From tufting to creative writing: all the activities families can enjoy at Dubai’s public libraries

Dubai: If you’re struggling to find ways to get your kids involved during the summer holidays, there’s good news. The Dubai Public Libraries Summer Camp, which started on August 1, offers a range of workshops and presentations that will not only teach children various activities such as tufting, painting or cake decorating, but also to gain knowledge about the culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.

Although the workshops are aimed primarily at children, there are also activities for adults and families within the summer camp.

Here is a breakdown of the activities that English-speaking participants can enjoy:

How to create a good presentation
Al-Twar Library
August 2, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Age Group: Youth

Games of our Fareej: traditional games of the United Arab Emirates
Al-Twar Library
August 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Age Range: children

Calligraphy – the art of patience
Al Safa Art and Design Library
August 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For families

Using words to describe an emotion
Al-Twar Library
August 4, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For adults

Reduce your stress and anxiety in 90 seconds
Al-Twar Library
August 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For the young

How to create a good presentation
Al Safa Art and Design Library
August 7, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Age Group: Youth

Veins in Architecture: Dubai’s Roads and Paths
Al Safa Art and Design Library
August 7, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For adults

Painting and creativity
Hor Al Anz Library
August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Age group 12 to 15 years old

tufting club
August 1, 4, 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Age range: 12 to 15 years old

coffee farm worker
Al Rashidiya Library
August 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Age range: 5 to 10 years old

Painting and creativity
August 11, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Age range: 12 to 15 years old

Salted fish drying
Al Rashidiya Library
August 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Age Range: 5 to 10

Make your own modular table
Al-Twar Library
August 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Age range: 8 to 12 years old

Cake decorating workshop and Terrazzo coasters
Al-Twar Library
August 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Age range: 8 to 12 years old

How can I participate in the summer camp?

According to Dubai Culture, the summer camp is available for library members and non-members. However, you will need to register for summer camp. Registration fees are 210 Dh for members and 420 Dh for non-members. Once you have registered for summer camp, you can attend any of the available workshops or presentations.