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Family fun in Dubai

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Wednesday 7

Revolution nights at Dubai Autodrome
Tire the little monsters out at the weekly ‘Revolution’ nights held at Dubai Autodrome club circuit. Take advantage of the 2.46km floodlit track, enjoying rollerblading, cycling, jogging and walking. Don’t forget your helmet.
Free. Wed 6pm-9pm. Motor City Dubai. www.dubaiautodrome.com (04 367 8700).

Thursday 8

Ramadan Night Market
Let the kids stay up past their bedtime this weekend to experience the vibrant Ramadan Night Market. The tykes will love browsing through stalls in search of a unique find.
Free. 8pm-2am until 10 Aug, Eid hours 5pm-10pm. Dubai World Trade Centre. www.ramadannightmarket.com (04 327 7743).

Friday 9

Wild adventure at Al Ain Zoo
Home to more than 4,000 animals, Al Ain Zoo offers a super adventure for the whole family. With special experiences such as giraffe-feeding, bird shows and keeper talks, the sprogs are bound to be kept amused. Dhs15 for adults. Dhs5 children aged three to 12. Children under three free. Until Sep 1, Thurs-Sat, 6pm-10pm. Public Institution Zoo & Aquarium. www.alainzoo.ae (03 799 2000).

Splash around at Aqua Play
If you’re after a water adventure, then look no further than Aqua Play, offering water-based games and activities.
From Dhs10. Open daily. Mirdif City Center. www.theplaymania.com/aquaplay (04 231 6311).

Saturday 10

Thrills and spills at Sega Republic
With four new rides, Sega Republic is the ultimate one-stop-shop for adventure. Kids will have a ball experiencing all the new rides.
From Dhs15 per ride. Dubai Mall. www.segarepublic.com (04 448 8484).

Glow-in-the-dark golf
If you fancy a challenge, then bring the brood for a round at a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course – the latest activity to take the Dubai entertainment world by storm.
From Dhs65. Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thurs-Fri 10am-12pm. Wafi Mall. www.teeandputt.com (04 357 3290).

Sunday 11

Interactive sessions at Dubai Dolphinarium
Treat the little ones to an action-packed day of thrills at Dubai Dolphinarium. Interactive performances allow the resident dolphins and seals to show off their dancing, juggling and painting skills.
From Dhs40. www.dubaidolphinarium.ae. (04 336 9773).

Monday 12

Caboodle Drop and Shop
Avail of Caboodle Pamper & Play’s ‘drop and shop’ service, allowing you retail therapy time at the mall in peace. Book in advance, as the fun activities and one-to-one attention service proves popular with needy nippers.
Dhs60 for 30 minutes, Dhs120 for one hour. Sun-Wed 9am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-11pm. Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).

Tuesday 13

Free zumba class
Getting lazy bones to exercise will be easy, thanks to TribeFit, which has launched free weekly kid classes of the popular dance activity, zumba. Gym members can enjoy TribeFit’s facilities and classes such as body pump while the little nippers sweat it out.
Free for members. Non-members must sign up for a free trial. Suitable for kids aged three to eight. Sun 9am, Tues 10am and Thurs 9am, July-Sept. Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina. www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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