We are here to nurture children to become the cultured individuals of tomorrow, by opening their minds through the arts and creative exploration.
Together with our resident artists and partnerships, we provide a breadth of experiences to children in their transformative years. By fostering an environment of play and experimentation, we encourage curious minds to think beyond the obvious and express themselves in their own way.
We are here to support them on their journey to become the best versions of themselves and confident citizens of the world. Grounded in the belief that creativity is a way of life, our endeavor is to positively impact our children's future and the future of society.
Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children was established in 2014 under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein chairs its Board of Trustees which includes a constellation of UAE's intellectuals.
Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children is a non-profit center, founded on the belief that culture is essential to understand both ourselves and the world in which we live today. The overall aim is to enrich the cultural lives of children, to create awareness of their surroundings, and to embrace their creativity and future aspirations, to prepare them to welcome their future. The Centre offers a safe, joyous and creative environment that welcomes children from 4 to 16 from different nationalities, an environment inspired by the UAE's culture, along with the realities of the present and relying on the creativity, the vision and the experiences of the artists and specialists. The center includes a number of specialized technical departments in both visual and performing arts that includes: Drawing and painting, pottery and sculpture, nutrition and educational kitchen, basic life skills, theater, music, print making and silk printing, fashion design and library. The Pearl FM radio station also broadcasts from the center as the first child-oriented radio in the region.