As we enter October, we can look forward to half term and Halloween – plus we’ve found some of the best events happening around! We’d love to see you out and about so make sure to share your photos with us on the British Mums Dubai Facebook group or on Instagram using the #britishmums!

Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts launches daycation luau

Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai’s only Polynesian themed Resort kicks off its new family friendly Daycation Luau in true Polynesian style – Luau, meaning a traditional Hawaiian party or feast accompanied by entertainment and food, so expect live entertainment, fun-filled kids activities and mouth-watering cuisine from live cooking stations.

Give your little ones the time of their lives with fun children’s activities such as face painting, treasure hunt, limbo games and much more from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm, with exciting performances from the Polynesian dancer from 1pm-4pm. Let Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts keep your kids’ content whilst you enjoy an afternoon of outstanding food and tranquil tropical surroundings.

You can also make the most of the stunning sunset views with ‘Buy One Get One Free’ on selected beverages from 6pm-7pm to end your day in the perfect way.

Where: Ari Restaurant, Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

When: Friday 4th October & every Friday onwards, from 1 – 4pm.

Cost: AED 99 per person inclusive of all-day pool access and AED 99 food & beverage credit, redeemable at Ari’s live cooking stations or a la carte menu.

To book: call (04) 810 9421 or send an e-mail

The Great British Day Out is back and bigger than ever!

Organised by The British Business Group, the Great British Day Out is taking place this year on Friday 18th October from 3.30pm-8.30pm at the British Embassy.  It’s a fabulous event to celebrate all things British, with live music, exclusive performances from West End musical stars, tons of entertainment for the kids including football coaching, singing princesses and a bouncy castle plus brilliant prizes to be won!

Where: The British Embassy

When: Friday, 18th October from 3.30pm-8.30pm.

Cost: They have great value Food & Beverage packages with kids under 5 being FREE! Beverage Package: AED 395, Soft Drinks Package: AED 225, Kids 6-12: AED 140, Kids 5 and under: FREE. *Food & Beverage Package available for 4 hours from 3.30pm.

To book: For priority allocation and to confirm your place, please email and quote BRITMUM.

The world’s biggest book sale returns to UAE for the second time

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale also known as the World’s Biggest Book Sale, is returning to Dubai from 10th October to 20th October 2019, following a successful debut in 2018. Open 24 hours a day for 11 days, Dubai Studio City, will once again be home to three million, brand-new English-language books at discounts ranging from 50% – 80% off recommended retail prices that book lovers will love to browse through.

From bestselling novels and influential business books, to art and design titles, cookery books and an unprecedented range of young adult fiction and children’s reading and activity books, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Dubai will have something to suit all tastes and preferences. 

Where: Dubai Studio City.

When: 10th October to 20th October 2019.

Cost: Free.

To book: No bookings required, just show up!

British Mums Event: New Mums & Mums-to-be Pink Event

If you’ve just had a baby or are expecting soon, then come and join us on Tuesday 15th October for a FREE coffee morning! We’ve teamed up with some of Dubai’s best experts to bring you a fabulous friendly morning of literally everything you need to know about babies!

Held at authentic Italian restaurant, Carluccios in Springs Souq and starting at 9.30am, there will be a delicious spread of coffee, mini bites and pastries (did we mention coffee?) We’re delighted to be joined by Pink Ribbon Crafters who’ll be raising money for Breast Cancer by inviting mums to make beaded bracelets.

Not only will the first 40 British Mums members attending this event receive a FABULOUS goodie bag, but you’ll also leave feeling you’ve found new friends and learnt so much more being a new mum too!

Don’t forget to tag your friends and click below to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you

Where: Carluccios, Springs Souq.

When: Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Cost: Free.

To book: visit the website

Italian nights with Culinary Genius, Massimo Bottura at Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm

Foodies from across the UAE will have the unprecedented opportunity to join Massimo as he steps behind the stove for two nights on 16th and 17th October, at his only restaurant outside of Italy, Torno Subito.

