dubai Mall’s Zabeel Extension, Ekart Zabeel Dubai not only allows you to ride the safest, environmental-friendly electric go-karts, but also race on its vast indoor track against your family, friends or colleagues. It further enables you to record your lap time and lets you share it online too.

Location: The Dubai Mall Zabeel, Financial Center Road, Dubai

3. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG World of Adventure

For theme park lovers, IMG Worlds of Adventure is an absolute haven in Dubai. Pick from standard or fast track tickets and the rest is guaranteed that it gives you access to its four themed sections. Start with the IMG Boulevard (particularly popular for its Haunted Hotel), continue to the super-hero themed Marvel Zone and then to the Cartoon Network which is definite to satisfy both kids and kids at heart. There is also the Lost Valley with a line-up of dinosaur-based rides and attractions, the Velociraptor roller coaster being one of the significant.

Location: E311 – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – Dubai

4. Escape Rooms

Escape room Dubai

There is no better way to add real thrill and excitement to your Dubai trip than with an escape room adventure. The bonus is that it brings out the detective inside you, thus unraveling your creative and intellectual side. It’s a great activity which you try with your friends or whole family. If you don’t where to go, Escape Hunt, HintHunt Dubai, and Jumble the Urban Maze are some of our top suggestions.

5. Play DXB

Play DXB in dubai

Want to transport yourself to a different futuristic world? Be sure to visit Play DXB inside the Dubai Mall. This lets you enjoy the mix of next generation of VR based rides and the classic arcade games. Burj Drop, Dubai Drone, Flying Chairs, Drifters, Stealth and Speedway.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on all days

Location: The Dubai Mall – Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai

6. Hub Zero

Take your video gaming expectations to next level at Hub Zero. Spanning over 15,000 square meters at CityWalk, this is the region’s first indoor theme park, themed around the iconic video games. It’s ideal for all abilities and age-groups, courtesy to its attractions including the Gears of Wars, Hack Attack, Double Agent, Hyper Drive, Asura’s Wrath and Sport Academy.

Location: City Walk, Dubai

7. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai inddor park

Imagine enjoying your favorite winter activity in the desert city! This is possible in Dubai and the best thing is that you’ll get to experience this indoors against the chilling, snow-falling background. For this, all you’ve to do is to make your way to Ski Dubai which takes up over 22,500 square meter space in Mall of the Emirates. You’ll be able to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and all other snow activities imaginable here. What’s more; you’ll even get to catch up with the real penguins, depending on your Ski Dubai tickets or various Ski Dubai offers.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs on all days

Location:  Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha 1, Dubai

8. Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink

This is another indoor attraction to beat the scorching summer heat in Dubai. It’s an Olympic-sized ice rink inside the Dubai Mall. With diverse packages to choose from, it promises you an unforgettable ice skating session in the company of expert team.

Timings: 10:00 hrs to 23:45 hrs on all days

Location: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai

9. Dubai Autodrome


Dubai Kartdrome at the Dubai Autodrome is the venue of the UAE championship karting. That’s not all; if you’re an avid racing fan, its indoor race circuit is open to experience the world-class go-karting.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Motor City, Dubai


Dubai is year-round destination and this reputation is largely due to its unbelievable indoor attractions which make it ideal for all age-groups as well. So if you’ve an upcoming Dubai vacation in store, be sure to add some of the above indoor attractions in your bucketlist; you won’t be disappointed.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

  • 3 thoughts on “Top Indoor Activities in Dubai For All Age Groups And Interests
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      Whether outdoor or indoor, Dubai has plenty of venues for all ages to enjoy their holiday in the UAE. The only attraction that I haven’t tried out of the list is Hub Zero. But I will make it good for my next visit.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      We are fans of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. This attraction located in Dubai Mall is good to explore with a family. It’s where we enjoyed the fabulous life of underwater creatures. Looking at colorful world of the underwater was surreal experience.

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      My favorite indoor venue to get respite from the heat is Ski Dubai. I and my family are madly in love with this indoor ski resort. It offers a huge platform to hone skiing skills and indulge in other interesting activities.

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