OliOli

OliOli, Dubai: Hours, Address, OliOli Reviews: 5/5

Children's Museums
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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OliOli® - The must-visit world-class children’s museum OliOli® is the Hawaiian word for 'joy' and entails 8 galleries with over 45 interactive exhibits. Lovingly designed and inspired by ideas of educators, artists, development psychologists and museum experts from 12 countries, OliOli® offers children the ability to engage in open-ended and non-judgmental play, learn to take risks in low-stakes environments, use their hands to make things and problem-solve, gain fascination with STEAM in a joyful manner – and most importantly, play and bond with their families. Come, explore, be curious, discovery, find joy!
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The area
Neighborhood: Al Quoz
Al Quoz sits literally at the halfway point between old and new Dubai. At first sight it has little to recommend it: warehouses and factories dominate the area, with some residential areas on the outskirts. Heavy goods vehicles roar up and down the roads and laborers stop at small hole-in-the-wall cafes for a cheap lunch. But it is fast becoming a magnet for art lovers: Alserkal Avenue is a significant contemporary art hub, home to 25 galleries and arts spaces, with ambitious expansion plans. The galleries host exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, auctions, and community events. If you love art, pass by to visit the galleries, it’s a great opportunity to get a sense of art and community in the region and to sit alongside key influencers and artists as they go about their day.
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Dxb_4uh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family

The space aims to provide children with an educational experience through fun interactive galleries.
This edutainment venue,
The venue will be undertaking COVID 19 safety regulations including temperature checks,distancing,hand sanitizer installation,wearing mask and sanitizing all the galleries after every 2hours regularly.
It has 8 different themed galleries.kids really enjoyed air future and water galleries.
The moon and Mars experience have been amazing.
Future gallery makes you wonder about technology ..and water gallery your kids will go crazy 😜
They have cafe too where kids can reload their energy..
Perfect day out for the whole family and the kids were so happy n excited to explore all the interactive galleries .
@olioliuae Highly recommended I would recommend booking online in advance to secure a slot..

Written February 27, 2021
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Anna V
5 contributions
Mar 2022
Best B-day party ever!! I loved the precision in the organization: nothing is left to chance and they guided us down to the smallest detail. I didn't have to worry about a thing. We chose the basic package (150 Aed per child), without a guide with access to all the galleries. The guys from Oli Oli, however, helped us to mark the times and we were able to explore 4 galleries. The children were super enthusiastic from start to finish, they were able to express themselves and experience new things freely, without restrictions or limits, albeit following the basic rules. Thanks Oli Oli for making Allegra's 5th birthday super magical!
Written March 24, 2022
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Mehreen zubair
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
am always on a look out for places which are not only fun but also full of intellectual activities for kids and I can confidently say OliOli is one of the best places for kids in Dubai!

They have huge variety of activities which are fun filled and perfect for motor , sensory and intellectual health of kids .

Their air pressure and water pressure activities are superb your kids will not only enjoy but will also learn so many phenomena , their staff is extreamly professional and so coperative .

Right now they are having toddler Fest and giving 25% off until 30th September 2021 , must visit them , they have really nice activities going on apart from their usual activities including slime making , water bubbles fun, glitter glue making , lots of arts and crafts . They have activities perfect for babies and toddlers both. And every activity is supervised by staff!

SOPS : everyone was following SOPS and all the areas were being sanitized every two hours and the staff kept sanitizing stuff every now and then !

So if you are in Dubai and are looking for some super intellectual and fun filled activities for your kids , think no more just visit OliOli

Hope my review is helpful !
Written September 16, 2021
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Wow what a place we were just blown away how amazing this place was. Unfortunately not a lot tourists know about this place and to be fair it is expensive but if you have time and you're budget allows you to kids under the age of 10 will love this place. We took our kids on a whimsy and they loved it so much they made us come back here again. For kids above 2 years the price of admission is around USD 35 and the accompanying adults have to pay around USD 12 which is valid for only 2 hours unfortunately. The place is clean very well kept the staff are very engaging and help the kids a lot. Luckily we went on a weekday it wasn't that busy but I've heard it gets crazy busy on weekends. They have different interactive exibits spread across 2 floors a little hard to explain but trust me the kids will love them.
Written August 20, 2020
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Leonie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Nowhere else compares to Oli Oli when it comes to entertaining kids and sparking their curiosity and imagination. Mine would return several times a week if I let them!

