Have teenagers living with you? Here's 10 of the best experiences and activities they'll love while living in Dubai.
8 January 2013| Last updated on 14 January 2020
Does your teen have a weekend coming up that they want to spend with their friends? Here's some ideas!
There are many different activities to suit all teenagers who either visit or live in Dubai. Dubai can be easily enjoyed with popular places to entertain teenagers for hours.
1. Go to the waterparks
The two most popular waterparks in Dubai are Wild Wadi and Atlantis. Both waterparks are home to some of the most jaw dropping and breath taking rides that are experienced by the many teenagers who visit for the day. For those who enjoy more than just the waterslides, the Atlantis waterpark is also home to many fish, stingrays and even sharks which can be seen when sliding down some rides. Waterparks in Dubai are one of the most truly enjoyed places that can keep teenagers entertained for the whole day.
2. Go to Ski Dubai
Located in Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is a well-known indoor ski resort that can be enjoyed all year round with teenagers. With ski Dubai having the largest indoor snow park in the world; it is easily able to keep teenagers entertained for hours along with popular activities that include skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. Each of these activities are enjoyed for those who are beginners or advanced skiers. Not only this, some teenagers as well as young children can enjoy seeing the newly arrived penguins.
3. Go sky diving
Teenagers who enjoy heights and want an unforgettable experience will certainly enjoy going to the unique indoor sky diving. Located at ifLY Dubai, teenagers can enjoy the challenging adventure of indoor sky diving with no experience needed meaning that every teenager can enjoy the experience. The experience involves a wind tunnel that moves vertically allowing each person to have an exciting sky diving experience. Ifly Dubai is popular with mainly teenagers.
4. Go on a desert safari
Whether you are living or visiting Dubai the experience is not completed until you have had a day out on a desert safari. When visiting or living in Dubai, a desert safari is often enjoyed by many teenagers. A desert safari in Dubai is a day full of exciting activities such as dune bashing, camel riding and henna followed by the most popular activity: sand boarding down deep and daring sand dunes. The desert safari is then completed with an evening of entertainment as well as a BBQ dinner.
5. Go to the Observation deck
Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world otherwise known as the Burj Khalifa. Teenagers can be given the amazing opportunity to go inside the breath taking building and visit the observation deck where they can discover the stunning views that Dubai has to offer. If a teenager is visiting Dubai on holiday, then going to the observation deck is a once in a life time experience that they are able to remember the most.
6. Go in a hot air balloon
If you are looking to see more of Dubai then there is no better way than to go on a hot air balloon to truly capture the views. This is a perfect activity for teenagers to explore and discover the spectacular place. Teenagers who are interested in this activity will have the opportunity for a one hour Balloon ride across the desert starting with being able to see the sun rise. This is a relaxing activity to do when taking a break from the crowded malls and waterparks. If you are visiting on holiday it is best to take in as much of Dubai as possible.
7. Go to the mall
For something simpler, going to the mall is also a way to keep teenagers busy on the weekend or in the summer holidays. Dubai is well known for its malls with the Dubai mall and Mall of the Emirates being the most popular for teenagers to enjoy with friends. The malls in Dubai are sure to entertain all teenagers with the many places to visit. They can go to the cinema, visit the aquarium, go bowling, go ice-skating, go to the arcade and of course visit the never ending choice of shops. If teenagers decide to visit the Dubai mall, they are able to have the chance to see the well-known Dubai fountain in the evening.
8. Go to the beach
Dubai has some of the most attractive beaches and visiting them is very popular with teenagers if they are looking to do something with friends. The Dubai beaches are best to visit in the winter. The beautiful beaches are likely to keep teenagers entertained for some hours as they are able to relax and enjoy a variety of water sports. The best beach for teenagers to visit is the Jumeriah Beach Park as it is the most well-known and is best for all ages to enjoy.
9. Go to the parks
Parks in Dubai are not as visited by teenagers however are still quite popular with them. Dubai’s largest parks such as the Creek Park and Al Safa Park are popular parks to walk around in. The parks are popular for teenagers who are looking for a quiet day with friends. Teenagers are likely to spend at least a couple of hours in the parks as there are different activities available for them to take part in such as boat rides, cycling and various other sports.
10. Go on a wonder bus tour
If you are a teenager who is on holiday in Dubai then one entertaining activity is to have a wonder bus tour. Teenagers will enjoy this because the tour is different involving people being taken around Dubai on water and round the Dubai creek. This is a memorable way for teenagers to discover Dubai as they will come across spectacular scenery. Teenagers are looking to experience unique things in which taking a wonder bus tour will be something to remember.