I don't know about you, but I am SUPER excited about the weather finally starting to cool down. I don't know how we survived the summer with the kids all cooped up inside. I personally can't wait to get back on the playground circuit and let B run wild and free.
For this week, I thought it would be cool if we had a round up of some interesting events taking place around town during the month of October, most of which you can check out with your family. This list will get better, I'm sure, as we move further along the year, however, for now, I for one, am SO excited that the outdoor Ripe Market is finally making a come back! This time, at the Le Meridien Mina Al Seyahi, which will be a nice change (and a shorter drive for us!) from Zaabeel Park, more details below. Enjoy!
Three Little Fingers Book Fair,
In their words: "Book fair partnered with Magrudy's, lots of activities like arts and crafts, story sessions and much more"
Venue: JLT, cluster N, the Dome Tower, 104,
Date: Oct 5-6
More info: https://www.facebook.com/threelittlefingersjlt/
Kids Masterclass - making linguini pasta
In their words: "Spend some quality time together and learn to make homemade pasta dough by hand. All the family will love rolling the pasta into linguini and tagliatelle - perfect for pairing with our very own napoli or cheese sauce.
Venue: Jones the Grocer, Al Manara, Dubai
Date: October 7 2016
Cost: AED 95 per kid
More info: 04-346-6886 or firstname.lastname@example.org or masterclass.pgtb.me/DvSnf1
IGNITE Pink is Punk 2016
In their words: "The Ignite Pink is Punk campaign is back, bigger than ever, better than ever and ready to raise funds to support Breast Cancer awareness, officially endorsed by the Al Jalila Foundation. Compete as an individual or as part of a team of two (men, women, mixed). Supporters may also register and pay the fees (same price/same extras/non-competing) in support." Running and swimming races available in 4 categories according to fitness level: Open, Sprint, Junior and Fun Run. Family members can participate together as a team!
Venue: Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Date: Oct 7 2016
Cost: AED70-AED250 (all proceeds go to a breast cancer awareness charity)
More info: https://www.premieronline.com
Weekday Promotion at Mini Monsters
In their words: "Come and enjoy the Super Saver deal at Mini Monsters on Weekdays from Sunday to Wednesday all Day from 9 am to 7 pm - and just pay Dhs35 per child for two hours play! The deal is valid only on the specified days and times"
Venue: Mini Monsters, DNATA building, Sheikh Zayed Road
Date: October 9-12
Time: 9am - 7pm
Cost: AED35 per kid
In their words: "The Riper Market is a community event supporting local businesses, giving them a platform to sell to the residents and tourists visiting. If you visit one of our markets you will find the Ripe Organic stand selling local organic fruits and vegetables from the Ripe Organic Farm and other local organic farmers. As well as this you will find other organic items including juices and superfoods and other shopping items, lots of live cooking food stalls, arts, crafts, fashion, jewelry, fitness workshops, live entertainment, yoga, children's activities and much more."
Venue: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Dubai Marina,
Date: Oct 12 2016 - May 31 2017
More info: www.ripeme.com
Marina Souq - The Market for Dubai Designers
Venue: Fishing harbor of Umm Suqeim
Date: Oct 19 and Nov 9,
Time: More info: www.facebook.com/marinasouq
Venue: The Lakes
Date: Oct 22 2016
More info: reformsocialgrill.ae
School and Nursery Show 2016,
Venue: Dubai International Marine Club,
Date: October 28-29
More info: www.theschoolshow.ae
Halloween Family Fun Day
Venue: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Date: October 29
Time: 12 PM
Cost: AED295 per adult inclusive of soft drinks and unlimited food, AED150 per child 7-12 years old inclusive of soft drinks and unlimited food, Children under 7 free.
More info: jumeirah.com/jbhfamilyfunday