Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2018 winners revealed

We recognise the top family places, businesses, brands and more 

Ever since we launched the Kids’ title back in 2006, UAE parents – whom we think are among the coolest on the planet – have been our utmost priority.

Every month, we provide them with an intelligent guide to parenting. We look to find our readers the best-value deals, most impressive entertainment, helpful expert advice and plenty – and we mean plenty – more (we’re awesome like that).

Keeping the kids entertained can be more of a challenge than cleaning the windows of the Burj Khalifa while feeding a bibless toddler spaghetti and not spilling – yes, it’s that hard. Luckily, parents have us to rely on for that never-ending mission. We retain their trust by providing only the most up-to-date, helpful, time and money-saving information.

To offer even more to the discerning Dubai parent, we launched the awards in 2013, which we see as Dubai’s parental super watchdog, always on the lookout.

It’s our independence that makes us different. Our awards have absolutely no advertiser influence, external nominations or public vote. Instead, our editors and experts spend their entire year trying and testing the best of Dubai, observing and taking notes on what parents and kids are loving the most.

From there, and based on everything we’ve seen on the ground in the hectic-yet-rewarding world of mums and dads, we deliver our verdict for you and your family. You’re in for a treat as, this year, we’ve also broadened our Best Theme Park, Best Waterpark and Best Family Hotel categories to include the rest of the UAE, too.

So, for the fifth time, we reveal which people, places and experiences we've deemed all-round spectacular. You’re going to want to see what we have in store for you.

RETAIL

Best Kids’ Store

WINNER
Babyshop
Loved by mums-to-be as well as new mums, Babyshop provides a massive, calm space to go in and search for all of those somethings for the littlest someones.
Various locations across the UAE, including Dubai Festival City Mall (04 288 0821); World Trade Centre Mall, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, Abu Dhabi (02 665 2327), www.babyshopstores.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED 
Mamas & Papas
Whether you’re a first-time parent, you’ve done it all before or you’re looking to treat someone, Mamas & Papas has got everything you need, from clothing and strollers, to car seats and bathtime goodies.
Various locations across the UAE, including The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai (04 339 9481); Al Wahda Mall, Old Airport Road, Abu Dhabi (02 443 7273), www.mamasandpapas.ae.

Mothercare
Mothercare stocks practical products for mums-to-be, babies and children up to the age of eight. Having started selling pushchairs, nursery furniture and maternity clothing when it opened in 1961, it now offers kids' clothing, feeding gear and more. Talk about a one-stop shop for mamas. 
Various locations across the UAE, including Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 419 0521); Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi (02 695 2753), www.mothercare.ae.  

Best Online Kids’ Store

WINNER
Mumzworld

The ever-popular website continues to be a hit with Dubai families looking to shop the fastest, most convenient products of all types. Mumzworld’s prices are competitive, its range of child-centric offerings impressive and they continue to deliver great service, especially when it comes to quick deliveries.
www.mumzworld.com.

HIGHY COMMENDED
Babysouk

Still a go-to for mums, Babysouk is an online baby store providing a large variety of products including strollers, carriers, slings and much more. Baby shopping has never been easier.
www.babysouk.com

Sprii
Making mums' lives as breezy as possible, this platform offers thousands of well-known brands to help mamas bloom during pregnancy, plus baby essentials and more.
www.sprii.ae

Best Maternity Retailer

WINNER
Destination Maternity

This US import is a well-established hit with mums in the city, who know they can pick out designer maternity wear from brands all over the world for just about every occasion their bump may need.
Various locations across the UAE, including Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai (04 330 8460); Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi (02 552 1924),
www.destinationmaternity.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
H&M

The high-street retailer is popular with younger mums, stocking trendy maternity clothes from leggings and jackets to nursing bras and skinny jeans. Cool maternity wear? Bring it on.
Various locations across the UAE, including Mirdif City Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 231 6646); Abu Dhabi Mall, Tourist Club, Abu Dhabi (02 269 58101), www.ae.hm.com.

