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Summer playdate at Cheeky Monkeys, Swan Lake Acrobat Circus and more

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Wednesday 26

Cheeky Monkeys
This toddler favourite is now open in J3 Mall, with slides, trampolines, ball pits and a café.
Dhs50 (first hour), Dhs15 (additional hours). Sat-Wed, 9am-9pm, Thu-Fri, 9am-10pm J3 Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.cheekymonkeys.com (04 388 1135).

Thursday 27

Pre and postnatal help at BabySenses
Midwife Cecile de Scally gives advice on feeding, sleeping and more, as well as weigh-in sessions.
Call for prices. Times vary. Ongoing. BabySenses, Jumeirah Business Centre 4, Cluster N, JLT, www.babysenses.me (04 558 7307).

Dubai Mall Summer Pass – five activities in one
For just Dhs250, Emaar is offering a great money-saving pass for The Dubai Mall that will allow you to visit the aquarium, KidZania, the ice rink, Sega Republic and Reel Cinemas. Enquire at each outlet for purchase.
Dhs250 per pass. Daily 10am-10pm. Until September 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaisummerpass.com.

Friday 28

Arabian Nights
A Enjoy a feast of adventures and fantasies involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses in Story Pocket Theatre’s retelling of the classic Arabian Nights stories. The production is suitable for kids aged four and up.
From Dhs120. September 24-26, 11am, 3pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).

Brooklyn Melodies
Sign your brood up for lessons in piano, ballet, violin, guitar and more. Prices and times vary.
Ongoing. Various locations including Mirdif, www.facebook.com/brooklynmelodiesmusiccenter (04 288 8951).

Saturday 29

Swan Lake Acrobatic Circus
The Great Chinese State Circus are bringing their amazing show to Dubai. Expect to see acrobats, opera and ballet dancing.
From Dhs300. September 3-5, 4pm. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubai.platinumlist.net (04 338 3911).

Sunday 30

Albino alligators at The Lost Chambers
These rare, endangered creatures are the newest residents at Atlantis The Palm’s The Lost Chambers. Hunted for their valued skin, the aquarium hopes to conserve and raise awareness of the animals.
Dhs100 (adults), Dhs75 (UAE residents), Dhs70 (kids aged two to 11), free for kids under two. Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).

Monday 31

Financial trading for teens
Gamers, sporty kids and puzzlers will enjoy this unique course in Dubai. It’s run bi-weekly for 13-16-year-olds and 17-19-year-olds. Dhs1,850 (five days).
Daily 10am. Ongoing. Synergy Trading Associates DMCC, Office 712, Gold Crest Executive Tower, Cluster C, JLT, www.syntradingclub.com
(04 430 6689).

Tuesday September 1

Pixies and Ponies Take the tots to this brand-new play centre. It features a jungle gym, slides, ball pit, mini-trampoline, arcade machines and a café. Suitable for kids aged six months to 12 years.
Dhs40, Dhs75 (movie nights). Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Wasl Vita Mall, Al Wasl Road, www.pixiesandponies.com (04 385 4111).

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