22 fantastic summer kids camps in Abu Dhabi for 2023

Summer Kids Camps in Abu Dhabi

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, and 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.


Embrace your imagination at Louvre Abu Dhabi  


Embrace your imagination at Louvre Abu Dhabi


These fab Summer Artlab workshops are just the ticket for teens to draw inspiration from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection. Running from 2 to 13 August, Wednesday to Sunday, specialized sessions explore the museum’s galleries, discover sustainable art practices, develop observation and creativity skills, and experiment with a variety of artistic techniques. The AED 151.50 fee includes admission into the Louvre too. Timings: 10am to 1pm or 3pm to 6pm. 

To book, visit louvreabudhabi.ae/en/programmes/summer-artlab 


Splash Summer Camp Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas 


Summer Camp at Saadiyat Rotana

This is simply splash-tastic, a summer camp where kids will experience activities related to sports, education, arts & crafts, entertainment and environment. From 3 of July to 25 of August 2023, kids can get wet at this awesome Summer Camp, Splash, at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas where youngsters are in for a fun summer filled with exciting and creative adventures. All that fun take lots of energy, and Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas will be at the ready to fuel up the kids with a rather scrumptious breakfast and satisfying lunch. Daily AED 250, Weekly AED 1,100, Monthly (4 Weeks) AED 4,000, Full Camp (8 weeks) AED 7,000.

For more information or reservations, call 02 697 0000


Odyssey Nurseries Summer Camp


Summer camps by Odyssey Nursery

There’s a new and diverse kids summer camp in town that promises to stimulate the little ones’ brain development and cognition, motor development (fine, gross, and coordination), as well as the chance developing socialisation, language, and emotional development through fun, diverse activities. Located in Mushrif and Khalifa City Behind the Scenes Summer Camp at Odyssey Nurseries takes place in July and August 2023 and is open to kids from three months old to six years old. Under the theme Art and Fun, skilled educators will deliver activities bi-weekly, exploring a different expressive art with the children, including the following: Theatre, where the little ones are immersed in the art of drama and comedy, Puppet Show, there will be fun and laughter through fantasy characters, Live Show, little ones will learn many important skills through the art of live performances, Dance, kids will be moving their bodies to the variety of dance styles.

Join them for summer fun by calling 800-ODYCHILD (800-63924453)


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 Summer Camp Adventure



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 Kids Summer Camp


Emirates Park Zoo Kids Summer Camp

A one-of-a-kind, 40-day camp that offers no less than 44 fun activities. Let the little ones go on adventures with the animals. Expect zoo tours and feeding animals, sealion shows magic shows, swimming, mini mammal activities and much more! Kids will also receive a one-of-a-kind ensemble including a customised T-shirt, trendy cap, a trusty water bottle, and an Emirates Park Zoo and Resort participation certificate.

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 Summer Camp


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 Summer Camp


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 Kids Holiday Camp


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


Summer Club at 421


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Designed for children aged six to 10, or 11 to 14, all young minds of all skill sets and interests are invited to join an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

The Summer Club will focus on themes of sustainability and environmental awareness, teaching participants about being mindful stewards of the plant while inspiring them to create their projects using sustainable practices, incorporating eco-friendly materials and techniques.

Through engaging activities, hands-on projects, and expert guidance, children will unlock their inner artist and develop their unique talents. From painting and sculpture to music and theatre, there’s something for every creative spirit to explore.

For more information, visit 421.online/en/visit/


Summer Art Camp at Manarat Al Saadiyat


Running for seven weeks until 25 August, this camp is geared for tots geared six to twelve years old.

It’s the perfect art camp designed exclusively for juniors created by MAS Art Studio instructors. This summer break, participants will embark on a journey of creativity with a variety of engaging and themed art activities and performances that will excite their senses. All you need to do is pre-register your kids and they’re in for an amazing time.

For more information, visit manaratalsaadiyat.ae/en/art.studio/art.camps.aspx


Summer Camp at Al Hosn


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Your kids are in for a treat this summer! From 24 July to 10 August, here’s the ultimate chance for them to have fun, make friends and have fun while learning.

