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Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2017 – shortlist announced

We’re thrilled to bring you the finalists for this year’s awards ceremony, taking place on Monday September 25 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai

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In a city with an ever-changing social and family landscape, we at Time Out Kids pride ourselves on getting to the very nub of Dubai’s best family-friendly brands, experiences and days out.

Ever since we launched the Kids title back in 2006, that’s what this intelligent guide to parenting in Dubai has always been about. Each and every month, we look to find our readers the best-value deals, most impressive entertainment and most helpful expert advice, plus plenty more besides.

Like cleaning all the windows on the Burj Khalifa, we understand that keeping the kids entertained at home or on holiday is a constant mission. That’s why we also know how important it is that we never lead our readers astray, and only provide up-to-date, helpful, time- and money-saving information.

It is also why we launched our awards four years ago, back in 2013.

We see it as Dubai’s parental watchdog, and it’s our independence that makes us different.

Our awards have absolutely no advertiser influence, no external nominations and no public vote – instead, our resident journalists and parenting experts spend every year trying and testing everything Dubai has to offer. From there, we can deliver our honest-to-goodness verdict on the very best out there for you and your family.

So, for the fourth time, we reveal which people, places and experiences we have deemed the best in 2017. Stay tuned as we reveal the winners on Monday September 25 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai.

For more information and for table bookings please contact joanna.farrer@itp.com.

Best Online Kids' Store
Beach Hut
Just Kidding
Little Majlis
Noah’s Garden
Stuck On You

Best Maternity Store
Destination Maternity
Marks and Spencers
TKD Lingerie

Best Toy Store
Back to Games
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Early Learning Centre
Klug Educational Toys & Play
The Hobby Centre
The Toy Store
Toys R Us

Best Kids' Entertainment Centre
Adventure HQ, Galleria Mall
Adventure HQ, Times Square Centre
Faby Land
Fun City
Hub Zero
Kids Connection
Magic Planet
Chuck E. Cheese
Sky Trail/Climbing Wall
Vox Kids

Best Edutainment Venue
Children’s City
CreaKids Play Zone
Le Petit Palais
Little Explorers
Mattel Play! Town
Orbi Dubai
Playdates On The Palm
The Green Planet

Best Soft Play Venue
Cheeky Monkeys
Extreme Fun
Kiddie Ville
Kiddies Café
Kids HQ
Kids Jungle
Kids Zone
Kidz Palooza
Mini Monsters

Best Theme Park
Bollywood Parks Dubai
Global Village
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Motiongate Dubai

Best Water Park
Aquaventure Waterpark
Splash ‘n’ Party
Splash Pad
Wild Wadi Water Park

Best Party Venue
Adventure Zone
Cheeky Monkeys
Flip Out Dubai
Goal! Junior
Kids HQ
Little Explorers
Ski Dubai
Splash ‘n’ Party

Best Family Café / Restaurant
BookMunch Café
Jones the Grocer
Maison Mathis
Park House
Reform Social & Grill
Serendipity 3
The Lime Tree Café
Tub Of Butter

Best Family Brunch
Al Forsan brunch, Bab Al Shams
Farriers brunch, The Meydan Hotel
Flow Kitchen brunch, Fairmont The Palm
Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen brunch, Atlantis The Palm
Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Ronda Locatelli brunch, Atlantis The Palm
Secret Garden brunch at The Waldorf Astoria
Superheroes brunch at Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina
Suq Restaurant brunch, Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach
West 14th brunch, Dukes Dubai

Best Family Beach Club
Breeze Beach Grill, Club Vista Mare
Club Jumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Club Mina, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Hotel
Fairmont The Palm Health & Beach Club
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Oceana Beach Club, Dukes Dubai
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Talise, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Best Family Hotel
Atlantis The Palm
Fairmont The Palm
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Al Naseem
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Address Dubai Marina

Best Local Theatrical / Music Event
2017 Sharmila Dance Extravaganza – DUCTAC
Brooklyn Melodies Annual Summer Concert – Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre
Choirfest Middle East
Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company 2017 Show – The Evil Toymaker
Little Shop of Horrors – Dubai Performing Arts Academy
Magic Phil and the Gigantic Beanstalk
Mary Poppins – Turning Pointe Youth Ballet
Pinocchio with a special guest appearance by Magic Phil – H2 Productions and Dubai Performing Arts Academy
The Miracle Worker – The Hive
Turn Up The Music – Diverse Choreography Performing Arts School & Event Choreography

Best International Theatrical / Music Event
Aladdin – Creativiva Worldwide
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Art for All
Grease The Musical – Curve Theatre UK
Guess How Much I Love You – Art for All
Horrible Histories – The Best of Barmy Britain
Impossible at Dubai Opera
Mr. Stink – Art For All
Nutcracker on Ice at Dubai Opera
The Naughty Dog, Art for All and DUCTAC
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Popular Productions

Best Family Day Out
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai International Kite Festival
Dubai Snowfest
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Global Village
Modhesh World
Ripe Market
Taste of Dubai
The Colour Run
Winter Wonderland

Best Competitive Sports Organisation
DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastic
Elite Sports Academy
Hamilton Aquatics
ICC Academy
IFA Sport
My Sports Academy
Spanish Soccer School
Tiger’s Youth Rugby – Heartbeat Sports
Ultimate Athletics

Best Kids’ Sports Experience
Al Qudra Bike Track
Dubai Autodrome Race & Driving Centre
Emirates Kart Zone
Flip Out Dubai
Goal! Junior
iFly Dubai
My Gym UAE
Ski Dubai
The Dubai Ice Rink

Best Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Experience
Aventura Adventure Park
Challenging Adventure
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club
Parkour Dubai
Red Dunes Dubai
Surf School
Wire World Adventure Park
Xtreme Wake UAE

Special Recognition For Pre- And Post-Natal Care
Amy Vogelaar & Jasmine Collin – Love Parenting UAE
Andrea Allen & Louise Hickman – Out of the Blues
Baby Café – Coopers Health Clinic
Cecile de Scally – Malaak Mama and Baby Care
Dru Campbell – Health Bay Clinic
Elaine Luck & Catherine Williams – Pure Fitness
Elizabeth Bain – Dubai Doulas
Julie Mallon – Nurture to Sleep
Emma White – Bactive
Joanne Hanson-Halliwell & Lala Langtry White – Small and Mighty Babies

Best Parent Blog Of 2017
And then we moved to
Finding the Magic in Mommyhood
I Eat My Peas
Me and the Bump
Mommy in Dubai
Mum of Boys & Mabel
My Little Loves
Seashells on The Palm
The Mothership DXB
The Son & The Moon

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneur Award
Ashwarya Chari – Kidore
Chirin Khawatmi – Mama’s Box
Eden June Michael – Bookish.ae
Eveline Sleeboom – Marhababy
Habbabeh Al Abbas & Lulia Al Fardan – Noah’s Garden
Louise Karim – Mums@work
Mustafa Koita – Koita Milk
Nadia Wehbe – Baby Arabia
Olivia Manner – Hello Chef!
Padmini Gupta – RISE App

Recognition For Special Needs Education
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
All 4 Down Syndrome Dubai
Dubai Autism Centre
Dubai Centre for Special Needs
Riding for the Disabled Association of Dubai
Sensation Station
Senses Residential and Day Care Centre
Stepping Stones Centre
Tender Hearts Arena
The Developing Child Centre

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