Family fun in Dubai
Things to do with kids in Dubai this week
Watch the Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Got golf-mad kids? Take them to watch the start of this exciting tournament. Children under 18 can watch for free. Check online for schedule. Free for children accompanied by an adult.
Until February 1. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaidesertclassic.com.
Take the kids to Smarty Pants class
Let the little ones enjoy this exciting, physical and creative development programme, but hurry, places are filling up fast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place. Dhs70 (trial class), Dhs700 (full term). Open to kids aged nine months to three years.
The Springs Town Centre (050 251 8310). Other locations: Marina Mansions, Dubai Marina, Le Petit Palais, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.
Shop at Ripe Market
Round up the brood and get down to Ripe Market for lots of fun and plenty of eating. Browse the stalls for cute gift ideas. There’s space for the kids to run around in too.
Fridays 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Zabeel Park, Al Jafiliya, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
Enrol your kid into an ENCORE dance workshop
Register your kids for next weekend’s exciting workshops so they can learn to dance like a star. Top dancers from TV shows Britain’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance will be teaching street, hip-hop and more. Plus there’s a show for all to watch. Dancers and audience packages available. Workshops take place February 6-7 at GEMS Wellington Dance Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis, www.encoreweekend.com.
Head to Times Square Center to bag a bargain today or book a table and sell your own pre-loved baby booty at this bazaar held on the last Saturday of every month.
9am-2pm. Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.babybazaar.org.
Buy customised Valentine’s Day sweets for kids
Start your shopping early as the iconic and recently expanded Candylicious shop in The Dubai Mall has started selling Valentine’s Day hampers packed with goodies to tempt your little loved ones.
Until February 21. Candylicious, The Dubai Mall, opposite The Dubai Aquarium (04 330 8700).
Sunday February 1
Have a Frozen experience at Ski Dubai
Disney has partnered with Ski Dubai to launch the Frozen-themed winter wonderland experience where kids can join singalong sessions, build their own snowman and get involved in Frozen-themed activities.
Dhs225 per person (Super Pass). Weekdays 5pm, weekends 1pm. Until the end of February. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 4242).
Let them climb the walls
Got kids that need to burn off some energy? Buy a season pass to Adventure HQ, where they can climb, skate and jump to their heart’s content. The Times Square Center has a ‘Climbing Pinnacle’ and ‘Cable Climb’ and the Galleria Mall in Jumeirah has a high and low ropes course, pump track and café. Dhs2,500 (12-month membership to all Adventure Zones in UAE).
Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.adventurehq.ae (04 346 6824). Other location: Galleria Mall, Jumierah.
Free play at Mini Monsters
It’s back! Take your kids down to this large soft play centre and let them play all morning. It has the largest slide in the UAE, plus a great café for mums and dads.
Free play Tuesdays 9am-2pm. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).
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