Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2015

The second annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards is back to celebrate the emirate’s best family minded attractions, shops, venues and people


We’re incredibly proud and excited to announce that the second annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards will take place in September 2015.

We first launched Time Out Kids in Spring 2006 as a free supplement distributed with all copies of Time Out Dubai weekly magazine. Time Out Kids’ success and popularity meant that from September 2008 it became available to purchase as a monthly magazine. We all know that keeping the kids entertained at home or on holiday is a constant crusade and that’s why we strive to bring parents invaluable information, helpful advice and ways to save money every single month.

We see our awards as the parental watchdog for the city, unafraid to tell the truth however hard it is to swallow and our independence is what makes us so different to many others in the region. Our awards have no advertiser influence, no external nominations and no public vote – simply our resident journalists and parenting experts delivering their verdict on the very best that Dubai has to offer for families.

The categories for the second annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards are:


Best Online Kids Store
Baby Souk
Coochy Coo
Db Babies

Best Maternity Store
Destination Maternity
Mamas & Papas

Best Toy Store
Early Learning Centre
The Toy Store
Toys ''R'' Us
Virgin Megastore


Best Kids Entertainment Centre
Adventure HQ, Times Square Centre
Adventure HQ, The Galleria Mall
Cheeky Monkeys
Emirates Kart Zone
Extreme Fun
Favourite Things
Fun City

Best Edutainment Venue
apple seeds
Cascade Learning Centre
Children’s City
Little Explorers

Best Soft Play Venue
Cheeky Monkeys
Crèche Out
Extreme Fun
Funky Monkeys
Kiddie Ville
Kiddies Café
Kids HQ
Kids Jungle
Mini Monsters

Best Theme or Water Park
Aqua Play, Mirdif City Centre
Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm
Global Village
Magic Planet
SEGA Republic, The Dubai Mall
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Splash Pad
Wild Wadi


Best Family Café
Baker & Spice
Crumbs Elysée
jones the grocer
Mellow Yellow Café
Pantry Café
Sapori Di BiCE
The Change Initiative
The Lime Tree Café

Best Family Brunch
Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
BreakSlow at Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm
Bubbalicious, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Family Friday Brunch at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Kids Brunch, Fume
Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina
Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Picnic Brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
Raffles Roast at Raffles Dubai
Talk & Soul Brunch, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

Best Family Hotel
Atlantis The Palm
Fairmont The Palm
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Best Family Beach Club
Atlantis The Palm
Club Jumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Club Mina, Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Fairmont The Palm
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club

Best Family Breakfast
Baker & Spice
jones the grocer
Maison Mathis
More Café
Pantry Café
Reform Social & Grill
The Farm


Best Local Theatrical or Music Performance
DPA Performs…2015, Dubai Performing Arts Academy
Magic Phil & His Pirate Adventure Show
Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2015
Step In Time - Diverse Choreography & Performing Arts School Dubai
Summer Students’ Concerts - Brooklyn Melodies Music Center
The Game 2015 Showcase - Hayley's Comet
The Works - Kids' Theatre Works!

Best International Theatrical or Music Performance
Annie The Musical - Popular Productions
Disney on Ice – Rockin Ever After & Princesses & Heroes - Sports & Entertainment Solutions
George's Marvellous Medicine - Art For All
Horrible Histories - Art For All
Potted Potter - DUCTAC
Sesame Street Live - DNA PR & Events
Stick Man - Centre Stage Arts
The Nutcracker - Art For All
The Smurfs Live – DSF and Etisalat
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Art For All

Best Family Friendly Day Out
Dubai Christmas Festival
Dubai International Kite Festival
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature
Piknic Électronik Dubai
Ripe Market
Taste of Dubai
Winter Wonderland at Madinat Jumeirah


Commitment to Sport, Health and Wellbeing
Active Sports UAE
Clark Francis Tennis Academy
Dubai Sports City
Elite Sports Academy
E-Sports UAE
IFA Sport
M&S Sports Services
My Gym UAE
Soccer Kids Dubai
The Little Gym

Parent Blog of 2015

Baby Drool
Dubai our Sandbox
Mommy in Dubai
Mum of Boys
Raising Freddie
Sassy Mama
Seashells On The Palm
Third Culture Family
Tuesday's Child

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award
Becky Balderstone - Ripe Market
Chirin Khawatmi - Mama’s Box
Elaine Luck & Catherine Williams - Pure Fitness
Paula Harrington & Kirsten Fairfield - Babysouk.com
Eveline Sleeboom - Marhababy
Jumana Al Darwish - The Happy Box
Kellie Whitehead - mamavents
Leyla Lahsini & Shirin Benamadi - KenziBox
Nadia Wehbe - Baby Arabia

Special Recognition for Pre and Post Natal Care
Andrea Guy - Out of the Blues
Baby Café - Coopers Health Clinic
Cecile de Scally - Baby Senses
Dru Campbell - JustKidding in association with Health Bay Polyclinic
Elaine Luck & Catherine Williams - BuggEfit at Pure Fitness
Jasmine Collin & Amy Vogelaar - Love Parenting UAE
Elizabeth Bain & Julie Mallon - Dubai Doulas

Special Recognition for the Education of Children with Special Needs
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
All 4 Down Syndrome Dubai
Dubai Autism Center
Dubai Center for Special Needs
Kalimati Speech & Communication Centre
Riding For The Disabled Dubai
The Doris Duan - Young Autism Centre

Outstanding Contribution

For event enquiries please contact reema.rahman@itp.com

For sponsorship enquiries please contact richard.halaby@itp.com

Stay tuned to Time Out Dubai Kids on Facebook (Time Out Dubai Kids) and Twitter (@TOD_KIDS #TOKawards) for further updates.

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