The new year is almost upon us, and children are sure to enjoy the many activities taking place to round off this year and usher in 2009.
Abu Dhabi: Join Abu Dhabi Mums tomorrow for a swimming outing. You can attend the first event without being a member of Abu Dhabi Mums; after that there is a fee to participate in their events. Contact @email:firstname.lastname@example.org or go to @email:www.abudhabimums.ae to join. Dubai: Visit My Gym on Jumeirah Beach Road for a day of family fun on Saturday. Tickets are Dh75 for members and Dh95 for non-members. Call 04 394 3962 for details. Al Ain: Get your kids working on their golf skills at Al Ain Golf Club on Sunday, when there's an opportunity for children aged three and older to try a lesson for Dh15. Starts at 5.00pm. Call 03 768 4888 for details.
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Classics season continues with a treat for children and parents on Jan 11 at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre: The Magical Music of Walt Disney will see the London Philharmonia Orchestra performing songs from such classic Disney films as The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Tickets cost from Dh100 (@email:www.itp.net/tickets). The show starts at 6.00pm. @email:www.abu dhabi-classics.com. Dubai: Do something different with your children this New Year's Eve at the Dubai Drums New Year Desert Drumming event. As well as drumming it includes a barbecue, camel rides, sand boarding, belly dancers, fire dancers, an African drum group, shisha, a DJ and a balloon lady. Email @email:email@example.com or visit @email:www.dubaidrums.com for more details. From 8.00pm. Adults Dh375, five to 14-year-olds Dh175, under fives free. Al Ain: Head to the Palm Court at the Hilton Al Ain on New Year's Eve for a gala family dinner with live music and lots of fun. Dh175 for adults and Dh 88 for children. The dinner starts at 7.00pm. Call 03 768 6666 to make reservations.
Abu Dhabi: The Capitala World Tennis Championship, the first international tennis tournament to be held in Abu Dhabi, starts this week. Tickets are available for Dh55 and Dh95. Call 04 367 6699 for details. From Thursday to Saturday at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex in Zayed Sports City. Dubai: Budding football fans can see AC Milan and Hamburg SV compete in the Dubai Football Challenge on Jan 6 at 7.00pm at the Sevens. Adults are Dh100 and children under 12 Dh50 (www.itp.net/tickets). Al Ain: Diversity Scuba is offering a wonderful experience for eight to 10-year-olds. The Bubblemaker Diver Programme aims to help them take a step towards diving in the ocean by getting their pool skills up to scratch. Contact Eschelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by his shop at the Rugby Club.