Rise to the challenge
Bounce has a new adventure to enjoy with an ultimate adrenaline packed experience. For the first time in the region you can try your hand at all that parkour has to offer at a specially designed course not for the faint-hearted. Beat the summer heat and get your muscles jumping as you run the walls and balance on the beams. Overcome the spider wall, the warped wall and much more for the ultimate challenge...
Dhs80 per hour. Sun-Thu noon-midnight, Fri and Sat 9am-midnight, 4B Street, Al Quoz (04 321 1400).
Encourage them to be tooth kind and foster good brushing habits with the Foreo Issa mikro baby electric toothbrush. Tots will love its cute colours, child-sized grip and the gentle sonic pulse technology that gently cleans through its soft silicone bristles in two selectable modes. Tooth-cleaning time has never been this much fun, nor have those pearly whites been so sparkling.
Dhs450. Available at Level Kids, City Walk Dubai and at www.foreo.com.
Head to the Dubai Opera for Xavier and Aisha’s Amazing Choral Adventure, the tale of Aladdin’s little brother and his quest for true love.
Dhs50. July 6th and 7th, 11am and 2pm, Dubai Opera House, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.dubaiopera.com.
Loveable characters come to life with the renowned Noel Lambert Puppet Theatre and it is sure to wow audiences, young and old. Teaching the importance of respecting nature through catchy tunes, lots of humour and the cutest puppets in town, this colourful and fast-paced story will capture little imaginations.
Dhs50. July 7th and 8th, 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, www.ductac.org.
Make travel a treat
A Kidore travel pack will help your little ones stay happy and busy as they travel far and wide this summer. With seven packs to choose from, all full of surprises, from the tiny tots to the drama tweens, journeys will be fun and stress free. They can read a book, get a little crafty or play a fun board game, all from the safety of their seat. So buckle up and let the fun begin.
Get their summer wardrobe sorted with some super special treats from Kids Point. Frills, embroidery, and vibrant prints will ensure that this summer, you will never tire of looking at your little one as they twist and twirl and accessorize. We love this mini lolly handbag.
Open daily 9am-9pm. 102 Um Suqeim Road (04 335 5877).
We bang the drums
You and your little monkey can make some noise this summer with an afternoon of shaking your tambourines and stamping your feet. And after all that music, have a little fun in the soft-play area to unwind before home time. Sounds like a perfect day!
Dhs250 (under twos), Dhs320 (up to four years). www.musicmonkeys.ae.
Make some music at Melodica
Little twinkle toes, hip-hop heroes, songbirds and musical maestros can shine and have some fun at Melodica, a fully KHDA-approved school. Classes in ballet, street dance, singing and more are available at its three stunning studios in JLT, Palm Jumeirah and Wasl Vista Mall near City Walk.
Free summer trials. Open Sat-Thurs 10am-10pm (04 374 3434).
Because sometimes it’s just too hot to cook, and a nice evening out with the family can be just the ticket! Reform Social and Grill is making mealtimes fun with its “British Family Feasts”. Enjoy classic favourites such as a shepherd’s pie or stew and dumplings when choosing a main for the table along with three sides, perfect for a family of four. Little ones will love taking a trip to the ice cream parlour to round it all off.
Dhs295, Sat-Thurs, 4pm-7pm, The Lakes (04 454 2638).
Food truckers are rolling in
It’s all about the tasty treats this summer with Truckers DXB heading for the World Trade Centre to excite the palates of the UAE. Promising 15 different homegrown food trucks serving fusion dishes and authentic flavours from around the world, Truckers Summer Warehouse will also be hosting an arts and crafts market, carnival games, mechanical bull ride and more to keep the whole tribe busy. Chow down on burgers, hot dogs, pasta and risotto, South American dishes or Asian classics, as well as a massive selection of desserts. That’s dinner sorted!
Dhs10 (adults), kids under 12 go free. Wed-Sat, July 7-Sept 9, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.truckers.ae.
Keep it light
Wholesome Italian fare inspired by the Mediterranean diet comes alive at Barilla, where the whole squad can fill their boots with a colourful plate of tasty treats. The freshest of ingredients are used to create delicious meals and each dish has a story to tell.
Daily 9am-11pm, Festival City Mall (04 818 4025).