A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
Get yourself prepared for the UAE National Day and the long weekend (yay!), as TONS of family-friendly activities await you! From Reel Cinemas Kid-Friendly Screenings and a Festive Family Fair at Inspire Children’s Nursery, to a sweet treat at Spun Candy, there’s something for everyone!
This November and December, treat your kids to a fun-filled cinema experience, jam packed with blockbusters including Trolls, Miss Peregrine, The Secret Life of Pets and Storks to look forward to, topped off with free face painting. Taking place every Friday and Saturday between 25 November to 31 December 2016 at Reel Cinemas The Dubai Mall, kiddies below the age of five will be treated to a free movie before noon. Get your popcorn ready!
When: Every Friday and Saturday between Friday, 25 November – Saturday, 31 December 2016 (10am-12pm)
Where: Reel Cinemas located at The Dubai Mall
How much: Free movies before noon for kiddies under 5 years old. All other tickets at regular prices.
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of festive cheer with pop-ups, crafts stalls, entertainment, and activities like cookie-making and edible tree decoration. Browse through a range of exquisite gifts, handcrafted pottery and felts, while your little ones enjoy the fun atmosphere. Sample delectable delights with cake and hot cocoa to get you right in the festive mood! You can also have your free holiday portrait taken in the Inspire garden and meet a very special visitor at the Inspire grotto!
When: Monday, 5 December (2-5pm)
Where: Inspire Children’s Nursery, off Umm Al Sheif Road, just around the corner from Spinneys on Al Wasl Road
How much: Free entry and free activities!
Step up your Christmas gift hunting game at Doubai Ladies Bazaar! With more than 30 amazing vendors you’ll find carefully selected gifts for friends and family. From home decoration, jewelry, shawl, bags, craft, to delicious French specialities – this is truly a ‘shop til you drop’ Christmas market! And no, you certainly don’t need to speak French to browse the stands…
When: Sunday, 27 November (8:30am-5pm)
Where: Alliance Francaise Dubai
How much: Free entry!
Treat kids to some soaking wet play at Splash ‘n’ Party – Dubai’s latest must visit Kids waterpark. With UAE National Day and a long weekend coming along, Splash ‘n’ Party offers an array of fun-filled water based activities and engaging onsite entertainment all guaranteed to keep active little ones amused. Your little ones can experience a weekend filled with splash pads, live underwater mermaids, fantastic fire shows, live entertainment, amazing magic and much more.
When: Wednesday, 30 November – Thursday, 1December (9am-8pm)
Where: Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai
How much: AED 45 per kid for all day access, 1 adult is free for every 1 child paying. Any additional adult will be charged AED 50
Celebrate this UAE National Day on Friday, 2 December with Candylicious World, one of the region’s largest candy stores. Treat your kiddies at Spun Candy for the limited availability selection of handmade and 100% vegetarian UAE flag Lollipops and Hard Rock candy. Kiddies are invited to Partylicious, The Dubai Mall for a National Day Party with games, face painting and a best Costume competition (time to dress up!).
When: Thursday, 1 December – Saturday, 3 December
Where: Candylicious, The Dubai Mall
How much: AED 99 per kid (5-11 years old)
Read more: 6 Of The Best… National Day Gifts
Have a fab week, mama!