The new year is just around the corner, so it’s essential that we leave 2017 behind with a bang! From FREE New Year’s Eve parties to live children’s shows, here are 9 super fun things to do with kids over the next few days!
1. Fireworks on the beach
Round up the family and head to La Mer this Thursday to light up your weekend with a spectacular firework show, to celebrate Dubai Shopping Festival!
When: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December, at 9pm sharp
Where: La Mer
2. Cheeky Monkeys NYE
Get your little ones to Cheeky Monkeys this weekend for a kid-friendly New Year’s Party. There will be games, prizes, dancing, face painting and more!
Price: AED 125 per child
When: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th December. From 4pm to 6pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys, JBR
3. Candyland Workshop
From decorating gingerbread cookies to creating personalised New Year’s wish cards, your little ones will love all the arts and crafts activities at Al Ghurair Centre! You can also get your gifts wrapped for free at the Customer Desk.
When: Daily until 6th January, from 4pm to 9pm
Where: Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga Street
4. NYE at Festival Bay
If you’re looking for a fun way to bring in the new year with the kids, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be. From a jaw-droppingly good fire, water, and light show to FOUR fireworks shows, what better way to kick off the new year.
When: Sunday 31st December, from 7pm onwards
Where: Festival Bay, at Dubai Festival City Mall
5. Last Exit Live
Because Friday is Family Day! Get the whole family down to Last Exit every Friday for a whole lot of tasty food from Dubai’s food trucks, live music from our city’s talented musicians and good vibes.
When: Every Friday, from 7pm to 11pm
Where: Last Exit E11
6. Christmas Fiesta
Just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating… (ever) Make your way to Meydan’s Family Fiesta this holiday to enjoy fun games, great food, festive karaoke and a snow globe!
Price: AED 119 on Thursday & Sunday. FREE entry on other days
When: Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December, from 3pm onwards
Where: Meydan Hotel
7. Rise at DCH
Don’t miss out on all the fun at Dubai Creek Harbour this weekend. There will be film screenings (Frozen is playing on Friday!), live music, a playground for the kids, illusionists, workshops, games and of course, food!
When: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December, from 12pm to 12am
Where: Dubai Creek Harbour, Ras Al Khor
8. Nutcracker Live
Bring your little ones to the mall this weekend to witness live ballet mini-performances of The Nutcracker! The shows will take place outside Galeries Lafayette.
When: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December, at 5pm, 6pm and 7.30pm
Where: Galeries Lafayette, at the Dubai Mall
9. Dubai Snowfest
Also at Dubai Mall this festive season, is the Snowfest at the Dubai Ice Rink! On top of all the ice skating, you’ll be able to shop from the festive market, trunk out some creative desserts, have snow fights in the snow zone, slide down the snow slope, and sooooo much more!
Price: FREE entry to the market
When: Daily until Saturday 5th January, from 10am onwards
Where: Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Mall