2019 Time Out Kids Awards winners revealed

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2019 Time Out Kids Awards winners revealed



2019 CATEGORIES

RETAIL
Best UAE Kids’ Clothing Store
Best Online Kids’ Retailer
Best UAE Family Leisure Store
Best UAE Maternity Retailer 
Best UAE Toy Store

ENTERTAINMENT
Best Kids’ Entertainment Centre
Best Kids’ Edutainment Centre
Best Soft Play Venue
Best UAE Theme Park
Best UAE Waterpark
Best Kids’ Party Choice

FOOD AND HOSPITALITY
Best Family Café/Restaurant
Best Family Brunch
Best Family Beach Day
Best UAE Family Hotel

SPORT, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Best Fitness Organisation 
Best Outdoor Adventure Sports Experience
Special Recognition for Pre- and Post-Natal Care

PEOPLE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Best Maternity/Family Photographer
Parent Blog of 2019
Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award
Recognition for the Education of People of Determination


CATEGORY

RETAIL

BEST UAE KIDS’ CLOTHES

WINNER
H&M

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mothercare
Next


SHORTLISTED
Cotton On Kids
GAP Kids
Level Kids
Monsoon Kids
Purebaby
Splash
Zara Kids



BEST ONLINE KIDS’ RETAILER

WINNER
Sprii

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Eggs & Soldiers
Mumzworld


SHORTLISTED
Babysouk
Elli Junior
Five Little Ducks
Little Wren
Martin and Ella
Mumz and Munchkins
Noah’s Garden



BEST UAE FAMILY LESIURE STORE

WINNER
Decathlon

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Adventure HQ
Carrefour


SHORTLISTED
ACE
Go Sport
JD Sports
Sports House
Stadium
Sun & Sand Sports
The Cycle Hub



BEST MATERNITY RETAILER

WINNER
Mummyista

HIGHLY COMMENDED
ASOS
Mums & Bumps


SHORTLISTED
Babyshop
Destination Maternity
H&M
Marks & Spencer
Nats & Jun
Next
Seraphine



BEST UAE TOY STORE

WINNER
Hamleys

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Toys for Less
Toys R Us

SHORTLISTED
American Girl
Back to Games
ELC
Klug Toys
LEGO
The Toy Store
Toy Corner


ENTERTAINMENT

BEST KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

WINNER
Air Maniax

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Hub Zero
Sky Zone


SHORTLISTED
Adventure Zone by Adventure HQ
BOUNCE
Dubai Bowling Centre
Just Play
Magic Planet
Ski Dubai 
VR Park



BEST KIDS’ EDUTAINMENT CENTRE

WINNER
KidZania

HIGHLY COMMENDED
OliOli
The Green Planet


SHORTLISTED
Children’s City
Cloud 7
Dig It
Fun Robotics
Little Explorers
School of Culinary and Finishing Arts (SCAFA)
STEM for Kids



BEST SOFT PLAY VENUE

WINNER
Cheeky Monkeys

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Extreme Fun
We Rock The Spectrum


SHORTLISTED
Fairytales
Funky Monkeys Playland
Kids HQ
Kidz Palooza
Kidz Venture
PlayPoint Dubai
Stay & Play



BEST UAE THEME PARK

WINNER
motiongate Dubai

HIGHLY COMMENDED
VR Park
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi


SHORTLISTED
Bollywood Parks Dubai
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Global Village
IMG Worlds of Adventure
LEGOLAND Dubai



BEST UAE WATERPARK

WINNER
LEGOLAND Water Park Dubai

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Aquaventure Waterpark
Yas Waterworld


SHORTLISTED
Dreamland
Laguna Waterpark
Splash ‘n’ Party
Splash Island at Blue Wave Club
Wild Wadi Waterpark



BEST KIDS’ PARTY CHOICE

WINNER
BOUNCE

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Kid’s Party Palace
The Happy Studio


SHORTLISTED
Be Bar Blow Dry Bar
Cheeky Monkeys
Just Play
Mattel Play! Town
OliOli
Splash ’n’ Party
The Green Planet


FOOD AND HOSPITALITY

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT/CAFÉ

WINNER
Maison Mathis

HIGHLY COMMENDED
LOWE, KOA Canvas
Reform Social & Grill


SHORTLISTED
Brambles
Bystro
Carluccio’s
Couqley
Jones the Grocer
PizzaExpress
The Cheesecake Factory



