A few of our favourite things to do this weekend
With the busiest, merriest season in full swing, we’ve lined up a few of our favourite family events to fill your calendar before the Big Man in Red arrives!
The story of Peter Pan just never gets old, just like the magical young boy himself! H2 are back in Dubai for their 10th Annual Pantomime Season with their spectacular magic adventure Peter Pan, told in classic British pantomime style! With Sumptuous sets, colourful costumes, musical magic, fabulous flying, comedy capers, and full of audience participation, this show is the ideal festive treat for all the family!
When: Tuesday 20 December – Tuesday, 27 December
Where: DUCTAC Theatre, Dubai
How much: From AED 140
Step into a magical winterland at Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall, where festivities are in full-swing with the return of Dubai Snowfest. Take part in the winter merriment with Dubai Snowfall public skating sessions each day, where you can glide around the ice rink with snow falling around you – the perfect winter touch. Adding that extra fairy-tale feeling, kiddies can enjoy a snow-themed bouncy castle and soft play area, complete with a snowball fight zone. For the perfect winter photograph, hop into the Snow Globe and snap a picture with snow flying all around you!
When: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 to Saturday, 7 January 2017
Where: Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall
How much: Free entry to Village Market; Dubai Snowfall skating sessions – AED100
Join lululemon ambassador Patty on Kite Beach for an early morning, pre-festive stretch and relaxation session this weekend before stuffing your face with Christmas treats. Sign up to book your mat email@example.com – stay active during the holiday period, mama!
When: Friday, 23 December (7:30-8:30am)
Where: Kite beach, meeting point in front of Wanna Banana
How much: Free
While the weather outside might be in the balmy mid-twenties, a visit to Festive Village at Atlantis the Palm will get you into the festive mood. Find all your favourite traditional treats, indulge in an array of festive feasts their award winning restaurants, and enjoy plenty of fun-filled activities and games to keep the whole family entertained. You may even get the chance to meet the jolly big man himself!
When: Until Friday, 6 January 2017 (10am-10pm)
Where: Poseidon’s Court, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
How much: Free
Here’s chance to do some last-minute Christmas shopping – picking from all things organic and unique. If you visit this market weekly, you’d be glad to know that they’re adding festive sparkles to all of its markets. With entertainment from local artists, live movie screenings, activities from fitness groups and children’s activities for all ages, all set under the stars with a dazzling display of lights, this is THE market to be on Christmas Eve!
When: Saturday, 24 December (3-9pm)
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park, Dubai
How much: Free entry!
We don’t know about you, but Christmas at Bazxar sounds like a sweet idea (literally!). Try their special four-course set menu which evokes memories of traditional Christmas family meals. Prefer to stay cozy at home? Opt for the take-away package for AED 795 (good for 4 – 8 persons) including a whole roasted turkey and its trimmings. For Christmas Eve, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and sing along with Rita & the Rogues as they perform classic Christmas carols that will get you in the right festive mood.
When: Until Friday, 30 December
Where: Bazxar, Gate Precinct Building 4, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai
How much: 330 AED per person
Have a fab Christmas, mama!