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Eight things to do in the next seven days

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Wednesday 29

Hit Ski Dubai
Round up the brood and head to the Alpine slopes of Ski Dubai. Take a skiing lesson, hang out with some cute penguins or go on a chairlift up the slopes.
Ski lessons from Dhs150 per person. Power Pass from Dhs300 person including penguin encounter. Children three and above only. Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu 10am-12pm, Fri 9am-12pm, Sat 9am-11pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.malloftheemirates.com (800-FUN).

Thursday 30

Neon mini-golf at Play-A-Round
Kids of all ages can enjoy this fun activity at Play-A-Round. While away an hour pitching and putting while the tiny tots are entertained in the soft play area.
Dhs45 for adults and kids (aged four and upwards) for one hour of golf plus one choice of craft activity. Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 11am-7pm. Play-A-Round at Some Nice Place, The Jewels, Dubai Marina.
www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).

Friday 31

Free kids’ meals
Every day of the week, when you buy two main meals at Jones the Grocer, one kid under the age of 12 eats for free! Little foodies will be pleased with choices such as pumpkin soup, fish and chips, chicken legs and more.
Sun-Thu 8am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (opposite Times Square Centre). www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 346 6886).

Legend of the Mermaid show
Take the sprogs to Dubai Dolphinarium to experience a musical adaption of the classic fairytale.
From Dhs70 kids, Dhs120 adults. Mon-Sat 6pm-7pm. Creek Park, Bur Dubai, www.dubaidolphinarium.ae (04 336 9773).

Saturday February 1

Mini Master Chef Programme at Scafa
If your home is bursting with wannabe chefs, why not sign them up to a Mini Master Chef Programme at Scafa? Kids will learn everything to do with cooking, from basic and advanced cookery skills to hygiene and presentation etiquette, all in a fun environment.
Dhs225 per class, package of six for Dhs1,050. Suitable for kids aged eight to 15. Saturdays 1.30pm-4.30pm. Cluster I, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.scafa.ae (04 379 4044).

Get fit with Zumba
Active tykes will have the time of their lives at Zumba: an active dance class that keeps them fit while making friends.
Dhs70. Saturdays 11.30am-12.30am. Fitness 360, J3 Mall, Al Wasl, www.fitness360.me (04 380 9969).

Sunday 2

Learn to climb at Wafi Pyramids
Little thrill-seekers can get their kicks through learning to climb the professional indoor climbing wall at Wafi. The 13-metre-high wall has a number of different faces on which kids learn to climb and with a maximum of six kids per hour-long class, everyone gets supervision.
From Dhs40 per person. Suitable for kids aged four and above. Advance booking essential. Pharaohs’ Club, Wafi, Oud Metha. Pharaohsclub@wafi.com (04 324 0000).

Monday 3

Fun day Monday at Fun City
Every Monday, Fun City aims to attract adventurous tykes with its special offer on various rides that cost just Dhs1 each. Bargain!
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai including Ibn Battuta Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road www.funcity.ae (04 366 9819).

Tuesday 4

Play time at Zebra Crossing
This ‘edutainment’ centre has an extensive jungle gym and a games room for older kids, plus a multitude of other classes.
Dhs40 per child per hour. Dhs20 for every additional hour. Zebra Crossing, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.zebra-crossing.com (050 559 4903).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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