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Fun Indoor Things to Do In Dubai

 Skiing at Ski Dubai,  Ice Skating at Ice Rink, Indoor Skydiving at Ifly, Check out a virtual reality theme park, Indoor Maze at Jumble, Jumble, Museum of illusions, Step into a rainforest at The Green Planet, Explore the Marine life at Lost Chambers Aquarium and many more.

Explore the best indoor activities in Dubai to escape the outdoors pollution, dust, and scorching heat, especially in the summers. Dubai is one of the most visited tourist places across the globe but exploring it in the heat can be difficult. But do not worry, Dubai is known to house some of the best indoor activities such as skiing, indoor skydiving, and many more will keep you engaged and entertained throughout the day and will give you enough time to explore the vicinity of the city during the night.
  
There are many indoor activities for kids in Dubai. These indoor activities not only attract kids but adults too. People of all ages enjoy spending a lot of fun time exploring these amazing recreational activities. From adventurous rides to rejuvenating expeditions, all these indoor activities will keep you and your family pumped up throughout the day. 

Also, there are many indoor theme parks in Dubai that are the main attractions of this desert city to promise a top-notch experience. These parks are so beautiful and have so much to explore that one might get lost in capturing moments. So, if you are also planning to visit Dubai but contemplating your decision due to what to do there, do not worry, Dubai is one such place that never fails to amaze its tourists and allow them to create some beautiful memories to cherish a lifetime. 

Here is the list of best indoor activities in Dubai:

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Skiing at Ski Dubai

Experience the fun of skiing as it is one of the most famous indoor activities in Dubai. If you are a snow lover, then this place is just for you. This ski resort has an abundant supply of snow, providing you with the best experience of skiing. Your summers will become super fun if you visit this wonderland every weekend or so with friends and family. 

Spread across an area of 3,000 square meters, the resort is spacious and boasts tobogganing hills, twin-tracked bobsled runs, a chairlift, snowball fighting, and so much more. You can even meet real adorable penguins that reside here.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd - Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 9 AM to 1 AM 
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Ice Skating at Ice Rink

When the heat outdoors becomes too much, the Ice Rink is the ultimate destination to spend a fun-filled day in Dubai with your family and friends. The Olympic-sized rink offers a fun skating experience where none can have fun and improve their skating skills. 

One of the popular indoor activities for kids in Dubai, skating at Ice Rink, is fun for every age group. The perfect surrounding makes you feel that your winter dreams have come true. With a spectacular range of over six skate sessions, this destination will drift you away from all the worries and spread immense joy. 

Location: Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to 11:45 PM 
03

Bounce

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One of the best indoor theme parks in Dubai for trampolining, you can have fun while testing your trampoline skills which help you defy gravity. You will not only have a fun-filled day but also have a burnoff session of extra calories. 

You can even enjoy “free jump” at bounce and spend the best of your time. One can enjoy any way they want to as the fun activities here will take you away from all of your worries. Many activities for kids allow them to have a fantastic time. 

Location: Building #32 4th St - Al QuozAl Quoz 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Sunday to Thursday - 10 AM to 10 PM; Friday - 9 AM to midnight; Saturday - 9 AM to 9 PM
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Indoor Skydiving at Ifly

This indoor activity in Dubai offers you the experience of the thrill of flying and defying gravity. If you are someone who loves adventure and a feeling of the adrenaline rush, this activity is surely one of the activities that you must try in Dubai. 

You can overcome your fears and have the ultimate heart-pounding experience by skydiving at Ifly. Even if you come for a first-time experience, you will be given full assistance and training so, no need to worry about anything. This is surely going to be one of your best experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

Location: Third Floor, Play Nation Area, City Centre Mirdif? Ghoroob, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12 noon to 10 PM
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Check Out a Virtual Reality Theme Park

One of the famous indoor theme parks in Dubai for virtual reality, VR Park has so much to offer. With so many unbelievable attractions, people get a mind-blowing experience. Kids fall in love with the place as soon as they enter the place. Multiple games offer different stories and themes. Some will take you to different planets whereas some games will take you to the future.

This fun spot offers a unique and out-of-the-box experience that one can never forget. Some amazing rides offered here are the Dubai drone and Burj drop which add more laughter and thrill to the whole experience. 

Location: The Dubai Mall - Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to midnight
06

Indoor Maze at Jumble

There are many places in Dubai for people who are fans of physical and mental challenges, but no one matches Jumble as it has the famous indoor maze. 

There are many other challenges for the participants that test your reasoning, logic, teamwork, and other skills through ranges of tests. The fans of the maze come from around the world to experience the feel of challenge and to win it. If you have been a follower of the British show named The Crystal Maze, you must know what it feels like to solve an urban maze. 

