Top family things to do in Dubai this week

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

Wednesday 4

Get along to Mina A’Salam to see the turtles being fed at Dubai’s only rehabilitation project for the reptiles.
Free. Wed 11am, Fri 1pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, (04 301 7198).

Thursday 5

Wild Wadi ladies’ night
Why not spend some downtime at Wild Wadi’s new ladies’ night. Run by an all-female crew, including the DJ, lifeguards, waitresses and security staff.
Dhs205 for guests 1.1m or more in height, Dhs165 below 1.1m. Thu 8pm-midnight. Until September 25. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim, (04 348 4444).

Friday 6

Kids’ brunch buffet at 365
If you spend Dhs200 per child when you eat at 365 restaurant, two parents can eat for free. Offer available every Friday.
Dhs200 per child (no age limit specified). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, (04 304 9000).

The Beach waterpark
Cool down at The Beach waterpark, an inflatable playground on the sea. There are slides, trampolines, ramps and even an ice tower.
Dhs50 per hour per child, Dhs60 per hour per adult or Dhs195 day pass for kids and adults. Daily 10am-7pm. Ongoing. The Beach, The Walk, JBR (no number).

Saturday 7

Atlantis dive discovery
Try the new Atlantis experience in the Ambassador Lagoon, suitable for kids aged ten and up. You’ll get a great introduction to the underwater world with a basic skills session before a 20-minute dive.
Dhs1,150. Daily 8am-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 1000).

Jones the Grocer
Jones the Grocer in Al Safa is now open and offering free meals for one kid under 12 on any day of the week when two adults eat mains from the normal or special menus, what’s not to like?
Prices vary. Al Safa store open daily, 24 hours a day. Ongoing. Etihad Travel Mall, Al Safa 2, (04 388 1038).

Sunday 8

Indoor BuggEfit
The regular outdoor class using your baby buggy for resistance is now held indoors for the summer.
Dhs50 per class. Sun 9am-10am. Ongoing. Impact Studio, Motor City, (050 659 4376).

Monday 9

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.
Dhs50. Sun-Wed 10am-noon. Ongoing. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 382 7333).

Tuesday 10

I am spa
Located at branches of Gold’s Gym – members can drop the kids off to a free fitness class and take the opportunity to use the time to pop into the spa for a quick pick-me-up.
Treatment prices vary. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-8.30pm. Ongoing. Spa is open to members and non members. Kid’s fitness classes are free for members. Gold’s Gym, Etihad Mall and Al Barsha Mall, (800 46537).

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