A few of our favourite things to do in Dubai this week
Looking to keep your calendar busy this week, mama? From family games and performances, to Hamleys Stage and Storytelling sessions, here come the dates for your diary…
Let the littles join in a full Hamleys Experience! That’s right, mama, it’s time to sit back and relax whilst Hamleys keeps the kiddos on their toes with their weekly stage and storytelling sessions!The team is kitted with plenty of colour and fun to give us an evening to remember. With a chance to play with their incredible bubbles in the fascinating bubble shows, and even the chance to build our own galaxy with Lego Star Wars, we have full faith that these experts will keep our little monsters entertained. If Star Wars isn’t quite your bub’s thing, they can also take part in the Barbie Spy Camp Challenge (and they may even win an exciting prize!), or just sit back and enjoy the show…
When: All weekends till Saturday 28 May 2016, from 4pm to 8pm
Where: Hamleys (The Dubai Mall, City Centre Mirdif and Yas Mall)
How much: Free!
The Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is teaming up with Givenchy, Vaniday, and Martini to host an extra special ladies night! With its stylish lounge atmosphere, stunning views and striking setting, Vivaldi is a prime Ladies Night location! Joined by industry leaders Vaniday and Givenchy cosmetics, along with some of the region’s top beauty and style influencers, and a special partnership with Martini, Vivaldi will host a Beauty Evening filled with plenty of glamour. We hear there will even be complimentary makeovers and top make-up tips – yippee!
When: Wednesday, 18 May, 2016, from 8:30 till midnight
Where: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai, UAE
How much: Selected dishes for AED 50, and 2 free drinks for ladies
The show has already enjoyed a sell-out tour in the UAE, so we can be sure we’re in for a treat. The tale starts with the doorbell ringing just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea, but quickly takes the kiddos (and us) on an (unexpected) magical adventure. With bright costumes, lights and props, you can be sure that this tale will entertain! So what are you waiting for, mama? Time to get those tickets, and settle in for a cup of tea you won’t forget…
When: From Monday, 16, to Tuesday, 17, May 2016
Where: The Madinat Theatre, Dubai
How much: Time to book those tickets
Dynamic design house, The Odd Piece, invites you to shop, shop shop at their 3-day pop up in the heart of the Art district in AlSerkal Avenue. Showcasing three luxurious creative brands, Jade Jewellery, Nasiba Hafiz and 21 Ladipo by Zeina Hamwie, ‘Oh my Oddness’ is a celebration of the growing talent in the GCC region. And we love a bit of that!
When: From Monday, 16, to Wednesday, 18, May 2016
Where: Unit 65, AlSerkal Avenue 11am – 8pm
How much: Free! But take your spending money!
Take this favourite family game up a notch, and get the whole fam involved in Giant Pictionary. We’ve all fallen for the popular board game, but we’ve yet to play it on this large a scale! Put your artistic skills (or lack of artistic skills…) to the test on Monday morning. Rumour has it they even have exciting prizes up for grabs, so it’s definitely worth getting in that (healthy) competitive mindset, and having a practice round with the littles beforehand. Sharpen your pencils and get ready to doodle your way through the day!
When: Monday, 16 May 2016, from 10am
Where: City Centre Mirdif
How much: Simply shop to play…
When it comes to picking between nannies and nurseries, many mamas would (understandably) respond with “BOTH!”. JustKidding is calling in the expert for all the inside deets, plus her personal top tips and tricks. Join in this fascinating (and free) discussion with Chantal Ariens of Blossom Children’s Nursery to get a crystal clear idea of all your childcare options in Dubai. We are all about helping parents make informed decisions regarding their childcare options – plus, there’ll be enough coffee and cake to keep us happy…
When: Thursday, 19 May 2016
Where: Just Kidding Store, Al Safa, Dubai, UAE
How much: Free entry
Have a great week, mama!