Looking for fun activities for kids in Dubai this weekend? There’s always so much going on in our city, and we’re here to help you plan out your weekend. From festive Christmas markets to family camping trips, here are the top family activities in Dubai…
1. Food Truck Jam
Foodies of all ages, Truckers UAE is finally back this weekend! Make your way to Emirates Golf Club with the fam this Saturday to enjoy chill vibes, live music, and awesome food from local food trucks! There will also be a craft market, and lots of kids activities.
When: Saturday 23rd December, from 5pm to 11pm
2. Santa’s Grotto
It’s almost Christmas, and Santa Claus is inviting everyone to come visit him at his Grotto this weekend! He’ll be at the Golden Mile Galleria, giving out Christmas presents to all the little kids who have been good this year.
When: Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th December. From 4pm to 8pm
3. Kids’ Storytime
The Improvised Kids’ Storytime returns with a new Christmas-themed show this weekend! ‘A Christmas Super Story’ is an interactive show, where the kids tell the adults what to do. Your little ones will be bossing the grown-ups around to create a fun and imaginative story.
When: Friday 22nd December, from 11.30am to 12.15pm
Price: Membership options available, from AED 75
4. Snowball Fight
This Thursday, Flip Out Dubai will transform in to a winter wonderland! Perfect or both kids and adults, the trampoline park will be filled with festive tunes, club lights and lots and lots of snow!
When: Thursday 21st December, from 4pm to 10pm
Price: AED 80 per person
5. Festive on the River
Riverland Dubai has an amazing line-up of festive events this weekend, including a a market, carols, gingerbread houses, an ice rink and a world record-breaking colouring book! Head there with the family for a full day of fun.
When: Daily, from Thursday 21st December. 4pm to 10pm
Where: Riverland, Dubai Parks and Resorts
6. Camping Trip
Fancy going on a camping trip to the desert, with horse riding, yoga, barbecue and singing? Tattva Yoga and Taijitu House of Om are organising a family-friendly camping trip for all of Dubai’s nature lovers.
When: Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd December, from 3pm to 8am
Price: AED 275, but advance booking is required. Contact details on Facebook page.
Where: Al Jiyad Stables, Al Qudra Road
7. Family Christmas Party
Don’t miss Babilou’s Family Christmas Party this Thursday. The kids will have fun creating their own Christmas decorations, having their faces painted, and meeting Santa! There will also be a concert, a dance performance, a puppet show and prizes for the best festive outfit.
When: Thursday 21st December, from 5pm to 7pm
8. Santa Claus Run
Fancy taking part in a 5k Santa run? Yes, you do have to come dressed up as Santa! Put on your favourite Santa hats and head to Dubai Marina on Saturday morning for a fun run (or walk), dedicated to kids around the world.
When: Saturday 23rd December, from 10am to 11.30am
Where: Dubai Marina Walk, under the bridge near Skydive Dubai
9. Christmas Cookies
Get the family together for a fun Christmas cookies workshop! With the help of Chef Sula Khodairi, you will be making sugar cookies and decorating them for the festive season.
When: Saturday 23rd December, from 2.30pm to 5pm
Price: Free for 1 adult and 1 child. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: The Workshop, Al Wasl Road