Kids' calendar July 21-27

See the final Potter and meet Thomas the Tank Engine

Thursday 21

EDITOR’S PICK See the final Harry Potter flick
If you’re a Potter fan, book your seats now to make sure you don’t miss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It’s the final, long-awaited movie in the Potter franchise, and promises to tie up all the loose ends in the story. Will Harry manage to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort? But be warned: the movie can be frightening for young children, so is best for bigger kids only.
In cinemas across Dubai.

Cool off in the pool with movies in the moonlight What better way to start the weekend than with a communal family movie at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club? You can relax on an inflatable in the pool while munching on popcorn. Tonight’s movies are penguin classic Happy Feet, screening at 7pm, followed by Robin Williams in Jumanji at 9pm.
Dhs35 (adults); Dhs20 (kids aged four to 12). From 7pm. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).

Friday 22

EDITOR’S PICK Don’t miss West Side Story at Ductac
We love the spate of fantastic musicals that are hitting Dubai right now, and it would be a real shame if you missed out on this one – it’s based on the Shakespeare classic Romeo & Juliet. Set in America in the ’50s, Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story tells the tale of two warring gangs in New York City. The strife is intensified when Maria, the sister of one gang leader, falls in love with a rival gang member. It can only end
in tears. Expect lots of wonderful songs, and a real tear-jerking performance from the cast.
Tickets from Dhs135. 2.30pm and 7.30pm; continues until Saturday 23. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates,

Saturday 23

EDITOR’S PICK FREE! Thomas the Tank Engine show at Mirdif City Centre
Bust our buffers! Thomas the Tank Engine never fails to delight children of all ages, and this show is no exception. Follow the tale of Thomas, who saves Diesel from yet another misadventure, and is rewarded with a trip to visit 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.
Free. 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, daily until July 31. Mirdif City Centre,

Sunday 24

Pop out for some Snog frozen yoghurt
Snog frozen yoghurt is completely delicious and very healthy. When the weather’s so hot, what better way to cool down than with a generous serving? Made with prebiotics, organic milk, natural sweeteners (Agave nectar) and served with all manner of healthy fresh berries, we’re firm fans of this tempting snack. If your kids aren’t quite so much into fruit, they can always get a chocolate brownie topping instead.
From Dhs16. Open daily 10am-midnight. Mirdif City Centre.

Monday 25

Kids eat free at Toscana
Save your dirhams, forgo the washing up and enjoy a great family meal out at Toscana at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. This stylish Italian restaurant with an al-fresco quayside terrace serves a delicious array of tasty pastas and pizzas that will keep the little ones happily tucking in at the table. The offer runs every day until August 31.
Prices vary. Open daily noon-midnight. Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Tuesday 26

FREE! Chowder debuts at Dubai Festival City
Pop down to Festival City to see the stars of Emmy-winning US animated series Chowder live on stage. The television series, which screens 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 performance will feature the crazy antics of the character Mung Daal, along with music, singing, dancing, and interactive cooking.
Free. Times vary; continues until July 31, Dubai Festival City,

Wednesday 27

EDITOR’S PICK FREE! See Bob the Builder live on stage
Can he fix it? You bet he can! Bob the Builder and his handy, construction buddies are in Dubai this summer with a 25-minute musical titled Birthday Surprise. It’s Wendy’s birthday and Bob wants to arrange a surprise party to celebrate, but will Spud be able to keep it a secret? Kids can also join Bob, Wendy and Spud for a meet-and-greet session after the show.
Free. Daily 4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm until July 28. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha

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