This store requires javascript to be enabled for some features to work correctly.

The Best Summer Activities For Kids To Beat The Heat In Dubai

| Skylar Black

The Best Summer Activities For Kids To Beat The Heat In Dubai

Dubai’s Best Indoor Summer Activities For Kids

Summer is a great time in Dubai - the city is alive with events, activities, sports and shopping. However, it’s also one of the hottest times of year in the UAE, with temperatures sometimes reaching over 50 degrees Celsius. These temperatures can make beaches and street markets inhospitable summer activities for families during the day, but you can’t keep your kids cooped up inside all summer, either! We’re counting down some of Dubai’s best indoor summer activities for kids to help you beat the heat, learn new things, and have a little fun!

summer activities for kids

1. Have A Wild Time At The “Into The Jungle” Brunch at Giardino

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing brunch to start off the day, and Giardino has mastered the formula for the perfect family-friendly experience with the Into The Jungle Brunch. There’s something for everyone - adults can enjoy live music on the expansive terrace with its fashion-inspired decor and elegant, comfortable atmosphere. At the same time, there is a wide range of fun summer activities for kids, from face painting and jungle crafts to performers like animal impersonators and a magician.

A wide range of delicacies is served at a series of live cooking stations, from classic British fare to Indian and South Asian dishes, as well as some of the freshest seafood Dubai has to offer. Don’t worry if you have picky eaters - the Kid’s Corner has its own menu designed to cater to younger palettes with comfort foods such as sliders and pasta. The Into The Jungle Brunch would make a fantastic start to a mom’s day out, a playdate, or even a creative date for young couples that still want to include the kids. Try matching outfits like these adorable mommy and daughter midi dresses from Poupette St. Barth for an extra cute touch!

Sold out

2. Swim The Day Away At The Aquaventure Waterpark

Water parks are one of the best summer activities for kids no matter where you are, but the Aquaventure Waterpark at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai is the king of them all. It’s the largest waterpark in the world and features 105 different waterslides and experiences to keep your kids entertained all day. There’s also an aquarium in the park for an incredible educational experience, which is excellent for keeping your kids’ brains active during the summer months. There are even summer events for kids that would appeal to budding young marine biologists - if your little one loves nature and science, they’ll love these up-close and personal looks at marine life like starfish and baby sharks!

The Aquaventure Waterpark is one of those summer activities for children that can go all day, so we highly recommend packing your essentials beforehand! Forgot something? No worries! Our Sand Dollar Swimwear Store at Th8 Hotel is just 5 minutes away!

3. Foster Their Love Of Cooking At Jones The Grocer Cooking Classes

The little chefs in your lives will love honing their culinary skills in a kid-friendly environment at the Kids Know Best cooking classes offered by Jones the Grocer. Cooking skills are essential for life as we grow older - why not help them get an early start with a fun summer activity? Jones The Grocer workshops are fun summer activities for kids ages 4 and up and even include a kid’s chef hat and certificate for each child! You can choose from workshops such as cookie decorating and building gingerbread houses or more educational classes focusing on healthy treats and meals, such as their “Build Your Own Lunchbox” workshop.

4. Commune With Nature At The Green Planet

Beating the heat doesn’t mean you have to be disconnected from nature - The Green Planet is an indoor tropical rainforest located in a state-of-the-art biodome that sustains over 3000 plants and animals. The location offers guided tours, various summer activities for families that allow you to get up close and personal with animals, and even a summer camp that can keep your young ones entertained all summer long. The biodome is also very close to the City Walk, an air-conditioned mall great for a bite to eat and some shopping after your visit.

5. Get Active With RollDXB

Exercise is very important for kids, especially throughout the summer holidays when their lives are less structured. When it’s too hot to play outside, why not try rollerskating at RollDXB? It’s a unique roller skating club that was homegrown in Dubai. It offers fun summer activities for kids like roller disco nights, themed events, and even classes that can help you and your kids develop your roller skating skills!

Whether your kids are into dance or street hockey, there’s something for everyone at RollDXB! You can even take it as an opportunity to dress up with funky 50s-themed accessories or 70s hippie vibes for some cute pictures!

Have A Great Summer!

Did you and your kids have a great time at a place we mentioned? Let us know with #SawItOnSandDollar!

Leave a comment

Beach Notes

Follow Lucy Gibson on the Sand Dollar Blog to find out about her lifestyle, this seasons latest trends and all things beach related. A hub for people who love to chase the sun, sea and sand way of life, whilst looking and feeling their best. We have all the tips to feel just that!