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Family fun in Dubai

Discount food for kids, international film festival, school show and more

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Wednesday April 30

Fifty percent off kids’ meals
Children can eat at Tony Romas on weekdays and get 50 percent off with every adult entrée ordered.
Prices vary. Vaild 11am-11pm. Ongoing. Locations across Dubai including Sheikh Zayed Road, www.tonyromas.ae (04 331 3777).

Thursday May 1

Time Out Kids Nursery Guide 2014/15
Grab a copy of the Time Out Kids Nursery Guide, which contains all the information you will ever need about every nursery in Dubai.
Dhs30. On sale now at all good newsagents and retail outlets.

Friday 2

Giant DuBike Cycling Tour
Bike lovers of all ages can get together at this cycling event. There’s even separate categories for toddlers and kids.
Prices vary. From 6am. Dubai Camel Racing Club, Dubai to Al Ain Road (E66), www.premieronline.com (no number).

Children’s International Film Festival
Check out the first Children’s International Film Festival where families can enjoy movies from 35 countries including shorts films produced by school pupils across the UAE.
Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 per child. Timings vary. Until May 2. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ciff.ae (04 434 5895).

Saturday 3

The Independent Schools Show
Find the answers to your UK boarding school questions by asking the heads and representatives of various schools at this event.
Free with advance registration, Dhs100 on door. Noon-5pm. May 2-3. Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.schoolsshow.com (+44 203 301 0299).

Your planet needs you
Experience what life will be like in the future at this exhibition at Children’s City.
Dhs15 per adult, free for kids under two, Dhs10 for kids aged two-15. Sat-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. Until August 31. Children’s City, Creekside Park, Bur Dubai, www.childrencity.dm.gov.ae (800 900).

Sunday 4

Cultural lunch
Why not try a family-friendly cultural feast, where you’ll get to learn about Emirati cuisine.
Dhs80 per adult, free for kids under 12. Sun, Tue 1pm-2.30pm. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6661).

Monday 5

Free kids’ meals
Forget about paying for children’s meals that they only nibble at. Toddlers aged eight and under can eat for free on Mondays all day long at Chopsticks restaurant when an adult meal is purchased.
Prices vary. Until May 31. Chopsticks, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.primehospitality.ae (04 325 3244).

Tuesday 6

Mini Monsters
On Sundays and Tuesdays, play is free at Mini Monsters. Promotion is not valid on school or public holidays.
Free. 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Mini Monsters, off exit 42 on Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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