Things to do in Dubai in July for kids


Keep moving
Kids need movement during summer to keep their muscles and skills growing. Vogue Fitness’ summer camp will bring many elements together into one programme, where they will learn from top trainers while enjoying Yas Marina’s extensive facilities. Kids aged four to 13 will be kept busy with an action-packed schedule that includes games, arts and crafts, and lots of other seriously fun activities. There’s a ten percent sibling discount, too, so the kids better be ready to work it out.
Dhs750. Jul 15-18 (week one), Aug 26-29 (week two), Sun-Wed 10am-2pm. Vogue Fitness, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi (02 583 2380).

OliOli’s “Artful antics”

The kids’ museum is launching different camps, with unique themes, for kids aged four to nine years old. At The Spectacular Space Camp, kids will build giant robots and reach for the stars – how cool is that? Other camps include the Superhero STEAM Academy where they can channel their inner Avengers, Brilliant Bodies, where they find out more about anatomy and Artful Antics, which will take them on an artistic journey all the way from cave paintings to Picasso.
From Dhs250 (per day), Dhs990 (per week). Jul 8-Aug 30 10am-2pm. OliOli, Al Quoz, Dubai (04 702 7300).

Unicorn table light
Time to hit snoozetown, but the kids are scared of the monsters under the bed? Made with phthalate-free PVC, this unicorn table light is completely safe and very cute. We think it’s time to light up the kids’ world while staying on trend. Now, as for these monsters...
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Drama for the summer

Kids aged six to 14 years old can join this summer camp at James & Alex Dance Studios and perform a show at the end of each week! They’ll build team skills by playing special drama games, learn routines and songs, and create their own characters.
Dhs750 (per week). Jul 1-Aug 30, Sun-Thu 9am-3pm. James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773).

Manchester City training

This summer, kids aged six to 12 will learn the City way with City Football Schools’ summer camps, which will give both boys and girls the opportunity to improve their football skills all under the guidance and supervision of fully qualified City Football coaches.
From Dhs950 (per week). Jul 8-26 8.30am-2.30pm. Mubadala Arena, Sports City, Abu Dhabi (056 420 5685).

Falcon Kids’ Club camp

The last thing kids want to do during summer is learn (sorry parents), but what if they can have fun too? An enriching experience awaits at the Fairmont Falcon Kids’ Club summer camp. During this nine-week programme, they can participate in a range of activities with new themes every week, such as island paradise, jungle safari and water world, plus art therapy sessions, fitness games and more.
From Dhs200 (per day). Jul 1-Aug 30, Sun-Thu 1pm-5pm, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (04 457 3388).

Touring Tykes summer camp

Leave it to a kids’ adventure excursions company to make summer that much more exciting. From painting and cooking to science and music, each day at Touring Tykes’ camp will be filled with enjoyable educational activities, fully supervised by trained staff. Those who take part in the camp can also avail a discount on Touring Tykes’ September 2018 term.
Dhs750 (three weeks), Dhs850 (two weeks), Dhs950 (one week). July 8-July26 8.45am-12.45pm. Touring Tykes, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 399 2917).

A camp for superheroes

Kids aged four to 14 can escape modern technology at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort’s summer camp and take part in a variety of activities including water sports, squash and tennis lessons, football, Zumba, fitness, arts and crafts, and even an island trip. Parents get free access to the beach and pool during camp hours, too.
Dhs180 (per day), Dhs850 (five days), Dhs3000. Jul 1-Aug 30 9am-2pm. Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi (02 677 3333).

Fairytale ice creams

Kids’ treats take on a whole new meaning with the Melo’n’drama, a combination of soft serve and an exotic sweet melon topped with pistachio sauce and Once Upon A Time, a playful waffle cone, also with soft serve ice cream, surrounded with cotton candy and a dash of diamond marshmallows.
Dhs33 (Once Upon a Time), Dhs39 (Melo’n’drama). Rolling Cones, Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai (04 553 1234).

Brekkie at Farzi

Mum’s breakfast at Farzi Café (the kids will love this too) looks like something out of Harry Potter. The sesame-crusted, airy luqaimat served with karak chai ice cream are pure magic. You can also go for the saffron-infused balaleet almond omelette, French toast jenga with Nutella, and more.
Prices vary. Various locations including City Walk Phase 2, Jumeirah, Dubai (04 394 2556).

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