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9 Fun Kids Activities in Dubai Happening This Weekend

Ready for a fun-filled weekend with your little ones? There are sooo many fun things to try in the city! From family movie nights to Chinese New Year celebrations, here are 9 super fun kids activities in Dubai happening this weekend…

1. Kids’ Story Time

Get your little ones down to the Courtyard Playhouse for a brand new Improvised Kids’ Storytime! As always, the audience suggests villains, monsters, heroes, friends and animals to help narrate the play. This week’s story is Little Dahlings – an improvised tribute to the legend Roald Dahl.

When: Friday 16th December, from 11.30am to 12.15pm
Price: Membership options available, from AED 75
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz

2. Garden Souq

The Garden Souq market organises new and exciting kids activities in Dubai each week, and they’re awesome! This weekend they’ve got loads planned for the little ones, including a costume-making workshop, DIY butterfly necklaces, sensory play, a splash pad, bouncy castle and more!

When: Friday 16th December, from 10am to 2.30pm
Price: Free entry
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, Al Quoz

3. Movie night

We’ve only got a few more months of awesome weather in Dubai, so make the most of it! Head to West 14th this Thursday to catch the screening of hit children’s film The Jungle Book, followed by the perfect Valentine’s Day film, Love Actually.

When: Thursday 15th February, from 6.30pm
Price: Free entry
Where: West 14th Steakhouse, at Oceana Club, Palm Jumeirah

4. Yoga for kids

We’ve all heard of the many benefits of yoga, but did you know it’s great for kids too? Sign your kids up for this fun yoga and meditation class with Lifestyle Yoga. On top of being a healthy lifestyle habit, this class also helps with concentration, confidence and more.

When: Saturday 17th February, from 4.15pm
Price: AED 65 per class, packages available
Where: Lifestyle Yoga, at Fairmont Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road

5. Family brunch

Ready to brunch this weekend? Round up the fam and head to Girders Garden for a super chilled and laid-back Saturday brunch. There will be great food (including a traditional roast) and lots of fun for kids.

When: Saturday 17th February, from 12pm to 5pm
Price: From AED 299 per person (not including drinks)
Where: Girders Garden, at JBR

6. Mini Valentine’s Day

Who said Valentine’s Day was just for adults? Bring your little ones to Cheeky Monkeys this weekend for Valentine’s Day games, face painting, creating a V-day card, and 30 mins of free soft play! Register soon at as there are limited spots.

When: Thursday 15th February, from 5pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys, in Arabian Ranches 2

7. Kids Eat for Free!

Parents, round up the kids and head to Club Mina this weekend because they’ve got some awesome family deals on right now! Not only do kids get free access, but they also get to dine for free at Horizon restaurant. Even better, families get 50% off on selected water sports.

When: Until 28th February
Price: Free entry and food for kids
Where: Club Mina, at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

8. Rise at Dubai Creek Harbour

As always, Rise at DCH has plenty of fun kids activities planned! This weekend, there will be arts & crafts, cartoons, sports, karaoke, dancing, spelling bees, a fireman show, science workshops and more!

When: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th February
Price: Free
Where: Dubai Creek Harbour, Ras Al Khor

9. Chinese New Year

Make your way to Dragon Mart 2 this year to be a part of all the Chinese New Year celebrations! From stilt walkers and dancing lions to creative workshops and Panda gardens, there is so much happening this weekend.

When: Thursday 15th to Saturday 24th February
Price: Free
Where: Dragon Mart 2, International City

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