If the kids have worked hard at distance learning, they deserve to play hard to, it's only fair.
These 14 UAE websites are able to deliver everything from toys and playdough to arts and crafts straight to your door.
A spot of online shopping may be just the incentive they need to get their maths, science and English finished.
There isn't much you can't get on Amazon. If the kids want to read there is a huge selection of age appropriate books (and if they want to listen, you can download audiobooks here too), or if they prefer to get stuck into some masterbuilding then they can pick from an extensive range of LEGO sets. There are outdoor and indoor toys, plus loads of arts and crafts supplies as well.
Far from just having must-haves for babies (though, tiny tots are very well-catered for here too) Babyshop offers toys, clothes and accessories for kids of all ages. You can toys to play with outside and inside, as well as the coolest bikes and scooters so little ones can whizz around the garden.
If you're doing your weekly food shop, you might want to check out some of the other categories this hypermarket offers besides groceries. Paddling pools, trampolines and video games consoles being some of the favourites, but you can pretty much get everything from colouring pencils and pens to board games.
Early Learning Centre
As well as carrying their own range of educational toys for younger age groups, Early Learning Centre also carries toys from beloved brands such as Hatchimals, Rainbowcorns and LEGO.
Eggs & Soldiers
This beloved local brand, which specialises in stocking all-natural child and parent-friendly products, caters for sleep, change, travel, feel, play and last but not least – mum. Some of the sustainable brands being stocked at the new store include Grimms, Wishbone Design, Viga and Plan Toys, plus nursery accessories from Little Unicorn, Naturally Sheepskins and Olli Ella.
Kids from newborns up to eight-year-olds are catered for at online store First Cry. The choice of toys here is incredbile. Kids into action figures? They've got it. Little ones want to play outside in their own play house? Yep, you can get one of those here too. Clothes, accessories and must-have baby equipment can also be added to your cart.
What better than sets of LEGO to keep the kids happy? Just beware not to tread on it when they leave it lying on the floor – ouch, we've all been there. From Star Wars sets and LEGO Friends to Duplo for tiny masterbuilders, there's plenty of options for the whole family.
If you love browsing Magrudy's various treasure trove shops where stationary, books and toys are found in abundance, you'll enjoy browsing their website almost as much.
If you're looking for pretty much anything for your babies and kids, you're likely to find it here. The e-commerce shopping destination is all about offerings that help make mums’ lives easier, categorised into an easy-to-browse platform. Happy shopping.
Browse an assortment of products including electronics, toys, fashion, beauty, baby, home, kitchen and even groceries. The best thing is, while you're loading things in the cart for the kiddos, you might want to slip something in there for yourself too. All that distance learning? You deserve it mums and dads....
Designed to make the lives of busy mums easier, this shopping platform offers more than 2,000 of the world’s most renowned, authentic brands with a curated edit or products and quick and efficient check out system. Plus, we love the price match guarantee, which offers peace of mind that you are getting the very best value for your baby essentials and kids accessories.
Toys R Us
The website stocks a huge range of toys, games, sporting goods, electronics, software, baby products, children’s apparel and kid's furniture all in one place. There’s a Babies R Us selection, Bratz and Barbie toys, educational toys, robots and plastic guns, plus a great outdoor area packed with trampolines, bikes and the like. If you’re struggling to get hold of a specific toy, you’ll probably find it here.
Ideal for older kids there are video game consoles, technology and gadgets galore online at Virgin Megastore. It's worth pointing out that if your kids have the tween birthday present of choice, namely Virgin vouchers, these can't be used online.
Yalla Baby Box
The flexible, monthly subscription box contains baby must-haves ranging from diapers and wipes to toys, baby care products and formula. But on top of the essentials, the kind people at Yalla Baby Box also drop in surprise treats for parents and their baby every month. As an added bonus, it also has specialist doctors, paediatricians and psychologists on hand to chat and provide basic round-the-clock support to parents.