Dubai is one of the advanced chief towns that has a lot to explore and get mesmerized by. The capital city of the Unified Arab Emirates, with its delightful seashores, interesting skyline, and all-year sunlight, makes for an incredible family destination. Children will love the desert city for the astonishing amusement choices it offers. 

People visiting Dubai are so impressed with the beauty of the city that they even plan to buy some properties here. And therefore, they plan to own and rent villas in Dubai, that come at an affordable price.  

The country has even passed a freehold law, which allows foreign investors or expats to buy properties in freehold areas in Dubai.  Thus, one can even buy and rent an apartment in Dubai too.    

Since there’s a great deal to see and explore in Dubai, spending just 3 to 4 days here will never be enough to cover all the amazing things to do here. So, to help you stay and enjoy the long weekend in the best way possible, we have brought you a rundown of all the fun activities you can indulge in during your long weekend in Dubai.  

Best time to visit:   Since summers in Dubai can be unbearable, it wouldn’t be a good idea for outdoor activities. So, the best time to visit the city would be between November and April. If you would be interested in watching the Dubai festival, then January and February would be your best bet.   

Here are some of the fun activities that you can pick and choose to include in your travel itinerary. 

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World is the greatest indoor entertainment in the world, which is located at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and is just around an hour and a half drive from Dubai. With its impressive structure hung in the blood-red colors of Ferrari, this theme park will charm everyone regardless of their age.    

For the little ones, there’s a Junior GT, Great Prix, while the more established dashing lovers can enjoy with all things motorsports. 

Other attractions in Ferrari World incorporate a 4D Dream film show, a great presentation of Ferrari vehicle models, rollercoasters, a gondola ride with a turn, and a few fun shows. 

Ski Dubai

Situated in the popular shopping mall of Dubai, Ski Dubai is an indoor ski place that offers an astonishing setting whether you’re a novice or an expert in skiing or snowboarding. It’s fun regardless of whether you simply need to build snowmen or toss snowballs at one another. 

At Ski Dubai you can appreciate Twin Track Sled runs, a Snow Cavern loaded up with intuitive experiences, ride down the slopes on the Goliath Ball or Hop on the chairlift for a fabulous bird’s eye perspective of the whole park. 

Try not to miss the Penguin show that occurs regularly throughout the day.  

Mall of Emirates

Besides Ski Dubai, the mall offers a plethora of other entertainment, shopping, and dining options. You can explore the Magical Planet to bowl, ride horses or play games, buy toys or clothes, and eat to your heart’s content.  

There is also a non-profit creative center called Dubai Community Theater and Art Center (DUCTAC) for those interested in cultural activities. Parents of young children can take note that the mall also rents out baby strollers.  

Food Tip: For a detachable lunch fare it is recommended to visit ‘The Cheesecake Factory.’ If you like to have dessert, then it is recommended that you visit the ‘Cold Stone Creamery’. 


Located in the famous mall, Dubai Mall, Kidzania offers your children a unique and interactive environment that allows them to play their favorite adult characters that they fancy.  

It doesn’t matter whether your child is a four-year-old or a sixteen-year-old, this is a perfect place for them. They can take their pick from over 80 roles including a firefighter, model, and even radio jockey.  

They can even earn their money by dancing or making their own pizza and cookies while they’re at it. Is it interesting? 

Now we have left you the secret to the parents. You can let your children enter the world of their entertainment, without worrying about their safety, and you can freely shop in supermarkets without any guilt! Now, isn’t that a win-win situation? 

Dancing Fountain at Dubai Mall

Although you can lose track of time in the shopping and dining traps associated with shopping malls, we recommend you to not miss the Dubai Fountain Show. 
With jets of water rising up to 140 meters, from the designers of the Bellagio Fountain, Las Vegas, the stream of light and music here will surely please you.  

And, what’s more, you will love this amazing show against the background of the height of “BURJ KHALIFAH”, the tallest man-made high rise on the planet. Well, that is a twofold shock surprise, don’t you think? 

Dolphin Show Dubai

Dubai Dolphinarium is located in Creek Park of Dubai and is spread over 54000 square feet. It is a unique attraction that you can add to your Dubai itinerary and attend two splendid shows – Dolphin and Seal Show and Bird Show.  

You will actually want to have fun with comfortable seating in a 180-degree amphitheater with hi-tech light and sound system. Here you will see the intelligent mammals performing various activities and watch colorful birds in a Creek Park.  

Highlights of the show

At Dubai Dolphinarium you will be able to watch the talented bottlenose Dolphins and Seals showcasing their unique skills in this 45-minute amazing show.  

You will enjoy the show seating in a 180-degree amphitheater with a top-notch sound & light system across the saltwater pool.   

You get a chance to witness sea creatures doing activities like dancing, singing, juggling, and painting.  

You will watch the UAE’s first of its kind Creek Park Bird Show & get to see around 20 species of parrots.  

Dubai Fountain Show

The Dubai fountain show is considered as one of the fun and exciting experiences that you cannot miss on your trip to Dubai. Here you will enjoy the immersive and rhythmic light and sound show in traditional wooden boats.  

You can likewise decide to remain at Wellspring Walk Extension or Kayak with your friends and family and witness the water taking shots up at a level of a 45-storeyed building. 

Highlights of the show

You will witness the world’s largest dancing fountain, which is 500ft in length, shooting water as high as a 45-storey building.  

You will enjoy the immersive show on a traditional Abra Ride across the beautiful 30-acre Burj Lake  

You will be amazed by the visual spectacle of 6,500 lights, 25 spectacular displays, and 20,000 gallons of water.  

You can browse various invigorating tours to see the fascinating sights – Kayaks, water bikes, Flamingo boats, and Swan boats.  

Dubai Desert Safari

Desert Safari in Dubai is the ultimate experience that will give you an adrenaline rush as soon as you drive a vehicle with full capacity in terms of power and strength.  

This exciting journey is enhanced by many activities such as shisha smoking, belly dancing shows, Tanura shows, and fire shows.  

Evening Desert Safari is a combination of an exciting safari tour and an experience of Arabian culture. 

Desert Safari Highlights

You will feel an adrenaline rush while dune bashing in the Arabian desert along with various other fun activities.  

You will witness the striking desert sunset view and participate in a variety of Bedouin culture-inspired activities.  

You will enjoy an alluring belly dance performance by expert belly dancers.  

You can relax by bonfire and enjoy the stunning Fire shows and Tanura shows along with the BBQ dinner.

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