Planning for a family outing in Dubai? Check out the best places to cover in 2022

8 min readAug 17, 2022


Ultramodern skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls, astonishing architectural marvels, and beaches make up the metropolis of Dubai, where major businesses coexist with exciting desert tourism. The city of the future, however, can also be an excellent recreational spot for your family. It offers just that with an unprecedented set of attractions, museums, and amusement parks that will take you into the very real and wondrous world of Dubai. Both man-made and natural attractions in Dubai’s family-friendly spaces exist and offer an unbounded thrill of new and exciting technologies and ideas. We’ve listed a few such places to explore with your family in 2022.

1. Topgolf Dubai

Topgolf Dubai

Whether you are a golf enthusiast or not Topgolf Dubai, the coolest attraction in the city is sure to blow your mind with its lively vibe and the expansive view of the Dubai Marina and the city’s skyline. Head over to a sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that you and your family can enjoy. Your bay hire includes unlimited balls and the use of clubs, so get ready to test your golf skills! Choose from a wide range of exciting games that suit your skill level or enjoy the lip-smacking food and beverages in the house. With the vibrant music that you can feel right when you walk through the door and its unique vibe, Topgolf Dubai makes up for a perfect place for some quality fun with your family.


Golf Club — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Starting Price: 84 AED

Opening Hours

Monday — Thursday: 12 PM — 1 AM, Friday & Saturday — 10 AM — 2 AM and Sunday — 10 AM — 1 AM

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2. The View at The Palm

The View at The Palm

The Palm Tower, Dubai’s latest architectural marvel on the Palm Jumeirah, a stunning 52-story structure, is a luxurious destination with a variety of commercial and residential spaces. The View at the Palm is the name of the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower. This observation deck offers a spectacular view of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Sea, and the city’s impressive skyline. and is well worth a visit all the way to the top. It is the perfect place to relax while enjoying signature cocktails, and tapas-style sharing dishes, with an electric atmosphere. The View at the Palm, located approximately 240 meters above ground, rivals most observation decks around the world with spectacular views of the surrounding world which makes it worth a visit with your loved ones.


The view at The Palm, Palm Jumeirah Rd — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Starting Price: 100 AED

Opening Hours

Monday — Thursday: 9 AM — 10 PM, Friday — Sunday: 9 AM — 12 AM

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3. Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views is the most inventive and contemporary leisure venue in Dubai, offering thrilling and fresh experiences. The Address Sky View dual, 50-story elliptical dual towers are connected by an innovatively constructed podium, a marvel straight out of futuristic paintings. The Sky View Observatory soars to a dizzying height of 219.5 meters above the ground and boasts an unreal 25m glass floor on the balcony enjoying breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and the city’s horizon. With glass on three sides, visitors benefit from a panoramic visual experience even inside the elevator. An outdoor glass slide propels guests from level 53 at 219.5 m to level 52 at 215.5 m inside a clear glass tube in a gravity-defying experience, one of the region’s first futuristic adrenaline-pumping activities. The Edge Walk, another first for the area, is an exhilarating air-stroll experience that enables guests to step onto the exterior boundary in a hands-free walk while admiring the grand views of the Burj Khalifa and defying gravity. It is undoubtedly a must visit with your family on your Dubai trip.


Emaar Square Area, Downtown Dubai 111969 — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM

Starting Price: 59 AED

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4. Madame Tussauds Dubai

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Don’t miss the ultimate and world-renowned wax experience of Madame Tussauds in Dubai. Immerse yourself in exciting experiences with more than 60 lifelike figures of your favorite celebrities and step into the world the entertainment where you will get to enjoy the star-studded party of a lifetime. Join Audrey Hepburn at a table in Tiffany or put on diamond necklaces and fur shawls, and engage in the impressive mix of the celebrity world. Pose alongside Justin Bieber or be part of an epic bike chase with Tom Cruise as you join him on the back of his bike. Madame Tussauds Dubai is an ultimate experience for your family that is sure to leave you dumbfounded at the end.


