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What’s On | November, 2014 | Dubai, UAE|

There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.

Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… (more…)

The first few months of the new year seem to fly by, blink and the next school break is already upon you. If your children’s school has a half-term break that seems to have snuck up on you and you’re on the look out for a Half-Term Camp to keep them occupied then don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a (growing) list of what’s on offer for 2015. Read more

Love is in the air… Romance is in the air.  Looking forward to have  a nice romantic evening out with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, February 14th?  A time to celebrate love, passion and affection.

Dubai has an abundance of restaurants… the Expat Echo Dubai has handpicked a list of  romantic restaurants in Dubai to suit all budgets. Read more

UK Boarding School Exhibiton | 6-7 February | Grosvenor House |

UK Boarding School Exhibition – Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. 6 & 7 February 2015. From 2 – 7 pm

The exhibition, now in its 10th consecutive year, enables families living in the Gulf region to meet Heads and Representatives of 30 UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists.

Entrance FREE, collect a FREE copy of the UK Boarding Schools Directory. FREE valet parking for all Exhibition visitors!

Are you a nervous parent wondering if your child will get the grades to make it into their final years at secondary school in Dubai or are you nervous your husband’s job will finish before your 16 year old has sat their GCSE’s? If so then get down to the Grosvenor House Hotel on 6-7 February to visit the Sue Anderson UK Boarding School Exhibition. Read more

The Christmas festivities don’t end in December!  Many expats in Dubai are getting prepared to celebrate The Orthodox Christmas on Saturday January 7th 2015

Here are a few restaurants holding special Orthodox Christmas events this January:

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nyeveBurj Khalifa-Dubai Mall Metro station to be closed; free shuttle bus services will be available to and from Downtown area

With New Year’s eve and a three-day weekend around the corner the Roads and Transport Authority(RTA) has announced its public transportation master plan, involving metro, tram, bus, marine transportation services and taxis, in addition to parking options available in most crowded areas.

RTA is expecting 820,000 riders on New Year’s eve – the most crowded day on the emirate’s public transportation system – and an additional 490,000 riders the next day, according to Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA.

Earlier, RTA said a million riders are expected on Dubai Metro during the entire event. Last year, 748,377 riders were recorded using the Metro, of whom 60,815 riders were lifted from Burj Khalifa – Dubai Mall station. Read more

running-stairs-cartoonAre you ready to make The Climb at Media One Hotel? That’s exactly what the Vertical Race is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, marathon-inspired, calorie-burning stair climbing race in the Media One Tower on Saturday 17th January 2015.

It is open to individuals and teams with pre registration a must. The race itself starts from ground level with a run through the car park up to parking level 7; this is approximately one kilometer and supporters will line the way to give you the encouragement needed for the next stage. It is then time to change to the stairs, all 700+, and race from level 7 all the way to level 42 where the finish line will be waiting with a much needed water station and spectators to witness your success.

The race for individuals starts at 10am with an entry fee of AED 99 each; however the race is also open to teams of four in a relay format, starting at 11.30am and the entry fee will be AED 399 per team. Read more

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