Family fun in Dubai

Junior cooking competition, photography contest, meet Super Granny

Wednesday 13

Jamie’s Italian Dubai Young Chef Finale
In association with Hartland School, the Young Chef competition invites children to participate in a kitchen cook-off to re-create a wholesome meal for their school. Today is the date of the grand finale, where shortlisted participants take part in a cook-off!
Free. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Jamie’s Italian, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeira Beach Road (04 380 8890).

Thursday 14

Kids and teens drama classes
The sessions provide a platform from which young performers can explore and communicate creative ideas, thoughts and feelings in a wide range of dramatic languages. Courses are available for five- to seven-year-olds, eight- to 11-year-olds and 12- to 16-year-olds. Check the website for the full schedule.
Dhs1,200 for six sessions including a showcase for 12- to 16-year-olds. Sun and Thu 5pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, (050 9861 761).

Friday 15

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).

Photography competition at Al Ain Zoo
Take part in Al Ain Zoo’s annual photography exhibition. There are six categories, including a ‘selfie’ one.
Free to enter. Ongoing. Entries to be submitted by June 30, winners will be announced September 30. For full details on how to enter visit (03 799 2000).

Saturday 16

Aspire Gymnastics Dubai Looking for a good way for your kids to burn off some excess energy? Book them into the third term of gymnastics classes with Aspire, which are open to boys and girls aged three to 18 years from recreational to competitive level. Choose one to four sessions per week. Dhs65 (trial class), Dhs720-5,040 (per term). Times vary. Until June 25. Dubai Modern Education School, Al Mizhar 1, near Mushrif Park, (050 114 6549).

Book up for Disney on Ice
It may not be until next month, but tickets are selling fast for this year’s Frozen extravaganza so get yours today. Your tot will love seeing Anna, Elsa, Snow White, Ariel and more in this ice show.
Dhs150 to Dhs2,000. Times vary. June 10-13. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 435 9300).

Sunday 17

Book Big on Children’s Super Granny now Looking for a little support with your children? Big On Children’s Super Granny might be able to help. Andalene Salvesen, aka Big on Children’s Super Granny, is highly respected and travels the world as a speaker and parenting coach. To book, email Pernille Müller Holberg on
Dhs1,000-1,200 (three-hour visit). Times can be fitted around your schedule. Book visits June 19-29. (055 343 5937).

Monday 18

Mirdif Mums playgroup
Kids can join in with free play in the gym every Monday at Kidville. New mums are also welcome. Search Mirdif Mums on Facebook to join the group.
Dhs50 per child (aged six months to three years). Mon 9.15am-11.15am. Uptown Mirdif (04 236 3648).

Tuesday 19

Urban Energy Fitness Street Dance
Enrol kids aged six to eight into this physical and creative dance class.
Dhs65. Tue 3pm. Ongoing. Kids HQ Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2. (04 379 4233).

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