Being a Dubai Mom is often synonymous with soft play areas because let’s be honest for several month it is scorching hot outside and even on those cooler days containing your herd is often easier said than done! Prior to moving to the UAE, we had absolutely no concept of soft play areas, in South Africa, it’s just unheard of. The weather is usually pleasant enough for outdoor play and while this play is less often in public parks these days, a large portion of families live in houses with gardens and space for play. Being an expat family means adjusting to your location and finding the gems to help your family adapt and thrive. Continue reading “The time we went to Fun City….”
One thing that the UAE is not short of, is indoor spots to keep the kids entertained which makes sense considering how many of the summer months outdoor play is not an option. There are constantly new locales being launched but while all are generally good fun, they are mostly much of the same. In the last while two have stood out for me, the first is Orange Wheels in Abu Dhabi which opened up last year (read more about it here) and the second was Cloud 7 which we visited recently. Continue reading “The time we went to Cloud 7…”
Week 2 of the #nocampforus summer holidays is here and thus far we are injury free. I’ve lost my voice but that is totally unrelated….I think….? We headed out to Abu Dhabi this week to check out a new play area there (because you know, there aren’t enough in Dubai obviously?). Orange Wheels has recently opened in Al Wahda Mall extension which if you haven’t been there before I suggest you ask a security guard for directions or like us you spend a good amount if time walking around aimlessly. This could lead to just abandoning the play area idea and loads of shopping instead. I resisted and we played and this is hands down our favourite play area in the UAE!
We don’t generally do play dates on weekdays simply because the boys either have homework, after school activities or the thought of a soft play area and all the noise and chaos that goes with it is generally too overwhelming for the boys (read the mother), but we conceded this week because it involved good friends and checking out Kiddies Cafe which was new to us and on the radar for future playdates with our DSAHM Meetup group. Continue reading “The time we went to Kiddies Cafe…”