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5 Things to Do This Weekend: Le Gourmet Food Fest 2016, ARTE The Makers Market, Toddler Calm Workshop and more!

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A few of our favourite things to do this weekend

Time to fill in your calendar, mama! There’s LOTS happening in the desert city this weekend and we can’t wait to share our favourite picks with you…

le gourmetLe Gourmet Food Fest 2016

Calls for foodies and party-goers! Enjoy an urban fusion of global street food, as producers, chefs, bloggers and suppliers come together for this unique, family-friendly food event. Food lovers immerse in a gastronomical experience by sampling foods from the exhibiting suppliers and Le Gourmet’s own cuisines. Dishes from all over the world are served from stalls and trucks, whilst parents and kiddies alike enjoys the music, demos, workshops, live street art, entertainment, competitions and more!

When: Thursday, 22 September – Saturday, 24 September
Where: Galeries Lafayette Dubai, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
How much: Free entry!


ARTE, The Makers Market

UAE’s specialist and largest monthly handmade in the UAE urban arts and craft market is celebrating their 11th year with special fun-filled activities in the Workshop Corner! Expect creative demonstrations and learn from the experts. This market features everything from handmade handbags, second-hand textbooks to great options for a relaxing lunch – a perfect family weekend market spot!

When: Friday, 23 September, 11am – 6pm
Where: Times Square Center Dubai
How much: Free entry!

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Toddler Calm Workshop

Having toddler troubles, mama? Whether it is tantrums, sleep problems, picky eating, or just general upset in your home, this 3.5 hour workshop will teach you the fundamentals of ToddlerCalm so you can start to relate to your toddler in an entirely new way and bring calm to your home. This is great for working parents and dads who can’t make it to 4 weekly classes. Taught by licensed ToddlerCalm consultant, Amy Vogelaar. Register with to save your spot (note: babies in arms are welcome but toddlers cannot attend)!

When: Saturday, 24 September, 9am-12:30pm
Where: Inspire Children’s Nursery, Jumeirah
How much: AED 400 per family for 3.5 hour workshop, AED 350 if you introduce another mama/papa bear!

peter panPeter Pan

We all know the Peter Pan story by heart as it’s part of everyone’s childhood and the Neverland adventure never gets old! The show is a charming musical featuring crooked pirates, daring sword-fights, fantastic imaginary moments of a story that is filled with enchanted places and fairy dust. The enchanting artists and skilful acrobats can’t wait to dazzle you! Secure your tickets, where dreams are born, and time is never planned.

When: Until Friday, 23 September
Where: Meyana Auditorium, Dubai
How much: AED 100-140

variety show Variety Show

Have you ever had a secret? Maybe even wrote it down in a journal, to keep the memories more realistic and close to your heart? The story of this dance show begins as a lost diary is found and the search for the owner leads us into the world of dreamlike stories and songs. The family-friendly show will transport you through a journey of colours, vibrant dance, and mesmerising music…leaving memories of a unique and memorable experience!

When: Until Friday, 23 September
Where: Meyana Auditorium, Dubai
How much: AED 130-200


Have a fab weekend, mama!

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