Want to get some much-needed me-time or run some errands without having to deal with a grumpy child? We’ve compiled a list of the best indoor play areas in Dubai where you can safely leave your children for a few hours while you go about your business.
Whether your child is artistic or athletic, these indoor play areas in Dubai have something for everyone. Keep in mind that some of the locations mentioned here require children to be accompanied by adult carers. Let’s learn more about some of the best indoor play areas in Dubai for kids to spend the day! Here are ten of the best soft play areas in Dubai, ranging from trampoline parks to interactive museums.:
Air Maniax is a massive indoor inflatable park and warrior course that is great fun for kids (and parents) of all ages. This insane play area has a 15,000-square-foot area and includes an assault course, toddler area, zipline, slides, foam pit, and laser frenzy.
Details: Air Maniax is located at 16 Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai. To enter, children must be at least 94cm tall.
4 348 8981, www.airmaniax.com
If your children are little monkeys, they will enjoy swinging through this award-winning soft play centre. There’s plenty of room for them to run around in 3,000 square feet. Designed for children who are eight months to eight years old, it promotes learning while having fun through classes that cover dance, karate, yoga and cooking. Throughout the year, keep an eye out for special seasonal events, such as summer and Ramadan camps.
Details: Cheeky Monkeys has multiple locations throughout Dubai and the UAE. Children ranging in age from eight months to eight years.
For pricing, call (0)56 505 7209 or visit cheekymonkeys.com.
Kids HQ is a three-story soft play paradise with slides, ball pits, trampolines, and a sensory pit for younger visitors. They also have a variety of classes available, which you can view on their website.
Details: Kids HQ, Al Barsha 2, Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai,
Tel: (0)4 548 6626, @kidshquae
La la land
La La Land offers a variety of activities such as soft play (enclosed jungle gym), inflatable slides, obstacle courses, jumps, and interactive games. The toddler area (for kids 3 and under) includes a toddler-sized themed inflatable, a safe play area, and friends their own age. The trained and friendly staff closely monitors all areas. For older children, there is even an arts and crafts zone with ceramic painting, wooden painting, stone painting, art frame glitter, face painting, 3D art painting, Playdough, and Xbox games.
Details: La La Land has several locations in Dubai. Dhs50 per hour or Dhs150 for a five-hour day pass.
Tel: +44 (0)4 232 3919, Twitter: @lalalandkidscentre
Magic Planet now has its own soft play area. It’s a vibrant wonderland that’s available at all branches. Make an entire day of it for only Dhs45 per person. Classic arcade games, rides, and bowling can be added to the fun.
Magic Planet has several locations in Dubai. Dhs45. Tel: (600)599 905, Twitter: @magicplanetmena
Have fun while learning at Oli Oli, an experiential play museum in Al Quoz. Water, Air, Cars & Ramps, Toshi’s Nets, Future Park, Incredi-Balls, Toddler Gallery, and Cars & Ramps are among the eight fun-filled galleries spread across two floors of the interactive space.
Details: The Oli Oli Building is located in Al Quoz, Dubai. Children aged two to eleven.
+1 4 702 7300 @olioliuae
This centre, which promises social and cognitive development through play, is for children aged 0 to 10, but it is geared more towards pre-schoolers. A café serves health-conscious, delectable treats and beverages. The café in this zone is strategically placed so that parents can supervise their children without having to chase them down.
Details: Orange Wheels in Dubai’s Town Centre Jumeirah. Children aged 0 to ten years. Orange Wheels UAE, (0)4 385 1880, @orangewheelsuae
Ready set go
Ready Set Go, Dubai’s largest soft play area, has a jungle theme for the kids to enjoy. The centre includes a soft play area, a role play town, a jump park, and a café where parents can sit back and relax.
Details: Al Quoz 3, Al Ghurair Warehouse Complex, Block D, Ready Set Go. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 9 a. Children up to the age of 12. A one-hour pass is available for Dhs45.
Tel: (0)4 229 9989. Twitter: @readysetgodubai
The exciting trampoline park is available in two locations in Dubai: Nakheel Mall and Dubai Mall. The UAE’s largest indoor cave, climbing wall, soft play area, and trampoline dodgeball zone are all available for children to explore.
Details: Trampo Extreme is located in the Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Children aged 2 to 14.
Tel:(0)4 580 4411. Prices differ: trampo-uae.com
Do you have a budding scientist in your house? Woo Hoo promises that STEM concepts will be integrated into hands-on play. It also has ten galleries with more than 50 interactive exhibits. The general admission ticket is valid for two hours and costs Dhs30.
Details: Al Quoz, Dubai, Woo Hoo. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. From 0 to 12 years old. @woohoouae, (800) 966 466
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