OliOli
Children's MuseumsGame & Entertainment Centers
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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  • Tenjiwe Lindiwe B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience for my son's 4th birthday
    Thank you so much for the beautiful experience at Oli Oli. Planning my son's 4th birthday was so easy with you, Manuela and Alex. Thank you for the professionalism and the thoughtfulness you put in how you render the service of making special days extra special. A special thank you to our facilitator Nogedro who was amazing with the kids. Thank you for the day!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing 5 stars review. We are so thrilled that your son had a wonderful birthday at OliOli, and that our birthday's team made the process seamless, thank you for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate your kind words for our team and your experience. We can't wait to welcome you back for more wonderful times soon!
    Written May 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 2, 2023
  • NicolaMaull
    Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic family afternoon
    What a fantastic place for all age children, I have an 8, 6 and 2 year old and all three of them had a great time. The staff were attentive, the whole place was immaculate and everything was so well thought out. Would definitely recommend.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing 5 stars review. We're glad to know you had such a joyful and fun visit, we also appreciate your positive feedback on our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful times soon!
    Written May 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 15, 2023
  • Zoe G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience for a school excursion
    We went to Oli Oli for a school excursion wiith 132 8 year olds!!! It was really well organised and the children were well entertained through educational information and interactive experiences. Our school will be back!! Thanks Oli Oli.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Andréa B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great birthday party!
    We celebrated our daughter Bella's 5th birthday at Oli Oli yesterday and it was fantastic. The kids had a fabulous time and host Nagendra was great keeping the kids entertained and engaged. The party room was beautifully set up with the things we took to, and food was delicious. Definitely recommend Oli Oli for birthday parties.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 14, 2023
  • 917suzannen
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience
    We took a group of children of determination to Oli Oli today and the experience was absolutely fantastic! Incredible team and all so well trained and understanding of our children’s need. The experiences were fabulous and our children throughly enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this wonderful place for outings with children. Thank you so so much for having us today. All of our team and children loved every minute of it! Thank you so much!
    Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your lovely review and positive feedback on your OliOli® experience, we really appreciate it. We believe that play is universal, and it fills our hearts with joy to see kids of all abilities play, collaborate and explore our interactive galleries and hands-on exhibits together - we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to welcoming you all back again soon for more joyful fun!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Kevin594
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic school trip
    Came here on a school trip with a group of students. Staff were fantastic while organising the trip beforehand and great to communicate with. We visited 6 of the galleries and the students loved them all. Very well structured day and each gallery is so interactive and exciting. It is a very inclusive and hands on day for the students and I would definitely love to return again for future trips.
    Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we are so happy to hear that you had an engaging and exciting field trip experience with us, as well as a smooth communication process with our wonderful team! We hope to welcome you again for future field trips!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 5, 2023
  • margaret m
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a Hillarious experience
    Visited with my son and we both had a wonderful time in all the galleries, more especially in the water gallery, he enjoyed washing the car and getting wet, that was an incredible experience. The staffs were all friendly and approachable. Thanks to Nakandi who recommended us to some of the best attractions and she kept checking on us. I will highly recommend to my friends and family. Well done team oli oli and Mariam too for the excellent customer service.
    Hi Margaret, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback, we really appreciate it! We're thrilled to hear that you and your son had a wonderful time exploring our galleries, along with lots of splashing fun in our water gallery! And thank you for recognising the efforts of our team of imaginators who love to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have an amazing time at OliOli®. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Bonita S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place hands down!
    Oli Oli is honestly one of the most AMAZING places to visit in the UAE. Whether you are a mom to a busy toddler or an Inquiring 6 year old, I cannot recommend this place enough. As a school I have brought our Early Years students the last 2 years to enjoy the wonderful offers of a field trip. And, as a mom, I have loved seeing my son explore all the nooks and crannies, adventures and challenges there is to see. Without a doubt, OLI OLI is a must be place to go!
    Thank you so much for your amazing review, we are thrilled that you had a fantastic experience at OliOli® with your family, as well as an exciting and engaging field trip experience with your early years students! We pride ourselves on providing a truly unforgettable experience for kids of all ages! We look forward to welcoming you back to OliOli® soon for more joyful adventures!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Rose F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Olioli is love.
    The olioli is fun and amazing kids play museum where they can learn a lot. The kids love the Dino quest. The staff are nice and the Cafe staffs were so friendly. Thanks Ms.abi Ms.imary,Ms.flor and Emil for assisting us. Their coffee is really good will surely visit again.
    Dear Rose, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we really appreciate your kind words and we are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time exploring our OliOli® galleries as well as our temporary exhibition, Dino Quest! And thank you for recognising the efforts of our wonderful team. We can't wait to welcome you back!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Jne T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The kids have fun❤️❤️
    We came here and the kids love it especially the dino quest. They love their kids pizza and mac and cheese and the staffs from the cafe happily serve them. Our thanks to ms. Abby, ms.imarie, emil and flor for their freindliness and assistance. Will surely visit again.❤️❤️
    Thank you for taking the time to share this positive feedback with us, we really appreciate it! We are delighted that you and your family had a joyful time exploring OliOli®, and we are so glad that you had an amazing experience with our wonderful team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
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Leonie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mehreen zubair
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Fatima
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A lovely colourful museum for children to enjoy themselves but the price does not justify the mere 2 hour limit given. Perhaps if it was unlimited play it would give you more value for your money. There is definitely lots for children to do. Our 4 and 1 year old could have spent an hour easily in each room but we had to rush them at each station or else we would not have been able to cover the whole place.

