Family fun in Dubai
Family activities to do with the kids in Dubai June 10-16
Tire them out at My Gym
Let them take part in one of the many classes on offer at this fun gym for kids.
Dhs40 per hour (Free Play, members only), Dhs250 (lifetime membership fee). Times vary. Ongoing. 2nd Floor, Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha, www.mygym.com/dubai (04 347 1018).
Turn your little ones into super Soccer Kids
Established in 2002, Soccer Kids is one of the largest football coaching academies in the UAE. Its emphasis is on team play and enjoyment, ensuring every child fulfils their potential.
Dhs300-770 per term depending on age. Days and times vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Fitness First, The Meadows, www.soccerkidsdubai.com (055 207 3168).
Get up close to the lovable creatures at Ski Dubai. From Dhs145 (adults and kids over three years).
Open Sun-Thu 1pm-9pm, Fri-Sat noon-9pm. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.skidubaipenguins.com (04 409 4090).
Book tickets to Disney on Ice
Tickets are selling fast for this year’s Frozen extravaganza so get yours now. Expect to see high-energy singing and dancing. Your tot will love seeing Anna, Elsa and more princes and heroes on ice.
Dhs150-2,000. Times vary. June 10-13. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.virginmegastore.ae (04 435 9300)
Go to the Splash Pad in JBR
Take kids to this fun play area to spray, splash and dunk to their heart’s content.
Dhs60 for the first hour, Dhs20 for every additional hour and Dhs100 for a day pass. Open daily 9am-8pm. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR, next to Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, www.thebeach.ae (800 637 227).
Fly like a bird
Take the children to experience the thrill of iFly – a skydiving simulator suitable for kids aged over three years. Weight restrictions apply.
Dhs220. Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, www.theplaymania.com/ifly
(04 231 6292/ 050 553 2048).
Eat in the jungle
Take the tots to The Rainforest Café to dine under canopies, with animals surrounding your table. There’s a ‘storm’ every 30 minutes or so, when the lights change and all the animals move.
Dhs30 per kids’ food item. Open daily 11am-midnight. Ongoing. Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.rainforestcafeme.com (04 330 8515).
Let them eat Sushi
Introduce your little ones to maki and California rolls at Pan-Asian eatery East Kitchen, which will be open throughout summer with a special kid-friendly sushi menu. Dhs20 (for four maki rolls for kids), Dhs18 (kids’ main course with a drink and an ice-cream).
Open daily 11am-10pm. Ongoing. Al Seef Tower 3, Cluster U, JLT (04 422 6930).
Can you spot the dinosaur in The Dubai Mall? Estimated to be 150-155 million years old, DubaiDino is now on display near The Souk on the Ground Floor – a great spot for dino-mad boys and girls.
Free. Open daily 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Downtown Dubai (800 38224 6255).
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