Can’t face hosting 23 five-year-olds in your back garden for your family’s next birthday party? Hand the reigns to one of the city’s best-known hotels to do all the hard work for you. Enter, Atlantis The Palm’s Kids Club.
Atlantis The Palm’s Kids Club offers a range of party packages, depending on what you’re looking for in a party (and the size of your wallet). They know how to handle groups, so you know your gang will be in safe hands while getting stuck in with games, dancing, relay races, scavenger hunts, a fashion show and the obligatory piñata bashing. Oh, and a trip to The Lost Chambers to feed the fish!
As far as party venues go, this is pretty much top of the cool list. The Kids Club, suitable for three to 12-year-olds, is situated in the hotel’s East Tower and operates a strict “kids only” policy, meaning parents can have three, glorious, child-free hours to shop or eat whilst they wait.
Food is included in the Deluxe and V.I.K. (that’s Very Important Kid!) party packages, but will be an extra cost for the Kids Club Party. In the latter there’s a choice of chicken nuggets or a burger with fries at Dhs45 per child. And party timings are either 10.30am until 1.30pm or 3.30pm until 6.30pm (so you’ll probably need some food in between all the madness).
Package prices vary depending on which one you take, with the Kids Club Party coming in at Dhs145 per child, the Deluxe Atlantis Party at Dhs180 per child and the V.I.K. Party ringing in at Dhs250 per child. There must be a minimum of ten children for all packages and the venue can host up to a whopping 200 children (should you happen to be Angelina Jolie).
The Kids Club team can organise a magician, balloon bender, henna artist, bouncy castle or their favourite character to appear for an additional fee.
A party at one of the best hotels in the city, where your guests can valet park, drop off their kids for three hours and head for a five-star lunch while they wait? We’re in.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1487).