Beat the Heat! UAE Summer Camps 2019

The long summer holidays are nearly upon us and what better way to keep your children happily entertained than with a busy and active summer camp. We have scoured Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates to bring you the best of the UAE's summer camps for 2019.
Beat the Heat! UAE Summer Camps 2019
By Jenny Mollon
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STEAM/Educational Camps

Name: Early Leaders Programme

Description: Leadearly (UK) brings their top rated short course for teenagers to Dubai. The curriculum was curated over 2 years by a board of experts who were educated at leading universities including Harvard, Cambridge and INSEAD and work at top companies such as Google, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson & McKinsey. It aims to empower teenagers to discover their interests and strengths to make the most appropriate choices for their individual selves. Sign up your teenager to experience expert life lessons to get ahead!

Location: Horizon International School (Umm Al Sheif, Jumeirah)

Age Group: 13 - 18 years

Dates: 28th July - 31st July

Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (12 noon on last day)

Fees: Aed 2,450



Discounts: Sibling and group discounts available


Name: SAE Dubai’s Mega Summer Camps

Description: – SAE, who describe themselves as "the world’s leading educator in creative media industries" will host comprehensive creative media camps in Film-making and in Animation during the summer break for students aged 10 – 16 in the UAE.

The camps are as follows:

The Mega Film Camp will run for three weeks as follows:

  • Filmmaking from July 7 – 11th
  • Audio from July 14 – 18th
  • Graphic Design from July 21 – 25th

All three courses are connected, with students first learning how to create a film, then learning how to create the audio for it and finally the design. This camp is a chance for teenagers to learn about the skills which go into the production of a film, such as screenwriting, directing, producing, digital camera operation, lighting, sound and editing on industry standard software. They gain hands-on knowledge on the basics of audio pre-production and even undertake the role of a sound engineer to fully experience what the job offers. Additionally, this Camp provides an introduction to Photoshop, Illustrator and Typography, all those creative skills that will be beneficial to any learner in the future.

The Mega Animation Camp also runs for close to three weeks, as follows:

  • Animation module running from July 21 – 25th
  • Audio module from July 28th – August 1st
  • Graphic Design from August 4 – 8

Students are given a basic understanding of 3D production processes using industry standard software such as 3ds Max and 3ds Max 2. They also learn traditional creative drawing as well as how to use individual drawing styles and observation-based sketching skills. Similar to the Mega Animation Camp, students enrolled in this camp also learn about the basics of audio pre-production, what a sound engineer does as well as the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and Typography.

For both of the above camps, students have a choice of attending all three practical workshops in the camp or just one of them, depending on their interest. Upon completion, they will have their own short film production in hand, some hard-core creative skills as well as creative media camp certificates.

SAE Dubai will also host Demo Day on July 27th for anyone interested in a career in creative media. Students and their families not only can join the SAE team on this day to explore each department but also undergo a first-hand practical experience across five disciplines – Film, Audio, Animation, Game Development and Design. The event is open to everyone and will run from 3 to 5pm.

Additionally, SAE Dubai has also started a loyalty program for students and their families − the Scholarship Fund, the objective of which is to build and nurture the creative community. Under this program, SAE Dubai will start a scholarship fund account for all students who enroll in a short course or camp with them, wherein credits equal to the cost of the course will accrue. Should students choose to join the degree program, the accrued credit can be used towards tuition fee. For example, if a student enrols in the Mega Animation camp worth 3,500 AED, and later chooses to join SAE’s degree program, the tuition fee will be reduced by AED 3,500.

Location: SAE’s Dubai campus, located at Block 2B, G Floor, Dubai Knowledge Park

Age Group: 10 – 16 years of age

Dates: 7th July – 8th August

Times: Timings vary, please check with SAE Dubai

Fees: Each of the practical workshops in the Mega Summer Camps is priced at AED 1,500, and there is a discount of AED 1,000 if one signs up for all three practical workshops of the Camp.




Name: LEGO, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summer Camp by Bricknowland Child Skill Development

DESCRIPTION: Using their own BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models and Creative Play, children will enjoy holiday workshops with LEGO®, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) !

These holiday activities are designed for kids ages 5-13+, are staffed by trained, screened BRICKS 4 KIDZ® instructors.  

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a ffun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO® games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making: Super Hero Academy, Galaxy Far Away, Remote Control Mania, Mining and Crafting, Amusement Parks, Space Adventures, Robotics and more.

Location (s):

Al Barsha, Hessa Road, Bricknowland Creative Centre

Al Nahda, Ghusais, Al Diyafah High School

Oud Mehta, Karama, ST. Mary's Catholic School

Umm Al Sheif, Horizon International School

Age Group: 5 Years: – 13 Years (Boys & Girls)

Dates: 7th July - 30th August

Time: 9AM – 1 PM

Fees: Dhs. 650 for the 1st week, Dhs.1300 for 2 weeks



Discounts: Full Summer Pass at Dhs.1499, 2 week Summer Pass at Dhs.999


Name: Fun Robotics – Summer Camp

Description: Do something big this Summer! Join us here in Fun Robotics for another set of creative learning. Courses offered will give your child the chance to learn about Robotics, Coding, Artificial Intelligence and much more!

Location: M floor, Al Wasl Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai UAE

Age Group: 7 years old to 18 years old

Dates: June 30 to August 29, 2019

Times: Morning: 10AM to 12PM | break time: 12PM to 12:30PM | Afternoon: 12:30PM to2:30PM

Fees: 1050AED per week per course | 1600AED for 2 courses



Contact: +971 43388354

Discounts: e.g. Sign up for 2 courses and save up to 500AED!


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