Family Fun in Dubai

Top ideas for activities for kids in Dubai this week

Wednesday 4

Take the kids to Little Artisans
This class is held on Wednesdays at 10.30am at Mini Monsters and runs for four weeks. Email for start dates. The art and craft class is suitable for kids aged 15 months to three-and-a-half years.
Dhs280 (four-week term). Wed 10.30am. Mini Monsters, Sheikh Zayed Road,

Thursday 5

Craft a superhero at Build-a-Bear
Get down to your local Build-a-Bear workshop to create an amazing bear with superpowers. Choose between Superman, Iron man, Batman and much more.
Various locations including The Dubai Mall, (04 325 3114).

Friday 6

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

But customised Valentine’s Day sweets for kids
Start your shopping early as the iconic and recently expanded Candylicious shop in The Dubai Mall has started selling Valentine’s Day hampers packed with goodies to tempt your little loved ones.
Until February 21. Candylicious, The Dubai Mall, opposite The Dubai Aquarium (04 330 8700).

Saturday 7

Have a Royal Family Picnic
Head to The Lakes this weekend for a relaxed picnic lunch overlooking the lake. You’ll get a tartan rug and a picnic hamper full of delicious treats.
From Dhs300 for two (booking essential). Sat noon-5pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, (04 454 2638).

Enrol the little ones into a Wicked workshop
Learn to be ‘Wicked’ with the show’s biggest star, Nikki Davis-Jones, who will be holding a workshop featuring drama, choreography and a make-up class. Book so you can paint your face green. Email or to book your place.
Dhs150. 2pm-4pm. In association with Hayley’s Comet and James & Alex Dance Studios,813 & 814, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773) .

Sunday 8

Check out MOVELAB
This dance centre in Dubai doesn’t teach you the steps. Rather, it encourages dancers of all ages to get creative and invent their own. Teachers encourage students to trust their bodies and investigate three dance concepts; body, space and time. The idea is that dancers activate both sides of their brain and their whole body while having fun.
Prices on request. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha. Other location: Fondue Art Centre, Al Ghazal Mall, Jumeirah, (056 690 9255).

Monday 9

Book tickets to WWE live
Abu Dhabi’s favourite blend of sport and entertainment is back in the capital from Thursday February 12 to Saturday 14. John Cena will return with Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, Alexander Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose and more of your favourite superstars for heart-pumping in-ring action that is the ultimate in family entertainment.
From Dhs300. February 12, 13, 14, 10am. Zayed Sports City, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi (04 366 2289).

Tuesday 10

Get moving at Kids HQ
A play centre has opened in Al Barsha 2, occupying more than 9,000 sq ft of space. The centre has recently launched the Les Mills Born 2 Move classes – group exercises for children as young as two – and also works with Groovy Kids Yoga to provide lessons for parents and children.
Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, (04 379 4233).

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