As the scorching summer months approach, parents are seeking engaging and enriching activities to keep their little ones occupied during the school break. Dubai, a city renowned for its vibrant culture and limitless possibilities, offers a diverse range of summer camps catering to various interests, be it sports, arts, science, or technology.
Whether your child is a budding athlete, a creative artist, or an aspiring scientist, here are some of the best summer camps in Dubai:
Summer Camps in Dubai 2023
An adventurous summer camp at the Largest Adventure Zipline park in the Middle East? Yeah, you do it right! The Aventura Life Skills Holiday Camp is a haven for all adrenalin junkies. It is specially designed for kids aged 5-12 years.
Aventura indoor summer camp will last for eight weeks in summer with exciting themes such as Under the Sea, Lost in Space, Jurassic Week, Forest Life, Forensics Week, Camp Olympics and more. All camps include elements of science, art and physical activities as well as nature and sustainability.
- Dates: July 10th – August 18th
- Location: Mushrif Park
- Timings: 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM
- Cost: Dhs725 per week, Dhs35 per hour for extended hours.
Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is hosting an unforgettable summer camp for kids between the ages of six and 13. From July 17 to August 10, Monday through Thursday, children will engage in a range of captivating experiences and enjoyable activities centered around four exciting themes: space exploration, sustainability and ecology, happiness and wellbeing, and technology.
Museum of the Future, Dubai. July 17 to August 10, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 3.30pm. Dhs1,299 per week. museumofthefuture.ae
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The Green Planet Summer Camp
The Green Planet is Dubai’s indoor tropical rainforest and has more than 3000 plants and animals.
The Green Planet is bringing back the ‘Summer Camp in the Rainforest’ running throughout the summer season. The eco-based camp starts from 10th July and runs until August 24th, hosted from Monday to Thursday for children between 5 to 12 years of age. There will be nature-inspired fun activities, animal interactions, sustainable-themed explorations of the bio-dome, treasure hunts and surprises galore.
- Cost: 4 days at AED 650 or for a daily price of AED 200. You can also add on a packed lunch for Dhs40 per day or Dhs160 a week.
- Timing: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mon – Thur
- Location: City Walk – Al Wasl – Dubai
Dubai Mall Summer Camp
Embarking on an exciting journey, the Dubai Mall Summer Camp invites children aged 3 to 14 to four days of thrilling and educational activities.
Taking place every Monday to Thursday from July 3 until August 31, this camp offers an array of captivating experiences. Kids can wander into wonder and witness marine life at its best at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, step into a world of fun and learning at KidZania, experience the magic of movies at Reel Cinemas, glide on ice at Dubai Ice Rink, enjoy thrilling games at PlayDXB and reach new heights at the world’s tallest building At the Top, Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Mall Summer Camp offers two distinct programs: one tailored for children aged three to six, where adult supervision is required, and another designed for seven to 14-year-olds, both led by the highly skilled team of Dubai Mall Summer Camp.
Monday to Thursday from 9:00AM – 3:00PM; Dhs799 (four days including lunch), Dhs699 (four days without lunch). Jul 3 – Aug 31. Book here.
This summer, McDonald’s UAE is reintroducing its incredibly popular Mini Crew Camp. Running from July 10 to August 23, children aged five to ten will have the opportunity to attend.
Through this camp, kids will learn the basics of working at a McDonald’s restaurant including on-floor training, burger and ice cream making in addition to learning the fundamentals on the importance of sharing and taking care of the environment. They can also unleash their creativity, forge new friendships, and have a hands-on experience crafting their beloved McDonald’s meals from the ground up.
Dhs100 (per day). Jul 10-Jul 12, Jul 24-Jul 26, Jul 31 -Aug 2, Aug 7 – Aug 9, Aug 14-Aug 16, Aug 21-Aug 23. 11am-2pm or 3pm-6pm. Al Bustan Centre, Jumeirah Beach, Spinneys, Al Karama, Lulu Village, Muhaisnah.
Huna Aquatics is the perfect combination of summer camp and field trips. ‘The action-packed summer camp run by Huna Aquatics allows kids to enjoy a trip to Wild Wadi and the Jumeirah turtle sanctuary, water sports and games, arts and crafts, board games, gaming, dance, swimming lessons, cooking classes, movies, LEGO, plus plenty of time to play on the jungle gym and trampoline.
Age Groups: 4 to 13 years old
Dates: July 10th – Aug 26th; Mon – Fri.
Timing: 9:00AM – 1:30PM
Cost: Regular Price: AED 550 per week, Daily: AED 149
Locations: Circle Mall, JVC. Lunch will be provided daily at LOUI Restaurant and Dice Cafe.
