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Discover the Best Summer Camps for Kids in Dubai 2024. UPDATED!
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Discover the Best Summer Camps for Kids in Dubai 2024. UPDATED!

by Editorial TeamJuly 17, 2024

As the school year draws to a close and the long, hot summer days approach, parents in Dubai are faced with the annual challenge of keeping their children engaged, entertained, and enriched during the break. Finding the best summer camps, those which are safe, fun and where your kids might just learn something…can make all the difference!

In this special feature, we bring you our pick of the best summer camps in Dubai…those which offer kids a chance to explore new interests, make lasting friendships, and create unforgettable memories.  Whether your child is an aspiring artist, a budding scientist, a sports enthusiast, or an adventurer at heart, Dubai boasts a wide array of summer camps tailored to suit every interest and age group.

In this guide, we’ll highlight some of the best summer camps for kids in Dubai 2024, ensuring your child has a summer full of fun, learning, and excitement.

The SchoolsCompared.com Guide to the Best Summer Camps in Dubai

NURSERY CAMPS

Name: An Island Adventure at Odyssey Nursery
Camp Location (s): Umm Suqeim 2, Burj Al Arab, Living Legends, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Meydan, Sheikh Zayed Road
Dates: July 1 to august 28
Times: 8 am to 6 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 45 days to 6 years
The Lowdown:  Messy play, flower crowns and tropical rhythms! Children will experience a ‘tropical paradise’ at Odyssey Nursery, andl engage in child-led messy play adventures, craft sailboats from cork, and explore ocean layers and volcanoes. The community will come together for a Fiesta celebration and Pirate Parade, indulging in lots of under-the-sea inspired snacks. Through inquiry-based activities, like molding ocean playdough, children will discover the world around them and even get to meet a Mermaid!
Contact: HERE 

Name: Redwood Center Of Excellence
Camp Location: Al Barsha 2
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 6pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 45 days to 6 years
The Lowdown: Face painting, puppetry, and a musical carnival… bubble shows and captivating performances promise to ignite your child’s imagination at Redwood Center of Excellence. The library will transform into a hub of creativity and the dedicated music workshop will echo summer tunes. Kids will learn, investigate and explore through carnival-inspired activities testing their engineering prowess building acrobat towers, making pendulum art and using cotton candy puffy paint to make art. Obstacle courses, STEM challenges and treasure hunts await them in a visual spectacle.  
Contact: HERE

Name: Children’s Oasis Nursery
Camp Location: Umm Suqeim 2
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 5 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 3 months to 6 years
The Lowdown: Children can embark on an adventure at Children’s Oasis Nursery, and explore the world’s diverse cultures and experiences! From European airport role-play to Asian culinary delights and martial arts, Italian pasta parties to African drumming and safari adventures, there’s something for every young explorer. Dive into environmental awareness with Arctic-themed activities while dancing to Bollywood beats and enjoying a carnival atmosphere with Zumba, games, and more. There will be special visits from pilots, chefs, and the army, and children will even cross borders to make virtual connections with nurseries worldwide. This summer promises unforgettable fun, learning, and friendship.
Contact: HERE

Name: Willow Children’s Nursery
Camp Location: Umm Suqeim, ONE Central, Dubai Marina
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 5 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 4 months to 6 years
The Lowdown: Children will go on an unforgettable journey with this ‘Wacky Scientists’ themed summer camp! They will blast off into space to explore planets, stars, and even encounter some friendly aliens! Dive into the fascinating world of animals, from farmyard buddies to sea creatures and tiny minibeasts! Then, they can make some noise with musical mayhem. Children will dance, play instruments, and express ourselves through the magic of music. Next, children will dive into wacky weather wonders, where they will uncover the secrets of seasons, beaches, and oceans! Lastly, it’s all about creating cool concoctions with crazy mixtures – think vibrant chemical reactions and erupting volcanoes! And last but not least, prepare for some wild food science adventures with baking and cooking experiments.
Contact: HERE

