Explore Your Kids’ Creativity with Festival Plaza’s Edutainment Summer Camp


At Festival Plaza Summer Camp, kids can take part in gardening workshops by ACE and photography masterclasses by Nikon and thrilling science experiments!

Dubai, UAE: If you’re looking for activities for the kids to enjoy before schools reopen, Festival Plaza, the Jebal Ali community mall part of Al-Futtaim Malls, has got you covered! 

Taking place from 6th – 28th August, the summer camp is the perfect boredom-busting indoor activity for children aged 5-12 years. At Festival Plaza Summer Camp, young minds can learn new skills through various activities including science experiments, gardening workshops with ACE and photography masterclasses with Nikon. 

With complimentary lab coats and supplies available, get started on exciting kid-friendly Science Experiments at personal workstations which will be supervised and facilitated by an adult. The educational sessions will take place every Saturday and Sunday throughout August.

Children can also take part in the Nikon Photography Masterclasses which are themed for each weekend, featuring a contest where kids can show off their best snaps or short films of the mall and win exciting prizes. Top submissions will be showcased during the ‘Back to School’ season with an awards ceremony that will take place at the end of the season. Kids will also receive certificates of completion on attendance. 

Taking place every weekend, the ACE Gardening Workshops will train little apprentices on everything there is to know about growing indoor plants. From seeding and repotting to how to regularly maintain the plant at home, the workshop will provide a calming green environment and engage the kids in a fun, productive activity. 

The Festival Plaza summer camp will be located by the community entrance on the Ground Floor. While you’re there, get some shopping time in or grab a bite from the food court and relax at the new Chill Club featuring board games, foosball, a pool table, table tennis and giant Jenga and chess to entertain yourselves. Simply borrow the games or rackets from the customer service desk.

It’s time to plan a family day out at Festival Plaza! 

Summary of details:

What: Festival Plaza Summer Camp 

When: 6th – 28th August, every Saturday and Sunday

Time: 10am – 6pm 

Where: Festival Plaza, Jebal Ali

About Festival Plaza

Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s local community mall. The retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the Wasl Gate community. Bringing to life and convenience to the South Dubai, the mall will appeal to communities including Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi. Conveniently located off Exit 25 on Sheikh Zayed Road South bound or Exit 22 North bound.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including largest IKEA in the region, ACE, a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s Health clinic – Health Hub & Lutetia. The recently launched Volvo Mall Studio also adds the community offering along with Sedar, Flower Mart, Paul Café and Community Pharmacy. The neighbourhood destination is also host to the second and biggest IKEA store in Dubai, spread over a huge 30,000 square metres with an added focus on sustainability and an international training centre for IKEA employees. 

These stores are joined by over an additional 120 others, as well as complimented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering and over 2,300 parking spaces. With a multitude of retail and dining options, Festival Plaza serves as a convenient and family lifestyle mall easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road, fifteen minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a few minutes away from RTA Energy Metro Station.

About Al-Futtaim Group

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail, and health; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.