With the long summer school holidays just round the corner we are sure you are wondering how to keep the kids entertained. Summer camp to the rescue! Many schools, nursery schools and children’s clubs will be hosting holiday camps, so whether their passion is football,painting, music or drama there are bound to be plenty of options in Dubai to choose from. Here’s a (growing) list of 2013 summer camps for kids in Dubai. Read more
Your child’s birthday is coming up and the idea of hosting a party at home is making you nervous, but don’t fret, there’s no need to worry because Dubai is the ultimate birthday party playground! Dubai has a wide variety of venues suitable for hosting birthday parties, many of which offer special packages for birthday parties. There are venues and packages for every budget.
In honour of Mother’s Day, I humbly offer this ode to all those amazing women who organize international relocations, feather new nests in strange lands, guide their children through the choppy waters of integration, and generally hold their family together as they build new lives abroad.
You know you’re an expat mom when…
Last year, a new children’s book was launched in Dubai which allows international children to actively create a keepsake of their Dubai life and friendships. A valuable tool for kids to stay connected with their childhood years spent in Dubai, forever, wherever.
The authors, Liliane van der Hoeven and Nienke Salomons, explain: “Children in Dubai grow up in a very international and ever changing place. The majority live outside their parents’ home countries and cultures – so called ‘expat-children’ or ‘Third Culture Kids’ – and might spend their childhood years in different countries. To them ‘home’ is a Read more
“Summer is fast approaching, so now is the time to start planning to make the most of what is on offer in our wonderful city! Active Sports Academy will be running their very popular Holiday Camps from 16th June right through to 5th Sept, so whether you are working parents looking for a safe and healthy environment for your children, or simply need to get your little dynamos out of the house for a few hours, there will always be plenty of fun and action at their camps. Especially in the heat of summer, it is all too easy to let our young ones play computer games for hour after hour, but it is well known that children who are physically active, sleep better and are definitely nicer to live with! They will even giving out presents this time, with their NEW Goody Bags!
The 3 venues this summer are Wafi Pharaohs’ Club, Regent International School in the Greens and NEW! Dubai Sports World at the World Trade Centre. The camps are open Sunday to Thursday, 8:30am to 2pm and cater to children 4-14yrs old with a variety of sporting and team oriented activities. Read more
‘Full Expat Package’ Is Granted ‘Only To the Privileged Few’
One in Five Families Spend More than 30% of Their Household Income on School Fees
The strain that education imposes on expat family finances was revealed today with the publication today of a survey by WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, the UAE’s first dedicated school guide. 62 percent of respondents said that they cover the entire cost of their children’s school fees in the UAE. A further 24 percent receive a contribution from their company while just 13 percent have their school fees paid in full.
The survey was conducted on-line over a period of five weeks through March and April with 596 responses from parents around the UAE. 45 per cent of respondents live in Abu Dhabi, 43 percent in Dubai, 8 percent in Sharjah and the remainder spread through the other four emirates. Read more