Summer Camps

Little ones can stay active and creative this summer

Name: Redwood Montessori Nursery
Camp Location: Al Furjan, Jumeirah Park, Garhoud, The Palm Jumeirah
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 5 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 3 months to 6 years
The Lowdown: At this summer camp, children will delve into a diverse array of activities – spanning the realms of history, science, and exploration. From learning about timekeeping through sundials, analogue and digital clocks to unraveling the evolution of communication methods, encompassing everything from smoke signals to modern-day WhatsApp. Artistic endeavors take children from ancient cave paintings to mastering photography techniques, exploring various styles of art along the way. Delving into the mysteries of space, children will embark on missions, discussing historical achievements such as the Emirati journey to the space and contemplating the vastness of our solar system. Children will examine the evolution of human dwelling, from caves and mud huts to the marvels of modern architecture. In discussions on extinct animals, children will explore the dinosaurs’ reign, ponder the intricacies of evolution and extinction, and compare them to the animals thriving today. An exploration of food encompasses the transition from hunting and farming by hand to the modern marvels of machinery and ready-made meals lining the shelves of our supermarkets. Finally, children take a journey through the evolution of transportation, from horse and cart to the speed and efficiency of cars, planes, and ships, with a nod to unconventional modes like unicycles and motorbikes.
Contact: HERE

Name: Ladybird Nursery
Camp Location: Al Zaabi, Abu Dhabi
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 6 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 6 weeks to 4 years
The Lowdown: Embark on an adventure-filled summer at this space-themed camp. From the thrill of designing and constructing rockets to immersive astronaut training, every activity is designed to ignite a passion for space exploration. Explore the wonders of the cosmos through stargazing sessions and delve into creative space crafts that capture the beauty of outer space. Experience the excitement of a simulated mission to Mars, complete with rover exploration and mission control operations. Beat the summer heat with our refreshing splash days, featuring water balloon battles and slip ‘n’ slides. Engage in hands-on science experiments that inspire and captivate, ensuring every day brings new discoveries and adventures, from alien encounter fashion shows to themed explorations that spark the imagination. Join for a summer of endless exploration and discovery under the vast expanse of the universe.
Contact: HERE

GEMS_INARTICLE  

Name: Redwood Montessori Nursery
Camp Location(s): Abu Dhabi: Shams Boutik, Yas Island, Al Mushrif, Khalifa City,Reem Island, Al Bateen, Al Saadiyat Island, Al Marina
Dates: Please make contact for more information.
Times: 8 am to 5 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 3 months to 6 years
The Lowdown: This summer camp offers a diverse range of activities to ignite children’s imagination and foster their curiosity. From the wonders of space exploration to the ancient mysteries of dinosaurs and early civilizations, each day is filled with adventure and discovery. During medieval-themed activities, children will build castles, feast like royalty, and immerse themselves in traditional games and dancing. Renaissance art comes to life as young artists create masterpieces inspired by the greats, while exploration of the 20th century spans vintage transportation, classic films, and beyond.
Contact: HERE

Name: Odyssey Nursery
Camp Location(s): Abu Dhabi: Khalifa City, Mushrif, Al Zeina, Al Muneera, Saadiyat, West Yas
Dates: July 1 to August 28
Times: 8 am to 5 pm
Fees: Please make contact for more information.
Age Group: 45 days to 6 years
The Lowdown: Here, summer days are a tropical escape, filled with coconut cocktails, pirate-themed playdough, and sand art. Children will delve into science investigations exploring the concept of sink or float and the rhythms of ocean waves. Harmonious melodies fill the air as children sing the mermaid song, dance the Hawaiian hula, and shake maracas. And of course, no tropical fiesta is complete without indulging in ice cream. As the camp moves into the coming weeks, adventures continue with messy play featuring mermaid trays and island sculptures. Science takes us into the realms of light and shadow, while yoga poses inspired by the sea bring movement and tranquility. The summer camp culminates in a mermaid-themed party, where dramatic play and underwater wonders come to life in a celebration of the ocean’s magic.
Contact: HERE

LANGUAGE CAMPS

Name: ESM English Language Summer Camp 2024
Camp Location (s): GEMS Dubai American Academy and GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail
Dates: 8th July to 16 August 2024
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Fees: AED1575
Age Group: 4 – 16 years old
The Lowdown: The programme’s sole purpose is to provide specialised support and assistance to students aged 4 to 16 whose first language is not English. This programme not only helps to increase students’ access to English but also helps them integrate into a new school setting more easily. Our highly successful and well-established programme, led by experienced GEMS teachers, provides students with engaging and interactive learning experiences that are tailored to their specific needs and interests. Students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities will improve as they study a wide range of topics. They will also learn new grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills based on their level of need and ability. 
Contact: HERE or 04 369 7817

