8 Great UAE Camps for Working Parents

8 Great UAE Camps for Working Parents
By C Hoppe
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For those of us who work a 9 to 5, (or in reality, more likely an 8 till 6), the UAE’s unfeasibly long school summer holiday quickly becomes a nightmarish multi-tasking blur of ferrying flustered children and unhappy bosses.

For 2015 whichschooladvisor.com has taken the stress out of summer as we bring you 8 great camps designed with the working-parent in mind.

Covering both Abu Dhabi and Dubai they’re all packed with diverse activities and helpful extras designed to (hopefully) make your summer a little easier!


DUBAI: Dubai Holiday Camps

With 2 handy locations- one at Collegiate American in Umm Suqeim 2 and Raffles in Umm Suqeim 3, the Dubai Holiday Camp is a blessing for Dubai’s working parents. There’s a free breakfast each day, plus over 30 different sports, crafts and activities guaranteed to keep every child entertained.

Price: Dhs 1000 per 5 day week

Age: 3 to 4 years and 5 to 14 years

Date/Timings: 28th June till end August 8am to 5pm

Additional: Transport is an additional Dhs160 per week

For more info: Call: 04 420 3732 or visit: www.dubaiholidaycamps.com.




A multi-sport camp with everything any sporty kid loves to do, including: hockey, football, cricket, dodge-ball, basketball, Brazilian football, rugby, athletics and swimming.

Price: 5 day (extended hours) Dhs 1000

Age: 4 to 14 years

Date/Timings: 1st July to 3rd September  9am to 5.30pm (extended hours)

For more info: Horizon School, Umm Sheif. Call: 04 554 5916 or email:[email protected]


DUBAI: Inspire Nursery

Drawing inspiration from the classic travel novel Around the World in 80 Days and 1001 Arabian Nights, tots are taken on a global adventure via this unique summer camp programme.

Price: Dhs 805 per 5 day week

Age: 3 months to 4 years

Date/Timings: 5 July to 27 Aug- 7:30am to 6pm

For more info: Al Safa 2, jumeirah. Visit:  www.inspireallchildren.com or call: 04-3955473.


ABU DHABI: Les FanFans Nursery

This super cute bilingual nursery (French and English) is offering working parents of young children a welcome reprieve this summer.

Price: Dhs 850 per 5 day week/ plus an additional Dhs115 per week for lunches

Age: 2 months to 4 years

Date/Timings: 5th July to End August. Ramadan: 8.30am to 2.30pm and summer 8am to 5pm

More info: Off Mourour st. Call: 02 639 0390 or visit: www.lesfanfans.com.


ABU DHABI: Teddy Bear Nursery

There’s a whole lot of fun going on at Teddy Bears this summer, arts and crafts, water fun, role play, dancing, stories and more.

Price: 5 day extended week Dhs 1100

Age: 8 months to 4 years

Dates/Timings: 28th June to 13th August- 8am to 5pm

Additional: Transport is available from most Abu Dhabi locations

Further info: Khalifa City A. Tel: 02 556 8566 or visit: www. teddybearnursery.net.


ABU DHABI: Zayed Sports City

Zayed Sports City is known for its action packed full day camps and this year is no different. There’s everything from sports and art and crafts to indoor activities and sports games.

Price: Dhs 900 for 5 day week

Age: 6+

Dates/Timings: 5th July to 27th August- 9am to 5pm

Additional: Meals included

More info: Airport Rd, Tel: 02 403 4200or visit: www.zsc.ae.


ABU DHABI: Koolkidz

Weekly themed adventures mean they’ll never be bored at Koolkidz. They’ll be creating, exploring, making, doing and playing all summer long.

Price: 5 day week 9am to 1.30pm Dhs800/additional hours 30Dhs per hour

Age: 3.5 to 9 years

Dates/Timings: 28th June to 20th August- 9am to 5.30pm (extended hours)

Additional: 10% sibling discount

More Info: World Trade Centre Mall, Tel: 02 677 0954 or [email protected]


DUBAI: Atlantis The Palm

Really the ‘BIG daddy’ of UAE summer camps, offering a monster range of activities, iconic location and different camps suitable for every age.

Price: From approx Dhs 1750 per 5 day week

Age: 3-7, 8-12, 10-15 and 13 to 17 years old.

Dates/Timings: Throughout the summer- 9am to 5pm

More info: Tel: 04 426 2000 or visit:www.atlantisthepalm.com.

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