The latest deal
Close aquatic encounters
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has unveiled its new interactive experiences, with three kinds of animal encounters for you to choose from. Guests will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals while learning all about them. Choose from the Otter Encounter, Ray Encounter and Crocodile Encounter, and give your little ones an educational treat! Book online in advance as space is limited. It’s daily, every hour from 11am-10pm, Dh200 per person. www.thedubaiaquarium.com
Young fans of the natural world will love the new permanent exhibition in the capital. Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi recently welcomed a new arrival; a 15,000-year-old woolly mammoth fossilised skeleton. The attraction offers a unique opportunity to take a peek into history and learn about how these enormous animals lived – from what they looked like and where they roamed to what they ate and even what might have happened to cause their extinction. Fascinating stuff! www.marinamall.ae
Disney in Concert: Frozen
Flash Entertainment presents a unique orchestral take on Frozen with the UAE National Symphony Orchestra, made up of 76 different musical instruments and performers. The show, on at du Forum Abu Dhabi from February 12-20, will follow the storyline of the much-loved film, featuring its captivating songs. Tickets start from Dh150 and are available at www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores.
The Big Adventure of a Little Line by Serge Bloch follows the story of a small boy who finds a little line lying on the ground. He puts the line in his pocket and forgets all about it, until the little line comes to life! Released this month, the book will be available online from book-selling giant Kinokuniya for Dh85. uae.kinokuniya.com
The essential shop for mums and mums-to-be has upgraded its popular embroidery-while-you-wait service as well as its build-your-own-gift-basket concept. Names can now be embroidered in English and Arabic on a wide variety of items in silver or gold thread, and you can also choose from a top-quality range of gift basket sleeves to make your present even more special. www.dbbabies.com
Theatre for kids
Smash-hit children’s stage show We’re Going On a Bear Hunt is coming to the UAE on March 1-4 at Madinat Theatre and March 7 at Abu Dhabi Theatre. The show, based on Michael Rosen’s award-winning book about a father and his four children encountering a real bear on their annual bear hunt, includes plenty of audience participation to make for a lively experience. Suitable for ages three and up, tickets start from Dh135, available at www.platinumlist.net.