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Dubai summer camps 2011

40 summer camps to keep kids entertained in the summer

Update: this is an article from 2011. Click here for 2012 summer camps in Dubai

Maria’s summer art workshop:
Join Maria’s fun art camp and learn basic painting techniques and designs on canvas which you can to take home with you afterwards. Maria is a qualified art teacher with more than 20 years experience, so what better way to spend a summer morning, or afternoon?
Until July 31, ages 8-16, 10.30am-1.30pm. Or ages 6-10, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Sun-Wed. Call ahead for price and location details. 050 873 2366

The Kidz Club Camp: A fantastic all-rounder activities camp, offering all manner of sporting fun, including badminton, swimming, basketball, tennis and soccer. Mini chefs can also get stuck into pizza making, mocktail shaking and cupcake decorating.
Until Aug 11, ages 5-12, 9.30am-4pm, Dhs800 (five days) Dhs170 (one day). Grand Hyatt Dubai, 04 317 2449

Craft Land: Sign up for some creative sessions in sewing, craft, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, embroidery and much more at Craft Land’s creative programmes this summer. Beginners and experienced crafters will find levels of tuition to suit them in equal measures, and little ones as young as four can get involved.
Throughout July and August, ages 4-10, hours vary. Dhs40-370 (depending on the class you choose). Town Centre Jumeirah, 04 342 2237; www.mycraftland.com

Child’s Play and Small World nurseries: Lots of fun for your little ones, tots get stuck into all manner of fun activities, including dress-up and role play, singing sessions, music and movement, arts and crafts, active play and a themed summer schedule, so that there are different activities they can get involved with each week.
July 3-28, ages 1-4 years, Dhs130 (daily) Dhs650 (five days) with the choice of booking two, three, four or five day camps. 8am-12.30pm, Jumierah (Small World) Umm Suqiem (Child’s Play). www.childsplaynurserydubai.com and http://www.smallworldnurserydubai.com

Rising Stars nursery: Book your little ones into the fun summer programme at Rising Stars. With stimulating, spacious classrooms, large role play area, bright indoor soft play facilities and a shaded outdoor playground with grass and a sandpit, they won’t want to leave at pick-up time.
July 3-28, ages 1-4 years, 8am-12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm. Dhs750-1,100 (for five days, depending on pick-up time). 04 348 8805; www.rsn.ae

Dubai Mall: Stupendous summer camps with oodles of fun stuff to do, nippers get to do four creative workshops at the hugely popular KidZania. Or, they can spend a cool week taking part in the intensive skating camp at Dubai Ice Rink. Mini marine biologists, can get behind the scenes experiences at the Aqaurium, while another camp offers a trip up the Burj Khalifa.
July 3-Sep 1, ages and prices vary. 9am-3pm, 04 448 5200; enquiries@thedubaiaquarium.com

Little Scholars nursery: Lots of fun activities including singing, role play, dress up, arts and crafts, as well as themed activities on a weekly basis, including ‘going on holiday, ‘animals’, ‘the circus’ and a ‘teddy bears’ picnic’.
Until Aug 31, ages 3 months-5 years, 7am-1.30pm/3pm/6pm. Dhs750-990 (per week) depending on pick-up times. 04 395 5532; www.lsa.ae

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Absolutely 100% right what sc said. Sad:( Yet one more way to empy pockets. Why there is no any school that would take a role of summer camping, we have enough or commerce here!!!! The system works to raise demanding brats. Thank you

Review by : jonny

It's really sad to see how commercialised corporates have become with kids entertainment. Affordability is out of the window. 90% of the summer camps listed are at over 600dhms per week!!!! Some going upto 1300dhms per week. Almost what a parent pays for their child's education in a month!!! What sort of attrocity are we living in! In all honesty Dubai has just become an illusion of wealth...

Review by : sc