Dorell sports offers a variety of unusual activities for both kids and adults. Try their great, newly refurbished skate park in Springs seven or their new water polo classes. There’s also rock climbing in both Dubai and Al Ain, and their all-new synthetic boulder tower, arriving this summer, will allow kids to safely free-climb without ropes or intensive instruction.
INFO: Prices depend on location and activity, 04 306 5061, www.dorellsports.com.
Dubai Sports World
For everything from BMX biking to Zumba, don’t miss Dubai Sports World at the Trade Centre Dubai. Running from June to the end of August, this place has the lot all under one super air-conned roof. Join the region’s leading sports academies, clubs, sports professionals and enthusiasts for a summer of seriously cool sports.
INFO: Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae
Soccer Kids Abu Dhabi
This class takes over Al Muna School each Saturday and their great value lessons cost a tiddly Dhs50. Aimed at kids aged three to 16, the school boasts English Football Association-qualified coaches and aims to improve skills, coordination and fitness. INFO: Soccer Kids Abu Dhabi, Al Muna School, 050 356 0960, www.soccerkidsdubai.com.
Beach Rotana Summer Camp
The Abu Dhabi Beach Rotana’s Summer Camp certainly packs a lot into a day. There are crafts, sports, water fun and dancing, all available daily for your busy nippers aged five to 12. Each week offers a different topic so the kids learn a thing or two too! INFO: Prices Dhs450 per week for members and Dhs575 for non-members, Beach Rotana, 10 Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 697 9302, www.rotanatimes.com.
Fun City in Marina Mall
Fun City Abu Dhabi is planning an action-packed summer that you can’t afford to miss. With arts and crafts, cooking, theatre, dance, martial arts, yoga and a fabulous summer show. Courses are available from Sunday to Wednesday.
INFO: Prices vary depending on duration, Marina Mall, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 5527, www.marinamall.ae.
Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company
Budding starlets between six and 14 are encouraged to join the Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company camps. Let ’em try drama, dance and singing, then put on their star-studded weekly performance to wow friends and family.
INFO: Dhs650 per week, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, 55 104 0538, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rixos The Palm Kids Club
For those just too cool for school, Rixos The Palm offers a unique summer programme for residents and non-residents alike. The fun begins at their very own check-in, where they’ll receive their Rixy Club passport. Then it’s off to the morning gym for table games (memory games, puzzles, and painting), fun sports games, including dodge ball, musical games and beach darts. After sunset it’s time for everyone to enjoy some dressing up, singing, pizza-making and a mini disco.
INFO: Price dependent on duration, Rixos The Palm, www.rixos.com.
Smart Kid Adventures
For pesky tweens and above there is another option this summer. Why not pack ’em off on a real international adventure? Smart Kids Adventures organises just that. With football camps in the UK (Manchester United) and Spain (Barcelona) and their adventure and activity camps in both Spain and Switzerland, they’re sure to be racking up the airmiles this summer!
INFO:Smart Kids Adventures, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE, 04 442 1560, www.smartadventures.biz.