OliOli Building, 4th Street, Al Quoz, Dubai (Behind Oasis Center)
Tel: +971 4 702 7300
The latest indoor play area to open in Dubai OliOli (which means ‘Joy’ in Hawaiian) is unlike anything else in the city – a truly visionary venue whose founders (parents themselves) have taken inspiration from their travels and from the most successful children’s museums, science centres and art studios across the world to create ‘tomorrow’s playground’. And here’s the thing. OliOli is about engaging with your children – this isn’t a ‘drop and play’ or ‘watch from the sidelines’ (aka sit in the cafe on your device while they roam) type of place. This is about spending quality time together, about discovering together, about having heaps of fun together! Each visit will allow 2 hours of play and is guaranteed to be awesome.
With 8 separate galleries spread over 2 beautifully designed floors, OliOli offers plenty of natural light and space (something that most play areas here don’t!) and an environment that allows for natural exploration rather than over-stimulation. In total, the galleries include over 40 interactive, whimsical and wonderful things to do – unlocking creativity at every turn and sparking a genuine love of learning while really friendly smiley staff encourage the children to go for it (there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way here).
OliOli also has a lovely cafe area and will be offering birthday parties with catering by the Organic Foods & Cafe – and absolutely no loud music or screaming into a microphone. Pure joy.
Opening hours: 9am to 7pm from Saturdays to Wednesdays and 9am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Ticket price: Prices start from AED 120 per child and AED 40 for adults