take the kids to Family Nights at Al Ain Zoo, where they can enjoy sports, games, henna, arts and crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle, plus cartoon movies in the picnic area from 8pm. Thanks to later operating hours you can see the animals at their most active times, during the cooler evenings. From 6pm, Al Ain Zoo, 03 781 1451, www.alainzoo.ae
attend the The Fridge Singer/Songwriter Showcase and hear a line-up of four to five artists each play three songs. The focus is on a variety of instruments and vocal talent. 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, 04 347 7793, www.thefridgedubai.com
take your kids to the Yummy Mummy Show where they can enjoy games while you browse displays of services and products including fitness, food, health, beauty and education. From 9.30am to 1.30pm, free, Dubai International Marine Club, Al Soufouh Road, Dubai, www.expatwoman.com
catch The Laughter Factory show featuring the comedians Jim Tavare, Tom Stade and Charlie Baker. Show starts at 9pm, Dh140, Zinc, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai, 04 355 1862, www.thelaughterfactory.com, www.timeouttickets.com
enjoy fairy-tale inspired fun at the Princesses and Princes Workshop at Caboodle Pamper & Play. Kids can dress up in costumes, have a royal dance, make tiaras and swords or have their face painted. From 3pm to 7pm, Dh90 for two hours, second floor near Galeries Lafayette Parking, The Dubai Mall, 04 325 3367, www.caboodle.ae
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