Dubai: If you’re feeling a lull in the summer months, here’s a list to help you inject some fun and personal growth into your break.
In its latest installment of the Dubai Destinations campaign, Brand Dubai – the creative arm of the Dubai Government Media Office – has released Find Your Summer Hobby, a list of Dubai hotspots offering a range of activities to suit one’s physical and fitness needs expand creative boundaries.
From pottery to professional gymnastics, parkour, roller disco or synchronized swimming, here are all the fun activities you can do in summer.
workshops and studios
Ame is a studio on Al Serkal Avenue in Al Quoz that offers workshops ranging from Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), Fluid Art (also known as Pouring Art), Making Pressed Flower Monograms and Resin Art.
Located in Dubai Gold and Diamond Park, the Center for Musical Arts hosts a range of events to encourage the enjoyment of music and encourage the development of musical skills. From masterclasses by guest artists to small ensembles and music workshops; special instrumental days for concerts; You can contact the center to find out about upcoming workshops that you can register for.
Curiosity Lab is a children’s enrichment program that awakens innate curiosity and nourishes it with hands-on science education filled with wonder. The Curiosity Lab is located in Al Quoz.
The photo center is located on Al Serkal Avenue in Al Quoz and offers photo workshops for different levels – from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals.
The Jam Jar is a collaborative art space and offers workshops for adults and children. You can sign up for a weekly workshop with options ranging from learning acrylic techniques to transcendent healing and art workshops for children.
With two locations – at Nad Al Sheba 1 and the Al Fahidi Historic District – Tashkeel Studio offers workshops for adults and children on block printing, self-portraits, watercolor painting and more.
The Happy Box offers monthly themed and educational activity boxes full of fun surprises for both children and adults. The Atelier is a community space that offers workshops for children.
Located on Al Serkal Avenue, Wisdom Warehouse is an academic and creative center for children offering workshops, classes and summer camps.
Oka Ceramics in Al Quoz is a ceramics and design studio that offers courses and workshops in crafts and pottery on wheels for children and adults.
Located across Al Serkal Avenue, Yadawei Studio is a pottery and ceramics studio offering adult and children’s classes, workshops and memberships in handicraft and pottery-on-wheels.
Slo Ceramics is located at Umm Suqeim 1 on Al Wasl Road and offers pottery classes.
The Mud House Studio in Al Quoz offers pottery classes for children and adults.
Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children offers various activities as part of its summer camps and enrichment programs to help children develop their skills. The center is located at Umm Suqeim 3.
The Junction at Al Serkal Avenue is a performing arts space that offers artists a creative outlet with live theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. You can also sign up for a children’s acting workshop during the summer.
Ds2dio is a performing arts school offering classes for kids in hip hop dance, music, karate, drama and more.
Sima Performing Arts offers workshops for children and adults on various dance disciplines such as ballet, contemporary dance and bachata.
The Dubai International Arts Center in Jumeirah offers courses and workshops on various art forms including sculpture and pottery, drawing and painting, graphic design and photography.
Sxill is a training school in Nad Al Hamar that offers experiential and professional workshops on skills as diverse as flower arranging and carpet tufting to woodwork and candle making.
Located in Dar Wasl Mall on Al Wasl Road, The Sewing House offers offline and online crochet, embroidery, quilting and sewing workshops for adults and children.
Located in Al Quoz, Ivy’s Secret Garden offers workshops on painting, pot decorating, matcha and tea culture, resin art and more.
Located in Uptown Mirdif Mall, Medaf Studio is a creative art space offering workshops on oil painting, linocut, abstract acrylic painting and more.
ICCA is a cooking school at Dubai Knowledge Park, offering courses on various culinary skills such as bread, gelato and pizza, as well as barista training and sugar crafts.
The Top Chef Cooking Studio offers classes for children and adults on various culinary skills and techniques such as baking pastries, bread making, healthy eating and grilling.
