Best Indoor Activities in Dubai

Posted by Pranita P

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Living in a city like Dubai, indoor activities are a necessity to escape the heat and still be able to have a fun time with your family. Luckily, the great citizens of this city have made sure that there are plenty of indoor activities in Dubai. Read on to discover some of the best Dubai indoor activities.

Bounce Dubai

Bounce Dubai is an extraordinary indoor adventure space and a trampoline park. When you walk in you’ll find it to have wall-to-wall trampolines, as well as areas for climbing and adventure challenge courses. This place is a hub for some of the world’s leading Freestyle athletes and anyone else looking to have fun with a trampoline or hone some other athletic skills. If you like to feel your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this is the place for you. You’ll get a rush from bouncing around and feeling the freedom and safety of this type of activity. Bounce Dubai is a coveted destination for athletes because they can work on perfecting their skills in a safe way because of the trampolines and padding. Your children will love playing sports like dodge ball and basketball with the exciting addition of a trampoline. There is also a Free Jump Area with 50 interconnected trampolines and tumble tracks with banked walls to move around however you choose. You won’t even feel the workout because you’ll be having so much fun!

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Located inside the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the one of the best indoor activities in Dubai. You and your family can spend a whole day here exploring the largest indoor aquarium in the world! See how many of the 200 species of marine life you can spot as they swim around in the gigantic tank. Walk around and admire the diverse collection of fish, sharks, and rays. Your kids’ curiosity will skyrocket while they learn about the fascinating lives of sea horses, jellyfish, penguins, and crocodiles. Don’t leave the Dubai Aquarium without scheduling a “behind the scenes” tour where your kids can actually get the chance to ask animal experts about how they look after the animals and what they need each day. If you’re up for an adventure you can sign up to dive with the sharks, experience cage snorkeling, and other underwater activities.

Dubai Butterfly Garden

A garden that is completely indoors, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is a striking venue offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Walk around and gaze at the magnificent ten domes that make up this garden and are home to the butterflies. Your children won’t be able to count the collection of 15,000 butterflies as they flutter around displaying their delicate beauty. You’ll also find art displays and exhibits that were created using pressed butterflies. Your whole family can learn about the 26 different species of butterflies that are located within the garden. You will also learn about the stages of evolution that a butterfly goes through from birth to maturity. Assistants are available to help your children interact with the butterflies and take pictures so you can capture these unforgettable moments.

The Green Planet

The Green Planet is known for being the first bio-dome in the Middle East. Bring your whole family to this tropical forest exhibit with various species residing inside. Wander around the 60,000 square meter Amazonian ecosystem and test your knowledge about the many life forms including plants, animals and birds. Your kids will enjoy feeding and having encounters with sugar gliders, sloths, and an assortment of other reptiles. Take pictures with an adorable sugar glider and learn about what they eat. Get up close and personal with Toucans, Caiques and other small parrots and learn about their different attributes. Drape a reptile around your neck and hands so you can have awesome pictures and great stories to share with others once you leave. You can even attend talks given by the Green Planet biologists and ask them any questions you may have.   

Dubai Ice Rink

How exciting is it to be able to go ice-skating in the middle of a desert?You don’t have to go far, just make your way to the largest mall in the world, The Dubai Mall, and you’ll find an Olympic-sized ice skating rink open year-round. The Dubai Ice Rink is 60 meters x 30 meters and takes up an impressive 1500 square meters. The Dubai Ice Rink offers you many different options to choose from. You can join any session you’re interested in or sign up for skating lessons. They will even award you with a certificate once you complete a class. One session they offer is the one open to the general public. The Freestyle Skating session is for advanced skaters who want to work on their spins, jumps and other ice-skating skills. If you’re looking to skate while listening to music then join the DJ Night Disco session where a resident DJ will keep you company. And for the most authentic experience of skating while snowflakes are falling on you, then you don’t want to miss out on the Dubai Snowfall session. 

Museum of Illusions

Challenge your brain and excite your senses when you enter this extraordinary museum. You can be sure that there is something for all abilities and ages. Once you are inside, your world will be transformed and all your senses will be tested. Get ready for mind-bending exhibits, optical illusions, puzzles and more. The great thing about this museum is that it combines educational journey with entertaining experiences. Among the many different rooms are the Infinity Room, Ames Room, Mirror or Truth, Chair Illusions, Anti-Gravity Room, and Albert Einstein’s Hollow Face. Imagine the floor shifting beneath you as you try and walk along the Vortex Tunnel. Look into the mirrors and be shocked to see your distorted reflection! Get ready to question all of your senses as you enter the world of illusion.

Everyone wants to visit Dubai and they don’t want to be hindered because of the heat. The many indoor activities in Dubai are what make it a year-round destination with something available for all age groups and interests. While you visit these venues you’ll find that you have fun with your loved ones, cross things off your bucket-list, and expand your knowledge about the world.

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