Kiddie Ville is a play centre featuring video games, arts and craft activities, kid friendly rides and a soft play area. With a reputation for providing great value for money they offer a price of Dhs25 per child for one hour of play in the soft play area. The play centre at Al Barsha is located within the food court so there are plenty of nearby options for a range of cuisines, many of which offer kids options varying between Dhs10-16 so depending on what the little ones want to eat there’s a fair chance that you may even come in under budget. Kiddie Ville, Al Barsha Mall and Etihad Mall (04 455 7152).
Fun City has a range of activities for kids from one to 12 years old. For kids up to four years, Fun n’ Learn is a safe play area where kids can learn while having fun. The area incorporates themed ‘let’s pretend’ areas and offers a host of activities including arts and crafts, science experiments, puppet shows and more. All day play is just Dhs30 and with plenty of food options near all Fun City branches, you’ll just have enough cash left over. Fun City branches in Dubai are located at Lamcy Plaza, Mercato, Oasis Centre, Al Reef Mall, Arabian Centre and Ibn Battuta. www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).
Created especially for kids aged two to 15, there is everything here for children to learn, play and explore. Exhibits include a nature centre, theatre and themed galleries designed to teach children about technology, heritage and more. There’s also a newly opened toddler area. It’ll only dent your pocket by Dhs10 per kid and Dhs15 per adult for the whole day, and leaving you with Dhs65 after your entrance fees there’s plenty of cash left over to spend at the onsite cafe serving kids fast food favourites such as hamburgers and chicken nuggets. Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park. www.childrencity.ae (04 334 0808).