Family fun in Dubai

Best things to do with young children in Dubai this week

Wednesday 15

‘Around the World’ with British Orchard
Not travelling? Kids aged one to five can still enjoy different foods and culture at this summer camp.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Until August 27. Various locations including Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City, (04 398 3536).

Thursday 16

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, (04 449 1903).

Friday 17

Dubai International Writers’ Centre Creativity Camp
Enrol your eight-to-12-year-olds into this summer camp now. They’ll learn how to mime and exercise their imaginations, and they’ll get help with reading and writing from children’s author Rachel Hamilton, too.
Dhs600. August 23-26, 10am-3pm. Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, (04 355 9844).

Kids Summer Ballet Camp
Tots who love dancing will learn ballet fundamentals, stage and costume design and performance at this summer camp at James and Alex Dance Studios for children aged three to seven.
Dhs500 per child per week. Sun-Thu 9am-1pm. Until August 27. James and Alex Dance Studios, 814 Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, (04 447 0773).

Saturday 18

Modhesh World
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,

Junior Chef workshop
Book your budding chefs into this two-day workshop. On day one they’ll learn to make pizza and cookies at Rosso. On day two, they’ll get to grips with sushi rolling at Benihana. And if you stay for lunch at either restaurant, you’ll get 20 percent off your total bill. Dhs145 per child (including chef’s hat and apron, a souvenir and certificate).
July 22-23, 10am-noon. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR, (04 428 2000).

Sunday 19

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).

Monday 20

Ice Land Waterpark’s Summer Time camp
Book your little ones into this camp where they’ll take part in arts and crafts, sports, dancing and lots more.
Dhs750 (five sessions, ten days). Sun-Thu 9am-4pm. Until August 27. Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, (052 902 5112).

Tuesday 21

Help with breastfeeding
Mums, get advice from expert midwife Dru Campbell from Healthbay Polyclinic.
Free. 10am-noon. Just Kidding, Al Safa Store, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 346 6050).

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