Winter in the UAE is like a cool summer day in Europe. Fortunately, there’s no need to pile on layers or huddle indoors to keep warm. The temperatures are mild and pleasant with lots of sunshine and occasional rainfall- ideal to take the young ones out and burn some of that energy! The cooler weather means that families can comfortably enjoy the outdoors and children can participate in fun activities without having to worry about the sweltering summer heat of the Middle East.
The winter season is the best time to enjoy the three-week-long school winter break in the UAE instead of flying off to colder temperatures and avoiding the costly chaos of the festive holidays. Here are some across-the-board exciting camps and activities in both Dubai that can keep your children entertained and at the same time engage them in learning. This place hosts fantastic holiday camps filled with first-rate entertainment! Every day is packed full of fun from arts and crafts to exciting games, magic shows, Christmas activities, and prizes! It also has the ultimate award-winning parkour and trampoline park in Dubai! This camp also throws the BEST birthday parties- a private room, 2 hours of non-stop fun, mouth-watering snacks, and your own personal host. If you’re looking for the best parent-of-the-year award, make sure to book in advance! 1. Street Maniax
This place hosts fantastic holiday camps filled with first-rate entertainment! Every day is packed full of fun from arts and crafts to exciting games, magic shows, Christmas activities, and prizes! It also has the ultimate award-winning parkour and trampoline park in Dubai! This camp also throws the BEST birthday parties- a private room, 2 hours of non-stop fun, mouth-watering snacks, and your own personal host. If you’re looking for the best parent-of-the-year award, make sure to book in advance!
Location: First Al Khail St, Al Quoz Ind. 3, Dubai Working Hours: Dec 12-30, Mon-Fri 8:30 to 14:00 Pricing: 1 Day: AED 153/5 Days: AED 674.1 Website: https://streetmaniax.com/camps/ 2. Future Skill
Future Skill Dubai is an exceptional winter FAMILY camp! It’s the first of its kind in the region to encourage a happy family relationship through education and learning, teamwork, and creativity! It’s a place where families can develop positive and memorable bonds with their children- whether it is parents, grandparents, children, or other family members. Their motto is: ‘From 7-77 years old, it is our honor to create an experience they’ll never forget with their families.’
The camp consists of activities like digital painting, photography and videography, fine art, graphic design, illustration, “artificial intelligence” smart houses, VR and web development, Christmas activities; the list goes on! There is something for all ages and interests!
Location: Al Joud Centre, Al Quoz, Dubai Working Hours: Dec 12-30, Mon-Fri 9:00 to 14:00 Pricing: 1 Day Camp: AED 144.0/1 Week Camp : AED 680.0/3-Week Camp : AED 1920.0 Phone Number: 04 832 2794 Website: https://futureskilldubai.ae/ 3. Courtyard Playhouse This is for the ones the little performers out there that love the spotlight. Most children love to perform and entertain, and Courtyard Playhouse is the perfect winter camp for children to harness their inner performers! It is a KHDA-LICENSED Performing Arts Training Centre that can develop talent from a young age, boost confidence, and hone public speaking skills. Courtyard Playhouse includes fun and unique activities such as mini-storytelling, junior acting, and young performers camp for children from ages 4 – 14 years. This winter camp helps children and teenagers step out of their comfort zone and pursue their most aspiring dreams and ambitions! Location: The Courtyard Building, Al Quoz, Dubai Working Hours: Weekdays- Dec 12 - Jan 2, Mon-Fri (10:00 to 19:00) / Sat-Sun (9:00 – 18:00) Pricing: AED 1,215/week Phone Number: 050 986 1760 Website: https://courtyardplayhouse.com/workshops/workshops-for-kids-and-teens/ 4. Carfax Education A place that strives for academic excellence without borders! Carfax is a leading global education company with international branch locations in UAE, Moscow, London and Monaco. They combine tradition and innovation to stimulate academic excellence and assist families at every step of their education journeys. Carfax offers a variety of services such as school placement, university preparation, homeschooling, tutoring, and guardianship. When it comes to the education field, Carfax has got you covered! They offer educational services all year round and have an exciting winter learning programme for all ages and levels from December 12th-30th. Carfax staff and tutors provide creative and engaging lessons on study skills, winter revision, English language and other topics in a fostering environment. After a three-week-long break from school, students tend to struggle to get back into the groove for the new academic term. Additionally, winter break is a valuable time to review all the material that has been covered at school, particularly for students that are about to sit for exams. Carfax winter learning programme can help your child keep the academic streak going and make a smooth sailing transition back to school! Location: Block 2A, Knowledge Village, Dubai Working hours: Mon – Fri, Dec 12 to 30/09:00 – 19:00 Phone Number: 04 438 5276 Website: https://www.carfax-education.com/ 5. Fun Robotics
Attention to all future app developers and coders! Escape into the world of state-of-the-art tech-related learning! This is a gem of a winter camp and delivers courses such as Programming with Minecraft, Web development, App Inventor, Kodu Gaming, 3D Modeling and Printing and more! There’s even something for Aerodynamic lovers such as learning how to assemble drones and program them to fly. It can’t get any better for blossoming tech geniuses! This winter camp is convenient as courses are available both online and onsite. Fun Robotics offers young people the necessary skills to advance their knowledge in the STEM-related realm along with developing their imaginations to invent. Sign up your children to be pioneers of the future!
