For the kids
Zebra Crossing membership
Why not sign the kids up for a three month membership at Zebra Crossing? For the bargainous amount of the Dhs200 per nipper, the kids can enjoy unlimited access to the play centre, which includes an extensive soft play area and activities room, as well as a café where mums can chill and chat.
www.zebra-crossing.com (050 559 4943).
Falcon Juniors Kids’ Club
Packed to the brim with brand new play kit for kids, Falcon Juniors’ Club has something to appeal to every tot age group. From soft play and brick building to arts and crafts, video game and climbing frame action, plus soon-to-be introduced cooking classes, it’s the perfect spot to drop off the kids for an hour or two while mums and dads relax for an hour or two. Falcon Juniors’ offer one hour and three hour sessions or two, three and five day package bookings which include lunch and snacks for tiny tummies.
Dhs60 per hour, Dhs150 for three hours. Full day packages from Dhs405. www.fairmont.com/palm (04 457 3331).
Evenings and weekends
Become a member of the Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo, and enjoy unlimited entry to the aquarium tunnel and zoo, plus rides on the glass bottom boat for a whole 12 months! Kids who are crazy about life under the sea will love this deal, especially as it also means family and friends get a 15 per cent discount when visiting with them too. There are other discounts available to members, including reduced prices on shark dives, and the gift shop as well. But keep an eye on the website as the perks can vary throughout the year.
Dhs250 (for 12 months membership). Open daily, 9.30am 11.30pm. Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall. www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).
At a temperature of -6’C, it’s easy to forget about summer temperatures in this fun ice lounge. Just make sure to wrap up warm as its cold in there!
Dhs50 (for adults and kids over 12), Dhs30 (for kids 5-12), Free (for kids 2-4). Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-midnight. Time Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, 3/4th Interchange. www.chilloutatdubai.com (800-CHILLOUT).
Without the kids
Monday Madness at Tips & Toes
The summer is in full sizzle and there’s not much that can tempt us out of our air-conditioned sanctuaries, or is there? Tips & Toes have made it their mission to ensure summer is fun for all, so every Monday throughout August, mums can expect a generous 50 per cent discount off one specially selected service. Now if that’s not a perfect excuse to stretch your legs and head out to enjoy a little pampering for less, we don’t know what is!
www.tipsandtoes.com (04 399 0550).
Choosy Tuesdays at The Address
On Tuesdays, mums get 40 per cent off all 50 minute or more treatments at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina. It’s the ultimate excuse to leave grocery shopping until Wednesday, and to head straight there after you drop the kids at their favourite play centre. 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).