Take your child (and their friend) on a wallet-friendly day out.
Fun City every Monday
All Fun City branches are currently running the Dhs1 per ride Mega Monday’s promotion which means kids who love all things beepy can literally do their worst and not punch a hole in your pocket at the same time. It you’re out with a pair of ‘ride junkies’ set a limit of Dhs30 per child – and that should keep them happy for at least an hour and a half. Then you still have Dhs40 left for their food. A healthy sandwich each – or perhaps even a fast-food meal with a toy included, as well as a coffee for you, is an option. Deal applies to all Fun City branches in the UAE.
www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).
Funky Monkeys Playland
Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road above Safestway Supermarket, Funky Monkeys Playland is a jungle mania-themed concept where energetic kids can go wild. There’s a huge play area on site packed with slides, soft balls and lots of other activities and attractions that will easily keep the kids occupied for an hour. Entrance for one hour of play is Dhs30 per child and there’s a café onsite where you can sit back and enjoy a coffee. Or if the kids are hungry afterwards, a kiddie meal of nuggets and fries is Dhs10 and a carton of juice is Dhs10, bringing you up to your total budget of Dhs100.
Magic Planet every Tuesday
Our personal favourite for little ones is the Mirdif City Centre branch, but don’t forget the ones in Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre too. Every Tuesday, kids get 50 percent off all rides and games, so Dhs50 of credit on your Magic Planet swipe card equals Dhs100 worth of fun. That’s enough to ensure they have a reasonable amount of time on all the rides, which include a ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, heaps of ride-on gizmos and video games for older kids. Once they’ve had their fill, stop off at the food court. We rate the London Fish because from 12pm-4pm, Sun-Thurs, all meal items cost just Dhs20.
www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).