• Family Focused Eid Al Adha Adventures From Meliá Hotels International

    As the summer winds on and Eid Al Adha nears closer, it is time to start planning family trips abroad and making memories before the school season starts back up again. Meliá Hotels International have created a special range of luxury holiday packages throughout Europe to appeal to the unique needs of GCC travellers and their families this Eid.


    Bring your family and friends together for an outdoor interactive movie experience never seen before in the UAE as Yas Island hosts the first YAS Movies in the Park for two weekends at Gateway Park South from the 15-17th and 22-24th March 2018.

  • “My Future Champion” toddler development challenge by Aptamil Junior

    The ambition of every mother has always been to ensure that her toddler succeeds in everything that they do. That is why Aptamil Junior launched the "My Future Champion" toddler skill development challenge, with the vision of giving all mothers the opportunity to showcase their toddler's skills and give them tools to help develop these skills further.

  • 1 in 10 children worldwide are growing up alone

    On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, stresses the importance of a loving family for children. Without the loving care of a parent or other adult caregiver, children are less likely to develop the skills they need to become contributing members of society, says the organisation.


    This summer, Banyan Tree Al Wadi has introduced their exclusive daypackage, allowing families and couples the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and sink into spa and serenity at the tranquil desert paradise. Starting from AED 2,050 per couple, guests will get their very own private villa complete with temperature-controlled pool for the day as well as enjoy an Arabian inspired lunch for two at Al Waha followed by head-to-toe pampering at the resort’s award winning spa.

  • al khaliji, Shafallah Center and Qatar Autism Families Association organized an awareness session about Autism

    Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in line with its commitment to the high morale of the community and spreading knowledge about important issues that affect the wellbeing of its members, recently organized a special event for its staff to raise awareness about Autism in society, in collaboration with Shafallah Center and Qatar Autism Families Association.

  • Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Raises Awareness and Support on Fertility Issues

    With the aim to provide education, raise awareness, support and encourage women and couples struggling with infertility, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,  collaborates with the ‘IVF & Fertility Support Group – UAE’, the country’s exclusive forum for voicing out all issues related to infertility. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre will support the group’s growing membership by offering expert advice, free consultations and fertility checks besides offering counseling and continuous education.

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Psychological Impact on Family Caregivers

    • 98%of those with breast cancer can survive if the cancer is detected early. The most common age at which most women are diagnosed with breast cancer is 45­-54. Around 170 women annually in Abu Dhabi are diagnosed with breast cancer, along with a much smaller number of men.
    • Chuck E. Cheese’s shows kids how to be kids at the new children’s play centre in Oud Metha

      Magnolia Restaurants Management brings the iconic childrens play centre to Oud Metha


      Guess who moved to town and brought his mischievous friends along with him? Chuck E. Cheese, the family games and dining centre that originated in the US in the 1970s, has arrived in Oud Metha and is on a mission to bring loads of fun and healthy activity to children across Dubai. Chuck E. Cheese Oud Metha sticks to a longstanding belief in building venues where a kid can be kid while parents kick back and let them do what they’re best at. After all, you’re only young once - why not make the most of it!

    • DEWA organises programme for the elderly to support innovation, creativity and education

      Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in collaboration with the Family Gathering Centre, has organised a programme to support innovation, creativity and education, for a group of elderly Emirati citizens at Dubai Mall. The group was given a first-hand opportunity to experience and learn about a large number of marine creatures inhabiting the Dubai Aquarium. The move complements DEWA’s vision of becoming a sustainable, innovative world-class utility and fulfilling its commitment to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and to promote national identity.

    • DEWA signs MoU with Dubai Women’s Association to support the community and the environment

      Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Women’s Association to support the global vision of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC) for Awqaf and Endowments, which is the first organisation launched to support marriage endowment, and strengthen its work. DEWA is the first organisations to receive the Marriage Endowment sign for young Emiratis. The MoU will provide training, consulting, family services, and some marital initiatives. It was signed under the patronage of HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As per the terms of the MoU, DEWA will provide an annual endowment of AED 2 million to Dubai Women’s Association, to support mass weddings, and strengthen family ties, in order to develop a cohesive society. The MoU will also enhance cooperation between the two sides, and will fulfil the mutual interest of raising awareness within the community.

    • DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island announces month-long activities and celebrations for the whole family in April

      DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has announced a series of celebrations, fun activities and events for the whole family throughout the month of April.

    • Dubai Government Workshop pays visit to The Family Gathering Center

      Dubai Government Workshop recently paid a visit to the elderly wards of the Family Gathering Center in Dubai. The visit, which was led by Hamid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director, Dubai Government Workshop, was aimed towards showing support for the elderly and the important role they play in the country’s development process—further consolidating the true spirit of volunteerism and the culture of giving. The visit also comes in response to the 'Day for Dubai' initiative that was launched by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, which aims to enhance the role and concept of social responsibility and to celebrate the 'Year of Zayed.' In line with this, Dubai Government Workshop has expressed confidence in further instilling the values of good and giving and to enhance the spirit of social responsibility among its employees.

    • Families and Children take centre stage at Meet d3

      Day 2 of Meet d3 continues to build on the excitement set yesterday at the launch of Meet d3 held at Dubai Design District.  Families and children took centre stage at Meet d3, the three day free to all public event that is taking place at d3.

    • Families urged to adopt a healthy lifestyle on the eve of World Anti-Obesity Day

      The essential importance of an active lifestyle, nutritious diet and good health was reinforced among hundreds of youngsters, adults and elderly at the RAK Hospital’s annual “Live Healthy Carnival” held on Saturday, November 25th. The fun-filled fair, aimed at motivating families to adopt habits that encourage healthier living, was a timely reminder just a day ahead of World Anti-Obesity Day, to follow an active lifestyle for maximum productivity and happiness.The lively Carnival saw complete and wholesome participation of families featuring an intensive and grilling health quiz contest for school-going children, magic show and an imaginative fashion show, among other activities.

    • Future of IVF technology promises exciting prospects, higher success rates

      As the IVF technology continues to take great strides into the future, recent research suggests revolutionary advancements that will further strengthen the success rate of pregnancy. In the near future, couples opting for In Vitro Fertilisation can look forward to infertility treatments that will be more affordable, non-invasive and with the help of fewer drugs. Older women, too, will stand a better chance of successful pregnancy. Other possibilities include growing eggs in a lab, and freezing ovarian tissues instead of eggs for better results. With further inroads into genetic testing including comprehensive methods, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), the success rate of IVF seems to be on the rise.

    • Genetic Compatibility among recently married couples reduces the risk of transmitting gene disorders through DNA

      Igenomix, a company that provides advanced services in the field of reproductive genetics, has stressed on the importance of Carrier Genetic Testing (CGT) in the Middle East region. The screening procedure can help soon-to-be and newly-married couples in reducing the risk of passing on genetic diseases, which are caused by abnormalities present in the human DNA. In line with this, Igenomix is encouraging the use of CGT as an important pre-component in planning a family as it can help determine the risk of having a child with a genetic disorder. Upon the completion of the screening procedure, individuals will be able to know if they carry one or more recessive genetic mutation.

    • Get ready for a spectacular new stage show; Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite

      SES Live, Live Nation Middle East and Turner’s Cartoon Network are thrilled to announce a brand new live show for all the family - Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite. The World Premiere will be held at the DU Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi from 11th – 14th October, after which the show will embark on a tour across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Tickets are on sale now from

    • Global Village opens registrations for investors to be part of Season 23

      Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and a family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, announced the launch of its registration process for upcoming Season 23 to enable interested investors to participate in its success during Season 23. Registration is now open for small, medium and large businesses across multiple business opportunities including pavilions, retail outlets, restaurants, services, kiosks and more.



      Visit Dalma Mall’s Kids Arts Corner and enjoy fun and educational activities to boost your children’s creativity, imagination, fine motor skills, concentration, as well and enhance their logical thinking, mid-line crossing, and confidence.