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd - Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Sun-Wed - 11 AM to 10 PM; Thu-Fri - 10 AM to midnight; Sat - 10 AM to 10 PM
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Relieve Stress at a Smash Room

One of the best indoor activities in Dubai to relieve all the stress and worries, the Smash Room offers you a place where you can physically smash out all of your anger and frustrations without regretting or wounding about it later. You will have a range of catastrophic weapons like crowbars, baseball bats, and sledgehammers which you give to choose from. 

This gives you so much relief and helps you to start a new chapter in your life without carrying all of these negative feelings in your heart. Everything that you smash is sent for recycling so nobody bears the loss. 

Location: 195 Umm Suqeim St - Al Quoz Industrial Area 4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12:30 PM to 10 PM
08

Step Into a Rainforest at The Green Planet

If you are a nature lover but do not want to go outdoors, the Green Planet is a perfect destination for you to visit and explore as it offers you an indoor bio-dome. The place will educate you about the dangers that are faced by rainforests around the world. 

You will get a surreal experience if you come to visit the place with your family and friends. The exhibit is not only educational but interactive as well. The place will not even for once make you feel like you are indoors. You also get to see many animals including sloths and piranhas.

Location: City Walk - Al Wasl - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Sunday-Wednesday - 10 AM to 7 PM; Thursday-Saturday - 10 AM to 8 PM
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Explore the Marine life at Lost Chambers Aquarium

Explore the rich life beneath the water and experience their magnificence at the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Dubai. The glass tunnels provide you with jaw-dropping views of exquisite aquatic flora and fauna. The unique experience fascinates tourists from around the world. It is even one of the best indoor activities for kids in Dubai as the tiny tots fall in love with the place instantly. 

There are almost 65,000 creatures, including sharks, sea horses, octopuses, stingrays, and others, that can be witnessed through tunnels of the aquarium. You can even enjoy the aqua shows to provide you with more facts and information about aquatic life.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM
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Museum of Illusions

This mind-blowing museum offers one of the best indoor activities in Dubai as it not only adds fun to your visit but also boggles your mind. The perception of distorting puzzles, bizarre and optical trickery, and other experiences at this Museum of Illusions will play with your mind. 

The museum promises the most unique experience and thus, remains always crowded by tourists. The antigravity rooms, infinity tunnel, and clone table are some of the major attractions of the place. Every activity at the museum awaits to fool you but this is the experience that you will surely cherish for a lifetime.

Location: Al Seef - Dubai Creek - Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
11

Watch Dolphin Show

Spread over an area of 54,000 square feet, Dubai Dolphinarium is an abode of beautiful bottlenose dolphins, 20 different species of parrots, and fur seals. It is one of the best indoor activities for kids in Dubai as young children get awestruck when they see these adorable creatures giving wonderful performances. 

The dolphin and seal show, performances by dolphins and seals, swimming with dolphins, are a few major attractions of the Dolphin Dolphinarium. The amusing performances are worth watching and recording. The place also features an amazing magic show that you can enjoy with your kids and family. 

Location: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 - Dubai Dolphinarium Building

Timings: 10 AM to 7:30 PM
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Enjoy Rides at IMG Worlds of Adventure

This indoor theme park in Dubai is the largest in the world with an area of 1.5 million square feet. This park is home to numerous thrilling and fun activities that one can enjoy. The exotic rides, movies, shopping spots, dining options, and others are all available in the park. The four zones of the park are meant for different purposes.

The Marvel zone attracts kids and the rip-roaring rides fascinate adults. There is so much to explore and experience in the park that one finds it difficult to experience it all in one day. The park is so fantastic that one cannot resist coming back soon.

Location: E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd - City of Arabia

Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
13

Electric Go-Karting at Ekart Zabeel Dubai

This indoor place is not less than a paradise for speed and karting lovers. The high-end electric karting at Ekart Zabeel is an outstanding experience. The fun karting experience is enjoyed by adults the most, and thus, the place has become a hub for karting lovers, which majorly includes adults. 

This indoor activity in Dubai can have 11 e-karts on the track at a particular time. The participants can even record lap times and post the results online. Go-karting and experience the thrill of super-fast races with your friends. The racers can have a fun time at Ekart Zabeel located at the Dubai Mall.

Location: Financial Center Rd - Za'abeel - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
14

Visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The grand Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo promise you the most thrilling experience of the wild. The zoo brings you closer to some exotic underwater creatures swimming around you. The beautiful views of underwater life will leave you spellbound. You will surely have one of the most unique and stunning experiences underwater.

The fishes, crabs, piranhas, water rats, and other creatures look so magnificent that one cannot take his eyes off them. The huge tank is filled with a huge variety of small and large creatures including sharks. The amazing build of the whole aquarium is truly fascinating and thus considered as one of the major attractions of Dubai.

