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Peter Pan flies into town and kids sessions at Dubai LitFest

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Wednesday 5

Peter Pan
The Never Ending Story world arena tour arrives in Dubai today telling the classic tale of the boy who can fly and never grows old. Featuring stunt men, acrobats, magicians and actors, this is set to be a magical show.
From Dhs195. 7pm-9pm. March 5-13. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.platinumlist.ae (04 453 4445).

Thursday 6

Art for All
These weekly art classes held at The Archive in Safa Park every Thursday are suitable for everyone aged six and upwards. This week’s class focuses on card-making.
Dhs70 plus Dhs30 for materials. 10am-11am. The Archive, Gate 5, Safa Park, www.thearchivedubai.tumblr.com (04 349 4033).

Friday 7

Lit Fest
Until March 8 the Lit Fest features a kids’ programme with heaps of workshops taking place in English, Arabic and French covering a range of literature. There’s also drawing, calligraphy, creative writing and journalism tips from some of the world’s top writers.
Prices vary, though many events are free. March 4-8. Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 353 4002).

Arte Market
Visit the Arte Market to meet talented artisans and shop for unique products from clothing, hand-made jewellery, fun and alternative toys, art and more.
Free. 12pm-7pm. Mezzanine floor below Ikea, Dubai Festival City, www.arte.ae (050 456 7481).

Saturday 8

Mr Peabody & Sherman
If you fancy a trip to the cinema this weekend then check out the animated wild adventure comedy, Mr Peabody & Sherman. Follow their tale and outrageous adventure through the most iconic moments in world history.
Showing at cinemas across Dubai from March 6.

Jam Jar pop-up studio
If you’re feeling arty, get yourself and the children straight down to The Archive in Safa Park and let your creative imagination run wild on a blank canvas with the Jam Jar pop-up studio. Prices dependent on canvas size.
11am-6pm. The Archive, Gate 5, Safa Park, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).

Sunday 9

Water babies
If your kids already love the water or would just like to improve their confidence then get them along to the Holiday Inn Al Barsha where it is offering classes of 45 minutes each up until the end of March. Dhs499 per month.
Suitable for kids aged six-13. 3pm-5pm. Holiday Inn Al Barsha, www.hialbrashadubai.com (04 323 4333).

Monday 10

Kids’ Theatre Works
Join the sing-a-long fun at My Little Singing Club every week to belt out tunes from animated films, shows and Broadway musicals.
Dhs65 per class payable in advance plus Dhs100 registration fee. Suitable for kids aged four-six. Every Monday, 4.20pm-5.05pm. Favourite Things, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.kidstheatreworks.com, (050 158 5653).

Tuesday 11

What the Ladybird Heard
Don’t miss this live show arriving in town today until March 16. Little ones aged three and up will enjoy this show, which is filled with music, sing-a-longs and puppetry.
From Dhs110. Timings vary. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.artforall.ae (04 341 4777).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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