The BEEHIVE

The Place you Wanna BEE

Cocoon to Butterfly kids were recently at the opening of the latest play-area in town, ‘The BEEHIVE’ which is an edutainment play-area catering to 1-12 year olds.  This unique concept and differently designed space is located in the heart of the Dubai Canal, at Blue Bay tower, next to Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay.

 At the INAUGURAL of 'The beehive'. we are in the front row- far left corner, enjoying some pop-corn and sweet treats waiting for the show to begin.

At the INAUGURAL of 'The beehive'. we are in the front row- far left corner, enjoying some pop-corn and sweet treats waiting for the show to begin.

 At the inaugural  of 'The BEEHIVE'. We love Photo Booth's!!!

At the inaugural  of 'The BEEHIVE'. We love Photo Booth's!!!

 My youngest- Lil M, enjoying the Giant bubbles at the inaugural of 'The Beehive', his brother Nicky is looking on with keen eyes!

My youngest- Lil M, enjoying the Giant bubbles at the inaugural of 'The Beehive', his brother Nicky is looking on with keen eyes!

The Bee Hive is designed to promote creativity, exploratory play, cognitive development, motor skill,  education, entertainment and great to host kiddies parties.

The concept is taken from the ‘Bee Hive’, where there is more to the hives than just honey - the different hives serve several purpose : pollination, nursing, housing, etc. Each hives in this play area is themed differently to create a memorable experience : for Role play, exploring science, gaming area, reading corner, hive full of tunes, artistic hive etc.

 My lil fellas are born to entertain. How they love everything to do with music. Never a dull moment with these champs!

My lil fellas are born to entertain. How they love everything to do with music. Never a dull moment with these champs!

The space is much smaller than a Kidzania or other ‘edutainment’ areas available for kids to explore  in the city, hence the lil ones could be done with each hive before you even settle in. This would be an ideal pad to while away a few hours (not a full day). However, the quaint setting does give you a sense of safe and cozy feel. What I love about this space is that it is not about gadgets and screens (like most play areas) but it is an escape where kids would explore some educational play. The BEEHIVE is a great option for a moms group, for a coffee morning date outdoors by the Canal. The  kids can be entertained at The BEEHIVE, while the moms grab a coffee and indulge in some much needed girly time. The one reason I would be back here with the kids is for their price point (much more affordable when compared to the big names in Edutainment). The prices go as follows:

For 1-5 year olds : 1st hour is AED 45, Every following hour AED 25. Full Day pass is priced at  AED 95

For the Busy Bee’s 6-12 year olds : First hour is AED 65, Every following hour is AED 30. Full Day pass is priced at AED 125.