The 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
When you move to Dubai one of the most pleasant surprises to greet most new expats is how lovely the beaches are. Miles and miles of golden white sand and apart from the weekend they are practically empty. Thanks to the Dubai Municipality they are regularly cleaned and the water is crystal clear.
The main downside to the beach is come May it is just too hot to enjoy them and even the ocean is like stepping into a luke warm bath. However, from mid-October through to May they are well worth a regular visit. The best bit is they are FREE so what are you waiting for throw a beach chair, and cooler into the back of the car and off you go! Expat Echo Dubai explains where all these beaches are. Read more
We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more
If you have just relocated to Dubai with your kids they will soon be enjoying swimming parties, beach days as well as pacing up and down the school swimming pools practising for the annual school swimming galas. Attending any of these galas you cannot help but be impressed at the level of swimming some of these children are producing and this is thanks to some top-class swimming coaching taking place in Dubai.
Don’t let your kids miss out on this fantastic opportunity and necessity of learning how to swim and swim well. Expat Echo Dubai have put together a directory of companies offering swimming coaching to make your search all Read more
This subject always creates a lot of emotive conversation when brought up amongst expat parents. Since the creation of the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) the teaching of Arabic in foreign private schools has become a huge focus and the amount of hours the children get taught Arabic has increased. The KHDA state that any private school that has non-Arab students shall teach four Arabic Language classes per week for all grades through to Year 9 (age 13-14). The private schools are allowed to use their own language books after obtaining approval from the Authority. Read more
Registrations are now open and the cost is AED 1000/player until September 20th after which the cost will increase to AED1200/player until registration closes on Thursday the 9th of October. Offline registration will be available at the Dubai Little League Fields on Wednesday September 10th between 5pm and 7pm and on Saturday September 13th between 2pm and 4pm. Cash payment required.
It is advisable to register as soon as possible as some divisions are already filling up. Read more