WEDNESDAY, 17th MAY
Free pool and beach access at Sheraton JBR Ladies Day!
Head on down to The Sheraton JBR before 11am and you'll get access to their stunning pool and beach area for Dh110, which you then earn back in food and beverage credit at the pool bar, making it effectively free! It's a great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, and kids under five go free - it's a no brainer! If you can't make it this Wednesday then this fantastic offer is available every week from Sunday to Wednesday.
Where: Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
When: Sunday to Wednesday, before 11am
Price: Dh110, which you earn back in food and beverage
2. THURSDAY, 18th MAY
Kid-friendly culture at Dubai Festival City
Immerse your kids in a world of culture, science and history at the Sharjah Museum Department’s celebration of International Museum Day in Dubai Festival City. It has set up a range of interactive and visual experiences inspired by its museum portfolio, under the theme ‘Discover What’s Hidden’. Children can learn how to write the script of Sharjah’s ancient city of Mlehia and handle actual archaeological artefacts of the city, experience traditional Emirati music and dancing, find out amazing facts about the UAE's fascinating history, and enjoy the region's most reputed designers, artists, poets, and much, much more. Happy Thursday!
Where: Dubai Festival City shopping mall
When: May 18th and 19th, 10am until midnight
3. FRIDAY, 19th MAY
Indoor Edutainment at Orbi
Brand new indoor-nature attraction Orbi Dubai offers 12 visual and walk-through technological exhibits such as ‘Time Slice, which allows you to compare your abilities to some of the world’s fastest animals, and ‘Earth Palette’ that is a 360 visual exhibit full of colours and images of animals, plants, and landscapes. The main attraction, however, is the theatre space: spanning 35 metres and showcasing BBC Earth films, it is also accompanied by two other screens behind viewers to make it a complete 360° experience, as well as 3D technology, and sound, fog, wind and scent effects for a fully immersive experience.
Where: Inside Magic Planet, Mirdif City Centre
When: Sunday to Wednesday - 10 AM to 10 PM
Thursday to Saturday - 10 AM to 12 AM
Price: Dh140 per person
Dh449 per family, kids under 3 get in for free (limited time offer)
4. SATURDAY, 20th MAY
Robbie’s Supersonic Rocket – A Musical
For a spot of high-energy, all-singing-and-dancing community fun that little ones will love, pop on down to Hartland International School to watch the captivating musical “Robbie’s Supersonic Rocket”, based on the illustrated book by Hazel Hiles. The play follows the story of young Robbie travelling through space on a rocket made purely out of household items, designed by his grandfatherand it aims to ignite a passion for drama and theatre in children. Suitable for 3-11-year-olds.
Where: Hartland Theatre, Hartland International School, Nad Al Sheba
When: 19th May, Friday - 2:30pm and 5:30pm
20th May, Saturday - 11:30am and 4pm
Price: Dh90, available on www.platinumlistlive.net
5. SUNDAY, 21st MAY
Splash ‘n’ Party: Carnival Party
Kids outdoor water play hotspot Splash ‘n’ Party is celebrating the summer with its Carnival Party, which will feature a whole host of splash-tastic activities for tiny tots, from carnival games to water guns, to slides and water balloons. Whilst your children cool off in the water, you can relax and do the same at the drinks and buffet section - the children will also be provided with kids’ meals! Parents are requested to book in advance to reserve slots.
Where: Splash ‘n’ Party - Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai
When: 21st May, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Price: Dh100 per child, accompanying adult is free (Dh50 for each additional adult)
Contact: call +971 4 388 3008 for bookings, or email email@example.com
6. MONDAY, 22nd MAY
Rockit Dino Dig science workshop at Kids Zone
Come along to a taster session of the RockIt Science Juniors workshops at this free RockIt Dino Dig. Aimed at children aged 2-5 and run by qualified teachers, sessions begin with a relevant story to pique little ones' curiosity, followed by fun, discovery-based learning activities, some amazing demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Designed to get children to make predictions and explain their observations, the workshops run in 6-week terms and are sure to make little scientists of your tot!
Where: Kids Zone, Souk Al Bahar
When: 3.30PM – 4.45PM
Price: Free, sign up here
Special offer at KidZania
For the whole of May, indoor edutainment destination KidZania is offering UAE residents 30% off on Economy, Economy Plus, Business and Business Plus tickets. Additionally, with the Business and Business Plus tickets, parents can enjoy the new Business Class Lounge with their children. They have even introduced a new Heritage Village that includes pearl hunting, henna decoration, calligraphy, etc. so your children can experience the history of the country through activities. Use the KidZania mobile application to redeem the discount, available on iOS and Android app stores.
Where: KidZania, second floor of Dubai Mall
When: until 31st May
Price: Economy ticket - Dh105 per child (usually Dh150)
Economy Plus ticket, Dh175 per child (usually Dh250)
Business ticket, Dh160 per child & accompanying adult (usually Dh225)
Business Plus tickets Dh205 per child & accompanying adult (Dh295)
Additional adults Dh50 per person