Three cheers for the summer break, mama! If you’re looking for things to do this Ramadan, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From a father/kiddo meditation class to a brand spanking new play centre, you’re definitely going to keep your eye on our special offers section this week. (Did someone say free hotel stay?) It’s all here in our Weekender!
Daddy’s day out
The boys and little girls in your family looking a little worn out recently? It might be worth looking into Kidz Venture’s Father and Child workshops, starting this Saturday. It’s the perfect place for them to unwind, look inwards and connect with one another over half an hour – plus, mama will finally get a break!
When: 11 July, 10:30am
Where: Kidz Venture, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
How to book: Book by ringing (+971) (0)52 276 8237 or emailing email@example.com.
A whole new world
Forego the lines and sun at outdoor theme parks, mama. The region’s biggest indoor family fun centre Modhesh World has thrown open its doors for the summer and you’ll be able to check it out over at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With eight different kids zones and everything from games, rides and shows, you’ll never be strapped for entertainment.
When: 9 July – 29 August
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
Ready to get a little messy? thejamjar is holding a number of short workshops over at RWAQ Dubai this Ramadan, where you and the kiddos will be able to learn everything from crafting your own bookmarks to creating Ramadan themed mobiles. For a full breakdown of workshops, check out the list here.
When: 9 July, 7:30-11pm
Where: RWAQ Dubai, The Walk, JBR, Dubai
Calling all junior master chefs
Now this one isn’t exactly an event, but you can certainly turn it into one for the whole family! Our baking blogger Gina Pistone whipped up an amazing (and easy) Halawa, Rose Water and Pistachio Cookie recipe that’s sure to be a hit with the troop. Stock up on ingredients at a nearby hypermarket and break out the baking trays mama – find out how to make them here!
Special Offers and Promotions
That’s right. A FREE staycation at Sheraton Grand on Sheikh Zayed Road, mama. If you book a room for JUST AED 500, you’ll receive AED 500 credit to use at the restaurants and beautiful spa. Brilliant!
Where: Sheraton Grand, SZ Rd
When: Booking must be made to stay before 15th September
How to book: Through their website
With all this heat, a girl really needs some R&R! Why not treat yourself to a Ramadan massage at Talise Spa at Madinat Jumierah? Their blissful 60 minute massages are going for a special price of just AED395 and it also includes access to the facilities. We see no reason why not.
Where: Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah
When: To be enjoyed before Eid
How to book: Ring +971 (0)4 3666818.
Breakfast with chocolate
Made to order chocolate lollipops for an Iftar treat? Count us in! It’s time to try the sumptuous Iftar at Caravan, the food is divine. There’s a falcon to mesmerise and henna to adorn as well, plus it’s just AED 220 for adults and AED 110 for children.
Where: Caravan, Ritz Carlton, JBR,
When: Till Eid, Sunset till 9.30pm
How to book: Ring +971 (0)4 318 6150.
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