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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Keeping the little ones occupied during the summer holidays has never been easier thanks to the range of summer camps available during this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).
Looking for a dynamic activity-based play and learning experience? Look no further than Summer Camp at KidZania at The Dubai Mall.
Over five days, KidZania Summer Campers work and play their way through a host of fun-filled activities and workshops.
Taking place from 9:00am to 3:00pm every Sunday to Thursday until Aug.29, the camps are aimed at kids ages seven to 16.
Spoil the kids by giving them a pass to Fun Block at First Avenue Mall in Motor City for endless hours of fun, playtime and excitement. Children between ages three to 16 can jump, climb, run and explore freely in a safe and enjoyable environment.
There’s something for adults too as they can relax in the Fun Block café. Choose between the Play Block or Triple Block pass, which includes Jump, Climb and Play. A favourite for children in Dubai, Fun City located at Mercato Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall or Oasis Mall, is filled with interactive games, puzzles and a play area that will captivate and thrill the little ones for hours.
Head to Fun City’s website to pre-purchase the Powercard and make the most out of the exclusive offers. Kids will not be able to stay away from Atlantis The Palm this summer period, as the iconic hotel offers lots of exciting events that are suitable for all ages and interests.
Energetic kids will love the Summer Adventurers camp as they attempt to beat the obstacle course and hunt for treasure in the pool.
Those looking for something sportier could sign up to Junior Athletes camp which features a variety of athletic programmes. Budding chefs can master the art of cooking a range of mouth-watering dishes from sushi to cake, while Aquamania camp gives mini explorers the chance to learn how to scuba, snorkel and swim with some of the resort’s mammal friends.
Teenagers can go wild for the Teen Xtreme camp, which gets one’s adrenaline pumping through a range of water-based activities or Teen Athletes, filled with endless summer sports and fun. All camps are available until Aug.29.
City Centre Mirdif has a great range of activities to keep the little ones entertained. From workshops and book clubs to sports and games, summer is all planned out! Each week is packed with activities that will keep kids active, build their imagination and expand their knowledge until Sept.7.
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