Things to do with the kids over the summer in Dubai, including crafts, arts, maths, sports, football, swimming, splash play etc.
23 January 2014| Last updated on 27 August 2017
Summer in the sandpit can be quite difficult at times. So how do you entertain those energetic kids that are tearing up the place? Well, perhaps a summer camp will be a fantastic opportunity for both them socially and academically.
Do you have young babies and toddlers eager to share all of their energy this summer? There's only so much you can do in the house with them to keep them entertained, and of course, it can get a little too hot outside for all to enjoy.
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If you have pre-teens and teenagers in your family, we can imagine they'll want to spend their summer break either out with their friends, locked away in their rooms or at the mall or local cinema. Teenagers may not communicate as well with you anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't encourage them to make the most of their summer holidays.
The following camps come highly recommended by members of our team!
Atlantis Summer Camps
Dates: July 2 to September 7
Ages: 3 to 15 years old
British Orchard Nursery
British Orchard Nursery established in 2006, holds a reputation for excellence and a deep commitment to developing young minds. Our passion for providing quality care and education is evident in the increasing number of branches dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential.
Dates: June 25 to September 7
Ages: 1 to 5 years
Milestones Nursery provides a welcoming child-oriented environment for children from the ages of 4 months to 4 years where our trained and enthusiastic practitioners support children on their early year’s journey to becoming independent learners.
Dates: July 2 to August 30
Ages: 45 days to 4 years
The nursery is run and managed by British professionals. All teachers have been brought in from the U.K to teach the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Dates: June 28 to September 4
Ages: 12 months to 4 years
Kings' Schools Dubai
Kings’ is a prestigious group of schools, with a British heritage and an international perspective, where children become effective, enthusiastic and independent life-long learners able to adapt to the changes and challenges of a fast-moving, modern world.
Dates: June 25 to August 31
Ages: FS1 to 14 years
Let us guide your child to the best possible start in the world of learning.
Dates: July 9 to August 31
Enhance Learning Center
Enhance Learning Center LLC is a private learning organisation based in Jumeirah, Dubai.
Dates: June 25 to August 31
Ages: 6 to16 years old
From messy Sensory Sundays, to Movie Mondays, cooking-based Tasty Tuesdays and Wet Wednesdays that involve the pool, Asya's Nursery's summer camp will no doubt thrill your children this summer at its Palm Jumeirah location.
Dates: 27th June - 7th September
Kids Kingdom Learning Centre
Around the World in 63 Days Summer Camp
Your little explorers will have the chance to discover new countries and cultures with this summer camp; each week will focus on different areas of the world, including America, Arabia, France, Italy, Africa, the UK, Egypt, Australia, India and China. There'll be themed activities to suit each place, including water play, sports classes, music, messy play, arts and crafts and more.
Dates: 28th June to 29th August
Ages: 2 - 6 years old
At Babilou this summer, let your little ones learn key values like team spirit and kindness in this safe and stimulating environment with early education experts. There'll be summer camps at all of the company's branches, which will all have a strong focus on wellbeing.
Dates: June to August
Ages: Up to 6 years
Chubby Cheeks Nursery
Travel Diaries Summer Camp
With this travel themed summer camp, your children can enjoy science experiences, sensory play, arts and crafts, karate, ballet, music, dance, yoga, puppet shows, junior chef and more.
Dates: 2nd July to 31st August
Multi-Sports Summer Camp
With options to book for one day, three days or five days - with sibling and multiday discounts available - Just Play's multi-sports summer camp should be your child's go-to place for an indoor workout as the summer temperatures become too hot. At this camp, your child will be with others in their age group, and will enjoy the chance to join various sporting activities; including football, gymnastics, dodgeball, yoga and the new Ninja Warrior assault course!
Ages: 4 - 16 years old
Diving Summer Camp
DuDive is the UAE's only springboard and highboard diving club. They offer diving lessons, for all ages and abilities. The only requirement is that you are confident in deep water.
Dates: June 25 – September 7
Ages: 3+ years old
Oaktree Primary School
Your kids will enjoy learning lots of different things through play, and preparing themselves for big school. There'll be arts and crafts, confidence classes, dance, scavenger hunts and more.
Dates: 25th July - 7th September
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Your kids can enjoy mornings filled with creative activities like candle making and ceramic painting, alongside dance classes, yoga and mad science.
Dates: 25th June - 7th September
Ages: 4 - 10 years old
Le Petit Palais
A huge range of fun activities including arts and crafts, baking and cooking, brain gym, dance classes, games, dance, drama, science and more.
Ages: 3 - 10 years old
Your kids can enjoy all sports, fun games, arts and crafts, marial arts, drama, dance, adventure and more!
Dates: 25th June - 31st August
Ages: 3 - 13 years old
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
From Sundays to Thursdays, your kiddies from 3 years up to 15 years can enjoy different summer camps and activities at Atlantis. There are various camps that make the most of the hotel's facilities - including the waterpark! And parents, you can pay-by-week.
Dates: 2nd July - 7th September
Ages: 3 - 15 years old
Based in 13 different Dubai locations, E Sports Holiday Camps allow your children to enjoy swimming, mini cricket, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, basketball, Kung Fu, rounders, fun & games, relay races, water polo, rugby, team building, talent shows and much more.
Dates: 25th June - 4th September
Ages: 11 - 14 years old
Jumeirah Islands Club
Crafty Kids Summer Camp
Activities include swimming, martial arts, curiosity lab, arts and crafts, hip hop and gymnastics. Register early as spaces are limited! Includes daily breakfast and lunch buffet.
Dates: July 16 - August 17
Ages: 4 - 15 years old
James & Alex Dance Studios
Hayley's Comet LA LA LAND Summer Camp
Hayley will teach the children songs and routines from the hit 2017 movie musical, LA LA LAND, including acting workshops.
Dates: 27th - 31st August
Ages: 6 - 14 years old
Ontario Int. Canadian School in Mirdif
STEM for Kids Summer Camp
Your kids will have the chance to discover and learn civil and mechanical engineering, computer programming, robotics, Aerospace engineering, environmental engineering and more.
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Machine Whiz 2
At the Safestway Building on SZR, students will have the chance to build models that include the concept of simple machines, combined with renewable energy and pneumatics.
Dates: 1st July - 30th August
Indulge your whiz kid in a week long coding summer camp run by The Code where enthusiastic children can learn coding, game development and other fun off-screen activities to ensure all children are kept entertained during their time at camp.
Dates: 2nd July - 31st August
Ages: 8 - 14 years old
Keep checking back for more - you'll be the first to know about the newest and best Summer Camps in Dubai!