Location:  Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to midnight
15

Dubai Butterfly Garden Tour

This indoor activity in Dubai is considered one of the must-do activities while visiting this beautiful city. The Dubai Butterfly Garden is the biggest indoor butterfly garden in the world as it is spread over an area of 2600 square meters. With more than 50,000 butterflies belonging to over 50 species, the garden offers breathtaking views of these colorful creatures.

The amazing architecture that includes domes adds more beauty to the whole experience. The domes are built as such so that they remain climate-controlled. The museum in the garden is another attraction of the place. 

Location:  Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area, Beside Dubai Miracle Garden - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
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Enjoy at KidZania

This fun destination for kids offers them an unforgettable experience that they will cherish for a lifetime. The Kidzania is spanning over an area of 7,000 square meters and is an abode of more than 70 fun-filled activities for kids aged 4 to 16 years. 

The activities are created in such a way that they generate different phenomena in the child such as creativity, decision-making, teamwork, and others. These activities will help the children to explore their dreams and a wide range of roles like engineers, doctors, chefs, etc. the children love the whole experience as they get a reward after the completion of each activity.

Location: Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12 noon to 9 PM
17

Spend a Day at Escape Rooms

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One of the best indoor activities in Dubai, Escape rooms provide the most unique experiences to the visitors. There are several escape rooms in Dubai based on different themes, offering you physical as well as mental challenges that are fun to solve.

Some of the most famous escape rooms in Dubai are Brain Game, Countdown Challenge, Escape Hunt, etc. all designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience. The different difficulty levels at the escape rooms push your logical and reasoning ability and pass the level. Numerous games are challenging and fun to solve, inspired by different characters and movies.

Location: Jumeirah Bay X1, Cluster X, and Red Diamond Building

Timings: Sunday-Thursday - 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM; Friday-Saturday - 1:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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18

Enjoy at Mattel Play Town

A perfect spot for kids, Mattel Play town offers a great place for families to enjoy a fun-filled day with their kids. There are five zones in the playground that focus on different aspects such as educational growth and social skills. The tastiest and healthiest food at the place offers great refreshment offers. 

The innovative, imaginative, and interactive activities help the kids to grow their imagination through art and craft. The kids will have a great time here as they meet with popular TV cartoon characters such as Bob the Builder, Barney, etc. 

Location: CITY WALK - Al Safa St - Al Wasl - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM
19

See a Stunning Water Show at La Perle

One of the most amazing indoor activities in Dubai, the La Perle offers some of the best theater shows that defy gravity and mostly consist of water shows. The stunning performances are worth watching when traveling to Dubai. The water show uses almost a few million litres of water, fountains, winches, hydraulic lifts, and so many other things. 

Many artistic, technical, and athletic team members work hard to create an unforgettable experience for visitors at La Perle. It is estimated that this huge auditorium houses more than 1,200 theater visitors. The stunning water show is a must-see when you come to visit Dubai. 

Location: Al Habtoor City - 260 Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: May Vary 
20

Bowling at Wavehouse

The Wavehouse offers so many fun activities to all age groups from kids to adults. Some of the activities are arcade games, VR simulators, air hockey, a wave rider, live music, etc. The fun activities are the reason why the place always remains crowded. 

This is one of the coolest hangouts of the city which is indoors. Parents too love the ambiance of the place and thus, allow their children to have a fun time at the place. Bowling is the most loving activity at Wavehouse and is practiced the most here by maximum visitors. 

Location: Atlantis The Palm Hotel, Ground Floor - Crescent Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12 noon to 11 PM
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Amazing experience I enjoyed Burj Khalifa and underwater zoo alot. Thanks Thrillophilia for advance tickets booking options.
"it was a great experience. I was bit apprehensive, when I booked through thrillophilia. but, they really organized it well. I booked a VIP package (costing 3800 per person). they arranged for private pick up in Nissan Petrol. They took us to camp, which is little far but better than Al Avir. \n\nLocal operator Mr. Danyal is a nice person. He took a great care of us. \n\nwe were provided land cruiser for dune bashing. then quad bike for 20-25 mins. after that, we did horse ride and camel ride. although camel ride and horse ride were namesake only. they would allow for 2 mins only and if you want to take a longer ride, you need to pay extra. so I skipped it. \n\nCamp had good performances like belly dance, Tanura show, Fire show and Jumba. Food was served on the table. Food quality was average.\n\nalthough, In the camp, they would try to get you money through multiple activities like sand art, Premium fruit salad, premium desserts, handbags, photo printouts, photo with eagle etc. And one needs to hard bargain. like I paid 20 dhiram for photos, they started with 150 dhiram."
02 March 2020
Excellent
Awesome experience with a very close view of such big fishes. Underwater zoo is also very big and needs atleast 2 hours to complete. Super package deal. Please go for it.
"It was perfect site seeing experience managed by Thrillophilia. Special mention for lowest prices for tickets of Burz Khalifa."
"both the tours were really amazing.\nDubai city tour was nice, learned a lot about their history.\ndesert Safari was awesome but the food was ok ok .\nthe shows were awesome only if the food and drinks were organized well it would have been more fun"
Amazing journey with fast service and great host
25 February 2021
Very Good
Park is fine. Shopping inside is much expensive. Swimming costumes were more than expected price.
"Good Service.. Every tour was perfectly planeed"
10 February 2021
Excellent
A definite watch. This is awesome. Thanks to thrillophilia for a very quick service. This is the cheapest price I found across various sites and I'm amazed with that.
04 February 2021
Excellent
Just loved the experience. the dune bashing was amazing and we were well informed in time about everything.

