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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…)

choirfestThe Fridge is proud to announce the return of the much-anticipated, ChoirFest Middle East on March 10th – 14th, now in it’s third year, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, Deutsche Bank and Emirates Airlines.

The five-day vocal extravaganza welcomes choirs, coaches and star performers from all over the world to participate in an exciting event.

Youth choirs will be hosted at Nord Anglia International School Dubai, where ChoirFest ME officially launches on March 10th with two days of educational workshops and masterclasses for Junior and Senior schools. Acclaimed soprano and vocal coach Suzzie Vango, along with charismatic conductor Peter Allwood and International a cappella artists, Cadence, will work with twenty pre-registered schools from the UAE in a series of fun workshops on vocal techniques and performance skills, specifically designed for ages 6 – 19, culminating in the Senior School Choir Of The Year competition on the 11th March at 3.30pm.

On Thursday 12th March at 12.30pm there is a free public concert on the Spanish Steps in Dubai International Financial Centre. This will be a delightful programme of traditional and folk songs from the four participating regional choirs representing Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iraq. There will also be a special teaser show from guest a cappella quartet, Cadence. Read more

Dubai Food Festival 2015 (1)Following immense success in its inaugural 2014 debut, the Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen is returning bigger and better than ever for the Festival’s second edition – with 10 of Dubai’s most-loved homegrown restaurants set to pop up in shipping containers on the beach. Running throughout the full duration of the Festival (6 – 28 February) and consolidated into a single prime location on Kite Beach in Jumeirah, this year’s Beach Canteen will celebrate the emerging scene of independent restaurants and concepts influenced by the diversity of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai. Through a series of events and activations during the Festival, the Beach Canteen will highlight the breadth and depth of Dubai’s culinary offering, with beach diners set to look forward to Home-grown delights from eateries including Pantry Café, Emirati Cuisine from Mama Tani, Multicultural Dining & Street Food from Moti Roti and various experiences from International Chefs including award-winning Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor (21 February) and the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton (26 – 28 February). With local bands, DJs, unique beach dining experiences and activities for the whole family to enjoy, the Beach Canteen promises to be one of the Dubai Food Festival’s highlights, and a central element to its continuing success.

The Beach Canteen’s 10 pop-up eateries Read more

uk-overseas-votes-for-uk-electionsRegistration as well as voting can be done online

UK expats in the UAE are encouraged to cast their vote in the UK Parliamentary General Elections online, in order to have their voice heard from abroad.

This year is the first year voters can register online, a service which has already been made available in anticipation of Election Day on May 7, 2015.

The Electoral Commission hopes that the new online process will encourage more UK nationals living overseas to register to take part in elections from overseas. Read more

The first few months of the new year seem to fly by, blink and the next school break is already upon you. If your children’s school has a half-term break that seems to have snuck up on you and you’re on the look out for a Half-Term Camp to keep them occupied then don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a (growing) list of what’s on offer for 2015. Read more

Love is in the air… Romance is in the air.  Looking forward to have  a nice romantic evening out with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, February 14th?  A time to celebrate love, passion and affection.

Dubai has an abundance of restaurants… the Expat Echo Dubai has handpicked a list of  romantic restaurants in Dubai to suit all budgets. Read more

UK Boarding School Exhibiton | 6-7 February | Grosvenor House |

UK Boarding School Exhibition – Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. 6 & 7 February 2015. From 2 – 7 pm

The exhibition, now in its 10th consecutive year, enables families living in the Gulf region to meet Heads and Representatives of 30 UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists.

Entrance FREE, collect a FREE copy of the UK Boarding Schools Directory. FREE valet parking for all Exhibition visitors!

Are you a nervous parent wondering if your child will get the grades to make it into their final years at secondary school in Dubai or are you nervous your husband’s job will finish before your 16 year old has sat their GCSE’s? If so then get down to the Grosvenor House Hotel on 6-7 February to visit the Sue Anderson UK Boarding School Exhibition. Read more

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