Mums & Bumps
The key to dressing stylishly during pregnancy is to pick out trends you like and adapt them to your new gorgeous body – and Mums & Bumps, the largest online maternity store in the Middle East, is a one-stop shop that’s been helping mums-to-be feel confident and prepared for the journey ahead.
www.mumsandbumps.com.

Best Toy Store

WINNER
Hamleys

Enter a world of joy and wonder – if we dare say, for both kids and adults. Over the squeaking, bleeping, whizzing and chiming of toys, you hear little ones laughing excitedly as they goggle at the sheer choice of Hamleys toys and games.
Various locations across the UAE, including The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai (04 339 8889); Al Raha Mall, Channel Street, Abu Dhabi (02 674 2043), www.hamleys.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Early Learning Centre (ELC)

ELC helps children grow into happy, self-confident individuals with fantastic toys that help them develop vital skills, get off to the best possible start and have tremendous fun.
Various locations across the UAE, including The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai (04 339 9812); Haza Bin Zayed the 1st Street, Abu Dhabi (02 443 7103), www.toyschool.com.

The Toy Store
This store stocks toys and games that kids know and love – from Disney, Marvel, LEGO and Barbie, to Paddington and Sylvanian Families, they also have the latest ranges in the world of children's play.
Various locations across the UAE, including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai (04 344 7828); Yas Mall, Yas Island
(02 491 9072), www.thetoystore.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

Best Kids’ Entertainment Centre

WINNER
BOUNCE

Adventurous kids and parents will find themselves smiling at BOUNCE's free-jumping galore. A huge indoor playground filled with wall-to-wall trampolines and circus-grade padding, BOUNCE is a favourite for parties too.
Building 32, Al Quoz 1, Dubai (04 3211 400); Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Magic Planet

Challenge yourself to scamper up an eight-metre climbing wall, or go high above the mall. Or, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, then give one of Magic Planet's thrilling amusement rides a whirl.
Various locations across the UAE, including City Centre Mirdif (04 231 6257); Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi
(04 231 6271), www.magicplanetmena.com.

Mattel Play! Town
A magical, safe and interactive indoor “eduplay” attraction for kids aged between two to 10, Mattel’s haven is themed around five of the most popular children’s characters, Barney, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam.
City Walk, Al Safa, Dubai, www.playtowndubai.com (800 637227).

Best Kids’ Edutainment Centre

WINNER
OliOli
This children’s museum is passionate about positive play and the power of imagination. With eight galleries and more than 40 exhibits inspired by the work of leading educators, artists and development psychologists, it’s an interactive adventure that stimulates a child’s body and mind.
OliOli Building, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, www.olioli.ae (04 702 7300).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dig It

A play space that’s based on a real-life construction site, kids can dig, move, tunnel, climb, build and create here. They can also drive a remote controlled truck, pilot a mechanical arm and even try out a full-size digger while building their skills.
The Springs Souk, Springs Community, Dubai, www.digitdubai.com (04 438 4479).

The Green Planet
Imagine a rain forest right in the heart of Dubai, with colourful flora and exotic fauna all existing in an ecosystem expertly put together by botanists, zoologists and scientists. The Green Planet staff's knowledge on every living detail within makes this very special.
City Walk, Dubai (04 317 3999).

Best Soft Play Venue

WINNER
Cheeky Monkeys

You probably know this one: a soft play area where the kids can disappear for hours on end (while you enjoy a coffee and chat in the airy seating area and coffee dock), this is a space that never gets old. There is plenty to keep everyone, from toddlers to tweens, entertained for a super-active play date.
Various locations across the UAE, including Al Barsha Mall, Barsha 2, Dubai (04 385 0875); Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi
(02 449 3555), www.cheekymonkeys.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Extreme Fun

This happy and friendly play centre is for both children and parents, and caters to little ones aged zero to 12. It’s extreme fun and even better good value. The usual soft play, as well as fun zones and craft areas, can be found along with a café for adults. The venue is colourful, cheeful and full of soft play, particularly for tiny ones.
Various locations across Dubai, including Union Coop Supermarket, Jumeirah 1, www.extremefun.ae (04 388 8086).

