What to eat, play and love.
All through March, along with LED installations, glowing coals from barbecue grills will also be lighting up Dubai Garden Glow, thanks to the free barbecue facilities the theme park is offering guests. You will need to carry nothing with you – chicken meat and other necessary barbecuing materials can be purchased at the park. While you’re busy grilling, kids can enjoy the park’s thrilling animatronic dinosaurs, a dino lab, museum, zoo as well as live acts and musical entertainment celebrating nature and the environment. The park is open from 4pm12am Saturdays to Wednesdays, and 4pm-1am on Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays. Entry to Garden Glow is through gate 6 of Zabeel Park, and is Dh60 per person. Children below three years can enter for free. Visit dubaigardenglow.com.
Why watch one award-winning musical when you can watch them all at once?
Beyond the Barricade, a sell-out touring concert featuring principal performers from the hit musical Les Misérables, is on at the Madinat Theatre until tomorrow. The stage shows take you on a whirlwind tour of some iconic musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and The Lion King through songs, complete orchestrations and music from the original musicals. Shows today at 6pm and 9pm and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets from Dh200 at madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com.
Every Saturday you can drag little ones away from their cartoon shows on TV and introduce them to their favourite characters in real life at Mattel Play Town, City Walk. The themed indoor edu-play centre will be serving healthy breakfast (eggs, chicken sausages, pancakes) that kids can tuck into with Barney and friends, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Pingu and Mike the Knight, followed by face painting and other live entertainment. Dh120 for kids, Dh129 for parents. Every Saturday from 8.45am-10am.
The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort will keep kids out of trouble during spring break with a children’s camp from March 22 to April 1. Children aged four to 14 can learn swimming, watersports and arts and crafts, join fitness classes and set out on guided boat excursions. The camp runs daily from 9am-2pm and the daily rate of Dh180 includes lunch. A five-day programme costs Dh800 per child and the full 11-day camp costs Dh1,400 per child. Call 02 697 0272.
The circus is in town, well the Monte Carlo Circus at Sharjah to be precise. Catch them in action at Al Qasba before they fold up their tent for the season tomorrow, March 18. You’ll witness breathtaking magic tricks such as Blade Box, Quick Change – where an acrobat changes from one elaborate costume to another in seconds – and the Globe of Death, where a team of trained motorcyclists ride inside a mesh sphere ball. The circus staples – clowns – will also be performing comedy shows. Two performances are held daily at 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets are from Dh75 at alqasba.ae.