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9 family events in Dubai

Story time for kids, circus acts, ice skating and more family events in Dubai

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Wednesday 19

Workshop time at Little Explorers
Take the tiny tots to Little Explorers at any time of the day and book them in for educational and fun workshops run by experts. The workshops are organised for kids aged four to seven and include themes such as body and senses, animals and science as well as discoveries.
Dhs90 per child per workshop. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com (800 386).

Thursday 20

The newest kid zone on the block for four to ten-year-olds
Le Petit Palais is a small French Village built to little tyke scale, housed inside Galleries Lafayette. There are a number of incredible areas to play in, from a real-life supermarket and beauty salon to a petrol station and French Chateau, all dotted around cute paved streets.
Dhs80 for one hour, Dhs20 for every additional hour. Sun-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm. Galleries Lafayette, Dubai Mall (04 382 7333 ext. 2754).

Friday 21

Join Time Out Kids for a super fun morning of storytelling at Virgin Megastore with our mystery celebrity story teller and lovable Time Out Kids mascot, Elliott The Bear. There are lots of prizes to be won on the day and plenty of refreshments for all the family to enjoy.
Free. 10am-12pm, Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates. Visit www.timeoutdubai.com/kids for details.

Xtreme Festival at Mall of the Emirates

Kids will love this international circus act featuring stilt walkers, jugglers and acrobats, and with three shows daily, there’s sure to one on at a time that suits you.
Free. 4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm (04 409 9000).

Saturday 22

Round up the brood and visit Ski Dubai
Take a skiing lesson, hang out with some penguins or go on a panoramic chairlift ride up the slopes to the Avalanche café.
www.malloftheemirates.com (800-FUN).

Breakfast at Monty’s
Bring sports mad kids for a belly- pleasing feed at the restaurant named after The Address’ golf course designer, Colin Montgomerie. The pancakes and french toast are particularly good.
The Address Montgomerie Hotel. www.theaddress.com (04 3905600).

Sunday 23

Meet Garfield
Deira City Centre is bringing the most lovable feline around to the mall for some great summer surprises. As it’s his birthday, Garfield will be performing his Happy Birthday to Me stage show.
Free. Until June 24. www.deiracitycentre.com

Monday 24

Toddlers on ice
Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall is offering a special session for tots under 100cm tall, which includes ice time, skate hire and the all-important crash helmet.
Dhs55 per child. Open daily 10am-10pm. Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).

Tuesday 25

Boogie Babies at Caboodle
Bring your under-threes to a fun class filled with music, movement and activities, including an introduction to messy play. It’s not only a fun way to spend half an hour with the kids, it helps with their confidence and coordination, too.
Dhs75 per class. 9.30am-10am. Caboodle Pamper & Play. Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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