Family fun in Dubai

Your little ones won’t be bored again with our weekly guide

Wednesday 21

Le Petit Palais
Kids can now play at Le Petit Palais for just Dhs50 for two hours instead of the usual Dhs80 for the first hour. C’est bon.
Dhs50. Sun-Weds 10am-noon. Ongoing. Galleries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 382 7333).

Thursday 22

Aquaventure three-for-one offer
With every ticket purchased to Aquaventure Waterpark, guests receive a free combo meal deal and admission to the beautiful underwater exhibits in The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Dhs250 per adult and Dhs205 per child. Daily 10am-sunset. Until July 24. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 0000).

Friday 23

Stand-up paddleboarding
Kids aged five years and above can try out stand-up paddleboarding every weekend at The Beach. Options include rental of stand-up paddleboard and express or private lessons.
From Dhs150 per one-hour lesson. 8am-6pm. Opposite Joe’s Cafe, Until June 7. The Beach, JBR. Register at (no number).

Endangered Species month
Check out Al Ain Zoo’s endangered species month. Visitors can learn about conservation through activities including ‘create your own mask’ and more.
Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 per child aged three-12. Free for kids under three. Timings vary. Until May 30. Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, (03 799 2000).

Saturday 24

Custom cupcake-making
This new community café and bakeshop not only serves freshly baked delights but offers different kids’ activity workshops every Saturday. This week, kids can make cupcakes.
Dhs20 per child. Sat 10am-noon, 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Mellow Yellow Café, Uptown Mirdif, (04 259 1500).

Ripe Market
Ripe Market has moved indoors for the summer. Head to The Courtyard where you’ll get all the usual community spirit along with fun arts and crafts and fresh foods.
Free. 9am-1pm. Weekly. The Courtyard, Al Quoz, (04 379 0441).

Sunday 25

Indoor BuggEfit
Previously held in Al Barsha, the regular outdoor class using your baby buggy for resistance will now be held indoors for the summer and moves to a different location. There’s no excuse not to bring your baby to exercise in the hot months.
Dhs50 per class. 9am-10am. Ongoing. Impact Studio, Motor City, (050 659 4376).

Monday 26

Mom-Me time at So Spa
Treat yourself to a spa treatment any day at So Spa at the Sofitel, Palm Jumeirah and get a Dhs100 discount as well as two hours free access to the Amura kids’ club for up to two kids aged four and over while you relax in the spa.
Treatment prices vary. Valid 9am-3pm. Until December 31. So Spa, Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, (04 455 6677).

Tuesday 27

Mommy’s Day Off at West 14th
Indulge yourself with some freshly brewed coffee and baked treats while your little one is entertained with activities in the Oceana kid’s club.
Dhs85 per person. 9.30am-11am. Daily. Ongoing. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, (04 447 7601).

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