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8 new family activities to try in Dubai this week

Wed, October 21, 2020

Discover the must-do activities taking place at family destinations near you, this week only.

Discover the must-do activities taking place at family destinations near you, this week only.


Venture into a haunted rainforest

Things To Do With Children This Week
The Green Planet is transforming into an eerie haunted rainforest for October with frightfully exciting experiences in store. Dare to care for predatory piranhas? Feed 1,000 pacu fish vegetables and then watch them devour full chickens and turkeys before lowering into the tank yourself. Or, venture into the 'meat kitchen' where you can mingle with the biodome’s expert biologist.

Test your smarts at Emirates Golf Club

Things To Do With Children This Week
Book a family quiz night out at the Emirates Golf Club to detect the brightest bulb in your household. Starting at 6pm on 27 October, you can enjoy a night of fast and fun trivia while munching on a new menu of classic treats in the club's ballroom. It's the social distancing competition you were looking for!

Set off on a family fun run

Motivate your entire family with a winning mentality by signing up for the fourth Spinneys Family Fun Run on 24 October. An energising day full of sport and community spirit, the open invite race starts from three different Spinneys stores – Jebel Ali Village, Motor City and Dubai Silicon Oasis. Sign up and start training, right in time for the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Spinneys Family Fun Run 4
  • 24 Oct 2020

Visit the brand new Al Khawaneej Walk

Things To Do With Children This Week
Al Khawaneej Walk is the latest family attraction to open in Dubai. Catch your favourite flicks at the six-screen Roxy Cinemas or explore all kinds of retail and leisure hotspots. Parents, book yourself in for luxurious spa treatments while your little ones enjoy indoor playtime at Kidoos. Older children will love The Arcade by Hub Zero, a state-of-the-art gaming zone home to PC games, simulators, VR experiences and so much more.

Be the first to see The Palm Fountain

The Palm Fountain Launch
On 22 October, attend the grand reveal of The Pointe's spectacular water show display, The Palm Fountain. The launch show will attempt to break the 'World’s Largest Fountain' Guinness World Record, dazzling all with a choreography of lights, fountains and uplifting music, plus a special display of fireworks. Take lots of pictures and fill up on delicious food with special F&B offers at the waterfront destination.
The Palm Fountain launch
  • 22 Oct 2020

Enjoy a sunny weekend at Ripe Market

Ripe Market 2020
Dubai's beloved Ripe Market returns to its outdoor home in Academy Park. Rejoice in the city's sunny winters as you explore artisan stalls and the freshest organic produce, and indulge in tasty bites from a wide selection of food trucks. Check out their schedule of fun family activities including crafts workshops and yoga sessions.
Ripe Market at Academy Park
  • 16 Apr 2021 - 8 May 2021
  • Academy Park

Celebrate Oktoberfest with your little ones

Things To Do With Children This Week
Wavehouse is ringing in Oktoberfest until 24 October, so the whole family can get a taste of traditional German festivities. Fill up on bratwurst and pretzels while listening to live schlager music and DJs sets. The Bavarian-inspired spread includes favourites such as potato pancakes with apple sauce, and German chocolate cake – starting from only AED45.

Explore the moon at OliOli

Experiential playground OliOli has adventures at every corner, and the newest one takes you all the way to the moon. Visit their latest gallery, Museum of the Moon, where you can  explore the lunar surface from up close in a VR experience. Designed by artist Luke Jerram, it is only one of seven such moons in the world, accompanied by soothing music by award winning composer Dan Jones.

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