When visiting such child-centered museums, the children need to have the freedom of just being themselves, exploring and enjoying at their own pace otherwise it goes against the very theme of the whole set up.

The activities set up were great, interactive and enjoyable for sure!
Written January 4, 2021
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Willow800
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Oli Oli Children's Museum is a science museum that has numerous programs to suit enhance your science program. In November 2019, I organised for my grade 3 students to attend their program about Matter which tied into our inquiry unit where we looked at how heat can change matter. The galleries were excellent and allowed for the children to experience and interact with the different types of matter. The students had a FANTASTIC day. So did our parent volunteers! The animators running each part of the program were animated and helpful. Sarah, the co-ordinator who helped facilitate the booking was always available to answer any questions and was a great help on the day. Thank you for a great day!
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear Willow800, thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words! We're overjoyed to hear that you, your grade 3 class, and the parent volunteers had a fantastic time exploring all of our galleries at OliOli. We're also delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience with our team and found them animated and helpful. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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Tahira Khalid
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lisa
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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AnjaliANair
Dubai, United Arab Emirates66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Choosing Oli Oli for my daughter's birthday party was the best decision that we had taken. It was an amazing educational and recreational spot not only for kids but also for thier parents. We had chosen three galleries- Water Park, Toshi's Net and Future Park.

All these were excellent and parents thoroughly enjoyed especially the Future park .

The water gallery park provides with rain coats but its better to bring extra clothes as a precaution.

Toshi's Net requires socks so it is mandatory to carry them.

The party room decorations were beautiful and the hosts were very kind and helpful through out the event.

The food served for the kids were healthy and tasty. We had ordered Cheese pizzas for the adults and those were amazing.The organizing was excellent and all the gifts were collected and brought carefully to the car.

The leftover food and cake were packed properly and also kept in the car.

Just a request if the rate for the experience is little ore reasonable there will definitely be more visitors.

Overall we enjoyed the place as it was not at all crowded like other party play area spots and also Oli Oli was classy in every way possible.

Highly recommended!!!!
Written February 19, 2020
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Dear AnjaliANair, thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your daughters birthday with us! We're overjoyed to hear that you found OliOli both educational and fun, that you had a positive experience with our team, and that you'd recommend us to other families! Thank you for celebrating your little ones birthday with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written February 24, 2020
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Labiba Tanvir
United Arab Emirates47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Anna V
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Harkee W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
We are regular visitors to this wonderful children’s museum- it is our favourite edutainment venue in Dubai. With hands on learning through play, OliOli brings to life so many STEAM concepts and experiences while the kids think they are just having fun! The staff are always very encouraging and knowledgeable and able to get children involved. My kids each have their favourite galleries (Lego gallery for my son and water gallery for my daughter!) but we also especially like the special programs and limited time exhibitions that allow us to learn something new every time. The Moon and Mars experiences have been amazing!! I have also been reassured in the safety protocols put in place to address pandemic safety and it is one of the few venues I currently feel comfortable taking my children to. Highly recommended! I would recommend Booking online in advance to secure a slot.
Written February 22, 2021
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