Top Rated Indoor Options in Dubai

Group at Ski Dubai
Group at Ski Dubai | Courtesy of Ski Dubai
Jessica Milek

Want to get out of the heat for a while? Here are the top places to have fun without the sun while you’re in Dubai.

Bowling

Dubai offers a couple of different options for bowlers. If you would like to have a pint while playing a game with friends, head down to Al Nasr Leisureland, if you’re booking for a large group, go to the modern Dubai Bowling Center, or if you’re looking for a fun day with the kids, go to Funky Lanes for cosmic bowling and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

Bowling balls

1. Dubai Ice Rink

1. Dubai Ice Rink
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When you’re feeling like you need to beat the heat, go to the olympic-sized rink at Dubai Mall for some skating. The Dubai Ice Rink hosts the Emirates hockey league and corporate broomball games, as well as funky dance parties.

Address and Phone Number:

Dubai ice Rink, Dubai Mall, Doha St., Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE +9714 448 5111

Skates on the Dubai Ice Rink |© EmaarEntertainment / Wikimedia

2. Magic Planet

Park

2. Magic Planet

This Dubai-based amusement park is a favorite for all ages. Magic Planet is the place to go to play arcade games, carnival games, and simulators. Some outlets also have bowling, billiards, and nerf tag.

Address and Phone Number:

Magic Planet, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 341 4444

Magic Planet | Courtesy of Majid Al Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment

3. Trampolining

Building, Park

Test out your trampolining skills at the jump park Bounce. This funky indoor park has hoops, foam pits, trick walls, and back-to-back trampolines. This fun day out doubles as a workout that’s great for your heart.

Address and Phone Number:

Bounce, Building 32, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE +9714 321 1400

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Escape Room

Have you ever watched a crime show and wondered whether you would make a good detective? Look no further than escape rooms—a game where you find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape the room that you’re locked in before time runs out. Popular arenas in Dubai include: Hinthint Dubai, Escape Quest, and Brainscape Games.

Detective spelt out with Scrable tiles

4. Sega Republic

4. Sega Republic
Courtesy of ASDA´A Burson-Marsteller

Sega Republic is an indoor amusement park located in Dubai Mall. This theme park is paradise for small adventures or if you’re looking for a thrill. Sega Republic features include video games, table sports, wall climbing, carnival rides, and 4D rides.

Address and Phone Number:

Sega Republic, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, +9714 448 8484

SEGA Republic | Courtesy of ASDA´s A Burson-Marsteller

5. The Emirates A380 Experience

Try taking the largest passenger airplane out for a spin. Located in Dubai Mall (next to Sega Republic) is an authentic Emirates Airline A380 simulator. Navigate your way through different situations with help from your copilot (instructor) and get the plane safely on the ground in one of 12 exotic destinations.

Address and Phone Number:

The Emirates A380 Experience, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE, +9714 388 2915

Emirates A380-800 airplane |© Julian Herzog / Wikipedia

6. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Aquarium, Zoo

Saltwater crocodile
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The Dubai Aquarium is home to 140 different species of marine life, while the the Underwater Zoo has 40 different aquatic displays. Walk through the aquarium tunnel, swim with 300 different types of sharks and rays, and then get up close and personal with crocodiles and penguins at the zoo.

7. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Amusement Park

Advertisement for IMG Worlds of Adventure indoor amusement park in Dubai
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IMG is the largest indoor amusement park in the world, with plans of expanding further. This theme park is currently home to adventure zones from Marvel, Cartoon Network, and Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure. This a great day out for adults as well as children who are above 1.25 meters tall (the height restriction for most of the rides).

8. Inflight Dubai

Ever wondered what it feels like to freefall through the sky? Hop over to the biggest wind tunnel in the world, Inflight Dubai, to experience what it feels like to fly without jumping out of an airplane.
Address and Phone Number:
Inflight Dubai, E 66, Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, Dubai, UAE, +800 4635 4448

9. Dubai Autodrome

Laser Tag

Besides the championship track and supercar driving experiences, the Dubai Autodrome also has indoor options for the competitive spirits who would like to have fun without the sun, including, laser tag, racing simulator games, and go-karting.

Address and Phone Number:

Dubai Autodrome, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE, +9714 367 8700

Laser tag player |© Lupisfer Wolf / Flickr

10. Ski Dubai

Park, Ski Resort

The best way to beat the desert heat in Dubai is to walk into a winter wonderland. Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski slope in the world. Go skiing and snowboarding or go to the Snow Park and play with penguins in the snow.

Address and Phone Number:
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE, +971 800 386

Skier doing tricks at Ski Dubai | Courtesy of Ski Dubai

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