Family fun in Dubai

Horrible Histories, World Children's Day, Ripe Market and more

Wednesday 19

Eat at Bystro
Newly opened in Al Manara, this restaurant boasts a kids play area complete with toys, mini tables and chairs and a brilliant menu for the little ones.
Near Crumbs Elysée and Jones the Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).

Thursday 20

World Children’s Day Dubai
Public Library will be hosting this year’s World Children’s Day, seeking to honour and protect little ones around the world. Bring the kids along for fun, educational and meaningful activities.
Various locations including Al Ras, Baniyas Road, Deira (600 560 000).

Friday 21

Barmy Britain Horrible Histories
This fast-paced theatre journey is full of bonkers and battling stories from British history. With a raft of catchy songs and plenty of humour, it will have the kids rolling in the isles while learning wonderful facts about barmy Britain.
From Dhs100, suitable for kids aged three and above. 11am. Until November 22. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Ripe Market
Friday mornings just aren’t complete without a trip to the Ripe Food & Craft Market. A great meeting place for families, and lots of open space for the kids to run around in.
Fridays 9am-2pm. Zabeel Park, (04 380 7602).

Saturday 22

Magic Phil and His Pirate Adventure Show
Magic Phil’s entertaining show is guaranteed to amuse both kids and parents.
Dhs150 per person, Dhs500 for a family pass (two adults and two kids). 4pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha.

Al Badia Picnic Brunch
Kick back with the kids at this glorious outdoor brunch. Picnic basket, rugs and cushions are all included. We like it so much we named it Best Family Brunch at the Time Out Kids Awards.
Dhs275 (soft beverages), Dhs375 (house beverages) Dhs150 (kids aged seven to 12), free (under sixes). Fridays and Saturdays 11.30am-3.30pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).

Sunday 23

BuggEfit for mums
Fancy getting back into shape, socialising with other mums and spending some extra quality time with your little one? BuggeEfit is just the thing. While your child enjoys a nap the buggy will act as resistance for you during a workout.
Dhs60 per session, Dhs300 for six sessions. Various parks around Dubai including Al Barsha Park, (050 659 4376).

Monday 24

Kids eat free at Seafire
Take the brood for a slap-up meal and only pay for yours. Weekdays only, 5pm-7pm. Free kids menu item only. Maximum of two kids when accompanied by one adult eating a main dish.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 2626).

Tuesday 25

Visit Saucette
This new kidswear boutique stocks hip designer brands for including Aristocrat kids, Anne Kurris, Bobo Choses, Doudou, Les Petits Vintage, Finger in the Nose and lots more. Suitable for kids aged two to 12.
Saucette, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, (04 344 0012).

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