Family things to do in Dubai this February: Pizza, pasta, repeat

All-you-can-eat Italian and Valentine’s fun for kids

Family things to do in Dubai this February: Pizza, pasta, repeat
The Lounge’s Bijou Afternoon Tea

Gems and tea
There’s a new treat-filled offering in town that the kids can enjoy with Mum. The Lounge’s Bijou Afternoon Tea is all about savoury and sweet delicacies in the most gorgeous of pastels. Almost too cute to eat. Almost. 
Dhs150 (per person). Address Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai (04 888 3444).

Mazina’s Bellisima Tuesdays
Address Dubai Marina’s new night serves up Italian family favourites including homemade pasta, a bruschetta station and traditional desserts.
Dhs179 (per person), half off (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under five). Tue 7-11pm. Al Marsa Street, Dubai (04 888 3444).

Animals exhibition at  Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Children’s Museum’s Animal Kingdoms exhibition showcases their representation in art history.
From Dhs30 (adults and kids above 13 years old), free (kids under 13). Until Jun 30. Fri, Sat 11.30am. Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, louvreabudhabi.ae.

Fairmont launches baby shower afternoon tea

Know a mum-to-be, but clueless over baby shower prep? Luckily, Fairmont The Palm will help you celebrate Baby’s arrival. An intimate gathering of a minimum of eight people, you’ll all be treated to an array of sugary treats and aromatic brews. The tea party also includes a themed bridal shower cake, tea-infused mocktail welcome drink and 50 percent discount voucher on 60 or 90-minute massages for each and every one of you.
Dhs165 (per person). Noon-6pm. The Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Cool after school
Tania’s Teahouse is running a “2 Cool for School” offer on weekdays, where two people get a main and tea or coffee each for Dhs100, and there are so many kiddie-friendly dishes to choose from including mermaid toast, Cheetos popcorn and more. Plus, there are board games for young ones too.
Dhs100 (per person). Jumeirah Road, Dubai, taniasteahouse.com (04 324 0021).

Get ready for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
Junior athletes can now sign up  for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. The biggest triathlon in the Middle East, the event will feature three categories, including the junior races, Mini 1km for five to eight year-olds, Kids Duathlon for seven-to-11 year-olds, Junior Triathlon Super Sprint for 12-to 15-year-olds and more.
Free (Family Fun Run), from Dhs95 (other races). Mar 8-9. Yas Island, abudhabi.triathlon.org.

Kiddies’ V-Day fun

Kids aged three and above can join in on all of the V-Day fun too at Falcon Kids Club, where they’ll take part in Valentine’s themed arts and crafts, party games, balloon bending, face painting and more. Little ones can also doodle all sorts of hearts and smileys on the drawing wall. Lots of little cupids coming home this month, it’s just too cute to handle.
Dhs65 (per child), free (in-house guests). Fri 14, 4.30-6.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Dubai (04 457 3457).

Ladies’ day at City Centre Mirdif
The mall’s Monday Sobhiya is back, where mums avail massive discounts from 10am to 3pm. Plus, the first 50 ladies who shop for Dhs500 get a pass for Little Explorers play area.
Sheikh Zayed Road, citycentremirdif.com

Swimming classes by the Burj
Fancy a swim in an outdoor pool with fantastic views or a semi-Olympic-size indoor pool? Speedo Swim Sqauds will be offering lessons at The Burj Club, including Baby Swim for kids aged three months to three years old which focus on building water confidence. Plus, training for young ones aged six and above on developing technique.
From Dhs90 (per person). Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3900).

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