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The time we went to Fun City….

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….”

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Review – Smurfs: The Lost Village

Last weekend we braved the unusual Dubai rain to watch the UAE premiere of Smurfs: The Lost Village at MOTIONGATE Dubai which is one of the 3 theme parks at the recently opened Dubai Park and Resorts. When the afternoon begins with Smurfs’ Vanilla ice-cream from London Dairy and face painting you cannot go wrong! Continue reading “Review – Smurfs: The Lost Village”

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The time we went to Orange Wheels….

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!

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