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46 best summer camps in Dubai 2013

Crafts, sports, drama, educational and more great summer camps for kids

Are you dreading the long hot summer and the thought of keeping the kids entertained once the school gates close? Don’t panic, it’s summer camp time! We have rounded up the most fun, action packed and creative camps Dubai has to offer, plus some camps further afield

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Multi Activity Camps
Active Sports Academy multi activity camp promises to wear out little ones with a packed itinerary of energetic sports and games chosen to encourage team spirit. There are a wealth of professionally qualified instructors and coaches to help put kids through their paces, activities include football, tennis, cricket, basketball, gymnastics, dodge ball, badminton, netball, circuit training, baseball, hockey, arts and crafts, swimming and trampolining. There are also relay games, team building exercises and party themed activities plus a weekly excursion to venues such as Dubai Dolphinarium and free goody bags thrown in too. Regent International School The Greens, Wafi Pharaoh’s Club, Dubai Sports World, Trade Centre. Jun 16- Sep 5, Sun- Thu, 8.30am-2pm, Dhs150/ day, Dhs400/3 days, Dhs600/week (ages 4-14) 050 559 7055; www.activeuae.com.
The first 10 readers to book a week’s summer camp get one extra week free by emailing info@activeuae.com

Atlantis Kid’s Club Summer Camp offers a whopping range of fun activities for kids aged 3-18, focusing on adventure, fun and exploration, depending on the age group. There’s art, cooking and tons more for little ones while for older kids there’s Teens at Club Rush, Camp Active sporty camp, Camp Aqua with junior lifeguard training and PADI Dive Centre experience complete with Aquaventure access. Atlantis, The Palm, 7th July-5th Sept, Sun-Thu, 9am-5pm including lunch. Summer Camp (age 3-12) starting at Dhs650/week, Wiggle and Giggle, July 7- Aug 22, Dhs1500 (age 3-7), Aqua Camp, July 7- Aug 22, Dhs2500 (age 8-12), Artventure Camp, July 14- Aug 29, Dhs1750 (age 3-12) Mini Master Chef, July 21- Sep 5, Dhs1950 (age 3-12) Teens, 10am-4.30pm, Camp Active July 28- Aug 29, Camp Aqua Aug 4- Aug 22, (ages 13-18) Summer Survivor Pass 10am-6pm, including lunch, Dhs650/3 days, Dhs950/5 days, Dhs1750/10 days, 04 426 1294/5; kidsclub@atlantisthepalm.com

Cascade Learning know what kids love, and that’s lots of activities to choose from! Fun math and English classes are on offer, with lots of games and practical learning, fantastic performing arts classes which include dance/drama/singing, super sports activities for kids with lots of energy, arts & Crafts classes for the creative child, and lots more! Jun 30 – July 25, Sun-Thurs, Aug 25 – Sept Sun-Thurs, 8am-1pm for kids aged 4-11. Dhs125/day, Dhs600/week. Cascade Learning Centre, 106 & 107, X 3 Tower, X Cluster, JLT. 0444421831; www.cascadelearning.ae

Dubai Holiday Camps offers heaps of exciting activities with camps divided into three age groups; 2-4 or 3-4 with plenty to keep little ones amused including drawing, painting, singing, dancing, and junior sports and face painting, while for 5-14 year olds there’s football, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, inflatable climbing wall, swimming, water polo, arts and crafts, music and dancing, cooking, games, gymnastics and computer club. There are door-to-door transportation options available, qualified sports coaches and teachers plus a full time nurse on duty plus outside excursions to exciting destinations like Kidzania, Sega Republic or Café Ceramique. There’s 100 per cent money back guarantee if your nippers are not happy campers, as well as sibling discount of 20 per cent off on weekly bookings. Deira International School (Jun 30-Aug 15), Dubai International Academy, (Jun 30- Aug 29) Raffles International School (Jun 23-Aug 22) Raffles Lakes Nursery (Jun30-Aug 15), 8.15am-2pm (half day) 8.15am-5pm (full day). Dhs550-900/week, Dhs130-175/day. 04 420 3732; www.dubaiholidaycamps.com

The Dubai Mall is back with their jam packed summer camp. There are lots of fun activities to get involved in at some of the best kids zones in Dubai including KidZania, Sega Republic, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Dubai Ice Rink. Before Ramadan the camp will run from 9am-3pm Sun-Thurs, during Ramadan 10am-3pm Sun-Thurs. Running from Jun 24 to Aug 16 for kids aged 7 years and up. 04 448 5200; atoufa@emaar.ae or enquiries@thedubaiaquarium.com

