Top 25 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in the UAE

Top 25 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in the UAE


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Say it with us now, the weather is BEAUTIFUL! Winter is finally peaking it’s head through and we are so excited about it. We can finally enjoy outdoor activities in the UAE, and you already know we have a lot to choose from. Not only is it the best time to head out and about, but if you’ve got a garden, it’s the best time for BBQ’s and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.

As we mentioned, there are loads of fantastic outdoor activities one can choose to enjoy in the UAE. We decided to put together our top 25 outdoor activities for you to get some inspo on your next family outing!

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Global Village

Global Village | QiDZ | Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Take your family to the region’s largest multi-cultural festival park. Shop at over 3,500 retail outlets. With country pavilions displaying authentic regional products and entertainment from over 78+ countries. Try a range of different food options from over 24 different cuisines, along with thrill rides and family rides at Global Village’s Carnival funfair area!

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden has 10 million blooms flooding the senses with their beautiful scents, colors and innovative structures. Bring the kids to see the impressive record breaking sites like the Emirates plane covered in flowers as well as Disney Avenue with Mickey Mouse & Friends and the giant Teddy Bear.

Busiest times are at the weekends and in the evenings, so if you want a stress-free time with the kids head over during the day or early afternoon.

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Desert Safari

Safari Dubai package offers six hours of untainted fun. One of the most fun outdoor activities in the UAE, you have to try this!

A mix of adventure, cultural entertainment, and sumptuous dinner under the stars. The highlight of the tour is an exciting 4×4 drive deep into the desert followed by a visit to the traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite, to capture the real essence and beauty of the desert, as you relish traditional Arabic coffee, smoke a flavored Shisha, and belly dance and tanura shows.

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Dubai Garden Glow

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Visit Dubai’s most popular family destination and allow the magic of the bright colours, lights and wide-open spaces fill your senses. Dubai Garden Glow opens in the afternoon, so head there earlier and the kids can have a dash in the playground before walking through the Dinosaur Park with life-sized dinosaurs!

Set your senses on fire with this beautiful and magical display of scenes and settings in the brightest array of colourful lights. Take a stroll and enjoy. A great place with a stroller too.

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Al Noor Island Tour & Butterfly House (Sharjah)

Explore Al Noor Island and its surroundings! Every square inch of Al Noor Island has been conceptualized and built to open your mind to a myriad of expressions and experiences. A reflection of modern vision and Arabic inspirations, the Island offers the best mix of recreation, art, education and entertainment for the entire family.

Whether you are counting butterflies, admiring sculptures, teaming up with your kids in the playground or simply soaking in the serenity, it’s always a day well spent at Al Noor Island.

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Laguna Waterpark

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Laguna Waterpark is one of the coolest (in both meanings of the word!) spots down Jumeirah Beach way at La Mer. With WaveOz 180 surf pool, slides, lazy river and toddler friendly splash pad and aqua play area, there are plenty of ways for the whole family to cool off!

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Al Ain Zoo & Desert Learning Centre

Al Ain Zoo | QiDZ | Outdoor Activities | Kids Activities in UAE

Al Ain Zoo is the first zoo of its kind in the Middle East and was founded in 1968. The Zoo is known globally for its efforts in the conservation of nature and wildlife, and its protection of about 4000 animal species. Since its establishment, Al Ain Zoo expanded and created successive projects over an area of nine million square meters. Resulting in one of the largest areas in the world dedicated to wildlife and environmental learning.

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Aventura Parks

Here’s a chance for adventure, to reconnect with nature & get active in the Ghaf forest. Enjoy over 80 challenges at 5 different levels between the ground & the trees, suitable for adventure seekers of all ages!

Leap across the great Tarzan jump of 25m & conquer the longest tree top zip lines in the region. For the smaller ones, the mini kids circuit offers fun obstacles in a safe environment, circle games and arts & crafts.

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Mangrove Kayaking (Ajman)

Quest for Adventure is an outdoor adventure company specializing in fun for all the family, from mangrove tours, to water sports, wake boarding and archery, suitable from 4 years old. Explore the stunning Al Zorah Nature Reserve, home to the fish nursery of the Sea, the creek and mangrove which are designated as conservation areas with over 58 species of rare and migratory birds.

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Aquaventure Waterpark

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Splash into a world of excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark with your family and enjoy the 17 fun-filled hectares of adrenaline pumping fun! Then head out to UAE’s largest aquarium packed with incredible experiences and world-class exhibits!

It’s the perfect spot for the whole famliy!

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At LEGOLAND® Dubai, families can build their way through a full day of non-stop interactive fun. You will find over 40 LEGO® themed rides, shows and attractions; a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions, perfect for year-round visitation, 6 themed lands, 15,000 LEGO® models & over 60 million LEGO® bricks.

