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Top family things to do in Dubai this week

Your little ones won’t be bored again with our weekly guide

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Wednesday 9

Kiddies Café JLT
Kids can unleash their inner monster here. There’s three levels of indoor fun to climb and slide across and also a kid-sized village.
Dhs30 per hour for members, Dhs45 for non-members. Timings vary. Ongoing. Kiddies Café JLT, Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).

Thursday 10

New crocs at Dubai Aquarium
Pay a visit to the latest two additions to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, in the form of two crocodiles. One, named King Croc, is almost 5m long and 40 years old.
Dhs70 per adult or Dhs55 per child for aquarium tunnel and underwater zoo combo ticket. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com
(04 448 5200).

Friday 11

Al Ain Zoo summer hours
Head to Al Ain Zoo to see the animals at their best and most active in the evenings in revised visiting times for summer.
Free for kids under three, Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 per child aged three-12. Daily 4pm-10pm, 6pm-midnight during Ramadan. Ongoing. Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, www.alainzoo.ae (03 799 2000).

Family Getaway at Salalah Rotana
Escape the heat to the cooler climes of Salalah for a family break at Salalah Rotana. The Flippers kids’ club has both indoor and outdoor areas catering to two groups – four to seven-year-olds and eight to twelve- year-olds.
From Dhs570 per night. Until September 15. Salalah Rotana Resort, Salalah, Oman, www.salalah.com (+968 2327 5700).

Saturday 12

Your planet needs you
Take a trip into the year 2050 and experience what life will be like in the future with the new exhibition at Children’s City.
Dhs15 per adult, free for kids under two, Dhs10 per child 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).

M&S Sport Services
M&S sport services run multi-activity summer camps all over the city with events including swim camp, nursery camp, football camp and much more.
From Dhs200 per child per day. Timings vary. Until August 28. Various locations including SAFA School, Al Quoz, www.mandssports.com (04 457 2933).

Sunday 13

Kid’s eat free at Mo’s
Everyone loves a freebie – and now on Sundays, with every adult that orders a main, one kid aged 11 and under can eat for free.
Prices vary. 8am-midday. Ongoing. Citywalk, Al Wasl, mos@caramelgroup.com (04 344 3305).

Monday 14

Monday’s Sobhiya
Every Monday is ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre where women can take advantage of exclusive deals and discounts. Pick up the Monday’s Sobhiya booklet at any customer service desk for full details.
10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).

Tuesday 15

Panini World Cup Stickers
Annual FIFA World Cup album and stickers produced by Panini Group Italy are now available in the UAE and as part of the campaign, Panini is offering prizes including a trip to Europe to visit one of the most famous football clubs.
Check the website for details. www.alkasaldahabi.com (04 293 2446).

By Simone Gannon
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