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Dubai: It’s that time of the week again when parents look for activities to enjoy with children. We have put together a list of free children’s activities taking place in Dubai this weekend. From an immersive Korean art exhibition to fun workshops, here are eight events you can explore with your little ones.

1. Korea cubically imagined:

An endless beach at the Korea Cubically Imagined exhibition
An endless beach at the Korea Cubically Imagined exhibition Image Credit: Supplied

Does your child love the Korean pop band BTS? This weekend you can take them to watch an immersive virtual version of the band’s Las Vegas concert at the Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. The concert is part of an immersive art exhibition held by The Korea Creative Content Agency and the Korean Cultural Center in the UAE.

Children and parents can also learn about Korean art and culture during the exhibition. The “Korea: Cubically Imagined” exhibition is taking place at the Art Centre, Mall of Emirates in Dubai and sheds light on the essence of K-Culture, using state-of-the art technology in various colours inside a symbolic cube. You will need about two hours to enjoy the exhibition.

Venue: Art Centre, Mall of the Emirates
Date: From November 16 to 30
   Weekends – 10am to 10pm (Break time 4 -7pm)
   Weekdays – 2pm to 10pm (Break time 4 -7pm)
Admission: Free
More details:

2. Kids weekend workshop at Golden Mile Galleria

Kids weekend workshop at Golden Mile Galleria
Kids weekend workshop at Golden Mile Galleria Image Credit: Instagram/@goldenmgalleria

Golden Mile Galleria in Palm Jumeirah is holding different kinds of free weekend workshops for children every weekend.

Kids from ages three to 11 can also enjoy face painting, play with the ‘bubble lady’, interact with a caricaturist, and a magician at the venue.

Venue: Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah, Opposite Fun First, Building 5
Dates: Friday to Sunday every weekend until November 27
Time: 3pm to 6 pm
Cost: Free
More details: +971 4 390 9999

3. The Keeping Your Kids Busy Show is Back!

Head to Times Square Center, Dubai for a whole array of entertaining activities for children this weekend.

Meet the popular children's TV and Radio star, Magic Phil. Enjoy magic shows, music performances by West End Academy, theatrical performances by The Gaia Centre, face-painting, children's rides and more!

Parents can also meet kids activity providers across the Emirate to know more about extracurricular classes offered by the city offers for children from music to theatre and a lot more.

Parents can also sign their children up for free cooking classes and workshops.

Venue: Times Square Centre, Dubai
Dates: November 18 and 19
Time: 2pm to 7pm
Cost: Free

4. Winter Camp Open Day at Fun Robotics

Get your child interested in robotics. Fun Robotics is offering two free courses on November 20. The first is called the Fun Club. It is a course for beginners from ages seven to nine that introduces children to basic Robotics and Programming, and strengthens their understanding of eight science and engineering practices.

The second is called Spike Prime. It’s a course for students from ages 10 and above, where students will have a more in-depth introduction to robotic components and functionality and program their robots using a block-based language.

For more information and booking: Call +971 43388354 or email You can also visit their website at

Venue: Fun Robotics, Safestway Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
Date: 20 November 2022
Time: 12 noon to 1pm
Cost: Free

5. Ripe Market, Al Barari

Parents and children can enjoy stalls of unique homegrown vendors including fashion, art, jewelry, homeware, tasty treats and much more. There will also be lots of different activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids can also head to the Al Barari playground, which can be accessed for free by children

Days: Every Saturday till end of November
Time: 1pm to 9pm
Location: Al Barari, Dubai
Cost: Free
More details: +971 4 315 7000

6. Free yoga class at Deira City Centre

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Why not participate in the Dubai Fitness Challenge with a free yoga session this weekend. Parents and children above the age of 12 can head to Deira City Centre this weekend for a free yoga class.

Registration is required to attend the class and can be done on this link -

The classes will be held in the following week as well.

Venue: Wellness Corner, Deira City Centre, Dubai
Date: November 20
Time: 9am to 10am
For more details: Instagram @nerryfit

7. World Children's Day at Mondoux

In celebration of World Children’s Day, Mondoux, a family friendly European eatery is giving away complimentary custom-made ice-cream bars to its young visitors up to the age of 12 at both locations, Dubai Creek Harbour and The Beach in JBR.

Children get to customise their vanilla ice-cream bars with a rich chocolate coat, freeze dried berries, nuts, melted white chocolate or other toppings of their choice.

Venue: Mondoux, Dubai Creek Harbour and Mondoux The Beach, JBR
Date: November 20
Time: 8am onwards
For more details: Call Mondoux The Beach, JBR, on +971 50 9857380 and Mondoux Dubai Creek Harbour on +971 50 1189401.
Cost: Free ice-cream bar for kids below 12

8. Bookworm’s Gruffalo competition to celebrate National Day

Encourage your child to get artistic this weekend and participate in the Gruffalo competition to celebrate National Day.

Simply recreate a picture of the Gruffalo and email it to the bookstore at for a chance to win a Gruffalo toy.

Dates: Ends on December 5
Age: 3 to 15
Cost to enter the competition: Free