Bluewaters Mall, Bluewaters Island — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Starting Price: 135 AED

Opening Hours

Sunday– Thursday: 12 PM — 8 PM, Friday & Saturday: 11 AM — 9 PM

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5. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark

Get ready for extreme aqua fun at the Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai, located at the luxurious Atlantis the Palm. Housing 30 rides and attractions, a beach, surfing, and a kid’s play area, the magnificent Aquaventure Waterpark is the perfect place to have a good time with your family. Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai is lauded as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry”, thanks to the numerous record-breaking rides it has. Not only for adventure, but it is also a stimulating environment for sea life and animal lovers to play with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and stingrays. The park has several places to refuel yourself like the Shark Bites serving pizza, burgers, and Arabic snacks and the Waves serving shawarma, hot dogs, and sandwiches. You can enjoy refreshing coolants from other onsite cafes, Lagoons, Snappers, and Splashers. Take a ride through the world’s longest zip circuit along with the lagoon sharks. Spanning over 42 acres of land, Aquaventure Waterpark offers extreme thrill and fun which you definitely can’t miss in the heart of Dubai. You can also enjoy water activities like windsurfing, sailing, sea kayaking, roller coasters taking you up and down the water streams, River rides, Leap of Faith speed slide and so much more, that you cannot possibly cover in a single visit.


Aquaventure Waterpark is located in Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd., Dubai

Starting Price: 298 AED

Opening Hours

10 am — 6:30 pm daily

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6. Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

Explore Dubai in a laidback style by going for the Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal which takes you on a comfortable 60 minutes ride and sightseeing on a traditional Abra boat. Abras are small motorized water boat taxis and their use in Dubai dates back to decades-old when it was the best means of transport from Deira and Bur Dubai. These Abras are still considered a cheap mode of transport and definitely a way to explore old Dubai in a traditional way. Sit back and relax enjoying the breeze as the boat sails through covering attractions like Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District, and Ras Al Khor Sanctuary. Get a glimpse of the Emirati culture hidden in old Dubai that merges with the modern global Dubai architecture with a peaceful boat ride. It is one of the best ways to cover these attractions and escape the traffic at the same time.

Dubai Festival City Mall — Dubai — United Arab Emirates.
Starting Price: 45 AED
Opening Hours:

Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal operates daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Rides depart every 2 hours and each Abra ride is for 1 hour.

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7. Green Planet

Green Planet Dubai

The Green Planet Dubai is a world of greenery and freshness in the land of the deserts. Located at the junction of Al Wasl Road and Safa Road, this is a one-of-a-kind botanical museum that habitats and its inhabitants at different layers of ecology showcase and a must visit. Explore the Australian Walkabout featuring multi-species exhibits and an array of reptiles including lizards, turtles, wallabies, pythons, and more. The Green Planet Dubai is home to some of the exquisite fauna species like the sloth bear, colorful Cuban Amazon Parrot from the Bahamas and Cayman Islands, Leaf Cutter ants from South American rainforest, Motoro Stingrays, Archerfish that squirt water up in the air, the cute Sugar Glider squirrels, Piranhas, Squirrel monkeys and so much more that you will be truly amazed to see all these under one roof. The Silent Forest is another major experience at the Green Planet Dubai and walks amidst 850 species of birds chirping and lush greenery all around you. Offering much-needed relaxation, it is a perfect place to visit with your family or group of friends and explore the mind-blowing variety of flora and fauna.


City Walk — Al Wasl — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Starting Price: 120 AED

Opening Hours

Monday — Sunday: 10 AM — 6 PM

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8. Dolphin Bay Atlantis

Dolphin Bay Atlantis Dubai

Beat the heat of Dubai at the Dolphin Bay that is full of unique experiences with these cute and There is Dolphin Snorkel where you can snorkel across the lagoon with dolphins swimming around you. You can go on a swim with the dolphins and let them take you to their world. With the Dolphin Photo Fun, you can click many several pictures with these sea creatures and of you. Meet and play with dolphins in shallow water with the Dolphin Encounter pass or at the depth of the lagoons with the Dolphin adventure pass that gets you all-day unlimited access to Aquaventure waterpark, Surf Rider Wave Machine, and orientation with mammal specialists. This rare experience is available at very few places in the world so visit Dolphin Bay Dubai with your loved ones for a blissful time with these highly intelligent creatures and tick it off your bucket list.


Dolphin Bay — Crescent Road — Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Starting Price: 814 AED

Opening Hours

Sunday — Wednesday: 10 am — 10 pm

Thursday– Saturday: 10 am — 12 am

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