Family fun in Dubai

Feed turtles, Saturday picnic, foodie discounts and more

Wednesday 11

Feed the turtles
Head to Mina A’Salam this morning to meet the marine residents. After an educational talk, little ones will be offered the chance to help staff feed the fascinating creatures.
Wed 11am. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 8888).

Get free entry to Aquaventure
Atlantis The Palm has announced a new promotion offering free entry to the waterpark during the week of your birthday, with a free digital photo of the experience as a souvenir. The offer is available for adults and children (residents and tourist).
Register online for tickets. Free. Until February 29, 2016. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 2000).

Thursday 12

Let the kids play for free at Caboodle
Take kids for a haircut on Sunday to Wednesday and they get 30-minutes free play in the fun-packed area.
From Dhs65 for a basic cut. Sun-Wed 9am-10pm. Citywalk, Al Wasl, (04 344 4570).

Friday 13

Splash around at The Beach
Let the kids cool off the kids at Splash Pad, located next to Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, at The Beach, JBR. With giant buckets tipping water, sprinklers to twist and spray and plenty of shallow water to splash and paddle in, it’s the perfect way to keep the little ones entertained this weekend.
Dhs60 per hour. Daily 9am-8pm. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR,

Saturday 14

Take the family to Pik-Nik
The new Saturday Pik-Nik at The Westin Dubai has recently relaunched, offering families the chance to spend quality time together within the luxurious surroundings of the resort. Costing Dhs390 per basket for a family of two adults and two children (excluding beverages), the event offers a schedule of interactive entertainment for kids, including face painting.
Dhs390 per family. Until May 30. Sat 11.30am-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).

Sunday 15

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. The 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, Al Wasl (04 344 3305).

Go to a free Baby Café
Head to Mini Monsters on Sheikh Zayed Road to attend a free Baby Café with Deborah Williams, midwife at Cooper Health Clinic. Babies will be weighed and checked, while mums can ask any burning questions they might have. Running from 10am until noon, little ones and their siblings can also enjoy free play.
10am-noon. Mini Monsters, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 341 4459).

Monday 16

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, (04 553 0647).

Tuesday 17

Keep them entertained 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, (04 341 4459).

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