The best summer camps for your kids

If you are not going on a vacation, here are options galore to keep your children engaged and also to enrich them with new skills and crafts. XPRESS puts it all on the table for you to choose

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Pick the most appropriate camp for your children this summer holiday
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DUBAI

Arty Creations

What: Fashion designing, clay modelling, cooking, collage art, story time, mosaics, karaoke, freestyle dance, painting, yoga for kids five and above

Where: Mirath Art Centre, JBR, Amwaj 3, Plaza Level

When: July 7-August 29; 9am to 2pm

How much: Dh150 per day; Dh 650 per week; Dh1,100 for two weeks, Dh2,000 for four weeks

Call: 04-434 0128

Website: www.mirathcenter.com

E-Sports Holiday Camp

What: Multi-Activity Summer Camp by E-Sports -- football, basketball, swimming, dodge ball, dance and music, tennis, art and craft; fun and games

Where: Dubai British School, Winchester School, Gems Jumeirah Primary School, Gems Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis, Dubai American Academy, Gems Royal Dubai School, Gems Wellington International Al Sufouh, Greenfield Community School

When: June 30-August 29

How much: Dh150-Dh175 per day; Dh500-Dh750 per week

Call: 050-586 8204/ 04-282 4540

Website: www.esportsuae.com

Cascade Learning Centre

What: Fun maths and English with lots of practical training, games, performing art classes including drama, dance and singing, super sports for kids four years onward

Where: X Cluster, JLT

When: June 30-July 25; August 25-September 5

How Much: Dh600 per week

Call: 050-842 2917

Website: www.cascadelearning.ae

Funky Monkeys

What: Princess spa fun, basic cooking, dance, etiquette classes, laser games, art and craft, and fun activities for children four years and above

Where: Next to Mazaya Centre, Shaikh Zayed Road

When: June 30-August 29

How Much: Dh500 per week

Call: 04-388 4114

Website: www.funkymonkeysuae.com

The Little Gym

What: Games, sports and gymnastics, art and craft, rides

Where: Ibn Battuta Mall, Persia Court

When: June 30-September 5

How Much: Dh175 per day; Dh 750 a week

Call: 04-445 6850

Website: www.tlgibnbattuta.com

Play-A-Round @ Some Place Nice

What: DIY cooking, creative learning time, indoor crazy golf, story time for little tykes

Where: The Jewels, Dubai Marina

When: July 1-August 5

How Much: Dh80 per day for three hours

Contact: 04-457 0455

Website: www.playaround.ae

Dubai Holiday Camps

What: Face painting, drawing, singing, dancing, gymnastics, computer club, water polo, inflatable climbing wall, dodge ball and much

Where: Dubai International Academy, Raffles International School, Raffles Lakes Nursery, Deira International School, Collegiate American School

When: June 30-August 29

How Much: Dh550-Dh900 per week

Contact: 04-420 3732

Website: www.dubaiholidaycamps.com

Al Nasr Leisureland

What: Skating, billiards, squash, cooking and baking, bowling, swimming, art and craft, dance, face painting, cooking, henna and much more

Where: Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha

When: Until August 1

How Much: Dh900 per month for children between 7-13 years; Dh1,050 a month for kids 3- 6 years

Contact: 04-337 1234

Website: www.alnasrll.com

KidZania

What: Week-long summer camp workshops themed towards media, film production, art and Craft, theatre and acting, fashion and KZ rhythm

Where: The Dubai Mall

When: Until August 29

How much: Dh750 per workshop

Call: 04-448 5222

Website: www.kidzania.ae

Active Sports Academy

What: Tennis, soccer, swimming, art, gymnastics, dodge ball, badminton, netball, hockey, trampoline and many more activities for kids 4-14 years.

Where: Wafi Pharapohs’ Club/ Dubai English Speaking School

When: July 16-September 5

How Much: Dh150 per day; Dh400 for 3 days; Dh600 for 5 days

Call: 050-559 7055

Website: www.activeuae.com

IFA Sport

What: IFA’s summer football camp for 4-16-year-olds

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Shaikh Saeed Hall

When: June 23-August 21

How Much: Dh100 per day; Dh350 per week

Call: 04-4541 683

Website: www.ifasport.com

Step Up Academy

What: Dance (contemporary, street jazz, hip hop) , sports and games, art and craft, etiquette skills, story time and many more

