Emma Riedel, Managing Director of me&riley contemporary events runs one of the most seasoned kids party organisers in Dubai. We adore their set-ups and her concepts: always contemporary, super classy and a lot of fun! Emma has shared with me their current top venues for kids birthday parties - something us mums always struggle with when it comes to doing something different every year; and according to Emma, it's the hardest part of their job too!
Black Palace Beach
A.K.A. the 'Secret Beach' (not such a well-kept secret after all!). This beach is super popular with photographers for their family and maternity photo shoots for a reason: clean, always uncrowded and gorgeous views. Tick, tick, tick: birthday party venue. Plus it has tons (!) of parking space.
A lot of us are familiar with the park from the Friday Ripe Markets in the winter months, so we know it is a fabulous spot with lots of areas to organise games and for the kids to run wild. Why not use it for a birthday party too?
Apple Seeds Play Centre
If your child's birthday is in the summer (my son is an April baby, so borderline summer), you might feel like you are always limited for options but this bright and airy centre had been specifically designed for kids and quite naturally, they just love it.
Al Wasl Park
Al Wasl Park is a small park and might be less known amongst the families not living in the area - it's off Al Wasl Road, behind the Iranian Hospital. It is pretty and cosy and has plenty of shaded seating areas. Weekdays (Saturday to Wednesday) it is ladies and kids only.
Cartoon Art Gallery
Uber-cool venue at the address of the moment - everybody seems to be wanting to move to or open their business in Al Quoz! And quite frankly, we do not mind that at all - quite the opposite!
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Note: For parties in the parks, permission needs to be sought from the management companies a while in advance.
So there you have it, half the job done. All you need to do now is pick a theme and/or give the team at me&riley a call and they will help you plan and hold the best celebration for your kids!
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