The sport of diving has been around for centuries, from early beginnings jumping off rocks, to a professionally recognised sport that takes place in some of the best sporting facilities in the world. The sport is growing in popularity all over the world due to sports icons such as Tom Daley and the diving reality based celebrity television show Splash; which has run in around fifteen countries so far, from Australia to Romania.
The water based sport, which combines the discipline and athletic ability of gymnastics and trampolining with the aesthetic beauty of ballet, helps children develop all round fitness with the mental toughness to overcome their fears in a fun and friendly environment. Read more
While Dubai’s children make the most of the long summer holiday, their parents are starting to think ahead to the new school term, compiling to do lists and thinking about what the year will bring for their kids.
The team from Back to School, the event designed with fun and education in mind for children aged four to 14, have compiled a list of their top five tips on how to help start the new semester the right way. Read more
What if boiling water or oil spilled on to your child?
How about if your child was in need of CPR?
And, if you have an au pair, nanny or housemaid for your child, would she know what to do?
Well, these accidents and emergencies happen all of the time. And, if – God forbid — they happened to your child, not having learned how to react effectively could mean the difference between life and death.
There is no arguing that finding a school place in Dubai can sometimes be like finding a needle in a hay stack! However, if you are looking for your child to study the American Curriculum GEMS Education have informed us that they are pleased to announce the opening of enrollments for Bradenton Prep Academy in Dubai Sports City (BPA) as they have recently taken over the management of the school.
‘Bradenton Preparatory Academy will now be part of the GEMS Education network of schools and is open for registration for the 2013/14 school year. Bradenton Prep (BPA) will be offering the American Curriculum from PRE KG to Grade12. BPA will follow the trusted model of Dubai American Academy (DAA), which is the only American curriculum school to have received and “Outstanding” rating by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.’ Read more
When relocating to Dubai one of the biggest things expats miss from back home is the support of their extended family. If you choose not to go down the road of employing and sponsoring full-time help in the home, then there maybe times when you require a babysitter. Expat Echo Dubai have put together a directory of companies in Dubai that offer babysitting services to help you in your search. Read more