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LEGOLAND Waterpark

Splash your way through a full day of LEGO® themed family fun at LEGOLAND! There are over 20 water slides and lots to do for families with kids from 2-12 years. There’s a DUPLO® toddler play area for the littlest ones, a LEGO® Wave Pool, Build-A-Raft-River and of course the Joker Soaker which is an interactive playground with slides offering something for every family member! Lots of fun but get ready to get wet!

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Bollywood Parks

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Gear up for a day full of fun and excitement with Bollywood style dance, action, drama and first of its kind rides. Bollywood Parks™ live performances and stunt shows will get your heart racing! Enjoy endless fun with nine new family friendly rides & experiences, along with world’s tallest swing ride, a one-of-a-kind Bollywood Souq Bazaar, 4D attractions and more.

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Guided Desert Trip – Heart of Emirates Tour

Get your family off the beaten track with this journey to the heart of the Emirates. Be amazed by the unknown regions of the country, while you drive safely with your family in your own 4WD. A unique opportunity for children and adults alike to explore those places only few residents have been to from the comfort and safety of your car.

Unveil Arabia’s passionate guides will lead you across 5 Emirates and through several stunning landscapes. From deserts and winding wadi’s, across plains that feel like Africa, to the lush farms in the Hajar mountains.

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Sailing Trip on Sharjah Boats

Step on board and be transported into Sharjah’s glorious past and catch a glimpse into its future. The Dhow boat is the oldest and most popular tours amongst the thousands of guests over the years. Masterfully crafted, these traditional wooden dhow boats run tours on the Sharjah Al Majaz Water Front, Al Qasba, Khaled Lagoon and Sharjah Canal.

You can take a cruise, get an amazing view of the panoramic cityscape & cultural attractions, or unwind under the stars with an evening trip with family and friends!

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Expo 2020

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Don’t miss the chance to visit Expo 2020 & discover how the world is ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ through sustainability, mobility & opportunity. Another one of our favorite outdoor activities in town right now. There are over 150 different pavilions to explore, it’s the perfect spot for a family day out!

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Drift Zone

Now that the weather is amazing, this is one of the best outdoor activities to enjoy! Drift Zone is the perfect place to energize yourself after a stressful working day or on the weekends. With Their motorized drift trikes, everyone can try controlled drifting without any prior experience or special preparation.

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Mangrove Kayak & Boat Cruise (Abu Dhabi)

Explore the unique Eastern Mangrove National Park, home to around 60 species of birds, a thriving habitat for turtles, marine mammals and a myriad of shellfish, with Sea Hawk Water Sports & Adventures!

Sea Hawk is a local eco-tours operator with a global vision offering different activities for the family, from kayaking and stand up paddle “SUP” boarding to boat cruises and more. Activities are suitable for children from 3 years old and above.

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Love Boats Tours

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Enjoy this sightseeing tour of around Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah, with the purpose of sightseeing the Dubai Skyline.

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Aqua Fun

Join the fun with the world’s largest outdoor water park in Dubai located on JBR Beach. Run, slide, jump, fall, laugh and endure over 100+ obstacles of fun. Aqua Fun brings the best challenges to the Aqua scene so you can experience an Aqua park like never before. A fun and way to keep active and cool off without even realizing!

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Flying Cup

An uplifting perspective located on The Beach, JBR. Flying Cup is a ride designed to take passengers up to a height of a 12 story building and give them a 360° panoramic view of their surroundings. Passengers travel with their feet dangling freely in the air for a unique sensation of freedom and excitement. Grab a drink, enjoy the spectacular views, and don’t forget the selfie!

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Black Pearl Sightseeing Cruise

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If you’re after an authentic Arab experience with a touch of pirate spunk, this Pirates of Arabia guided tour is one you cannot miss! In a city where old meets new, bringing you your ideal city tour with a twist.

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Best-in-branded entertainment from three of the largest and most successful motion picture studios in Hollywood – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate. MOTIONGATE is the perfect spot to enjoy thrilling rides and rollercoasters with the whole family!

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Movie Night at Home with Heartmade Events

Here’s a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in your own home! Heartmade events can make your home special for you and your loved ones! Not only do they create incredible birthday’s for your kiddos, but allow you to make your home magical!

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2021 Street Festival on Bluewaters Island

Celebrate the changing season amid bright skies, the shimmering sea and a season of fascinating entertainment at our 2021 Bluewaters Street Festival! Visit Bluewaters from 14 October to 20 November 2021 to celebrate the opening of some of the most anticipated spots, along with everything from live music, food, fitness as part of Dubai Fitness classes, fireworks to celebrate Diwali and much more!

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