Category: Places 2 Visit

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet

Pirates & Mermaids Brunch Buffet @ Mazina 

Recently my family and I were invited for a lovely and special Pirates & Mermaids brunch buffet at Mazina.Located in the heart of Dubai Marina and at Address Dubai Marina Hotel..Mazina offers a lavish buffet with a lot of seatings area and great views of the Marina shoreline.

I loved the way the theme goes where all the waiter and waitresses were dressed as Pirates and Mermaids,themed related decorations at every corner surely reminded of me being on a sea adventure.

The Buffet was categorized…offering a great variety of food from salads,meat,sushi,breads,and other asian and Indian dishes…which was  surely good to enjoy.The best part for me was  the dessert corner…everything here was so yummy and tasty from pastries,mousses,cake slices,sorbets and so much more..(no one can resist of not trying them all 🙂

Mazina brunch
The Bread Corner
The Seafood
The Chocolate Fountain Slide
The Dessert Shelf…Tempting isn’t it!
Beautiful Cakes on Display

While the adults enjoy their food the kids can also spend time and watch magic shows by MagicPhil or bounce around in a bouncy castle or get their face painted at the face painting corner.Not only this the kids can enjoy their very own buffet at the kids corner as well…offering kids favorite savory dishes like pies,nuggets,french fries,pizzas and sweet treats like jellybeans,gummies,cookies and many other kinds of different biscuits.

The Cute Displays
Waiting for MagicPhil to Arrive
Face Painting
Kids Buffet Corner

This buffet is definitely a fit for kids of all ages and happens to be every Friday and Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Pricing:

Dhs 316 (soft drinks) (those who Book via Time Out get 20% discount) discounted price Dhs 264
Dhs368 (house beverages)
Dhs 498 (bubbly)

For more information call 04-8883444

Little Legends Introduces Worlds Best Education Curriculums

Little Legends Introduces Worlds Best Education Curriculums

LITTLE LEGENDS INTRODUCES WORLDS BEST EDUCATION CURRICULUMS

I was honored to be invited by Little legends the other day to the sports launch of little knickers and teddy tennis at Sportsmania JLT. This was the very first time Princess Z participated in outdoor sports or games and I was really happy to see her energy level and delication.Even though the weather was not on our side, we were having a great time nibbling on the snacks (provided by The Change Initiative & More Cafe) at the same time  watching our little ones participate. Heres all you need to know about the programmes to keep your kids actively busy at the same time entertained for hours

Play,Have Fun & Get Active

LITTLE LEGENDS

Little Legends was established to give pre-school and nursery children between the ages of 18 months to 7 years in the UAE an early opportunity to discover sports in a fun, welcoming and pressure-free environment.

That is why they have introduced two of the world’s best sports education curriculums; Little Kickers and Teddy Tennis.These two programs have been developed in the UK with the best and professional certified coaches, child experts and nursery school teachers in order to ensure that children are getting the best.

LITTLE KNICKERS

Little Kickers focuses football to children in a fun way.Aiming children between 18 months to 7 years.The program also provides many educational and important pre-school learning concepts such as colour and number recognition, sharing, teamwork, following instructions and using imagination.

Coach explaining the games
Little kickers postioning themselves for some fun
Having fun around

Little Kickers has four different football classes tailored to four different age groups:

* Little Kicks : 18 months – 2 yrs 3 months*
* Junior Kickers : 2 – 3 1/2 yrs
* Mighty Kickers : 3 1/2 – 5 yrs
* Mega Kickers : 5 – 7 yrs

and requires parent participation.

TEDDY TENNIS

Teddy Tennis is a curriculum based sports program developed in the UK that inspires children aged 2 to 6 years to get active and learn to play tennis. It works by combining Music, Pictures and Teddy Bear Characters into a totally interactive learning adventure that young children love.

It is taught using the Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) learning style. Applying this learning approach to teaching has proved to be very effective, particularly for young children and works brilliantly in Teddy Tennis lessons – they’ll see it, they hear it, they do it and they get it!

The coach explaining the game Honey Racket Sandwhich
Second game to go Banana Split
and the last one Danny Swing Technique

Teddy Tennis has seven different tennis classes tailored to the following age categories and levels:

* Tiny Teddies : 2 – 3 yrs (beginners only)
* Teddy Teams : 3 – 4 1/2 yrs (beginners, improvers, intermediate)
* Teddy Teams : 4 1/2 – 6 yrs (beginners, improvers, intermediate)

Tried and testing in over 20 countries across 5 continents, and with over 50,000 kids, these activities are also proven to aid the child’s early development skills and give them an opportunity to build and improve their self-confidence.

