Top family events this week

What to do with the little ones in Dubai

Wednesday 23

Your Planet Needs You
Experience what life will be like in the future in this new exhibition at Children’s City.
Dhs15 per adult, free for kids aged under two, Dhs10 for kids aged two-15 years. Sat-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. Until August 31. Children’s City, Creekside Park, Bur Dubai, (800 900).

Thursday 24

Chilli Crab Festival
Showcasing crustacean culinary delights from the Far East there is also a kids’ corner with face painting, computer games and a build-your-own burger stand.
Free. Thu 4pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 1pm-midnight. Until April 26. Souk Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheatre, Umm Suqeim, (04 366 6730).

Friday 25

Sharmila Dance Extravaganza
A weekend dance spectacle with head-spinning performances in a variety of styles including hip-hop, contemporary, street jazz, Afro jazz, reggaeton and Latin by Sharmila Dance School’s students and professional dancers.
From Dhs110 per person. Shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Until April 26. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 341 4777).

Baby Bazaar
The much-loved flea market is back. Due to popular demand it will be hosting its first ever two-day event on April 25-26.
Free. 9am-6pm. Ongoing. Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. (050 553 2048).

Saturday 26

Mommy’s Day Off at West 14th
Indulge in some freshly brewed coffee and baked goodies while your little one gets stuck into activities in the Oceana Kid’s Club.
Dhs85 per person. 9.30am-11am. Daily. Ongoing. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah, (04 447 7601).

Children’s International Film Festival
Check out the first Children’s International Film Festival where families can enjoy watching movies from 35 countries including shorts films produced by school pupils across the UAE.
Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 per child. Timings vary. Until May 2. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 434 5895).

Sunday 27

Mini Monsters
Drop the little ones down to Mini Monsters soft play area and let them run wild between 9am-2pm on Sundays and Tuesdays when play won’t cost you a single penny. Promotion not valid on school or public holidays.
Free. 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Mini Monsters, off exit 42 on Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 341 4459).

Monday 28

Fifty percent off kids’ meals
Children can eat at Tony Romas on weekdays and get 50 percent off with every adult entrée ordered.
Prices vary. Vaild 11am-11pm. Ongoing. Locations across Dubai including Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 331 3777).

Tuesday 29

Get over to KiddieVille for great value fun that all takes place in the soft play area.
Dhs25 per hour of soft play. Ongoing. Sat-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri 4pm-midnight. Locations including Al Barsha Mall, Al Barsha (04 455 7152).

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Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city


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