Family Eid days out in Dubai
Looking for somewhere to take the little ones over the Eid break? Here’s our recommendations of places to try
Have fun cooling off at a waterpark
During the searing summer heat, the best place to head to is one of the many waterparks in the UAE to help the kids cool down and burn off all the excess energy from being inside. This year, Splash ‘n’ Party will be holding a special seven-day carnival over Eid, from 25th of June until 1st of July. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied, including slides, pools and water guns. Food will also be provided, along with gifts and prizes. Running from 9am to 9pm daily, it costs AED 100 per child for entry. For more information visit www.splashnparty.ae
Watch Peter Pan for free
A British National Theatre production of the childhood classic Peter Pan will be screened for free at The Courtyard on Friday 23rd June and Saturday 24th June. Directed by Sally Cookson and co-produced with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, spaces are expected to book up fast so be sure to RSVP (to RSVP head over to http://www.courtyardplayhouse.com/events/ or call +971 50 781 2257).
Visit a new educational exhibition
On Monday 26th June a new science and maths exhibition will open in Dubai. Situated at Creekside Park, the MathAlive! exhibition is aimed at getting children excited about maths and science. There will be tonnes of interactive activities covering the science behind video games to space travel. Best of all – tickets are cheap – it’s only AED for kids under 15, and AED 15 for older children. For more information visit www.mathalive-me.com
Watch the incredible Eid fireworks
This year the Eid fireworks will take place on the second day of Eid at Dubai Festival City. The free show will start at 11pm and promises to be an exciting event for all the family – just be sure to get there early to secure a good spot and avoid traffic. If you fancy venturing out of Dubai, there will also be firework shows Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
Burn of excess energy
While it might be impossible to jump and run around outside, Bounce trampoline indoor playpark is the perfect place to take the kids to during Eid, to burn energy and have fun. Best of all there’s different times allocated to different age groups so that little kids aren’t having to compete with much older ones for trampoline space. For more information visit bounce.ae