MULTI ACTIVITY CAMPS

Name: ESM HOLIDAY CAMP
Camp Location (s): GEMS Jumeirah Primary School- Al Safa, GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis, GEMS Metropole School Motor City, GEMS Metropole School Al Waha, GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar, GEMS Wellington Academy- Al Khail, GEMS World Academy- Al Barsha South, GEMS Dubai American Academy, Winchester Jebel Ali School, GEMS World Academy- Abu Dhabi, GEMS American Academy- Abu Dhabi
Dates: 8 JULY – 23 AUGUST 2024
Times: 9:00AM – 1:30PM
Fees: AED180 PER DAY ; AED900 PER WEEK
Age Group: 4-12
The Lowdown:  This award-winning holiday camp offers a multi-activity experience for kids aged 4 to 12. With experienced coaches from leading UAE academies, child development is prioritised with a focus on social interactions and quality programmes. Tailored sessions are catered to each child’s age and ability, with professionals leading activities in dance, cricket, tennis, gymnastics, badminton, karate, basketball and more. There’s also bus transport provided. Open Mon-Fri 9am-1.30pm, Jul 8-Aug 23.
Contact: HERE or  04 369 7817

Name: ETB Summer Camp at Safa British School
Camp Location: Safa British School
Dates: 8 July to 23 August
Times: 9AM to 2PM
Fees: AED 200/day; AED 950/week
Age Group: 3 to 15 Years
The Lowdown: This summer camp offers a vibrant blend of activities designed to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and inspire learning. From engaging STEM challenges to exciting coding adventures, alongside a variety of multi-activities, your child will embark on a journey of discovery and growth in a supportive and stimulating environment.
Contact: HERE

Name: OliOli Summer Blast
Camp Location: OliOli Children’s Play Museum
Dates: July 8th to August 23rd
Times: Morning Camp (9:30am to 1pm), Afternoon Camp (2pm to 5pm) and All Day Camp (9:30am to 5pm)
Fees: Morning Camp: AED 1190 per week, Afternoon Camp: AED 890 per week, All Day Camp: AED 1750 per week
Age Group: 4 to 10 years old
The Lowdown: OliOli®️’s Summer Blast Camps are here, and it’s a great opportunity for your kids to embark on a summer adventure. Kids can dive into exciting quests and daring challenges. Each day is packed with hands-on activities and fun-filled play in the galleries, including the limited time WonderScape exhibition – ensuring a perfect blend of education and play to keep the little ones entertained all summer long. 
Contact: HERE 

BEST SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS IN DUBAI

Allow yourself a little peace with one of our top summer camp picks!

SPORTS CAMPS

Name: Dubai Sports Camps
Camp Location: Dubai International Academy, Raffles World Academy, Deira International Academy
Dates: 8th July to 23rd of August
Times: 8 am to 2 pm or 5 pm (in Raffles only) Monday to Friday
Fees: AED 750 to 1050 per week depending on location and full or half day
Age Group: 3 to 14 years
The Lowdown: Children will have 5 different age-appropriate activities per day, all supervised by experienced teachers and coaches. They will have fun, learn new things and make new friends. Their safety is the highest priority, and all staff have first aid training, plus the team always have a nurse on site. Sibling discounts and door to door transportation are available.
Contact: HERE 

Name: Dubai Sports Camps
Camp Location: Dubai International Academy (DIA) – Emirates Hills, Raffles World Academy (RWA) – Umm Suqeim 3, Deira International School (DIS) – Al Badia
Dates: July 8 until August 23, 2024
Times: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM or until 5:00 PM
Fees: Starting from 750 DHS
Age Group: 3 years to 14 years old
The Lowdown: The programme offers a diverse range of age-appropriate activities, managed by highly skilled staff, all of whom are experienced in handling large groups of children. All coaches and teachers are certified in first aid, and there is a dedicated nurse and lifeguard on duty for all swimming activities.
Contact: HERE or via phone or WhatsApp: • DIA: 055-5921908 • RWA: 050-9429136 • DIS: 056-8084808


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