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New baby bazaar or last chance for light festival

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Wednesday 26

Dubai Festival of Lights
Head over to see Dubai in a different light at this family event before it ends on Saturday March 29.
Free. 7pm-12am. From Waterfront promenade to Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com (04 367 3333).

Thursday 27

Amura kids’ club and restaurant
This child-friendly restaurant has healthy food and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and they can learn about Polynesian culture in a fun, safe environment.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-6pm daily. Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.sofitel.com (04 455 6677).

Friday 28

Fun City fancy dress
The annual Fun City fancy dress fun signature event is on this weekend across all Fun City and Fun Ville centres in the UAE. Kids will be categorised according to age and prizes will be awarded by an external judge to the winners.
Dhs50 entrance fee, pre-registration required before 12pm Friday March 28. From 5.30pm- 8.30pm. Fun City outlets across the UAE, www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).

Friday Fun at Children’s City
Why not visit the ‘make it’ workshop at Children’s City? Focusing on bracelets and badges it’s sure to keep your crafty ones entertained and help bring out their creative sides in the process.
Dhs15 per adult, Dhs10 per child entry fee. 4pm-6pm. Children’s City, Creek Park, Bur Dubai, www.childrencity.dm.gov.ae (800 900).

Saturday 29

Baby bazaar
Visit the monthly flea market where mums can sell their quality, pre-loved baby, toddler and maternity items. You’ll also find free arts and craft activities for kids. 9am-2pm.
Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.babybazaar.org (050 553 2048).

Free story time
Don’t miss free story time under the Banyan tree at Little Explorers. Listen to popular English and Arabic fairy tales surrounded by sights of the jungle and greenery.
Free. Until March 29. Fri-Sat 11.30am, 5.30pm. Little Explorers, Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.theplaymania.com/little-explorers (800 386).

Sunday 30

Art camp
Keep the kids busy over the spring break with the Ductac art camp for kids aged between five-11, which will explore everything arty including animation, optical illusions and more with plenty of opportunity to get messy.
Dhs900 for one week, Dhs1,600 for two weeks. Sun-Thu 10am-1pm. Until April 10. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).

Monday 31

Papier mache workshop
Kids aged six-ten can get their hands dirty while they learn all about papier mache and how it can be transformed into all kinds of shapes.
Free. 4.30pm-6pm. Al Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, www.maraya.ae (06 556 6555).

Tuesday April 1

Get fit with baby
Get some endorphines going and attempt a baby-friendly PURE R.I.P class from Pure Fitness at James & Alex Dance Studios or Fitness First at The Lakes.
Dhs50 per class. Various timings. James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City or Fitness First, The Lakes, info@purefitness.com, (050 659 4376).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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