Crafty Mumz


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I have created a new page for crafty mums. If you are creative and run a small business of your crafty products from home, then you are welcome to post details about your craft/homemade product and business on the new page. Kindly keep your post/comment short. Irrelevant posts and comments shall be deleted. Please make sure you make posts/comments on the correct page, not on this post. Click here.

Back to School

imagesBack to school is here! Books, uniforms, bags, shoes and so much more… Mumz how are the preparations going?

It takes a lot of preparation at the beginning of the school year. For parents whose children will be joining school for the first time; it is going to be a real challenging period. Begin to talk to your child about school and how much fun it would be. Show pictures and videos of children engaged in activities at school. Take your child to the new premises so that he/she may get acquainted with the environment. But most of all prepare yourself to tackle the morning drop off time and the new routine.

I hope it would be a great start for all Mumz and kiddos.

Sparkles Online School

Sparkles Online School

Sparkles Online School

Welcome to Sparkles Online School. We are proud to announce the beginning of our online school.

Sparkles Online School is an online resource created with the aim of supporting teaching and learning at primary school level. Our aim is to empower teachers and students alike. Our videos present concepts that would make learning in core subjects enjoyable.

Videos are available in English and Urdu language. We have covered various concepts in Mathematics, Science and English. Art videos will be added shortly. We shall be adding videos to creative mumz

We hope you will enjoy watching and learning!

MBC SHOW 2011, Dubai

The Mother, Baby and Child Show, not your average expo!

Everything for your family under one roof!

Following the hugely successful event last year, Pampers will be the proud Headline Sponsor of the Mother Baby and Child show for the second consecutive year. The three day event will kick off at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC) on December 8th-10th.

As a brand that is committed to babies’ healthy development Pampers will set out to introduce the new Pampers Premium Care diaper.

The Mother, Baby and Child Show is not your average expo, this is the essential event where you will find everything for your family under one roof! Over three action packed days we invite you to the Dubai International Exhibition Centre to shop from over 100 of the latest brands from cool Crocs at up to 80% off! To the latest brands and innovations, the Mother, Baby and Child Show has it all.

Your little ones will delight in singing, dancing and laughing along with some of the best-loved characters from children’s TV. Or perhaps they prefer to romp in the play areas.

There is more! The Show brings together a whole host of experts and organisations ready to answer your pregnancy questions and parenting concerns. Of course, the companies exhibiting are themselves experts in their field so you can walk away with informed decisions. Nestle brands will be on hand to talk about nutrition, while Gaviscon & Nurofen are just two of the many health related brands who will be offering sound advice on deal with pregnancy symptoms to pain and fever management.

Crowds enjoying the entertainment at previous MBC show

During a fun day out you can work up quite an appetite!

The Feeding Area brought to you by Milupa/Aptajunior Is a private breastfeeding and toddler feeding area with comfortable facilities to help make your day at The Show as easy as possible. When you fancy break or just the opportunity to put your feet up, then pop along to Motherbabychild.com Mums Meeting Area, where you can hook up with friends or meet other new and expectant mums for a chat. Imagine being part of a club that makes life easier, supports you during pregnancy and introduces you to new friends. This is exactly what motherbabyandchild.com is all about the new website soon to launch in English and Arabic provides a complete online guide to pregnancy and beyond there for you whenever you need advice or information.

Forgot the changing bag?

You don’t have to worry about baby changing facilities at The Mother, Baby and Child Show – help is at hand from Sudocrem! They have been running the official Changing Room since The Show launched in 2004, and it always proves to be one of our most popular and useful facilities for mums and dads with free samples for all visitors. Pampers® will also be providing a range of nappies and wipes free of charge As well as sampling their latest ranges, you can talk to their specialists about the Pampers® product range, which includes not only nappies but also wipes and changing mats that meet your baby’s needs at every stage of their development – from newborn to toddlers.

 

The Mother, Baby and Child show is the place to experience the magical world of parenting this December. With everything under one roof, the Middle East’s largest baby and parenting exhibition. Offers, expert speakers, international entertainment and competitions worth thousands of Dirham’s this is not to be missed opportunity.

Mark it in your diary & tell you friends! It’s an event not to be missed!

 

 

For more information on the show, exhibitors, activity schedules and competitions, log on to www.motherbabyandchild.com.