Located at W Dubai – The Palm, the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant will see Massimo cooking up a stunning eight course menu of some of his favourite childhood dishes. Featuring an incredible selection of traditional Italian dishes, created with Massimo’s renowned contemporary flair and a few special touches inspired by Dubai, guests will be able to experience Torno Subito’s playful 1960s Italian Riviera vibe whilst enjoying an array of mouth-watering dishes carefully prepared by one of the world’s greatest chefs.

Where: W Dubai – The Palm.

When: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October 2019.

Cost: AED 450 per person and inclusive of a welcome drink, or AED 595 per person with three glasses of select beverages.

To book: Call 04 245 5555/5800 or email

Step into wellness: Discover a haven of well-being at the Westin Hotels and Resorts pop up domes

This autumn, from October 10 to November 24 2019, you can take some time out for yourself and your family to discover the importance of well-being inside five rejuvenating pop up retreats by Westin Hotels & Resorts.

Appearing in community spaces and Westin Hotels & Resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi the dome will offer meaningful experiences designed for the whole family to reclaim time for their own well-being. Centered around Westin’s six pillars – Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well – you’ll be able to book some well-needed ‘me’ time with complimentary massages, juicing mixology and golf swing lessons, or enhance family bonding with scrapbook-making and terrarium workshops.

The Family Time Dome invites families to cherish every moment together and enjoy the essence of family bonding by celebrating milestones and each other. Inside children can create a family journal filled with love, quirks, inside jokes and memories to take home.

Where: City Walk Dubai.

When: Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 2019, 10am-12am.

Cost: Free.

For more information on each dome, please visit the website.

Become a zookeeper for the day at the Green Planet!

The new Zookeeper for the Day experience offers children aged between 9 and 16 years a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of The Green Planet’s fascinating wildlife and shadow a biologist for the day.

This unique experience offers children the chance to get closer to the animals than ever before as they get involved in daily tasks and learn first-hand what it takes to be a biologist.

Escorted by an expert team, children will be able to venture behind the scenes, visit the laboratories and find out just what is takes to care for some of the most incredible and endangered species on the planet. They will soak up fascinating animal facts, whilst learning all about the challenges the animals face in the wild and the work The Green Planet does to support them.

Where: The Green Planet.

When: Saturdays from 8.30am to 12pm.

Cost: AED 950 per person.

To book: Tickets are available at the gate or online.

Movie mornings with Roxy Mamas

Tuesday is for the movie buffs, with Roxy Cinemas at City Walk or The Beach locations inviting parents to bring their children (under the age of 4) to catch the latest blockbuster every Tuesday with Roxy Mamas. Priced at just AED 95, Roxy Mamas offers mums the chance to reconnect with friends and see a movie in a relaxing, baby friendly environment. From 9am to 10am, you can catch-up with friends in the Platinum Plus Lounge with refreshments including hot food and live stations, followed by catching the latest blockbuster or old-time classic in the comfort of Platinum Plus from 10am. What a treat!

What: Roxy Mamas.

When: Tuesdays, 9am to 1pm.

Where: Roxy Cinemas at City Walk or The Beach.

Cost: AED 95 for one adult and one child under 4, inclusive of breakfast.

To book: Call +971 800 7699 or visit their website.

Indoor fun with Mattel Play! Mamas

If you’ve been to Mattel Play! Town, you’ll know how much fun the children can have at this indoor edutainment park! Offering the brand-new Mattel Play! Mamas, Mattel Play! Town recently launched their very own mum’s morning. Mattel Play! Mamas takes place every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm at the indoor park favourite located in City Walk and includes entry for one mum and child (up to 6 years), plus breakfast, for only AED 95. You can sit back and relax over breakfast at the café as the children embark on a morning of educational fun with their favourite characters including Barney & Friends, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder and Thomas and Friends.

What: Mattel Play! Mamas.

When: Wednesdays, 9am to 1pm.

Where: Mattel Play! Town in City Walk.

Cost: AED 95 for one adult and one child up 6 years, inclusive of breakfast. (The regular full day admission is AED 99 online or AED 125 at the gate). Additional children are AED 45, nannies are also AED 45.

To book: Call 800 MERAAS or visit their website.

Have a happy October, mums!

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