Indoor adventures for the family

It's too hot to play outside, so here's a list of the best soft play spots in Dubai

apple seeds Dubai

Location: Emaar Gold and Diamond Park, Building 6, opp. First Gulf Bank Metro Station
Age range: Six months to five years
Opening days and times: Sun-Thu, 9am-6pm, Sat, 10am-4pm
Prices: Twelve week semester of classes from Dhs820 or Dhs150 for one-off full day trial
Discounts: 20 percent discount for siblings and twins get 50 percent discount on classes, Members save Dhs100–Dhs150 each semester
Facilities: Indoor playground divided into four zones; construction city, imaginative play, gross and fine motor skill development and an infant/toddler area, plus a sports section with an adjustable, ramps, tunnels and other soft gym equipment
Activities: Over 40 classes a week, from music classes like ‘songs for seeds’, art, cooking, science, construction, ballet, movement, gym, soccer and Arabic language. Additionally, apple seeds hosts summer activities including camp programmes for two-five year olds as well as summer classes.
Birthday party packages:  Prices start from Dhs3,200 for a personalised party for 15 kids. Bookings available Thu - Sat. (04 380 6064).

Atlantis Kids Club

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Age range: Three to 12 years
Opening days and times: Daily, 10am-10.30pm
Prices: Dhs75 per hour, Dhs150 for Morning Adventures, 10am-1pm or Dhs325 for Full Day Adventure, 10am-6pm (including lunch). Lots of other activity packages available
Facilities: Command Centre featuring Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Apple computers for surfing the internet and playing a wide range of entertaining and age-appropriate games. There’s also Underwater Theatre, Play Zone, Little Pirates Playground and Creation Zone for arts and crafts.
Birthday party packages: Themed packages available. Enquire directly for more. (04 426 1387).


The Dubai Mall, City Walk and The Galleria Mall Abu Dhabi
Age range: Six months to 10 years (upto 12 years at The Galleria Mall)
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed, 9am-10pm, Thu-Sat, 10am-11pm
Prices: Supervised play Dhs70 for the first hour, Dhs30 for each additional hour. Drop-N-Shop one-on-one service, Dhs70 per 30 minutes
Discounts: Available for Caboodle Club members. Enquire directly for more info.
Facilities: Soft play, beauty salon, coffee shop
Activities: Mammameets coffee play date and Hartbeeps classes
Birthday party packages: Standard, themed and bespoke packages available, prices available upon request
Supervised play: Available for kids aged 18 months to 10 years, seven days a week (04 3253367 Dubai Mall, 04 3444570 City Walk)

Cheeky Monkeys

Al Barsha Mall, Etihad Mall in Mirdif and Dubai Marina
Age range: 10 months to seven years
Opening days and times: Sat-Wed, 9am-9pm, Thu-Fri, 9am-10pm
Prices: Dhs50 for the first hour, Dhs15 for consecutive additional hours
Facilities: Large soft play area, block station, real life two-storey doll house, play gym, arts and crafts station, monkey market
Activities and classes on offer: Fairytale ballet, freestyle dance, Baby Arabia, Zumba for mums and summer camp until Aug 27, plus free daily activities with free arts and crafts in the garden
Birthday party packages: 10 dynamic packages available. Prices start from Dhs89 per child including meals and entertainment
Food options: Starbucks coffee shop on site with a full kitchen, selection of sandwiches and salad along with freshly made pizzas, etc. (04 385 0875 Al Barsha / 04 276 0011 JBR/ Marina / 04 388 1135 J3 Mall Umm Seqeim/ 04 252 4878 Mirdif)

Chuck E Cheese

Location: Oud Metha Plaza 1, Oud Metha Road  D75 / 12b street.
Age range: one to 15 years
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed, 9am-11pm. Thu 9am-12am. Fri 10am-12am, Sat 10am-11pm
Price: Free entrance
Facilities: Soft play area, Live shows daily, Kid Check Security, over 80 games, fun and healthy food, pizzas and salads.
Birthday party packages: Star birthday package, Dhs69 per child on weekends and holidays (minimum 20 kids). Super Start birthday package, Dhs99 per child on weekends & holidays (minimum 20 kids). Rock Star package, Dhs139 per child on weekends and holidays (minimum 20 kids) (800-CHUCKE (248253)

Club Rush

Location: Atlantis, The Palm
Age range: 13 - 18 years
Opening days and times: Daily, 2pm-12am
Prices:  Dhs25 for 10-18 years, 2pm-6pm or Dhs25 for 13-18 years, 7pm-12am
Facilities: Sugar Rush Bar - mocktail bar that offers snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, Chill Out Lounge, Internet Café, Game Zone and Entertainment Lounge
Activities: Different activities hosted every hour depending on the number and ages of the teenagers
Birthday party packages: Themed packages available. Enquire directly (04 426 1365)

