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39 best after school clubs in Dubai

Karate, mathematics, painting, dance and more fun for kids

Looking for ways to amuse the sprogs once the school bell rings? Check out our comprehensive round up of boredom-busting after school activities.


Mini Minors Tennis
This fun introductory course offers a systematic training process that includes learning basic stroke production, footwork and coordination for beginners. There are classes for older kids too, including Young Guns for kids aged seven to 15, and Top Guns for kids aged ten plus.
Where: American University in Dubai tennis courts
When: Weekdays 4.15pm-5.15pm
Price: Dhs95 per class (Dhs80 for registered students)
Age: 5-7
Contact: www.dubaitennisacademy.com (050 286 8025).

Karate is a great sport for boys and girls of all ages, offering benefits such as self defense, improving confidence, and keeping fit.
Where: Jumeirah Primary School
When: Starting Saturday 21 September 2013, every Saturday from 11am-12pm
Price: Dhs60 per lesson or Dhs720 for term of 12 lessons including the cost of a karate suit
Age: 4-15
Contact: asa@eurosport.ae (050 646 5139).

Clark Francis Tennis
Classes that cover basic fundamentals of tennis including technique, agility, co-ordination movement and tactics.
Where: Various locations across Dubai
When: Different classes from Sunday to Thursday
Price: Dhs550 for 10 week course
Age: 4-16
Contact: www.clarkfrancistennis.com (050 685 8304).

Mini Hurricanes Rugby
Tag, touch and contact rugby lessons for kids of different ages, focusing on areas such as communication, ball handling and awareness of space and the pitch.
Where: The Sevens Stadium
When: Every Friday. Different timings for different age groups
Price: From Dhs900 including kit
Age: 4-18
Contact: minihurricanes@gmail.com, www.dubaihurricanes.com (050 950 9956/050 551 5627).

Tee & Putt Mini Golf
This challenging glow-in-the-dark mini golf course offers entertainment for the whole family. Mini golf can help develop kids’ concentration, physical exercise ability levels and social interaction skills.
Where: Wafi Mall
When: Saturday-Wednesday 10am-10pm, Thursday-Friday 10am to midnight
Price: Dhs65 per person in a group of three or more, Dhs75 individual
Age: 5+
Contact: www.teeandputt.com (04 357 32 90).

Elite Football Coaching
Kids’ after-school football coaching programme with UEFA qualified coaches that will enhance the physical, mental, emotional and technical growth and development of young athletes.
Where: Various locations across Dubai
When: Available daily after school and on weekends
Price: Dhs75 per session including a football kit
Age: 4-16
Contact: www.elite-fc.ae, e-mail info@elite-fc.ae (04 458 4024).

MPAC Basketball
MPAC Sports Basketball works with schools, communities, clubs and recreational facilities to enrich the educational experience of students and athletes through structured training, competitions, leagues and games.
Where: Over 50 Locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah
When: Saturday-Thursday 2pm-9pm
Age: 4-18
Contact: www.MPACsports.com, (04 385 1777 / 050 142 9330).

Hamilton Aquatics Swimming lessons and Squad coaching
Whether you are a total beginner or an adult learning to swim, Hamilton Aquatics has the expertise and know-how to help you achieve your goals.
Where: Convenient locations across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha
When: Term starts September 15
Price: From Dhs65 per session (20 week term)
Age: Beginner to adult.
Contact: www.hamiltonaquaticsdubai.com, enquiry@hamiltonaquatics.ae (04 045 8832).

Yoga is a discipline that can lead kids on the path towards a calm and balanced mind, as well as helping them build a strong and flexible body. In the world of competition, high expectation and peer pressure, yoga helps kids to relax and de-stress when they feel upset or down. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal state of balance.
Where: GEMS World Academy
When: Starting Mid September every Sunday 3:45pm-4:30pm
Price: Dhs65
Age: 6-11
Contact: meetu@theholisticinstitute.org, nidhi@theholisticinstitute.org

Absolute Swimming Academy Swimming Lessons
Absolute Swimming Academy provides a variety of swimming programmes for kids of all ages and abilities. Their baby swim instructors are experienced in developing aquatic skills for babies aged three months and over.
Where: Locations throughout Dubai and Sharjah
When: Weekdays after 3pm and weekends
Price: Dhs65 per group class
Age: 3 months+
Contact: absoluteswimming@gmail.com (050 556 0890).

Skateboarding Lessons
Kids who enroll in the skateboarding course will not only get their very own skateboard on the first day and learn how to assemble it, but will then learn a large range of skills and tricks. The lessons teach students technical skills, as well as developing their self belief and focus.
Where: Tashkeel Skatepark, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba 1
When: Starting on September 28 classes will be held throughout the week from 4pm-7pm
Price: Dhs150 for a one hour lesson or Dhs1200 for a 12 week package including a skateboard of their own
Age: 4-18
Contact: www.tashkeel.org (04 336 3313/050 394 8680).

Introduction to Surfski
Surfski is a healthy and fun activity for kids, teaching boat set up, paddle and gear, safety and technique.
Where: Kite beach
When: 06:30am daily plus flexi time on the weekends
Price: Dhs200 per hour
Age: 14+
Contact: faffastandley@hotmail.co.uk (050 919 9756).

My Gym
Fitness classes incorporating sports and gymnastic skills to build strength and flexibility, balance and coordination. Kids’ will enjoy getting fit in a safe and clean environment, while making friends at the same time.
Where: Jumeirah (near sunset mall)
Price: Dhs1250 for returning members for 10 weeks including one class and one free play. New members pay Dhs250 lifetime membership fee and get a welcome pack and access to over 200 gyms worldwide
Age: 6 weeks to 13
Contact: www.mygym.com/dubai (04 394 3962).

Horse Stable Management Programme
This course is designed to provide kids with the skills needed to properly care for horses in training or boarding facility. Starting with a review of horse knowledge and the basics of proper horse handling, they will learn to observe all the conditions which affect the horse, from health care to equipment choice and maintenance. They will also learn about the use of different restraints and oral medications.
Where: Umm Suqeim Model School, St. 29B Al Safa 2, Dubai
When: Saturday 9am-10am
Price: Dhs100 per hour
Age: 6+
Contact: aldhabigroup@gmail.com (055 167 0188).

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