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madinatMadinat Theatre, in association with The Barnyard Theatre, is proud to announce open auditions for this year’s festive family show ‘Beauty and the Beast‘. In true Madinat Theatre tradition of presenting a top class festive show, a specially created version of the family classic Beauty and the Beast will be their pantomime this December, and you could be a member of the cast!

Do you want to be a part of the magic?
If you are aged between 6 to 16 years and can act and dance, come along to the auditions at the Madinat Theatre. They are looking for vibrant young actors who will perform alongside an international cast of professional performers, choreographers and a brilliant director.

Participation is absolutely free! Read more

Missing CatPet’s Name or Answers To:  lovely Lola
Last Seen or Found:  last seen in Springs 3, street 7
Microchip Number: None
Municipality Tag Number:  None
Collar Color:  Pink Read more

photo-holidaysFollowing a decision by the UAE Cabinet, the public sector will be off from Sunday, October 13 to Saturday, October 19, with work resuming on Sunday, October 20.

Private sector workers will be off for three days, from Monday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 16, the Labour Ministry announced. Read more

sixth form studentsFor many expatriate families in Dubai, the issue of schooling weighs heavily. The system itself is difficult to navigate and academic standards vary massively across institutions, creating a need for incredible vigilance when prowling prospectuses. Even after a seemingly dream school has been identified, places will inevitably be in short supply; massive over-subscription has led to formidable waiting lists with uncertain outcomes. School hunting in Dubai is labour-intensive and difficult, a war of attrition that can wear out even the stout of heart. When this process goes askew, it is sometimes necessary to seek alternative routes. For many, UK boarding schools present an attractive solution. Read more

active-sports-academy-logoAt this time of year it feels as if Dubai is a giant awaking from its summer hibernation. Those long hot months where much of the population either leaves the country or lies low, are suddenly forgotten as an influx of residents and new comers get to grips with the energy of our wonderful city in full flow. These months mark a fresh start for many, with children starting or changing school, new jobs and for some a whole new life in a new country. In the hustle and bustle of such a busy backdrop it can often feel difficult to establish or re-establish a social network and that feeling of isolation can very quickly detract from the excitement & possibilities in this vibrant city. There are several on-line expat groups and forums such as this Expat Echo Dubai, which can help you feel welcome and included – but how about coming at it from a different angle? Read more

ask louiseQuestionHello, I am looking for a good and competent vet. Could you please advise? Its for my pet Maltese dog. Read more

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