WRKBAY is a coworking space and café in Karama that offers workshops and weekly social events aimed at helping people network and receive mentorship.
Roll Dxb is a roller skate disco where you can dance on roller skates. It is located in Dubai Maritime City, Port Rashid.
Sport Society Dubai is a sports center that offers people various activities from gyms to bowling, cricket simulators to climbing walls. It is in Mirdiff, off the E311.
Located in Al Quoz and Dubai Festival City, Bounce Middle East is a trampoline park and freestyle playground with options for children, adults and families.
Street Mania is a trampoline and adventure park that offers several fun activities for kids, including an ongoing summer camp. It is located on First Al Khail Road in Al Quoz.
The Mountain Extreme Climbing Wall is Dubai’s largest indoor climbing and bouldering hall with summer climbing camps and climbing programs for adults and children.
Fly High Fitness is the UAE’s largest gym facility located in Dubai Investment Park and offers classes in Martial Arts, CrossFit and more.
Sharm Circus School Dubai is certified by the Federation European of Circus Schools (FEDEC) and offers courses in gymnastics, aerial silks, hoop, trapeze and more. It is located in Al Quoz.
My First Gym is a kids club that offers educational and developmental classes for babies in gymnastics, dance and karate. It is located at Jumeirah 1.
Shams Gymnastics Club is a gymnastics academy for all ages and skill levels. It is located in Al Wasl in Jumeirah.
Located in the Jumeirah Village Triangle, Al Twar, Jumeirah and Al Nahda, Gymnastex offers gymnastics programs for children ages three and up.
Fit Republic is located in Dubai Sports City and offers classes for children and adults in water sports, gymnastics, martial arts, strength and conditioning and more.
Located in Al Quoz, Port Rashid and Jumeirah Village Circle, Parkour Dubai offers classes that help children grow through overcoming obstacles and incorporating the core values of parkour – integrity, humility, support and a growth mindset.
Padel 26 is a padel tennis facility on Sheikh Zayed Road, near the fourth junction.
Padel X is a padel tennis and recreation facility in Dubai.
Just Padel is the largest padel provider in the UAE with 34 courts in 10 locations across the UAE.
The World Padel Academy has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and offers programs for young players and adults.
Infinite SKI is a ski center and sports venue in Al Quoz. It offers intensive ski and snowboard training for professional athletes, racers and beginners of all ages.
Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai offers ski and snowboard lessons for both children and adults.
Basketball Hub is a specialty basketball training facility in Al Quoz. It offers basketball lovers the opportunity to play the sport, receive individual and group training, and participate in leagues and camps.
UAEJJFitness is a fitness center focused on Jiu-Jitsu in Al Mizhar. It also has centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Nemo Dive Center is a PADI Five Star Dive Center offering scuba and Padi courses, organizing diving and snorkeling trips and clean-up events for diving enthusiasts. It is located in the Azure Residences on the Palm Jumeirah.
Deep Dive Dubai in Al Quoz is the deepest pool in the world and offers the opportunity for deep diving (professional divers only) and free diving.
Al Boom Diving is a diving and water sports specialist with diving centers in the United Arab Emirates. It offers diving courses, scuba workshops and water sports activities.
The Bermuda Diving Center offers PADI diving courses, diving excursions and the opportunity to discover diving through excursions they organize. The center in Dubai is located on Al Wasl Road.
Kite N Surf is a kiteboarding center offering kitesurfing, wingsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking activities to water sports lovers. It is located on Nessnass Beach in Jumeirah.
Absolute Swimming Academy offers swimming classes and programs suitable from birth to adulthood. It is located at Barsha Heights in Dubai.
Just Play is an indoor multi-sports and entertainment complex that operates football pitches suitable for team games for different team sizes at various locations in Dubai.
Warriors Sports offers a variety of activities for adults and children, including swimming lessons for all ages, water polo lessons, synchronized swimming, ballet and underwater fitness. It is located in the Al Shafar Investment Building on Sheikh Zayed Road.