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Keeping kids entertained and engaged is a full-time job. Luckily OliOli Dubai is a reputed attraction that specifically caters to children so you no longer need to search for different activities to keep your kids’ days filled with fun edutainment.
Dubai is home to some pretty incredible fun, entertainment destinations for kids. OliOli (which means ‘Joy’ in Hawaiian) is a place kids wouldn’t want to leave. Children aged two to eleven will be excited to explore eight interactive zones with more than 40 activities belonging to different themes such as mechanics, water play and sensory exploration.
IS OLIOLI DUBAI WORTH A VISIT?
This blog looks at how OliOli Dubai combines family activity, education, recreation and interactive experiences to challenge developing minds. You’ll find everything from activities, ticket prices to timings and location. And this is by no means an exhaustive description. Want to make the most of your trip to OliOli? Read on.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND OLIOLI DUBAI
All the activities offered at OliOli children’s museum have been designed with a certain philosophy.
Hands-on, inhibitions off
In modern pedagogies, there is a lot of emphasis on learning by doing. At OliOli, your little one will be encouraged to try stuff with their own hands. It empowers them to make a choice on their own, build things, find solutions and sharpen their minds. Yet, it is all done in an engaging, fun and most importantly safe manner. It is all about learning new ways of doing things.
Imaginative play, real learning
When you have the imagination of a young child, sitting down to study for even half an hour can seem like a tedious task. It is the job of the educator to make learning enjoyable. At OliOli play area Dubai, fun and education combine, so kids can learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Different curricula have been used to develop the exhibits. So as a parent, whatever resources you spend here is going towards your child’s cognitive development.
Lastly, OliOli is all about bringing families together. Our communities are just an extension of our family structure. It is imperative that our children learn how important community building is. At OliOli, kids spend time learning about healthy eating, caring for others, the importance of art and a lot more.
DIFFERENT SEGMENTS AT OLIOLI
Each child is unique in his or her interests, likes and dislikes. OliOli offers multiple attractions and there is something for every child here. They can bounce around at Toshi’s net, play with hurricanes or launch water cannons. Here is a brief description of the activities your child can engage in at OliOli Dubai.
A lot of young kids dream of becoming pilots one day. For such children, the Air section at OliOli offers various incredible activities. They will learn about aerodynamics, gravity and friction as they witness fascinating floating shapes. The little ones will also enjoy airflows on Air Curtain and marvel at the 110-kph hurricanes.
At home, parents are often concerned because of their child’s inquisitive nature. So, the dynamic Creative Lab at OliOli presents a safe environment where children can build, demolish whatever they want to. They use real tools to create new things. Inquiry-based learning exercise is a way to showcase their creativity.
Now, you don’t have to worry about finding your TV remote or any other electronic item in pieces.
Water play is perhaps the most popular area at OliOli. Ten meticulously designed activities combine interactive water games and learning together. Kids can play with water vortex ball, wash a car, fire a ball cannon or simply dance in the rain. All this while they are subconsciously learning something.
There is only one rule on this planet, everyone must have fun. This giant string woven space is filled with colourful shapes and has many peaks and troughs. Children can roam around and discover new things. They have to overcome obstacles and climb over walls to move forward. It’s a space that stimulates curiosity and enriches their young minds.
Cars and Ramps
Is your child’s favourite pastime watching Lewis Hamilton perform? Kids from a young age are often fascinated with cars and speed. The Cars and Ramps gallery provides a space for such children to build their own cars and take it for a race. They can help each other during the making stage but when racing it can get super competitive.
With this exercise, they can learn about mass friction, laws of motions, gravity and acceleration.
At Future Park, your child will witness the world of tomorrow. One where people from different backgrounds collaborate and form a new world. Kids work together and become co-creators. The whole exercise is based on inculcating the idea of teamwork and brotherhood.
Children are very receptive even from a young age. They have open minds and everything is new to them. They learn by observing and doing. This period gives a foundation for their social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. The colourful puzzles, sensory plays and popping bubbles at OliOli help in speeding up the learning process of the child.
Forts and Dens
Kids love to build their own forts and dens. This gives them a chance to create their own world. At OliOli, children use the objects at hand to build their own spaces. It is an open-ended play where they have to use their imagination.
Will I need to bring anything?
Socks We have shoe-free, sock-only zones. If you forget to bring yours, buy a pair at reception. A change of clothes OliOli®️ kids sometimes get wet in the water gallery, so you might want to bring a towel and a change of clothes.
Can I get around in a wheelchair?
Yes, we have a lift between levels and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom on the ground floor.
Do you have baby facilities?
Baby changing stations are provided in the accessible bathroom and in the ladies’ restrooms. Mums who are breastfeeding can use our nursing room, which is on the ground floor.
Can I bring my stroller in?
Yes, you’re welcome to bring your stroller! Although during busy times or when space is limited, we may ask you to keep it in our dedicated stroller space near reception.
Where can I drop my kids off?
Not here, please! We designed OliOli®️ to help families play and bond together. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).
What if my child gets over-tired?
For families who need a spot to relax, we have a quiet room located on the first floor.
Can I bring our puppy along?
We love animals but they’re not allowed at OliOli®️ for hygiene and safety reasons.
Can I bring snacks for the kids?
Yes, as long as you only take it into the café. This keeps galleries, exhibits and installations hygienic, clean and safe.