Well, the weather looks like it will be significantly better than it was last weekend, so at least we can make a plan to do something and not worry about whether we’ll be blown away or not!

If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s our pick of things to do this weekend.

The Buggy Run
If you fancy a bit of exercise with your little one, as well as the chance to meet lots of other mums, then why not head down to The Buggy Run at Dubai Autodrome this weekend? It is the brainchild of fellow British mums Nicola Holmes and Lara Sweida-Metwally and will be the first of many!  There is still time to book and if you use the codes BUGGYBUDDY or BUGGYBUDDY-TEAM, you’ll receive 10% off the registration fee!

When: 11th February @ 6.30am for registration and 7.30am for the race start
Where: Dubai Motor City’s Dubai Autodrome
How Much: AED 150 – 1 buggy, 1 runner / AED 245 – 1 buggy, 2 runners
For more information, click here

Try out one of Dubai’s newest family attractions
Aventura has opened in Mushrif Park and if you haven’t been yet, why not try it out this weekend? With over 80 challenges between 5 different levels from the ground up to the trees, this is something that both the kids and adults will enjoy (think Go Ape). With the tree top zip lines , climbing and Tarzan jumps, flip flops are not advised and you’ll want to wear trainer for this. It is suitable for 6+ (or over 1.15m)

When: 9.30am to 6.00pm, 7 days a week
Where: Mushrif Park
How Much: Under 6 – AED10, Juniors (1.15m – 1.4m) – AED125 and General admission – AED150
To book, go to Aventura’s website


Go to the theatre
Aladdin – The Musical is now on at the Madinat Theatre. Packed with magic, thrilling circus acts and of course, lots of singing, the kids will love to see Aladdin search for Princess Jasmine whilst fighting with the evil genie, Jafar. This is a feel good show and one all the family will enjoy!

When: 9th – 19th February at various times
Where: Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeriah
How much: AED180 to AED270
For show timings and ticket info, click here


Have breakfast or lunch somewhere a little different
If you’re a creature of habit and always end up at the same restaurants, why not try somewhere you’ve never been to before? Did you know that there is a cat café here in Dubai? You could take the kids and enjoy a quiet coffee whilst they play with that cats. Or how about a traditional Arabian tea house? For details or more ideas, have a look at our blog Off Beat Dubai Cafes

Off Beat Cafes For You To Try in Dubai

Enjoy a Valentine’s afternoon tea
Ok, so it’s not technically this weekend, but how about a Valentine’s afternoon tea? Treat yourself and your beloved (or the kids) to a romantic, love inspired afternoon at the Mashrabiya Loungs, Fairmont the Palm, with an array of Valentine’s Day inspired treats and a specially crafted love tea blend. What better way to spend a Tuesday afternoon?

When: 14th February from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Where: Fairmont the Palm
How much: AED145 inclusive of soft beverages, AED250 inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine and AED399 inclusive of a bottle of sparkling
For more details on how to book, head over to Farimont The Palm’s website

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great weekend!