WE HAVE SELECTED THE BEST ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILY IN ABU DHABI



  • Why the UAE's parents have given Kip McGrath Education Centre their seal of approval

    Why the UAE's parents have given Kip McGrath Education Centre their seal of approval

    From the first years of primary school to the final term of secondary school, the UAE's parents face just as many challenges as their precious kids throughout the school years, plus after months of lockdown things seem more daunting than ever. Whether you're seeking a perfect tutor or industry-leading educational centre, can't decide between online tuition or at a centre, or simply require general advice, Kip McGrath Education Centre is here to support your child's continued learning during these complex times.

  • The Eat-Well Guide: Instil Healthy Eating Habits in Your Child

    The Eat-Well Guide: Instil Healthy Eating Habits in Your Child

    In this article, we will be detailing the importance of creating healthy daily habits in our children and interplay between nutrition and physical performance. With Monviso Trading Store, we want to offer a wider choice for UAE's families to make informed decisions about meals, drinks and snacks you put in your bodies. If we can get parents to switch from nutrient-devoid products to tasty fruits, healthy vegetables and other healthy meals, it would be a great thing.

  • The UAE's Finest Baby Shops to Cater to Every Baby’s Needs

    The UAE's Finest Baby Shops to Cater to Every Baby’s Needs

    We love buying baby essentials and accessories, but today the baby items' horizon has expanded and diversified. Many of us have learnt from experience not to choose the first piece that makes us go “awe” when going shopping, but to think about what you really need and its potential to be passed on to future siblings. Consulting parents and rounding up the best UAE's baby shops, we considered many components from quality of materials, design, uniqueness, sustainability, range of organic items to affordable prices.

  • Advantages of 3D Printing for Kids and What Option to Choose on the UAE Market

    Advantages of 3D Printing for Kids and What Option to Choose on the UAE Market

    Today 3D printers have become so affordable that almost every family can buy a 3D printer for a child, for example, to print their favourite tyrannosaurus or simple jewellery for a young snappy dresser. Making the design of the layout, choosing the material and starting the process of creating any toy together will help children and parents not only have fun but also feel part of the innovative activity that young explorers around the world are happy to comprehend.But how to choose, what you need to pay attention to and what advantages this will give your child? We will try to answer the questions in this article.

  • The UAE's Best Development Kits for Kids

    The UAE's Best Development Kits for Kids

    If there is anything parents constantly need, it’s a well-deserved minute to themselves. And there is no better idea than opting for a fun activity kit to get different components, colourful toys and a comprehensive guide all in one box. With a variety of options of craft and educational kits on the market, product reviews and customer ratings, we know how hard it can be to come up with ideas to entertain your child. We have tested plenty of kits and rounded up a thoughtfully curated selection of incredibly fun and development kits for kids. There is something for every tiny toddler, little kid or slightly older children, that are as playful as they are educational.

  • The Hidden Benefits of Introducing Children to Photography

    The Hidden Benefits of Introducing Children to Photography

    How to channel my child's creative ideas? Should I get a camera for my children? What are the best easy-to-use and durable cameras for children? What specs should I look out for? Could you recommend simple photo activities to introduce kids to photography? The list goes on. It is a universally acknowledged fact that thanks to smartphones and digital cameras, many children are getting behind a camera and taking photos worthy of a pro earlier than ever before. Experience, intuition, exemplary patience and all-consuming respect for details underpin Scheherazade's reputation as a stellar family photographer in Dubai. So much so that in response to our readers demand, Scheherazade has shared practical ideas for how to introduce children to the wonders of photography. Scheherazade Photography is a result of the love and dedication of a mother who knew exactly what memories she wanted to catch of her little daughter. Four years later, she is still taking beautiful timeless photos of newborns, babies and families across the UAE.

  • The Best Children's Online Classes in Abu Dhabi

    The Best Children's Online Classes in Abu Dhabi

    As the Emiratis adjust to their new normal of social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, social activities have moved from "IRL to URL" and something it’s given rise to is online learning, exercises and interactive activities. Children's online classes are booming now – and it's easy to see why. First of all, while much of the day we are cooped up inside trying to work from home and support our children's school work, they may need more encouragement and communication. Secondly, there is little expectation that parents are able to replace professional teachers or coaches. A selection of online learning programmes covering various subjects and age groups has never been more welcome in Abu Dhabi. Here, TickiKids picks out the best online children's classes, so it’s the perfect time to get active, inspired and challenged, or maybe even learn a new skill from the comfort of your sofa.