My eldest is now 5.5 and it has remained her firm favourite since it opened. My youngest, now 20 months, is delighted to be able to climb into toshi’s nets unaided now. And can never get enough of the water room.

Booking your slot online (a perfect covid precaution to keep visitor numbers low at all hours) couldn’t be easier.
Written April 6, 2021
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Labiba Tanvir
United Arab Emirates47 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
🏳️‍🌈 O L I O L I _ U A E 🏳️‍🌈

🌈@olioliuae is Dubai's first Award winning experiential children's play museum , features 8+ galleries and 40+ exhibits that combine learning and entertainment..

🌈Each lounge offers a distinct sensory experience and is equipped with innovative, modern equipment and exquisite art inspired by the ideas of experts in field, artists and psychologists ..
🌈If you are passionate about play then this is the ideal place for you and of course for your kids .
🌈Discover a specious indoor sanctuary for kids to interact, learn and play ..
🔆One adult will go free with each child admission..
If you want to know more about @olioliuae , Do check my highlights..
Written September 5, 2021
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Veronica Smulders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates176 contributions
Feb 2021
We love Oli Oli. it is such a wonderful educational and sensorial experience for the kids that they never want to leave.

The place is organised by different galleries, each of them with a particular focus and different interactivity; air, water, the moon museum, etc. In each area there are team members of Oli Oli willing to explain and support he kids playing in the galleries, They are patience, friendly and just wonderful!!

Another aspect we love about Oli Oli is that there are special themed events happenings throughout the year; mess fest, science week, mission mars, dinosaurs which allows the kids to experience different activities and topics.

I would recommend Oli Oli to anyone visiting Dubai and looking for a special experience for their kids. I would similarly recommend it to anyone living in Dubai as it never gets old and it in addition to the wonderful educational aspects, it is also a place where you feel welcomed comfortable, safe and homie.
Written February 13, 2021
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Lisa
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands20 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Nice place for an hour or 90 minutes. There are a few big themed rooms. Some are a bit more interactive and fun than others. Especially the future room where you can draw a sea animal or vehicle and scan the drawing to make it come to live is very cool and worthwhile. Some other rooms felt less invested in and a bit dull. Staff is friendly and willing to help.

We were allowed to stay for 2 hours, and at first I thought that would be too short, but we were actually done in an hour. We stayed a bit longer in the water area, but 2 hours is more than enough.

I would not recommend this for older children, as most activities would be too basic for them.
Written July 17, 2021
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Tahira Khalid
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates296 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Children need the freedom and time to play.Play is not a luxury it’s a necessity !!
For our weekend dose of family adventure we headed to @olioliuae and trust me this place is the epitome of magical, whimsical play, and there’s nothing like it elsewhere in the Middle East.

They have 8 galleries and over 40 exhibits. Every space has been carefully thought out-to encourage fun-filled learning experiences through play. Kids here are free to wander, wonder and discover in spaces designed to foster their creativity, curiosity and imagination.
And not just any play; a series of immersive and interactive experiences that challenge children to think, imagine and create.

They also have indoor cafe “La petite treehouse cafe” where you can enjoy nutritious snacks and treats

My kids loved the Eid lantern workshop and Ofcourse “VISIT THE MOON” gave us the experinece that we never had before and it was absolutely mesmerizing 😍

I highly recommend @olioliuae to all the parents who wants their kids to indulge in positive play and encourages learning through play as after all “Families that learn together, grow together”

Thank you @olioliuae for your amazing hosting , we will be coming back soon 😊
Written May 17, 2021
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Kathi O
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
May 2022
OliOli offers second to none - the best museum experience for children in Dubai. We love Toshi’s Net and could play, rest and play more in it for hours (in fact we have).
The water installation area is another favourite showing the various ways water is used to cleanse, transport, supply and simply awaken the senses when it rains.

You can easily spend an entire afternoon inside and watch your children being children without ever asking for screen time break.
There's no other place that encapsulates the spirit of true childhood magic as well as Dubai's favourite children's museum and I am so glad the team at OliOli supported my idea when I wanted to organise the launch of our new book 'Hop Lola Hop' there.
Written June 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback, we really appreciate it! We are happy to support local artists, and are excited to welcome you back to OliOli!
Written June 24, 2022
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OliOli is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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