As we head back to school, we know some kids will be looking to continue their development outside of the classroom – through sports, dance, martial arts or music. We’ve rounded up some fantastic activities that we are sure the kids will LOVE!

Take to the stage with Diverse Performing Arts

Diverse Performing Arts Center is one of the leading performing arts school in the Middle East, having won several awards for their contribution to performing arts in the region. This can be attributed to their amazing team who are all specialists in each subject, offering streamlined, first class training for all aspects of dance and performing arts training.

Diverse cater for children of all abilities ranging from complete beginners through to students who are looking to make dance and performing arts a career. Diverse has an extensive list of classes in all age groups including Musical Theatre, Dance Fusion, Ballet, Contemporary, Drama, Singing, Hip Hop, Tap, Acro, Jazz to name but a few, taking place in purpose-built studios.

Dates: Term 1 classes run until 12th Dec 2022.

Classes: Diverse offers a variety of classes with an extensive timetable in singing, dance and drama.

Price: Prices start from AED 770 to AED 1180 per term.

To Book:  For more information please call 800 DIVERSE, email or visit

Get active with Elite Sports Academy

Elite Sports Academy are one of the leading and most reputable sports academies in the UAE, having earned a reputation for providing unrivalled development programmes and participation levels.

Enjoy  Sports offer football coaching, swimming lessons and gymnastics classes for children, with sessions available across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As a leading children’s sports academy, they ensure that all their staff are highly trained and qualified, giving you peace of mind that your child is always in safe hands.

Dates: Term 1 classes run until mid-February 2023.

Classes: Elite offer various programmes in multiple locations, 7 days a week and are also offering all British Mums a free trial session, in a sport of their choice.

Price: Prices start from AED 65 (3-4 years) and AED 85 (5+ years) per session when registering for the full year.

To Book: For more information, and to register, please visit or call 04 554 5916.

An exceptional aquatic journey with Hamilton Aquatics

Teaching your little ones to swim is an amazing life skill that’s super essential given where we live in the world. Make sure they’re safe and confident in the water with Hamilton Aquatics who take children from 3 months old, right up to adults! Ensure your little ones are confident in the water or if your child has taken a shine to swimming and is looking to refine their technique, then Hamilton is the perfect platform to enhance their swimming skills.

Hamilton offer a free 15-minute assessment so a qualified coach can determine your child’s swimming level and put you in the right class. But just quote ‘British Mums’ when booking and you can also get a FREE 30-minute taster class in the swim group to ensure you, and your child, is happy.

Dates: Term 1 classes run until mid-February 2023.

Classes: Various programmes run in various locations on different days of the week, catering for all levels of swimmer.

Price: AED 2000 for a 20-week term with price adapted to pro rata for students who join mid-term.

To Book: For more information or to book your free assessment please visit or call 04 450 8832.

Get creative at The Designer’s Studio

Is your child a budding artist, unleash their creativity with after school activities at The Designers Studio. The eclectic portfolio of classes is nothing like you have ever seen, with passionate industry professionals leading the courses, integrating their own experiences and flair into every lesson. The dynamic, bespoke fusion courses include Graffiti, Fabric & Garment painting, Pottery and Sculpting, Fashion design, Interior design and Creative Arts.

The sessions are not only fun, but they integrate critical thinking and design development into every session. Time to get creative!

Dates: Term 2 classes run until 24th March.

Classes: Various programmes run on different days of the week, catering for children aged 8 – 13 years.

Price: Prices start from AED 1800 per term and sibling discounts are available.

To Book: To find out more info please visit, email or call 052 564 874 or 04 548 7474.

Kick start the school term with Dubai City Football Club

Dubai City Football Club is a lead provider of football for budding footballers in Dubai and take children for after school activities from FS2 – Year 6. Dubai City Football Club have been consistent in providing quality football sessions aimed at establishing an enjoyment and passion for each player.

Dubai City Football Club is recognised as a successful club with their advanced teams competing regularly at the top level in Dubai. Not only are the coaches well trained, qualified and highly experienced, but they also place great importance on each child’s development from an early age of their footballing journey.

Dates: Term 2 classes run until 24th March.

Classes: Sessions run at Kings School Dubai and resume at Kings School Al Barsha after the October half term.

Price: Prices are AED 1,260 per term.

To Book: To book your session please call 056 736 4337, email or for more information, visit

Bring out your Ultimate Athlete with Ultimate Athletics

Ultimate Athletics is the place to be for future Olympians who love to run, jump and throw! Develop these fundamental skills which are the foundations of all sports, in the fun, energetic Tots and Youth multi-event athletics sessions. Or athletes age 10+ can specialise in sprints, middle distance, hurdles, high jump, long jump or shot put, javelin, sports speed or strength and conditioning. 

Classes operate 7 days a week, from beginners to elite level at our two locations: DIA Al Barsha and Dunecrest Al Barari. For those athletes who love to compete, Ultimate Athletics host The Ultimate Racenight Series with Official Photo-finish timing and the top athletes are selected to compete in the World Youth Games.  

Dates: Term 2 classes run until 24th March.

Classes: Ultimate Athletics offer various programmes in two locations, 7 days a week and are also offering all British Mums a free trial session.

Price: Prices start from AED 80 per lesson or AED 1,300 per term, but use BM10 for 10% off term fees.

To Book: For more information, and to register, please visit, call 050 225 7024 or email

It’s Time to Play with Get Set Go Kids!

Get Set Go Kids has just launched their weekend club, perfect to get the children active during the weekend. Dubai’s first and only multi-skills sports club for kids is launching weekend sessions aimed at boys and girls aged from three to eight years and focuses on developing the physical literacy required to enjoy all sports and get kids moving more, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Get Set Go Kids introduces children to a wide variety of fun games and activities through themed modules across multiple movement and sport disciplines. Children are not required to commit to, or choose a specific sport; instead, the programme is designed to develop transferable skills and principles to facilitate the child’s progression in activities in which they show particular interest and potential. Offering a structured curriculum with themed modules, Get Set Go Kids helps children to find sports and activities that they enjoy, and hopefully choose to pursue in the future.

Dates: Term 2 classes run until 24th March and sessions take place across 3 locations every Saturday morning from 9am – 10am. Additional sessions run at Fairgreen International School every Sunday from 9am-10am and Dubai British Foundation every Wednesday from 3.30pm.

Classes: Sessions take place across multiple locations including Dubai British Foundation in The Meadows, GEMS International School at Dubai Hills, Jumeirah Primary School in Al Safa/Jumeirah and Fairgreen International School in The Sustainable City.

Price: AED 90 per session. Get a 15% discount by quoting BM15.

To Book: For more information or to book a free session, please visit:, call 056 254 4018 or email


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