Location: 194 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Wasl Centre, Dubai Working Hours: Dec 11-29, Sun-Thu (Timings depend on the course) Pricing: Onsite Course: AED 945/Online Course: AED 472.5 Phone Number: 04 338 8354 Website: http://www.fun-robotics.com/camps 6. Mind Marvel
Mind Marvel is THE place to keep your young ones captivated over the festive holidays. The superb camp nurtures imaginations and quenches their curiosity. Mind Marvel offers art workshops, S.T.E.M classes, child meditation and emotional management, performative arts, challenging brain game competitions, and even slime and bath bomb making and more. To make things even better- the camp is open every single day of the week! Perfect for parents who are struggling to find something to occupy their energetic little ones on the weekend.
Location: 608, Control Tower, Motor City, Dubai Working Hours: Dec 12-30, Mon-Fri 9:00 to 14:00 Pricing: AED 139.5 per day/AED 594 per week Phone Number: 058 585 9049 Website: https://www.mindmarvel.com/
This nature-based camp is perfect for youngsters who love exploring. Aventura's winter camps offer engaging outdoor activities for children, from ages 5-12, who want to experience outdoor and indoor activities that incorporate physical education, strategic thinking and teamwork. Children learn from real-life “hands-on” experiences; where they can see, hear, touch and explore the world around them. Campers get the opportunity to practice several physical abilities such as climbing and ziplining while also learning useful life skills such as: how to take care of animals, build a shelter, preserve water and use a compass. The camps consist of four main components: Nature & Sustainability; Adventure & Wellness; Survival & Team Building; and Arts & Crafts. Aventura camp is a wonderful experience that offers life-long lessons and cultivates independent thinkers!
Location: Mushrif Park Working Hours: Weekdays, Mon-Fri/Dec 12 to Dec 30, 9:00 to 18:00 Pricing: AED 265 per day/AED 1,075 per week Phone Number: 052 178 7616 Website: Children Camps in Dubai | Summer Camps for Kids in Dubai (aventuraparks.com)
8. Kids Unlimited
Kids Unlimited is an edutainment center that believes in the UNLIMITED potential of the youth. Their vision is to unlock these gifts by immersing young ones in a world of fun activities and experiences in a wholesome and safe setting. The camp offers yoga, gymnastics, circuit training, karate, winter arts and crafts, and other skill-enriching programs! They provide age-specific fitness programs and resources, state of the art facility and equipment, and specialist studios. Kids Unlimited main goal is to unlock strength, creativity and determination. Moreover, the camp can be booked for one day up to a week! What more can a parent ask for?
Location: Shop No: JPV-RTL-10, Jumeirah Park Pavilion, Jumeirah Park, Dubai Working Hours: Dec 12-30, Mon-Fri 09:00 to 13:00 Prices: 1 Day: AED 170.1/2 Days: AED 321.3/3 Days: AED 472.5/4 Days: AED 604.8/5 Days: AED 709 Phone Number: 04 564 2545 Website: https://kidsunlimited.ae/ There’s no shortage of things to do for our youngsters in Dubai during the winter and the mild weather can allow you to do them all! Whether it’s baking Christmas cookies, ziplining, performing onstage, or making slime - there is a ‘lil something for everyone!