To know where and when the classes are offered or to make booking visit the link below 👇🏻

https://www.littlelegends.ae/bookings

Oli Oli Edutainment Center

Oli Oli Edutainment Center

OLi OLI EDUTAINMENT CENTER

It was a pleasure to be invited to the sneak peak preview of Oli Oli before it opened its doors to the public 2 weeks ago.There are only a few places in Dubai that the whole family can enjoy indoors during Summer and Oli Oli (meaning Joy in Hawaii), has become one of them.Dubai’s first interactive museum and located in Al Quoz (beside Oasis Center) is hours of fun.Me,my sister and my 4 year old princess had a great time exploring and experiencing the activities through the 8 galleries of Oli Oli museum

Read through and you will know why spending three and an half hour there was the best time investment of our day.

When we entered the museum our first stop was the Air Gallery,where we learned about the power of Air.The main attraction of this gallery was the wall of tubes which was all about putting in pieces of orange and pink pieces of fabric,through one side of the tube and seeing them being blown away through and out of the tubes.Not only this there were many more interesting things to do like flying away paper planes,getting a ball through a circle with the power of air,the hurricane stimulater and much more.

Making Her Way To The Air Fan

 

The Main Attraction of The Air Gallery
Princess Z and I Trying The Hurricane Stimulater

Our next stop was the Toshi Net.Built by the Japanese artist Toshiko MacAdam.This structure took almost an year to built and is made out of brightly colored crocheted and knitted nylon weighting almost a 1000 kilos in total. I wasn’t allowed to go inside (no adults are allowed inside the structure due to weight and height restrictions) but it was great to msee Princess Z enjoying her time jumping,climbing and swinging around it.

The Handmade Toshi’s Net
Princess Z Making Her Way Through

Next came the Creative Lab where princess Z and I built a robot 🤖 to draw on the page for us while my sister made one for herself on the other side of the table.How we built one was the interesting part..Firstly we chose a base (a plastic jar or a little box),them taped around markers (as many colors as we like) then came in the machine which made the robot move around.Once we were done we moved on to the other section of the lab the Construction Section where we built a star together using sticks and rubber bands.

The Robot We Created
The Beautiful Creations
The Star We Created With Sticks & Rubber Bands
All The Different Creations

Before moving on we grabbed a bit at the La Petite Tree House Cafe.

The Tree House Cafe
Loved The Interiors Specially The Hanging Plant Crates

Then we made our way to the upper floor of the museum…moving in towards the room with black curtains called Future Park.This room was all about spending time coloring pictures of sea animals or cars scanning them on a scanner and seeing them appear on the digital wall.Princess Z had a lot of fun spotting her creation and following their journey from one end to another swirling,twirling and moving along with them .Not only this we also played with the glow in the dark balls on the other side of the room.

Princess Z Coloring Her Page
Getting Her Picture Scanned For The Digital Wall
Following Along

The room where we spent the most time was Cars&Ramps, where we build Cars from Lego to slide them down the ramps and hoops.Unfortunately we didn’t succeed in getting our cars through the hoop but it was great to see the effort my daughter and the other kids around were putting in to modeling  their cars.

Princess z and My Creation 🇦🇪
Ready To Be Tested

Next on the other side was the Toddler Room.Even though my daughter is not a toddler anymore she enjoyed her time playing around with wooden toys and building a house with the material provided (like pieces of textiles,hooks and ropes).Not to forget the Quiet Room where the little ones can take a nap whenever necessary.

Toddler Play Area
Building A house With the Extra Friendly Staff

The last space we visited was the Water Space where Princess Z had a blast playing around with water.This place was all about washing cars,shooting canon balls with the force of water,watching whirlpools and getting soaked in the rain 🌧.

Car Washing 💦
Experimenting With Water

IMP Note: its always great to carry extra pair of clothing as there are high chances of getting wet while having fun.

Here are some more pictures of us from the day

Every Corner Is Full Of Fun
Enjoying Playing Her Xylophone

Oli Oli is surely an entertaining place with lots of edutainment things in every corner for the whole family.The prices might be a bit high but worth all the fun.

Every Corner Is Full Of Art -Bird Houses
Jelly Fish Umbrellas ☂

Recommended ages for children : 2-11 years old

Ticket Prices:
AED 120 for 2 hours or 150 for 3 hours
Toddlers pay half and children 1-2 years enter free..
Accompanying adults pay AED 40

Opening Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
Thurs-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm

Visit website to know more http://www.olioli.ae

The Great Indoor Picnic Brunch @ Bazxar

The Great Indoor Picnic Brunch @ Bazxar

THE GREAT INDOOR PICNIC BRUNCH

It was an honor to be invited and spend my Saturday at the launch of The Great Indoor Picnic Brunch @ Bazxar with Princess Z.Located in the heart of DIFC this was one place I was looking forward too.

