One of our favorite and least expensive places to visit in Dubai is Children’s City.
Located inside Creekside Park on the Bur Dubai side of Dubai Creek Children’s City is fun and educational for the entire family. It’s one of the best Children’s museums we’ve visited.
Children’s City is dedicated to children between the ages of 2-15. It’s a place where they can play, learn, explore, and discover the world we live in. They have a theater, a planetarium, toddler play area, and galleries with interactive displays where kids can learn about nature, communication, space exploration and more.
Our kids love it! It’s a good inexpensive way to spend the day. In a town filled with the biggest, fastest, tallest, and other extreme sights Children’s City is a refreshing change from amusement parks that charge a small fortune for admission and overwhelming malls that are packed with thousands of shoppers and tourists. Entrance to Children’s City is a mere 10 AED for kids 2-15, 15 AED for adults, or a family ticket for 40 AED admits 2 adults and 2 children. Kids under 2 are free.
At the entrance there is a map of the building to help you find the different galleries.
In The Way We Live gallery kids can learn about Dubai’s past and present. They “ride a camel” or have a camel or horse race. They can learn about Dubai’s architecture both past and present, sail a Dhow and our favorite activity in this gallery…
Go on a Magic Carpet ride over Dubai!
In the Nature Center kids can learn about different environments and the creatures that live within. From fossils to fish and more they have all sorts of interactive displays that kids and see, touch, do, and explore.
There are lots of fun exhibits in the Human Body gallery. Kids can have fun on the interactive displays while learning about their bodies.
Dion’s favorite is biking with the skeleton! And everyone loves exploring the mouth!
From Morse Code to Cell Phones and computers, the giant interactive displays in the Computer and Communication gallery has it all.
This is one of the kids’ favorite galleries. We spend a lot of time here!
The Space Exploration gallery is another fun place. The kids love sitting in the cockpit of a model Emirate Airlines plane. In this gallery they explore all things that fly.
The Toddler Play area has slides and rides for kids to play in. When we were there last summer there was a huge bounce house in the lobby, the kids loved it!
There is always something fun and educational in Children’s City. They have a schedule of workshops and special exhibits year round. While we were there they had a gentleman face painting and making balloon animals.
If you get hungry there’s a small snack bar in the back of the lobby. They sell burgers, pizza, and other snacks at reasonable prices.
You can also host a birthday party here if you like.
If you still have energy after a few hours in Children’s City there are more things to do in the park. You can ride a donkey or camel, take one of the trains for a ride around the park, or rent a go cart. Each activity is charged separately, but they’re pretty inexpensive.
The Dolphinarium is also within this park as is a small amusement park and water park.
You can’t do it all in one day, but this park can keep you and your kids entertained for a day or two for less than what you’d pay for a day at one of the big theme or water parks.
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