Dubai family fun in October

Baby massage, 3D Disney, bargain brunch and more


01- 03 Book a Penguin Pal at Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink for Dhs25, and take your unsteady brood for a fall-free turn on the ice.

04 Learn baby massage at the Health Bay Polyclinic. The four-week course starts today. Call 800 4272

05 LAST CHANCE! to register your gifted sprogs in the Bloomingdale’s kids’ talent contest, starting October 8. Email for more information

08 Get yourselves a free Roald Dahl book at Bookworm outlets at Park N Shop and The Meadows, from 8am to 8pm, today only!

09 Check out the Foundations of Effective Parenting Workshop at LifeWorks, 7.30pm-10pm, 04 394 2464

10 Get down to the Madinat First Group Theatre. The Jungle Book opens today.

11-12 Catch Shrek Forever After followed by Inception at 7pm at Movies and Munchies at Desert Palm Polo Club (04 323 8888)

13 The Lion King returns to cinema screens today – in 3D. Woo hoo! A classic must-see

14 Perk up your Friday with a trip to the Spice Island Brunch at the Crowne Plaza Dubai, Deira. Lots of entertainment for tots and top nosh (04 262 5555)

15 Grab an organic Ripe veggie box at the Dubai Garden Centre

16 Celebrate World Food Day by eating some top nosh from your RIPE box – yummy!

17 Take a stable tour at Dubai Polo Club, Arabian Ranches. Meet the horses and then get a fab breakfast at Epona Café (04 361 7111)

18-19 Check out the Encouraging Desirable Behaviour parenting workshop at KidsFIRST Medical Centre, 8.30am-10am, (050 552 9819)

20 Teach your baby to sign at a Baby Sign class at the Family and Friends centre at Dubai Marina 050 316 4025

21 Relax and enjoy your meal while the kids are fully entertained at Dubai’s most bargainous family brunch at the Mövenpick Deira (800 33472)

22-23 Don’t miss the Family Extravaganza day at Favourite Things, organized by Amanda’s Action Group. Lots of fun for all the family, email

24 Smile! It’s United Nations Day!

25 Tame those tantrums with a Positive Discipline for Pre-Schoolers workshop at LifeWorks. (04 394 2464)

26 Shuhb Diwali! Celebrate the Festival of Lights today!

27-28 Take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat at the Dubai Mall Aquarium. www.thedubai

29 Learn to bake Halloween goodies at cooking classes by run SIMPLEDELICIOUS in Mirdif. Sessions at 9am and 2pm. (050 396 0023)

31 BOOOOH! Get your scary costumes on and party – it’s Halloween!

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