Top family things to do in Dubai this week

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

Wednesday 3

Free dance week at James & Alex
James & Alex Dance Studios Kids’ Programme is jam-packed with a host of fun-filled classes and until September 11 you can try it out for free.
Free, suitable for kids aged two to 16. From September 13. Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, (04 447 0773).

Thursday 4

Birthdays at My Gym
Book your little one’s party at My Gym in Jumeirah or at the new branch in Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha during the month of September and get free balloon bending worth Dhs200.
Party packages at My Gym start from Dhs2,500 for non-members and Dhs2,250 for members. Until September 30. (04 394 3962).

Friday 5

Friday family brunch at Raffles
Raffles Friday brunch is back and it’s better than ever. Sit down in a bright and airy setting with the kids and enjoy an array of British delicacies including sweet treats.
Every Friday, 1pm-4.30pm. Dhs235 per adult (soft drinks), Dhs385 per adult (house beverages). Two children per couple below six years eat for free. Kids aged seven to 12 years eat at half price. Additional kids up to 12 eat at half price.
Azur, Raffles, Oud Metha, (04 324 8888).

New kids’ menu at Markette
The new kids’ menu at Markette in The Dubai Mall includes crunchy fish and chips, oven baked chicken fingers, fried chicken sandwiches and spaghetti meatballs.
Open Sun-Wed 9am-12am, Thu-Sat 9am-1am. The Dubai Mall (04 339 8173).

Saturday 6

Visit the Nutella store in Dubai Mall
Are your little nippers fans of the tasty chocolate hazelnut spread? If yes, all their dreams may have come true as Eataly has opened a Nutella bar at its store in The Dubai Mall. Serving crêpes, crostatina, cookies and bread all generously smothered in the nutty chocolate spread, it’s a treat that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Open daily, 9am-12.30am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).

Enrolment day at My Gym
Kids can enjoy a free taste of My Gym at its open house today from 10am to 11am or 11am to noon at Jumeirah and Al Barsha branches.
Prior booking essential. Open to non-members only (members may attend with a non-member family who has pre-booked). Jumeirah and Al Barsha, (04 394 3962).

Sunday 7

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a special afternoon tea at BookMunch. With savoury and sweet crêpes and tea served Mad Hatter Tea Party style, the kids will love role playing as much as they’ll love stuffing their faces.
Dhs158 for two people. Daily, 7am-10pm. BookMunch, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 388 4006).

Monday 8

Dhs50 all day play
Get the kids down to Mini Monsters for Dhs50 all day play. You can relax and enjoy the free wi-fi while the kids run riot. Dhs50 per child for full day play.
Open daily, 9am-8pm. Exit 42 on Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 341 4459).

Tuesday 9

King Croc Dubai Aquarium
Don’t miss the latest addition to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo – King Croc and his female companion. At almost five metres long, he already weighs the same as 15 fully grown men.
Dhs70 per adult or Dhs55 per child for aquarium tunnel and underwater zoo combo ticket. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-12pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 448 5200).

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