Kids HQ
This soft play venue has everything to keep little ones amused, complete with trampolines, slides, mazes to get lost in and tunnels to climb through. Not only that, the owner is constantly looking at ways to enhance the experience, so it’s not only the kids who get a workout. The team are always on hand to entertain the kiddos so that mum can get some work done, have a coffee or simply relax. It's a true HQ for the kids, just like the real deal. It's Dubai's truly huge soft play area, perfect for playdates and long play-filled afternoons.
Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, Dubai, www.kidshq.ae (04 379 4233).

Best UAE Theme Park

WINNER
motiongate Dubai

This theme park is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts and brings together three Hollywood studios. If you haven’t been yet, expect 27 immersive rides and attractions, live entertainment experience, themed restaurants and retail outlets featuring everyone’s favourite characters including The Smurfs – who have their own village.
Motiongate, Dubai Parks and Resorts, www.motiongatedubai.com (800 262 9464) .

HIGHLY COMMENDED
LEGOLAND Dubai

You can’t help but smile as you wander the streets where “everything is awesome”. From visiting the buildings of the world at mini-land to scaling new heights on the Dragon roller coaster, you'll never want this day to end.
LEGOLAND, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.com (04 820 3123).

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
The whole theme park experience is broken down into several interactive stories, all revolving around you. Whether it’s joining Batman on his mission to save the soul of Gotham City or helping Scooby-Doo foil yet another baddie, you won’t be short of things to keep you entertained.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, www.wbworldabudhabi.com (02 612 9333).

Best UAE Waterpark

WINNER
LEGOLAND Water Park Dubai

Aqua fun for the whole family is guaranteed at this water park where the rides are great and sun always shines. The Joker Soaker kids’ area has the perfect amount of tumbling buckets of water, and with 20 water slides throughout the park to enjoy, there's no excuse not to get wet.
Dubai Parks And Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.com (04 820 3123).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Aquaventure Waterpark

Fun for all ages, this park has a huge array of places to slip and slide with varying levels of terror – not least the ride where you slide down a tube surrounded by sharks. The shaded kids’ area is a winner as little pirates battle it out with soakers and the gigantic water tipping bucket adds to the mayhem.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

Yas Waterworld
The park is divided into four thrill levels: Adrenaline Rush, Exciting Adventure, Moving and Grooving and, finally, Young Fun. The Tot’s Playground is a popular spot for parents with tiny ones who are looking to splash about.
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com (600 51 1115).

Best Party Venue

WINNER
Mattel Play! Town

Mattel Play! Town gives parents some serious time back by giving them one less thing to worry about. Kids aged three to ten will be worn out after meeting their favourite characters all while making new friends, and a few new memories along the way.
City Walk, Al Safa, Dubai, www.playtowndubai.com (800 63 7227).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
BOUNCE

Parties here are known to be a hoot. Kids get to enjoy fun-filled games, free-jumping mayhem and a dedicated party room with food and cake. Plus, a host will guide the family through the action, which includes dodgeball, slam dunk, free jump and more.
Building 32, Al Quoz 1, Dubai (04 3211 400); Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae.

Dubai Bowling Center
DBC, Al Quoz’s new entertainment hub, spans over 7,000 square metres. Its Party Time programme offers events in the UAE’s only magnet-wall hall, which transforms into whatever theme the kids are in the mood for. There’s also an LED dancefloor.
Al Quoz 1, Meydan Road, Dubai, www.bowlingdubai.com (04 339 1010). 