This summer camp will take your curious little one to travel around the world in just forty days. Woohoo! The world tour begins from North America, followed by Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, South America, Central America, and end in the Islands. Your kids can explore iconic landmarks like Notre Dame, Ancient Rome and The Pyramids by engaging in hands-on activities and learning bits of information about each place they virtually visit.
Age Group: 4 – 9 years old
Dates: 3rd July – 25th August
Cost: From AED 990 per week | AED 35 per meal (They offer sibling discounts)
Timings: 08:30AM – 01:30PM; Read here.
Oli Oli, meaning ‘Joy’ in Hawaiian, is an experiential interactive play museum located in Al Quoz. It features eight galleries and more than 40 exhibits spread across two floors inspired by the work of leading educators, artists and developments psychologists. Oli Oli encourages kids to learn with play at these dedicated spaces: Air Gallery, Water Gallery, Incredi-Balls, Creative Lab, Future Park, Toshi’s Nets, Mission Oli Oli, Toddler Gallery and Cars & Ramps.
OliOli’s summer camp offers a thrilling getaway for children aged 4 to 10 who crave action and excitement. With four captivating themes to choose from, including Jurrasic Blast for dinosaur enthusiasts, Cosmic Blast for intergalactic adventures, Mess Blast for creative mess-makers, and Tinker Blast for skill-building enthusiasts, there’s something to suit every child’s interests. The summer camps at OliOli provide three daily schedules—morning, afternoon, and all day.
OliOli, July 3 to August 25. Morning camp 9.30am to 1.30pm. Ages four to 10 years old. Weekly rate Dhs1,090. Tel:(0)47027300. olioli.ae
From July 10 to August 18, Expo City Dubai will be the venue for an exciting summer camp catering to children aged 5 to 11.
Nestled within the Terra: The Sustainability Pavilion, this camp promises a delightful blend of comic book creation, water-based fun, and engaging hands-on activities covering various themes such as sports, robotics, creativity, art, health, and wellness, as well as ‘Terranauts: Survivor Skills’. Running from Monday to Friday, the camp’s operating hours are from 9 a.m. until 2.30 p.m., with convenient options available for early drop-off and late pick-up.
Dhs165 (one day), Dhs735 (1 week), Dhs1980 (3 weeks), Dhs3465 (6 weeks), Dhs60 (early drop-off or late pick up per day), Dhs275 (early drop-off or late pick up per week), Dhs100 for extra late pick up). July 10 – Aug 18.
This summer break, children are guaranteed a never-ending thrill at Street Maniax. Each day of camp at this adventure and trampoline park is brimming with exhilarating activities, from arts and crafts to thrilling games, engaging activities, and even a mesmerizing magic show. As an added bonus, lunch and drinks are provided, ensuring that little ones have everything they need for an unforgettable experience.
Street Maniax, First Al Khail St, Al Quoz Ind. 3, Dubai. July 10 to August 25. 8.30am to 2pm. Dhs153 per day or Dhs674 per week. streetmaniax.com
Dubai International Academy (DIA)
Dubai International Academy (DIA), Al Barsha presents an exhilarating summer camp dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for youngsters aged 9 to 14.
This unique camp offers an opportunity for kids to acquire new skills while engaging with actual astronauts and esteemed educators. Exploring the realms of engineering and design, sustainability, and space exploration, children will delve into using STEM skills to develop sustainable solutions. Additionally, they will get hands-on experience in coding, 3D design, and robotics, enabling them to craft an innovative space habitat.
The camp is divided into three weeks: Week 1 focuses on Engineering and Design (AED1,100), Week 2 centers around the Sustainability Challenge (AED1,100), and Week 3 offers an immersive Space Explorer experience (AED2,500).
Jul 10 – Jul 28 9am-3pm. Al Barsha; [email protected].
Empire Sports Academy
Empire Football Academy’s summer camp is an ideal choice for aspiring young football enthusiasts during the school break. Tailored to suit boys and girls ranging from four to 14 years old, this camp offers flexible timings with two options: either from 9am to 1pm or from 10am to 1pm.
Participants will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the world of football, acquiring new skills, forming new friendships, staying physically active, and most importantly, enjoying themselves. The summer camp will be held at the AllStar Indoor Football Centre in Umm Suqeim, running from July 3 to August 25.
AllStar Sports Centre, Umm Suqeim. July 3 to August 25. 9am to 1pm. Children aged four to 14 years old. Dhs157 per day or Dhs700 per week.