This is a brand-new, family-friendly and flexible brunch option available on both Friday and Saturday between noon and 6pm. Trattoria’s weekend feast reads like the back of a Best of Italian Comfort Foods album. Dishes served to the table throughout your three hours (and four courses) include arancini, spaghetti carbonara, lasagne, panna cotta, tiramisu and build-your-own pizzas. (Not literally – just pick the toppings. Chill.) A solid family-friendly pick.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri-Sat noon-6pm (three-hour package). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (800 666 353).
Have a family pool day at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
This hotel in Dubai's JBR is one of the oldest on the strip and has a prime beachfront position and if you’re looking for a pocket-friendly beach, this is a top offer. From Sunday to Thursday it’s Dhs99, Dhs149 on Fridays and Saturday and free for kids 12 and under. Better yet, you’ll get the full amount back to spend on food and drinks.
Sun-Thu: Dhs99 (fully redeemable in F&B); Fri-Sat: Dhs140 (fully redeemable in F&B), free (12 and under). Open daily 10am-sunset. JBR (04 315 3854).
The waterpark at Atlantis The Palm has 50 percent off entry this summer. Day passes to Aquaventure now start at Dhs119 for adult and Dhs99 for kids. You can also get 50 percent off Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, The Lost Chambers Aquar-ium 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, with guests also bringing their own towels.
Open Thu-Sun 10am-sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantis.com.
New York-style pizza joint Motorino 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.
Daily. Open Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, www.motorinodubai.com (04 814 5590).
The world’s first freestyle terrain park, has reopened its doors in Dubai Festival City. BOUNCE-X is made up of loads of adventure-challenge obstacles, which are connected across two levels into one giant adrenaline playground and are sure to keep you entertained and active. Plus buy your tickets online to get a discount.
Open daily 10am-10pm. Dubai Festival City, www.bounce.ae.