Family fun in Dubai

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

Wednesday 8

Drama courses at Thejamjar
New drama courses are available for kids aged eight to 11 at Thejamjar, encompassing games, music and movement.
Wed 4pm-6pm. Until November 5. Al Quoz, (04 341 7303).

Thursday 9

Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kids is an edutainment program from the USA, where kids aged three to 13 can learn about maths, engineering and architecture while playing with Lego bricks.
Thu and Sat 3pm-6pm. From Dhs850 for ten sessions for kids aged three to five; from Dhs1,050 for ten sessions for kids aged six to eight; Dhs1,250 for ten sessions for kids aged nine and upwards. Bricks 4 Kidz, Block 13, Dubai Knowledge Village, (04 277 6592).

Friday 10

Ripe Food & Craft Market returns
Today heralds the return of Ripe Food & Craft Market in Zabeel Park. What better way to spend your Friday morning with the kids than picking fresh, organic, local fruit and veggies from the Ripe Stall? Around 150 vendors will be selling their wares, including artisans, foodies, designers, jewellers and musicians.

Contemporary Dance Dubai
This studio focuses on art, technique and choreography, running a whopping 16 classes a week for kids, teens and adults from beginner to advanced and professional levels.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, (050 949 5801).

Saturday 11

Art classes at Dubai Dolphinarium
Our Little Artisans is now offering art classes at Dubai Dolphinarium. Kids can make hand and footprint models, stained glass windows and more. Suitable for kids aged one to four.
Dhs50 per hour Today and October 25. 9.30am-11am. Dubai Dolphinarium, Creek Park,

Fancy a bit of air conditioned fun and excitement with the kids? Give Adventureland in Sharjah a go. The newly expanded and indoor family entertainment destination in Sahara Centre is welcoming residents and visitors. Dhs10 for rides and attractions, Dhs3 for kiddie rides and arcade games.
Adventureland, first Level of Sahara Centre, Al Nahda Interchange, (06 531 6363).

Sunday 12

Cheeky Monkeys opens in Dubai Marina
With branches already open in Etihad Mall and Mirdif, Cheeky Monkeys has branched out once more and opened its third venue in Dubai Marina. The new three-storey soft play area with natural light throughout has been designed specifically for little ones to exercise and strengthen their motor skills.
Dhs45 for one hour, Dhs75 for two hours. Suitable for kids aged 10 months to eight years old. Cheeky Monkeys, opposite Le Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, (04 276 0011).

Monday 13

25 percent off bikes at Toys “R” Us
Toys “R” Us is giving all families an irresistible incentive to explore the outdoors, offering customers 25 percent off bikes for boys, girls and adults until October 25. A range of different sizes are available from 10” up to 26”.
Toys “R” Us, Deira City Centre, Festival City and Times Square Center (04 341 8383).


Make all the kids’ dreams come true by bringing them to Build-A-Bear to create their very own furry friend, an experience the whole family will enjoy. Kids can choose accessories and sounds for their bears too.
Prices available in store. Build-A-Bear at The Dubai Mall and Festival City,

You'll still need to fork out a lot of dirhams to catch the beauty talk

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants


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