Cook perfect pasta
Bring the little foodies to a fun cooking class where they’ll learn how to cook perfect fresh pasta. A Dhs50 voucher for the new back-to-school range is included.
Dhs145 for one adult plus one kid under 12, additional kids Dhs55. Wed 28, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Lafayette Gourmet. The Dubai Mall (339 9933)
Watch a magic show
Kids will be absolutely fascinated with the levitation, mind-reading and disappearance acts performed by The Illusionists, who are in town to woo with their impressive magic show.
From Dhs250. Daily until 7 Sept. www.tixbox.com (056 133 3268).
Speed at Dubai Autodrome
Sprogs with an appetite for speed will love this fun summer camp organised by Gulf Start Tea, which combines activities such as indoor karting sessions and racing competitions.
Until 5 Sept. 9am-1pm. Motor City. www.dubaiautodrome.com/summer-camp (050 429 4860).
Play at CoolZone
Take the brood to JA Ocean View Hotel’s new kids’ club, CoolZone – which boasts awesome activities for the little monsters.
Dhs160 for kids under 12, Dhs325 for adults including BBQ lunch. The Walk, JBR. www.jaresortshotels.com (04 814 5555).
Bring the little ones on an adventure to experience the underwater action at The Dubai Aquarium. We recommend going for the Diamond Package to watch the stingray feeding at 2pm followed by the shark feeding at 4pm.
Dhs90 (for adults and kids). Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-12pm. The Dubai Mall. www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).
Splash around at Aquaplay
Boasting a huge selection of water-based activities and games, Aquaplay is great if you’re after a water adventure within the comforts of a cool indoor setting. With games offering the opportunity to win iPads and phones, parents will have a laugh too.
From Dhs10 per ride. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat, 10am to midnight. Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com/aquaplay (04 231 6311).
Visit the spa
Treat yourself to a treatment at Sisters Beauty Lounge, which has tied up with Caboodle Pamper & Play to offer two hours of play time for the price of one – all you have to do is bring your receipt to Caboodle to avail of the offer.
For more information, visit www.sistersbeautylounge.com.
Get a free polish at The Cure
Spa time just got better; every Monday The Cure is offering a complimentary ‘Mummy and Princess Polish change’ so the little darlings can be spoiled with some pampering action along with the adults.
Every Monday. 9am-11am. Media City. www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).
Animal fun at Caboodle
Drop the little monsters off at Caboodle Pamper & Play to enjoy Farm Animal Tuesday, one of its weekly themed activities where the tykes are sure to have an amazing time of it while participating in an Old MacDonald-style farm adventure.
Dhs50 for one hour play. The Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).