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The Weekender: Madgascar Live, Food Photography Workshop and More

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Happy Thursday, mama! Here’s the best things to get up to this weekend with the kids in Dubai, from hilarious children’s shows to the snazziest hotel deals.

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Madagascar Live!

There’s a bit of rumble in the jungle and it’s making its way to Dubai with this fantastic stage-adaptation of Madagascar! Expect to meet all the kiddos’ favourite characters from the show (did somebody say King Julian?) and be prepared to move it, move it, mamas.

When: 28-30 August, 2:30 and 7pm daily
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
How much: AED 125-650, book tickets here

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea… That’s right, Spongebob Squarepants is coming to town and you won’t want to miss out on these free live performances! Running three times a day, these free 25 minute shows are the best way to relax during a day of shopping at Dubai Marina Mall. Plus, there’s a meet and greet session afterwards so you’ll be able to get some fab snaps for Facebook.

When: 27 August – 2 September, 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm
Where: Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

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Clarks are bringing over their expert shoe fitter Bob Hardy who not only will help you find the perfect pair for your tots, but he’ll also be talking about the importance of good footwear on your child’s posture and health. While you’re off browsing the shelves, the kiddos can also have fun with face-painting, balloons and even playing with their mascots Daisy and Jack.

When: 27-29 August, see all times here
Where: Clarks branches across Dubai, see all locations here

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If you’re an aspiring foodie photographer or an avid Instagrammer, this workshop’s right up your alley. Award-winning photographer and teacher Khaled Abul-Dhahab will be hosting a class over at Lighthouse Studio – check it out!


When: 29 August, 10am-6pm
Where: Studio A, Lighthouse Studio, Al Quoz, Dubai

Special Offers

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The super cool French playroom Le Petit Palais is offering mamas half off their regular prices for August! If you haven’t headed over yet, Sofia’s rave review of their services will sort you out. The new prices are AED 40 an hour with an additional AED 20 per hour, meaning you get a little extra spending money mama. Bon!


When: Until 31 August
Where: Le Petit Palais, 2nd Level, Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, Dubai

tribeca dubaiSundowners in JBR
The sun goes down, the drinks are cold and it’s happy hour at Tribeca, JBR! You and your partners in crime can score 50% off house beverages between 5-8pm every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Definitely time to schedule in that girly catch up!)


Where: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
When: 5-8pm Sat-Mon, Wed and Thurs
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)50 345 6067 to book a table.

tcc-1Dim Sum Fun
China Club always serves fantastic fair and why not enjoy their Yum Cha Nights for a unlimited amount of dim sum delight. Their set menu is served daily for AED139 with soft drinks or AED 199 with house beverages. Children 4-12 years old half price, under 4 years olds are free.


Where: China Club, The Radisson Blu Deira Creek, Deira
When: Daily from 7pm
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 222 7171 to reserve a spot.

dubai creek golf clubWe could be heroes
Enjoy an evening Friday brunch instead this weekend at Legends. You can enjoy endless buffet starters and desserts and al la carte mains. Various packages available to suit every wallet and taste from AED 275 – 595. Children 7-12 are AED85 and under 7’s eat for free. Plus, you can drop off the other half for a round of golf afterwards while you check out the rest of the Golf Club’s facilities!

Where: Legends at Dubai Creek Golf Club
When: Fridays from 7pm
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 295 6000 to reserve a spot.


Our weekend offers are put together with the help of CitiSpi – 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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