5 Best Edutainment Centers in the UAE for Kids

You must have heard the popular saying ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Haven’t you? Well, it’s not merely a saying, but it’s proven by research too. Studies show that children who actively participate in extracurricular activities perform much better than their peers. Not only after-school activities such as nature camps, outdoor games, etc., help kids perform well in their studies but also develop other notable work habits.

Such activities benefit children in many ways. They cultivate many self-development skills in the kids, such as time management, self-esteem, coordination, strategies for achieving set goals.

Like every other country, you will find a multitude of options available for edutainment centers within the UAE. Whether you’re planning birthday parties in Dubai for your kids or just want to take them out for fun, these places will be the best choice for you. So without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best edutainment centers in the UAE:

Cheeky Monkeys

Located in both Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Cheeky Monkeys is definitely one of those places that your kids will definitely want to visit over and over. .

At Cheeky Monkeys, a fun & colorful world waits for the kids where they can easily get lost in. Amidst the creative neon-lit slides, mini ziplines and dress-up areas, your kids will learn a lot without even realizing. There are numerous role play areas that provide the learning side of having fun.

Kids can dress up as any character they want and play that role learning about the different things they do. Moreover, the place also has a café specifically for kids and a Starbucks for adults.

Children’s City, Dubai

What can be better for kids than having their own city? Well, every child’s dream comes true in the city of Dubai, where they have a whole place dedicated just for them. The children’s city in Dubai is a complete area dedicated to children where they get to learn and play.

The place has an array of cool ongoing exhibits and programs that focus on space exploration, science, nature, anatomy of the human body, solar system & everything else that children find interesting. Children can even take field trips in the planetarium and learn about outer space or check out the earth science gallery to learn about the world.


KidZania is located in both Dubai & Abu Dhabi. It is a whole city for kids where they get to do jobs like adults. They also get paid for their work. The amount they have earned can be used by them to buy food or do shopping within the city. 

There are several jobs here that kids can take up, such as being a doctor, hairstylist or racer. Regardless of the nature of their jobs, every kid will learn how to make decisions, manage time and survive independently. So, if you want to encourage your kids to explore the adult world, there’s no better place than KidZania.

Dig It Dubai

Dig It Dubai brings our all-time favorite Bob the builder to life. So, ask your children, can you fix it? And take them to Dig It where they can. This specialized kid-friendly construction site by EMAAR is perfect for kids who love building things up. This edutainment center is open for kids aged 3 to 10.

Kids get to experience all sorts of construction-related activities here. But this isn’t all; Dig It Dubai also offers numerous packages perfect for throwing birthday parties. So, if you still haven’t picked out the location for your kid’s big day, now you have it.

Kidz Palooza Dubai

Located in the Times Square Center, the Kidz Palooza is 4,500 square feet play haven dedicated to children. It has 6 different zones from which the children can choose the one suitable for them. Kids of every age from newborns to 12 years old will find something to do in this place.

They have soft play areas for the toddlers, an arcade for older kids, an art gallery, a market and a whole building zone. How can we forget the on-site spa for the little princesses that need pampering? Kids can even get mani and pedi over here.

In all, UAE is a country where you’ll find everything for everyone and some places worth visiting for kids are already mentioned above. So, if you’re planning to have a fun-filled day with your kids, do consider them.

About RJ Frometa

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