Disney character photo opportunties, tennis stars and a garden of wonder
Time Out UAE Kids staff
December 05, 2018 4:51 PM
Brunch at Flow Kitchen A whole new world? Get a new, fantastic point of view (Aladdin songs, anyone?) this festive season at a magical family brunch. Fairmont The Palm will be giving kids the chance to snap a photo with their favourite characters from the classic Disney movie. There will also be a buffet that’s filled with festive delights. A 1,001 nights? We prefer a good family feast. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under five). Dec 14, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (04 457 3457).
The Big Grill A free barbeque and grill festival is taking place at Yas Links this month. The Big Grill Festival is three-day event will feature local restaurants, masterclasses, competitions and a supervised kids’ park. Free. Dec 6-8 noon-11pm. Yas Links,Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasisland.ae/events/big-grill-festival.
Mubadala World Tennis Championship The 11th edition of the tournament is back and junior tennis enthusiasts will get to see their favourite players in action in a champion line-up. From Dhs100. December 27-29. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.mubadalawtc.com.
The Night Before Christmas Art for All is bringing The Night Before Christmas kids’ production to Dubai. The Yuletide extravaganza tells a beautiful story in a 55-minute show for kids aged three and above. From Dhs55. Dec 7-8. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai (04 304 2340).
Miracle Garden Meet Mickey Mouse and his friends this year at the world’s largest natural flower garden. With a new Disney Avenue, interactive kids’ area, floral castle, floating beds and more, Dubai Miracle Garden is back – and it’s as flowery as ever. Free (kids under two), Dhs40 (kids aged 12 and under), Dhs50 (adults). Al Barsha South, Dubai,
wagamama opens in Abu Dhabi Little noodlers (and big ones too) in the capital will find their Japanese favourites at the all-new wagamama, now open in Abu Dhabi mall. Veggie fans, we have some good news for you too as the restaurant has also debuted its first-ever vegan and vegetarian menu in the Middle East featuring over 20 plant-based dishes such as kare buroso ramen, vitamin-rich vegetables in a curried broth accompanied by shichimi coated silken tofu. There’s a mini menu designed especially for kids too. Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Maryah Island, www.wagamama.ae.
Have afternoon tea with a doll American Girl dolls have been quite the craze among Dubai kids recently. Little girls can now share an afternoon tea with three flights of delicious bites including scones, sandwiches and pastries, all in the classic whites and pinks, with their favourite. Time for a tea party. Dhs157 (adults), Dhs79 (kids). Daily 3pm-6pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai
(04 409 5999).
Flea market Just in time for Christmas shopping, the baby and kids flea market in Sheraton Abu Dhabi is a good place to find deals on clothes, toys, equipment, strollers, books and more. You can shop pre-loved items at much less than retail prices, and the kids will stay entertained at a dedicated area that’s been set up just for them. The next one takes place in two to three months’ time – so don’t miss it. Free. Dec 7, 1pm-6pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com (02 677 3333).
P&B launches new menu, fun freakshakes Smokehouse Perry & Blackwelder’s new, super-sized creations will fulfill any monster cravings you and the kids may have. This unicorn milkshake is loaded with candy... yes it is. Dhs65. Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai (04 432 3232).
Pregnancy yoga expert coming to Dubai Renowned pre- and post-natal yoga instructor Sally Parkes is coming to Dubai for a one-week course on pregnancy and mother-baby yoga. You’ll learn all about your body as a woman, and mother, and it’s perfect if you’re planning on working with expectant mums. Register by Monday December 31 to nab the early bird offer. Dhs6,100. Feb 18-24, 2019. www.yourpurebeing.com.