Picnic in the park

With our desert weather at its loveliest right now, it’s time to shake out a blanket, pack up a feast and head out and about

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The little rascal

Horrid Henry has inspired a slew of early readers to eagerly turn the pages of a chaptered book. His creator, Francesca Simon, tells Emer O’Doherty the secret behind Henry’s popularity

Tawa Bakery review

A gluten-free bakery that offers a great view and delicious food

Iris Picnic Brunch review

Good tunes and food at this five-hour-long offering for families

Dish of the Month: Prime paleo patties

Vanessa Fitter finds healthy comfort food on jones the grocer’s new Eat Well menu

Five-star fun

Fire out the invites and grab your swimming togs for a super-splashy party

Beauty and the Beast

With her out of Harry Potter and him out of Downtown Abbey

Wonder walls

Two UAE-based street artists talk to us about inspiring kids to unleash their creative energy and feel the positive power of the paintbrush

Drills and skills

Emer O’Doherty takes a look at the different types of gymnastics and the benefits they offer our children

Family glamping in the Middle East

Love the idea of beach camping, but not the thought of sandy sheets?

10 talks every parent has to have

Toilet talk, sleep negotiation, teacher chats and more

Hearing tests for kids in Dubai

Congenital hearing loss in newborn babies is a common birth defect

Embarrassing illnesses

Lumpy, bumpy skin can cause stress, but identifying and avoiding the triggers can go a long way to a return to smooth soft skin.

Residential camps for kids

Would you send your eight-year-old off to climb mountains, kayak oceans and camp under the stars?

Warehouse421 exhibition

Cross-generational transformations of the UAE

Stars ’N’ Bars’ brunch review

A brunch every day of the week at Stars ’N’ Bars’ in Abu Dhabi

Dish of the week: Bravo

Prepare for this week’s Taste of Spain festival at Bravo

Abu Dhabi Corniche dining guide

We pound the pavement in search of the busy beachfront’s best eateries

Be your own boss in Abu Dhabi

There’s never been a better time to work for yourself in the UAE

Seven things to do in Abu Dhabi this week

Midge Ure, poetry night Rod Stewart and more things to do


The Knowledge

Rock icons Europe announced for Abu Dhabi gig
Apr 20

Legendary band taking to the stage at Du Arena as part of last-ever world tour

Blue Marlin announces end-of-season line-up
Apr 18

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE unveils plans to ready Abu Dhabi crowds for summer with hot beach parties and international DJs

Hip-hop star Russ set for Abu Dhabi debut
Apr 17

Rising musical star will headline big outdoor concert


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