15 November 2018Last updated

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Kids’ corner

Our pick of what to do and where to go with the kids this month

By Catherine Harper
7 Dec 2015 | 12:00 am
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New dining options

Pour les enfants

French eatery Bistro Des Arts down on the Dubai Marina waterfront is a winner for children. There are tasty but healthy dishes on the two- or three-course set menu, including butternut squash veloute and home-made chicken goujons – not to mention a full breakfast menu – and a host of activities for little ones, including a dedicated children’s area on the terrace. 04 551 1576


Pizza time

Italian favourite La Mamma at Sheraton Abu Dhabi has devised one of the best dining ideas we’ve seen; while Mum and Dad choose their food, the kids – sitting at the same table in their chef’s hats and aprons – get to roll out their pizza dough and design their own pizza, before it’s popped in the oven to reappear with the rest of the family’s meals. They can even decorate their dessert with an array of sweets. Dh45 for pizza or Dh65 for pizza and dessert. 02 677 3333

Keeping it healthy

Holiday Inn Hotels has launched a healthy eating menu for kids across all its hotels in the region, in conjunction with Nutrition Australia. Featuring tasty options such as sushi rolls, veggie pita burgers and DIY falafels, all nutritionally balanced meal options are low in sugar and salt and promote food variety.


It’s a gift

Looking for an appropriate present for a child new to Dubai? Explorer has just launched The Key To Dubai, an illustrated children’s book that tells the story of the emirate in an engaging, easy-to-understand way. Perfect to help little newbies settle in. Dh79 from leading bookstores around Dubai.


Mini movies

Arlo the apatosaurus (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) wonders what would have happened if the asteroid that wiped out dinosaur-kind had never hit the earth; would dinosaurs and humans have evolved to coexist in peace? Roaming a strange, unfamiliar landscape after he becomes separated from his family, Arlo faces his fears and discovers a strength he never knew he had, finding himself an unlikely human friend in Spot (Jack Bright) along the way. Out in cinemas on December 10.

Get moving

Fun fitness for little ones

With World Diabetes Day being marked last month and the emergence of shocking statistics showing a high number of children in the UAE suffering from type 2, there’s never been a better time to get your kids into fitness to combat obesity and associated diseases. To help you along the way, MeFitPro’s Les Mills Born To Move programme is being rolled out to even more schools around Dubai; encouraging children of all ages to get fit, stay active and be healthy through fun exercise, music and games, it’s a great way to teach them about healthy living.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper