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…)
Excited to be back after a long and hot summer? Trying to find something to do over the weekend? Come and join the Kids Initiative Welcome Back Party – sponsored by Mother Baby and child, and Kids entertainment provided by Cheeky Monkeys.
Fun for all the family with market stalls for the parents selling everything from boutique jewelry to delicious homemade cupcakes and exciting activities for the Kids from mind blowing magicians to magnificent face painters. Read more
These maybe one off events but throughout the year Dubai (and Abu Dhabi) are host to many great events that take place annually. Many of these are so popular that tickets are sometimes hard to come by. So don’t let this year be another year that flies by without you taking advantage of these world-class show stoppers – check out Expat Echo Dubai’s list below and put them in your diary now! Read more
Following on from the success of the June initiative, The Sameness Project is looking for volunteers to join them for a morning of hot, sweaty and heartfelt fun where volunteers hand out bottles of cool water and a ton of thank you’s and handshakes to anyone working in Dubai’s heat, keeping our city built, clean and beautiful.
Event: Water for Workers
When: Saturday August 30th @ 10AM (For an hour or so)
Where: Emirates Int’l School, Al Thanya
Who: Anyone! By yourself, with friends, family, or colleagues!
How: All you need to do is to meet us outside the school & we will load your car with boxes of water ready to be given out! Read more
Eid al Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. Eid al Fitr is a time for special prayers, a time to congratulate each other, exchange gifts and donate Zakat al Fitr (charity donation). After prayers the day is typically spent visiting friends and family and enjoying time together. Just like many other religious festivities throughout the world homes are cleaned, much cooking is undertaken and new outfits are bought for this special celebration. Read more
Make safeguarding your family a priority this summer and learn core first aid skills such as CPR, choking techniques and the recovery position along side how the laws here in Dubai could affect you as an expat.
Many people may think that getting outdoors, and especially camping, in the summer is just not an option… well they would be wrong. Across the border in Oman, in the Hajar mountain range, Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar both offer opportunities for camping in the hottest months of the year. Read more