Best Theatrical/Music Event

WINNER
Disney On Ice, Passport to Adventure Adventure by Sport & Entertainment Solutions at Dubai World Trade Centre
Kids built a snowman with Anna and Elsa from Frozen and The Little Mermaid's princess managed a full song before evil Ursula tricked her into trading her voice for a pair of human legs. A 39-strong cohort of unbelievably talented skaters answered all our questions through their mesmerising performances, blowing us away with Disney tales.
www.disneyoniceme.com

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Paw Patrol LIVE! by Spin Master at Mall of the Emirates

Fans got their paws on PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, which brought everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for a show based on the hit animated Nickelodeon TV series.
www.pawpatrollive.com

STICKMAN by Popular Productions at Madinat Theatre
We caught the misadventures of Stick Man in this heart-warming (and hilarious) show, based on the book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This show was packed full of puppetry, songs, live music, funky moves and so much more.
www.stickmanlive.com

Special Recognition 

Inspiring Kid of the Year
Lynn Ziad, a Lebanese schoolgirl, experiences episodes that make her feel like her hands, feet and head are on fire – an unbearable burning pain caused by a rare genetic disorder. Erythromelalgia is the cause of this burning sensation, a disease that baffles many doctors who are often at a loss as how to treat it. Reading is an escape for the bubbly young girl and she started her own library for neighbours and the community to encourage other children to read, and learn more about her condition. Ziad and her mother launched an inspiring campaign – #RedHandChallenge – to raise awareness of EM.

Food and Hospitality

Best Family Restaurant/Café

WINNER
Carluccio’s

Tonnes of “kids eat free” offers, an Italian cuisine menu for little ones and more make this restaurant a favourite. Kids also get an activity page filled with colouring games, Sudoku and more to keep them entertained until the food arrives.
Various locations across the UAE, including Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Rebat Street, Dubai (04 256 7440); Eastern Mangroves Residences, Eastern Ring Rd, Abu Dhabi (02 441 3814), www.carluccios.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Maison Mathis

Maison Mathis is a European-style café that’s perfect for those mummy mornings. The setup comprises a terrace area that overlooks the golf course. There’s space for kids to run, plus a playground with a climbing frame and slides.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Emirates Road, Dubai, www.mm-argc.com (04 450 1313).

The Irish Village
Good food, friendly staff and an unpretentious attitude, this is just what parents love about this place. There’s an absolutely massive outdoor area, which is great for the kids to play around, a bouncy castle and many activities on weekends.
Al Garhoud, Dubai (04 239 5000).

Best Family Brunch

WINNER
Mazina, Address Dubai Marina

Whether it’s Pirates and Mermaids as hosts, or other much-loved kids’ characters, this restaurant’s themed brunches are the ultimate fun fest for families. Through five lively show kitchens, Mazina serves an eclectic variety of Asian, Arabic and European dishes, from Cantonese wok to rotisserie grill, all cooked in front of guests.
Al Marsa street, Dubai Marina, www.addresshotels.com (04 423 8888). 

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Geales, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

Located in Le Royal Méridien’s beach resort, Geales’ all-white outdoor seating exudes weekend fun and holiday vibes. The plethora of engaging activities from face-painting to bouncy castles, plus the fact that kids under 12 dine free, make this a winning venue for mums and dads.
Al Mamsha Street, Dubai, www.marriott.com (04 399 5555).

Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis The Palm
After nearly nine years on Dubai’s dining scene, Ronda Locatelli is still a family favourite on the city’s dining circuit. Kids play, paint, make pizza and eat ice cream while parents savour some of the best Italian dishes in town.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

Best Family Beach Resort

WINNER
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

Family day at Le Royal Méridien means relishing in the sunshine while enjoying acres of green grass and beautiful beaches. There are multiple temperature-controlled swimming pools and a Kids Club, which offers endless hours of fun, exploration and learning for young minds.
Al Mamsha Street, Dubai, www.marriott.com (04 399 5555).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Club Joumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

Two pools and a private beach, peacocks strutting about, numerous watersports and activities – this beach resort has lots for the family to do, and then some. At the kids’ club, they can step into an amazing play space inspired by the underwater world, enjoy a soft play area, splash about on slides, then maybe catch a movie before bedtime.
Jebel Ali, Dubai, www.jaresortshotels.com (04 814 5555). 

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach hotel is much cheaper than most resorts on the Palm, but just as good. It’s got a modern city feel, with an outdoor pool that Dubai families love to visit. Their Amura Kids Club is a spot where youngsters can make friends and stay entertained with a variety of games and activities – and there’s a cinema too.
The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com (04 455 6677).

