Summer’s here and you’re looking for active ways to keep the little ones entertained. Sound familiar? That’s why we’ve searched the city for the best sports for kids. Enjoy!
1. Gymnastics at GymnastEx Sports Services
If you’ve got a mini Olympian in the making, encourage their talent by signing them up for a gymnastics training course at GymnastEx Sports Services. The school offers classes for children from ages 2 to 16 in an array of disciplines including trampoline and artistic. Run by a team of talented, passionate and experienced trainers, GymnastEx promises to help shape your little ones into well-rounded athletes through holistic training sessions and constant support.
Price: For group training 3 times per week, expect to pay around AED 3,240 for the term
Location: Jumeirah Sports Hall
insydo tip: Before you sign your little ones up for the term, make sure they’re committed to completing the course and enjoying it; the school offers no refunds after the payment has been made.
2. Boxing at Fit Boys Gym
Fit Boys Gym is all about achieving your best, whether you’re male, female or a kid. The entrance is embellished with title belts that echo the achievements of the kick-boxing world champions and the former British boxing champion who form the team of instructors. The training areas are decked out with red and black punch bags, blue and black grappling mats and walls adorned with boxing greats. They hold classes for kids on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5pm to 6pm.
Price: Around AED 60 (class) or AED 500 (month) for kids
Location: Red Diamond Building, JLT
insydo tip: Fit Boys Gym accepts Entertainer vouchers, so bring a friend and bag a bargain session.
3. Ice Skating at Dubai Ice Rink
Located on the ground floor of the mall, Dubai Ice Rink offers a fun-filled experience for all the family. Whether your little one’s a beginner or a pro, the ice rink offers dedicated coaches that will help you strive towards your International Skating Institution Asia (ISIA) certification. It’s a great activity to take up during summer months, when kids are usually looking for something to keep them entertained.
Price: Around AED 130 per 30-minute session
Location: The Dubai Mall
insydo tip: You can choose to commit to 7-week certified courses if you’re really keen.
4. Martial Arts at Golden Fist International Academy
Get into position with your best fighting stance at the Golden Fist International Academy, a centre devoted to teaching martial arts to children and adults across Dubai. Family-oriented and boasting instructors with nearly 30 years of experience, they offer affordable classes that range from Karate to Kung Fu. Especially popular with kiddies, the small class sizes make for a great learning environment.
Price: A 3-month kids package starts at around AED 400 (includes one session per week)
Location: Multiple locations but we’re loving Barsha Heights
insydo tip: Kids classes at the Bur Dubai branch take place from 4.30pm to 6pm, and 6pm to 7.30pm every day on weekdays.
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