School is out, and the fun has begun! It’s a wonderful time to explore great things to do, whether to go on exciting adventures with your kids, or have them learn and experience new things. But where does one start on this grand journey? Let’s look at some fun things that you can do in and around the city during the summer.
Reading is a habit that should be cultivated and celebrated, both in and out of school! Different books will be accessible to your kids at different ages, and you can get them to enjoy reading by providing them with recommendations that are appropriate for them. To get started, check out this reading list for the summer!
Escape rooms are fun and all, but how about having an entire adventure take place in a large maze facility? That’s the promise of Jumble, which bills itself as Dubai’s “first indoor urban maze.” The Jumble facility spans a massive two-floor space that feels as expansive as a warehouse, and contains dozens of challenges to try out. This adventure requires a mix of teamwork, physical exertion, and logical thinking, and it’s a perfect adventure for family and friends, or getting back together with classmates over the break.
Dubai has a rich cultural tradition, along with a powerful push by the government to promote this culture in many ways. That’s why it has such a diverse array of museums – so many, in fact, that you probably won’t get to visit all of them throughout the summer! Every museum has something new to offer, and you and your kids will have a fun, engaging learning experience checking them out. Try this list of Dubai’s museums to help you get started.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a great museum to visit. Just an hour’s drive away from Dubai, it has hundreds of artworks from different artists, and even features a Children’s Museum that your kids are sure to love.
IMAX and other large-format screens are certainly immersive. But what about a screen that wraps around to the entire left and right sides of your field of vision? ScreenX, the first 270-degree cinema in the UAE, promises this stunning experience for a variety of movies. Catch ScreenX by Reel Cinemas at Dubai Mall.
Swiss International School Dubai hosts exciting and educational summer camps that are open to both SISD and non-SISD students. Each camp lasts one week, and features Sports, Swimming, and Language programmes that are tailored to different age groups. They’re a great choice for your kids for them to have fun, meet new friends, and of course keep the learning going even during the holidays!