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
Get along to the Mina A’Salam hotel to see turtle feeding at Dubai’s only turtle rehabilitation project. The project aims to provide a safe home to nurse sick and injured turtles back to health before returning them to their natural habitat as well as raising awareness of the issues facing the turtle population and the marine environment.
Free. 11am Wednesdays and 1pm Fridays. Al Muna enclosure, Mina A’Salam Hotel, www.jumeirah.com/turtles (04 301 7198).
They say the best things in life are free so let your kids unleash their inner monster at Mini Monsters indoor soft play where play won’t cost you a single penny between the hours of 9am and 2pm on Sundays and Tuesdays. If feel like letting loose while the kids play, you can even splash out and relax with a coffee and a donut for only Dhs20.
School and public holidays excluded. Off exit 42, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).
Amura Kid’s Club & Restaurant
Checkout Amura at Sofitel The Palm, a kid friendly restaurant offering a healthy and relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Kids Club, overlooking Turtle Island and with qualified supervisory staff kids can make friends, create fun projects using simple materials, learn how to juggle the Polynesian way, or play drums.
www.sofitel.com (04 455 6677)
If the kids need some help to relax and forget about the worries from school why not try out a yoga class. Posetivity have a range of classes available for different age groups from ‘mini vibes’ for ages two to five, ‘young vibes’ for kids aged six to 11 and teen yoga for those aged 12 to 18. As well as teaching valuable relaxation skills, positive thinking, trust, cooperation, anger management and confidence are also discussed.
Enquire for pricings, timings and locations. www.posetivity.com (056 343 1101).
Evenings and weekends
Jones the Grocer
If you’re eating as a family at Jones the Grocer with two adults buying a main course each, one child under 12 can eat for free when they choose from the kids menu.
www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 346 6886).
Unleashing Genius Program
All you nutty professors out there get down to Fun Square at Times Square centre for fun, interactive science workshops suitable for kids aged four to six years old covering chemistry, biology, life sciences, the environment, health, astronomy and nutrition. The program includes a science show, a full hands-on session for kids to experiment and Artful Science where students can create crafts related to the science concepts they have learned. Dhs1000 for a six week course. Weekly from 8th March.
Fun Square, Times Square Centre, www.nuttyscientists.com (056 172 2716).
Prime Dubai Mums
Calling all mumpreneurs. Get down to Zabeel Park on the first Friday of every month for an opportunity to meet likeminded mums, potential business partners and clients As well as being a great business opportunity, the environment is also kid friendly so you don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after the kids while you put your plans for world domination into place.
Dhs5 park entry, Dhs300 for 2.2m table with tablecloth and chair to present your business ideas/products. The first Friday of every month. 2pm to 7pm. Between gate one and two, Zabeel Park. www.prime-dubai.com (050 2512 480).
The Oberoi Easter Brunch
For a fun family Easter themed brunch head over to The Oberoi Nine7one restaurant for the usual array of international cuisine from Arabic, Asian and western options but also featuring an Easter treasure hunt for kids and Easter Bunnies cooking class for kids.
From Dhs295 for adults, Dhs150 for kids aged six to twelve and kids under six go free. 12.45pm to 3.30pm. www.oberoihotels.com (04 444 1407).
Without the kids
The Spa at The Address, Dubai Mall
Make a break for it and get away from the madness of the kid’s Easter celebrations with a relaxing spa package. Choose from two packages: Dhs799 for the 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage, 30 minute Baleneotherapy with an Eye Treatment, plus bespoke gift or Dhs599 for the 30 minute Back and Neck Massage, 30 minute Green Tea Facial, and pool access package.
Until 30th April. The Address, Dubai Mall, www.theaddress.com (04 438 8888).
Salt room therapy
Visit the first salt room in the UAE to banish your stress, relax and treat allergies and respiratory conditions in one go with this 100 percent natural, drug free treatment. There are three different rooms, each tailored to fit different needs. Each room is designed from natural, pure salt which is smooth, free of bacteria and equipped with therapeutic lights and meditation tunes to calm and soothe your soul. Sessions last 40 minutes for adults and 20 minutes for children.
Cluster F, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.firstsaltroom.com (052 899 8744).
Lava shell massage
Check out the new addition to Tips & Toes menu which uses sanded and polished natural tiger striped clams. The shells naturally release calcium ions which are transferred to your skin during the massage and help to firm and regenerate skin. As well as releasing stress and tension, the hot shells also help to improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
Dhs320 for a 75 minute massage. www.tipsandtoes.com (04 399 0550).
Step out without the kids for some grown up time at Toko Dubai enjoying a brunch featuring modern but authentic Japanese cuisine using premium produce, incorporating Japanese culinary techniques and creative flair. Executive Chef Ben Orpwood and his team have created an array of innovative and unique dishes that are sure to impress.
From Dhs265 per person. 12.00 to 4pm, every Friday. www.toko-dubai.com (04 442 8383).