Mummy-Daughter spa day bliss

Tranquil mummy-daughter moments stolen at the spa are ones to cherish. Liz Totton unwinds at the Sense Spa with her daughters

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Pizza making classes for kids

A new pizza making class for kids is causing a stir in the capital

Elevator design contest

Kids can get creative and win prizes with the KONE Middle East design contest

Golf for kids in Abu Dhabi

New after-school activities on the greens

Glee club for kids in Abu Dhabi

New social club for youngsters at The Music Hub in Abu Dhabi is making stars

Disney on Ice comes to the UAE

We chat to the star skater who plays star Belle

Avoiding allergies

A paediatrician fills us in on youngsters' common conditions

Four fun recipes for kids

From funny face burgers to mini muffin mice

Kids' online marketplace in the UAE

Buy and sell family gear with Mini Exchange

Swimming lessons in Abu Dhabi

Experts tell us how you and your kiddies can dive into swimming lessons

Planetarium in Abu Dhabi

Explore the mysteries of the universe with a travelling planetarium

Freej live in Abu Dhabi

A new theatre production based on the successful Emirati animation

Culture for kids in Abu Dhabi

How to immerse kids in the cultural wonders of the UAE

How to fly stress-free with kids

Your holiday need not start with a headache

Kids craft activities to try at home

Three easy-to-make figurines... Made from recycled household items

Family fun

  • Armed Forces Officers' Club

    Al Maqtaa

    This huge sports complex has four bowling alleys and boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool. Per game Dhs8 (non-members), Dhs6 (members), shoe hire Dhs3

    Abu Dhabi Pottery

    Al Khalidiyah

    Catering to kids aged five and above, teaching the basics of pottery with regular new workshops. Dhs200-360 per month for four sessions, plus a clay, glazing and firing fee

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club

    Al Mushrif

    Compulsory annual membership Dhs500. Private lesson from Dhs175 per hour. Group lesson (about 10 people) Dhs50 for non-Emiratis, Dhs30 for Emiratis

    French Cultural Centre

    Al Khalidiyah

    Children can learn French, Spanish and Arabic, whatever their level. Fun workshops, where children can learn through music and games, are also on offer

    Jigsaw Nursery & Crèche

    Al Rowdah

    Dhs900 per month and Dhs25 per hour for crèche club. A nursery and crèche that follows a British and Australian curriculum, and offers a creative learning environment

    Abu Dhabi Combat Club

    Al Mushrif

    Dhs150 per month. Judo for younger children and kickboxing lessons for the over 14s

    Fun City

    Ras Al Akhdar

    No entry charges, rides cost from Dhs4-12

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