  • How to Keep Kids Engaged and Happy Whilst Confined at Home

    How to Keep Kids Engaged and Happy Whilst Confined at Home

    The virus and its effects are something we are clearly feeling, however the TickiKids' team picks a selection of spirit-lifting activities for families with kids, featuring everything from virtual storytime live sessions, dancing, knitting and retro board games to blogging, gardening and more to comfort, delight and inspire at home.

  • National Geographic Launches  an Online Hub NatGeo@Home to Support Educators and Children During Covid-19

    National Geographic Launches an Online Hub NatGeo@Home to Support Educators and Children During Covid-19

    Teachers across the world are dedicating their time to keeping children educated and setting some challenges during the outbreak of Coronavirus over the world. The speed with which the global pandemic has changed the world in that time is staggering. To help inspire young people and support caregivers, families and educators, National Geographic has launched a centralised digital resource NatGeo@Home to fill the gap with practical, educational, inspiring and entertaining content designed to keep families connected to the natural world and science behind it.

  • Amazing Virtual Tours of Parks, Gardens and Natural Areas

    Amazing Virtual Tours of Parks, Gardens and Natural Areas

    Can't going out and dive into nature? Looking for ways to engage all the family? There is a great way to get a little culture, education and inspiration while you're confined to your home. Many parks and gardens make it possible to visit them without leaving your couch. Here is the list os amazing worldwide natural areas to explore and tour virtually.

  • The 10 Most Exceptional Birthday Party Venues for Your Child in Abu Dhabi

    The 10 Most Exceptional Birthday Party Venues for Your Child in Abu Dhabi

    If you want to get the most from your child’s birthday party that will forever capture the kid’s imagination, TickiKids is here to help. It is never too soon to start planning a birthday bash. Time to get booking one of the birthday party venues for children in Abu Dhabi, as we've rounded up the best of the bunch. You won't be disappointed!

  • Abu Dhabi's Coolest Holiday Camps to Attend in Winter 2019-2020

    Abu Dhabi's Coolest Holiday Camps to Attend in Winter 2019-2020

    Abu Dhabi with its vast range of children's activities on offer is always a whirlwind but even more so this winter, with holiday camps ranging from space science, arts & crafts and sports sessions to foreign language and STEM for 3 to 18 year olds. It is important to support each child in striking a successful balance between academic and leisure activities. With the winter school holidays beginning soon, TickiKids investigates which camps are the best around. The emphasis, as elsewhere at TickiKids, is on variety, inclusion, and to encourage kids to explore new activities, cultivate new interests and develop a variety of skills.

  • Best Movies To Watch With Kids At Halloween

    Best Movies To Watch With Kids At Halloween

    Make sure to conjure ghost pizza bagels, caramelized popcorn, pour hot cocoa or candy corn punch and get snuggled on the sofa to enjoy these classics with the entire family.

  • The Very Best Summer Camps for 2019 in Abu Dhabi

    The Very Best Summer Camps for 2019 in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi parents are quite literally spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the summer holiday programmes for their kids with the likes of Alliance Française, Zayed Sports City, Teddy Bear American Nursery or Les Fanfans Nursery comprising just a few of the available options. It makes sense that a city that hosts fairly regular sporting and social events plus endless festivals and concerts should boast some of the very best children's entertainment options too. And don't let the weather dictate matters – after a busy school year your kids deserve to be entertained by someone who knows their job from A to Z. We've assembled an optimal selection of summer camps in Abu Dhabi to keep children lavishly entertained during the lengthy school holiday period.

  • Where to Buy Fashion Clothes for Kids in Abu Dhabi

    Where to Buy Fashion Clothes for Kids in Abu Dhabi

    Get the chicest apparel at the coolest shops catering to kids from 0-12 yrs and up, fully packed with the trendiest, funkiest and comfortable threads for the youngest members of your tribe.

  • 6 Marvellous Tours and Attractions in Abu Dhabi

    6 Marvellous Tours and Attractions in Abu Dhabi

    Put on your panamas and sunglasses, and check out our tips for enjoying all the magic Abu Dhabi has to offer! From the local tours to must-see attractions, families with kids (and no matter what age) will surely find something to love there.

  • Spring Holiday Camps for Kids in Abu Dhabi: Education Through Recreation

    Spring Holiday Camps for Kids in Abu Dhabi: Education Through Recreation

    Find a spring camp for your kid in AD with Tickikids' exhaustive line-up and record of our fave spring camps across Abu Dhabi including cooking, gardening, public speaking, zoo adventures, sports activities and way more.

