For the kids
The Baby Garden
Whether you like it or not, your tiny tot is growing at a rapid rate. Make the most of their first few months of life by bringing them to a super fun class at Baby Garden. Each session covers sensory development, baby sign, music and movement and an introduction to messy play, which unsurprisingly, goes down a storm! Classes start from just Dhs35 per tiny tot and run at Extreme Fun, Motor City on Sundays and Thursdays, at Favourite Things in Marina Mall on Sundays and at Le Petite Palais in Dubai Mall on Monday and Thursdays.
Email email@example.com or call (0557189260).
Playtime at Peekaboo
The only play centre in the UAE to ‘go green’, this great kids zone for kids up to seven offers cooking sessions, karaoke, arts and crafts, puzzle time and dress up for just Dhs50 per hour, including all activities and Dhs20 for every additional hour. Tots aged 6-11 months can enjoy nursery rhymes and play time in the dedicated soft play section for just Dhs30 per hour, and there’s also a one-on-one babysitting service available if you need to drop them off for an hour or two.
Open daily 9am-8pm.The Village Mall (04 344 7122), Mall of the Emirates (004 347 0622) and Ibn Battuta (04 429 7949).
The Dad-o-lympics at Caboodle
The whole family is invited to Caboodle to celebrate the man of the house on June 15th and 16th. A fun-filled action-packed day of father/daughter or father/son games awaits, including The Barefoot Lego Gauntlet, Build the Tallest Tower Challenge, and plenty of arts ‘n’ crafts all for the special rate of Dhs85 for Dad plus one little one! There are games just for Dad too, including the “Daddy Parenting Skills Quiz” - which should be interesting! Plus he gets a free cup of tea. Bonus.
Dhs85 for Dad and one child. Sun-Wed 9am-10 pm; Thur-Sat 10am-11 pm. Caboodle Pamper and Play at The Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 3253367).
Evenings and weekends
Imagine a brunch where kids aged 5 to 12 eat for just Dhs25, kids under five eat for free and there is a fab kids playroom with a playstation and lots of games to keep them entertained? That’s exactly what’s on offer at Beachcombers Asian inspired brunch in Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Running every Friday and Saturday from 1pm-4pm, this is one food outing not too be missed. The desserts are fantastic too!
Beachcombers at The Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
We’re big fans of this one because kids under 12 go free! Yes, that means your mini band of tweenage termites can do their worst and attempt to demolish the impressive international buffet, at no extra cost at all. We’re talking Asian, Italian, Japanese and European fodder, as well as a deliciously huge dessert station, where you can get fantastic homemade ice creams. At Dhs195 per person for the driver’s package, it’s a bargain family brunch. Plus, there’s a bouncy castle, cupcake decorating and wii stations to play on too.
12-4pm, Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside. www.jumeirah.com (04 971 4 230 8571).
Without the kids
Perfect pins at The Cure
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, cellulite will just not budge, making ‘comfort’ a very unfamiliar word. No one understands this better than The Cure, who are offering two complimentary Super Slender cellulite busting sessions every time a pre-package of treatments is purchased in the month of June. For example, if you buy a package of four Super Slender sessions, you actually end up with six. Brilliant!
The Cure is located in Media City. Offer valid until June 30. www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).
Choosy Tuesdays at The Address
On Choosy Tuesdays, mums get a whopping 40 per cent off all 50 minute or more treatments at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina. We think it’s the ultimate excuse to leave the grocery shopping until Wednesday, and to head there straight after the school run. Afterwards you can relax and use all the lovely facilities too, including saunas, steam rooms and more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (04 436 7424).