Family fun in Dubai

Sub-zero lunch, theatre for kids and more events for families in Dubai

Wednesday 15

Baby Sensory at The Change Initiative
Sign up for this award-winning programme where babies experience different activities that help with their physical, language and social development. It’s a great way to meet other parents and forge friendships too.
From Dhs90 per session or Dhs1,170 for ten sessions. Four class times available. Today, October 22 and 29. (055 112 6895).

Thursday 16

Have lunch in sub-zero temperatures Round up
the brood and take them for a lunchtime treat they will never forget. Chillout in Times Square Center offers lots of yummy food and hot drinks with a twist; they’re all served in their special ice lounge with a temperature of -6°C.
From Dhs75 (adults), Dhs35 (kids aged five to 13). Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, (800 2445 5688).

Friday 17

Build-A-Bear Make all the kids’ dreams come true by taking 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, The Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival City,

Bricks 4 Kidz This edutainment programme from the US teaches kids maths, engineering and architecture while they play with Lego bricks.
Dhs850 for one package of ten sessions for kids aged three to five, Dhs1,050 for one package of ten sessions for kids aged six to eight, Dhs1,250 for one package of ten sessions for kids aged nine and upwards. Thu and Sat 3pm-6pm. Bricks 4 Kidz, Dubai Knowledge Village, (04 277 6592).

Saturday 18

Art classes at Dubai Dolphinarium
Our Little Artisans is now offering art classes at Dubai Dolphinarium. Kids can make hand and foot model prints, their very own stained glass windows and lots more.
Dhs50 per hour. Suitable for kids aged one to four. Twice monthly – today and October 25 9.30am-11am. Contact Alison at

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. Suitable for kids aged ten months to eight years.
Dhs45 for one hour, Dhs75 for two hours. Cheeky Monkeys, First floor, Le Grande Marina/JBR (opposite Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa), (04 276 0011).

Sunday 19

New classes at Dubai Family and Friends Music Play and Art Play classes are available on Sundays and Mondays for various ages. Enquire directly for timings and prices.
Al Fattan, Dubai Marina, (050 316 4025).

Monday 20

25 percent off bikes at Toys ‘R’ Us
Families get an irresistible incentive to explore the outdoors with 25 percent off bikes for boys, girls and adults until October 25. A range of different sizes are available.
Toys ‘R’ Us, Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City and Times Square Center (04 341 8383).

Tuesday 21

Stick Man
One day while out for a jog, Stick Man is pounced on by a playful dog. Mistaken for an ordinary stick, he is swept far away and used for all sorts of things: from a flag mast to a cricket bat, a snowman’s arm to firewood (well, almost) Don’t miss this great theatre show for families.
Dhs140. October 21 to 25, Madinat Jumeirah Theatre.

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