This festive season means there is plenty for us to be celebrating, mamas! With Christmas right ’round the corner, there are lots of activities perfect for you and your little ones. Check out this week’s edition of The Weekender to find out what’s happening around town during this exciting festive season!
Gingerbread Making and Afternoon Tea!
Head to the Ritz for a Christmas delight to keep the kiddos happy! A decorating master class and special kids afternoon tea: what a delicious way to celebrate your creativity! Personally hosted by the resort’s talented pastry chefs, this activity is a colourful and engaging learning experience that will keep hands and minds busy, and tummies happy and full!
When: Saturdays 12 and 19 December, 2pm-4pm
Where: Caravan, The Ritz Carlton, JBR
How Much: AED265 per child, inclusive of Ritz Kids Afternoon Tea, to book call: 04 318 6150
Man and K9’s Ultimate Challenge
The Human K9 Challenge is the ideal day out for animal-lovers who appreciate the great outdoors! The 3-4 hour hike is designed to be challenging, but suitable for all with a reasonable level of fitness, (so we have no excuse)! Participants can even adopt a dog from K9 Friends for the weekend! The hike is followed by a BBQ, and a chance to listen to talks to raise awareness about the abundance of life beyond the city!
When: Friday 11 December
Where: Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
How Much: AED250 for one person with one dog and prices lower for groups/teams, for more information call: 04 4380487
Treat yourself this weekend and head to SensAsia for a truly rejuvenating experience! If you’re looking for a way to catch a break between work and family plans, their ‘Spa-aaah Menu’ might be just what you need. All their locations are offering festive spa deals: spend AED495 on someone else’s pampering, and get AED100 back for yourself!
When: Throughout December
Where: In all SensAsia spas
How Much: Varied, for for information and bookings call: 04 417 9820
Family Festive Fair
This winter fair has just what we need, and Reform has ensured that there is something to keep everyone happy! With children’s entertainment, a bouncy-castle, and a special visit from Santa, you know the littles will be in good hands! There will also be stands, selling everything from Christmas gifts, to festive food! In the mood for some extra shopping? There will be a selection from Pretty Chic Boutique (not in the mood? Head to that bouncy castle!).
When: Saturday 12 December, 11am-6pm
Where: Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai
How Much: Free entry!
More Gingerbread Making!
After their huge success last year, apple seeds is bringing back the bread! The first event is already over but we are still in time for the finale (just RSVP by Tuesday, 15 December)! Your littles will get given a chance to construct their very own gingerbread house out of bread and icing! They can channel that creativity and hunger into decoration designs with holiday treats. So why not head over to get that much needed sugar kick? An added plus is that these masterpieces of art will (hopefully!) last as Christmas decorations!
When: Thursday 17 December, 4pm
Where: apple seeds dubai, Gold and Diamond Park
How much: UAE200 per house, so siblings can share a house or have their own, it’s up to the parent.
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