Family fun in Abu Dhabi: June

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Ramadan Kareem!
Ramadan brings 30 days of reflection and self-discipline, as well as evenings of simple iftar meals and vast suhoor spreads. Abu Dhabi daytimes may be slow, but the evenings are alive with the spirit of this special time.

Calling all Nemo and Dory fans! If your little ones are eagerly awaiting the release of the new movie Finding Dory, then take a trip to Build-A-Bear and let them create their own fishy friend. Workshops are also available for even more creative fun.
Various locations including Yas Mall, Yas Island (02 565 1672).

June just got sweeter

with Sugarmoo’s new range of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, topped with beautiful Ramadan decorations.
Order yours online at

Great iftar deal at Flavours restaurant
As the sun begins to set, head to Flavours for a light selection of mezzes, Arabic cheeses, lamb ouzi and mixed grills with the family. As well as traditional favourites on the buffet, there are classic international options, too.
Dhs159++ (adults), Dhs80++ (children five to 12), free (children under five). Daily, sunset-9pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).

Plastic art

Reduce your carbon footprint by taking empty plastic bottles to The Mall’s food court every Saturday to Friday, from 4pm and 8pm, while an artist transforms them into life-size sculptures of endangered animals.
Until June 18. The Mall, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi,

Iftar with a view Emirates Palace

Summer at Emirates Palace offers up a spectacular calender of iftars and suhoors this Ramadan. With live cooking stations, grilled meats and traditional Emirati favourites, served in a custom-built Pavilion, families can enjoy a wonderful evening with beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf. They’re also offering a great deal on overnight breaks with 25 percent off room and suite rates. Book yours now!
Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road (02 690 9000).

Creative festivities

Take the family down to The Galleria on Al Maryah Island during the final ten days of Ramadan and throughout Eid al-Fitr to enjoy a whole host of activities. Renowned local calligrapher and graffiti artist Dia’a Allam will host an art exhibition, there’ll be a falcon stand, arts and crafts, henna artists and a sand bottle designer to showcase traditional craftsmanship.
June 6-July 9. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, (02 616 6999).

Musical Maestros at World Trade Centre

Head to The Mall at the World Trade Centre on Saturday June 4 for a day of free performances by an eclectic mix of amateur artists from countries across the globe, as they come together to celebrate World Music Day. Last year, 1,000 music fans flocked to the event, so make sure you pitch up early for front row seats and inspire any wannabe musicians in your family.
Free. Saturday June 4, 2pm-10pm. and

Desert Roses
What little princess wouldn’t be the queen of the party with a perfect LoveCrush crown to finish off the outfit? Waterproof, real lace, humidity-resistant and non-toxic, these beautiful headbands are the ultimate in party prep, and look fabulous for that special party. Give your little princess an extra sparkle and a happy smile.
From Dhs95.

Wild Child Designz
Every little sleeper deserves sweet dreams and now they can gently drift to the land of nod with a beautifully designed bespoke bed from Wild Child Designz. Manufactured in the UAE, using only the highest quality, child-friendly materials, designers will sit with you, as you and your little one re-imagine bedtime.

Go Geox!

Famous for their indestructible school shoes, Geox have launched their summer 2016 collection with a range of styles for playtime, parties and school. Not only do they have breathable soles for running about in the heat, but you can be sure they’re on-trend, too.
Various locations including The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 412 4060).

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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