Family fun in Dubai

Watch Paddington for free, Santa's workshops and more stuff for kids to do

Wednesday 17

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).

Thursday 18

Story Time at BookMunch Café
Listen to festive stories, enjoy some yummy snacks and then build your own gingerbread house at Time Out Kids’ Family Café of the Year.
Dhs120 per child (including cookies, milk and gingerbread house). 4pm-5.30pm (advance booking essential). Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road (04 388 4006).

Friday 19

Family brunch at Café Italiano
Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, live cooking stations, desserts and lots more await at this special festive brunch. Kids can get involved in lots of activities including arts and crafts and carol singing, or they can just relax in the supervised kid’s zone, complete with toys, bean bags and movies.
Dhs130 (adults), Dhs60 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). 12pm-4pm. Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, (055 763 3952).

Festive picnic brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
Take the kids out for a gloriously festive picnic-style brunch on the lawns of Al Badia Golf Club. They’ll love the bouncy castle, arts and crafts station, mini putting green and, of course, their own mini picnic basket. From Dhs275 (including soft beverages). Dhs150 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kid aged six and under). 11.30am-3.30pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).

Saturday 20

Hershey’s Christmas treats
Hershey’s Christmas products are finally on the shelves. Take the kids to the store in The Dubai Mall to pick out their favourites – mini Christmas houses and more await.
Hershey’s, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8113).

Santa’s Workshop at Fairmont The Palm
Handicraft activities and Christmas tree and ornament decorating are on offer at Fairmont Falcon Juniors Kids Club at Fairmont The Palm today.
Dhs150 per child (advance booking recommended). 2pm-5pm. Until December 23. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).

Sunday 21

Time Out Kids movie screening of Paddington
A special premiere of Paddington just for Time Out Kids readers? Yes indeed. Find out how to win a family invitation (two adults, two children) by visiting
Terms and conditions apply.

Monday 22

Theatre Works Winter Camps
Encourage your little ones to embrace their artistic side by attending a Theatre Works Winter Camp.
Dhs950 per child. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha and GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis,

Tuesday 23

Alice in Wonderland at Madinat Theatre
Join Alice on her madcap voyage as she chases the White Rabbit down the hole and meets a number of weird and wonderful characters.
From Dhs150. 11am, 3pm, 7pm. Until December 30. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim.

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