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What’s On | April, 2015 | 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…)

bridgeAttention all Bridge players,

LIBAMI, friends of Lebanon, is a National Civil Organization which supports the orphanages and children in Lebanon.

The Lebanese Bridge Players in Dubai are taking the initiative to have a bridge charity morning in order to raise some money to support this noble cause. Read more

Schools around Dubai will be closed for spring break for a few weeks in March & April. However, many schools, nursery schools, and children’s clubs will be hosting holiday camps.

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

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popular-productionsWould you like to star in the Popular Broadway Musical “Annie”?

Popular Productions is pleased to announce the return of its smash hit production of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE to Dubai in 2015. The production will run 2-17 April at the Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah. The original production of this Tony Award winning musical, sold out it’s previous Dubai run in 2009 to critical acclaim. The production which will feature new designs and orchestrations, will go on sale in the New Year.  Read more

When living in Dubai time seems to fly.  Over the past few years the UAE has become a popular venue for many of the worlds pop, sport and movie stars to add to their venue dates.

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

st-georges-day-in-dubaiThis is a big week for the English Community here in Dubai as they prepare to celebrate St George’s Day.

The Dubai St George’s Society is a focal point for the English community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and organises a series of cultural, social and charity events throughout the year with this week being no exception.

Thursday 24th April will witness The Rifles’ Band perform some big band sounds and also recreate the atmosphere found at the famous Albert Hall during the Proms right here in Dubai at Dubai College with some Proms Singing (flags included!). Read more

99On April 24th last year, 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many more were injured. Today, people are still suffering as a direct result of our fashion supply chain.

Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.

On this first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, we’ll start by remembering its victims and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s biggest challenges. But because we want fashion to be a force for good, we’ll also be celebrating fashion and spreading excitement about the power it has to make big change happen fast. Read more

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