Living in Dubai with children we all eagerly anticipate the summer holidays and escaping the scorching heat which for many results in kids stuck indoors in front of computer based games.
July witnesses a bustling Dubai International Airport with excited families returning to their home countries. However, at the end of the long break ask children ‘did they enjoy their holidays?’ and many of them will answer ‘it was OK but I was a bit bored because I had no friends’. For many Dubai based kids they actually know no-one their own age in their home countries as all their friends live in Dubai so the excitement of the holidays soon wears off and the boredom sets in. Summer Camps abroad may be just the answer for Dubai kids. Some of our Expat Echo Dubai readers tried out one of these camps last year and highly recommend it.
Camp Quinebarge located in an idyllic spot, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains regions, sitting on 65 acres of forest and 1,250 feet of waterfront on Lake Kanasatka, in Moultonborough, NH. Read more
Teens Talk Dubai is the only You Tube show created to support the multicultural youth of the Gulf Region. It is a 25-minute bi-monthly show on You Tube which is hosted by Maria V. Chatila, Family & Relationship Coach. It is supported by an all youth cast both in-front and behind the scenes. Teens Talk Dubai strives to empower teens with skills to become stronger support systems for their peers and to become more skilful members of relationships whilst giving them a voice and an opportunity to be heard and understood.
Our mission is to provide teens with a platform to discuss the issues & challenges that teens are exposed to today.
HOW DO WE WORK?
We sit on a set with a green fluffy carpet and coloured chairs. We eat cakes, cookies and anything sweet and delicious. We munch on crisps and salsa as appetisers and finally tuck into pizza for lunch! Teens sit on the panel and openly voice their thoughts and Read more
Hummingbird Early Learning Centre is now expanding its offering with a brand new and purpose built pre-school centre located in the business hub of Dubai, DIFC. This will be for children aged 2.5 – 6 years of age. The centre’s convenient location in DIFC means that parents working within the DIFC precinct can feel more involved in the day-to-day care and education of their children without a long commute.
Hummingbird Early Learning Centre first opened its doors to the public in June 2008 to serve the growing community of working parents and now the addition of Hummingbird Pre-School, will offers an after school program, which supports children with their homework, provides special designed homework logs to help track children’s homework progress, academic enrichment activities including book club, creative writing, science and technology as well as involvement in extra-curricular and age appropriate activities.
The Hummingbird Pre-school is located in Limestone House business precinct, DIFC, the business hub of Dubai. Read more
Move One Inc are proud to be sponsors once more for the Jumeirah English Speaking School at Arabian Ranches Spring Fair. This is a great day out for all the family with non-stop entertainment for the kids, young and old. There will be over 100 craft stalls offering you the chance to purchase some exquisite locally made products, live music and food.
Summer is the perfect time to promote personal growth and strengthen university applications, according to Carian College Advisors of Dubai.
School is out and a long, hot summer awaits most high school students in the UAE. The lucky ones will escape the heat and head to cooler climes for a few weeks of family holidays, but how should they spend the rest of their summer vacation? For UAE students looking to enroll in US universities, summer is the perfect time to participate in meaningful academic, extracurricular, and professional work that will have a significant impact on their applications. Particularly for students applying to elite US universities, summers are a critical time and how they are utilized can mean the difference between an acceptance and rejection letter senior year. Read more