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Family events in Dubai this week

Visit the penguins or cool off at Chill Out Dubai

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Wednesday 4

Learn to dive
Taught by ex-Team GB diver Tom Roberts, kids aged six years plus can learn the tips and tricks of spring and platform diving at the only indoor diving complex in the UAE.
Dhs65 per hour. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sport Complex near Arabian Ranches. E-mail tom.duduve@yahoo.com (055 645 8478).

Thursday 5

Monster play at Caboodle
Drop the kids at Caboodle Pamper & Play, where they can have fun at ‘Monster Thursday’ creating their very own creature; ultimately giving you some free time to shop at the mall.
Dhs50 for one hour of regular play. Open Sun-Wed 9am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-11pm. The Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).

Friday 6

Breakfast at THE One
Bring the little foodies for breakfast at THE One. Starting today, the eatery is running a buy-one-get-one-free offer on its breakfast.
Valid until 6 October. Open daily, 9am-9.30pm. Jumeirah Theatre. www.theoneplanet.com (04 345 6687).

Stuff yourself at brunch
With face painting and a dedicated soft play area; the little ones won’t get bored at this brunch offering a variety of English and Irish fare.
Free for kids under six. Dhs149 kids aged six to 12. Dhs299 (house beverages). Fridays 12.30pm-3.30pm. Bonnington Hotel, JLT. www.bonningtontower.com (04 356 0000).

Saturday 7

Join an Art Club
Enrol the sprogs in the Paint Pots Art club at Creche Out, where they can brush up on their creative skills.
Dhs75 for one hour session or Dhs250 for four weeks. Suitable for kids aged four to eight. Every Saturday. Creche Out, Mirdif City Centre. www.crecheoutinternational.com (04 231 6262).

Cool off at Chillout
Dubai Kids will enjoy experiencing the unique design features of this ice lounge that takes the meaning of cool to a whole new level.
Free for kids aged two to four, Dhs30 for kids aged five to 12, Dhs50 for 12 plus. Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 10am to midnight. Times Square Centre. www.chilloutdubai.com (800-CHILLOUT).

Sunday 8

Penguin extravaganza
Buy a ticket for the Snow Penguin experience at Ski Dubai at a discounted price of Dhs145, which gives you access to watch new movie King Penguin, narrated by David Attenborough.
Dhs145. Tickets from Ski Dubai and VOX cinemas. www.skidubaipenguinscom (04 409 4090).

Monday 9

Adventure at Little Explorers
Boasting five different play areas, active tykes can enjoy activities that fuse education and entertainment.
Dhs100 (for 90 minutes), Dhs130 (for all-day access). Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-11pm. Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com (800 386).

Tuesday 10

Bargain fun at Play a Round
Bring the toddlers to Play a Round to avail of ‘Mum Time’; at a bargain cost of just Dhs25, kids can enjoy supervised soft play, while mums take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
Dhs25 per hour. Sun-Thurs 9.30am-2pm. Dubai Marina. www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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