Family fun in Dubai this week

Family-friendly brunch, Independent Schools show, Baby Proms and more

Wednesday 18

Kids get free play with haircuts at Caboodle
Take the little ones for a haircut on Sunday to Wednesday and they’ll get 30 minutes of play in the fun-packed area for free.
From Dhs65 for a basic cut. Sun-Wed 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Citywalk, Al Wasl Road, (04 344 4570).

Thursday 19

Register for a free day at Aquaventure
Get free entry to the waterpark during the week of your birthday. The offer is available for adults and children (residents and tourists).
Register online. Free. Until February 29, 2016. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 2000).

Feed the kids burgers
Aussie emporium Jones the Grocer has devised a new ‘Best Burger Menu’. Take the kids for lunch.
Open Sun-Thu 8am-10.30pm; Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm. Until March 22. Opposite Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6886). Other location: Etihad Travel Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1038).

Friday 20

Splash around at The Beach
Let the kids cool off 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,

Have a family-friendly brunch
The BreakSlow brunch at Flow Kitchen in Fairmont The Palm includes half price access to the Fairmont Falcon Juniors’ Club for kids, which usually costs Dhs60 per child.
Brunch Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (selected beverages), Dhs950 (bubbly), free for kids under six. Fri 11.30am-3.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Saturday 21

Visit the Independent Schools Show
Thinking about sending your kids to a school in the UK? There will be 30 British schools at the Independent Schools Show eager to talk to you, including Ashford School, Bedales, Malborough College and Wellington College.
Register online to attend. Free. March 20-21, noon-5pm. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha,

Take the family to Pik-Nik
Spend quality time with the family within the luxurious surroundings of The Westin Dubai. A picnic basket for a family of two adults and two children (excluding beverages) costs just Dhs390. There’s also interactive entertainment for kids including face painting. Dhs390 per family. Sat 11.30am-4pm. Until May 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).

Sunday 22

Check out Baby Proms
Head to this classical music concert for tots by the Sydney Opera House.
Suitable for ages two and up. Dhs130. Sun 4pm; Mon 3.45pm, 5pm. Until March 23. Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (052 919 5100).

Monday 23

Enjoy the moms and tots session
Head to a fun, stimulating class every Monday and Thursday for tots aged 12 months to 3.5 years.
Email to attend. Mon and Thu 10am-11.30am. Ongoing. Le Petit Palais, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 382 7333).

Tuesday 24

Let them play at Kiddies Café
Head here with your tots for a decent cup of coffee, comfortable seating, room to park the buggy and entertainment for the kids that’s safe and supervised.
Dhs45 for the first hour, Dhs25 additional hours. Open daily 10am-7pm. Ongoing. Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, (04 360 8571).

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