2012 Summer Camps Abu Dhabi
Its soon to be hot
and school holidays! Summer camps are a fab way to keep
busy in Abu Dhabi this coming July and August.
you are planning to stay in Abu Dhabi this summer but dread the thought
of staying indoors the whole time with the kids following you around
house like mother duck, check
your summer camp options.
Summer 2011 had a great selection of kids camps with some
really competitive prices which mean summer 2012 should be even better..
Most activities range from 5 years up, but some start as young
as 20 months with very reasonable rates and timeframes.
Our favourites from last year (2011) were...
The Jigsaw Nursery
(Karama or MBZ) - for toddlers through to six year olds, great
for siblings to attend the same venue.
Hiltonia Beach Club
- all day fun, including swimming for 4yrs and up.
Arabesque Ballet Center,
Princess Camp - offering a week long dance camp for your little darling
Here is a heads
up on what to expect this summer. Its still
early days so many of the programs are yet to be finalised. But gladly
most of the popular camps will be returning, so we can hazard
a guess at what you and your munchkins can expect.
Get in early and contact
your favourites now to join thier mailing lists, as these camps fill up
fast and you don't want to miss out!
in Abu Dhabi
This 'blockbuster festival' held at the ADNEC in Abu Dhabi is packed
full of fun stuff for kids and runs from the 21st of June to the 19th
There are 11 activities and live daily character shows, including the
hit children's musical Louna, The Jungle Book, Ice Age and four
fairy-tale ice spectaculars - Peter Pan, Snow White, Cinderella and
Beauty And The Beast.
Visit their website
information, timetables and prices.
Learn to swim or improve your abilities with the intensive swim
programme with ASA.
Facebook: Arabian Swim Academy
little legs' at the Dome
For the third year in a row, Abu Dhabi Mums have found a patch of green
grass, that’s cool enough for children of all ages (and mums and dads)
to run around in and burn off some steam!
Abu Dhabi Mums have booked one of The Dome’s indoor, air-conditioned
pitches on Tuesday
mornings. Bring along
your outdoor toys and for two hours, twice a week enjoy running around
and meeting up with friends. You will need to arrive with your own
snacks and drinks. Please note that the sessions will continue during
the holy month of Ramadan and all adults should respect and abide by
the local laws and cultural sensitivities.
Cost: Dh20 per family per session
Dates and Times
Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm - starting from July 24th and every week until
Fridays - 10am to 12noon - starting from 6th July and every week until
Multi Camps (suitable for children aged 4 - 14 years old)
Libra Summer Camps offer the following
activities in a typical day: Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Drama,
Football, Dodgeball, Team Sports, IT, Fun Games
All activities indoors with the exception of school outdoor swimming
pools (mostly covered)
Venues offering Libra Summer Camps are yet to be comfirmed, but we
predict there will be both on and off island options.
Prices last year were AED 800 per week (early drop off costs AED100
extra per week) with a 10% family discount for two or more children
from the same family. This years prices are not yet released.
to request notification of their confirmed venues and
prices which should be available early June.
Fitness School Holiday Programs
Each School Holiday, Haddins runs an active camp for youths aged 4 to
15 at Zayed Sports City. Each program includes a variety of activities
• Ball Games
• Ice Skating
• Specific Sports (Eg Soccer, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, Netball
• Arts and Crafts
• Healthy Cooking
For more information on the next School Holiday Camp, please contact
Michael on firstname.lastname@example.org
International Swim Schools
AISS are offering an INTENSIVE SWIMMING PROGRAM in the mornings between
7.30 am to 10.30am at The Lakes Club and Town Centre Fitness First from:
WEEK 1 - Sunday 1st July – Thursday 5th July
WEEK 2 - Sunday 8th July – Thursday 12th July
WEEK 3 - Sunday 15th July – Thursday 19th July
The intensive program consists of 5 lessons in one week, i.e. one
lesson per day at the same time each day for 5 days.
The fees for the week’s program are :
Fitness First Members: 400dhs
Payment of Aed50 registration fee
Contact:Crissy Harris (AISS Swim Program Coordinator)
United Soccer Camp
Last Summer the Manchester United Soccer School ran a series of
intensive four-day footie programmes at the Dome@Rawdhat, Airport Rd,
for ages 7-9,10-13, 14-16 (Goalkeepers 8-16) where kids learnt to play
‘The United Way’.
Held on indoor, air-conditioned football pitches, each day was themed
around a different technical area of the game such as passing,
dribbling and control. The week ended on a high with a tournament for
Contact MUSS for more details and to
join their mailing list.
Phone number 971 2 4498480 or
E-mail address: email@example.com
City at Marina Mall
Fun City at Marina Mall runs an annual Summer Fun programme from Sunday
to Wednesday for two months. Activities usually include arts and
crafts, cooking, theatre, dance, martial arts, yoga, field trips and a
summer show. Prices vary for day, week and month packages.
City by clicking the image below for this summers dates and prices.
The popular beach clubs in Abu Dhabi all
offer summer camp options. The
schedules and prices are currently being organised and they all
anticipate to have details in early June.
Contact the hotels directly to join their mailing list.
The Hilton Abu Dhabi’s Summer Camp (at the Hiltonia) for four to 12
year olds runs
every year. Packed with activities, from crafts to
martial arts, the camp promises to overload your kids with
entertainment – and a little education at the
The weekly cost of 800 dhs or daily cost of 170 dhs, includes all
activities, snacks and a lunchtime meal. 2012 dates are 17th of June to
September, from 9am to 3pm.
02-6924205 / 6924218; Baikuntha.Chaulagain@Hilton.com
to reserve a place..
Sports Academies LLC
E-Sports Holiday Camps at Gems and Raha are suitable for children between the ages of 4
and 14, all Campers are grouped according to age, gender and preferred
Camps encourage participation and improve skill levels as the campers
make new friends in a safe and proactive environment.
Drop off: 08:30
Pick up: 13:30-13:45
Phone: 050 3611 547
Kids Holiday Activities Abu Dhabi
For a comprehensive
of what's on offer for you little darlings in Abu Dhabi throughout the
year, check out AbuDhabiKidz.biz
- a great local parenting website!
of the Soft Play Centres in the various Malls around the capital are a
senisble option for smaller kids if 'an outing' is all you need. They
are cheaper than a summer camp and will allow your child to 'stretch
Keep in mind that many malls and soft plays will
have altered or reduced hours during Ramadan this August and none of
the eating facilities will be open for a snack before or after
Another great option/alternative is the St
Andrews Church Hall Toddler/Baby Group that costs 15 AED and will
hopefully continue (providing there are plenty of volunteers) to run
Mon-Thurs Mornings throughout summer 2012.