Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2015 - the winners

The best in parenting, childcare and kids entertainment in Dubai have been announced by Time Out Dubai Kids

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The second annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards took place on September 29 at InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

The glamorous ceremony saw more than 60 individuals, outlets, events from the past 12 months celebrated for their work across numerous fields.

From blogging to baby clothes, soft play to special needs, the work of all those invovled in Time Out Dubai Kids deserves high praise indeed.

Time Out Kids was first launched in Spring 2006 as a free supplement distributed with all copies of Time Out Dubai weekly magazine. From the outset we have strived to bring parents invaluable information and helpful advice in everything from holidays to breakfasts, clubs to causes. The success and popularity of the early supplement meant that from September 2008 it became available to purchase as a monthly magazine.

Then in 2014 we launched the awards. We see them 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.

And that's why the ceremony at InterContinental Dubai Festival City was such a special night for so many ways.

You can see a gallery of the winners here.
And all the wonderful guests arriving here.

But without further ado, we bring you the winners and highly-commended from the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2015.

Best Online Kids Store
WINNER: BabySouk
HIGHLY COMMENDED: JustKidding, Mumzworld

Best Maternity Store
WINNER:
Mothercare
HIGHLY COMMENDED: H&M, BabyShop

Best Toy Store
WINNER:
The Toy Store
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hamleys, Early Learning Centre

Best Kids Entertainment Centre
WINNER:
KidZania

Best Edutainment Venue
WINNER: Little Explorers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: KidZania, Children's City

Best Soft Play Venue
WINNER: Cheeky Monkeys
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Extreme Fun, Caboodle

Best Theme or Water Park
WINNER: Aquaventure Waterpark
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi

Best Family Café
WINNER: BookMunch
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Lime Tree Café, The Change Initiative

Best Family Brunch
WINNER: Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Picnic Brunch, Al Badia Golf Club; BreakSlow at Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm

Best Family Hotel
WINNER: Fairmont The Palm
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis The Palm

Best Family Beach Club
WINNER: Fairmont The Palm
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Atlantis The Palm, Club Jumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

Best Family Breakfast
WINNER: Baker & Spice
HIGHLY COMMENDED: MO’s, The Farm

Best Local Theatrical or Music Performance
WINNER: Step In Time - Diverse Choreography & Performing Arts School Dubai
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Game 2015 Showcase - Hayley's Comet; Magic Phil & His Pirate Adventure Show

Best International Theatrical or Music Performance
WINNER: Disney on Ice - Rockin Ever After & Princesses & Heroes
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Art For All; The Nutcracker - Art For All

Best Family Day Out
WINNER: Ripe Market
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature, Winter Wonderland at Madinat Jumeirah

Commitment to Sport, Health and Wellbeing
WINNER: Clark Francis Tennis Academy
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dubai Sports City, My Gym UAE

Parent Blog of 2015
WINNER: Tuesday's Child
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mum of Boys, Baby Drool

Time Out Kids Family Entrepreneurial Award
WINNER: Becky Balderstone, Ripe Market
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jumana Al Darwish, The Happy Box; Nadia Wehbe, Baby Arabia

Special Recognition for Pre and Post Natal Care
WINNER: Andrea Guy, Out of the Blues
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cecile de Scally, Baby Senses; Elizabeth Bain & Julie Mallon, Dubai Doulas

Special Recognition for the Education of Children with Special Needs
WINNER: Dubai Center for Special Needs
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dubai Autism Center, Riding For The Disabled Dubai

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