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Ten ways to avoid a summer meltdown

Already feeling the heat this summer? Here are ten ways to cool down and chill out as temperatures start to soar

By Rachael Bruford
19 May 2015 | 02:13 pm
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Urban Energy playdate workout

Get your friends together for a fun workout whilst the kids play. The program runs for 6 weeks with a one hour session each week, from pilates to boxing. Available 11:00-16:00 Sunday-Thursday, Dh75 per person per session. For more information, visit www.urbanenergyfitness.com.

Afternoon tea at TWG Tea

Afternoon tea at TWG Tea

We love the sound of the Chic Set at TWG Tea. Choose from hot or iced tea (perfect for summer!), finger sandwiches, and delicious scones, muffins or patisseries for just Dh68 per person. Dubai Mall, 3-6pm excluding Ramadan, other packages available.

Summer at Softouch

Summer at Softouch

Escape from the heat and treat yourself during June. A warm mud mask will be applied to your body before a back massage and nourishing facial. Great for stressed-out skin! Softouch Spa, Kempinski MoE, Dh749 for 2 hours, 044095909.

A family affair at Rixos the Palm

A family affair at Rixos the Palm

This fantastic package includes a family room, banana boat ride and cabana. Adults can have dinner and three hours complimentary baby-sitting service whilst kids receive plenty of goodies throughout the stay. Rixos the Palm, from Dh2,999 for a family of four, 044575555.

Sultan’s Secrets at Talise Ottoman Spa

Sultan’s Secrets at Talise Ottoman Spa

If you need to escape the heat of summer for a little while, take advantage of the ‘Sultan’s Secret’ Ramadan offer and buy two 60 minute Sultan’s massages, but only pay for one. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Sunday-Wednesday, 9am-4pm throughout Ramadan, Dh479, 044530456.

Return of Kids are Kings brunch

Return of Kids are Kings brunch

Due to popular demand, this great value brunch returns for summer. Featuring international dishes from eight restaurants and plenty of entertainment for the little ones, who eat for free. Radisson Blu Deira, Fridays until 31st August excluding Ramadan, Dh99 per adult, 042057031.

Julia Donaldson summer camp

Julia Donaldson summer camp

Children aged 4-9 can spend five days exploring stories by this award winning author, developing literacy skills and building confidence through a range of activities in a purpose built theatre. The Courtyard Playhouse Theatre, 5-9th and 12-17th July, Dh1,000 including materials, 0509861761.

Apple Seeds kids camp

Apple Seeds kids camp

Back for the fourth year, this award winning summer camp for children aged between 2 and 5 offers morning sessions that allow little ones to learn, explore and play in a safe and clean environment. Apple Seeds Dubai, 043806064.

Iftar buffet at Bab al Shams

Iftar buffet at Bab al Shams

For an authentic experience this Ramadan, enjoy Arabic cuisine in the desert alongside entertainment in the form of a camel and caravan show, Oud player and Tanoura dancer. Bab al Shams, sunset-12am, Dh225 per person, children aged 5-12 are half price, 048096194.

Ramadan night market

Ramadan night market

Enjoy a family night out whilst shopping at over 350 outlets! The market also features a gaming zone, grand majlis, play area and food court as well as a variety of street performances. Dubai World Trade Centre, 2nd-11th July, 8pm-2am, free entry.

By Rachael Bruford

By Rachael Bruford