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Footprints in Dubai

Dubai life & friends memory book

Footprints in Dubai is a book which allows international children to actively create a keepsake of their Dubai life and friendships. A valuable tool for kids to stay connected with their childhood years spent in Dubai, forever, wherever.

The authors, Liliane van der Hoeven and Nienke Salomons, explain: “Children in Dubai grow up in a very international and ever changing place. The majority live outside their parents’ home countries and cultures – so called ‘expat-children’ or ‘Third Culture Kids’ – and might spend their childhood years in different countries. To them ‘home’ is a moveable concept and their friends often ‘move on’ as well. Changing countries however, is difficult for children. Because peers get more important for kids as they grow older, a sudden good-bye can be hard to manage. That’s why we feel it is important for international children to keep their memories of Dubai and friendships alive, forever, wherever. Footprints in Dubai is the first activity book that specifically relates to international children in Dubai and allows them to create a keepsake in a fun and interactive way.”

Footprints in Dubai is a colourful activity book with funny camel illustrations for children aged 6-14. It is dedicated to a child’s life in Dubai, highlighting children’s favourite places and international friendships. It acknowledges the fact that they may have lived in different parts of the world and have various cultural backgrounds.

Children write down their personal details, add pictures and answer questions about themselves and their favourite places in Dubai. Afterwards the book can be passed among 20 friends, teachers or team-mates to add their special memories.

Footprints in Dubai is available in Kinokuniya, Booksplus and Jashanmal bookstores and online through For more information or a peek preview of the book, visit or

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