Family fun in Dubai

Sesame Street Live, Abada Capoeira, Family brunch at Al Bahou and more

Wednesday 5

Kids Theatre Works drama camp
Drama, dance, song, arts and crafts and prop-making for seven to 14-year-olds.
Dhs900 per week, Dhs150 registration fee. Sun-Thu 9am-3pm (shorter time for younger kids). Aug 16-27. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, (050 158 5653).

Thursday 6

Sesame Street Live
Let Elmo and his friends entertain your brood at the du Forum. The whole family can enjoy an exciting evening out to see Sesame Street Live.
From Dhs95. Daily 4pm & 7pm. Until Aug 8. du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, (056 675 6834/35).

Friday 7

Café de la Danse baby swimming
A welcoming and happy environment for new parents and their babies to swim.
Dhs90 single classes (packages available for four, eight and 12 classes). Sat 10am. Ongoing. Vila 1130, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2, (04 331 1543).

Tennis 360 at Dubai Sports World
Perfect their technique and keep them fit and healthy at this summer tennis camp.
Dhs240 (per day), Dhs900 (per week). Daily noon-3pm. Until Aug 27. Ages five-13. Dubai Sports World, World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road. (04 306 4000).

Saturday 8

Sapori di Bice cooking party
Pizza making, cookie decorating, gelato making, and then enjoy the feast! Dhs70 per child (one pizza and three cookies to decorate), two hours for a minimum of ten kids.
Ongoing. The Beach, JBR, (04 551 6349). Other location: City Walk, Al Safa Road (04 344 2550).

Abada Capoeira

A mixture of martial arts, music, acrobatics and fun!
Dhs340 per month (one lesson per week). Tue 4.30pm-5.30pm, Sat 10am-11am (over seven years old), Sat 9.15am-10am (four-seven years old). Ongoing. Cappella Club, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, (050 865 9897).

Sunday 9

The Illuminaire, Fire and Light Spectacular
A variety of dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and high altitude aerial artists combined with music, fire, liquid light, pyrotechnics and fireworks to create a vibrant show.
From Dhs75. August 28-29. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, (no number).

Monday 10


FIFA-certified turf, ten- or 15-minute matches throughout the day, football-themed parties and a secure ‘shop and drop’ facility.
Dhs38 (15-minute match). Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (04 388 2282).

Tuesday 11

Family brunch at Al Bahou
Movie theatre, face painting, bouncy castle and a healthy menu for kids.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (French bubbly), Dhs95 (children under 13), free (children under six). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, Jebel Ali, (04 444 0000).

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