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Top family events in Dubai this week

Festive specials and annual favourites to keep the whole family entertained

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Wednesday 11

Christmas ornament-making workshop at Caboodle
Every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm, the little nippers can get their hands dirty and spruce up a Christmas tree in the process by creating, decorating and embellishing a range of Christmas ornaments using lots of fun materials, colours, fabrics and shapes.
Dhs90 including free play afterwards. Locations in Dubai Mall and Jumeirah. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).

Thursday 12

Mum and baby yoga at The Change Initiative
A great activity for mums and babies, yoga classes are held at The Change Initiative every Thursday and led by certified Alliance Hatha Yoga instructors Camilla Way and Livia Anzaldo.
Dhs75 per class. Packages also available. livia@yogaretreats.ae (050 181 9527).

Friday 13

Story Time with Time Out Kids and Virgin Megastore
Join us at Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates for a fun morning of Christmas stories, magic, competitions and sweet treats. We’ll be dishing out prizes for the most festive costumes!
Free. 10am-12pm. www.timeoutdubaikids.com.

Santa’s Grotto at Just Kidding
Round up the brood and bring them to meet Santa in the magical grotto setting, tell him what they want for Christmas and if they’re very good, they might even receive a present! December 16-23. Dhs50 per child including gift.
Opening hours Sun-Thu 10am-1pm, Fri and Sat, 12pm-5.30pm. Just Kidding, Gold and Diamond Park. www.justkidding-me.com (04 341 3922).

Saturday 14

Experience glow-in-the-dark golf
Bring the sprogs to Wafi Mall to play a challenging round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
Dhs150 for three people for one round of mini golf (normal price Dhs225) during September. Wafi Mall. www.teaandputt.com (04 357 3290).

Fun at Falcons Juniors’ Kids Club
A one-stop-shop amusement venue boasting arts and crafts, climbing frame facilities and an attractive outdoor area.
Dhs60 per hour, Dhs150 for three hours. Full-day packages from Dhs405. Five-day packages from Dhs1,999 including lunch. Open daily. www.fairmont.com/palm (04 457 3331).

Sunday 15

Get 25 percent off at Le Petit Palais
The miniature French town built to little nipper scale inside Galeries Lafayette is offering 25 percent on entry to their play area for the month of December. Drop the kids off and they can drive mini cars around the streets, do some kid-friendly grocery shopping and even pay a visit to the beauty salon!
Dhs75 per child (usual price Dhs100). Second level, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 382 7333).

Monday 16

Fun day Monday at Fun City
Every Monday, Fun City aims to attract adventurous tykes with its offer on its Kiddie Ride, Big Ride and Video Game rides that cost Dhs1 each; bargain!
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae.

Tuesday 17

BOGOF hour of play at Kidz Venture
Enjoy kid-free shopping time while the little ones enjoy fun at Kidz Venture. For December, buy one hour of play time and get one hour free.
Dhs60 per hour. No booking required. Kids below three must be accompanied by an adult. Ibn Battuta Mall. www.kidzventure.ae (04 368 4130).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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