8 best family events in Dubai this week

Fairmont staycation, summer camp on the Palm, Speedo swim squad and more

Wednesday 24

Staycation time at the Fairmont
Enjoy a long, family weekend at any of the Fairmont hotels, which are offering a third night’s stay for free.
From Dhs599 per night (third night free). Until September 30. Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Ajman, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Fairmont Dubai, www.fairmont.com (+1 506 863 6310).

Thursday 25

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 Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0550).

Friday 26

Special summer deal for the Color Run
Organisers call this the ‘happiest 5km on the planet’, and it’s a truly family-friendly event, where you are doused with colour, glitter and confetti as you run. Book you place on this year’s race now. Dhs140 (early-bird tickets including T-shirt, sweatband and colour pack. Race takes place November 21.
Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.thecolorrun.ae (no number).

Saturday 27

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).

Little Masterpieces Summer Camp
Help your little ones learn to appreciate art by signing them up for this fun camp.
Dhs550 for five days. June 28-July 9. 11am-1.30pm, 2pm-4.30pm. Until July 9. Horizon International School, Al Wasl Road, info@littlemasterpieces.org (055 387 7091).

Sunday 28

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 locations including Nord Anglia International School, Al Barsha South, www.speedoswimsquads.com (04 354 9525).

Monday 29

How to create your own inspiration
The Dubai International Writers Centre is holding an inspirational workshop to help kids write a masterpiece, teaching the techniques they need to get their creative juices flowing.
Dhs250, 9am-1pm. House 290, Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai (04 355 9844).

Tuesday 30

Pay per minute at BookMunch Café
Pay Dhs1 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).

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