8 things to do with the kids in Dubai this week

Cheeky Monkeys’ new Dubai location, feed the kids for free and more

Wednesday 4

Head to the new location of Cheeky Monkeys
The branch at J3 Mall on Al Wasl Road is now open. Take the kids along to check out the huge new Monkey Club House, Monkey Market and Arts & Crafts Garden.
Dhs50 (two hours). Ongoing. Cheeky Monkeys, J3 Mall, Al Wasl Road, www.cheekymonkeys.ae (04 270 011).

Thursday 5

Treat the kids at Dri Dri
Head to new Italian gelato parlours Dri Dri at The Beach and at Box Park. There are 14 fun flavours to choose from with six kinds of sorbet, too, all made fresh in store every day with organic ingredients.
Dri Dri, The Beach, JBR and Box Park, Al Wasl Road, www.dridrigelato.com (04 553 0647).

Friday 6

Attend Baby Led Weaning Workshop
Love Parenting UAE’s Baby Led Weaning Workshop is taking place today for parents of tots aged between four and six months (or older, if they are struggling to wean). Taken by a former midwife, lactation counsellor, and experienced mother who practised both puree-feeding and baby-led weaning, the class will teach mums how to introduce solids to little ones. The aim is to encourage kids to be adventurous, healthy eaters from the beginning. Register in advance to attend by emailing amyvogelaar@yahoo.com.
Dhs250. 2.30pm-5pm. Horizon Nursery, near Safa Park, www.horizonkidsnursery.com (04 380 9077).

Enjoy a family-friendly brunch
Fairmont The Palm’s casual BreakSlow brunch takes place today, with a child-friendly start time of 11.30am and a menu of delicious breakfast and lunch treats. Better still, the kids’ package includes access to the Fairmont Falcon Juniors’ Club so they can enjoy some play time before or after their meal.
Dhs185. Fri 11.30am-4.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Saturday 7

Drop the brood off at Sinbad’s Kids Club
Themed on the tales of Sinbad, the legendary seafarer, kids can enjoy a mini waterpark, climbing wall, playground, soft play area, and much more at the newly refurbished Jumeirah Zabeel Saray club.
Dhs250 per session. 9am-1pm; 1pm-5pm. Children under four must be accompanied by a parent or hotel babysitter (booked 12 hours in advance). Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0550)

Sunday 8

Feed the kids for free
Dine at Mo’s at Citywalk on Sundays and get one complimentary kids’ meal for every adult meal ordered. The deal is valid for children up to 11 years old. The cool American-style eatery has a great kids’ menu with options including spaghetti and meatballs, mini kobe burgers and creamy mac ’n’ cheese.
Ongoing. Mo’s, Citywalk, Jumeirah (04 344 3305).

Monday 9

Take part in Moms and Tots
Enjoy fun, stimulating playtime with the kids every Monday (20 months to three-and-a-half years) or Thursday (12 to 20 months) at Le Petit Palais.
Email marelize@momsandtotsdubai.com to register. Dhs100. Mon and Thu 10am-11.30am. Le Petit Palais, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.lepetitpalaisdubai.com (04 382 7333).

Tuesday 10

Entertain the kids at the new Mini Monsters
There’s now a second branch on the ground floor of Dnata Building, Sheikh Zayed Road. The huge soft play area is suitable for children up to six years and boasts a sensory room – the first of its kind in the Middle East. While the kids play, mums can relax in the coffee shop Bean Scene, with a Dhs25 coffee and muffin deal and free wi-fi.
Dhs50 (two hours). Mini Monsters, Dnata Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).

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