The new year is officially in full swing! With multiple events lined up for January 2022, kids have much to be excited about. From stage shows to animated flicks the whole family can enjoy, mark your calendar for these upcoming kids’ events in Dubai.
Shows on the stage
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a theatrical representation of four works by Eric Carle. Apart from a book of the same name, it will cover “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “The Very Lonely Firefly”, and “10 Little Rubber Ducks.” Take the kids to the 50-minute showing at the Mall of the Emirates. The show is perfect for children aged 1 to 6.
- Dates and time: January 15 (11:00 am, 02:00 pm and 04:00 pm | January 16 (11:00 am and 02:00 pm)
- Price of tickets: From AED 125
- Location: The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates
- Contact: +971-50-880-5074
You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid who doesn’t enjoy animated movies. These kid-friendly movies will be screened across Reel cinemas in Dubai throughout January 2022.
Buster and his friends are back in Sing 2, the sequel to the 2016 animated movie, Sing. Part two of the musical comedy sees Buster Moon thriving in his new theatre and eventually visiting the city to make it big. Tagging along are all the characters that made the first instalment such a delight. Join them as they try to persuade former rock star Clay Calloway to join their production.
- Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Troll: The Tale of a Tail
A feel-good movie that the whole family can enjoy, “Troll: The Tale of a Tail” is the story of troll prince Trym. The computer-animated film sees Trym and his friends pursue the evil entity responsible for turning the prince’s father, King Grom, into stone and stealing his tail.
- Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
This is a story about a Colombian girl Mirable, the only one in the Madrigal family born without special powers in Encanto. The family lives in a hidden home in the mountains of Colombia. However, Mirable may be their last hope as she discovers that the magic surrounding their land is in danger.
- Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes
Other events for kids in Dubai
Apart from the mentioned events for kids in Dubai, your little ones may also enjoy visiting these places in the first month of the new year.
The Courtyard Playhouse: Workshop for kids and teens
The Courtyard Playhouse is a KHDA-approved performing arts centre that specialises in acting workshops for children and teenagers. The centre has announced several winter programmes throughout January 2022.
- Open Day (kids and teens): January 8 (11:00 am to 02:00 pm )
- Drama for kids (4 years): January 15 (09:00 am onwards)
- Improv for Pre-teens (9 – 11 years): January 15 (01:30 pm onwards)
A complete list of workshops is available on the Courtyard Playhouse official website. Slots are filling up fast. So, register your interest today!
- Location: 4B Street, Dubai
- Contact: +971-50-986-1760
Al Barari Playground
A unique play space opens in Al Barari. Take your kids to Al Barari Playground for a day of fun. Apart from a water play area, they will have access to a climbing structure with a zipline, giant swing, toddler swing and even a vegetable patch.
Safety measures and social distancing protocols are in place to ensure safety. There is also some free gluten-free ice cream up for grabs at The Dairy Shed.
- Ticket price: AED 25 (weekdays) | AED 35 (weekends)
- Timings: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm | 08:00 am to 08:00 pm (Friday and Saturday) | Closed on Monday
- Location: Al Barari
The Global Village is in full swing and will end on April 10, 2022. Now is a good time as any to take the kids! The top-rated entertainment destination welcomed guests on October 2021. There is much to see and do, from hundreds of dining options to spectacular kid-centric shows.
- Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
- Date: Until April 10, 2022
Have the kids meet Expo 2020 mascots, Rashid, Latifa and others at Expo 2020. The global extravaganza has a lot to offer apart from the many country pavilions. Examples include daily shows at Al Wasl Plaza that appeal to families like pop-ups, parades and more.
- Ticket price: Starting at AED 95 (single entry one day ticket)
- Location: Lehbab Street, Dubai
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy tickets to these shows?
Tickets for the mentioned upcoming kids’ events in Dubai are available on platforms like Platinumlist.
Are there any free events for kids in Dubai?
You can start with the free things for kids in Dubai. These include visits to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and more.
Which activities can families enjoy together in Dubai?
There most certainly are. Activities like waterpark visits, desert safaris and camel rides are among the best things for families to do in Dubai. For families on a budget, the best free parks for kids in Dubai are good options.
That was our roundup of kids’ events in Dubai for January 2022.
Keep watching this space for other monthly activities and happenings for children in Dubai! Until next time, stay tuned to MyBayut for more updates on the best happenings in the UAE.