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Wednesday 7

Jones the Grocer
The new eatery in Al Safa is now open. With free meals for a child under 12 on any day of the week when two adults order main meals, what’s not to like?
Prices vary. Open daily, 24 hours a day. Ongoing. Etihad Travel Mall, Al Safa 2, www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 388 1038).

Thursday 8

Snow Penguins
Meet Ski Dubai’s newest residents with a Peng-Friend encounter, which includes meeting at least two penguins and an underwater viewing.
Dhs150 per person. Daily encounters from noon-9pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.skidxb.com (04 409 4090).

Friday 9

Head on over to BookMunch for a bite to eat from the kids’ menu. Dishes are inspired by much-loved children’s books with choices such as Humpty Dumpty boiled egg and soldiers, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Green Eggs and Ham to name a few. So now you can not only read your favourites, but eat them too.
Prices vary. Mon-Wed, 7.30am-10pm, Thu-Sat, 8am-10.30pm, Sun, 7.30am-10pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road, www.bookmunchcafe.com (04 388 4006).

Arte Market
Head here for one-of-a-kind gifts and unique toys, many of which are hand-made by local artisans.
Free. Noon-7pm. Times Square Centre. www.arte.ae (no number).

Saturday 10

The Beach
Get down to Dubai’s newly opened lifestyle destination The Beach to enjoy the new splash play area for kids and outdoor play centre designed for children up to the age of 12.
Free. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR. www.meraas.com (no number).

UAEs Night Creatures
Check out the newest addition to the Underwater Zoo, ‘UAE’s Night Creatures’, where you can learn about the creatures that thrive in the desert including Arabian toads, camel spiders and even hedgehogs.
Dhs70 per adult, Dhs55 for kids aged three-12 for a combo Aquarium tunnel and underwater zoo ticket. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).

Sunday 11

Kids eat free at Mo’s
Everyone loves a freebie – and now on Sundays, when every adult orders a main, one kid aged 11 years and under can eat for nothing.
Prices vary. 8am-noon. Ongoing. Citywalk, Al Wasl. Mos@caramelgroup.com (04 344 3305).

Monday 12

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 13

Avoid mix ups and germs as well as ensuring your children’s allergies are clearly marked as necessary with Label-Itz range of name-plated silicon band products.
From Dhs30. Big on Children. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.bigonchildren.com (04 388 2345).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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