E-Sports offers more sporty fun and games than you can fling a flip flop at with football, basketball, gymnastics, water polo, tennis, rugby, dance, netball, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, dodgeball, table tennis, cricket, ICT, hockey and rounders. You can also add in transportation, early and late pick-ups and weekly field trips to the Dolphinarium, ice skating and the Aquarium, as well as discounts for siblings. WIS (Jun 30-Aug 29), JPS (Jun 30- Aug 29), RDS (Jun 30-Aug 29), WSO (Jun 30-Jul 25), Winchester School Jebel Ali (Jun 30-Jul 25), DAA (Jun 23-Jul 18), Greenfield Community School (Jun 30-Jul 25), Uptown School Mirdif (Jun 30-Jul 25), DBS (Jun 30-Aug 22 ), Jumeirah Baccalaureate School (Jun 30-Jul 25 ). 9am-2pm Dhs150/day, Dhs500-750/week, (full day camp only at WIS) Dhs200/day Dhs1000/week 9am-5pm (Ages 4-14) Dhs175/week transport available. 050 5868204, 050 3611547; camps@esportsdubai.com or see www.esportsuae.com

Funky Monkeys are offering a cool and wild experience for the little ones this summer at their Funky Summer Camp. Activities include; princess spa fun, dancing classes, cooking instruction in partnership with Pizza Express, gym facilities, etiquette classes, laser games, arts & crafts and lots more. Each session is fully interactive to enhance participation and kids learning on a practical level and to maximise the fun! June 30- Aug 29th, running Sun – Thurs. Dhs500 per week. 04 388 4114; info@funkymonkeysuae.com or visit www.funkymonkeysuae.com

Gulf Star multi activity holiday camps have action and activities galore running from multiple locations across town, from all sorts of racquet and swimming sports to more creative pursuits like drama, performing arts or crafts. Book early as there are limited places for their Autodrome camp with indoor karting, laser tag and Scalextric racing plus there’s a PADI dive camp for aquatic kids, and a toddler and pre-school camp for tiny campers so lots of choices to keep even the fussiest brood amused. Multi Activity Camp, Jebel Ali Primary School, Repton School and American International School, Abu Dhabi. Jun 30-Aug 29, Dhs750 per week, Sun-Thu, 9am-2.30pm (ages 3-13). Early Bird Special - book before May 31 to get Dhs150 off. Dubai Autodrome Camp, Dhs950 per week Jun 23- Sep 5, 9am-1pm (ages 7-15). PADI Dive Camp Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dhs2200 per week, Jun 30- Jun 11, 9am-5pm (ages 12-17). Toddler Camp, Blossom Village Nursery, Learning Ladder Nursery JLT and Jebel Ali Village Nursery JBR, Jun 30- Aug 29, Dhs750 per week (ages 2-5) 050 429 4860; www.gulfstarsports.com info@gulfstarsports.com

Free week in any Gulf Star Multi-Activity Camp for the first lucky reader to email info@gulfstarsports.com and quote TIME OUT KIDS!
KidZania are tempting kids with 6 kinds of workshops at their upcoming summer camp, including theater, media, arts & crafts, fashion, KZ rhythm and film production. The workshops run for one week, from Sundays to Thursdays for kids aged 6 to 16 years. Jun 16 – Aug 29, 9am-3pm (during Ramadan; 10am-4pm). Dhs750 per child. 04 448 5222; enquiries@kidzania.ae

Play A Round have classes in DIY crafts and cooking as well as creative learning time, crazy golf play and story time for little tykes aged 4 and upwards, running from July 1st to August 5th. Play-A-Round, The Jewels, Dubai Marina. Jul 1-Aug 5, Dhs140/1 day, Dhs390/3days, Dhs625/5days, 04 457 0455; www.playaround.ae

Sinbad Kids Club are offering lots of fun activities to keep the little nippers amused, from mini chef fun to water games in Wild Wadi Waterpark and lots of other water sports, there’s something everyone. Prices TBC. Running from June 23 for 8 weeks, Sun-Thurs, 10am-4pm. 04 348 0000; jbhinfo@jumeirah.com

Zebra Crossing are offering a wide range of creative and sports activities, including pizza making, ceramic and canvas painting, dance and music sessions and lots of running around in the soft play and activity structure. Camp is inclusive of snacks, lunch and drinks. Timings are 9am-2pm, Sunday – Thursday, 1st July- 29th Aug. Dhs600 for a week and Dhs150 per day. Call 0505594903 to book.

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