Family Fun in Dubai

Dubai Mall summer pass, Albino alligators at The Lost Chambers and more to entertain children in Dubai

Wednesday 19

Albino alligators at The Lost Chambers
These rare, endangered creatures are the newest residents at Atlantis The Palm’s The Lost Chambers. Hunted for their valued skin, the aquarium hopes to conserve and raise awareness of the animals.
Dhs100 (adults), Dhs75 (UAE residents), Dhs70 (kids aged two to 11), free for kids under two. Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).

Thursday 20

Dubai Mall Summer Pass – five activities in one
For just Dhs250, Emaar is offering a great money-saving pass for The Dubai Mall that will allow you to visit the aquarium, KidZania, the ice rink, Sega Republic and Reel Cinemas. Enquire at each outlet for purchase.
Dhs250 per pass. Daily 10am-10pm. Until September 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, (no number).

Friday 19

Basicball Academy Camp
NBA guest stars and great certified FIBA basketball coaches teach at this camp founded by ex-pro Zoran Savic. Book your kids aged five and up in now.
Dhs2,990 for a week. 9am-3pm, August 22-28 suitable for age five and up. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (056 956 9628).

Brooklyn Melodies
Sign your brood up for lessons in piano, ballet, violin, guitar and more.
Prices and times vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Mirdif, (04 288 8951).

Saturday 22

Blaze The Show
It’s your last chance to see the street and break dance extravaganza – the show ends today
From Dhs125. August 20-22, 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (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, (04 399 7700).

Sunday 23

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, (04 423 7979).

Monday 24

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, (no number).

Tuesday 25

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, (04 341 7303).

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The popular beach club is opening later this year Bluewaters Island

Treble your tacos every Tuesday for Dhs27

The Play House features treats, cooking classes and more

Ladies get free drinks on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The sleek new trains will be more spacious with a swankier design


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