Discover five exciting indoor family experiences
Summer is here and families are invited to enjoy the best of Dubai’s indoor family experiences
Dubai, one of the world’s best family holiday destinations, boasts an array of fun activities to add to your summer bucket list. Here are the best ways for you to spend summer holidays with your little ones:
Tr88house – Bluewaters
65,000 square-feet of fun and food? Count us in! Still the new kid on the block at Bluewaters, Tr88house is a mega indoor playground that packs in hours of entertainment for the whole family. Treehouses perched on 12-metre-high treetops, a nine-hole miniature golf course set amid a bioluminescent rainforest, laser tag in equally wild and psychedelic surroundings and a trampoline park complete with climbing walls, a ninja course, gravity-defying slack line and a bouncing court for the ultimate thrill seekers. For toddlers a sprawling soft-play area provides ample stimulation with a ball pit, slides, swings and ropes.
Once all the energy is burned out, take a break to refuel for round two at any one of Tr88ouse’s six restaurants. From the street foods of Bangkok, Tokyo and Thailand to Wagyu burgers and a hot dog topped with Flaming Cheetos and wrapped in brioche, the food hall is enough of a draw. Still got space in your stomach for more? Wonderbee around the corner might just be serving up the best ice cream scoop in town.
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Museum of Illusions – Al Seef
The name might give some tricks away, but you’re still in for a whole host of surprises at the Museum of Illusions. Don’t let your eyes deceive you as you venture through ten eccentric exhibits. Serve your head on a platter, walk like a bat on the ceiling of a room or sit on a giant chair – there are all kinds of mind-boggling pictures to take and optical illusions to see. The Museum of Illusions is a stark contrast to its address in Al Seef, a lively destination that echoes the UAE’s rich heritage. Fill your camera up with unforgettable memories and venture to the wider district for a dose of historical charm and culinary treasures, where you’ll find no shortage of Instagrammable moments.
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TEP Factor – JBR
Put your fitness and quick thinking to the test at TEPFactor. Housed in the caves of JBR, this is a team experience which makes it perfect for families. Put your best foot forward as you tackle 21 challenges and four categories for some high-stakes, high-adrenaline fun like climbing through an obstacle of ropes, crossing a rotating cylinder and scaling up a wall. All you need is a team of two to six players – but if you really want to up the ante, turn it into a massive play date with up to 18 teams in one go. Parents and children or family versus family, there are so many ways you can enjoy the experience without it losing its fun factor.
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Theatre of Digital Art – Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Here’s something to wow all ages. The Theater of Digital Art at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a multi-media experience that combines music, visual effects, and the latest surround sound technology for a truly immersive experience. They always have an exciting calendar of activities planned, from immersive interactive shows that play at the theatre for weeks as well as pop-up art workshops for children, multisensory meditation sessions for adults and music nights for all. Be sure to visit their calendar to see what’s happening.
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Bricks 4 Fun Dubai – JBR
Bricks4Fun is an original concept kids club located in the lively JBR district. It offers all kinds of excitement for children of all ages across eight activity-packed game rooms. The Toddler’s Area is perfect for children up to the age of 4, where you’ll find LEGO DUPLO city, arts and crafts, magnetic art boards and even cartoon movies to keep tots plenty occupied.
For children older than 6 years, a video gaming wall has all your favourite PS4® games for a running competition. Children can build a whole city brick by LEGO brick, assemble complete LEGO sets or freestyle at the creativity pool. To build up social and teamwork skills, children can even be part of hourly group games featuring Monopoly, Scrabble, UNO and more. Plus, with face painting, a cinema area and even a toy store, children will have a ball each time they visit.
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