9 kids events this week

Football club, Pre and postnatal help, Dubai aquarium and more things to do with kids

Wednesday 2

The Gruffalo
Are you afraid of the Big Bad Mouse? Children adore this classic Julia Donaldson tale of a mythical monster who turns out to be real… Don’t miss this show – it’s bound to sell out.
Dhs135-185. October 2-3, 10.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com (04 366 6546).

Thursday 3

Twirling Tots by Prima Performing Arts
Book now for this popular toddler dance class, where children will learn to move like ballet dancers, make friends and have fun. Dhs75 per trial class, Dhs450 per child per six-week term.
Thu. From September 10, 10.15am. Ongoing. Mini Monsters, Ground Floor, Dnata Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.minimonsters.ae. michelle.primauae@gmail.com (055 771 4526).

Friday 4

Arabian Nights
Enjoy a feast of adventures and fantasies involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses in Story Pocket Theatre’s retelling of the classic Arabian Nights stories. The production is suitable for kids aged four and up.
From Dhs120. September 24-26, 11am, 3pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).

Pre and postnatal help at BabySenses Midwife
Cecile de Scally gives advice on feeding, sleeping and more, as well as weigh-in sessions.
Call for prices. Times vary. Ongoing. BabySenses, Jumeirah Business Centre 4, Cluster N, JLT, www.babysenses.me (04 558 7307).

Saturday 5

Baby Aquarist pass
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s new ‘Baby Aquarist’ pass offers unlimited visits for those under the age of three and their parent or guardian.
Dhs100 (four-week pass). Daily 10am-1pm. Until September 27. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 448 5200).

Cheeky Monkeys
This toddler favourite is now open in J3 Mall, with slides, trampolines, ball pits and a café.
Dhs50 (first hour), Dhs15 (additional hours). Sat-Wed, 9am-9pm, Thu-Fri, 9am-10pm J3 Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.cheekymonkeys.com (04 388 1135).

Sunday 6

E-Sports Football Club
Programmes including Early Touches for three- to six-year-olds, Skills in Schools for four- to 11-year-olds, Development and Elite squads for six- to 16-year-olds and more.
Prices, times and dates vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.esportsuae.com (04 369 7817).

Monday 7

Free pizza at Carluccio’s
As part of its Festa Della Pizza promotion, Dubai family favourite Carluccio’s is offering everyone two pizzas for the price of one, including the Nutella and banana version for dessert.
Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7844).

Tuesday 8

Pixies and Ponies
Take the tots to this centre featuring slides, a café and more. Suitable for kids aged six months to 12 years.
Dhs40, Dhs75 (movie nights). Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Wasl Vita Mall, Al Wasl Road, www.pixiesandponies.com (04 385 4111).

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