Spot the dinosaur in The Dubai Mall
Estimated to be 150-155 million years old, DubaiDino is now on display near The Souk on the ground floor.
Free. Open daily 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Downtown Dubai (800 3822 46255).
Speedo swim squads
Keep them cool this summer by signing them up for swim camp.
Dhs325-475 depending on age and level. Times vary. June 28-September 3. Various lcations including Nord Anglia International School, Al Barsha South, www.speedoswimsquads.com (04 354 9525).
Pay per minute at BookMunch Café
This cosy family café allows guests to pay one dirham per minute and order an unlimited number of items from the menu. Guests must stay a minimum of 15 minutes. The café boasts a large selection of children’s books and a cute reading corner at the back, plus good food and coffee.
Dhs1 per minute with unlimited food and beverages. Daily 7.30am-10pm, (weekdays); 8am-10.30pm (weekends), from 6pm during Ramadan. Until August 18. Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road, www.bookmunchcafe.com (04 388 4006).
Ramadan crafts with KenziBox
The ‘arts and crafts’ box is themed around the spirit of Ramadan and includes 3D evening lanterns, a drum, a ‘tarbouche’ hat, puppets and more. All materials are included with super-clear step-by-step instructions.
Dhs185. Ongoing. www.kenzibox.com (055 774 3745).
apple seeds deal
Soft play master apple seeds is offering pay-per-bundle deals for its summer classes. Book your brood into them now.
Dhs100 (one class), Dhs400 (five classes), Dhs750 (ten classes). times vary. June 28-August 27. Building 6, Gold & Diamond Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.appleseedsdubai.com (04 380 6064).
Let them eat sushi
Introduce them to maki and California rolls from the special kid-friendly sushi menu at pan-Asian eatery East Kitchen.
Dhs20 (four maki rolls for kids), Dhs18 (kids’ main course with a drink and an ice-cream). Open daily 11am-10pm. Ongoing. Al Seef Tower 3, Cluster U, JLT (04 422 6930).
Sinbad’s Kids Club Summer Camp
Book your children into this camp for five- to 12-year-olds. Activities include aqua fun, face painting, movie time, arts and crafts and sport.
Dhs350 per child per day. 10am-4pm. July 1-August 15. Sinbad’s Kids Club, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8761).
Eat in the jungle
Dine under canopies, with animals surrounding your table.
Dhs30 per kids’ food item. Open daily 11am-midnight. Ongoing. Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.rainforestcafeme.com (04 330 8515).
Tire them out at My Gym
There are many classes on offer at this fun gym for kids.
Dhs40 per hour, free (members only), Dhs250 (lifetime membership fee). Times vary. Ongoing. 2nd Floor, Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha, www.mygym.com/dubai (04 347 1018).