Ritz Kids

Five camps are being held this summer at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. There are three in July – Get Creative Week (it focuses on art), Environment Week and Around The World, which will send nippers on treasure hunts. The fourth event, Wellness Week, starts July 31 and is all about leading a healthy lifestyle while the final event is a combination of all the activities above and runs August 7 to 11.

Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am to 2pm, Dhs250, Dhs1,000 five-day pass. Tel: (02) 8188145. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com

Dolphin Summer Camp


Swimming comps, arts and crafts and cookery classes are just a few of the activities on the agenda for little terrors this summer at Khalidiya Palace’s Dolphin Summer Camp. The sessions will take place at the hotel’s Beach Club and children aged five to 12 can attend.

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am to 3pm, Dhs175 daily, Dhs760 weekly, Dhs2,710. Tel: (02) 6570182. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana. rotana.com

Sheraton Abu Dhabi

You can keep your children from climbing the walls with boredom between July 10 and September 15 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi’s summer camp. Kids can take part in swimming lessons, table tennis, squash, beach games and also Zumba classes. Lunch is included in the daily price. Parents who put their kids in camp will receive free pool and beach entry, plus 20 per cent off the price of water sports and fitness activities and 15 per cent off at the hotel’s diving centre. Nippers aged five to 14 can take part in camp.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche East, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am to 2pm, Dhs800 one week, Dhs6,000 ten weeks. Tel: (02) 6970272. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheraton.com

Hiltonia Summer Camp

Kids at Hiltonia

The Hilton’s summer camp is one of the oldest in the city – this is the twelfth year it has taken place – and they’ll be hosting cooking classes, water-skiing lessons, yoga sessions and lots more. Camp runs from June 26 to September 1 and the price includes snacks, lunch and drinks. Activities are suitable for kidlets aged four to 12.

Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am to 3pm, Dhs200, Dhs875 weekly. Tel: (02) 6924205. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. abudhabi.hilton.com

Sports Camp

The Beach Rotana’s summer activities are focused on getting your kids moving. There are six courses in total featuring swimming, football, arts and crafts, fitness games, exercises, training circuits, Taekwondo and more. Courses run from June 26 until August 4 and children aged five to 11 can attend. The price includes a healthy lunch.

Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am to 2pm, Dhs180 to Dhs1,480. Tel: (02) 6979000. Taxi: Next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com

Sandcastle Club

Sandcastle Club - Childrens Pool

The St Regis on Saadiyat Island is hosting five camps for kids this summer, starting July 10 and running until August 11. They’re aimed at children aged four to 12 and there’ll be arts and crafts, swimming classes and more.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9am
to 3pm, Dhs250,
Dhs900 weekly. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat. stregissaadiyatisland.com