We know summer isn’t the perfect time to visit Dubai due to its soaring temperatures. However, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is; Dubai always offers something so that you do not miss any fun here in this happening city!
Here are 13 fun things to do indoors in Dubai during this summer.
Have fun at Dubai’s new indoor theme park -Glitch
Al Ghurair Centre in Deira is now home to Dubai’s latest indoor active game park. Boasting over 30 thrilling attractions, including an indoor roller glider, this venue is perfect for both kids and adults. Experience virtual reality adventures, a ninja warrior course, pool football, a bowling alley, and more.
GLITCH Arabia at Al Ghurair Centre offers an array of exciting experiences, with prices starting from Dhs 35 for 2 experiences, Dhs 65 for 3 experiences, and Dhs 100 for 6 experiences.
GLITCH Arabia, Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, open 10am to 10pm Sun to Thurs and 10am to 12am Fri and Sat.
Take a road trip and visit the brand new ‘Snow Abu Dhabi’
Found inside Abu Dhabi’s 1.2 billion US Dollar mega project, Reem Mall — Snow Abu Dhabi, is poised to become among the world’s largest indoor snow parks, spanning roughly 10,000 square feet of icy entertainment.
Set to open its doors on Thursday, June 8, the snow park will have 12 exhilarating rides, including two giant slides, a Polar Express train, Crystal carousel, and Ice and Floes bumper tubes, 17 new snow-capped attractions, and a snow depth of 500 mm.
Snow Abu Dhabi dining experiences come in the form of The Lodge Restaurant, Grotto Amphitheatre, Ice Café, the Party Room and VIP Room. You can book your tickets here.
From Dhs215; Opens Thurs Jun 8. Reem Mall, Al Reem Island.
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Experience glow-in-the-dark golf
Play Minigolf with 3D glasses in the heart of JBR. This indoor venue offers a one-of-a-kind experience that remains dark regardless of the time of day. Divided into three rooms, you can explore various themed mini-golf areas illuminated by striking 3D neon paintings, adding an extra challenge to test your skills.
3D Backlight Minigolf, Bahar Plaza, JBR, daily 12pm to 1am, Dhs110. Tel: (0)4 565 7621. 3d-backlight-minigolf.ae
Sky Views Observatory
Located on top of the Address Sky view hotel in Downtown Dubai, this architectural magnificence includes three unique experiences for an unforgettable sightseeing adventures – the Observatory, the Glass slide, and the Edge Walk.
Address sky view Hotel is structured into twin towers connected by an architecturally marvelous sky bridge. The observatory gives guests a panoramic glass elevator ride to level 52, from where they can access a spiral staircase to floor 53 for a mesmerizing 46m-long glass walk to the adjacent building. It gives a 360° views of the city from 219.5 metres above Downtown Dubai.
The Glass Slide features a spectacular ride inside a transparent glass slide from level 53 to level 52 of the tower. This glass sky slide is made of 12m-long quadruple-laminated glass sheets. The cost of Observatory and Glass slide together is AED 85 for an adult and AED 60 for a child (Age 4-12).
The Edge Walk is for the risk-takers or the thrill-seekers giving a never-before-experience wherein you get to walk on an outer ledge of the 53rd level encircling the skyscraper’s highest pod. Guests are provided with safety harness. This daring adventure along with the breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa is going to pump your adrenaline to the highest level! The cost of Edge Walk is AED 714 per adult.
The Storm Coaster – Dubai Hills Mall
The newly opened Dubai Hills Mall in Dubai is home to fastest indoor roller coaster. ‘The Storm Coaster’ is first of its indoor roller coaster having a 50meters vertical launch, that immerses riders in the thrilling world of storm chasers.
The riders will encounter airtime, speed changes, abrupt drops and unexpected accelerations on a total of 670 meters of track with a top speed of 77km/hr. Calling out all adrenalin junkies, this coaster is a “multivehicle inversion coaster wrapping its way throughout the entire building”.
Open daily from 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Ticket prices cost Dhs65 per person.
3D World Selfie Museum Dubai
3D World Selfie Museum Dubai is the largest 3D museum in the world. It is also the first 3D Selfie Museum in the Middle East.
It features over 185 3D reality-defying artworks bringing you more closer to art through the use of hand painted ‘Trick-Art’ paintings and optical illusions.
The museum has nine different zones, each one with different theme. Visitors can interact with these creative artworks, pose and take pictures. It is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz 3, near the Natuzzi showroom and behind the Mashreq Bank. Noor Bank is the nearest metro station to access it via public transport.
It is open Sunday to Saturday 10:00AM – 8:00PM.
Ticket price – AED 79 per adult and AED 59 for children aged between 3-11 years. Children below 3years is free.
