Time Out Kids was first launched in Spring 2006 as a free supplement distributed with all copies of Time Out Dubai weekly magazine. From the outset we have strived to bring parents invaluable information and helpful advice in everything from holidays to breakfasts, clubs to causes. The success and popularity of the early supplement meant that from September 2008 it became available to purchase as a monthly magazine.
Then in 2014 we launched the awards. We see them 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.
And that's why the ceremony at InterContinental Dubai Festival City was such a special night for so many ways.
You can see a gallery of the winners here. And all the wonderful guests arriving here.
But without further ado, we bring you the winners and highly-commended from the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2015.
Best Online Kids Store WINNER: BabySouk HIGHLY COMMENDED: JustKidding, Mumzworld
Best Maternity Store WINNER: Mothercare HIGHLY COMMENDED: H&M, BabyShop
Best Toy Store WINNER: The Toy Store HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hamleys, Early Learning Centre
Best Kids Entertainment Centre WINNER: KidZania
Best Edutainment Venue WINNER: Little Explorers HIGHLY COMMENDED: KidZania, Children's City
Best Soft Play Venue WINNER: Cheeky Monkeys HIGHLY COMMENDED: Extreme Fun, Caboodle
Best Theme or Water Park WINNER: Aquaventure Waterpark HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi
Best Family Café WINNER: BookMunch HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Lime Tree Café, The Change Initiative
Best Family Brunch WINNER: Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel HIGHLY COMMENDED: Picnic Brunch, Al Badia Golf Club; BreakSlow at Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm
Best Family Hotel WINNER: Fairmont The Palm HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis The Palm
Best Family Beach Club WINNER: Fairmont The Palm HIGHLY COMMENDED: Atlantis The Palm, Club Jumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Best Family Breakfast WINNER: Baker & Spice HIGHLY COMMENDED: MO’s, The Farm
Best Local Theatrical or Music Performance WINNER: Step In Time - Diverse Choreography & Performing Arts School Dubai HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Game 2015 Showcase - Hayley's Comet; Magic Phil & His Pirate Adventure Show
Best International Theatrical or Music Performance WINNER: Disney on Ice - Rockin Ever After & Princesses & Heroes HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Art For All; The Nutcracker - Art For All
Best Family Day Out WINNER: Ripe Market HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature, Winter Wonderland at Madinat Jumeirah
Commitment to Sport, Health and Wellbeing WINNER: Clark Francis Tennis Academy HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dubai Sports City, My Gym UAE
Parent Blog of 2015 WINNER: Tuesday's Child HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mum of Boys, Baby Drool
Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award WINNER: Becky Balderstone, Ripe Market HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jumana Al Darwish, The Happy Box; Nadia Wehbe, Baby Arabia
Special Recognition for Pre and Post Natal Care WINNER: Andrea Guy, Out of the Blues HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cecile de Scally, Baby Senses; Elizabeth Bain & Julie Mallon, Dubai Doulas
Special Recognition for the Education of Children with Special Needs WINNER: Dubai Center for Special Needs HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dubai Autism Center, Riding For The Disabled Dubai