Spacetoon, the Arabic TV channel for kids, has lined up several activities for the Dubai Summer Surprises 2004, showcasing a wide array of programmes to attract children.

Laila Suhail, project director, DSS, said: "Spacetoon is participating in the DSS 2004 with a whole range of educational, entertaining games and programmes. The various activities, organised by Spacetoon, either at the studio, other parts of Modhesh Fun City or live from the various locations, will offer an excellent opportunity for the kids of all age-groups to interact with their favourite cartoon characters and take home memories of the same.

"The shows will also help in showcasing the children's skills and hobbies in an entertaining manner."

Among the bouquet of programmes on offer is the Hala Musical Show, a one-hour presentation at the Modhesh Fun City stage, which will be aired daily. As part of the programme, the kids will get a chance to interact with the presenters. It will be hosted by Hala Al Sabaagh, a young singer and one of the Spacetoon presenters and will encompass a lot of excitement, songs and fun.

Spacetoon Studio will also offer different activities as part of its calendar of programmes during DSS. It includes the Comic Story, where the kids can see different comic strips featuring all the favourite Spacetoon characters. There are blank spaces in these strips where the kids' picture can be inserted. So the kids literally becomes a part of the cartoon show.