Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has announced the launch of its annual ‘Our Summer is Art & Culture’ programme.

The programme, organised by Dubai Public Library, the programme will run from July 14 to August 9 across six branches: Al Twar, Al Rashidiya, Hor Al Anz, Al Mankhool, Umm Suqeim and Hatta.

The programme is designed for children between the ages of 6 to 12 and includes specialised interactive workshops, various creative, innovation, art and scientific activities, and a number of reading and storytelling workshops.

The activities — which will be presented in both Arabic and English — aim to encourage children to adopt reading as a natural habit in their daily lives and develop their skills in scientific research, rhetoric and writing.

Dr Hessa Bin Masoud, Director of Dubai Public Library at Dubai Culture, said: “We look forward to improving students’ skills and helping to reveal their multiple talents via a series of rich intellectual activities. The activities also support the relationship students have with reading and allow them to make use of their annual vacation in a cultural atmosphere that is fun and informative, combining culture and science with arts, entertainment and play.”

She added that the activities will contribute to supporting the National Reading Strategy 2026, and enhance the knowledge and skills of the new generation.

This year’s programme will include two camps, the first of which will be held from July 14 to 26 from 10am to 1:30pm and 4pm to 7:30pm. The second camp, will be held during the same hours from July 28 to August 9.