Best UAE Family Hotel

WINNER
Atlantis The Palm

We can’t say we’re surprised the kids love this property. This hotel’s massive waterpark, new splashing zone for younger kids, colourful interiors, family-friendly vibes, kiddie-approved dining and underwater showcases, have won it this coveted award.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts

A family hotel needs to have all sorts of key aspects to win one of our awards, whether that’s amazing service, food, amenities or more. Lapita has all of those things with bells on. Basically, it’s brilliant.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.marriott.com (04 810 9999).

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Mixing authentic Arabian hospitality with modern architecture and stunning sea views, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi is an excellent choice for a family holiday. It’s just minutes away from the city’s main attractions, while the Nation Riviera Beach Club features 200-metres of private shore and an infinity pool as well as a swim-up bar. The pirate-themed Treasure Island Children’s Club is open from 9am to 6pm each day, allowing parents to get some peace and quiet. For a relaxing dinner, head for The Terrace on the Corniche, which features global cuisine across a vast array of culinary stations amid splendidly opulent surroundings.
Nation Towers, Corniche Road West, Abu Dhabi, www.marriott.com (02 694 4444).

Sport, Health and Wellbeing

Best Competitive Sports Organisation

WINNER
Spanish Soccer Schools at Dubai Sports City Football Academy

Dubai Sports City's Spanish Soccer Schools teams dominate youth tournaments in the UAE with multiple wins and football celebrity-honed skills. Well, it is directed by Real Madrid star Míchel Salgado after all. Where can we wign up please?
Dubai Sports City, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.spanishsoccerschool.com (04 448 1555).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Elite Sports Academy

Specialising in football and swimming lessons for kids aged three to 16, Elite offers programmes that will benefit all levels of experience and ability. Football enthusiasts can test themselves in the Academy and competitive league squads, while those who prefer swimming can enjoy the learn-to-swim lessons or competitive gala squads.
Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, www.elitesports.ae (04 554 5916).

FitRepublik
They do gym activities, and much more than that. From CrossFit and martial arts, to gymnastics and aquatics, this gym will offer kiddies as much as mum and dad for a full family fitness experience.
FitRepublik Fitness Center, The Academies, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800). 

Best Kids’ Sports Experience

WINNER

BOUNCE
This play centre may just be one of kids’ top favourites when it comes to keeping fit the fun way. The trampolines are safe and, well, as bouncy as it can get, and staff have the coolest tricks up their sleeves.
Building 32, Al Quoz 1, Dubai (04 3211 400); Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
We Rock the Spectrum Kids’ Gym

Providing safe sensory experiences, this new kids’ gym has quickly become a favourite. While it encourages open play, We Rock the Spectrum Kids’ Gym also offers arts and crafts, fitness and lab classes for kids.
Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai, www.werockthespectrumdubai.com (04 343 2442).

XDubai Kite Beach Skatepark
This park was made for skaters, by skaters, for skaters – wait, did we already mention that? Set on the ever-popular Kite Beach, there are areas for different levels and age groups, it's a skater's haven in Dubai. Kids also have the most sensational parties in there.
Kite Beach, Dubai, www. xdubai.com/skatepark (056 831 2349).

Best Outdoor Adventure Experience

WINNER
Xpark Jr.
The latest in Dubai’s free play arena, XPark Jr. was launched by sports brand XDubai. This new natural playscape promised hours of fun designed to ignite kids’ sense of adventure through plenty of unstructured play for youngsters aged one to 12 – and the endless laughs that come with it. This is exactly what kids and parents found, and that's why it won the much-coveted award.
Kite Beach, Dubai, www.xparkjr.com (054 582 5561).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Aventura Parks

Filled with thrilling zip-lines and more than 80 challenging climbs, tree-surfing and rope-crossing activities, there really is something for all ages and levels at this park. It’s perfect for when the weather cools off, and there’s plenty to do indoors, too.
Al Khawaneej Street, Dubai, www.aventuraparks.com (04 288 3624). 

