10 fantastic summer kids camps in Abu Dhabi for 2023

From arts and crafts to sports and wildlife adventures, Abu Dhabi is abuzz with activities for kids this summer

As the mercury rises and schools in Abu Dhabi close for summer, parents across the city now face the annual challenge of finding engaging, educational and fun activities to keep their children entertained and occupied.

If you’re looking for activities to beat the heat, nurture young minds and bodies, and ultimately give little ones the summer of their lives, you’re in the right place!

From pottery classes to sports programs, language courses to wildlife adventures, Team Yalla has picked the top summer camps across Abu Dhabi to help you plan a summer your kids won’t forget.


Abu Dhabi Pottery

Unleash your child’s inner artist with Abu Dhabi Pottery’s summer camp. Ideal for children aged 5-15, these hands-on clay-making sessions will have them shaping, moulding and decorating their very own pottery pieces. The camp will run from 27 June to 26 August. AED 580 for three sessions of 1.5 hours each (includes 500g clay), AED 1,015 for six sessions of 1.5 hours each (includes 750g clay), AED 1,400 for nine sessions of 1.5 hours each (includes 1kg clay).

For more information details, call 026667079 or visit abudhabipottery.com/summer-camp-2022


Alliance Française Abu Dhabi

Let your kids say bonjour to an exciting summer as you give them a taste of French culture with the kids’ camp at Alliance Française Abu Dhabi. Children aged 3.5 to 12 years old will enjoy immersive and fun activities as they pick up the beautiful French language. The summer camp will run from 10-28 July.

For more information, call 02 612 2900 or visit afabudhabi.org


Dolphin Sports Academy

Get your child into shape with this multi-sport camp by Dolphin Sports Academy. This exciting sports adventure, which will run from 3 July to 26 August, includes various sports such as swimming, basketball, football, badminton, karate, gymnastics as well as arts and craft. Perfect for children 4-12 years old, the camp sessions are from Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm. Price starts from AED 1,300 per month.

For more information, call 050 440 6474


Emirates Palace

The Summer Kids Camp at Emirates Palace welcomes young ones to a vibrant curriculum shaped around the five key pillars of learning: Connections, Flow, Growth, Sustainability and Wellness. The camp provides an immersive and fun experience, with days packed full of entertaining, playful and educational activities. Suitable for children aged 3-12, the camp will run from 3 July to 3 September. AED 445 for day pass, AED 1,700 for weekly pass, AED 5,900 for monthly pass. If you book before 20 June, you also get a 10 per cent discount.

For more information, call 02 690 7310


Emirates Park Zoo

Let your little ones embark on an exciting wildlife journey at the renowned Emirates Park Zoo. This one-of-a-kind camp offers an immersive experience into the world of wildlife conservation, giving kids a rare close encounter with their favourite animals. So get your children set for this unforgettable wildlife adventure in July.

For more information, call 02 501 0000


Ladybird Nursery

Dive into a summer of fun and learning with Ladybird Nursery’s Above & Under the Sea Summer Course. This exciting camp invites little explorers up to 6 years old on a thrilling journey through the wonders of marine and land habitats and the various species that call these environments home. The summer course will run from 3 July to 30 August.

For more information, call 800LADYBIRD

Repton School Abu Dhabi

Gear up for a summer of learning and fun at Ivy Camps USA, where kids will engage in sports, games and crafts under the guidance of instructors from Ivy League schools. Designed for kids 3-14 years old, the camp focuses on developing critical soft skills, like public speaking, creativity, problem-solving and leadership. The camp will be from 10 July to 7 August, with sessions every Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.

For more information and reservations, visit ivycampsusa.com


RFLC Creative Arts Center

Hone your child’s creative skills at this summer camp. Running from 4 July until the end of summer, the camp is a great venue for budding Picassos to explore their artistic talents or create unique handicrafts. Sessions are held Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. AED 120 for daily pass, AED 525 for five-day pass, AED 2,000 for monthly pass.

For more information, call 050 625 4511


The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Grab this opportunity to be one of the inaugural students of The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi’s first-ever summer camp, which offers a fantastic array of engaging and brain-enriching activities, from bean growing and microscope exploring, to recycling games and animal training sessions. Plus, campers get to engage with the aquarium’s resident animals and birds. Perfect for children aged 5-13, the camp will run until 26 August, Monday to Friday. AED 199 for daily access and AED 795 for weekly access. There is a sibling discount of 10 per cent.

For more information and bookings, call 054 996 1960 or visit thenationalaquarium.ae/en/summer-camp


Zayed Sports City

There’s going to be plenty of laughter, learning and fun activities at the ZSC Kids Camp 2.0. Children will enjoy exhilarating activities from relay races and scavenger hunts to sports. Catering to children aged 4-12, the camp will run from 3 July to 25 August, Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm. There are also indoor tennis lessons on 26-30 June and 3-7 July, 4pm to 6pm, for young athletes aged 4-8.

For more information and booking, visit zsc.ae/en/recreation/events


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