Creche Out

Location: Pyramids Building, Wafi
Age range: Four months to eight years old
Opening days and times: Sat-Thu, 8am-7pm, Fri, 9am-7pm
Prices: Dhs60 for the first hour and Dhs50 for every additional hour, or siblings (maximum three hours per day). Special membership packages available
Facilities: Baby room, roadway with ride-on cars, home corner, shaded outdoor play- area, dressing up area and kids toilets
Activities: Arts and crafts, dance and other interactive activities
Birthday party packages: Available, please contact for more details
Supervised play: Available from four months and up, subject to availability (04 324 0000 Ext 722)

Extreme Fun

Location: Jumeirah 1. Please note that the Motor City branch is closing for renovation work over the summer
Age range: Six months to 10 years
Opening days and times: Daily, 9am-9pm
Prices: Dhs45 per hour, Dhs50 for two hours, Dhs100 for the whole day
Facilities: Soft play area, large toddler’s area, arts and crafts section, pizza classes and ceramic painting
Activities available: Daily moms and tots classes, my little painter classes
Birthday party packages: Prices start from Dhs75 per child
Supervised play: Available for kids above four years of age only. No additional charge to the standard soft play rate (04 3888086)

Fairmont The Palm

The Palm Jumeirah
Age range: 18 months to 15 years
Opening days and times: Sat-Wed 10.30am - 7.30pm. Thu–Fri 10.30am - 9pm
Price: Dhs60 per hour (packages available) 
Discounts: 10 percent sibling discount 
Facilities: Splash park, climbing wall, home corner, arts and craft tables, construction toys  
Activities and classes: Camps during school holidays, themed parties for special occasions, art and craft workshops
Birthday party packages: Call to enquire
Supervised play: Available for all children at the kids club, booking in advance is recommended. Parents and nannies are not permitted to stay in the kids club.  (04 4573 331).

Favourite Things Mother & Child

Location: Dubai Marina Mall, 2nd Floor, behind the food court
Age range: Zero to eight years
Opening days and times: Open daily. Sun-Wed, 9am to 9pm, Thu-Sat, 9am-10pm
Prices: Free for newborn to six months. Dhs85 for visitors for the first hour and Dhs20 for every additional hour. Membership packages available from Dhs350 per year.
Discounts: Available for twins and triplets
Facilities: Soft play (accessible to children below three years old only), race track, arts and crafts room, costume room, kids lounge (with puzzles and lego) and a jungle gym
Activities: Daily mum and baby classes plus drama, ballet, art, soccer and cooking classes, summer camps and daily complimentary activities such as character appearance, bubble time, arts and crafts and puppet shows
Birthday party packages: Prices start from Dhs999 over the summer for a two and a half hour party (04 434 1984)

Fun City

Location: Oasis Centre, Arabian Center, Mercato Mall, Reef Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Lamcy Plaza
Description: Play Zone consists of a soft play structure with a variety of colourful and attractive elements to engage the children. It’s a safe and clean environment for children to engage in constructive play to develop their physical, social, mental and emotional skills. Attractions for older kids are also available.
Age range: Four to 12 years
Average cost: Dhs42 unlimited play
Opening days/times: Sun-Wed, 10am-10pm, Thu-Fri, 10am-11pm
Birthday party packages: Party packages available. Contact branch for details
Supervised or not: Children should be accompanied Oasis Centre (04 339 7782); Arabian Center (04 284 5679); Mercato Mall (04 349 9976); Reef Mall (04 222 2405); Ibn Battuta (04 366 9819); Lamcy Plaza (04 335 2700)

Funky Monkeys Playland

Location: Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (above Safestway Supermarket)
Age range: One to 12 years
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed, 9am-8pm, Thu-Sat, 9am-9pm 
Prices: Dhs40 per hour or Dhs60 for two
Discounts: Available for twins; one goes free
Facilities: Café area, party shop, birthday party halls, soft play, princess spa, laser room, arts and craft, pizza making
Activities: Summer camp until end of August
Birthday party packages: Many options (04 388 4114)

Kiddies Café

JLT, Cluster Y, Lake Shore Tower
Age range: 18 months to five years
Opening dates and times: Daily, 10am- 7pm
Prices: Dhs45 for the first hour non-members, Dhs25 for the second hour (membership opportunities and a loyalty programme)
Discounts: Available for twins and siblings. One hour of free play offered with Kiddies Café coffee morning deal; Dhs55 for one coffee and two hours of play
Facilities: Soft play area, activity room and birthday party room
Activities: Summer Camp 2015 (August 21- September 3) and weekly activities such as movie nights, arts and crafts, themed parties
Birthday party packages: Various packages with customization options. Enquire directly for more information (04 360 8571)

