Family fun in Dubai

Festive choir singalong, Teddy Bears' Picnic and more

Wednesday 3

Bounce Flight Academy
Everyone’s favourite free-jumping venue in Al Quoz has launched Flight Academy, a new initiative for beginner, intermediate or advanced bouncers who want to improve their skills.
From Dhs120 per person per hour (group of eight). Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-midnight. Al Quoz, (04 321 1400).

Thursday 4

Watch Penguins of Madagascar in 3D
In Penguins of Madagascar, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global intelligence game – namely Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.
In cinemas across Dubai.

Friday 5

Festive family brunch at Café Italiano
Just in time for the festive season, Café Italiano is launching a new brunch for families today which will run every Friday until Christmas. The buffet will feature live cooking stations, an antipasto and salad bar, fresh pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, desserts and lots more. Kids can tuck into their own mini buffet that offers a variety of kiddie favourites.
Dhs130 (adults), Dhs60 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). Friday December 5, 12 and 19. 12pm-4pm. Arenco Tower, Dubai Media
City, (055 763 3952).

Young Voices of Dubai Choir Don’t miss this festive musical performance by kids representing Repton School, Horizon School, Dance Horizons, Dubai Scholars Private School, The Music Box and lots more. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Saturday 6

Time Out Kids Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Come and shake paws with Elliott, the furry Time Out Kids mascot, and indulge in a family feast at Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Dhs150 (adults), Dhs90 (kids). Picnic lunch included. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, near Arabian Ranches.

Visit 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, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).

Sunday 7

Pick up the Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book
Bursting with more than 130 pages of toys that are sure to thrill every little monster, be sure to pick up a copy of The Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book. It’s free in stores now.
Toys ‘R’ Us, various locations including Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City and Times Square Center (04 341 8383).

Monday 8

Visit Comicave
Little fans of comic books and collectibles will be super excited to hear that Comicave has now opened in Dubai Outlet Mall. Take the brood for a fun day out.
Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain road, (04 423 7979).

Tuesday 9

Koffeecake Kids Klub
Kids can indulge in sweet treats from the menu, such as ‘S’Mores’, mini cakes, and the ‘Kiddicino’, and let off some steam in the dedicated kids play area. Dhs25 per child (including one drink, one food item and a cookie decorating session).
Daily 8am-11pm (weekdays), 8am-midnight (weekends). Koffeecake Corner, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 432 1835).

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