Top family things to do in Dubai this week
Your little ones won’t be bored again with our weekly guide
Kiddies Café JLT
All you need to do is drop the kids at Kiddies Café Summer Fun summer camp – everything else they need is provided. Your little ones can enjoy cupcake decoration, dancing, planting, arts and crafts and lots more. From Dhs110 per day. Sun-Thu, 10.30am-2.30pm. Until August 31. Kiddies Café JLT, Cluster Y, Lake Shore Tower, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).
King Croc Dubai Aquarium
Don’t miss the latest addition to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo – King Croc and his female companion. At almost five metres long, the 40-year-old already weighs the equivalent of 15 fully grown men. Dhs70 per adult or Dhs55 per child for aquarium tunnel and underwater zoo combo ticket. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-12pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com
(04 448 5200).
Al Ain Zoo summer evening hours
Head to Al Ain Zoo to see the animals at their best and most active in the evenings.
Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 for kids aged three to 12, Kids under three go free. Daily 4pm-10pm. 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. Activities such as treasure hunts, sand castle making, bowling and karaoke are on offer. Babysitters are also available.
From Dhs570 per night. Until September 15. Salalah Rotana Resort, Salalah, Oman, www.rotana.com/salalahrotanaresort (+968 2327 5700).
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Cool off at the world’s largest indoor theme park, with attractions for the whole family. Tickets from Dhs195 for kids and Dhs240 for adults.
Open Sun-Sat, 11am-8pm. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com (02 496 8000).
Jumeirah Mastercard offer
Book a staycation with Jumeirah and let the kids run wild in Sinbad’s kids’ club. Mastercard holders can avail 15 percent off the best room rates and take advantage of offers at Jumeirah restaurants and spas.
Prices vary. Until December 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, www.jumeirah.com/mastercard (04 453 30000).
Kids eat free at Mo’s
Everyone loves a freebie – and now on Sundays, with every adult that orders a main, one kid aged 11 years and under can eat for free.
Prices vary. 8am-noon. Ongoing. Citywalk, Al Wasl, email@example.com (04 344 3305).
Every Monday is Ladies’ Day at Mirdif City Centre, where women can take advantage of exclusive deals offering savings of at least 25 percent from pampering or shopping to play centres and family attractions for the kids.
10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Drop the kids off for some supervised play at Creche Out in Wafi. Trained staff will look after the nippers while they indulge in soft play, arts and crafts and lots more.
Dhs60 for the first hour, Dhs48 for every additional hour. Sat-Thu, 8am-7pm, Fri 9am-7pm. www.crecheout.com/pyramids-wafi/summer-camps (04 324 0000 Ext 722).
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