As a mother, I am always on a lookout for kids’activities in Dubai and specially as a mom, I want greatly interested in some affordable ones. So when I heard about the Mother, Baby and Child Show, I was excited. More excited because it promised Lego activities, cooking classes, sensory play and so much more.
The Mother, Baby and Child Show
The Mother, Baby and Child Show is an event being held in the Dubai International Marine Club between Nov 10-12. The show promises a fun-filled day for children with their mothers, offering them a variety of kid’s activities. Here is the schedule for the show.
And this was why the show was a disappointment. I could not find any such activities at the show.
When I entered Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), I never saw any kind of signage telling me the show was on. Yes, there was signage of the outdoor show and for a moment I was confused, was I wrong about the show.
But I asked a few people around and they guided me to the back of the park.
After paying tickets for my son (I got mine for free. YAY!!), we moved inside.
And for a moment, I again felt I was in the wrong place.
There were cars, and surf boards. Nothing childlike about the venue.
Turned out, there were too events happening in the place at the same time. The Mother, Baby and Child Show was being held outside. The weather was nice and windy (added a charm to the entire event).
The event was a little disappointing. Instead of the fun activities promised and advertised, I saw another platform where mother, child and baby brands advertising their products.
If you want a lot of free samples, this is the event to go. We got free samples from Palmers, cerealac and milk samples from Nuralac, Baby Shop vouchers, Sudocream.
But if you are looking for a fun filled day with your kids, choose another event.
There was a soft play and some fun activities for kids but for them, you had to pay an additional 50 AED.
But there were some perks.
Palmer’s were offering free ice-cream along with a pouch with three of their products.
Blossom’s Nursery had an art space (with playdoh!). Since Azlan loves play doh (and I hate it in the house), it was fun seeing him work his magic there.
They even had huge Lego like blocks which was a good distraction for both Azlan and Safah.
DuVibes had the kids dancing to some music.
Kabrita was offering gun-shaped balloons along with face painting.
We spent nearly 45 minutes in the space, and that too because I had some good company with a new friend.
Go if you want to interact with brands, or don’t have much else to do over the weekend.
You can buy the tickets here.
Mother, Baby and Child Show Review