10 crazy things about The Green Planet Dubai

10 crazy things about the @thegreenplanetdubai that you should know😍

1. In the centre stands a 35 m tree- which is world’s largest man made life-sustaining tree!

2. There are more than 3000 species of flora and fauna at The green planet- crazy right😍.

3.The only place in Dubai to see a sloth and an iguana along with many other reptiles- some you’d spot right next to you!

4. Beautiful birds fly from one end to the other freely- they enjoy teasing the visitors – super naughty ones! So watch on😂.

5. You can absolutely hold a snake in here! They recently added huge ones too- They eat rats and mice as their scrumptious meals- fancy yeah!

6. The humidity is set at 70% higher than normal levels, and temperatures stay between 77°F and 82°F- so once inside you’ll get total feels of a rainforest- that’s how the plants and animals stay in there- its Home.

7. To get to the tree, you need to cross a rope bridge from an outer platform. There are plenty of them on each floor for you to enjoy the thrill! Don’t worry, they’re safe ✅.

8. An indoor beautiful waterfall is also connected to the tree and you walk right next to it under a bridge- such a magical experience for kids especially:).

9. If you’re thinking why was it created, The real goal of the Green Planet, (which offers various educational programs as well- check their website for details )is to be a space where Dubai’s residents — young and old — can learn about wildlife. Every spot has illustrations and details to learn along with interactive screens to learn more.

10- February offers are great for this month! AED120 Adult | AED99 child

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What do you guys think!?

Palmer’s Coco- wonders for skin.

I have always been a huge coconut fan ! Be it for its coconut water, coconut milk, the yummy and fresh coconut meat inside or for beauty purposes.

I love applying coconut hair on my hair and whenever I go for a body massage, it’s my favorite choice.

Hence-sharing with you all two coco-ful products from Palmers that I’m absolutely loving!

1. The first one is the new Palmer’s Coconut Face Oil– which is an infusion of organic coconut oil, Tahitian Monoi oil and Tiare flower petals.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil combines Fair Trade Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and 9 other pure precious oils to deeply boost hydration, replenishing and revitalizing skin to its most naturally dewy, radiant and healthy-looking state.

The best part is- it’s non- greasy and helps maintain the skin mositure level. I have been using it for a week now and haven’t had any clogged pores. I apply it at night and really find my skin smooth the next morning. Also smelling awesomely coconuty!

I highly recommend you to try this product from Palmers which is easily available in all leading hypermarkets.

Packaging – a medium sized glass bottle with a dropper for easy use.

And the 2nd product is the Palmers Chocolate Mint lip balm- it’s a coco- butter formula balm with added dark chocolate and peppermint! Sounds yummy yeah!! It’s sheer goodness on lips! This balm is -Vit E enriched with added benefits of SPF 15 which helps prevent cracked lips- making them buttery soft. Vit E is such a powerful ingredient that helps improve scars and dark coloured lips- giving it a well toned an smooth appearance.

The packing is super friendly- small sized, light in weight. I have been carrying it in my small wallet – been so handy!

Head over to your nearest stores to look for these good products! Also- on the other side Palmers Coconut shampoo and conditioner is now available in Boots pharmacy across UAE. And if you’re in shopping at Carrefour, you can enjoy the buy one body lotion and get a free suncare lotion!

Thank me later 😁

Till my next Palmers recommendation- enjoy these! And do share your experience with me 🙂

Summer Fun at PlayPoint

Summers in Dubai are here which means – a ‘BIG NO’ to outdoors as it gets very hot and humid! –Which also means that mummies around in Dubai are on big hunt for indoor play areas to get that energy out of kids that possibly damage the house🤣

The first thing you mummies need to do is download Kidzapp on your phone- and relax! It’s an amazing app that tells you all the activities for your little ones with details! I personally love it! That’s how I found PlayPoint!

So last weekend,we drove off to the Sustainable city Dubai and found really cool indoor play place called ‘PlayPoint’- – It’s a nice not -so-big indoor play area with slides, a trampoline, a ball pit and some cute easy rides around along with lots of space to run around where kids keep jumping from one end to the other.

They even have a small area for birthday parties nicely equipped with chairs and tables- also used as their indoor activities such as art and crafts room.

A cafe inside for quick coffee and juice makes it fun for mummies to chit chat while kids play- and that too a good hot coffee!

Nayel and I enjoyed sliding down- as he calls it ”weeeeee”- non- stop , his favorite out of everything. I had to run all the way in the sneaking play area while playing peek a boo with him- which was a lot of fun!

I went along with my friend so it was refreshing to let kids play while we gave ourselves a break with a nice cappuccino!

If you’re around the sustainable city area- this is a nice place for kids to enjoy.

One thing that I would really wish for them to have is a role play area with toys around- kids under 3 didn’t have much to explore on their own and needed to be supervised all the time for the play as it was not age appropriate for independent fun.

But definitely a place for kids age 4 +

Check out their current Summer offers :

Find them on instagram and facebook:

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Important things:

-Kids under 3 need to be in supervision- so it’s not a drop off kind of place.

– it’s appropriate for 3 years and above – as they can independently play and enjoy.

– Don’t forget your socks- its a soft play area. Even if you do, you can buy a pair from the playarea.

– Beverages and light snacks are available for you to purchase, not included in the price for play.

After a good 2 hours of play and running around, Nayel was hungry and so it was easy to take him out 😛- Play point’s lovely staff handed kids some balloons as they waved goodbye!

