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toys for less al barsha

Toys For Less in Dubai

A favorite moment of mine will always be watching my kids expression on Christmas day as they open beautifully wrapped boxes with their names on it. Christmas is just around the corner and our kids wish list is getting longer every day. Its time to think about things to buy and making sure you are staying on budget. We recently discovered Toys For Less a sister company of Brands For Less which offers affordable branded toys and clothes for kids. Available items A wide range of toys for kids up till pre-teens is available. However, the toys you might see in the photos I posted might not be available when you visit. I advise that when you see something you think your kids or godchildren will like better grab hold of them because the staff won’t be able to guarantee if its still there on your next visit. For instance we were looking for Shopkins and Play-Doh toys on our first visit but when we went back the following week we found both. Clothes for both boys and girls …

dubai garden glow

Dubai Garden Glow: Fun Family Attraction

Dubai once again opened one of the worlds largest themed gardens, the Dubai Garden Glow, now on its second season. Located at Zabeel Park the garden offers two attractions for the whole family to enjoy  – Dinosaur Park and Garden Glow. Tickets cost 60 AED per person, guests under 3 years old can enjoy park for free.  Price seem to be expensive but considering you get to see two attractions I do think its worth a visit. Access to park is via Gate 6 and 7 of Zabeel Park. I suggest you visit the park at 4pm to give you ample time to enjoy day light at the Dinosaur Park, have dinner then proceed to Glow Garden by sundown. Dinosaur Park The park features 100 life-sized dinosaurs and a few of them “interacts” with visitors by means of sounds and movements. All these things make it more realistic to a child (adult too), I imagined this would be quite scary for a toddler at night. Dinosaur lovers will have fun walking through each period and reading all the information …

LEGOLand Dubai: Our opening day experience

We were at the official opening day of LEGOLAND Dubai last October 31, 2016. The park is UAE’s first amusement place designed for families with children aged 2-12 years old. Before we reached LEGOLAND Dubai we had a lovely long walk along RIVERLAND but sadly not all of the establishments are open yet. First impression on ATTRACTIONS The park features 6 themed land – Miniland, LEGO City, Adventure, Kingdoms, Imagination and Factory. One obviously have a lot of ground to cover and a day might not be enough to fully enjoy the whole park. Miniland which is located at the center of the park and is sort of the gateway for the visitors to go through to visit other themed lands is beyond beautiful. It features mostly UAE’s landmarks like the buildings along Sheikh Zayed Road, Grand Mosque, Dubai Airport, Burj Khalifa with the fountain and my favorite Dubai Creek. The attention to detail is so impressive and they have added more by making some of features interactive. Go press a button and you will witness the Dubai Metro train speeding one stop …

fabyland dubai festival city

Unlimited fun at FabyLand

We had a fun Thursday afternoon at the launch of the newest indoor attraction to open at Dubai Festival City – FabyLand. The new FabyLand offers ‘Futuristic’ fun for all the family with an array of amusement rides, attractions and games to play on with friends and family. Offering the latest technology across 75,000 sq ft, the entertainment centre has 15 major rides, a MyTown area for kids to play and learn and more than 100 game machines, making it one of the largest family entertainment centre in Dubai for children aged three and up. Vierte has set his eyes on the claw machines and won several toys for his sister. He has been long obsessed to beat the game to Chloe’s delight which  is his biggest fan. LittleDude is his latest recruit, who did well and won several toys as well. Fabyland has something fun for every one with over 15 fun rides, novelty game machines and soft play area. They can offer discounted rates for school trips and four party packages for more unlimited fun. The …

Little Prince Courtyard Playhouse Casts

The Little Prince by Courtyard Playhouse

We have two copies of The Little Prince book but we have not finished reading the story. I bought our very first copy when I was pregnant to Kuya V, we never get to finish the book in one sitting though. Thankfully, a movie was released adapted from the story of the Little Prince last 2015. Oh how we enjoyed the movie and yes we finished the whole movie in one sitting. Vierte started flipping through the book and declared that he’s done reading it. An invite came to my inbox asking to bring the kids along for a magical and interactive experience to watch The Little Prince at The Courtyard Playhouse , I immediately replied YES. I knew that both Kuya V & LittleMiss C will enjoy the interactive play experience, it is also a first time for all of us. The Courtyard Playhouse, is Dubai’s first independent, family owned and run, KHDA licensed performing arts training centre dedicated improvised theatre. The theatre is located in Al Quoz area just right next to the Times Square and near …

Mattel Play Town City Walk Dubai

Indoor Fun at Mattel Play! Town

It is difficult to please two kids who like different things, my eldest who is 8 years old want “big kids” fun stuff while our nearly 4 years old LittleMiss demands that her Kuya always play with her. We are on a mission to find a place that would be fun to both kids, so when I read that Mattel opened an indoor play area at City Walk Dubai featuring our favorite characters I just knew we should check it out. Mattel Play Town is the newest indoor play area that is catered towards children ages 2 – 8 years old that promises an engaging “eduplay” experience built around five well loved characters: Angelina Ballerina, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Barney. We (yes, me included) had fun exploring all five areas, we started off with Thomas & Friends soft play area. What I love about this area is the viewing deck where parents can sit and see what the kids were doing in the soft play. Mom & Dads are welcome to join the kids …

Baby Penguins at Ski Dubai

Last February 2, 2015 we were fortunate enough to witness a King Penguins incubating eggs at Ski Dubai. News came a few weeks after our visit that the egg has hatched, since then we have been looking forward to go back and see the baby. We went back to Ski Dubai for a VIP Penguin Encounter to meet all 4 new babies hatched inside the facility. Kuya V and LittleMiss were over the moon with happiness when I told them we are meeting the baby penguins. Similar to our encounter before we were ushered to a room where the penguins stay to rest. Paul, a king penguin who is the father of one of the baby penguin greeted us. Three of the babies – Limit, Apple and Pecan hatched last January, when they hatched they looked like a fur ball that would fit at the palm of your hand. In just mere two months the babies have increased their weight from 280 grams to 2800 grams. The penguin on the left with the yellow band is Cuddly and she is a surrogate Mama of baby penguin “Hug”, …

Snow Penguins Encounter at Ski Dubai

We won 4 tickets to a Exclusive Peng-Friend Encounter at Ski Dubai from Costa Coffee UAE. Below is the the winning picture we submitted. The LittleOne’s were very happy when I told them we are going back to the snow park and meet the penguins. It was the perfect time to meet them up close because we just watched the movie Penguins of Madagascar.