  • The Little Gourmet Guide: Brunches to try in March

    The Little Gourmet Guide: Brunches to try in March

    High chairs available? No. Do you have a kids' menu? No. Age restrictions? 13 and over... Probably you've already had such experience as a parent. Rest assured, TickiKids has picked  out some of the best brunch spots to try out in March that serve kid-friendly eats alongside extra special fun things for little ones to do and see! 

  • Kids Yoga Classes in Abu Dhabi

    Kids Yoga Classes in Abu Dhabi

    If you are planning to send your kiddo to yoga class, the good news is you live in a right city! In this review, we bring together the leading yoga studios across AD where your little yogi can find stress relief, burn some energy and practice loving-kindness and relaxation.

  • Kid-Friendly Spa in Abu Dhabi

    Kid-Friendly Spa in Abu Dhabi

    Why should adults have all the fun? It's time to schedule some girl time with your mini Diva! Whether you are traveling from far-away or right at home in AD, indulge in pure pleasure as we've rounded up a few of our favourite beauty parlours where your little bestie can feel like a real lady, have fun and enjoy pampering at its best!

  • Where to Eat Ice Cream with Kids in Abu Dhabi

    Where to Eat Ice Cream with Kids in Abu Dhabi

    It's a well known fact that kids have love for ice cream once they get a first bite of this scrumptious delight! So why not treat your little sweet tooth and chill with the entire family on these sun-kissed days off?Get the scoop on the tastiest ice cream parlours serving frosty treats with pecan praline, marvelous mochi ice cream, fluffy cotton candy, marshmallow milkshakes, unicorn themed gelato, giant crepes...oh my!

  • Parenting Tips for Teaching Tolerance

    Parenting Tips for Teaching Tolerance

    The UAE government announced that 2019 will be officially proclaimed the Year of Tolerance to strengthen the nation’s role of encouraging stability and prosperity in the region. Tolerance is a willingness to accept people whose race, religion, opinions, or habits are different from one's own. So, as the important part of the modern society every parent can make the contribution educating the child for Tolerance.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Winter Camps 2018 in Abu Dhabi

    The Ultimate Guide to Winter Camps 2018 in Abu Dhabi

    We are delighted to welcome you to our annual TickiKids School Holiday Camps Guide. Plenty of parents would say that choosing the best camp for your child can be a tricky task, best suited to a psychic. There are a mind-boggling number of options on offer. But let us reassure you ‒ your sixth sense makes no difference, as we have done most of the hard work for you. The ideal winter camp is out there. Time to get booking a winter holiday programme for your child.

  • Ten Fun Ways to Entertain Your Kids at Home

    Ten Fun Ways to Entertain Your Kids at Home

    When Abu Dhabi swelters in soaring temperatures and your kids get bored at home, it is very easy for your mind to go completely blank. Are you still on the hunt for the perfect boredom-busting activities for children? Chin up! You are in safe hands now: luckily, TickiKids are experts at presenting a “Plan B”, revealing plenty of brilliant things to do with kids without leaving the house. We’ve put together ten of our favourite video tutorials. This lifesaver will be of interest to all parents who want to have some fun family time in a comfort of their homes, using easily available materials.

  • Best Summer Camps in Abu Dhabi

    Best Summer Camps in Abu Dhabi

    It has never been easier to pick up new skills and have more than one string to your bow with specialist summer programmes for children popping up all over Abu Dhabi. Get involved in a host of summer camps during the school holidays and spoil your kids with our top ideas and activities in Abu Dhabi. From culture and sports to language, cooking and theatre courses, let TickiKids guide you to the latest name-drop worthy summer camps and create a memorable, remarkable summer for your little ones.

  • The best play park in the Middle East launches a new mobile app called Fun City – Come, Play

    The best play park in the Middle East launches a new mobile app called Fun City – Come, Play

    WOW! We have a snippet of hot news to announce!“Avoid the line – reload online”, that’s the spot-on slogan for the mobile app, brought to you by the leading chain of entertainment parks, Fun City, loved by children and adults alike. To help enrich your enjoyment, Landmark Group has designed a handy and functional concept for the Fun City app, which enables park goers to avoid queues and top-up their powercards or buy a new one online, with just a single click, as well as providing the capability to check out your powercard balance on the go, earn DOUBLE Shukrans and redeem them. Shhh… It’s a closely guarded secret that we will unveil below.