Looking for a new hobby? Here are 8 creative courses in Dubai to try | Pro Club Bd

Unleash your inner Picasso or Annie Leibovitz with one of these creative classes…

Have you always wanted to try a new hobby but never quite got around to it? Now is the time as there are many creative courses in Dubai.

There are some fantastic things to try, from cooking to pottery, photography and more. Also, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people. Even if you only do it once, it’s always fun to let your creativity flow.

Here is our pick of 8 different creative courses in Dubai to try…

Get creative with an art class

Art Classes - Creative Classes in Dubai

Palette Art is a brilliant place to find your inner artist. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have always had some artistic skill, there’s no pressure here, just a relaxed atmosphere to let your creativity flow. Choose from drawing, painting, sculpting, calligraphy and even jewelry design and unleash your inner artist.

pallet art Training & Consulting, Yes Business Tower, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, Sat to Thu 11 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., Fri closed. Tel: (0)50 247 1609,

Learn new culinary skills

From pizza making to craft classes, sugar crafts, and even gelato making, the International Center for Culinary Arts has so many classes to try, whether you want to learn the basics or train to be a professional chef. If you want to master the perfect flat white or cappuccino, you can take their barista class. Learn to decorate cakes, make gelato, make artisanal chocolate and more.

International Center for Culinary Arts, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, Mon to Fri 8am to 6pm, Sun 9.30am to 6pm, Sat closed. Tel: (0)4 457 8811,

Try your hand at pottery

Pottery - Creative Classes in Dubai

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and crafting something from scratch, then pottery might be for you. A whole studio is dedicated to him in Al Quoz, with classes for adults and children, as well as workshops. To learn the ropes, book their handmade pottery class from Dhs189. Clay is sold separately and you have to pay Dhs 95 per bag for it.

Yadawei Ceramic Studio, Al Quoz, First Al Khail Road, Dubai, Mon to Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 8pm. Tel: (0)4 379 1312,

Capture moments photographically

If you’ve always had an eye for the right shot or the perfect landscape, why not try a photography class? Gulf Photo Plus on Alserkal Avenue covers everything from beginner classes to mobile photography or DIY product photography. It’s definitely the place to go if you’re an amateur photographer or even a seasoned expert and just want to learn new skills. If you’re totally new to photography, try the full basic course (currently at a 15% discount).

Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, Mon to Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun closed. Tel: (0)4 380 8545,

Perfumery can finally make scents

Oh la lab

Have you always wanted to know how different fragrances are made? Join Dhs330’s Oo La Lab design and mixology session to learn how to create your own. You can do this in a group or invest a little extra and get a private session. The lab has 27 ingredients for you to play around with. They also have a candle mixology workshop if that’s more up your alley.

Oo La Lab, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, Sun to Fri 12pm to 5pm, Sat 12pm to 7pm. Tel: (0)4 546 8575,

Twist, tango and dance

James and Alex Dance Studios are home to a range of jazztastic genres to choose from. Options include salsa, ballet, bachata, and more. The courses are for both adults and children. One particular workshop that caught our eye was “Dance on the heels”, which is sure to be particularly useful. Many of the instructors who teach in the studios have international experience, so you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth.

James and Alex Dance Studios, Concord Tower, Media City, Dubai, Sun to Thu 2pm to 10pm, Sat 10am to 10pm, Fri closed. Tel: (0)4 447 0773,

Tap into your inner diva through drama

yard playhouse

Improvisation is known to have many benefits for social skills and mental health. Attend a workshop at the Courtyard Playhouse to experience this first hand. The programs are suitable for all ages and usually last two hours. They also run online.

Courtyard Playhouse, The Courtyard Building, Al Quoz, Dubai, Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Phone: (0)50 986 1760,

Turn the tables with your DJ skills

DJ class

This one is unusual, but we couldn’t resist adding it. The SAE Creative Media Institute offers a three-week course, lasting four hours each weekend. The next start date is 23rd July and the fee is Dhs4,200. It teaches the basic skills needed to become a DJ by understanding the decks, audio quality, and music organization. This course is ideal for people who have never touched DJ equipment.

SAE Creative Media Institute, knowledge park, Dubai, Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm, Sat and Sun closed. Tel: (0)4 360 6456,

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