The Indoor Family Picnic

Ambience

As being a mother the most important aspect I look out for in a restaurant is kids- friendliness.A place where the kids can enjoy and keep them selves busy while we eat and chat.This new picnic brunch by bazxar (which takes place every Saturday)fits in perfectly.Casually dressed in our attire as we walked in Princess Z and I were fascinated with the setup around.Excellently decorated from grassy and greenery effect to the wooden benches and tables covered with red checked cloth to balloons tied up to the table,was very cute (definitely giving you a feeling of an outdoor picnic party).Not only this the buffet table was very well represented with non-veg and veg dishes and snacks.

The Cute Set-Up
The Buffet

Food

I know how choosy kids become If they don’t get their favorite thing to eat,refusing to try anything new.The good thing about the buffet here was that there is something for everyone.From kids favorite items like pizza,fish and chips,pasta, macaroni salad to cheese and crackers,sandwiches, sweet treats ( banana loaf,cookies,biscuits) and much more.For burger lovers there is a ‘make your own burger’ station,where beef patties are placed on a bun and topped with dressings as desired.For the drinks the regular hot and cold beverages are served,including alcohol.Not only this if your in a mood for a milkshake then ‘the Milkshake station’ is just the place for you where you can build your own and enjoy.

The Food
Build Your Own Burger Station
Beverages and Milkshake Corner
Some Sweet Treats
On My Plate + Lemonade

Activities

Princess Z was super duper excited to try out all the activities here.The first activity Princess Z started off with was Cupcake Decorating. Here she was provided with a vanilla cupcake with pink frosting and all the toppings she could ever think off from gummy bears to m&ms, rainbow sprinkles,peanut butter and many more to decorate.It didn’t take her much time to finish and gobble it 😉.Next was the Milkshake Making stop.Princess Z was full (didn’t have much space in her tummy after the heavy cupcake) so she skipped and jumped to Face Painting.As we had other plans for the evening she decided to get a painting design on her hand instead.With a henna design on one hand and a balloon in the other Princess Z was happy and satisfied enough to go home. 😁.Not only this there is also a small area where the kids can enjoy a movie 🎥 on beanbags with a bucket of popcorn 🍿.These activities are surely great enough to keep a child busy and entertained.

Face/Hand Painting Area
Movie Mania With Popcorn
Coloring Activities
Cupcake Decorating

Overall

Loved the concept and everything related to it.From food to ambience everything was to the point.I was really happy to see Princess Z enjoying herself and really digging in the food plus participating in the activities provided.We had a great time!!! 🙂 and will surely visit it again

The Great Indoor Picnic @Bazxar is held every Saturday from 12-4pm.

For more information and reservations call : 043551111

Cafe Ceramique

Cafe Ceramique

CAFE CERAMIQUE 

Cafe Ceramique is located in Town Centre in Jumeirah. This place is surely to be visited. I have been to this place many times but it was Princess Z first time and she was super excited about it. We decided to go there on a weekday around 7pm.Once we arrived we were surprised to see the place empty. It’s usually crowded at this time of the evening but i think we were lucky.Anyway, we choose a comfortable seat in the middle. The massive varieties of ceramics displayed on wooden shelves against the wall attracted us. It was hard to choose one.Princess Z was confused at first but then after taking her time she decided to go with a Halloween special pumpkin decoration.

Ceramics displayed aligned to the wall
The Halloween collection
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The chosen one

Note: The prices for each ceramic are different and are mentioned below the piece you chose (The pumpkin cost us 125 Dhs)

Anyway, the next step was to clean our ceramic to clear off any dirt on it with sponge and water. Then it was time to select the paints. We were given an option to choose any 7 colors from the palette on the place mats. We chose 6 plain colors from the Splash n Dash section and 1 glittery one from the PokaDot section. Once our colors arrived we were ready to go. Squeezing the paints on the palette we started getting creative. Princess Z decided to paint it all differently. Creating a creation of her own. She was totally enjoying it at first, painting patiently. But then starting rushing up with things and got tired. Leaving it half-way, I had to paint the remaining giving it the final touches.After I was done I handed over the pumpkin to a staff member to fire it. The firing process is done to make the raw artwork into a finished masterpiece.

In the end I was told to fill a form with my contact details to be contacted once it was ready for collection. Approximately it takes 7-8days.

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The collection corner

This was a place Princess Z totally wants to visit again,and totally excited to see her end result. 🙂 Who doesn’t love to paint and mess around! If you’re planning to make some crazy and fun memories with your kids than this is one place I totally recommend.

Brushes, paints, stamps- everything is supplied by the café. Just bring the artists in you and get creative :).

Cafe Ceramique is located on the 1st floor of Town Centre Mall,Jumeirah. 04-3447331