With schools closed for the summer and holidays well under way, for those staying in Dubai, it can be a challenge to keep the little youngsters busy, active and occupied all the time. Don't fret, there are a whole heap of things going on that will make sure they are never bored and not under your feet. From day adventures that will be perfect for some family fun and bonding to summer camps that will keep them busy with excitement, activities and fun, here are some just some of the things to check out this summer.
OliOli's Discoverer's And Adventurer's Summer Camp
OliOli is hosting fun and interactive summer camps for kids to enjoy during their summer break. The Discoverer's Camp will be held in the morning and will have a time travelling theme and will explore the modern era, prehistoric era, future era and more daily. The Adventurer's Summer Camp will be held in the afternoons and will focus on daily themes including Science Sundays, Messy Mondays, Tech Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays and Treasure Hunt Thursdays. The camp will run from 4 July to 26 August with prices starting from Dhs 790.
Explorer's Fun At Aventura Parks
Aventura Parks is offering children a learning and activity-rich summer camp during the holidays. The camp will focus on physical education, science, the arts, life skills and will also cover a series of STEAM workshops. Fun activities will include zip-lining, exploring treetop trails and more. The camp will run from 27 June to 26 August and will be priced at Dhs 240 for a day and Dhs 840 for a full week (5 days).
Summer Camp In The Rainforest
The Green Planet is offering an eco-friendly and sustainable summer camp this year. The camp will run from 4 July to 18 August from Sunday to Wednesday every week. Kids will be able to experience over 3,000 wildlife species, nature-based arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, explorations, treasure hunts and more. Tickets per day are priced at Dhs 225.
Fun Activities At Splash N Party
Splash N Party is a great summer camp for all the children that love activity and running around. The camp will run from 11 July to 26 August and will feature activities including cookie decorating, zipline, bungee, archery, arts and crafts, magic shows, outdoor games and more. Prices for the camp start at Dhs 150 per day.
Multi-Sports Summer Camp With Soccer Kids
Multi-Sports Summer Camp is the perfect place for kids that are passionate about sports and want to spend their summer honing their skills. The camp will be held at City Centre Zahia as well as City Centre Mirdif, and runs from 4 July to 26 August from 10am to 2pm.
Fairmont Falcon Kids Club Summer Camp
Fairmont is hosting a delightful summer camp that will keep the kids busy as well as buzzing with fun. The camp will run throughout July and August with different themes for five days. The theme from 11 to 15 July is Tropical Island Paradise with Ocean Adventures held from 25 to 29 July. From 1 to 5 August, the theme will be Pirates and Princesses with Space Campers from 8 to 12 August, Dino Den from 15 to 19 August with the last session theme set as Around the World from 22 to 26 August. The camp will be priced at Dhs 135 for a day and Dhs 450 for five days.
Bounce Summer Holiday Camp
Bounce is hosting a great summer camp for children that love freestyling on the trampoline. The camp will offer trampoline techniques, free running tips, ninja squad training, games as well as parkour coaching. The camp will run from 4 July to 26 August and is available at all locations around the UAE. Prices start at Dhs 190 for a day or Dhs 750 per week. Siblings can avail a 10% discount.
Places To Visit
The Green Planet
The Green Planet is an indoor rainforest in Dubai and is definitely a must-visit. Located at City Walk, the tropical rainforest is created within a biodome and is home to a multitude of animals, reptiles and birds. Enjoy spending time discovering the various animals with experiences including Snorkeling with Piranhas, Camping in the Rainforest, Zookeeper for a Day and Thunderstorm at the Green Planet. The Green Planet is also offering UAE residents a Kids Go Free offer where on one paying adult ticket, two children can enter for free till 8 July. Tickets start from Dhs 89.
Museum Of Illusions
If you love illusions that play tricks on your mind, the Museum of Illusions is a great place to visit. The museum is located at Al Seef and will take you through a multitude of visual, sensory and educational experiences. Delight in a range of brain teasers, puzzles and more. Visit the Infinity Room, Anti Gravity Room and the Vortex Tunnel, the first of its kind in the UAE. Prices start at Dhs 60 for children.
The VR Park at The Dubai Mall is a fun and interactive park that uses virtual reality technology to adapt a person into a simulation that takes you on a multitude of experiences. Enjoy simulations including Burj Drop, Dune Bash, Flying Chairs, Para Drop, Dubai Drone and more. Prices for the VR Park start at Dhs 79.
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
To all the waterpark fanatics, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is the place to be. Enjoy amazing waterpark rides, riding the waves, the lazy river and relaxing at the aquaventure beach. All precautionary measures are currently in place to make the waterpark safe for all with a limited number of people allowed daily. Ticket prices start at Dhs 269.
IMG Worlds Of Adventure
IMG Worlds Of Adventure is a fun indoor theme park that is perfect for Dinosaurs, Marvel superheroes and Cartoon Network lovers. The theme park is divided into five themed zones, Marvel, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard, Novo Cinemas and Lost Valley. Prices to IMG Worlds of Adventure start at Dhs 225.
With the summer months upon us, the best way to beat the heat is to visit Ski Dubai, where you will be transported to the cold. Enjoy a range of snow sports including snowboarding, skiing, riding up the chairlift, zorbing as well a variety of snow rides. Also, make some Arctic friends with a meet and greet with penguins. Ticket prices start at Dhs 250.