9 kids events this week

Rock n’ Royal Barbie, Seawings kids fly free and more to entertain children in Dubai

Wednesday 9

Rock n’ Royal Barbie
Mall of the Emirates is marking its first decade with a Barbie event. Little ones can glam up with nail art at the Barbie Hand Spa and have fun with temporary Barbie tattoos. Free. September 9-14, 10am-10pm. Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.malloftheemirates.com (04 409 9000)

Thursday 10

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

Friday 11

Laundry on your phone
For Dubai mums, children equals piles of washing. A new app you can download to your phone takes this chore off your hands. Set it up, make a booking, and your washing will be collected and returned clean and fresh. Laundry, wash and press, and dry cleaning available.
Free to download. From Dhs10 for drycleaning a baby dress (complete price list on website). Pickups between 6am-midnight daily across Dubai. www.getlaundry.ae (050 172 9517)

Arabian Nights
Enjoy a feast of fantasies involving genies, heroes, villains, and princesses in Story Pocket Theatre’s retelling of the Arabian Nights stories. 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).

Saturday 12

E-Sports Football Club
Get your kids into football with programmes like Early Touches for three to six years, Skills in Schools for four to 11 years, boys and girls coaching for up to 16 years, and Development/Elite Squads and the Junior Football League for six to 16 year olds.
Prices, times and days vary. Ongoing. Various venues across Dubai. www.esportsuae.com (04 369 7817)

Seawings kids fly free
Mark the beginning of the school year with a very special trip on a seaplane! Buy an adult ticket, and your lucky child can fly free! From Dhs895. Available seven days a week, enquire for times.
Until Sep 30. Take off from Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club or Yas Marina Island. www.seawings.ae (04 8070708).

Sunday 13

Baby Aquarist pass
Bond with your little one at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo using the ‘Baby Aquarist’ pass, for those under three and a parent or guardian. Each pass includes unlimited access to the ‘Researcher Experience’, access to a toddlers’ play area, visits to the toddler touch pool, and more.
Dhs100 for a four-week pass per adult and child under three. Daily 10am-1pm. Unlimited visits until September 27. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).

Monday 14

Two-for-one at Bounce
Every weekday morning, book a playdate with a friend and head down to Dubai’s original trampoline park. Get fit and help the toddlers burn off some energy at the same time.
Dhs80 (adults), Dhs70 (kids). Sun-Wed 10am-noon. Ongoing. Bounce, 32, 4B Street, Al Quoz, www.bounce.ae (04 3211 400)

Tuesday 15

The Gruffalo
Kids adore this Julia Donaldson tale of a 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 Suqueim (04 366 6546).

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