Where: Apex Atrium, Motor City

When: June 30-August 29

How Much: Dh700 per week, charges vary for different options

Callt: 04-453 4360

Website: www.stepup.ae

What: Summer Dramatics Camp

Where: Ductac, mall of the Emirates

When: June 30-August 29

How Much: Dh850 per week

Callt: 050-158 5653

Website: www.kidstheatreworks.com

Rock Academy Worldwide

What: Develop your child’s (11-18-year-old) skills in music -- drums, bass, guitar, vocals, key board and DJing

Where: Dubai British School, Springs 3, Emirates Hills

When: June 30-July 4

How much: Dh1,750 per week

Facebook: Rock Academy Worldwide

Website: www.rockacademyworldwide.com

Mathnasium

What: Maths Summer Camp. Take the summer break opportunity and make sure that your child is keeping up in Math

Where: Al Barsha, Jumeirah, Knowledge Village, Mirdif, Motor City

When: Until August 31

How Much: Dh690 per week; Dh1,890 per month

Callt: 04-395 8911

Website: www.mathnasium.ae

ABU DHABI

Zayed Sports City

What: Sports activities, art and craft, team building, indoor games and coaching from some of the best trainers in Abu Dhabi

Where: Airport Road, Abu Dhabi

When: June 23-August 29

How much: Dh800 per week; Dh680 additional weeks

Callt: 02-403 4223

Website: www.zsc.ae

Beach Rotana

What: Educational games, badminton, basketball, dance, art and craft, making gifts and toys out of recycled material, water games, singing for 5-12-year-olds

Where: Tourist Club Area, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

When: June 30-August 29

How Much: Dh450 per week (Dh575 for non members)

Call: 02-697 9302

Website: www.rotana.com

Teddy Bear Nursery

What: Creative arts, dance, coloring, singing, water splash, story time, cooking at Teddy’s kitchen for 10 months to 5-year-olds

Where: Teddy Bear Nursery, Khalifa City A

When: July 7-August 15

How Much: Dh450 per week for three days; Dh750 per week for five days

Call: 050-241 0559

Website: www.teddybearnursery.net

Bright Beginnings Nursery

What: Learning science, engineering, maths and art activities, robotics camp, brick adventures for boys and girls between 5-11 years

Where: Bright Beginnings Nursery, Al Mushrif

When: June 30-August 1

How Much: Dh850 per week (Dh400 for morning programmes only, and Dh600 for only evenings only)

Callt: 056-323 4224

Website: www.hallabolou.com

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

What: Movies, tennis, kite making, cooking, baking, indoor and outdoor exercises, singing and disco

Where: Sadiyat Island

When: June 30-August 1; August 15-27

How Much: Dh200 per day; Dh 850 per week

Call: 02-498 8997

Website: www.stregis.com

Abu Dhabi Country Club

What: Basketball, football, fitness, taekwondo, ball games and dance

Where: Al Saada Street, Al Mushrif

When: June 2-August 29

How Much: Dh2,200 for four weeks

Call: 02-657 7765

Website: www.adcountryclub.com

Arabian Swim Academy

What: Accelerated holiday programme in swimming for kids as young as two-and- half-years and older

Where: Al Muna Primary School, The British International School, The WESTIN Golf Resort and Spa

When: June 30-August 15

How Much: Dh350-Dh375

Website: www.arabianswimacademy.com

Little Gemz

What: Art and craft, fun with Cooking

Where: Little Gemz, Khalifa City A

When: July 1-August 29

How Much: Dh500 per week; Dh350 for three days

Call: 02-557 1627

Website: www.littlegemz.ae

iQ!ds Super Summer Camp

What: Create your art masterpiece, design your own T- shirts, learning creative skills, have fun circuit training programme, strategise team games, dance and do much more at more than 40 activities at the : Super Summer Camp by iQ!ds.

Where: Star International School, Umm Al Sheif

When: July 1 to August 22

How Much: Dh495 for four days a week; Dh 695 for five days a week

Call: 056- 116 5747

Website: www.iqids.com

Junior Summer Holiday Camp

What: Multi activity camp combining sports, art and craft, dance, musical theatre, design and technology at The Club Kids summer holiday camp

Where: The Club, Meena Sadiyat

When: Until August 30

How Much: Dh450 per week for multi activity camp (Dh550 for non members); Dh250 for a four-day musical theatre (Dh270 for non members); Dh750 for five days design and technology (Dh830 for non members)

Call: 02-673 1111

Website: www.the-club.com

Mini kickers

What: Football drills and skills, agility and coordination at Mini kickers summer camp by Proactive Summer School for 3-6-year-olds

Where: The Dome at Rowdhat, Airport Road

When: June 30-July 4

How much: Dh300 per course, including free T-shirt

Call: 056-613 0262

Facebook: PASS Mini kickers