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Abu Dhabi: As the summer vacation begins, staycationers with children need not worry. Here are options galore to keep them engaged and also to enrich them with new skills and crafts. Take your pick.

1 UC Dino Art

What: Painting, colouring, drawing, sketching, clay modelling and craft related activities.

Where: 15 centres across UAE, flexible timing

When: July 1–August 21, 4-6pm

Ages: 5-16 years

How much: Registration – Dh150, Level 1 – Dh900 including art material

Call: 02-676 3033


2 Noah’s Ark Nursery

What: Music, dance, aerobics, swimming, colouring, painting, sketching and indoor activities.

Where: Najda Street behind Adnoc petrol pump, Mussafah – Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Khalifa City A

When: June 29–August 21; 9am-1pm

Age Group: 2-4 years

How much: Dh750

Call: 02-635 1035



What: Modern jazz, ballet, hip hop, Irish dance

Where: Abu Dhabi and Dubai

When: June 28–July 31, 9am-1pm

Ages: 3-16 years

How much: Dh60 for 30 minutes, Dh70 for 45 minutes, four classes – get one free.

Call: 02-493 0115



What: Abacus and mental arithmetic programme for brain development. UCMAS training involves holistic brain development.

Where: 30 centres across UAE, flexible timing.

When: July 1-August 21, 4-6pm

Ages: 5-12 years

How much: Registration – Dh350, Level 1 – Dh900

Call: 02-676 3033


5 Emirates Kindercare

What: Islamic learning in Ramadan. Themed days like bubbles day, pizza day, salad making, magic, swimming, clay modelling, painting, drawing, etc.

Where: Karama Street opposite Shaikh Khalifa City

When: June 29–August 28, 8.30am-3.30pm

Ages: 2-4 years

How much: Dh1,250 a month

Call: 02-681 9371

6 Computer Explorers UAE

What: Robotic engineering, technology and engineering related courses, digital art, language training, maths and science related learning.

Where: Nation Galleria Mall

When: June 29–July 17; July 20–August 7, August 19–28, 9am–noon

Ages: 6-15 years

How much: Dh1,600 per session

Call: 050-681 3439

7 Ritz Kids

What: Themed activities week, art and craft activities including making souvenirs and keepsakes, painting, outdoor activities, and skill building exercises.

Where: Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi

When: July 6-August 14, 9am-2pm

Ages: 4-12 years

How much: Dh1,200 per week or daily Dh200.

Call: 02-8188145

8 Noah’s Ark Training 

What: Music training, art and painting, craft activity, wonder science course, dance, robotics, outdoor trips.

Where: Airport Road, NBK Building, Ruwais – Ruwais Housing Complex

When: June 29-August 21, 9am-1pm

Ages: 3-12 years

How much: Dh750

Call: 02-641 9793


9 Little Discovery Camp

What: Play-based learning of scientific concepts, guided exploration of Little World Discovery Center.

Where: Nation Galleria Mall, 

When: June 29–August 28, 9.30am-12.30pm

Ages: 5-7 years and 8-10 years

How much: 1 day – Dh240, 1 week – Dh1,000, 2 weeks – Dh1,900, 3 weeks – Dh2,700. Sibling discount 15 per cent

Call : 02-681 8824

10 Little Gym Summer Camp

What: The Little Gym is offering Super Kids’ Quest Summer Camp this year where every camp will be theme based with exciting missions or quests for children to tackle.

Where: Nation Galleria Mall

When: June 30 – August 28

Ages: 3-10 years

How much: 1 day – Dh250, 1 week – Dh850, 3 weeks – Dh2,400. Siblings discount 15 per cent

Call: 02-681 6663