It's the weekend and there are loads of fun things to do in Dubai. Here's how to keep the kids occupied this weekend.
Get a double pass for Dubai’s Laguna Waterpark and Green Planet
Laguna Waterpark has teamed up with The Green Planet to offer a two-park deal. Purchase tickets before September 30 and you can enjoy access to both at-tractions for Dh150. Book online and you can enjoy access to both attractions once within seven days. At Laguna Waterpark you can try out five differ-ent waterslides, lounge by the pool, try the lazy river and let the little ones run wild in the children’s zones. At The Green Planet you can explore the wonders of the rainforest with amazing animals, plants and birds on display across the venue.
Dhs150. Until Sep 30. www.lagunawaterpark.com.
Have a day out at 3D World Selfie Museum Dubai
Fancy having a lightsaber battle with Yoda this summer?Whatever you can think of, you can now take a snap of it at Dubai’s reopened 3D World Selfie Museum Dubai. The ‘trick art’ 3D museum has officially reopened its doors after closing down in March, and it comes with a new summer deal so selfie enthusiasts can save some dirhams. Until Wednesday September 30, entry prices to the huge museum are now priced at Dhs65 for adults (was Dhs95), Dhs35 for kids ages five to 12 (was Dhs50) and is free for little ones below five.
Dhs65 (adults), Dhs35 (kids ages five-12), free (kids below five). Open daily 10am-8pm. Near Noor Bank Metro station, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubai3dworld.com (050 987 6511).
Get a free kids’ brunch at BOCA
Head to this cool Mediterranean bar in DIFC for brunch on a Friday and kids under 12 dine free with every paying adult. There’s even a vegan option for plant-based diners.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs335 (vegan brunch), Dhs385 (house beverages), Dhs485 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC, www.boca.ae (04 323 1833).
Thinking of Mexican for your weekend family dinner plans? No need to lay out the table, as Dubai’s El Chapos Taco’s has a new family brunch worth checking out. The Los Chapitos Family Brunch at Studio One Hotel’s Mexican restaurant is launching this Saturday, and there’s plenty of activities to keep the little ones occupied.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs49 (kids ages seven-12), free (kids below seven). Every Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, www.el-chapos-tacos.com (04 514 5411).
Take a virtual tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s current exhibition
Louvre Abu Dhabi is back open and alongside the permanent collection, a digital tour of the Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West exhibition is now available so you can see what’s on display. The 360-degree tour costs Dhs50 per person and the English tours take place on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Arabic and Chinese language tours take place on Wednesdays.