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Family events in Dubai

Keep the young 'uns occupied with our pick of activities and events

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Wednesday 12

Play Points at Magic Planet
Head to Magic Planet to become a member of its exclusive loyalty programme, which gives discounts on games, merchandise and other exciting rewards. To become a Play Points member, visit the registration kiosk at any Magic Planet outlet.
Various locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).

Thursday 13

Experience glow-in-the-dark golf
Take the kids to Tee and Putt at Wafi Mall to play a challenging round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
Dhs225 for three people for one round of mini golf. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, www.teeandputt.com (04 357 3290).

Friday 14

Make a play date at Favourite Things
Boasting a jungle gym, fancy dress room and arts/cooking and science rooms, a trip to Favourite Things is a fun play date. Eco-friendly wristbands are given to kids with their contact details so you can be contacted immediately.
Dhs85 per hour for first-time visit. Sun-Sat 9am-9pm. Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.favouritethings.com (04 434 1984).

Happy House at Change Initiative
This is a highly interactive class that puts every child at the heart of the story exploring the Happy House and beyond! Expect drama, creative play, dance and movement all set to a fantastic soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original children’s songs and familiar lullabies.
Dhs75 per class. The Change Initiative, Al Barsha. www.hartbeepsdubai.com (055 246 6040).

Saturday 15

Join an Art Club
Enrol sprogs in the Paint Pots Art Club at Creche Out, where they can brush up on their creative skills.
Dhs75 for a one-hour session or Dhs250 for four weeks. Suitable for kids aged four to eight. Every Saturday. Creche Out, Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.crecheoutinternational.com (04 231 6262).

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 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).

Sunday 16

Go wild at Al Ain Zoo
Home to more than 4,000 animals, a trip to Al Ain Zoo provides the ultimate adventure. With giraffe- feeding and a dedicated farm style petting area, it’s a great family day trip.
Dhs15 for adults, Dhs5 children aged three to 12, children under three free. Thu-Sat 4pm-10pm. Al Ain, www.alainzoo.ae (03 799 2000).

Monday 17

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.
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-noon. Seven locations across Dubai including Ibn Battuta Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.funcity.ae (04 366 9819).

Tuesday 18

Play time at Zebra Crossing
This ‘edutainment’ centre has an extensive jungle gym and a games room for older kids.
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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