Let’s Get This Party Started!
Tired of the same old, same old birthday parties? Or got a special little someone who wants something a bit different? There are plenty of ways to be mega creative when celebrating your petit party people – from wildlife inspired to active, creative to educational (yes, really!), these are some of Dubai’s coolest and newest party options for your kiddos. Time to get planning!
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We’re big fans of this gorgeous green space near Satwa – not only because it’s powered entirely by solar energy panels and is home to the fabulous Inn The Park café (run by the same team as Bystro and just as good) but also for its great playgrounds and stunning downtown views. The perfect party location when the weather’s good, grab a few picnic blankets, play some old fashioned party games, let the kids play and order in from the café. This is how kids parties used to be when we were growing up – simple, wholesome and a whole lotta fun!
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Imagine spending your birthday surrounded by stingrays and sharks! Aquaventure water park at Atlantis offers various party packages that include access to all the rides and slides, exclusive cabanas, ice-cream cake and meals. You can also add on some pretty cool activities including Cownose ray feeding and dolphin encounters plus gift bags and a party host to make sure your day goes swimmingly!
From AED 330 per person, www.atlantisthepalm.com
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One of the most fun places to open recently in Dubai, Aventura Parks offers an adventure among ghaf trees in Mushrif Park – letting you climb, zip line, tree-surf and loads more while surrounded by nature and masses of space! Your little monkeys will have fun swinging from tree to tree and getting stuck into group challenges up high before enjoying a birthday feast on the ground. The perfect party option for kiddos with a sense of a adventure – and mama, you’ll need to give it a try too!
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If your kiddo is into creating then a birthday bash at Cloud 7 in Level Kids might be just the ticket. This new space (brought to you by the peeps behind Le Petit Palais) is all about making stuff – from soap to candles and ceramic painting or cake decorating. There’s also a digital zone where you can mould your very own superhero before scanning him/her into a computer game and a foam building blocks area for plenty of imaginary play.
With 4 party packages available, there’s something to suit all budgets and ages – and each comes with birthday invites, face painting and glitter tattoo, private and personalised party room with games and table settings according to theme. You can also pay a little extra for kids meals and a cake celebration – because what’s a party without that?!
From AED 90 per child, www.facebook.com/Cloud7Dubai
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Now here’s a party option we’d want to crash! Gather up a gang of guests and head to the Dubai Marine Beach Club where super cool water sports centre, Fahrenheit Beach Sports, offer every possible activity to enjoy the water and the beach – yay! From Stand-Up Paddleboarding to Aqua Volleyball, Tug Of War, Clear Kayaks, Snorkelling, wake sports and loads LOADS more – the team know every beach game in the book and are full of smiles and enthusiasm to make sure every party goer is having the best time ever. Whether they’re floating about on giant inflatables or getting stuck into some sandy fun – this party is all about making the most of the beach, the sunshine, the eater – and we love it!
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Transport your party people to a tropical rainforest and share the birthday celebrations with creatures including toucans, parrots and even sloths! No, we’re not suggesting jetting off to South America, but heading over to The Green Planet in City Walk where an indoor biodome filled with lush green plants and amazing wildlife awaits. Choose from the Sloth, Turtle or Toucan package depending on your budget and get everything from a dedicated party room to a tour of The Green Planet and even a private animal encounter – yay! Educational and fun – it’s a winner!
From AED 115 per guest, www.thegreenplanetdubai.com
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This has got to be one of the coolest experience any kiddo can have – and the perfect treat for wildlife lovers. For 2 hours the birthday gang will get up close and personal with Dubai Aquarium‘s otters, including the opportunity to meet and greet, assist trainers with animal training, making toys for the otters and loads more! There’s a guided tour of the Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo and Back of House tour with fish feeding as part of the fun – and Rainforest and Animal Care themed games led by a member of the Education Team. Otterly fab!
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We’ve raved about Parkour for ages (if you still don’t know what we’re talking about then read our full review) – a safe, contained way for your kids to expel energy and climb the walls (literally) superhero style. The team at Parkour.ae teach children (and adults) how to use the environment around them to have fun. Think stunt men type stuff only without the danger – leaping from object to object, balancing and navigating a space. They can tailor a session to any group and age at their fab Al Serkal space or meet you outdoors in a park – the sky’s the limit!
No, we’re not talking a few cinema tickets and a bucket of popcorn for your guests – this is about getting a movie theatre all to yourselves for your precious party people to enjoy a private screening, have a go at karaoke or battle it out in an Xbox or Playstation tournament.
Vox Kids in Emirates Mall will allow your kids to invite up to 38 of their closest friends for a film-tastic celebration – and if that’s not enough for little miss or mr popular, you can rent one of VOX’s full sized cinemas to accommodate their gang. Packages include usher and waiter services, food options and a tonne of customisable details from the cinema decor to playing video messages on-screen from anyone who can’t be there in person. But frankly who’d want to miss out on this one, mamas?!
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How about stimulating those brain cells and firing up imaginations at WOW kids – a new concept that provides an interactive and futuristic way for the littles to be creative?! In a nutshell, this centre (opposite the Burj Al Arab) uses advanced technologies and cutting-edge tools to allow kids learn the basics of robotics, electronics and engineering in a fun way, by experimenting and experiencing new generation toys and games. Party packages are tailored to suit whatever you need and can include entertainers, decor, games and themes depending on what your kiddo loves. They’ll also get 3 hours of play-to-learn experience (which includes seeing their fish and sea creatures come to life in the WOW Aquarium, an EXO PLANET futuristic space forest, putting together their own digital story, coding, robotics, augmented reality and LOADS more) , a WOW show, interactive birthday banner and e-invites for all the guests. Sounds pretty wow to us…
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