Aside from beautiful infrastructures and shopping, Dubai has a lot of activities to offer for all ages.
Dubai City is a paradise for golfers. Dubai Creek & Yacht Club with Dubai Creek Golf Academy offers golf lessons to both complete beginners and more experienced players by qualified PGA instructors. Golf can be enjoyed until midnight at Nad Al Sheba Club, the first fully floodlit 18-hole course in the Middle East.
Contact Details: Nad Al Sheba Club +971-4-3363666
Experience an excellent excitement of Karting at Kartdrome, DUbai Autodrome. It features 17 corners and 1.2km international standard circuit. The Karts are powered by a Honda 390cc and 13.5hp engines.
Contact Details: Dubai Autodrome +971-4-3678700
If you're looking for a different and challenging form of excitement, try the paintball game. This game incorporates gun skills with two teams. All ages are allowed to play.
Contact Details: Pursuit Games, Paintball +971-4-3244755
Enjoy and explore the underwater and spectacular marine life of Persian Gulf. Al Boom Diving is the leading dive operator in Dubai with a PADI 5-star Dive Centre in Dubai offers all courses for all beginners to instructors. If you are brave enough, join the Shark Dives at Dubai Mall.
Contact Details: Al Boom Diving +971-4-3422993
Horse riding is part of the local tradition and is upheld today several centres including the Dubai Equestrian Centre and Jebel Ali Hotel Riding Stables. Horse rides through the desert are organized regularly and Dubai also has a riding association for the disabled. Dubai Racing Club is located at the Nad Al Sheba is Dubai City's largest track and home of the richest horse race sport - The Dubai World Cup.
Contact Details: Nad Al Sheba Club +971-4-3363666
WATER AND BEACH PARKS
Enjoy the unique experience and adventure while visiting the deserts of Dubai, the camel ride. Sit at their bumpy backs and the the rush of the life in the midst of the desert. For those who have few days in Dubai and don't have enough time to go to the desert, you can enjoy the camel ride at the open beach in Dubai Marina.
Desert Safari Tours
Dubai is well-knowned for desert safaris because of its fine golden desert sands. Enjoy the thrilling experience and excitement of a roller coaster ride during the dune drive. Most desert safari packages includes dinner at the desert, camel ride, sand skiing, belly dancing, shisha, and henna painting. Alcohols are also serve with additional cost.
WATER AND BEACH PARKS
The Dolphin Bay
Enjoy an up close and personal meeting with the dolphins at Dophin Bay, Atlantis. Guests of all ages can enjoy playing ball, holding hands and even hugging the dolphins.
Contact Details: Dolphin Bay +971-4-4261030
Splashland is part of Dubai Wonderland Fun Park close distance with the Creekside Park.A 22-acres world class water park features numerous waterslides and bumper boats.
Contact Details: Wonderland Amusement Park +971-4-3243222
Wild Wadi Water Park is located along Jumeirah Road in Dubai situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab. This water park is themed from the Arabian folklore, The tale of Juha offers 30 rides and attractions for family. Ladies can enjoy with privacy as Wild Wadi offers Ladie's Night during Thursdays from 8PM to 12 midnight.
Contact Details: Wild Wadi Water Park +971-4-3484444
Al Mamzhar Beach
A 106 hectares Al Mamzar Beack Park is one of the largest parks in Dubai with several swimming pools, barbecue shops, ampitheatre, a scenic train, playgrounds for children and safe lagoon. Grassed picnic areas are well-maintained by the government and pipe music is played throughout the day. If you want more privacy, chalets are also available, AED 200 for large chalet and small chalet costs AED 150.
Contact details: Al Mamzhar Beach Park +971-2966201
Jumeirah Beach Park
The park was opened in 1989 overlooks the beautiful blue waters of Persian Gulf. It is located on the long stretch of Jumeirah Beach. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and kids playgrounds are available in the park. The Jumeirah Beach Park has food kiosks, barbeque sites and grassed picnic areas.
Contact Details: Dubai Ice Rink +971-4-4485111
Ski Dubai at Mall of Emirates measures 400 meters, using 6000 tons of snow started in December 2005. It is the worlds third largest indoor ski slope. Ticket cost includes jacket, trouser, disposable socks, helmet for children up to 13 years old and skis, poles and boots or snowboard and boots. Access to the slopes are only for guests who meets the minimum skills requirements or you will need to take the lessons. For others, you can enjoy the snow park.
Timings: Thurs to Sat 10AM to Midnight and Sun to Wed 10AM-11PM
Dubai International Bowling Centre is a state of the art bowling centre which is established in 2001. It has 36 lanes with international standards and equipped with LCD screen scoring systems. This is the biggest and latest of its kind in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Dubai International Bowling Centre is located at Abu Hail, Deira close to Century Mall.
Thunder Bowl is another bowling center located in Sheikh Zayed Road. Its concept is based on similar centres in America and Europe. Thunder Bowl offers complete entertainment to its customers which includes 20 bowling center lanes by Brunswick Corporation USA, cafes and restaurants, cyber games and video games arcade, snooker hall.
Contact Details: Thunderbowl +971-4-3431000
Located at the heart of Dubai ZAbeel Park, Stargate is a family entertainment centre having the widest range of attractions to entertain your kids and the entire family.
Stargate offers Soft Play Area for ages 3-8, controlled Go Karts, 3D cinema, food court and arcade games over 150 games to choose.
Contact Details: Stargate +971-4-3259988
Kidzania Dubai is located at 2 level of Dubai Mall. A unique family entertainment center for your children aged between toddlers to 16 years old. Kidzania is a replica of a real city. Let your kids experience to be independent and get to understand the world of grown-ups by being grown-ups by themselves. Kidzania has a difference modes of transportation. Kids can hop on a bus and enjoy the central square, go to hospital, or bank. Children can play adult roles and learn how to become a real professional.
Contact Details: Kidzania +971-4-4485222
Located at the 2nd level of Dubai Mall, Sega Republic is an amusement indoor park with 250 amusement games.
Contact details: Sega Republic +971-4-4488484
The largest indoor amusement park in the region located at Deira City Centre and Mall of the Emirates. Magic Planet features several international award-winning rides and games which all ages can enjoy.
Reel Cinemas is the largest THX-certified Cineplex in the UAE and the ultimate destinations for the movie lovers in the UAE. The flagship of 22-screen Reel Cinema, experience the next awe-inspiring 3D and critically acclaimed art-films at the Picturehouse. Indulge yourself in the first arthouse cinema in the region and most luxurious recliner seats at the Platinum Movie Suites.
Reel Cinemas also offers the business class movie experience at Dubai Marina Mall's Premier boutique halls.
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