If you're looking for fun things to do with the family in Dubai this weekend, look no further.
We’ve rounded up five top ways to keep the whole tribe entertained – from a family movie night to free pizzas and more, it’s time to start planning the weekend.
Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm has reopened and you can now get up to 50 percent off entry. Day passes to the Dubai waterpark now start at Dhs119 per adult and Dhs99 per kid www.timeoutdubai.com/kids. You can also enjoy 50 percent off family-friendly attractions like Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and dive experiences. The waterpark has more than 30 rides for all ages, and the park will be open from Thursdays to Sundays, from 10am until sunset and must be booked in advance.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs99 (kids). Open Thu-Sun 10am-sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com.
It’s time to gather the gang and treat the kiddies to a super-tasty pizza – for free. New York-style pizza joint Motorino (which picked up an award at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020) is welcoming families and for every two main courses ordered, families can get up to two free pizzas or antipasti for the little ones. The offer is valid daily and no reservations are required so if you’re in the JBR area make a pit-stop here.
Open Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, www.motorinodubai.com (04 814 5590).
Enjoy a family movie night at the Dubai Hills drive-in
Reel Cinemas has opened a brand-spanking-new drive-in cinema in Dubai Hills Estate with an emphasis on family-friendly movies. Tickets are priced at Dhs170 per car of up to four people, with one cheese popcorn, one salt popcorn, one regular nachos, two chocolates, two soft drinks and two bottles of water included in the price. As for the current line-up of big family-friendly blockbusters, one screening will take place each night, with each movie starting at 8pm.
Dhs170 per car (up to four people). Daily 8pm onwards. Dubai Hills Estate, www.reelcinemas.ae.
Longstanding Italian restaurant Solo is running a new family-friendly brunch every Friday. Dishes on the menu include antipasti, carpaccio, pasta, pizza and fritto misto. The brunch is served sharing-style, and little ones can roll their own pizzas and pick their own toppings before it goes in the pizza oven too.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house grape and hops), Dhs349 (house grape, hops and mixed drinks), half price (kids aged 12-15), free (kids under 12). Fri 1pm-4pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha, www.raffles.com/dubai (04 324 8888).
Keep cool by the pool at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah in JBR is offering an awesome pool and beach day deal. It’s Dhs129 per person for pool and beach access with the full amount being redeemable on food and drinks at Wavebreaker, Mango Tree Thai Bistro or McGettigan’s JBR. Pool and beach access is free for little ones under five and Dhs65 for kids between six and 12 years old.
Dhs129 (fully redeemable in F&B), Dhs65 (six-12 years old), free (five and under). Daily 8am-7.30pm. JBR, www3.hilton.com (04 318 2582).
For more top things to do in Dubai for kids, teenagers and families have a gander here.