A few of our favourite things coming up this week
There’s plenty in store for the family this weekend! From Disney in Dubai, to an exciting new snow zone, check out this week’s edition of The Weekender to find out what’s happening around town
over the next couple of days, mama…
We love Disney (almost) more than the little ones do, so we just can’t wait for Disney to paint the town red for Disney Live: Mickey’s Music Festival! Over 25 of our fave characters are right here, bringing us hits from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story – all remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country! There’s no way we’re missing out on this one, mama.
When: Till Saturday, 9 April
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre Arena, Dubai, UAE
How much: Prices start from: Bronze AED 175, Silver AED 275, Gold AED 375, VIP AED 975 and Royal AED 1,375.
Comic Fan, mama? Save the date! The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2016 is promising to be bigger, better and crazier than ever. Running through the weekend, there’s plenty of time to get involved in this celebration of fan culture. MEFCC attracts fans, cosplayers, enthusiasts, industry leaders and a new generation of artists, writers, directors and entrepreneurs from all across the globe!
When: Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 9
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
How much: Buy Comic Con tickets here
Head on over to the Dubai Ice Rink and escape the heat for a day! The more the merrier, mamas: get other families involved and (safely) battle in a kids vs. parents snow fight! Plus, there’s even #snowfall over the rink on Saturdays! It’s always extra special if they haven’t had a chance to see snow yet. This may be just what you need to finally book that ski holiday you’ve been dreaming of…
When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: The Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
How much: Check out prices on the website
The UAE’s first ever foam race! Join in the fun and walk, jog or run your way through a 5K course filled with lots and lots of bubbles… With face painting, bubble making and even a BIG Bubble show, this is one for the whole fam! We love that they also make safety a top priority so the foam is a unique toxic-free, non-slip mixture that is safe on the body, skin and the environment: hooray!
When: Friday, 8 April, From 7am to 11am
Where: Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, Dubai, UAE
How much: AED 185, with special deals available for large groups, and kids under 5 go free
Set along the picturesque Dubai Marina Walk, Plan3Media has organised a Friday of family shopping! With plenty of kiddie activities running throughout, there will be plenty for the whole clan. Mamas will be kept busy with over 70 tables of Arts & Crafts, clothes, shoes, flowers, and home decor. Plus, we hear there will even be gorgeous handcrafted items (and popcorn and candyfloss). Say no more, we’re sold!
When: Friday, 8 April, from 5 to 10pm
Where: Dubai Marina Walk, Marina Residents, Dubai, UAE
How much: As much as you’re spending on shopping…
Have a wonderful weekend, mama!