Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2014

New awards announced to celebrate the emirate’s best family minded attractions, shops, venues and people

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We’re incredibly proud and excited to announce that the very first Time Out Dubai Kids Awards will take place on September 29 2014 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina.

We first launched Time Out Kids in Spring 2006 as a free supplement distributed with all copies of Time Out Dubai weekly magazine. Its success and popularity meant that from September 2008 it became available to purchase as a monthly magazine. We all know that keeping the kids entertained at home or on holiday is a constant crusade and that’s why we strive to bring parents invaluable information and helpful advice every single month.

We see our awards as the parental watchdog for the city, unafraid to tell the truth however hard it is to swallow and our independence is what makes us so different to many others in the region. Our awards have no advertiser influence, no external nominations and no public vote – simply our resident journalists and parenting experts delivering their verdict on the best Dubai has to offer for families.

The categories for the first ever Time Out Dubai Kids Awards are:


Best Online Kids Store
• Just Kidding
• Bubs Boutique
• Mumzworld
• Db Babies
• Baby Souk
• 6am Babies

Best Maternity Store
• Mamas & Papas
• H&M
• Destination Maternity
• Mothercare
• Babyshop

Best Toy Store
• Hamleys
• Toys “R” Us
• The Toy Store
• Virgin Megastore
• Early Learning Centre
• Daiso

Best High-Street Kids Store
• Mothercare
• H&M
• Gap
• Mamas and Papas
• Marks & Spencer
• Okaidi
• Pumpkin Patch
• Babyshop

Best Designer Kids Store
• Armani Junior
• Diesel Kids
• Ralph Lauren Kids
• Gucci Kids
• Katakeet
• Burberry Children


Best Kids Entertainment Centre
• Fun City
• Kidzania
• Sega Republic
• Magic Planet
• Adventure HQ
• Playnation

Best Kids Edutainment Venue
• Little Explorers
• Children’s City
• Kidzania
• Cascade Learning
• Apple Seeds

Best Soft Play Venue
• Kiddies Cafe
• Kiddie Ville
• Mini Monsters
• Kids Jungle
• Cheeky Monkeys
• Funky Monkeys
• Extreme Fun
• Le Petit Palais

Best Theme or Water park
• Wild Wadi
• Ski Dubai
• Aquaplay
• Aquaventure
• Sega Republic
• Playnation


Best Family Café
• More Café
• Carluccios
• The Farm
• Lime Tree Café
• Sapori Di Bice
• Book Munch
• Jones the Grocer
• Crumbs Elysée

Best Family Brunch
• Mazina at The Address Dubai Marina
• Nomad at Jumeirah Creekside
• Beachcombers at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
• Picnic Brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
• Al Bahou at Movenpick IBN Battuta
• Bubblelicious at The Westin
• Raffles Roast at Raffles Dubai
• The Talk at Movenpick JBR

Best Family Beach Club
• Club Mina, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi
• Club Joumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
• Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa
• Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
• The Pavillion Marina & Sports Club, Jumeriah Beach Hotel
• Fairmont The Palm

Best Family Hotel
• The Westin
• Atlantis The Palm
• Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
• Jumeirah Beach Hotel
• Grand Hyatt Dubai
• Raffles Dubai
• Fairmont The Palm
• JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
• Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
• Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Best Family Breakfast
• More Café
• Jones the Grocer
• Crumbs Elysée
• Carluccios
• The Farm
• The Pantry
• Book Munch
• Sapori Di Bice

Best Overall Restaurant for Families
• Café Ceramique
• More Café
• Book Munch
• Crumbs Elysée
• The Pantry
• Jones the Grocer
• Sapori Di Bice
• Lime Tree Café


Commitment to Sport, Health and Wellbeing
• IFA Sport
• Soccer Kids
• M&S Sports Services
• Clark Francis Tennis
• My Gym
• Elite Football Coaching
• The Little Gym
• Active Sports UAE
• E-Sports UAE
• The Cycle Hub

Parent Blog of 2014
• Mommy in Dubai
• Tuesdays Child
• Dubai Our Sandbox
• Third Culture Family
• Seashells on the Palm
• Mum of Boys

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award
• Catherine Williams and Elaine Luck - Pure Fitness
• Kirsten Fairfield and Paula Harrington - Bubs Boutique
• Kellie Whitehead - Mamaevents
• Natalie Humphrey - Baby Bazaar
• Eveline Sleebom - Marhababy
• Becky Balderstone - Ripe Market

Best Safety / Awareness Campaign

Outstanding Contribution

For event enquiries please contact reema.rahman@itp.com

For sponsorship enquiries please contact richard.halaby@itp.com

Stay tuned to Time Out Dubai Kids on Facebook (Time Out Dubai Kids) and Twitter (@TOD_KIDS #TOKawards) for further updates.

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