Our Pick Of Summer Camps For Your Kiddos
Staying in town this summer and looking for ways to entertain the kiddos out of the heat? Look no further Mamas, as we’ve got the low-down on the best summer camps in the city – from getting stuck into arts and crafts, to playing football all day on air conditioned pitches, to picking up some new skills in the kitchen. We just wish we could be kids again, don’t you Mama?
The Bright Minds Summer Camp for 2-5 year olds is all about making sure that the summer holidays are full of exciting activities and inspiring games. With Curiosity Lab Science on board as a partner, wannabe Einsteins can get stuck into everything from experiments to science classes – while weekly themes including Under The Sea, Secret Garden, The Farm and Space & Aliens will keep the kiddos busy with Bright Minds Whole Brain Training Classes, drama and movement classes, sensory games and art workshops plus much much more!
Located at the Centre for Musical Arts in Gold & Diamond Park (spot of window-shopping after drop-off mamas?), this summer camp will keep the tinies busy while weaving in a healthy dose of developmental benefits and learning that’ll keep their minds active and stimulated.
When: July 2nd – Aug 17th
Where: Centre For Musical Arts, Gold & Diamond Park
Ages: 2 – 5 years
Times: 9am – 1pm
Cost: AED 850 per week
How to book: Call + (971) (0) 56 688 0773 or email info@
psst… they also continue to run classes in the afternoons for the younger ages if you’re looking to fill those hours too!
Little artists will enjoy every second of this summer camp, based at DUCTAC in Mall of the Emirates. Workshops will include ARTventures, which explores drawing, colouring and painting in a variety of mediums; Origami and Pop-up Story Book Making, which is all about the art of paper folding and creating colourful pop-up story books; and Paint like the Masters, which teaches the painting techniques of masters including Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. The camp is suitable for kids from 4 to 18 years, meaning whole families of siblings can enjoy them together.
When: Weekly, 2nd July to 10th August
Where: DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
Ages: 4 to 18 years
Times: 10am to 1pm
Cost: 250 AED per course/week
How to Book: (+971) (0)5666 58512 / : (+971) (0) 5666 54592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Not one but THREE camps all under the same roof (at 15 venues across Dubai), this option is perfect for mamas with multiples of different ages. Nursery Camp (for ages 1-3 years) is ideal for little ones and will cover everything from arts and crafts to group reading, music and play while the Multi Activity Camp (for ages 4-11 years) offers an amazing mix of outdoor sports and indoor activities while the Youth Sports Camp (for ages 12 – 16 years) will take their game to the next level, providing expert sports instruction for budding athletes. Sound good? We think so – this camp is all about getting kids away from the screen and burning some energy while having tonnes of fun at the same time. Their carefully selected team of European coaches encourage kiddos to thrive, learn and develop through a balance of sports, games and creative activities perfectly suited to age and ability. Oh and… ESM Holiday Camps (part of East Sports Management) recently won Gold at the 2017 Sports Industry Awards for Best Youth Organization or Academy so they’ll have your little champs going for gold in no time.
When: weekly, 25th June – 31st August
Where: At venues across Dubai
Ages: 1 – 16 years
Times: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Cost: From AED 200 per day or from AED 420 per week (prices are venue specific)
How to Book: Email email@example.com or call +971 44434188. You can also visit www.facebook.com/esmholidaycamp/
ESM are offering Sassy readers an amazing 30% discount* for online registration and payments made before 20th June 2017.
*(Cannot be used in conjunction with any other ESM offers)
If your kiddos have endless energy and love getting sporty, this is the perfect summer camp for them! We think it sounds like brilliant fun too Mamas, with activities including gymnastics, martial arts, athletics, rounders, frisbee, sack races, dodgeball, obstacle courses, and tug-o-war (and much more!) For crafty kiddos, there will be arts and crafts too. Suitable for ages 5-14 years, the camp is flexible too – with options for just mornings or for a full day of camp (working mamas rejoice!)
When: Weekly, 2nd July to 31st August
Where: Fit Republik Fitness Center, The Academies, Dubai Sports City
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Times: 9am-3.45 (drop-off starting at 8.30am and pick-up ending at 4.15pm)
Cost: 1000 AED per week (mornings), 1200 AED per week (full day). Early bird 20% discount if booked before June 15th.
How to Book: (+971) (0)4 556 1800
Want to keep all your kiddos together this summer Mama? This nursery summer camp is a great choice, offering a fun-filled and varied daily schedule for littlies between 3 months and 8 years. They will enjoy every second too, with camp activities including posh paws visits, cool science, drums, gymnastics, aquarium visits, cooking, mud kitchen, splash parties and much more. It’s a great option for working mothers too, with flexible timings to fit into the working day. And we know you’ll love the clean, well-equipped nursery and brilliant staff too, Mama!
When: Weekly, 27th June to 7th September
Where: Kids Spot Nursery, Al Wasl Street, 12A Villa 9 (behind Box Park)
Ages: 3 months to 8 years
Times: 9am to 2pm (long day timings available)
Cost: 150 AED per day (book 4 weeks and get one week free)
How to Book: (+971) (0)4 344 8541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Still undecided about where to book the kiddos into camp this summer, Mama? Why not choose a company that is tried, tested, and loved throughout the city? My Gym has been running camps in Dubai for the past 10 years, which means the staff know exactly how to keep littlies busy and entertained throughout the warmer months. Offering four hours of fun every day at two different locations (Al Wasl or Barsha), lucky camp members can expect arts and crafts, games, mixed martial arts, and much more! And trust us, they are going to enjoy every second!
