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This week's top family events

Happenings for the whole family to enjoy

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Shangri-La family fun
Check out Shangri-La’s promotion where kids under 12 can eat for free during their stay when parents book a suite between March 15-September 30. Plenty of children’s activities are also on offer too, from pizza-making, swimming classes and access to a kids’ ‘adventure zone’.
Prices vary. Valid at all Shangri-La hotels in the Middle East and including Traders Hotel Dubai and Abu Dhabi. www.shangri-la.com (800 0600 0201).

Thursday 3

The Wizard of Oz
The live stage show based on the famous 1939 film of the same name arrives in town today! Featuring all the songs from the movie and all your favourite friends on their journey to the Emerald City.
Dhs200 per person. Timings vary. Until April 19. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, Umm Suqeim, www.wizardofozlive.com (04 366 6546).

Friday 4

Prime Dubai Mums
Calling all mumpreneurs – get down to Zabeel Park to mingle with like-minded mums and present your business ideas while your kids play alongside you in the playground.
Dhs5 entry. Dhs300 to display. 2pm-7pm. Zabeel Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.prime-dubai.com (050 251 2480).

Café Martinez
New little chef classes for kids aged four-12 aim to encourage them to enjoy food and learn about cooking by creating their own dishes from pizza to carrot cake and more.
Dhs95 per child. Fri 11am-1pm. Café Martinez, Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City, www.cafemartinez.com/dubai (04 442 8760).

Saturday 5

National Ballet School
Offering something for all budding dancers with classes in ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, musical theatre and street jazz for two year olds and up.
Prices and timing vary. Jumeirah Islands Club, Jumeirah Islands, behind JLT, www.thenationalballetstudio.com (056 756 0996).

Teen confidence for girls
For teens wanting to learn more about themselves, find purpose and explore what it means to be empowered, this is the workshop to try.
Dhs480 per six-week course. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Crowne Plaza Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.teenstalk-me.com (050 455 0103).

Sunday 6

Sparky’s Dubai
Sparky’s family entertainment centre is now open. Featuring an indoor ice rink, 5D cinema, rides, arcade games and a large soft play area, there is something for everyone across all ages from age two upwards.
Prices vary. 9am-midnight. Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, www.sparkys.info (8002 4227).

Monday 7

Breastfeeding support group
Just Kidding is holding a new regular breastfeeding support group on the first Monday of every month for any questions you might have and all the help and information you might need.
Free. 10am-noon. Just Kidding, Safa Store, near Safa Park, www.facebook.com/justkiddingme (04 346 6050).

Tuesday 8

Music Play
‘Sing and sign’ is an interactive music class with baby signs for mums and tots aged from four-12 months, aiming to give you a glimpse into your baby’s world and a way to communicate together.
Dhs35 per session. 3.30pm-4pm. Al Fattan, Dubai Marina, www.dubaifamilyandfriends.com (050 316 4025).

By Simone Gannon
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