Family fun in Dubai

Story Time with Time Out Kids, soccer lessons, penguin encounters and more

Wednesday 3

Molly Manners
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, (052 710 2273).

Thursday 4

Splash Pad in JBR
Take kids to this fun play area to spray, splash and dunk to their heart’s content.
Dhs60 per hour. Open daily 9am-8pm. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR, next to Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, (800 637 227).

Friday 5

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, (04 339 1010).

Time Out Kids Story Time in Abu Dhabi
You’re all invited to Yas Island for a free morning of fun, with tales from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as a magic show.
Free. 11am-12.30pm. Virgin Megastores, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. (02 565 1319).

Saturday 6

Turn your little ones into super Soccer Kids
Established in 2002, Soccer Kids is one of the largest football coaching academies in the UAE. Its emphasis is on team play and enjoyment, ensuring every child fulfils their potential.
Dhs300-770 per term depending on age. Days and times vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Fitness First, The Meadows, (055 207 3168).

Fly like a bird
Take the children to experience the thrill of iFly – a skydiving simulator suitable for kids aged over three years. Weight restrictions apply.
Dhs220. Sun-Wed 10am-11pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, (04 231 6292/ 050 553 2048).

Sunday 7

Baby café with Cooper Health Clinic at Mini Monsters
Head to this free-of-charge, drop-in coffee morning hosted by Cooper Health Clinic midwives, who will weigh babies and answer questions. Free. First and third Sunday of every month except public and school holidays, 10.30am-noon.
Ongoing. Near Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 341 4459).

Monday 8

Penguin Encounter
Get up close to the lovable creatures at Ski Dubai.
From Dhs145 (adults and kids over three years). Open Sun-Thu 1pm-9pm, Fri-Sat noon-9pm. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 409 4090).

Tuesday 9

Irish dancing classes
Siobhan Kilalea School of Dancing hosts classes for kids.
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 Club, Emirates Hills (050 652 6288).

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