12 family deals in January

Money-saving ideas for kids, families and parents in Dubai


Take a look at our regular pages of discounts, deals and ideas for mums, dads and tots to enjoy as a family, one-to-one with junior, or blissfully alone, morning, noon or night.

For The Kids

Two hours of play for two friends at Cheeky Monkeys
Dhs100 at Cheeky Monkeys will get you two hours of play for two little nippers. The activities at this huge play centre range from rock climbing to lego building to soft play in their playground, a kid’s gym, and unlimited arts and crafts in the arts and crafts garden. The kids can also get involved with the Cheeky Monkeys entertainment team and help with interactive activities like puppet shows, mascot visits, dancing shows and lots more.
www.cheekymonkeys.ae (04 385 0875).

BOGOF hour of play at Kidz Venture
Enjoy some kid-free shopping time while the little ones enjoy time with lots of games and fun at Kidz Venture. For the month of January they are running a great offer; buy one hour of play time and get one hour absolutely free.
Dhs60 per hour. No booking required. Kids below three must be accompanied by an adult. IBN Battuta Mall. www.kidzventure.ae (04 368 4130).

Kids eat FREE at Jamie’s Italian
Bring the kids for a slap up meal at Jamie’s Italian in Festival City or to their new branch at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The little nippers can eat for free weekly, Sunday to Thursday from 11am-4pm. The offer is running from now until the end of March 2014 so you have plenty of time to take advantage!
www.jamieoliver.com/italian/dubai (04 232 9969).

Mega Mondays at Fun City
All Fun City branches in the UAE run a Dhs1 per ride Mega Monday promotion every week. Kids who love all things beepy can literally do their worst and not punch a hole in your pocket at the same time! www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).

Evenings And Weekends

Mom and Tots time at Bean Machine
Every Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, mums and kids can get together at Bean Machine’s for ‘Moms and Tots’ time. Mums can enjoy coffee and a slice of cake for Dhs28, while kids will be entertained by the shelves full of toys and games. If you’re feeling peckish, Bean Machine serve breakfast, lunch and snacks every day from 8am-10pm.
First Level, Bay Avenue, Executive Towers, Business Bay. www.bmcoffeeshops.com (04 364 5535).

Baby and me time at KidzVenture
Enjoy some down time with your little bundle of joy at Kidz Venture in IBN Battuta Mall during their free play sessions. You can try your hand at some arts and crafts, have a go at the climbing wall or simply play with some of the many toys on offer.
Dhs30. Weekdays, 1pm-9pm and weekends 10am-10pm. www.kidzventure.ae (04 368 4130).

Dhs950 family photo shoot at HotShots
Fancy capturing some special family moments on camera? Hotshots are offering you the chance to do just that in January, for Dhs950. The 45 minute shoot with a professional photographer at their purpose-built studio will give you a minimum of 24 creative colour images, edited in black & white and/or sepia, all compiled on a High Resolution CD.
www.hotshotsdubai.com (050 428 3660).

Get fit for FREE with BuggEfit
Bring your baby to exercise with you in their buggy, and enjoy the workout that is especially designed for mums wanting to get fit. For a whole week commencing 12th January, you can attend as many BuggEfit classes as you wish absolutely free, courtesy of Mountain Buggy! Classes must be booked in advance to attend free BuggEfit week classes.
Classes available all over Dubai. www.purefitnessuae.com (050 659 4376).

Without The Kids

Body detox at Raffles
After the Festive season celebrations, get back on track with Raffles Spa’s Hydrating Body Detox for Dhs699. The 90-minute treatment starts with a dry body brush to exfoliate the skin, stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase blood flow. A detoxifying spirulina masque is then applied to the body, followed by a blissful head massage to ensure complete relaxation.
www.raffles.com/dubai (04 4314 9869).

2 for 1 Punch Strength class
The Punch Strength team is giving Time Out Kids readers two classes for the price of one in January. The high octane workout consists of boxing, strength training and heavy lifting exercises that ensure optimal weight loss for mums and dads.
Takes place at Sports City and 24 Fitness, Al Quoz. Call 050 946 7298 for timings.

2 for 1 massage at The Cure
Take a little time out in the new year and book yourself in for a stress-busting massage at The Cure. With two branches to choose from; one in The Greens and one in Media City and a 2 for 1 offer on all massage types for the month of January, how can you resist?
www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).

Ripe drive-through treats
Dubai’s Ripe Farm shop has launched a drive-through service offering freshly brewed RAW coffee so you can now grab a coffee while running daily errands. Located in Al Manara, the drive-through will also be offering lots of other wholesome treats including organic fruit, muffins and other options; perfect if you need to grab a quick healthy snack while you’re out and about.
Drive-through service from 8.30am-1pm Sunday to Thursday. www.ripeme.com.

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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