Grab your camera and find an animal Encourage your kids to 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
www.alainzoo.ae (03 799 2000).
Baby Arabia French classes at Caboodle Aimed at mothers and children aged between six months and three years, these award-winning classes teach French to those wishing to learn the language, through play in a familiar and enjoyable environment. It uses music, dance and motor skills. Dhs750 for one term. Thu 10am. Ongoing. Citywalk, Al Wasl Road,
www.caboodle.ae (04 344 4570).
NEW Dubai Bowling Centre Beat the heat and take your tots to this bowling alley, which is set inside a pretend castle. Enjoy the long opening hours and multiple food options. Sun-Wed: Dhs17 per game per person 10am-6pm, Dhs20 per game per person 6pm-close. Thu-Sat and public holidays: Dhs25 per game per person 10am-6pm, Dhs30 per game per person 6pm-close. Open Sat-Wed 10am-midnight; Thu 10am-2am; Fri 10am-1.30am. Ongoing. Al Quoz, www.bowlingdubai.com
(04 339 1010).
Kids for a Greener World KidZania’s new environmental initiative includes activities such as planting seeds and building a nesting box. Dhs95-140. Sun-Wed 9am-10pm; Thu 9am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Until June 16. KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.kidzania.ae (04 448 5222).
LAST CHANCE George’s Marvellous Medicine Today is the last day you can see the adventures of Roald Dahl’s George as he plots to punish his evil grandma with some special medicine. Suitable for over threes. Dhs135-185. Times vary. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com (04 366 6546).
TODAY ONLY Baby Bazaar Buy and sell your used baby and toddler goods at this monthly market, which also acts as a sociable hub for mums and dads. It’s the last one before the summer, but fear not, it restarts in August. Free to attend. 9am-2pm. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.babybazaar.org
(050 553 2048).
NEW Molly Manners Are your kids in need of a little instruction? This business teaches children aged three to 17 about patience, kindness, good manners, respect, how to behave at the table and much more. Price on application. Times vary. Ongoing. Jumeirah Bay X3, Cluster X, JLT, www.mollymanners.com
(052 710 2273).
Monday June 1
Dubai Butterfly Garden A great indoor outing, the garden consists of nine domes filled with hundreds of butterflies, colourful plants and ponds filled with koi carp. There’s also a small café on-site, and a souvenir shop is set to open soon. Dhs50. Daily 9am-5.30pm. Next to Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha 3, www.dubaibutterflygarden.com
(04 422 8902).
NEW Irish dancing classes Sign your children up for Irish dancing classes with the Siobhan Kilalea School of Irish Dancing. Dhs65 per class (payable per term). Pay for one class to trial the session before committing to a full term. Tue, 3pm (beginners), 3.45pm (advanced beginners), 4.30pm (intermediate) 5.30pm (advanced). Ongoing. Various locations including The Lakes Community Club, Emirates Hills
(050 652 6288).
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