Encourage your kids to write short stories Kids can
now enter The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016 students’ writing competitions; submissions are being accepted now.
Free to enter. Entries to be submitted by November 15. www.emirateslitfest.com/young-peoples-competitions (04 355 9844).
Listen in to Pearl FM with the little ones
The UAE’s first dedicated children’s radio station has programmes to suit all, from toddlers to teenagers.
Listen live at 102FM or online at www.pearlfm.ae. Ongoing (04 388 3030).
Get them to eat healthily with Super Kidz
Super Sam and Super Sara are the UAE’s two new superheroes created by the Landmark Group, who eat healthily and stay active and encourage children to do the same. Download Super Kidz comic books to encourage your little ones to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Free to download. Ongoing. www.superkidz.me (no number).
Enrol them into ‘Love to Give’ summer camp
Big On Children has teamed up with Kids HQ to offer a summer camp packed with activities and fun, but with a strong emphasis on the spirit of Ramadan.
Dhs150 per day, Dhs700 per week. Sun-Thu 9am-1pm. July 5-9. Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, www.kidshq.ae (04 379 4233).
Take them to the new Mini Monsters
The indoor kids’ play centre has opened a second branch on Sheikh Zayed Road. It includes a large soft play zone, multi-storey jungle gym, a sensory room and more.
Unsupervised play: Dhs50 for two hours (kids aged one to six), free (kids under one); Supervised play: Dhs95 for one hour (kids aged two to four), Dhs75 for one hour (kids aged four to seven). Sun-Wed 9am-7pm, Thu-Sat 9am-8pm. Ongoing. Dnata Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae (04 259 8843, 052 529 2192).
Sign up for the Color Run
You’ll be doused with colour, glitter and confetti as you run in this family-friendly event.
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).
Book a private screening
Vox Cinemas can be booked for private events, perfect for summer birthdays.
From Dhs1,600 (small screen, 30 guests). Ongoing. Available at Vox Cinemas Deira; BurJuman, Bur Dubai; Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. (600 599 905).
Shop at the Ramadan Night Market
Browse the stalls after dark and let the little ones loose at the giant kids’ play area.
Free entry. Daily 8pm-2am daily. Until July 11. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ramadannightmarket.com (04 388 5191).
Head to Club Rush at Atlantis The Palm
Join in with activities such as dodgeball, charades and singing competitions at Club Rush.
Dhs25 per person, Dhs75 for a family of four. Daily 9am-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1387).