Beat the Heat at Caboodle
Kids will benefit from the educational and fun activities on offer at this ongoing summer workshop such as creating ice-cream models and flip-flop crafts.
Dhs70 for two hours including play time afterwards. Wednesdays in August. 3pm-7pm. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).
Watch a thrilling circuit act
With nearly 4,000 shows under its belt, Quebec-based circus act, Cirque Eloize, brings its dazzling show, ID, to Dubai. Don’t miss this exciting circus performance where 14 artists will take to the stage to showcase their break dancing and hip-hop tricks.
From Dhs150. Dubai World Trade Centre. www.cirque-eloize.com.
Bring the tykes to a family-friendly brunch at Nomad. There’s a brilliant dedicated ‘Kids’ Corner’, offering delicious treats like cotton candy and mini pizzas.
Kids under six dine for free, kids aged six to 12 get a 50 percent discount, adults from Dhs195. Every Friday.12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. www.facebook.com/JumeirahCreeksideHotel (04 230 8571).
Enjoy a high at iFLY Dubai
If you’re after a thrilling adventure, we recommend iFLY Dubai: an indoor skydiving experience that can be enjoyed by brave kids as young as five.
Dhs215. Sun-Wed, 10am-11pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-12pm. Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com/ifly (04 231 6292).
Watch the penguins
There’s more to the slopes, ski and snow at Ski Dubai, as it houses cute penguins who entertain with their swimming skills; a great experience for the whole family to enjoy.
From Dhs145 for adults and kids over three. Sun-Wed, 1pm-9pm, Thurs-Sat, 12pm-9pm. Ski Dubai. www.skidubaipenguins.com (04 409 4090).
Adventure at Fun City
Enjoy all the exciting activities at Fun City where you can avail of all day play at a bargain cost of just Dhs30 in the Play’N’Learn zone.
Sun-Wed, 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae.
Get to know the dolphins
Offering daily swimming sessions, Dubai Dolphinarium is a great place to interact with fascinating creatures. Don’t miss the performances where the seals and dolphins woo with their impressive skills.
From Dhs40. www.dubaidolphinarium.ae (04 336 9773).
Drop and shop at Creche Out
Drop the kids at Creche Out while you indulge in some retail therapy at the mall. With activities including arts and crafts, a playhouse and a fun climbing wall, kids will be kept amused for hours.
Dhs60 per hour. Sun-Wed,10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-12pm. Play Nation, Mirdif City Centre. www.crecheoutinternational.com (04 409 9100).
Visit the Animal Sanctuary
Home to rescued animals including porcupines, ponies, and many more – a visit to the petting farm gives the children a chance to stroke and feed cute animals, which generally always proves a winner in the desert.
Free. Donations welcome. Open daily. 9am-5pm. Sharjah. www.poshpawsdubai.com (050 273 0973).