Unleash Your Bowling Skills
Yalla! Bowling at Mall of the Emirates is a fairly standard family attraction, and this bowling alley is perfect for anyone who is in search of a little competition.
It’s region’s most advanced bowling destination with 12 state-of-the-art bowling alleys, high tech digital score-keeping computers and immersive video simulations so you can lose yourself in the thrill of the game.
Location: Two locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, & City Centre Mirdif,
Timings: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Enjoy skating at Dubai Mall
Enjoy skating at the sensational Olympic-sized Ice Rink located at the biggest mall in Dubai, located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, between the waterfall atrium and the souk.
Kids above 4years are eligible for skating. Skating aids can be hired for your skating session. It can be either a seal, a penguin or a snowman based on your height. It is available for both kids and adults.
Open from 10Am-10PM on weekdays and from 10Am-12AM on weekends.
The price of ice skating sessions for 30-minutes starts from AED 85 (off-peak) to AED 110 (peak). However if you book as a group of 15 persons or more, you can avail 20% discount. There are also DJ skating sessions which includes snowfall and disco which costs AED125.
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This is Dubai’s indoor Skydiving center which is also the first indoor skydiving center to ever open in Dubai.
Located in City Center, Mirdiff in Dubai, this indoor gravity-defying fun is make your eternal dream to fly come true. You don’t have to worry about jumping from a cliff or from a nerve-cracking heights and its extremely safe.
After a 20minutes brief session on safety procedures and putting on a flight jumpsuit, helmet, socks & googles, you are guided to a 10 meter high vertical glass wind tunnel having two giant fans of 400 horsepower each beneath you, that generates air upwards with a wind capacity of approximately 200kmph . The sudden blast of air gives you a feeling of weightlessness and it rushes up your adrenalin, and you start floating in the air. You can also do spins and flips once the instructor advices to make your experience more exhilarating.
Opening hours: 12 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and 12 pm – 11 pm on weekends
Tickets are priced at AED 125 per adult for a standard 2-minute experience for beginners. Participants should be more than 3 years old. Children aged 3-13years will be charged a child rate.
Get your adrenalin rush at MotionGate
MotionGate Dubai is a Hollywood-inspired theme park with the most rollercoasters in a single theme park in the Middle East.
Within the park, numerous thrilling attractions await you, but for an adrenaline rush, don’t miss the chance to experience two world-first, record-breaking roller coasters inspired by Lionsgate’s blockbuster movies, John Wick and Now You See Me. Planning a visit during the summer? If you have children under 12 years old, they can enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Motiongate Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Take your little ones to OliOli
Oli Oli, meaning ‘Joy’ in Hawaiian, is an experiential interactive play museum located in Al Quoz. It features eight galleries and more than 40 exhibits spread across two floors inspired by the work of leading educators, artists and developments psychologists. Oli Oli encourages kids to learn with play at these dedicated spaces: Air Gallery, Water Gallery, Incredi-Balls, Creative Lab, Future Park, Toshi’s Nets, Mission Oli Oli, Toddler Gallery and Cars & Ramps.
Over the summer break, OliOli is welcoming children aged four to 10 years old to the summer blast morning camp from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
OliOli, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, Tel:(0)47027300.
Experience the underwater world, 60-metres-below
Deep Dive Dubai, the world-record-breaking diving facility, offers a unique opportunity for divers of all skill levels to explore its 60-meter-deep pool, which holds 14 million liters of water, which is equal to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The pool features sound and mood lighting systems as well as a unique filtration system. Apart from its remarkable depth, the pool features a “sunken city” with its urban streetscape, apartment, garage full of cars and motorbikes, arcade, phone booths, ATMs and other interesting features.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, you can enjoy discovery dives, scuba dives, freedives, as well as various diving courses and workshops.
From Dhs400. Open daily, noon-6pm. Nad Al Sheba
Slide at Mercato Mall
Bring your inner child out at this Italian themed shopping mall which features a giant slide, from the first floor to the ground floor. You can slide down again and again at this mall promising a lifetime unforgettable experience.
The slide is open to all adults and children and its totally free. Children below 120cms of height must be accompanied by an adult while sliding. Don’t forget to carry your socks before leaving home, as its mandatory to wear it while taking the slide.
10:00AM – 1:00PM
2:00PM – 4:30PM
5:30PM – 6:15PM
The mall is hosting various exciting family experiences this summer during the Dubai Summer Surprises festival. Kids and adults can enjoy their incredible circus, magic show, kids workshop and roaming performances promising families a spectacular time at the venue. The circus shows changes upon every two weeks such as Mongolian, European, Russian etc.