Dubai Frame, Za’abeel Park, Dubai, Dhs100 per adult, Dhs50 per child, Tel: (800) 900.

Dubai Ice Rink

cool indoor activities in dubai

If you don’t mind a chilly atmosphere, this is another cool indoor activity in Dubai to try. At Dubai Ice Rink, you can swoop and glide (well, try to) with their daily sessions for all levels. Private lessons are also available if you want to upgrade your skills.

Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, prices start from Dhs110. Tel: (800) 38224 6255.

Deep Dive Dubai

Deep Dive Dubai indoor activities in dubai

Not exactly an indoor activity that will leave you dry but Deep Dive Dubai is a cool record-breaking indoor attraction in Dubai you have to try. It’s the world’s deepest pool measuring 60.02 metres deep. That’s the equivalent of 11 giraffes. What do you do inside? Well, you can explore a whole sunken city with graffitied alleyways, an apartment, a library, board games, an arcade zone and even a fancy car all available for aquatic perusal. It is open to those 10 years and above, and there’s no maximum age limit. Have more questions? You may find your answers here. Prices start from Dhs400. Discover the programs here.

Deep Dive Dubai, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai, daily 9am to 6pm, Tel: (0)4 501 9444.

Etihad Museum

You’ve probably passed by the Etihad Museum a number of times, but it is worth a visit. Inside, you will learn more about how this wonderful country came to be. The Etihad Museum documents the founding story of the UAE and is most appropriately located next to the Union House, where the signing of the treaty establishing the UAE took place in 1971. Keeping up with the theme of history, the structure is designed in the shape of a manuscript, with seven columns built into the museum to resemble the pens used to sign the original declaration. Tickets for adults cost Dhs25 and for students it’s Dhs10. It’s a lovely dose of history and heritage combined.

Etihad Museum, Jumeirah, daily, 10am to 8pm, Tel: (800) 33222, @etihadmuseum 

Expo 2020 Dubai Museum

It’s hard to not visit Expo City Dubai and not have the memories of Expo 2020 Dubai come flooding back to you. If you miss the World Expo and want to relive the journey, visit the all-new Expo 2020 Dubai Museum. It opens its doors on International Museum Day which is on Saturday, May 18, 2024 and you can enter for free on the day. On other days, it will cost you Dhs120 for the one-day attraction pass which will get you entry into the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum and Stories of Nations exhibitions, as well as the Vision and Women’s Pavilion, Alif and Terra. Alternatively, if you just want to see Expo 2020 Museum and The Stories of Nations, tickets are Dhs50 for adults over the age of 12 and Dhs40 for children ages four to 11. Read more about the museum here.

Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, Expo City Dubai, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 555 2030,

Fun City Dubai

Fun City Dubai

Fun City Dubai is the perfect place to let the little ones blow off steam. The indoor amusement venue is filled with colourful soft play areas, ball pits, exciting activities, rides, video games, and more. In other words: It’s almost impossible for the little ones to get bored. There are several branches across Dubai.

Fun City Dubai, Mercato Mall, Oasis Mall, Motor City, Century Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, or Arabian Center. Dhs135 per month for a limited time only.