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  1. What are the adventure indoor activities to do in Dubai?

    1. Air Maniax: One of the most popular indoor activities in Dubai, Air Maniax is surely going to give you that boost of adrenaline that you are looking for. Spread across 23,000 square feet, this inflatable arena is a great place to come with your friends and try challenging obstacle courses, the zip line, laser tag games and many more.

    2. Skating at Dubai Ice Rink: 
    This place is a haven for snow and skating lovers as you get to experience both at this place in Dubai. You get to spend your day enjoying indoor ice skating.

    3. Skiing at Ski Dubai: 
    This snow park offers multiple adventurous activities such as bobsledding and snowball fighting. Other than that you can even see the cutest penguins at this place.

    4. Enjoy rides at IMG Worlds of Adventure: 
    This indoor theme park in Dubai is the ultimate destination for a super fun and adventure Dubai. It is located on the outskirts of Dubai where several tourists visit.
  2. What can you do in Dubai in the summer?

    1. Water sports at Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park: The water park has several adventurous rides, situated in Palm Islands made by humans, to provide you the ultimate fun. It is the biggest waterpark in the city having a wide range of marine activities, attractions, beaches, and so much more.

    2. Visit Burj Khalifa: 
    Your Dubai trip is incomplete if you don't visit the Burj Khalifa. People love to marvel at this tallest building in the world to witness its outstanding architecture. The breathtaking view of the complete city from the height of 828 meters from Burj Khalifa is incomparable. 

    3. Enjoy water slides at Laguna Waterpark: 
    The park is known for its coolest ambiance and zones filled with numerous adventurous rides and slides. The lazy river, beach, cabanas, and the children’s zone are major attractions of the place.

    4. Explore Dubai Mall: 
    It is one of the world’s largest shopping malls, consisting of more than 1200 stores, 22 cine screens, 120 restaurants and cafes, and so much more. It is the ultimate destination in Dubai for entertainment seekers.

    5. Skiing at Sky Dubai: 
    One of the best ways to beat the heat in Dubai is to go skiing at Sky Dubai. Known to be one of the best indoor skiing destinations, this place is surely going to excite and entertain you.
  3. Which are the best indoor theme parks in Dubai?

    1. VR Park Dubai: VR theme park in Dubai is a paradise for people who love to try games and rides based on virtual reality. People from all age groups come here to get lost in the virtual gaming world. Attractions like horror adventure zones, etc. allow you to choose the type of virtual world you want to enter and play. 

    2. LEGOLAND Dubai: 
    A perfect destination for kids in Dubai, LEGOLAND theme park and water park offer you limitless fun and adventure with several rides and play areas. The place is known for its amazing services and the abundance of options that it offers. 

    3. Bollywood Parks Dubai: 
    This park is no less than a haven for Bollywood fans because it is based completely on Indian movies and their spirit shows, dances, and performances. The adventures are too based on Bollywood actors, characters, and even villains.

    4. Motiongate Dubai: 
    Motiongate Dubai is one of the biggest Hollywood-inspired theme parks in the UAE and is quite popular among tourists and locals. Divided into four fun zones, this theme park also provides a lot of dining and shopping options. 
  4. Which are the best indoor activities for kids in Dubai?

    1. Indoor Skydiving at  Ifly: The kids have the most fun time at Ifly where they learn and try new adventures and activities. They find it thrilling when they oppose gravity and experience the thrill while skydiving. 

    2. Admire the Masterpieces at Louvre Museum: This unique museum on the island offers you the most different experience of visiting a museum. It focuses on different cultures, artifacts,  artworks, etc., and brings them together. The place leaves the children and adults awestruck.

    3. Learning at Kidzania: Your kids will fall in love with this place as it offers wonderful experiences to them. Kidzania is the best place for kids to enjoy themselves and learn about various things while playing with the help of some fun activities. 

    4. Enjoying thrilling rides at Ferrari World: The most popular Ferrari World theme park promises the most amazing experience to kids as well as adults. The thing that makes the place interesting is its theme of Ferrari. The world’s largest frame fascinates tourists.

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