When: Weekly, 25th June to 7th September
Where: Al Wasl and Barsha
Ages: Unaccompanied: 3 years to 8 years (must be toilet trained). With parents or nannies: 18 months to 3 years.
Times: 9am to 1pm
Cost: From 175 per day
How to Book: (+971) (0)04 394 3962 (Al Wasl) / (+971) (0)4 3471018 (Barsha)
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Footie-mad kiddos can dribble, shoot, and score to their heart’s content at this fun summer camp, which can be booked as either a half day or full day throughout the summer. The camp will take place on air conditioned pitches, with a packed schedule of games, matches and tournaments, all designed to improve the skills and techniques of budding Rooney and Ronaldos! And we think they are going to be pretty exhausted and ready for an early bedtime after all that action and fun too, Mamas (and we’re not arguing with that!)
When: Weekly, 25th June to 31st August
Where: Football Center Dubai
Ages: 2 to 14 years
Times: 9am – 12pm and/or 1pm-4pm
Cost: Half days at 150 AED for one day, 400 AED for 3 days, 650 AED for 5 days. Full days at 250 AED for one day, 650 AD for 3 days, 1000 AED for 5 days.
How to Book: Visit www.thefcdubai.com
If your littlies adore Julia Donaldson stories, such as the Gruffalo’s Child and The Highway Rat, they are in for a treat this summer! This five-day camp covers a different picture book by Julia Donaldson every day, with two different weeks to pick from. Camp members can expect a range of creative activities focused around the book of the day, including games, mime, role play, art and craft, speech and learning, basic stage craft, while having fun! This is one summer camp we wish we could book ourselves onto – are you with us, Mamas?
When: 25th – 29th June / 2nd to 6th July
Where: The Courthouse Playhouse, Al Quoz (opposite Bounce)
Ages: 5 to 9 years
Times: 10am – 1pm / 2pm-5pm
Cost: 1,100 AED per week (1,000 AED if booked in May)
How to Book: http://courtyardplayhouse.com/kids/summer-camp/
This kids camp may not be the cheapest option Mamas, but book the kiddos a place and you can guarantee it will be the highlight of their summer! Imagine getting to go behind the scenes at Atlantis The Palm, feeding fish at Ambassador Lagoon, meeting the residents of Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point, learning to scuba dive with the PADI Seal Team, and much, much more. If they love nature and water, this really will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We’re just wondering if we could pass as 15 year olds and sneak in too!
When: 9th to 13th July, 23rd July to 27th July, 6th to 10th August, 20th -24th August, 3rd-7th September.
Where: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Ages: 8 to 15 years
Times: 9am to 5pm
Cost: 2,950 AED per week
How to Book: (+971) (0)4 426 1387 or email@example.com
If you kids would happily venture to soft play every single day, here is their chance. This summer camp is located at the large Umm Suqeim Street play area, with a packed daily schedule focused around different animations. From Moana to Frozen, from Trolls to Inside Out, activities will include arts and crafts, circle time, stories, movies, physical fun, and lots more. And not forgetting their chance to play in the award-winning soft play area every day, complete with trampoline, slides, climbing frames, ball pits, and building blocks!
When: Weekly, 25th June to 7th September
Where: Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road
Ages: 2.5 to 8 years
Times: 9am to 1pm
Cost: AED 85 per day, AED 60 per day for weekly bookings (10% sibling discount applies)
How to Book: (+971) (0)4 379 4233
Located at Cloud 7, within Level Kids in City Walk, this varied summer camp will happily keep crafty kiddos entertained all summer. Activities on offer will include Candle Making, Ceramic making, and Soap Making – alongside a packed schedule of yoga, dance classes, and mad science. Each week will follow a different theme, keeping the activities fun and fresh for lucky camp members attending all summer. We don’t know about you Mamas, but we think it sounds pretty perfect!
When: Weekly, 25th to 7th September
Where: Cloud 7, Level Kids, City Walk
Ages: 4 to 10 years
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: 140 AED per day, 650 AED per week (including lunch)
How to book: (+971) (0)4 510 8317
If you are looking for a summer camp with a bit of everything, Le Petit Palais (located in The Dubai Mall) ticks all the boxes. With arts and crafts, baking and cooking, brain gym, dance classes, drama, games, grooving time, mad science, and plenty of time to explore the soft play and mini French-themed village, littlies are definitely not going to get bored over the 11-week schedule. And as the camp is suitable for kiddos from 3 to 10 years old, it’s a great camp for booking all siblings together, making it super convenient too (and convenience wins every time, right Mamas?)
When: 25th June to 7th September
Where: Le Petit Palais, The Dubai Mall
Ages: 3 to 10 years old
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: 130 AED per day and 600 AED per week for members. 140 AED per day and 650 per week for non-members.
To Book: (+971) (0)4 382 7333 ext. 2754 or firstname.lastname@example.org