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What’s On | February, 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…)

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

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

encoreThe UK’s biggest dance weekend is coming to Dubai on 6th and 7th February 2015.

The weekend is brought to you by Encore (which is supported by the World’s largest street dance organisation, the UDO) and is being hosted at Gems Wellington Dance Academy in Silicon Oasis. The event will include the chance to take part in workshops with professional dancers (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent, Got to Dance and So You Think You Can Dance!), meet and greet with them and see them perform!

Encore would also like to invite you along to perform with your group and share the stage with the likes of Twist and Pulse, Lukas McFarlane (Got to Dance), Lizzie Gough (So you think you can dance) and Big Kris from Flawless! You can perform any style of dance for this.

This is an amazing opportunity for your dancers and we are very excited to launch the Encore event in Dubai and hope you can be involved. DO NOT MISS OUT the last date to get your ticket is 30th December 2014!

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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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