Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

We’re incredibly proud and excited to announce that the third annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards will take place on Monday September 26, 2016 at the Conrad Dubai.

Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

We at Time Out Kids pride ourselves on our ability to sniff out the city’s best family friendly brands and experiences. Ever since it launched in spring 2006 as a free supplement distributed with copies of Time Out Dubai weekly magazine, this is what this intelligent guide to parenting has been about. Each and every month, we look to find our readers the best value deals, most impressive entertainment and most helpful expert advice, plus plenty more besides.

We understand better than anyone that keeping the kids entertained at home or on holiday is a constant crusade and we know how expensive it can be. That’s why we also know how important it is that we never lead our readers astray.

This is why we launched our awards three years ago. We see it as Dubai’s parental watchdog and it’s our independence that makes us different. Our awards have no advertiser influence, no external nominations and no public vote – instead, our resident journalists and parenting experts spend every year trying and testing everything Dubai has to offer families in order to deliver our honest-to-goodness verdict on the very best there is out there.

So, for the third time ever, we reveal which people, places and experiences we have deemed the best in 2016…

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Best Online Kids Store
Coochy Coo
Little Majlis
Mini Exchange
Noah's Garden Dubai

Best Maternity Store
Destination Maternity
Marks & Spencer
TKD Lingerie

Best Toy Store
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Bumble Bee
Early Learning Centre
Hobby Centre Dubai
Kidz Inc Dubai
The Toy Store
Toys ''R'' Us

Best Kids Entertainment Centre
Adventure HQ, The Galleria Mall
Adventure HQ, Times Square Centre
Chuck E. Cheese's
Fun City
Hub Zero
Kids Connection
Magic Planet
SEGA Republic
VOX Kids

Best Edutainment Venue
Children’s City
CreaKids Play Zone
Funky Monkeys Playland
Le Petit Palais
Little Explorers
Mattel Play! Town
Playdates on the Palm
The Journey

Best Soft Play Venue
Cheeky Monkeys
Extreme Fun
Kiddie Ville
Kiddies Café
Kids HQ
Kids Jungle
Mini Monsters

Best Theme or Water Park
Aqua Play
Global Village
Splash 'n' Party
Splash Pad
Wild Wadi

Best Party Venue
Cheeky Monkeys
Goal! Junior
Kids HQ
Little Explorers
SEGA Republic
Ski Dubai
Splash 'n' Party
VOX Kids

Best Family Restaurant
Crumbs Elysée
jones the grocer
Maison Mathis
Pantry Café
Rainforest Café
Reform Social & Grill
The Lime Tree Café

Best Family Brunch
Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Boulevard Kitchen, Manzil Downtown Dubai
Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm
Little Suzie's Diner Brunch at Medley, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Picnic Brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis The Palm
Superhero Brunch at Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina
Suq, Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Best Family Hotel
Atlantis The Palm
Fairmont The Palm
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Address Dubai Marina

Best Family Beach Club
Atlantis The Palm
Club Jumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Club Mina, Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Fairmont The Palm
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Rixos The Palm Dubai
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Pavilion Marina & Sports Club

Best Local Theatrical or Music Performance
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Factory Theatre Ensemble
Brooklyn Melodies Annual Summer Concert - Brooklyn Melodies Music Center
Dancin' On The Sidewalk - Diverse Choreography Performing Arts School & Event Choreography
Magic Phil & His Arabian Desert Mix Up
Over the Rainbow - Dubai Performing Arts Academy
Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2016
The Wizard of Oz - Turning Pointe Youth Ballet
Wherefore Art Thou, Motown? - Hayley's Comet

Best International Theatrical or Music Performance
Beauty and the Beast - Alchemy Project
Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Sports & Entertainment Solutions
James and the Giant Peach - Art For All
Seussical The Musical - Art For All
Shrek The Musical - Alchemy Project
Sleeping Beauty by the Moscow City Ballet - Art For All
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Centre Stage Arts
The Sound of Music - Popular Productions
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Art For All
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Art For All

Best Family Friendly Day Out
Dubai International Kite Festival
Dubai Snowfest at Dubai Ice Rink
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature
Kids Fest at Global Village
Modhesh World
Ripe Market
Taste of Dubai
The Etisalat Dubai Kids' Run
The Middle East Film & Comic Con

Best Competitive Sports Organisation
Dubai Tennis Academy
Elite Sports Academy
Hamilton Aquatics
ICC Academy
KAFO Academy
M&S Sports Services
Spanish Soccer School
Tiger's Youth Rugby - Heartbeat Sports
Ultimate Athletics

Best Kids' Sports Experience
Al Qudra Bike Track
Dubai Autodrome Race & Drive Centre
Dubai Ice Rink
Emirates Kart Zone
Flip Out Dubai
Goal! Junior
iFLY Dubai
My Gym UAE
Ski Dubai

Parent Blog of 2016
Baby Drool
Finding The Magic In Mommyhood
Me and the Bump
Mommy in Dubai
Mum of Boys
Seashells On The Palm
The Mothership
The Peace Lily
The Son And The Moon
Tuesday's Child

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award
Becky Balderstone - Ripe Market
Chirin Khawatmi - Mama’s Box
Eveline Sleeboom - Marhababy
Habbabeh Al Abbas & Lulia Al Fardan - Noah's Garden Dubai
Jumana Al Darwish - The Happy Box
Mariam Al Kassab - Kidz Venture
Nadia Wehbe - Baby Arabia
Olivia Manner - Hello Chef!
Miranda Hilton & Kirsten Fairfield - BabySouk.com

Special Recognition for Pre and Post Natal Care
Amy Vogelaar & Jasmine Collin - Love Parenting UAE
Andrea Guy & Louise Hickman - Out of the Blues
Baby Café - Coopers Health Clinic
Cecile de Scally - Baby Senses
Dru Campbell - JustKidding in association with Health Bay Polyclinic
Elaine Luck & Catherine Williams - BuggEfit at Pure Fitness
Elizabeth Bain & Julie Mallon - Dubai Doulas & Nurture to Sleep
Emma White - Bactive
Joanne Hanson-Halliwell - Small and Mighty Babies

Special Recognition for the Education of Children with Special Needs
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
All 4 Down Syndrome Dubai
Dubai Autism Center
Dubai Center for Special Needs
Kalimati Speech & Communication Centre
Riding For The Disabled Dubai
Senses Residential and Day Care Centre
Stepping Stones Center
Tender Hearts Arena
The Doris Duan-Young Autism Centre

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