BEST FAMILY BRUNCH

WINNER
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Farmer’s Brunch, Bab Al Shams
The City Brunch, Hilton Al Habtoor City


SHORTLISTED
Al Bahou, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
BFF, Ibn Battuta Gate
Family Daycation Brunch, Lapita Hotel Dubai
Geales, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Mazina, Address Dubai Marina
Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
The Picnic Pantry Brunch, Crowne Plaza Festival City



BEST FAMILY BEACH DAY

WINNER
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah

HIGHLY COMMENDED
La Mer, Jumeirah 1
Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah


SHORTLISTED
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina
Club Joumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Club Mina, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim
RIVA Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah
Talise, Madinat Jumeirah
The Beach, Dubai Marina



BEST UAE FAMILY HOTEL

WINNER
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

HIGHLY COMMENDED
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts

SHORTLISTED
Emirates Palace, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLBEING

BEST FITNESS ORGANISATION

WINNER
My Sports Academy

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Diverse Performing Arts School
Dubai Tigers Rugby Club


SHORTLISTED
Desert Palm Riding School
DuGym
Elite Sports Academy
Hamilton Aquatics
ICC Academy
Spanish Soccer Schools at Dubai Sports City Football Academy
We Rock The Spectrum



BEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORTS EXPERIENCE

WINNER
Aventura Parks

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Surf House Dubai
Xpark Jr.


SHORTLISTED
Al Boom Diving
Challenging Adventure
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club
Wadi Adventure
Wire World Adventure Parks
Xtreme Wake UAE



BEST SPECIAL RECOGNITION PRE- AND POST-NATAL CARE

WINNER
Joanne Hanson-Halliwell and Lala Langtry White, Small & Mighty Babies

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Andrea Allen, founder, The Doting Doulas
Janice Aton, Lactation Nurse, Malaak Mama & Baby Care

SHORTLISTED
Amy Vogelaar & Jasmine Collin, co-founders and parenting educators, Love Parenting UAE
Dru Campbell, midwife, Health Bay Clinic
Eleonora Fornelli and Shereen Zarroug, co-founders, Belly Baby Mom
Elsa de Menezes Fernandes, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and founder, New Concept Clinic
Jennifer Kasirsky, Head of Maternity, Mediclinic
Jo Holt, lead sleep expert & quality control, Malaak Mama & Baby Care
Kirsty MacPherson-Wright, co-founder, Phoenix Rising


PEOPLE & ACHIEVEMENTS

BEST MATERNITY/FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

WINNER
Adele Major Photography

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Becky Clemson Photography
Stu Williamson Photography

SHORTLISTED
Blink by Laura McCone
Emma Staples Photography
Hotshots Photography by Charlotte Simpson
Marli Smith Photography
Natalie Robinson
Similitude Photography
Sophia Mattia Photography



BEST PARENT BLOG OF 2019

WINNER
The Mothership, Helen Farmer

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Just Two Mums, Megan Kelly and Rebecca Davis
My Wilde Tribe, Jeri Willmott

SHORTLISTED
Babynilia & Mummy, Behnoush Aghajanpour
Dubai Mother, Wahiba Esri
Katherine Abdeen
Khalid Al Ameri
My Little Loves, Helen O’Brien
Nadine As A Mum, Nadine Zein
Seashells on the Palm, Edwina Viel



BEST TIME OUT KIDS FAMILY ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARD

WINNER
Lily Kandalaft, Malaak

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Holly Hart, Neon Starfish
Sofi Chabowski, Eggs & Soldiers

SHORTLISTED
Charlie Barlow, Health at Hand
Dr Saliha Afridi, LightHouse Arabia
Geetanjali Kaul, TurtleCard
Hannah Curran, Pure Born
Hiba Van Dyke, Chubby Cheeks organic baby food
Jumana Al Darwish, The Happy Studio
Raquel Ramalheira, Martin and Ella



BEST RECOGNITION FOR THE EDUCATION OF PEOPLE OF DETERMINATION

WINNER
Riverston Children’s Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Stepping Stones
Widad Center

SHORTLISTED
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
Child Early Intervention Center
Dubai Autism Center
Dubai Center for Special Needs
High Hopes
Sensation Station
Team Angel Wolf
Tender Hearts Arena
Wilson Center for Child Development


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

Rana Akkad, Jad’s Inclusion


SPECIAL RECOGNITION – INSPIRING KID OF THE YEAR

Ruby Hamilton

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