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9 FREE Things To Do in Dubai with Kids this Weekend

Looking for new family activities in Dubai that your little ones will enjoy? We’ve got your back! From family-friendly beach parties to open-air movie nights, here are 7 FREE things to do in Dubai with kids this weekend!

1. Treat your taste buds

Out of all the free things to do in Dubai with kids this weekend, here’s one that Dubai’s foodies will love! Truckers DXB, the food truck festival that we all love, is popping up at Burj Park this weekend. So round up the fam jam and head there to try some of Dubai’s most delicious dishes.

Price: FREE entry
When: Friday 26th to Saturday 27th January, from 5pm to 11pm
Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

2. Watch a Movie under the stars

Take advantage of the breezy Dubai weather and watch a movie with the kids outdoors! This Friday, grab a bean bag, some cotton candy and enjoy a screening of the animated comedy The Boss Baby. Little ones are invited to come early and take part in creative workshops. For more details, check the Facebook event.

Price: FREE
When: Friday 26th January, from 5pm. Movie starts at 7pm
Where: Bay Avenue, Business Bay (next to the Skate Park)

3. Go wild at Aventura Dubai

Hands down one of the coolest family activities in Dubai! Adventure park Aventura Dubai is having a huge birthday bash this weekend and you’re all invited! There will be FREE shows, including aerial acrobatics, highline shows, drums, face painting, competitions and so much more!

Price: FREE entry (circuits not included)
When: Saturday 27th January, from 2.30pm to 7pm
Where: Aventura Dubai

4. Hang out at the Garden Souq

Round up the family and head to the weekly Garden Souq market this Saturday! On top of the buzzing outdoor market with vegan products, handicrafts, yoga, live music and food stalls, there are also loads of FREE activities to keep the little ones busy, like jewellery making and a bouncy castle.

Price: FREE for all
When: Saturday 27th January, from 10am to 2.30pm
Where: Garden Souq, at Dubai Garden Centre

5. Get artsy at Quoz Arts Fest

A celebration of art, performance, design, music and film, Quoz Arts Fest invites everyone to come down and support our city’s homegrown artists. There will be entertainment for all ages, including live performances, workshops, tours, film screenings, food concepts and so much more. Check out the Facebook event here.

Price: FREE for all
When: Friday 26th to Saturday 27th January, from 10am to 10pm
Where: Al Quoz

6. Relax at Reform’s Family Fun Day

Parents, head to Reform Dubai to unwind and relax, while your little ones are kept entertained! There is so much going on this Saturday, including an arts and crafts market, face painting, a magic show, bouncy castles, a petting zoo, dance shows, a big British BBQ and more!

Price: FREE entry
When: Saturday 27th January, from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Reform Dubai, at The Lakes

7. Marvel at La Mer’s fireworks

The Dubai Shopping Festival is still on, and so are the celebrations at La Mer Dubai! Make your way down there this weekend to watch the fireworks, take part in arts and crafts workshops, and enjoy all the fun activities that they’ve got planned. Better yet, spend AED 200 at La Mer Dubai, and your family could win a trip to the Maldives!

Price: FREE for all
When: All weekend, fireworks start at 9pm
Where: La Mer Dubai, in Jumeirah 1

8. Relax at the Ripe Market

The Ripe Market has fun activities planned for everyone, every week! Head there on Friday morning to shop for organic fruit and veggies, pick up some locally-made handicrafts, take part in family-friendly activities and try some new food. There’s also a soft play area for the kids (when you want to shop around).

Price: FREE entry
When: Friday 26th January, from 9am to 4pm
Where: Ripe Market, at Zabeel Park Gate 2

9. Get jammin’ at Key West Dubai

Who’s ready to party? With live Latin and Caribbean food stations, bean bags on the beach, fire pits in the sand and a whole lot of entertainment for the little ones, Key West Dubai sounds like the perfect spot for a laid back family-friendly party this weekend.

Price: FREE for kids under 6, AED 125 for kids under 12, AED 250 for adults
When: Friday 26th January, from 5.30pm to 11pm
Where: Key West Dubai, at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah

Still want more? Check out these fun late night activities that your kids will love. Have a great weekend!