The Illuminaire – Fire
and Light Spectacular Book now to see this showcase of dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and high altitude aerial artists combined with music, fire, liquid light, pyrotechnics and fireworks.
From Dhs75. August 28-29. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com (no number).
Comic book collecting
Take little fans of comic books and collectibles to Comicave. A haven for manga enthusiasts and aficionados.
Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Dome Entrance, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.comicave.com (04 423 7979).
Family brunch at Al Bahou
Let the little ones enjoy the movie theatre, face painting, bouncy castle and healthy children’s menu.
Dhs145 (kids aged 13 to 16), Dhs95 (kids aged six to 12), free for kids under six. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate, www.movenpick.com (04 444 0000).
Painting session at thejamjar
Get creative with your kids at these two-hour painting sessions. All supplies included. Three 20x20cm canvases Dhs100.
Mon-Thu and Sat 10am-8pm, Fri 2pm-8pm. Ongoing. thejamjar, 17a Street, Al Quoz 3, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).
Sign your brood up for lessons in piano, ballet, violin, guitar and more. Prices and times vary.
Ongoing. Various locations including Mirdif, www.facebook.com/brooklynmelodiesmusiccenter (04 288 8951).
The Show Book tickets to see street and break dancing. Sixteen global performers will take to the stage at Ductac on Thursday August 20 to Saturday 22.
From Dhs125. August 20-22, 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 427 8166).
El Sur Family colouring competition
Colour it up every Saturday this August with El Sur’s Spanish Family Lunch. All art is uploaded onto the restaurant’s Facebook page and at the end of every month, a winner is declared and prizes given out.
Free. Sun-Thu 6pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 12.30pm-1am. Ongoing. El Sur, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.elsurdubai.com (04 399 7700).
Take the kids to play matches on FIFA-certified turf. You can also book football-themed parties and enjoy the ‘drop and shop’ service, leaving the little ones to get on with the game while you shop in the mall. Dhs38 (15-minute match).
Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.goaljunior.com (04 388 2282).
Kids can take part in martial arts, music, acrobatics and more.
Dhs340 per month, once a week. Sat 9.15am-10am (four- to seven-year-olds), Tue 4.30pm-5.30pm and Sat 10am-11am (eight years and above). Ongoing. Cappella Club, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.abadacapoeiradubai.com (050 865 98 97).