25 to try: Kids' fun in Dubai malls

Don’t fancy a summer camp? Try these fun days out instead

Hand Art at Dubai Outlet Mall, July 9-15: Kids can learn how to make finger puppets from a variety of items, and little girls will get tips on painting their nails.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Min Bladi Al Emarat at Dubai Marina Mall, July 1-10: Learn more about Emirati heritage with a range of exhibits. Watch the traditional craftsman at work from 5pm, with live shows from 4pm.
For more information call: (04 436 1000)

Plate Art at Dubai Outlet Mall, July 2-8: Let your kids turn dull plates into works of art.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Dolls Festival at Dubai Festival City, July 9-23: If your little girl likes her Barbie, here’s a display of dolls from around the world, plus doll-making workshops.
For more information call: (04 232 5444)

Braid a Hanger at Dubai Outlet Mall, July 16-22: Teach kids about the environment, making a braided clothes hanger from recycled goods.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)


Carnival Mask at Dubai Outlet Mall, July 23 – August 7: Using different materials, kids can make themselves a mask.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Crafts at Dubai Outlet Mall, August 6-12: Beads! Glue! Glitter! Kids will be making jewellery from this little lot.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Back to school at Dubai Festival City, August 2-14: Should get your kids back in the mind set.
For more information call: (04 232 5444)

Back to School at Dubai Outlet Mall, August 13-19: Kids will get to make to make their own notebooks using recycled paper, and design their own front covers.
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Spot Modhesh at Mall of the Emirates, until August 14: Track down the smiley yellow one for a photo.
For more information call: (04 341 4747)


Kids Olympics at Dubai Marina Mall, July 16-22: Two arenas with a range of activities and competitions, for kids of all ages.
For more information call: (04 436 1000)

Mother Daughter Dance competition at Lamcy Plaza, July 24: Mother-daughter teams battle it out to music.
For more information call: (04 335 9999)

Kids Fashion Week at Deira City Center, July 24 - 30: With kids from the Modhesh Friends Club on the catwalk.
For more information call: (04 295 1010)

Father Son ‘Dress To Impress’ at Lamcy Plaza, July 31: In search of the most fashionable father and son combo.
For more information call: (04 335 9999)

Children’s Fashion Show at Mercato, August 10-14: Kids can audition to be catwalk models, and if successful take part in the show.
For more information call: (04 344 4161)


Cinnabon Baking at Mercato, until July 4: Kids can make their own coated cinnamon buns.
For more information call: (04 344 4161)

Ice Cream Social at Mercato, July 23-25 & 30 – August 1:

There is an interactive kids’ show from 4pm, with the 50’s-style ice cream parlour rollergirls in the mall from 6.30pm.
For more information call: (04 344 4161)

Cup Cake at Dubai Outlet Mall, July 30 – August 5: Kids can make and decorate their own cupcakes – then you can eat them (or not!)
For more information call: (04 423 4666)

Chocolate Villa at Dubai Festival City, August 1-14: See a house made from chocolate, with live cooking demonstrations.
For more information call: (04 232 5444)

House of Illusions at Dubai Festival City, until August 14: Fun for all the family, with magic, comedy and music, all inside the giant Spiegel Tent, dinner included.
Tickets from Dhs125-250, for more information call: (04 232 5444)


Hello Kitty Jungle Party Show at Dubai Mall, July 2-22: Another adventure awaits Hello Kitty and friends.
For more information call: (04 362 7500)

High School Musical 2 at DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates, July 8-18: Stage adaptation of the popular Disney children’s film – featuring an all-Dubai cast.
Tickets from Dhs149, for more information call: (04 341 4777)

Imagine with Elmo Show at Burjuman, july 23- August 12: The Sesame Street favourite arrives in Dubai with his colourful stage show.
For more information call: (04 352 0222)

Bob the Builder & the Sunflower Sailor at Al Ghurair City, July 23 – August 12: Can we fix it? Bob and chums certainly hope so in this latest adventure.
For more information call: (04 222 5222)

Meet & Greet Noddy & Dora at Al Manal Centre, August 1: The popular characters meet with the kids, and then put on a show.
For more information call: (04 227 7701)

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