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10 Awesome Toys Under AED 500

Need to keep the kids busy this holiday season? Say no more! We have the best toys for your budding little geniuses – all under AED 500.



Looking for some inspiration on what to buy the kids this festive season? We’ve done the research for you and come up with a list of 10 must-have toys this year so all you have to do is click, buy and wrap! Happy shopping!

1. Lego Duplo Farm Adventures

This super cute farm set with Lego Duplo figures is perfect for hours of imaginative play. Little ones can pretend to feed all the animals, head into the farmhouse and pull a string to make the bell go up and down.

Ages: 2-5

Duplo Farm Adventures

aed 475 Lego

2. Melissa & Doug Friendship Wooden Stamp Set

Scribbling is fun but stamping is even better! This adorable wooden stamp set will let little artists create pretty pictures.

Ages: 3-6

Friendship Wooden Stamp Set

aed 61.95 Melissa And Doug

3. Sea Life Darts

While a real dartboard might not be the best idea, this magnetic version will keep little ones entertained and happy for ages. We love the sea creatures design.

Ages: 3-6

Darts Small Sea Life

aed 105 Caramel And Sun

4. WowWee Fingerlings Hugs Bella

These soft monkeys are responsive to children’s actions – throw them up in the air, tickle them or swing them and you’ll hear them react with a laugh, a kiss and more! Kids can also hold monkey’s left ear and record themselves talking, only to hear their pet repeat what they’ve said in a funny way.

Ages: 4+

Fingerlings Hugs Bella Pink

aed 250.95 WowWee

5. Elasti Plasti Greenetic Clay and Dough

The slime craze is still going strong – but this product is even better (and not at all messy) so listen up! Expandable by 100 times, the kids will be able to create giant bubbles with it and it’s non-sticky – hooray!

Ages: 5+

Greenetic Clay and Dough

aed 70 Amazon

6. Janod Wooden Magnetic World Map Puzzle

Not only will this map look lovely on a bedroom wall, it’s also a fun way for kids to learn about geography. With 92 magnetic pieces to represent a country or a region, it’s the perfect gift for our multicultural Dubai kids.

Ages: 6-9

Wooden Magnetic World Map Puzzle English Version 92 Pieces

aed 348 Janod

7. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Got a Harry Potter/LEGO fan at home? This fabulous gift will allow them to build a Hogwarts Express Train and more. Magic.

Ages: 7+

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

aed 535 Lego

8. GraviTrax Starter Set

This brilliant STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) toy allows budding engineers to build tracks and set gravity spheres rolling – a little like a modern marble run. There’s also a free GraviTrax app that allows you to design action-packed tracks with the building editor and race using different balls and camera perspectives.

Ages: 8+

GraviTrax Starter set

aed 186 John Lewis

9. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

Like it or not, kids are obsessed with anything “gross”! Give them the chance to experiment with creating everything from friendly mould to fake blood with this disgusting science kit.

Ages: 8+

Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

aed 59.35 Scientific Explorer

10. HoverTech Target FX

Perfect for stopping the kids shooting at each other – this toy will allow them to aim at an auto-flying drone while completing missions and adventures.

Ages: 8+

HoverTech Target FX

aed 104 Toys R Us

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