A few of our favourite things to do in Dubai this week
Shop ‘til you drop at the very final Marina Souq market this week. Okay, it’s not the last one ever, just for the season, so definitely bag a bargain and browse the best independent brands – perfect for taking home to family if you’re leaving for the summer. Think gorgeous women’s and kids fashion, accessories, stunning homeware pieces and more.
When: Wednesday, 15 June, 9am-6pm
Where: Marina Souq, Dubai, UAE
How much: As much as you want to spend on shopping!
Got a baby Beckham in your family? Enroll them in FC Dubai’s Ramadan camp. Held in an indoor (and fully air-conditioned, phew) stadium in Al Quoz, the qualified coaches will lead your minis through skills, challenges and of course football matches with kids aged 4-16.
When: Sunday, 12 June – Thursday, 23 June
Where: FC Dubai, Al Quoz, Industrial 1, Interchange 3, 15A Street
How much: 1 Day AED 120, 3 Days AED 330, 5 Days AED 500
Check out the beautiful works by local artists over at Ramdanization, an art exhibition over at DUCTAC. Curated by Muhanad Ali, the exhibition features the best of Middle Eastern artists.
When: Monday, 13 June – Saturday, 9 July
Where: DUCTAC, The Gallery of Light, Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
How much: RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like handmade arts and crafts, check out ARTE at Al Hamra Mall. Featuring the freshest and hippest vendors, shop fine and casual jewellery, visual arts and photography prints, clothing, gourmet foods, toys and more. Happy shopping, mamas!
When: Friday, 17 June, 12-7pm
Where: RAK, Al Hamra Mall, Al Hamra Mall, Dubai
Ramadan is around the corner, so if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, head over to Reform Social and Grill. Each Tuesday throughout Ramadan, they’re hosting a playdate for mums and kids after school. There will be a market, kids corner movie, face painting and afternoon tea. Sounds like a hoot!
When: Every Tuesday from 14 June until 5 July
Where: Emirates Hills exit off SZR, (left under the flyover and then left into The Lakes), Dubai
How much: Free!
Super granny is back in town and this time she’s tackling the summer holidays – giving parents tips on how to deal with everything from new time zones to over-indulgent grandparents, lack of routine to tantruming toddlers plus the best ways to keep your kids happy and entertained on long-haul flights. A must for all mamas!
When: Thursday, 16 June
Where: Baby Senses, JBC 4, Unit 1202, JLT, Cluster N, Dubai
How much: AED 100