5 Ideas for This Weekend

Family-friendly activities in the UAE

The Colour Run at Dubai Autodrome

This fun, family-friendly run by Daman is back! They’ve teamed up with UAE charity, Friends of Cancer Patients, and have plenty of activities for all ages. Be part of the action, throw colour on your friends and family, and enjoy one of the happiest 5K runs on the planet. Once done, stop by the foam zone, Honor photo zone and the all-new Super Zone.

The run takes place this Saturday at 7am, and tickets are priced Dhs199 for regular, Dhs300 for Deluxe and Dhs55 for little colour runner (aged four and under). Visit thecolorrun.ae and focp.ae


The Fairmont Feast Week, Fairmont The Palm

It’s back! Seven restaurants, seven cuisines and seven days – all under one roof. Feast week showcases a range of special set menus across its iconic restaurants. What to expect? Indian curries and specialties from Little Miss India, bao buns and sushi from Ba Restaurant and Lounge, European fare at Seagrill Bistro, burgers and fries at Blowfish, Brazilian churrascaria at Frevo, and a buffet at Flow Kitchen.

Dhs185 for one or two people. Beverages are priced at just Dhs29. Feast-Week is on until November 15th, visit palmdining.com or call +971 4 457 3457 for more information


Louvre Abu Dhabi

Take your children to this renowned museum for the Animal Kingdom activity taking place on Saturday and next Tuesday at the Children’s Museums. They can discover the stories and significance of animals in Eastern and Western cultures, hidden in artworks of the permanent collection.

Dhs31.50, visit louvreabudhabi.ae/


Friday brunch at Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Live-cooking stations, a separate buffet for little ones, play area for kids, live music, and ducks at the pond –  you and the family can experience all of this every Friday at this widespread family brunch.

From Dhs265-365 per person and Dhs95 for children aged 4-11. Call +971 4 230 8458 or visit



Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show and Lobster Fest, Dubai Creek Marina

Taking place until November 10th, this year’s boat show now includes an inflatable obstacle course, leisure activities and a Lobster Fest for crustacean lovers. Those interested in buying boats can view the selection on offer and network with buyers and sellers. Children can be left to play at the dedicated kids’ zone, and get their faces painted and take a trip to the mini zoo. Guests who spend Dhs100 at the Lobster Fest get a chance to win raffle draw tickets and economy flight tickets to anywhere in the world. Don’t forget to watch the main waterfront races including the Dubai Creek Dragon Boat race on Friday and Stand Up Paddle Races by Surf House on Saturday.

Until 9pm today, from 12-9pm tomorrow, and until 8pm on Saturday. The show is free of charge and activities have nominal fees. For more information, call +971 4 295 6000

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