1 Mini Monsters
Boasting the UAE’s largest slide, indoor play area Mini Monsters is great for active tykes. With different themed play zones and party zones, they will be kept entertained for hours on end. There’s an eatery onsite serving yummy grub including cheesy pizza and spring rolls so it’s convenient for parents too. Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Garden Centre. www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).
2 Rixy Club
Geared towards kids aged four to 12, the Rixy Club is a one-stop-shop for fun and adventure. Kids entering the club have to check in to receive a Rixy Club passport that allows them to enjoy an array of activities organised by dedicated entertainers, including outdoor games and competitions, hand crafting, table games, sports games, musical games, beach darts and more. Rixos The Palm Dubai. www.rixos.com (04 457 5555).
3 Play A Round @ Some Place Nice
Boasting an indoor neon golf facility, an arts and crafts area offering activities such as sand art and bracelet beading, and a specially designed soft play area for toddlers aged one to three, Play A Round @ Some Place Nice offers something for kids of all ages. What’s more, there’s a cafe onsite where parents can enjoy a cuppa and free Wi-Fi while the sprogs play. Jewels Tower 2, Dubai Marina.
www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).
4 Atlantis Kids Club
With areas including a Command Centre; a technology area featuring a Wii and Xbox 360 along with 15 computers, Creation Zone; an arts and crafts area offering activities such as painting and origami; rock climbing, as well as an Underwater Theatre that offers fun programs and games on a huge movie screen – kids with different tastes are bound to be pleased. Atlantis The Palm. www.atlantisthepalm.com/thingstodo/kidsclub
(04 426 0000).
5 Zebra Crossing
A unique play area and one of the largest in the UAE, Zebra Crossing offers tons of activities and is jam-packed with slides, a ball pool, tunnels, trampolines, cannon guns, as well as a fun costume dress-up area. Ibri House, Behind Noor Islamic Bank Station. www.zebra-crossing.com (050 559 4903).
6 The Cycle Hub
This one-stop-shop for cycling enthusiasts is a great place to visit with the kids. Offering bikes for tiny tots learning how to cycle to more advanced cycle enthusiasts, kids are encouraged to try out the bikes, cycling around the spacious show room which is often set up as a mini race track. There’s an onsite cafe serving yummy Paleo cuisine too.
www.thecyclehub.com (050 552 8872).