Kids Connection

Location: WAFI mall, 1st Floor, behind the new Café Court
Age range: Up to 150cm tall
Opening days and times: Sat-Wed, 10am-10pm, Thu-Fri, 10am-12pm
Prices: 100-150cm tall – Dhs45 for two hours play. 100cm and below – Dhs35 for two hours play. Electronic games – cards are priced at Dhs2 and can be charged with any amount
Facilities: Trampolines, bouncy castle, wall climbing, tree house and park attractions; swings, seesaws and a merry-go-round
Birthday party packages: Dhs80 per child for a minimum of 10 kids. Enquire directly (04 327 9011)

Kids HQ

Umm Suqeim Road, Barsha 2
Age range: Two to nine. Parents welcome
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed 8:30am-7pm. Thu and Sat 8:30am-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm
Prices: One hour Dhs45, Dhs10 for additional hours
Facilities: Three-floor softplay adventure maze, activity rooms, projector room
Activities: Structured programmes, morning camps, pre and post-natal exercise for mums by Urban Energy Fitness, Les Mills Born to Move Group Exercise for Kids and more!
Birthday party packages: Start from Dhs115 per child, fully customizable with a wide variety of themes.
Supervised play: Yes (04 379 4233)

Kids Jungle

Location: Dubai Silicon Oasis, Cedre Shopping Centre
Age range: Six months to 12 years
Opening days and times: Daily, 9am-10pm
Prices: Dhs45 first hour, Dhs50 two hours (promotion), Dhs25 for the additional hour and Dhs100 for a full day visit. Loyalty card and membership options available
Discounts: 50 percent off for special needs children. Other offers regularly posted on the Kids Jungle Facebook page
Facilities: Soft play, arts and crafts area, jungle shop and a room that is used for birthdays or classes
Activities available: Boogie Babies, drama, mums and tots, Zumba, freestyle and street dance, arts and crafts, weekly party, camps
Birthday party packages: Prices start from Dhs70 per child. Everything for the birthday is provided by Kids Jungle
Supervised play: Available for kids above three years of age only. Provided to parents staying within Cedre Shopping Centre at no additional charge to the standard soft play rate (04 333 7388)


JBR and Uptown Mirdif. New Jumeirah location opening soon!
Age range: Four months and upwards
Opening days and times: Sun - Sat, 9am to 6pm
Prices: Dhs80 for a non-members playspace pass, Dhs40 for members playspace pass. Classes start from Dhs99
Discounts: Available for package purchases, members and siblings
Facilities: Indoor and and outdoor soft play area, state-of-the-art Big Muscle Gym loaded with safety features, art studio, a wiggle room and a music theatre
Activities: Arts and crafts, sports, music, dance, science, and enrichment classes
Birthday party packages: Prices start from Dhs1500 with different themes available
Supervised play: Available for kids aged 12 months and up. Enquire directly, JBR (04 440 1220) and Mirdif (04 236 3648).


Location: The Dubai Mall, Level 2
Age range: Four to 16 years
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed, 9am-11pm, Thu 9am-11pm, Fri, Sat and Public Holidays, 10am-11pm
Prices: Dhs140 per child (four to 16 years old), Dhs95 per adult (17 years and above), Dhs95 per toddler (two to three years and above) and free for infants (under two years)
Facilities: Mini children’s city with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio station, supermarket, television station, pizzeria, theatre, and more.
Activities: As in the real world, children perform ‘jobs’ and are either paid for their work (as a fireman, doctor, police officer, journalist, beautician, etc.) or pay to shop or to be entertained.
Birthday party packages: Different packages email (04 448 5222)

Le Petit Palais

Galleries Lafayette, Dubai Mall
Age range catered to: Six months to 10 years
Opening days and times: Daily, 10am to 10pm
Prices: Dhs80 per hour, Dhs20 per additional hour, Dhs140 daily rate. Membership options available
Facilities: Soft play area, ball shooter, arts and crafts station, nail salon, party venue, karaoke, play house, multi-storey jungle gym 
Activities: Mom and tot classes, Smarty pants classes, Christmas, Easter and Halloween parties, spring and summer camps
Birthday party packages: Indoor and outdoor party packages available. Prices start from Dhs90 per child, for a three hour party. Minimum of 15 children (04 382 7333 ext. 2754).

