Family fun in Dubai

The Tiger Who Came toTea, George's Marvellous Medicine and more

Wednesday 29

Reebok Junior Run Club
Sign your kids up now for this fun running club for kids aged seven to 12. The classes are open to all levels of fitness and provides a good additional sport for children already involved in others such as football, netball or rugby.
Dhs500 (seven-week course including entry into a 4km race and Reebok T-shirt). Ongoing. Sun, Tue and Wed, 4.30pm. Al Barsha Park, (no number).

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Take the little ones to see this delightful children’s story about a tiger who ate all the food in a little girl’s house. Dhs130-180. Times vary. April 29-May 1. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 341 4777).

Thursday 30

Back to school and back to sport Sign kids up to Active Sports Academy’s swimming and sports coaching programmes. Open to children aged three months and up, choose from swimming, football, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and karate.
Prices and times vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Deira International School, Dubai Festival City, (050 559 7055).

Friday May 1

Njoi Dubai Marina Mall now has an extra 8,000 sq ft of play space for little ones. At the all-new Njoi, kids can enjoy playing a round of glow-in-the dark mini-golf. The new centre also has an adventure play zone, trampolines, indoor skate ramp and birthday party facilities.
Dhs20-50. Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Third Floor, Dubai Marina Mall, (04 448 8488).

Saturday 2

George’s Marvellous Medicine Book your tickets now for the adventures of George as he plots to punish his evil Grandma with some special medicine. Suitable for over threes.
Dhs135-185. Times vary. Show takes place May 25-30. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, (04 366 6546).

Wadi Adventure in Al Ain
City Seasons Al Ain hotel has teamed up with Wadi Adventure to offer access to the park along with a family room (for two adults and two children) and breakfast for Dhs599. Dhs599. Until June 30. City Seasons Al Ain, Al Muwaiji area, (03 755 0220); Wadi Adventure, opposite Ain Al Fayda Resort, near Jebel Hafeet, (03 781 8422).

Sunday 3

Arabia’s Wildlife Centre
This is the only ‘zoo’ where you are entirely indoors. Divided into various sections, you’ll see reptiles, birds, big cats, wolves and much more. Plus, there a children’s farm on site.
Dhs15, free for under 12s. Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu 9am-6pm; Fri 2pm-6pm; Sat 11am-6pm. Closed Tue. Ongoing. Al Dhaid Highway at Interchange 9, (06 531 1999).

Monday 4

RIP Mums
Pure Fitness runs this ultimate baby-friendly fat busting class at Fitness First, The Lakes. Expect timed full-body conditioning and lots of core and abdominal work.
Dhs50 (Fitness First member) Dhs60 (Fitness First non-member). Mon and Wed 9.30am-10.30am. Ongoing. Fitness First Community Lakes Club, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, (no number).

Tuesday 5

GroovyKids Yoga at Caboodle
Kids will learn some bendy basics and ways to stay calm and centred. This 45-minute class is suitable for those aged three to six.
Dhs65 (one session), Dhs360 (one term). Tue 3pm. Ongoing. Caboodle (Galleries Lafayette parking), The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 325 3367).

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