Things to Do in the UAE this Weekend

  • Children will love the all-new Zoo School; an immersive and hands-on environment at Emirates Park Zoo & Resort. The school will host numerous activities to fuel a child’s learning experience. The curriculum features the bee world, human impact on earth, presentation on animal endangerment, a tour of the zoo museum where kids can interact with live specimens, and an open area for children to enjoy a creative art session and socialise.


  • Visit the Hilton Sale stand at The Ripe Market, Dubai Police Academy Park, and take a selfie at their wall pop-up to win a three-night stay at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. December 7th and 8th, from 9am to 7pm.


  • Take the kids to Tania’s Teahouse for hot chocolate or peppermint matcha, while you sip on a toasted marshmallow latte or teas of the season including black tea, cinnamon, cloves, jasmine petals and xmas-themed candy sprinkles. You can also take part in the cupcake decorating – wreath workshop (two hours). December 7th from 1-3pm, Dhs250 per person. Email


  • Visit Abu Dhabi’s Waterfront Park for Festember, taking place until December 9th, and try culinary offerings such as The Gastro Garage for blow-torched gourmet donut sliders from LA; Chick’nCone (chicken in a waffle cone from NYC), and The Barrel BBQ (Southern US-style slow-cooked meat dishes with South African flair). You’ll can also visit the 30 metre-long Illusinations Tunnel, and Smash Room where you choose you weapon of destruction and have fun destroying everything from glass items to electronics. Daily from 5pm to midnight, with tickets priced at Dhs75 for adults, Dhs25 for children and Dhs125 for a family of four.
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