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Family events in Dubai this week

Where to go and what to do with the little ones

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Wednesday 11

Watch Disney’s Planes with Time Out Kids
If you were lucky enough to win a ticket to the premier of the above film, we’ll see you this evening at VOX Cinema, Mall of the Emirates!
Visit www.timeoutdubai.com for information on future giveaways.

Thursday 12

Join in the fun at Falcons Juniors Kids’ Club
A one-stop-shop kids’ club boasting arts and crafts, climbing-frame facilities and an outdoor play area.
Dhs60 per hour, Dhs150 for three hours. Full-day packages start from Dhs405. Five-day packages start from Dhs1,999 including lunch. Open daily. Fairmont, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.fairmont.com/palm (04 457 3331).

Friday 13

Al Ain Zoo
Home to more than 4,000 animals, a trip to Al Ain Zoo provides the ultimate adventure. Get to feed giraffes, watch bird shows, and visit the petting area for a great day out.
Dhs15 for adults, Dhs5 children aged three to 12, children under three get free entry. Thurs-Sat 4pm-10pm. www.alainzoo.ae (03 799 2000).

Play Points at Magic Planet
Head to Magic Planet to become a member of the loyalty programme, which gives discounts on games and merchandise along with other exciting rewards. To become a Play Points member, visit any Magic Planet outlet.
Various locations, www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).

Saturday 14

Stuff yourself at brunch
The little monsters can enjoy a spot of face painting and the bouncy castle at Mazina’s family-friendly brunch. There’s even a separate area where the kids can get to take in a movie.
Free for kids under six, half price for kid aged seven to 12. Dhs220 with soft drinks. Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina. www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).

Learn to cook
Little foodies can master the art of cooking turkey roulade and risotto during this fun cooking class.
Dhs225. Suitable for children aged five onwards. 10am-1pm. Scafa, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. www.scafa.ae (04 379 4044).

Sunday 15

Swim with dolphins
With a variety of experiences on offer, from meet-and-greet sessions to full-on swimming action, this is an experience the little ones will treasure. The price of dolphin interactions includes access to the beach and Aquaventure Waterpark to boot.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1030).

Monday 16

Buy eco-friendly products
Check out the cool eco-friendly school supplies from The Green Ecostore. With products including ‘smencils’, gourmet-scented pencils made from recycled newspaper, and reusable cutlery made from 100 percent recycled plastic – going green has never been so much fun!
www.thegreenecostore.com.

Tuesday 17

Play date at Favourite Things
Boasting a jungle gym, fancy dress room as well as arts and cooking activities, Favourite Things offers a fun play date. Eco-friendly wristbands given to kids ensure the centre can contact you immediately if needed.
Dhs85 per hour for first-time visitors. Sun-Sat 9am-9pm. The Dubai Mall, www.favouritethings.com (04 434 1984).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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