Dhs100 play dates in Dubai

Take your child (and a friend) for a fun trip to a Dubai attraction

Funky Monkeys Playland

Funky Monkeys is a jungle-themed play area where active kids can have a blast. Entrance for one hour costs Dhs40 per kid and gives access to a huge soft play area jam-packed with soft balls, a climbing frame and other activities that will keep them entertained. There are laser games and a mini kitchen, as well as lots of arts and craft activities. There’s a café onsite where parents can sit and enjoy a cuppa while the kids play, and if they’re feeling hungry afterwards, you can treat them to a kiddie meal and some juice. Easy to get to, plenty of parking.
Sheikh Zayed Road, www.funkymonkeysuae.com (04 388 4114).

The breakdown
Entertainment Dhs80
Food Dhs20
Total Dhs 100

Children’s City

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, leaving you with Dhs65 after your entrance fees. Plenty of cash left over to spend at the onsite café serving kids fast food favourites such as hamburgers and chicken nuggets.
Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park. www.childrencity.ae (04 334 0808).

The breakdown
Entertainment Dhs35
Food Dhs65
Total Dhs 100

Kidz Venture

Located in IBN Battuta Mall, Kidz Venture offers everything from arts and crafts and board games to book activities for chilled out kids to a climbing wall, and indoor sports activities for more active little monsters. At Dhs30 per hour in the play area it’s good value for money (or you can go over budget and avail of the drop and shop option, Dhs60 per hour where they will be supervised by Kidz Venture staff). There is no food and drink facility onsite so you can bring your own, or pay a visit to the IBN Battuta food court and get some snacks.
Kidz Venture, Egypt Court, IBN Battuta Mall, www.kidzventure.ae (04 368 4130).

The breakdown
Entertainment Dhs60
Food Dhs40
Total Dhs 100

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