Birth Zone, the pre-natal specialists here in the UAE, have two exciting launches to report. Firstly they are inviting pregnant women and their partners to come and view a wonderful film about birth in the comfort and luxury of the Anantara Resort and Spa, on The Palm, Jumeirah. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet other pregnant women and fathers-to-be, over a casual drink and nibbles.
The screening takes places between 2pm – 6pm on 6th September 2014 and costs just $29. Guests will also be able to take advantage of the pregnancy, birth and parenting specialist panel, who will be at the event to answer any questions. Read more
Year in year out schools in Dubai record fantastic results, many being well above the national average of the UK. So what are the options in the choice of curriculum’s for the 16+ child in Dubai for September 2014. Read more
1. Choose which curriculum you are looking for your child to follow
In Dubai there are many different curriculum’s on offer including English, American, French, German, Australian & Indian. When choosing a secondary school offering English National Curriculum investigate what curriculum they offer in years 12 & 13 as many of the schools are offering GCSE and in Years 12 & 13 are offering International Baccalaureate. Read more
Moving to a new country can be worrying and especially for the older child. Younger children may just be thinking of it as great big adventure but the older child will be worried about leaving all their friends and making new ones – how will they be accepted, what about all the cliques? However, Dubai is just the place to make new friends, with its HUGE expat community your teen will soon be coming home with friends from all over the world. It doesn’t matter whether they attend a French, American or English curriculum school they will soon be talking about their friends who come from countries as far afield as Fiji or as near as France.
Kids at schools in Dubai are very used to new people turning up in their class at all ages and so welcome the ‘newbies’ with open arms. In addition to school life, Dubai offers an array of outside school activities which are another great avenue for making friends for both the children and their parents. Activities include sport (rugby, netball, football, softball, swimming, diving, golf, gymnastics….the list is endless), music, drama and dance. It is Read more
Most scheduled medical visits during the first two years of life involve vaccinations. Living in an expat environment presents a great number of challenges to parents wishing to get their child vaccinated; is the local vaccination schedule similar to the one followed in the home country? Are there vaccinations that are not given locally that might be needed in the home country? What is the quality and safety profile of the vaccinations given locally? Read more
The summer holidays have just about started and if you are not planning to travel to a cooler climate, you will be looking for ways to entertain the children – at the same time, trying your best to avoid the soaring summer heat.
Last month, we featured an article titled ‘How to entertain your kids in the heat’ which offered some great ideas on things to do with your children and teenagers but, many of you were interested to know how to survive the summer with a toddler. So, Expat Echo Dubai has come up with a few ideas… Read more