The weekend is nearly here, and with loads of attractions and activities now open across Dubai, there's plenty to do if you're ready to head back out there. From free meals to waterparks and more, we've rounded up five to things to do with the kids in Dubai this weekend. Staying in? Head to timeoutdubai.com/timein for more inspiration.
Looking to keep the kids busy and creative throughout the summer in Dubai? Tashkeel, Dubai’s centre for home-grown art, is now selling summer activity boxes that are suitable for little ones be-tween the ages of eight and 12. The boxes can be delivered straight to your door and have been designed to help children develop their creative skills through different themes. Each creative activity box costs Dhs275 plus VAT and the price also includes delivery.
Dhs275 (plus VAT). Jul 5, Jul 12, Jul 19. Jul 26, Aug 9, Aug 16. www.tashkeel.org.
Popular waterpark Wild Wadi is opening this weekend, Friday July 10, so splash around and have some fun. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 6pm with tickets starting at Dhs99 if you buy online. You can also get an Ultimate Wadi Pass for the summer, for Dhs297 for three months, until September 30, 2020. Waterparks are permitted to open across Dubai but must follow strict health and safety measures including sanitisation and social distancing rules.
From Dhs99. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi
The Time Out UAE Virtual Pet Show, in association with The Pet Shop / dubaipetfood.com, is here to celebrate the UAE’s most fabulous pets. Over the next six weeks the Time Out UAE Virtual Pet Show will champion all UAE pets, from cats and dogs to rabbits and guinea pigs. We’re even giving a shout out to the fish. We want you to send in your best photos and videos of your pet – and you could even win a prize from The Pet Shop. We have 12 categories for you to enter, so what are you waiting for? Think you have the prettiest pooch, cutest cat or one seriously gorgeous guinea pig? We want to see them.
Send your photos to email@example.com or tag us on Instagram @timeoutdubai and @timeoutabudhabi using the hashtag #topetshow.
The Mexican street food chain is offering free meals for kids, when adults order a main meal. So that's everything from burritos to tacos, quesadillas and more. Kids will get a main menu item from Taqado’s Mini Luchadores menu. The menu is comprised of mini burritos, mini burrito boxes, mini quesadillas, crispy tacos, and lots more for your Mexican food-loving offspring.
Prices vary. Until Aug 31. Various locations including Dubai Media City and DIFC, www.taqado.com.
Park Inn by Radisson has launched a ‘feel good day pass’ that gives sun-seekers complete access to its rooftop pool and gym, coming in at a bargain Dhs59. Open daily from 7am until 7pm at Dubai Motor City, the day pass is also completely redeemable on food and beverages at the hotel’s ven-ue.
That’s not all, as the family-friendly deal is only Dhs29 for kids ages six to 12, and completely free for kids under six. Bargain. For those looking for some time in the shade, the Park Inn by Radisson also offers a daycation, which offers full use of one of its rooms for Dhs120 – with check-in at noon and check-out at 8pm for two adults and three kids below 12.
Dhs59 (adults), Dhs29 (kids ages six-12), free (kids below six). Open daily 7am-7pm. Park Inn by Radisson, Dubai Motor City (04 249 4100).