Dubai is one of the best cities I’ve lived in, as it offers something for everyone – and for every age!
We moved back a few weeks ago, and my daughter won’t start school until next term, after the winter holiday break. That means that I have to keep her busy for the sake of both of us.
Keep a 4 year old at home for a few hours, and you’ll know what I’m talking about!
In my despair and to try to keep her busy, I decided to make a round of the kids’ friendly places around the city, both indoor and outdoor. I was looking for places that can make her busy, happy, and where she can meet other kids to play with.
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Cheeky Monkeys is one of those places that we visited as it has several branches across the city and it has won the award of the Best Soft Play Venue in 2015. So we came to explore it together!
One thing I enjoyed most is that during weekdays the play area is very quiet with just a few kids running around. In their Mirdiff branch, they have a big coffee area, which allowed me to finish some work (and wifi is available, so there is that!).
The area is divided in two, allowing toddlers to play safely away from the older kids, and their area is just huge! I’ve been in many indoor play areas that offer a toddler’s zone, but never as spacious as this one. It includes many fun games such as slides, a musical piano, a covered pool where kids can explore “walking on water”, a clubhouse, a craft area, and so much more. You can scroll down to find the pictures related to this zone.
The bigger kids’ zone is equally big, with three floors of play area that includes bridges and obstacles that kids have to defy in order to move forward. This area also has slides, trampoline (my favorite part, as this is a great way to get your kids to consume fully their energy – and moms might want to join as well, as it’s great for working the legs!).
The highlight of the bigger kids’ zone is the ball battle zone. A battle can be done using soft balls, between kids on the first floor and some on the ground floor, using different equipment. More about this in the pictures below
Cheeky Monkeys has five branches across Dubai, and a few branches in different cities (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah). Two additional branches are expected to open soon as well!
If you like Cheeky Monkey, you can also organize your kids’ birthday parties. They offer different themed packages, and the best part is they also arrange outdoor parties, so you can choose the deal and package that works best for you and your little one!
You can also view a couple of pictures of the party rooms at their branch in Mirdiff.
- First hour: AED 50
- Additional hour: AED 30
- Full day pass: AED 100
- Twin discount: 25% off. Children with special needs discount: 50% off
- Gift voucher booklet: AED 850 for 20 vouchers valid for 2 hours each
Opening hours (Mirdiff Branch):
- Sun – Wed: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
- Thu – Fri: 09.00 am – 11.00 pm
- Sat: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
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