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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…)

anderson-educationFollowing 10 years of successfully running the UK Boarding School Exhibition in Dubai and the Middle East, Anderson Education (formally Sue Anderson Consulting) is pleased to announce their first International Boarding School Exhibition on 14th & 15th November 2014 at the Hilton Jumeirah Resort, JBR, featuring 27 schools from the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK, Jordan and Bahrain.

Sue Anderson and her team of education consultants will be on hand to offer free guidance and impartial advice to all parents living in the UAE and the wider Gulf region who would be interested to know “what to look for” when selecting a boarding school for their child. The team will help parents identify schools that meet the individual needs of their child. Alongside this families will be able to meet the heads and representatives from each school and learn about their academic excellence, sports, drama, music, art, and general boarding life.

Preparation and planning is the key to ensuring a successful boarding school placement. With access to the internet and the huge amount of choice available families are often overwhelmed and confused to begin with. Shortlisting and visiting three to four schools is a key factor in selecting the right school. With their years of experience Anderson Education has the expert knowledge to facilitate this and make the whole process easier. Read more

idrnDisaster and natural calamities are something that we can never predict. No matter where we are, we are not exempted from experiencing this kind of trial in life. A community-based approach to disaster managements is intended to reduce this vulnerability by involving communities as active and engaged components in a disaster management program. For that, Monarch Learning & Development Centre are hosting the first IDRN (International Disaster Response Network) training in the UAE.

The purpose of the International Disaster Response Network (IDRN) is to cultivate community based disaster preparedness, response and management; and to create local, self-sustainable, and functional disaster response groups that can then leverage the strengths of the International Disaster Response Network. Read more

Move One are once again proud to be supporting The Shangri-La Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival which is taking place this weekend October 17th & 18th 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

This is a community festival bringing together corporate, university, school and community groups from across the UAE including a team of colleagues from Move One Relocations & Move One Logistics. The team have been training hard and are all looking forward to competing once again in this fun competition.

Dragon Boating is a thrilling water sport, full of adrenaline, sportsmanship, strategy and technique. It is also a sport that is all about positive team spirit, being healthy, making friends and having fun. It’s a great day out for all the family so take a trip to Abu Dhabi and watch the dragons roar. Read more

half-term-holiday-in-dubaiThe end of October sees the start of half-term holidays for many schools in Dubai.  This may mean holidays for some families but for many, parents will be working.  Again, this raises the question of how to keep the kids busy?  Fortunately many activity companies run holiday camps to engage and keep the children active while having great fun. Here is a list of some of the activities available around town next week. Read more

October is Sew Pink!

Do you have two hours or more? Then this is the month to donate your time to Sew Pink!, a fantastic volunteer event that raises awareness of breast cancer and supports survivors in the region

On Thursday the 16th of October to Saturday the 18th of October, Craft Land is teaming up with local breast cancer support group Brest Friends and sewing machine manufacturer Brother to bring volunteers together for a 36-hour sewing marathon at Dubai Marina Mall.

For 12 hours each day, volunteers will work together in production lines to produce mastectomy cushions and bags that will be part of a care pack for patients recovering from breast surgery. Distributed by Brest Friends and other medical networks in the UAE, these items offer comfort and mobility to patients, helping them keep active as they heal.

To sign up for a two-hour slot (or more), go to www.mycraftland.com and click on the volunteer link.

No clue how to use a sewing machine but still want to help? No problem! Craft Land is also looking for volunteers for other jobs, such as stuffing and cutting, not to mention moral support – this is 36 hours of sewing, after all!
This is a great opportunity to get the whole community involved. See you there!

WHEN: October 16 -18, 10am to 10pm
WHERE: Dubai Marina Mall
WHY: To raise awareness of breast cancer and make care packs for recovering breast cancer patients
READY TO VOLUNTEER?
Getting involved is easy! Simply go to www.mycraftland.com and click on the volunteer link. Read more

The Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held in late September and early October every year in Munich, Germany and is attended by six million people each year!  The festival has made its way to many countries around the world (often founded by German immigrants, descendants or expats).  The largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany is in Canada, in the of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario where they welcome 750,000 to  1,000,000 visitors every year.

Never one to miss out, Dubai is now host to many Oktoberfest celebrations with many flying in live entertainment from Germany.  Check out our listing below on venues hosting Oktoberfest events. Read more

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