Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts has many activities for kids to enjoy across the globe from feeding turtles to latte art classes to submarine adventures and many more. Planning a family vacation to the Maldives, Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Bali? Discover new ways to enrich young minds and delight your little ones with these exciting activities.
Ace a tennis match
Grab a racket and head to a tennis court in an idyllic location for a casual rally, competitive match or develop your tennis skills with one of Jumeirah’s expert coaching sessions.
Paradise awaits you in the Indian Ocean at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, home to one of the world’s most spectacular tennis courts, framed by swaying palm trees, a white sand stretch of private beach and the crystalline waves lapping the shoreline.
Alternatively, enjoy alfresco rallies from sunrise to sunset on the outdoor courts at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.
Over in the neighbouring emirate Dubai, The Mouratoglou Tennis Centre offers classes for all ages, ensuring your children become a pro in no time. Lessons take place surrounded by towering palms at Madinat Jumeirah or at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which enjoys magnificent views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Find out what’s cooking for kids of all ages
Whisk your children away to a cooking class at Jumeirah Bali in Uluwatu on Bukit Peninsula. Your little ones can adopt a sushi or pastry chef role alongside accomplished sushi chefs who will teach them how to roll healthy creations in a Permaculture Organic Garden, while those with a sweet tooth can sprinkle their way to happiness in a cake decorating activity.
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s Greek-Mediterranean beachside restaurant Shimmers is the perfect place to nurture the talent of young cooks. With guidance from a team of passionate chefs, children will learn the secrets of making the perfect pizza, from kneading dough to seasoning a sauce. All that’s left for them to do next is pile on the cheese, go wild with the toppings, and enjoy love at first bite.
As the Maldivian sun shines through the windows of Cafe Lounge at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island and the clock strikes coffee o’clock, children can also join expert baristas in a latte art workshop to learn how to create fun designs with frothy milk.
From making royal crowns to playful puppets and cards, kids can also learn the art of origami, practise sand art, have their faces painted or just get messy with some freestyle painting. Whatever their medium of choice, they’ll bring back a masterpiece to your room.
Conservation keen kids learn the secret of turtle power
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts offers young scientists and inquisitive minds a chance to familiarise themselves with the fascinating underwater world.
Jumeirah’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project helps rehabilitate turtles, which have been injured by fishing hooks and other marine debris, before releasing them back into their natural habitat. After spending time recuperating in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s impressive facilities, the majestic creatures are transferred to Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon, where your children can watch and feed them during their scheduled meal times.
Seven species of turtles can also be found nesting at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, where kids can ask all their burning questions to the resort’s dedicated team.
Developing the dedicated marine biologists of the future
Young marine biologists’ passions are sure to be nurtured at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s Dive Centre, where they can plant coral to protect the reefs surrounding the island or jump in a semi-submerged submarine to see exotic marine life such as butterfly fish, reef sharks and turtles.
Jumeirah Bali also offers a chance for kids to get close to underwater friends, with the opportunity to feed colourful fish in ponds around the resort.