Family fun in Dubai

Tom and Jerry in Dubai, have a Frozen experience and more ways to animate kids

Wednesday 14

Take the kids to Le Petit Palais The fun-sized French town for kids hosts activities for children of all ages plus lots of fun classes, a party room and more.
Dhs80 (first hour), Dhs20 (additional hour), Dhs140 (per day). Ongoing. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 382 7333).

Thursday 15

Have a Frozen experience at Ski Dubai
Disney has partnered with Ski Dubai to launch the Frozen-themed winter wonderland experience where kids can join sing along sessions, build their own snowman and get involved in Frozen-themed activities.
Dhs225 per person (Super Pass). Weekdays 5pm, weekends 1pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 4242).

Friday 16

Shop at Ripe Market Round up the brood and get down to Ripe Market for lots of fun and eating. And there’s lots of space for the kids to run around in.
Fridays 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Zabeel Park, Al Jafiliya, (04 380 7602).

Get your hands on The Happy Box
The Happy Box is a monthly themed activity box designed to be educational, fun and interactive. All products included in it are developed by education professionals and are easy for little hands to use. They also come with step-by-step activity instructions.
Dhs250 per box, Dhs235 per box for three months.

Saturday 17

Enjoy the Super Kids Nursery charity event
Get down to The Irish Village this month for a brilliant day out at the Super Kids Nursery’s charity event. Little ones will love all the activities on offer including face painting and arts and crafts, a Hello Kitty beauty salon, bouncy castle, Posh Paws petting zoo and lots more. Parents will love the live music and delicious food. All proceeds from the day go to Dubai Cares.
Call the for more details. Free entry. 1pm-4pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 288 1949).

Enrol the kids into dance classes at Dance Studio
Dubai Sign the kids up for waltz, quickstep or samba classes and lots more.
From Dhs700 (ten classes). Dance Studios Dubai, JLT, (04 457 9228).

Sunday 18

Tom and Jerry in Dubai
Tom and Jerry are visiting the Middle East for the very first time. Catch them at Deira City Centre today for a live stage show. There will also be a maze where visitors big and small can have fun. The duo will perform daily at Deira City Centre. Like the mall’s Facebook pages for more information
Free. Until January 27. Deira City Centre, Deira (04 295 1010).

Monday 19

Head to the Adventure Zone
For some sporty action in the comfort of an air-conditioned environment, get down to Adventure HQ in Times Square Center where kids can complete the cable climb high ropes course and have a go on the climbing wall. Kids must be a minimum of 140cm to take part in the cable climb and a minimum of 15kg to go on the climbing pinnacle.
From Dhs50. Adventure HQ, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 346 6824).

Tuesday 20

Check out the brand-new Chuck E. Cheese’s Take the little ones to the shiny new Chuck E. Cheese’s in Oud Metha – which opened its doors this month – for lots of fun games, rides and prizes, as well as food.
Free admission. Open daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Metha Plaza, Oud Metha, (800 248 253).

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