11 Insanely-Unique UAE Summer Camps

If your kids have tried all the usual summer camps and are crying out for something completely different, this list is for you!
11 Insanely-Unique UAE Summer Camps
By C Hoppe
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 WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has tracked down everything from robotics to horse-whispering, photography to skating, to keep your kids entertained this summer.


DUBAI: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children

This camp offers pottery, arts and crafts, theatre arts, multimedia activities and much more you can be sure that the facilities and equipment at this Summer Camp will be second to none.

Price: Dhs 1,500 per 5 day week

Age: 4 to 16 years

Dates/Timings: 18th to 28th July 10.30 am to 2pm

Location: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

More info:  [email protected] or call: 04 316 9999.


DUBAI: Courtyard Playhouse – Julia Donaldson: A Picture Book Journey

Who doesn’t want to join this Julia Donaldson Camp dedicated to 5 of her picture book favourites? The camp takes a book per day: The Smartest Giant in Town, Tabby McTat, Tiddler, The Dinosaur's Diary, and a Squash and a Squeeze. Packed with story telling, poetry, puppetry, crafts, acting out stories, role-play, face painting and drama... let the games begin!

Price: Dhs 1,000 per 5 day week

Age: 4 to 7 years

Dates/Timings: 3rd -7th  July and 10th to 14th July- 10am to 2pm or 2pm to 5pm

Location: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Qouz 1, Dubai

More info: [email protected] or visit: here


DUBAI: Photography Summer Camp

Learn everything you need to know to photograph like a pro. Find out how to: take the perfect portrait, make frames, use and create props, plus jewellery making, colouring, face masks and more.

Price: Dhs 295 per day/Dhs 885 per 3 days/Dhs 1,475 per 5 days

Age: 3 to 9 years

Dates/Times:  26th to 30th June and 3rd to 7th July - 8.30 am to 10.30 am and 11.30 am to 1.30 pm

Location: Picture People UAE, Al Wasl Rd, Dubai

More Info: Tel:  04 343 4413


DUBAI: 3-D Modelling and Robotics Camps with Premier Genie

Looking for something completely unique? A camp where they’ll learn, create, design and produce something quite like any other? Then check out Premier Genie’s 3D printing technology camps. Kids will have the opportunity to design and then create their very own 3-D model.

Price: Dhs 80 per hour

Age: 6 to 20 years

Dates/Timings: Various dates throughout the summer

Location: Knowledge Village and Jumeriah Lakes Towers,

More info: here


DUBAI: Adventure Seeker Camps at Atlantis the Palm

If they have energy to burn and need space this summer, get them along to Atlantis the Palm for the Thrill Seeker Camp. The camp offers an action packed week of climbing, water slides and a trek through Atlantis.

Price: Dhs 1,850 per week

Age: 8 to 12 years

Dates/Timing: Weekly throughout the holidays- 8am to 5pm

Location: Atlantis the Palm, The Palm, Dubai

More info: here


ABU DHABI: The Club Summer Camp

Design and create fun outcomes in wood, metal and plastic. The classes are designed to be ‘hands-on’ and start with an introduction to materials and basic manufacturing techniques. Children will be set a ‘design brief’ and asked to design and make an outcome. Including metal casting and silver jewellery making.

Price: Dhs 450 for 3 days and Dhs 750 for 5 days for members- (non-members enquire at the club)

Age: 7 to 14 years

Dates/Timing: 3rd to 7th July, 10th to 14th July– 9 am to12 pm

Includes: Snacks and drinks

Location: The Club, Mina Sadiyat, Abu Dhabi

More info:  Tel:02 673 1111 or visit: www.the-club.com


DUBAI: Tahskeel’s Art Camp

Last year was so good, they added an extra week of fun to this, surely the biggest and best art camp in the UAE. Prepare to be amazed by this completely fabulous camp which includes: screen-printing, batik, etching, illustration, making a sketch-book and even making your own pin-hole camera.

Price: Dhs 1,200 per 5 day week or Dhs 2,200 per 2 weeks

Age: 8 to 16 years

Dates/Timing: 14th to 18th August and 21st to 25th August- 10 am to 1 pm

Location: Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai

More info: Call: 04 336 3313


DUBAI: The Zoo Skatepark Camps

A week of lessons, games, instruction and fun based in this cool Al Qouz based indoor skatepark. Whether your kids want to skate or to 'scoot,' this camp will teach them everything they need to know, while having LOADS of fun!

Price: Dhs 200 per day/ Dhs 900 per week

Ages: 4 to 6 years (Mini-Shredders) 7 to 12 years old (Super Skaters)

Dates/Timings: 3rd to 7th July and 10th to 14th July 9 am to 12 pm

Location: The Zoo, Al Qouz, Dubai

For more info: here


DUBAI: Fun Robotics

Approved by the KHDA, this STEM and robotics centre is offering children a summer camp like no other. Get creative and start designing and making your very first robotic creation.

Price: Dhs 1,200

Ages: 7 to 18 years

Dates/Timings: 9th July through to 18th August - 11 am to 1 pm or 4 pm to 6 pm

Location: Safestway Building, SZR, Dubai

For more info: here


DUBAI: Little Masterpieces Art Appreciation Camp

Discover the artwork and the lives of Matisse, Van Gogh, Dali Picasso and more, then get to work recreating your very own masterpiece inspired by the great masters. The course includes: cubism, expressionism, and various other art movements, just don't forget your apron!

Price: Dhs 750 per week

Ages: 6 to 12 years

Dates/Timings: 3rd July to 14th July- 11 am to 1.30 pm or 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Includes: All materials

Location: Horizon International School, Dubai

For more info: Call 055 387 091


ABU DHABI: Dhabian Equestrian Club's Stable Management Summer Camp

Get your Level One Stable Management on this 2 week long pony-filled summer camp. Learn everything you need to know about caring for a horse or pony, from mucking out to tacking up and brushing down. A MUST for pony-mad kids of all ages.

Price: Dhs 1,400

Ages: 10 and over

Dates/Timings: 10th to 14th July and 17th to 21st July- 8 am to 1 pm Weekdays

Includes: Snacks, drinks

Location: Dhabian Equestrian Club, Shahama, Abu Dhabi

For more info: Call 050 662 0969 or visit: here



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