Until next time!

What other indoor places do you recommend me to take Nayel?

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Ramadan Around the world with me- Review and Some sharing! ❤️

So after two days in denial that I wrote an entire long and heartfelt blog and it got deleted by mistake, I’m back again sitting with a mug of chaye by my side and writing it all over again..( not to forget Nayel nagging me again and again and pulling my hair and arm after every 3 mili seconds🙈)

Ramadan is almost coming to an end, and I really wanted to do this blog post earlier- thanks to Nayel and never ending chores, it got delayed so much- also can I say I’m very lazy?

Nonetheless- I wanted to share a book that I got for Nayel which is a very thoughtful one called ‘Ramadan around the world’. It’s written by Ndaa Hassan and illustrated beautifully by Azra Momin. It’s a book that will always be very close to my heart for number of reasons: ( this book is on a plus level for Nayel to understand for now- with him I shared the book and the pictures and labelled words in there. I’m sure in coming years he will fall in love with it even more!)

1- This book took me around the world as if I’m on a magical carpet looking down into and meeting people of different cultures.

2- It magnifies the diversity of cultures, nationalities, abilities and disabilities – which is such a powerful message of unity , love and inclusion. You will find a child being raised by grandparents , a single mum , inclusion of Autistic child and families celebrating together with everyone around ! Job well done Author!

3- Vibrant and fun illustrated spreads that are easy to follow!

It is a book that can be enjoyed by children as young as one and as old as 11 as each child will notice something that speaks to them or teaches them something new.  Toddlers will love the illustrations that depict people and food; preschoolers will enjoy making connections to it; young readers will be excited to read this on their own; elementary school kids will gain an insight into the different architecture and environment on each page; and, older readers will be delighted to learn that the Muslim world they are a part of spreads to all the ends of the earth.

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A must for all homes , classrooms and libraries!

Available to purchase in the UAE from

www.mylittleruhm.com

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Reading this book made me share my Ramadan Iftar time and table spread with you guys! Not only mine- I wanted to share a few fellow mummy bloggers here in the UAE all from different cultures and nationalities- and how they had a typical Iftar time at home.

1. Me! 😬 🇵🇰 Tabinda from Pakistan

An iftar table at my home had fruit chaat almost everyday along with some homemade fried spring rolls , pizza and some pakoras. We sit together as a family, make dua and break our fast with dates and these yummy savouries! Samosas, chana chat are also some things you will find in a Pakistani iftar Table!

2. Tarana Khan Siddiqi 🇮🇳 :

We’re from North India, and for us, Iftar is usually pakoras, fruit chaat, chickpeas tossed in masala or other savoury items like dahi bhalle or samosas. Drinks are fresh lemonade or RoofAfza with a twist of lemon. We have a proper dinner later, and a light snack in the morning with a glass of milk.

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3. Mayssam Mahmood: 🇵🇸

In Palestine we usually break our fast with 3 dates and water

Then we have our traditional soup (lentil soup).

And we prefer to have salad (fatoosh) , baked or fried vegetables samosas, and one main course preferably something with yogurt ❤️

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4. Afsheen 🇵🇰:

This is Afsheen, originally from Karachi Pakistan and living in Dubai right now.

This is what my iftar table looks like. I have a 4 and 2 year old & they are not very fond of fried iftari items so I prefer making one main dish which whole family loves and in our case its Peri Peri Chicken with home made french fries. Baba loves aalu pakoras alot so they are a must too. Also the fruits are loved by all of us just as they are instead of making fruitchat. To finish it off some refreshing drink which I make alternatively like Rooh Afza, Tang and sometimes Milk with Rooh Afza. I personally love dates so they are a must for me 😊

I like to keep it simple and only make food which we are able to finish, no leftovers ✨

Blessed with the best mommy

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I hope you enjoyed reading this! Where are you from? I’d love to hear your Ramadan traditions- please leave me a comment below!

May We all live another year to experience another beautiful Ramadan inshAllah!❤️

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns- book review

“All of the colourful things we’ve seen make up the world of my faith, my deen.” .

Reading can be alot of fun- if done the right Fun way! And books like these- #goldendomesandsilverlanterns – makes reading for all ages even more exciting!

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A beautiful book capturing the colourful world of Islam for kids, with things that are so easy for them to relate at home – highlights our Deen, from a red prayer mat to brown dates , from green Quran to Mummy’s blue Hijab, and from Golden Masjid Dome to Silver Lanterns- it captures all wonderfully.

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The illustrations are such a highlight to make this book a must for Muslim homes. I loved how the author has added the idea of families being together for prayers and iftar- such peaceful Ramadan feeling right in your hands.

I’d recommend you guys to keep the things mentioned in the book handy while reading with kids which will make them easy to relate to. .

Nayel is just 2, so the attention span is like that of a rice grain😂- many sessions to finish the book are needed, but I’m so glad we have this to come back to again and again. His favorite color for now like mummy- Blueee .

Written by @henakhanbooks , illustrated by @mehrdokht_amini- available to purchase at @mylittleruhm in the UAE

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Ages: 3-7

Guided Reading Level- K

Perfect for Circle time in classrooms and bedtime with mummy and daddy at home. I can so think of many activities to do with the book- let me know if you’re interested, I’ll do a separate blog on it. .

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What is your favorite book to read with kids?

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