Things to do in Dubai this weekend
The UAE is expecting high temperatures this weekend, mamas, but there’s no need to stay at home! We’ve rounded up lots of events and offers to keep you and the kiddos entertained, from brilliant staycation deals, to the hottest new movie for kiddos, to treating hubby for Father’s Day! Diaries at the ready!
Trial Gymnastics Class
Have your kiddos always wanted to try gymnastics? This is their chance to give it a go, without you having to commit to a whole term of classes (and that’s music to our ears, right mamas?). Dubai Olympic Gymnastics Club is hosting a trial class on Friday afternoon for boys over the age of 4 and girls over the age of 3. And if they enjoy it, there will be a chance to sign up from September. Little gymnasts should wear either a leotard or close fitting tee and shorts to take part.
When: Friday, 16 June, 2pm-3pm
Where: Dubai Olympic Gymnastics Club, Street 12A, off Al Wasl Road (behind Box Park)
How much: 60 AED
Jumeirah Beach Hotel Residents Offer
Fancy a summer staycation, mamas? Don’t miss out on the amazing residents rate for staycations at Jumeirah Beach Hotel until end of December, which come in at 900 AED per night per room. That fantastic price includes complimentary breakfast, complimentary lunch or dinner in a selection of over 60 restaurants, unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, complimentary access to Sinbad Kids Club, complimentary Wi-Fi across the hotel, and access to Talise Fitness and Spa Facilities. There are some renovations going on at the hotel, but we have it on good authority that it won’t ruin the fun – so what are you waiting for, mamas? This offer is too good to miss!
When: Until end of December 2017
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
How much: 900 AED per night
We’re just as excited as the kiddos about this one, mamas, as Disney Pixar have just released the much-anticipated movie Cars 3 – and we can be amongst the first to see it this weekend at cinemas across the UAE. Lightning McQueen is the star of the show once again, as he battles to stay up with a new generation of blazing-fast racing cars. And with most cinemas serving food and drink during the day mamas, we can feed the kiddos too.
When: Various times
Where: Cinemas across the UAE
How much: Various prices
Father’s Day Roast at Gaucho
Whether you are celebrating UK Father’s Day on Sunday 18 June or UAE Father’s Day on Wednesday 21 June, why not bring the celebrations forward to this weekend, so hubby can relax and enjoy it? And what better way to Daddy’s heart than feeding him a delicious roast lunch with all the trimmings at Gaucho? Not only can Dad tuck into the most delicious plates of food (with a starter and dessert too, if he has room) surrounded by his favourite people (that’s you and the kiddos, mamas!), he’ll also be entered into a competition to win one of three premium packages at barbershop Chaps & Co. Get booking, mamas!
When: Saturday, 17 June & Sunday, 18 June, available 12pm to 11.30pm
Where: Gaucho, DIFC
How much: Various prices
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Crafty Station at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Fancy Iftar at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel this weekend, mama? No need to leave the littlies at home, as they will be entertained all evening by the team at Crafty Station. Operating 6.30pm to 11pm at no extra charge, the kid’s tent is fully supervised with highly qualified nannies – so you can enjoy Iftar with friends, whilst your littlies have a brilliant time painting, cutting, sticking, building and drawing! Fun for the whole fam!
When: Throughout Ramadan
Where: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
How much: Free entry