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Events, offers, deals, discounts and days out ideas for families in Dubai

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As mums, dads and kids return to the city after the summer break, we highlight the best activities and events for clans of all ages, all over town.

From bubbly brunches to epic spa days, mega beach festivals to five-star afternoon teas, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had if you’re over the age of 21 in Dubai. But what about the roughly 300,000 kids living in Dubai, the countless more visiting and the parents running around after them? Sometimes this city can feel like it’s geared more towards the young-at-heart than the plain young, but that simply isn’t so – there’s a huge choice for kids and parents (together and separately) in this city, and we’re on a mission to help you find it.

This September, we’re celebrating the first ever Time Out Dubai Kids Awards on Monday September 29, highlighting the city’s very best family-friendly institutions. To keep you going until then, we’ve pulled together some of the very best family events on the horizon and the fantastic deals you can take advantage of right now. Read on for our top picks of the next couple of months.

Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2014

The very first Time Out Dubai Kids Awards will take place on Monday September 29 at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina. First launched in 2006 as a free supplement with Time Out Dubai, by 2008 the magazine had become available for purchase as a monthly in its own right, becoming the ultimate guide to keeping kids entertained at home and on holiday.

The event covers 19 categories, and these are: Best Online Kids Store, Best Maternity Store, Best Toy Store, Best High-Street Kids Store, Best Designer Kids Store, Best Kids Entertainment Centre, Best Kids Edutainment Venue, Best Soft Play Venue, Best Theme or Water park, Best Family Breakfast, Best Family Café, Best Family Brunch, Best Family Beach Club, Best Family Hotel, Commitment to Sport, Health and Wellbeing, Parent Blog of 2014, Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award, Best Safety/Awareness Campaign and Outstanding Contribution.

We see these awards as the parental watchdog for the city, unafraid to tell the truth however hard it is to swallow, and our independence is what makes us so different to many others in the region. Our awards have no advertiser influence, no external nominations and no public vote – simply our resident journalists and parenting experts delivering their verdict on the best Dubai has to offer for families.
For more information, visit www.timeoutdubai.com/kidsawards.

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