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What’s On | May, 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…)

HARTLAND YOUNG CHEFJamie’s Italian restaurant partners with Hartland International School and launches the Young Chef Award

One of Dubai’s most exciting new schools, Hartland International School is raising awareness for healthy cooking for children by launching the ‘Young Chef Award’ competition in partnership with the famed restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, located at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

The competition invites children to participate in a kitchen cook-off to re-create a healthy meal using fresh ingredients and creative cooking methods. Those that are shortlisted will then be invited for a final cook-off to win a spot to showcase their winning creation on Jamie’s Italian Weekend Special Boards, as well as the chance to win many other prizes such as laptops, book vouchers, dining vouchers and a day tour of Jamie’s Italian with an exclusive cookery class. Read more

pier-chicJumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai (JRG Dubai) and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts will host the fourth installment of Jumeirah Restaurant Week in the UAE from 14–23 May 2015.

The Spring 2015 edition features over 40 Jumeirah restaurants located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, include Pierchic, Pai Thai and The Noodle House at Madinat Jumeirah, Junsui and Al Iwan at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and The Ivy, The Rib Room and Alfie’s at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.Restaurants at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers are also participating.

UAE residents are encouraged to re-discover favourite Jumeirah restaurants and sample new brands during this celebrated annual 10-day event, which offers diners three-course set menus showcasing the best of each restaurant’s cuisine at a very affordable price. 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

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

Full Moon Desert Drumming | 18 Oct, 2013 | Gulf Ventures Desert Camp – Al Awir

This year, Dubai Drums full moon drumming event and the Eid al Adha holiday break are converging.  What a lovely way to celebrate together the value of “unity” and “collaboration”and drum together as a tribe.
Come along next Friday and join in with Dubai’s community drumming crowd. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced percussionist, you can enjoy a night under the full moon with the wonderful energy of the desert, rhythmic sounds and great company. A super night out for the whole family, or anyone that wants to relax from the stresses of modern day living.  Come and de-stress with them, its a lot of fun.

Expat Chat Dubai – A forum for expats moving to or living in Dubai

A forum provides an online community for expatriates, whether they are considering relocating to Dubai, newcomers or expat veterans of Dubai.
Expat Chat Dubai is a platform for in-depth discussions, questions, answers and sharing of information amongst Dubai’s large, multicultural expatriate population. Read more

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