Dubai Summer Surprises 2011

Lazy Town, Mr Men, Bob the Builder and more must see shows

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July 1-2
LazyTown at Dubai Mall

Promising to be a big hit with kids large and small, the cast of LazyTown, including Sportacus, Stephanie, Robbie Rotten and Ziggy, have flown into our town to keep us all amused. Expect the usual antics (Sportacus and Stephanie outsmarting the evil Robbie Rotten) in the 25-minute show, with lots of singing and dancing and messages about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Woo hoo!

July 1-3
Mr Men Show at Dubai Marina Mall

Based on the original Mr Men and Little Miss books created by Roger Hargreaves, the show is set in Dillydale, where characters have their own specially-designed homes and where funny vehicles are abundant. Mr Happy decides to create Dillydale’s first dancing competition – the Dillydale Danceathon. Disaster strikes when Mr Rude and Little Miss Sunshine decide to put a song together for the competition and Mr Bump finds himself in the wrong spot. Ooooh – not to be missed!

July 7-16
Fantasia at Mercato

Mercato always gets into the seasonal spirit of things, and this DSS is no exception. As well as all sorts of performers, carnival events and musicians, there will be daily showings of Fantasia on stage. The exciting fairytale is a must for kids who love magic, mayhem and naughty magicians! From 4pm-10pm daily

July 7-17
Powerpuff Girls: Recycle Meltdown at Al Ghurair City

It’s a beautiful, busy day in Townsville – until the Townsville Recycling Plant machine breaks down! Without a recycling machine, Townsville will no longer be able to do its part to ‘Save the Planet!’ The pint-sized heroes, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, arrive in the nick of time to find that a non-recyclable item has got caught in the machine. No wonder it stopped! The Powerpuff Girls then set off to find the culprit.

July 17-27
Bob the Builder at Mall of the Emirates

Can he fix it? You bet he can! Bob the Builder is back this summer with a 25-minute musical titled Birthday Surprise. It is Wendy’s birthday and Bob wants to arrange a surprise party to celebrate. But will Spud be able to keep it a secret? Join Bob, Wendy and Spud in this exciting show, with meet and greet sessions afterwards.

July 21-31
Chowder at Dubai Festival City

Chowder, the Emmy-winning American animated television series on Cartoon Network, debuts in Dubai with this exciting and interactive show. Based on Chowder’s hilarious first episode – The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin – the show will feature the crazy antics of the character Mung Daal, along with music, singing, dancing and interactive cooking fun!  

July 21-31
Thomas the Tank Engine at Mirdif City Centre

Bust our buffers! In this fun and interactive show, Thomas, who saves Diesel yet from another misadventure, is rewarded with a trip to the new Sodor Search and Rescue Centre. But he gets separated
from the ship and ends up alone and
stranded on the mysterious Misty Island. Cinders and ashes!

Get sporty!

July 14-20
Kids Sports Championship – Dubai Festival City

With energy to burn and prizes to be won, Kids Sports Championships is a fun-filled series of sports activities for the sprogs this summer. Competitive, yet friendly, the event accommodates nippers of all ages. From baby-crawling races to dance-offs, three-legged shenanigans and many more surprises in store, kids can find their own sporting niche – or at least wear themselves out. 5pm-10pm daily.

Culture kids

July 14-23
Collectors Exhibition – Mirdif City Centre

This exhibition features amazing wares, artefacts, and record breaking collections of local, regional and international participants. From fashion and jewellery to coins and cars, and from the weird and wonderful to the elegant and beautiful. There is something for everyone to oggle at. 10am-10pm daily.

Mini fashionistas

July 28-31
Kids Fashion Week – Deira City Centre

Dedicated to young fashionistas everywhere, Kids Fashion Week features shows, the local catwalk stars of tomorrow, and all the coolest global kids’ brands. If your tots are fashion conscious, don’t miss this! 5pm-10pm daily.

Modhesh World

Open until September 10 at Dubai Airport Expo
We admit, we have a soft spot for Modhesh World. This is mostly because it’s big and air conditioned, and the little monsters can run wild, thus burning up loads of energy instead of tearing the living room apart. Of course, over the years it has expanded (and become pricier), but when your sanity is in danger of being trampled over, a hit to the wallet is a small price to pay. This huge indoor theme park has a large number of zones to keep them occupied. Visit the Modhesh Souk, arts and crafts, Lego, a book bazaar, an ice rink, a skate park, the fun fair and more. There are lots of inflatable bouncy things too – perfect for sorting out all the cabin-fever induced silliness. Dhs15 per person (children under three go free), Sat-Wed, 10am-10pm, Thu 10am-midnight, Fri 3pm-midnight.

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