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The Weekender: Swan Lake, The Mine Pops and More

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Got any plans this weekend, mama? We’ve found some of the coolest things to go off and do, from an incredible circus to a few fabulous parties. It’s all here in our Weekender!

swan lake

Black swan

Here’s a ballet that won’t have the kiddos falling asleep in their chairs! The Great Chinese State Circus are coming to town with their adaptation of Swan Lake, so expect a whole lot of tumbling, back flipping and crazy feats that’ll make your eyes boggle. Fusing together Peking Opera and Chinese Acrobatics, they’re fresh off a world tour in over 106 cities so you’ll definitely want to see them.

When: 3-5 September
Where: Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
How to book: Head here to make a booking.

my gym dubai partyJungle gym
Got a little monkey with oodles of energy? My Gym Jumeirah has just opened and they’re throwing parties to celebrate, where your kiddos can participate in all their fun activities and have a great time. It’s not a party without refreshments and My Gym’s providing them all, however you will have to remind your kiddos to wear socks and reserve a slot in advance below. (Psst… they’re offering an exclusive registration offer at the parties too!)

When: 4 September, 2-6pm; 5 September, 10am-5pm; 11 September, 2-6pm
Where: My Gym Jumeirah, Villa 18A, Street 35, Umm Amar Road, Opposite EPPCO, Al Wasl Road and behind BOXPARK, Dubai
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 394 3962 to make a reservation.

drawing workshopPetit Picassos
Save your white walls and take the kiddos aged 3+ to SAF Art Spaces’ Children’s Drawing Workshop instead. They’ll learn how to draw a still life object under the team’s watchful eye after learning the basics of what makes a still life drawing a great one, which sounds fantastic. Keep an eye on their website for any updates and pencil this one in – it helps it’s totally free too!


When: 5 September
Where: SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah
How to register: Email or ring (+971) (0)6 568 5050.

the mine popsI’m gonna pop some tags…
Dubai’s exciting new pop-up market The Mine Pops is back with some old school cool, presenting some of the coolest local designers alongside a thrift shop (we always love a good thrift shop!). Bring your old threads and sell them to a happy home at The Thrift Shop – maybe even put that money towards upgrading those beaten up heels, mama! With everything from fashion to design to snag alongside music and food to usher in those weekend vibes, you’ll want to head over for this one.

When: 5 September, 12-9pm
Where: The Mine Art Space, Dubai


Special Offers

double treeRevitalise and reconnect
Reconnect your body, mind and soul with a revitalising massage AND take advantage of the 30% discount on all 60/90 min massages at Double Tree by Hilton. After all that time spent running round after the kiddos, doing your own errands and making sure the house doesn’t fall apart – you deserve it!


Where: Elixir Spa, Double Tree by Hilton, JBR
When: Daily till end of September
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 374 9133 to make a booking.

manzil downtownBe a tourist for the weekend
Calling all residents of the UAE! Stay with Manzil Downtown and receive ….10% off the best available room rate; 20% off all restaurants operated by Emaar Hospitality Group; children up to the age of 12 years dine for free, Two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas Plus choose between two complimentary VIP tickets to At The Top, Burj Khalifa OR two complimentary tickets to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, VIP Package

Where: Manzil Hotel, Downtown,
When: Enjoy a 3 or 5 night staycation until 20th December
How to book: Find out more info here.

jumpboxxBook a birthday offer
Woohoo, Jumpboxx is turning one next week! And to help celebrate, they’re giving away lots of offers such as 2 hours of jump time for the price of 1. With a whole week of celebrations its sure to be great fun!


Where: Jumpboxx, Uptown Mirdiff
When: Daily 6th-12th September
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 288 5744 to make a booking. Find out more info here.


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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Featured image sourced via Double Tree

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