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Dubai with family – Best Indoor Theme Parks to Visit in Dubai

Over the years, Dubai has recreated itself from a simple village to a global city and ultimately to a magnificent family destination. The main reason is that Dubai focused on making attractions that are fun for all age groups.

Dubai Theme Parks are a major appeal to family holidaymakers which offer some of the most thrilling rides and exciting experiences in the whole world. Indoor Theme Parks Dubai with controlled climate conditions are a clever way to make sure that family with kids would continue visiting Dubai irrespective of the weather in Dubai. Here is a list of Dubai Indoor theme parks that you should check out during your Dubai visit.

Dubai with Family:
VR Park

VR Park, Dubai

 For those who enjoy the fascinating realm of virtual reality, this is for you all. VR Park Dubai is a unique attraction that lets you enjoy the real world and get mesmerized in a place filled with augmented reality and virtual reality. Located within the Dubai Mall, the attraction hosts 18 interactive experiences and is a hotspot for gamers and adventure lovers. Entry to VR Park is free, but you will need to buy passes to enjoy games and interactive activities.

Position:  Level 2, the Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: Sunday to Thursday- 10:00 am till midnight

Friday- 9:00 am till 1:00 am
Saturday- 9:00 am till midnight

Duration: Visitors usually spend 2 to3 hours at this attraction.

How to Reach: You can either take a cab directly to Dubai Mall or take the metro. If travelling by metro, get down at Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station, from there you can walk through the Metro Link Bridge or aboard the shuttle service of Dubai Mall. 

Dubai with family:
IMG World of Adventure

IMG World of Adventure, Dubai

Mega theme park, IMG World of Adventure Dubai is also the biggest indoor theme park of the Middle East. It is home to UAE’s most mind-blowing attractions. Split into 5 zones, the theme park has focused its rides and entertainment mainly on MARVEL and Cartoon Network characters. So here’s your chance to have a fun-filled day with your favorite cartoon network characters and MARVEL superheroes. There is also the Lost Valley where you encounter the dinosaurs of the prehistoric era on attractions like Forbidden Territory. You can also catch a movie in a ‘state of the art’ multiplex at Novo Cinemas. Don’t forget to sample some amazing food delights at fascinatingly themed restaurants and dining venues.  Also, you can get some MARVEL and Cartoon Network merchandises and collectibles as a memoir of this amazing attraction in Dubai.

Location: E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Timing: Saturday to Wednesday: 11 am till 8 pm
Thursday and Friday: 11 am till 10 pm

You should definitely spend an entire day here to make the most of IMG Worlds of Adventure trip.

How to reach:
You can drive or take a cab to reach IMG Worlds of Adventure. Alternatively, you can also take the metro to the nearest stations – Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

Ski Dubai

Ski, Dubai.

Another, on-of-a-kind adventure indoor theme park in Dubai and the first of its kind in the Middle East, Ski Dubai is an ideal spot to beat the heat and have some fun quality time with family and friends. Here you can expect snow 365 days a year. This wintry wonderland consists of 5 skiing runs which vary in difficulty and height, chairlifts, ice caves, and penguin encounters! The wintry mountain-themed indoor theme park offers something for everyone – Grown-ups can have skiing and snowboarding adventures and kids make snowman and start a snow fight.


Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 am till midnight
Friday to Saturday: 09:00 am till midnight


Visitors spend 1 to 2 hours here.

How to reach:

Ski Dubai is located within Mall of the Emirates and can be easily reached by Metro Redline which takes you directly to Mall of the Emirates Metro station. From there you can either walk or take a taxi.

Magic Planet

Magic Planet, Dubai.

This indoor park is a family activity center and amusement park of Dubai is often ranked among the top ten attractions for families in Dubai. Located at various different locations in Dubai, Magic Planet offers a wide range of recreational and fun activities for adults and children to enjoy.  Spend your time playing arcade games, video games, simulators and skill activities. Need a bit of Adrenaline rush? Try out Sky Trail and Climbing Wall for some adventure excitement.


 Mall of the Emirates Dubai: Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Shiekh Zayed Road, Al Barsha

 City Centre Mirdif: Level 1, South and North Entrance, Shiek Mohamed bin Zayed Road, Mirdif

 City Centre Deira: Level 1, City Centre Deira, 8th Street

 City Centre Shindaga: Level 1, City Centre Al Shindagha, Al Gubaibah Road

 Arabian Ranches: Level1, The Ranches Souk, Al Qudra Road

City Centre Me’aisem: Level 1, City Centre Me’aisem Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, IMBZ, Dubai Sport City

Burjuman: Level S3, Burjuman Centre, 28 A Street, Al Mankhool, Dubai


Timing varies from venue to venue. Usual operating time approximately is from 10.00 am till 10.00 pm.


You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours.

 Tips for Travellers visiting Indoor Theme Park in Dubai

  • It is better not to visit during weekdays and holidays as the theme parks would be swarming with tourists and it can become a chaotic experience.
  • For rides, there are age and height restrictions which visitors will have to take into consideration.
  • Outside food, beverages, and pets are not allowed inside the theme parks.
  • Proper and appropriate dressing is a must. It is better to dress modestly.

Indoor theme parks of Dubai are the ideal way to enjoy some quality time with loved ones. The best factor of indoor parks is that you can enjoy these attractions at any time of the year irrespective of the weather in Dubai. So if you are planning a family vacation to Dubai, then do include some of these indoor theme parks in your itinerary so that children too can enjoy some memorable moments in Dubai with their family.

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