For the children
Little ones will love Nation Galleria’s children’s play areas, Little World and Little Gym. The Little Gym concept came from the United States, and the UAE has elaborated on the concept with a sister-project, Little World. Both are linked by a large hallway.
The areas provide children with interactive learning experiences. As well as a miniature town, there is a treehouse, jungle gym, climbing wall, water-play and various physical and mental challenges.
The centre’s programme director, Feda Jarad, explains, ‘The programmes are about letting children explore – we have educational components but it’s about guided learning – not doing things for the children. Kids can roam freely while being supervised, and they can choose from a wide range of educational activities. We also host computer lab sessions called computer explorers for older children.’
The centre organises educational summer camps and parties for children, too, while Little Gym offers gymnastics and parent and child classes.Corniche, www.nationtowers.ae (website under construction) www.littleworlduae.com (02 681 8824).