Outdoor activities for Kenyans in Dubai this summer
With summer on the horizon, the entire city is gearing up for Dubai Summer Surprises, a month-long festival of entertainment and shopping. An overabundance of incredible discounts and offers at retail destinations at Dubai’s leading malls and entertainment spots ensures shoppers can always bag a bargain. With year-round sun and a combination of both the desert and beach, Dubai is the perfect setting for Kenyans to be swept away by high-adrenaline activities.
Aventura Nature Park
The Aventura Nature Park is one-of-a-kind rope treetop adventure destination that features ziplines, horizontal and vertical climbing walls, and a rope course challenge, perfect for the whole family. The XPark Jr adventure park, meanwhile, features tree houses, wooden bridges and climbing nets, a sandy play area, petting zoo, and even a “mud kitchen” to help young children connect with nature.
Aventura Nature Park is suitable for ages above 6 years.
XPark Jr. is suitable for ages 1 to 12 years.
The Dubai Autodrome is a great way to spend a day with the family, while dedicated activities for youngsters who are keen to learn the basics behind the wheel. Kids as young as seven can speed around the indoor track, while older kids can take a more powerful kart on the outdoor track with a bridge, tunnel and 17 corners to navigate.
Suitable for ages above 7 years.
INDOOR ATTRACTIONS FOR DUBAI’S SUMMER EASON
For those who prefer to beat the heat indoors, families can keep cool and be entertained with a myriad of different options across the city.
The world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure, allows visitors to experience unparalleled fun through state-of-the-art rides that bring Marvel and Cartoon Network characters to life in five themed zones. Younger visitors can enjoy multi-sensory adventures with Ben 10, Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls and LazyTown, while older visitors can become superheroes for the day as they immerse themselves in action with Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and life-size dinosaurs across The Lost Valley – a dinosaur adventure zone.
A world of exotic flora and fauna awaits at The Green Planet, Dubai’s very own indoor tropical rainforest with more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds. Appealing to visitors of all ages, this spot is perfect for a family outing – with special interactions with resident sloths and a vast array of birds. The bio-dome is made up of four levels: the Canopy, the Midstory, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest.
Dubai’s indoor playgrounds promise fun for all ages.
City Walk is where families can enjoy live entertainment and thrilling adventures across the European-style pedestrianised boulevards. This includes Hub Zero, which brings gaming to life with laser tag, a 4D theatre, driving experiences or an area optimised for the most passionate of gamers.
The Dubai Mall
Whether you seek the thrill of great heights or want to lose yourself in a fully immersive virtual reality experience, there’s something for the entire family to explore at The Dubai Mall. Kids can conquer the pretend world at KidZania, with more than 80 role-playing activities and over 60 city establishments to help them build essential real-life skills as firemen, doctors, police officers, beauticians, or budding astronauts. Meanwhile, those looking to challenge reality with through mind-blowing experiences can head to the VR Park to immerse themselves in a virtual reality experience, the Hysteria haunted attraction to journey through their darkest nightmares, or simply immerse themselves in a multi-projection technology at ScreenX for a new cinema viewing experience.
Visit an aquarium
Dubai is also home to spellbinding aquariums, perfect for young explorers looking to journey under the sea. As the largest indoor aquarium in the world, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks. The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm, meanwhile, is home to sharks, stingrays, piranhas, lobsters, and the tiniest of seahorses.
Museum of illusions
The Museum of Illusions invites visitors to enter the fascinating world of illusion for an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience with interactive exhibits and illusions. Open as part of an international museum chain that first debuted in the Croatian capital of Zagreb in 2015, the Dubai edition of the Museum is the biggest one to date with over 80 interactive exhibits designed to challenge the minds of people of all ages.