Embark your little ones on an interactive journey with activities hosted by the Children’s Library and Children’s Art Centre at Cultural Foundation, Qasr Al Hosn, and House of Artisans. From storytelling to art workshops, it’s going to be an unforgettable summer of learning, friendships, and fun at Al Hosn Children’s Summer Camp 2023.

For more information, visit qasralhosn.ae/en/event/Al-Hosn-Summer-Camp


MAKTABA Summer Programme: Flavours of the World


If your kids are into cooking or just foodies in general, this summer camp is a unique treat – literally!

From 16 July to 19 August, let your kids’ palates journey through flavours from all around the world at MAKTABA’s Summer Programme. Enjoy preparing delicious dishes like thareed and hummus all the way to chocolate chip cookies. As they cook and learn about culinary traditions, they also get to interact with the experts and have a great time during the 5-week programme.

Running across all Abu Dhabi Libraries branches, head to the one nearest to you right away.

For more information, visit library.dctabudhabi.ae/calendar


Heritage Gems: A Summer Camp at Al Ain’s Historic Palaces and Homes


Heritage Gems A Summer Camp at Al Ain's Historic Palaces and Homes

Enrich your children’s summer with a fun-filled and educational experience at this camp, taking place across three remarkable cultural sites.

Through Al Ain Palace Museum, Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa, and Qasr Al Muwaiji, your children will take part in a variety of captivating workshops and educational activities. Delving into the fascinating history of Al Ain while acquiring valuable skills in a practical and meaningful manner is just what your kids would love this summer.

The Al Ain Palace Museum leg is titled Zayed and Sustainability, which will run from 10-13 July. Next up is Bait Mohammed Bin Khalifa, with a Homes and Families theme from 17-20 July. Last up is Qasr Al Muwaiji with a focus on Discover History from 24-27 July.

For more information, call 03 7118388


Al Qattara Summer Camp


Al Qattara Summer Camp

What better thing to do this summer than let your child’s creativity run wild?

With two seasons offering a plethora of activities, your kids will love you for letting them explore a wide variety of interests and pursue it all! Some of the fun art workshops include summer hat makeovers, t-shirt painting, sand painting, doll-house painting and so much more.

While Group 1 will run from 24 July-3 August, Group 2 will begin the fun from 7-17 August. Don’t miss out and register right away!

For more information, call 03 7118225


Erth Abu Dhabi


Summer camp for kids at Erth Abu Dhabi (1)

What better way to spend summer in the UAE capital than at this ultimate multi-sport kids summer camp? For kids aged five to 10, there hasn’t been a better option before.

Until 25 August, your kids will have the best time ever as they choose from a plethora of activities. From arts and crafts, bowling, water activities, swimming, pool and beach access, and so much more; this camp is the perfect way to learn, grow, make friends and have a blast!

For more information, visit erth.ae




All the kids love to bounce! And if they’re bouncing away at the summer camp, that leaves plenty of time for you to relax. 

Running until 25 August, the camp is perfect for kids looking to expend that restless energy and make new friends at the same time. The indoor play park will be open to them Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 10pm, and Thursday to Saturday, 10am all the way to midnight! 

From freestyle skill mastering to learning cool new tricks or even participating in fun games like egg-and-spoon races – there’s a lot to do here.

Cost: Dhs190 (daily half-day rate), Dhs750 (weekly half-day rate), Dhs250 (daily full-day rate), Dhs950 (weekly full-day rate). Siblings get 10 percent off.

For more information, visit bounce.ae or call 04 3211 400


Snow Abu Dhabi


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The coolest summer camp in the UAE is right here in the heart of Abu Dhabi! 

Snow Abu Dhabi’s summer camp is perfect for kids looking to cool it down this summer. The first-of-its-kind camp features all things entertaining, right from workshops, treasure hunts, magic shows to unlimited park rides and attractions, trips to VOX Cinemas, etc. 

Designed for kids aged 4-10, hurry and enroll your child for some icy cool fun until the end of this month! 

For more information, visit skidxb.com


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