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What’s On | November, 2014 | Dubai, UAE|

There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.

Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… (more…)

dubai-caresVolunteer Emirates is part of a series of local initiatives launched by Dubai Cares to offer UAE residents opportunities to give back to their community here at home by dedicating their time and effort to support a worthy cause.

Dubai Cares will be organizing 4 Volunteer Emirates trips throughout the year, with each dedicated to providing the selected non-profit/charity school in the UAE with its required needs. Two trips will be organized in Quarter 2 and Quarter 4 respectively of 2014.

Dubai Cares is holding the third edition of “Volunteer Emirates 2014”, which is sponsored by Al Tayer Group, on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 8 AM – 2 PM at National Charity School in Dubai, and we’re looking for 100 volunteers to join us on the day to help us enrich the learning environment for the students.

Volunteers will be required to assist in the following areas:

Assemble over 1,000 new school desks
Renovate the school library with new educational resources
Replace existing blackboards with white boards
Build a shade roof-top

To be part of this experience, please send an email to volunteer@dubaicares.ae with the following information: Read more

If you have recently moved to Dubai you maybe trying to understand why all your friends and colleagues have suddenly become rugby mad and are insisting you come and watch (or even play) rugby at the beginning of December. It’s the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens – a Dubai Institution!

Now in its 45th year the most anticipated event in Dubai’s sporting and social calendar is set to take place from December 4th to December 6th. With massive crowds once again expected to converge on The Sevens Stadium for the  tournament tickets are now on sale and spectators are urged to buy their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Read more

anderson-educationFollowing 10 years of successfully running the UK Boarding School Exhibition in Dubai and the Middle East, Anderson Education (formally Sue Anderson Consulting) is pleased to announce their first International Boarding School Exhibition on 14th & 15th November 2014 at the Hilton Jumeirah Resort, JBR, featuring 27 schools from the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK, Jordan and Bahrain.

Sue Anderson and her team of education consultants will be on hand to offer free guidance and impartial advice to all parents living in the UAE and the wider Gulf region who would be interested to know “what to look for” when selecting a boarding school for their child. The team will help parents identify schools that meet the individual needs of their child. Alongside this families will be able to meet the heads and representatives from each school and learn about their academic excellence, sports, drama, music, art, and general boarding life.

Preparation and planning is the key to ensuring a successful boarding school placement. With access to the internet and the huge amount of choice available families are often overwhelmed and confused to begin with. Shortlisting and visiting three to four schools is a key factor in selecting the right school. With their years of experience Anderson Education has the expert knowledge to facilitate this and make the whole process easier. Read more

idrnDisaster and natural calamities are something that we can never predict. No matter where we are, we are not exempted from experiencing this kind of trial in life. A community-based approach to disaster managements is intended to reduce this vulnerability by involving communities as active and engaged components in a disaster management program. For that, Monarch Learning & Development Centre are hosting the first IDRN (International Disaster Response Network) training in the UAE.

The purpose of the International Disaster Response Network (IDRN) is to cultivate community based disaster preparedness, response and management; and to create local, self-sustainable, and functional disaster response groups that can then leverage the strengths of the International Disaster Response Network. Read more

Move One are once again proud to be supporting The Shangri-La Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival which is taking place this weekend October 17th & 18th 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

This is a community festival bringing together corporate, university, school and community groups from across the UAE including a team of colleagues from Move One Relocations & Move One Logistics. The team have been training hard and are all looking forward to competing once again in this fun competition.

Dragon Boating is a thrilling water sport, full of adrenaline, sportsmanship, strategy and technique. It is also a sport that is all about positive team spirit, being healthy, making friends and having fun. It’s a great day out for all the family so take a trip to Abu Dhabi and watch the dragons roar. Read more

half-term-holiday-in-dubaiThe 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

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