Five fun-filled things to do with the family this weekend

The weekend is just around the corner, so if you’re stuck for plans to entertain the kids, look no further. Make the most of the final few weeks of the school holidays, and treat the whole family to one of these fun-filled things to do.

Italian cooking class

Ricetta, the authentic Italian restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai is holding children’s cooking classes, every Saturday until August 25, 2018.

Children between the ages 6-14 years are invited to don their chef hats and get first-hand experience of creating dishes in a fun-filled environment. Priced at AED 100 per child per class, kiddie chefs expand their culinary skills and showcase their talent while moms can enjoy a steaming cuppa coffee or tea with cookies.

The cooking classes will be conducted under the able supervision of Chef Prabin and his team. Each child will be guided by Chef Prabin to prepare their own mini-masterpieces and will go home with a hard-copy of their recipe and certificate.

Details: To book your spot, call +971 3977444 or email us on


Christopher Robin

Disney’s highly anticipated Christopher Robin will be showing in cinemas in the UAE from the 16th August 2018.

Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl make their debut appearance in a live-action film as three-dimensional characters, thanks to the film’s sophisticated computer animation technology.

Novo Cinemas has also launched its brand-new kids’ meal options for the little ones – its All-Stars-Surprise-Boxes! These come in two different options, including a popcorn of choice with a juice & nature valley snack for AED 19, or with delicious chicken popcorn nuggets for AED 22. What’s more – there’s even a surprise gift in every box for every little film fan, making it the perfect day out!

Details: For more information visit, or download the Novo App for iOS or Android.


Chillout Dubai

Originally opened in 2007, the Chillout Lounge had a major refurbishment in July 2014, creating a place which is spell binding with its ice sculptures, ice seating and tables and a uniquely illuminated interior – all at a subzero temperature. Beat the heat this weekend and treat the family to this unique experience, and receive a complimentary drink on arrival. Try the signature hot chocolate for a real taste of the Alps, right here in Dubai.

Details: Visit the Chillout Lounge at Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Adults AED80, Children AED40. For more information, call +971 4 3418121 or visit


Neon Nights, Abu Dhabi

Neon Nights at Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi is back – bigger and better than ever. Bringing together a mix of music and new activities with neon vibes spreading throughout the park, Yas Waterworld is inviting guests and water adventure fans to enjoy neon lit evenings every Friday, starting 17th August.

In this year’s greater edition of Neon Nights, guests will experience the UAE’s only Neon River, dance to the beats of the new Silent Neon Disco, and capture fun moments with a neon-themed photo-booth. To highlight the evening, Yas Waterworld is bringing back the guest-favourite Hydrojet Action Show. Neon merchandise will also be available for purchase, and guests are invited to enjoy a neon-themed buffet that promises to engage all of the senses.

Details: For more information, please call +971 2 414 2000 or visit


Indian Independence

To celebrate ‘72 years of India’ this week, Bollywood Parks Dubai will host exclusive dance performances, patriotic music, traditional Indian food stalls and special decorations throughout the park this weekend – from 15 to 17 August.

Watch as the park comes to life in the evening with celebrations for the whole family! Celebrate the occasion with all 17 indoor rides and attractions, live shows, fine dining and lots more.

Details: Doors open at 3pm until 11pm. For more information, visit

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