Little Explorers

City Centre Mirdif
Age range: Two to seven years
Opening days and times: Sat-Wed: 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri: 10am-12am
Prices: Day pass: Dhs140 per child (accompanied by one adult) for unlimited access to all five zones; Dhs30 per additional accompanying adult. All Play Pass: Dhs160 per child (full day, unlimited access to all five zones and 30 minute workshop). Drop Off Pass: Dhs 100 per child for one hour across all five zones and 30 minute workshop
Facilities: 97 exhibits in five zones
Activities: Discovery workshops are offered for kids aged two to seven years
Birthday party packages: Prices start from Dhs130 per child for two hours unlimited access to five zones, dances, a special cake ceremony and snacks for kids
Supervised play: Available on Mondays, 10am-2pm. Dhs100 per child (800 386)

Mini Monsters

Location: Exit 42 Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Garden Centre and DNATA Building, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road
Age range: zero to 12 years (main branch, SZR) and zero to six years (DNATA branch)
Opening days and times: Sun-Wed, 9am-7pm, Thu-Sat, 9am-8pm (SZR branch). Sun-Wed 9am-7pm, Thu-Sat 9am-8pm (DNATA branch)
Prices: Dhs50 for an all-day pass (SZR branch) and Dhs50 for two hours of play (DNATA branch)
Discounts: Available for twins; one goes free
Facilities: Soft play, café, party rooms and a sensory room (at DNATA branch only)
Birthday party packages: Many options available. Enquire directly (04 341 4459) SZR branch or (04 259 8843) DNATA branch

My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre

Location: 2nd floor Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha. Coming summer 2015 to Al Wasl Rd!
Age range: Six months to 13 years
Opening days and times: Sat-Thu, 9am-6.30pm except summer camp 9am-1pm and scheduled classes in afternoon
Prices: Dhs125 per week for one programmed class and one freeplay payable in advance per session
Discounts: Siblings get 15 percent off. Double registration (2 x week) is 25 percent off
Facilities: Custom built gym floor with US equipment adhering to all safety standards, sibling room with toys for waiting siblings as classes are age appropriate, dedicated restrooms, café 
Activities: Art classes, cardio bootcamp, Mixed Martial Arts, Zumba, Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties and Summer Camp until Sept. 5. (Also at the Barsha Branch - Jungle Gym Playspace - open to all. Open daily, 9am-9pm (except Sun 2pm - 9pm). Dhs50 per hour or Dhs40 per hour for My Gym members. Buy ten hours at Dhs500 and get five hours free)
Age range: One to 11 years or up to 145cm
Birthday party packages: From Dhs2500 for non-members and Dhs2250 members for up to 20 kids. Everything provided except cake.
Supervised play: All classes are structured and supervised. My Gym is a members’ only Fitness centre except for special events, birthday parties and Summer Camp which is open to all. One time trial class is Dhs100 (04 3471018)


Location: Dubai Marina Mall
Age range: Four to 12 years
Opening days and times: weekdays from 10am-10pm, weekends from 10am-12am
Prices: Glow in the dark golf Dhs50 per person per round, Adventure play area Dhs45 per child, trampoline session Dhs20 per child per 15-minute, skate ramp Dhs35 per hour
Facilities: Golf, Adventure play area, trampolines, indoor skate ramp, party room
Birthday party packages: Dhs70 per child on weekdays, Dhs90 per child on weekends, minimum 15 children. Includes invitation cards, decoration, two activities of your choice, party co-ordinator, music and party activities. (04 4488 488)

Pixies and Ponies

Location: Al Wasl Vita Mall, City Walk
Age range: six months to 12 years
Opening days and times: daily from 9am to 10pm
Prices: Dhs75, movie nights Dhs40
Facilities: Jungle gym, slides, ball pit, mini trampoline, arcade machines, ladders,café 
Activities: Creative play, storytime, colouring and painting, singing and dancing, XBox and karaoke, movie night
Birthday party packages: Bronze, silver and gold packages available from Dhs160 – Dhs250 per child. Maximum 20 kids. (04 385 4111)

The Little Gym

Location: IBN Battuta Mall, Persia Court
Age range: Four months to 12 years
Opening days and times: 9am until 7pm
Prices: Annual membership Dhs200. Full season of classes Dhs2400. Half a season (10 weeks) Dhs1200
Facilities: Lots of classes, including gymnastics, karate and Kindermusik
Birthday party packages: These are held once a week on Fridays, book well in advance. Up to 15 children. Non-member rate Dhs2250 for two hours exclusive use. Water plus pizza or fast food provided. (04 4456 850)

Sparky’s Family Fun Park, Al Ghurair Centre

Location: Khalidiyah Mall. Other locations, Mazyad Mall and Al Raha Mall
Facilities: Indoor amusement park ideal for older kids, soft play area for tots.
Age range: From six months to five years (Under 140cm) for soft play. Other attractions suitable for five to 14 years
Average cost: Dhs40 per child, for unlimited soft play. (Children should be under 140cm in height)
Opening days/times: Open Sat-Thu 10am-midnight; Fri 10am – midnight
Birthday party packages: Party packages are available. Packages start at Dhs1400 (Minimum 20 kids). Contact directly for more details
Supervised or not: Children should be accompanied (02 635 4316).

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