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The Weekender: Ice Factor, Cine Splash, DXB Kids Drumming Circle and More

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It’s time for another Weekender mamas: this time you can cool off at a fantastic kids ice skating competition, have a movie marathon, beat your own drum and of course, check out a few awesome weekend promotions to kick back and relax. It’s all right here in our Weekender!

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Hit the ice

Dubai Ice Rink’s hosting Ice Factor, a fun ice skating competition for children aged 4+. Cheer on your little or enjoy watching the tinies cut a rug across the rink – definitely a good way to (literally) cool off over the weekend!

When: 30 May, 5:45-8pm
Where: Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

kids read

One for the bookworms
Got a voracious little reader in the family? This one’s a good shout then – Kids Read is a great event run by the British Council and HSBC to help promote reading amongst primary kiddos aged 6-10. We’re sure even the surliest of tots will want to get involved in their fun storytelling activities; there’s also an educational English class that’s well worth sticking round for.

When: 30 May, 3-6pm
Where: British Council, Dubai

dubai drummingDrum roll please…
If you’ve not had the chance to head over to Dubai Drumming’s Kids Drumming Circle Classes, then now’s the perfect time to head over. With loads of experience teaching to people of all ages, it’s all held over at the Urban Tribe Studio for a small price and it’s a fun twist on weekend entertainment. The best thing? Mom and pop can get involved too!


When: 30 May, 11-12pm
Where: Urban Tribe Studio, Street 17, Al Quoz 4
How much: AED 60 per child, AED 25 per parent

cinesplashSplashing great times
Held every Thursday and Friday, Cine Splash is an awesome pool party/outdoor cinema experience geared towards families. It’s all going on over at the beautiful Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and the price includes a towel and popcorn – you don’t have to be a member to go along either as they start selling non-member tickets at 6:30pm. On Thursday, they’ll be showing How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Bolt, while on Friday they’ll be showing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Tin Tin.

When: 28-29 May, 7pm onwards (guest tickets available at 6:30pm)
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road, Opposite Arabian Ranches, next to Studio City, 7477 Dubai
How much: Free for members, AED 45 for adults and AED 35 for kids (non-members)


the cavendish

Family Brunch that doesn’t break the bank
It’s getting hot outside and it’s going to be a long Summer. We need to keep the adults and children entertained over the weekend, without breaking the bank. The Cavendish, Bonnington, have come to save the day with their fab Friday Brunch with oodles of kids activities to keep the children amused and price tag to keep the parents happy. Bubbles AED 399; House Beverages AED 299; Non Alcoholic AED 199; Children under 12 AED99; under 6’s eat free.

Where: The Cavendish, Bonnington Hotel JLT
When: Fridays, 12.30-4pm
How to book: (+971) (0)4 356 0533

manzil hotel

Grab the girlfriends
We do have a soft spot for Manzil Hotel. The food is always delicious and they’ve launched an Afternoon Tea, which you know is going to be exquisite. The price is definitely right as well at AED 174 for two, so we think we can justify enjoying it every week! It’s definitely time for a bit of girly goss, mama.


Where: Manzil Hotel, Downtown, opposite Souk Al Bahar
When: Daily 2-6pm
How to book: (+971) (0)4 428 5888

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New spot for some R&R
Relax your cares away this weekend with the great offer at Sheraton Grand, SZRd. Book a 60 min Balinese massage for only AED280 (usual price AED395) – you deserve to kick back and relax once in a while, mama.



Where: Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Daily
How to book: 04 503 4444


Our weekend offers are put together with the help of Citi Spi – a fab resource that enables ladies to socialise smarter with the inside scoop on deals and promotions around Dubai. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter!

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Featured image sourced via Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

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