Challenging Adventure
We love this business set up by outdoor adventure-obsessed couple Mustafa and Lizzie Sahin, who are passionate about helping families explore, experience and enjoy the mountains, mangroves and oceans of the UAE. Their action-packed camps turn camping novices into real-life Huckleberry Finns who can climb, mountain bike, shoot arrows, build dens and slack line with the best of them.
Wadi al Khdaa, Ras al Khaimah, www.challengingadventure.com (056 665 1481).

Special Recognition for Pre- and Post-Natal Care

WINNERS
Amy Vogelaar and Jasmine Collin, co-founders and parenting educators, Love Parenting UAE

Amy and Jasmine set out to make parents enjoy the journey as much as possible through classes, workshops and events on pregnancy, childbirth and becoming mums and dads. Aiming to make the entire experience as positive as can be, mothers especially love their hypnobirthing and weaning sessions.
Visit www.loveparentinguae.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dr Yasser Nakhlawi, head of paediatrics, Al Zahra Hospital

Heading a department that’s been quite popular with mums for the past year, Dr Yasser’s dedication to bringing the best of the field to Al Zahra Hospital has contributed to incredibly fulfilling experiences for parents.
For more information, www.azhd.ae.

Mirna Sabbagh, nutritionist, dietician and International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners member, MyPediaClinic
We’ve been hearing Mirna’s name among mum circles and there’s a reason for that. Upon joining MyPediaClinic, the nutritionist gradually worked on transforming the way parents have been approaching healthy living. For more information,
www.mypediaclinic.com.

Best Parent Blog

WINNER
The Mothership, Helen Farmer

Helen’s warm, tongue-in-cheek writing style makes us feel like we live next door. Her blog gives readers a simple, yet fun, look into the life of a Dubai mums.
For more, www.themothershipdxb.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Khalid Al Ameri

His videos on family love have gone viral all over the globe. Khalid gives us a father’s perspective, and an Emirati’s, on bonding with the wife and kids, the blessings of parenthood and more.
For more, www.facebook.com/khalidalameri.

Seashells on The Palm, Edwina Viel
Edwina’s blog is a light, warm read that makes us feel as though we’re lying on a beach under the bright Dubai sun, with the kids running around and reminding us of just how perfect life here can be.
For more, www.seashellsonthepalm.com.

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award

WINNER
Halima Jumani, Kibsons

Most mums living in Dubai have used, or are familiar with Kibsons’ grocery delivery service. Halima’s baby has made it so much easier for families to receive wholesome, quality fruits, veggies and more.
For more information, www.kibsons.com.

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Camilla Hassan, Five Little Ducks

Camilla has just launched an online store, but Five Little Ducks has long been mums’ go-to boutique for baby and child products – and they have the cutest picks.
For more information, www.instagram.com/fivelittleducksme.

Louise Karim, Mums@Work
Louise is the managing director at this magnificent platform, which aims to help mums get back to work after having kids and being away from the workforce for some time.
For more information, www.mumsatwork.ae

Recognition for the Education of People of Determination

WINNER
Stepping Stones

Stepping up to address development delays in children in the UAE, Stepping Stones Centre offers evidenced-based practises to treat diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and Sensory Integration Disorders.
Al Razi Building, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, www.steppingstonesca.com (04 363 5433). 

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

Al Noor Training Centre opened its doors in Dubai in 1981, starting with only eight children. Currently, the centre serves more than 260 with a holistic programme designed to address all domains of development.
Al Barsha Road, Dubai, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Team Angel Wolf 
The Watson family’s son Rio was born with Q44 Deletion De Novo, a rare chromosome disorder that the family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of through a punishing series of massive races.
Visit www.facebook.com/TeamAngelWolf.

Time Out Kids Outstanding Contribution

Alexandra Sullivan

After 26 weeks of pregnancy, Sullivan lost her children. The mum then started a community called Little Angels - Love Through Loss, with the goal of offering support to mums who have suffered miscarriages. She gave birth to stillborn twins in 2011, and continues to run the group and help other parents.
Visit www.facebook.com/littleangelssupport.

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