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. Until July 11. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ramadannightmarket.com (04 388 5191).
Ice-cream making with Dri Dri
Fancy a ‘cool’ activity for summer? Gather a group of kids together and book them onto a gelato-making course with the experts. They’ll mix, chop and blend, and come away with a certificate and a big box of gelato for you to share. Dhs120 (two hours). Dates and times can be booked by you. Ongoing. Dri Dri, The Beach, JBR (04 553 0647).
Enjoy summer entertainment for all the family. There are activities and fun and games galore at this jam-packed event at Dubai World Trade centre. This year is the biggest yet, with eight halls of activities and rides.
Dhs15 (adults), free for kids aged three and under. Until August 29. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.modheshworld.com.
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).
Take your tweens to see Jurassic World at the cinema
Your older kids will love a trip to the movies to see this scary dinosaur flick.
From Dhs45. Times vary. Ongoing. Cinemas across Dubai including Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (04 449 1903).
Encourage your teens to write short stories
Kids can 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).
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).