Daily family deals in Dubai
Daytime play deals, evening activities, and fun without the kids
Take a look at our regular pages of discounts, deals and ideas for mums, dads and tots to enjoy as a family, one-to-one with junior, or blissfully alone, morning, noon or night.
For the kids
Dhs80 playdate at Sega Republic
SEGA Republic is a high-adrenaline destination for the whole family. The 76,000 sq ft park has 14 attractions and more than 170 games, from cutting-edge motion simulators and virtual experiences to a huge assortment of redemption games. Adding to the family indoor theme park experience, little ones can have fun at the ‘soft play area’ featuring customised activities to keep them entertained.
Dhs80 for two toddlers, for one hour of play in Space Zone, the soft play area. An adult must accompany them (free of charge). Level 2, The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).
Kids eat FREE at Jamie’s Italian
Bring the kids for a slap up meal at Jamie’s Italian in Festival City or to their new branch at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The little nippers can eat for free weekly, Sunday to Thursday from 11am-4pm. The offer is running from now until the end of March 2014 so you have plenty of time to take advantage!
www.jamieoliver.com/italian/dubai (04 232 9969).
Two hours of play at Kidz Venture for Dhs100
Located at IBN Battuta Mall, Kidz Venture is a bright and airy play space offering everything from arts and crafts and board games to book activities for chilled out kids to a climbing wall, and indoor sports activities for the more active. For the month of February, you can bring your kid and their friend to Kidz Venture for one hour of play for just Dhs100 (usual price Dhs120). There’s a food court nearby if they are hungry after all that fun but this will be outside your Dhs100 budget.
Become a Dubai Aquarium member
Become a member of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and enjoy unlimited entry to the aquarium tunnel and zoo, plus rides on the glass bottom boat for a whole 12 months. Kids who are crazy about life under the sea will love this deal, especially as it also means family and friends get a 12 percent discount when visiting with them too.
Dhs250 (for 12 months membership). Open daily, 9.30am-11.30pm. The Dubai Mall. www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).
Evenings and Weekends
Generation Creation Brunch at Mazina
Mix, dollop, and flip! This month’s ‘Generation Creation Brunch’ at Mazina brings the art of pancake making to centre stage. Let the little nippers design their flapjack as they please, while mums and dads compete for great prizes by making the perfect breakfast meal. After the baking fun is over, everyone can fill their bellies with yummy food from the international buffet, including made-to-order stir fries, chocolate popcorn and more.
Dhs250 per person, including soft beverages. Kids age six and under eat for free, kids above six and up to 12 get 50 percent off. 12.30-3.30pm, February 22nd. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina.
www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).
Mum-Me Time at Caboodle
Mums and daughters can enjoy a bonding session at Caboodle Salon, availing of its Mum-Me Time which offers both a manicure and a pedicure. You don’t have to worry about the little ones as the salon uses all-natural, non-toxic, kid-friendly polishes; what’s even better is that the package also includes a hand and foot massage to ensure that you’re both feeling completely pampered.
Dhs210. Caboodle Pamper and Play, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3367) and Citywalk (04 344 4570). www.caboodle.ae.
Drop and watch with Little Explorers
Are you wondering whether you’ll ever be able to see that new thriller? Don’t delay – head straight for Mirdif City Centre and partake in the ‘Drop and Watch’ deal. Just purchase your cinema tickets at Vox, then whizz the sprogs off to Little Explorers. Present your cinema tickets at the front desk and pay Dhs100 per child for two hours of play. The nippers will enjoy an educational and supervised workshop while you and dad can enjoy some well deserved quality, weekend date time!
Dhs100 per child for two hours of play on presentation of Vox cinema tickets. Terms and conditions apply. Little Explorers, Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com/little-explorers (800 386).
Zebra Crossing Membership
Why not sign the sprogs up for a three month membership at Zebra Crossing? For the bargainous amount of Dhs200 per nipper, the kids can enjoy unlimited access to the play centre, which includes an extensive soft play area and activities room, as well as a café where mums can chill and chat. Brilliant!
Zebra Crossing, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.zebra-crossing.com (050 559 4903).
Without the Kids
Ripe drive-through treats
Dubai’s Ripe Farm Shop has launched a drive-through service offering freshly brewed RAW coffee so you can now grab a coffee while running daily errands. Located in Al Manara, the drive-through will also be offering lots of other wholesome treats including organic fruit, muffins and other options; perfect if you need to grab a quick healthy snack while you’re out and about.
Drive-through service from 8.30am-1pm Sunday to Thursday. www.ripeme.com.
New treatment at YHI Spa
The new YHI purifying Wrap treatment at YHI Spa aims to restore your body through its anti-cellulite and slimming properties. Using powerful products from Natura Bisse, the 30 minute full body scrub eradicates dead skin cells, so that your skin is left soft and supple. It’s followed by a 30 minute full body wrap, which helps alleviate muscle tension, pain and creates a sense of utter relaxation. Bliss!
Dhs395. Open daily 9am-10pm. Melia Dubai Hotel, Bur Dubai. Yhi.firstname.lastname@example.org (04 376 7475).
Valentines treats for mum and dad at IBN Battuta
The “Battuta Lovers” valentine package is perfect for mums and dads who love to travel and explore as it includes a one night stay at one of the impressive Battuta Suites, themed after countries of Ibn Battuta’s travels such as China, India, Morocco, Andalusia, Zanzibar and Russia among others. Candlelight dinner at one of the hotels signature restaurants including Chor Bazaar, Sicilia or Shanghai Chic, breakfast at Mistral and 20 percent off on selected Elemis treatments at Safar Spa are also included.
Prices start from Dhs1499 per couple. Movenpick IBN Battuta Gate, Jebel Ali. Email email@example.com or call 04 444 0000.
We always think mums deserve a pamper-fest (and not the nappy-kind, either!) With delicious treatments on offer like Bee My Honey, Blissfully Unaware and Pamper Me Silly, you can’t really go wrong – especially after a sleepless night. Book your treatments online, and get 50 SensAsia cash vouchers to reclaim on your next booking. We like this idea very much.
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