18 family events in Dubai
Get the kids out of the house over the school holidays
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 to take home using lots of fun materials, colours, fabric and shapes.
Dhs90, including free play afterwards. Locations in The Dubai Mall and Jumeirah, www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).
Baby Beeps at Caboodle
A fun-filled adventure through Baby Land with wacky characters, lighting effects, cool props and parachutes that you won’t see elsewhere. The class is set to a funky soundtrack of original baby songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies.
Dhs75 per class. Caboodle The Dubai Mall. www.hartbeepsdubai.com (055 246 6040).
Visit the Disney pop-up boutique at Harvey Nichols
Housing an array of Disney products, the unique pop-up boutique has limited edition T-shirts for kids and adults, toys, books, collectables and dress-up pieces from iconic Disney Princesses plus lots of fun in-store events.
Level 3, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Legend of the Mermaid show
Bring the sprogs to Dubai Dolphinarium to experience its new show; a musical and illusion adaption of the classic fairytale.
From Dhs70 kids, Dhs120 adults. Mon-Sat 6pm-7pm. Creek Park, www.dubaidolphinarium.ae (04 336 9773).
Family & Friends Music Play
Sing and sign with your little nipper at Family & Friends new Music Play sessions. Aimed at helping you understand your bundle of joy more in a fun, welcoming environment, this activity is a great bonding exercise too.
Dhs50 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at reception. Family & Friends, Al Fattan Tower. www.dubaifamilyandfriends.com.
Explore The Cycle Hub
A one-stop-shop for cycling enthusiasts big and small, offering bikes, clothes, bike repair facilities, as well as an on-site cafe.
Sun-Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-6pm. Dubai Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (050 552 8872).
BOGOF hour of play at Kidz Venture
Enjoy kid-free shopping while the little ones enjoy lots of games at Kidz Venture. For December, buy one hour of play time and get one hour absolutely 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).
Fun day Monday at Fun City
Every Monday, Fun City aims to attract adventurous tykes with its special offer on its Kiddie Ride, Big Ride and Video Game rides that cost just Dhs1 each; bargain!
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae
Fun at Falcons Juniors’ Kids Club
A one-stop-shop amusement venue boasting arts and crafts, climbing frame facilities and an 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).
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