Mother Baby & Child Show, Dubai

Mother Baby and Child Show

Music, Fun and Games, TV Characters, Prizes Galore on Offer MBC Show 2010

The Mother Baby and Child Show 2010 will take place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC) on December 2nd – 4th. Event organizers TME promise three days full of fun and games for the whole family. This year there will be an all-new and exciting schedule and we will play host a comprehensive show with traditional Emirati performances to mark National Day for people from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions to come together to experience the traditions and culture of the people of the UAE , along with popular international children’s characters.

TME, the organisers of the show are delighted to announce Pampers, as the headline sponsor.

As well providing free seminars and workshops for new and expectant parents, with an opportunity for mothers to ‘ask an expert’ on a number of important subjects, such as baby’s health and nutrition. They will be introducing some new wonderful technological enhancements to their nappy range.

Pampers are committed to improving the experience babies get from wearing their nappies. They are continually learning from mums and babies. More than 20,000 babies from around the world involving more than 300,000 diaper changes were part of the development of Dry Max. This is one of Pampers’ most thoroughly researched and tested news products ever.

“It is highly reassuring that the new Pampers nappies with Dry Max technology has undergone tests by the manufacturers which were very thorough, and establish that they provide the absorbency and dryness performance people expect from a Pampers nappy. They definitely represent a step forward in terms of lightness and thinness, both of which are likely to improve babies’ comfort and freedom of movement.”
Dr David J. Atherton, Paediatric Dermatologist

“This year we have packed in as many activities as possible for both children and parents. With 25,000 visitors expected over three days, we have also made attending the event more convenient, by providing a full range of support services, such as a fully equipped baby changing and feeding area with free Sudocrem and nappies. Many high street brands will also be on display, many of them with exciting promotions exclusive to the show, including Crocs who will be retailing at up to 80% off RRP” said Shannon Norris, Events Director for TME.

There will also be competitions with thousands of Dirhams’ worth of fabulous prizes up for grabs. The star prize however remains a luxury holiday with Marriott Vacation Club.

For more information on the show, exhibitors, activity schedules and competitions, log on to www.motherbabyandchild.com.

Spread Some Inspiration with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Story selected and published by Philadephia, here is the link.

http://spreadphiladelphia.com/story.php?id=92

Be Inspired by Faryal Amir
Creative Mumz Founder


“I had a lot of free time and did not know how to use it. I felt there were more women of my ilk who cannot find venues to interact creatively. We organise workshops, coffee evenings, story telling sessions for children, post our queries and seek counsel from other members,” Faryal Amir

When Faryal Amir had her second child, she had to give up her job. Feeling cut off from her usual social circle, she instituted Creative Mumz, a platform for women who would share a skill, information, personal experiences with fellow members who are a mix of single women, mothers, aunties and grandmothers.

The group emerged dynamically online with interesting monthly newsletters and other online competitions. Faryal Amir, with little help from close members organises events, develops the newsletter and updates the website which has more than 500 daily visits.

Her efforts have been recognised by some leading newspapers and television channels. A notable number of women in the UAE are associated with the group and lots from all across the world through the web portal; http://www.creativemumz.com

“The Little Big Club” Show

Coming to Dubai for a Middle East debut, “The Little Big Club” Show is the hottest children’s attraction this DSF. Featuring fourteen popular characters including Barney and friends, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Thomas the Tank Engine and Pingu, the event promises an to be an exciting musical show- 14 characters all together in one place at the Little Big Club Live in Concert. Families will love singing and dancing to favourite tunes with their famous friends all in one show.

Tickets are priced at AED 50, AED 70 and AED 100, which can be purchased from the DSF Office, Toys R us, www.timeoutickets.com, Timeout hotline on 800 4669 and at the venue.

Date: 5th to 12th February 2010 (No show on 8th February 2010)
Time: 4pm and 8pm
Venue: Dubai Airport Expo – East Hall

Exclusive Launch & Book Signing Event of the novel, I Know Who You Are! at Karachi International Book Fair 2009

Liberty Books presents the

Exclusive Launch & Book Signing Event of the novel,

I Know Who You Are! by Pakistani twin authors, Mariam and Fatima Masood,

during the Karachi International Book Fair 2009.

Be at the Karachi Expo Center, Activity Area, Hall 1

on Sunday, 13th December 2009 between 1:00 -1:45 pm in the afternoon.

http://www.iknowwhoyouare-thebook.com/

Find Creative Mumz on Facebook

Creative Mumz now has an interactive Facebook® Fan page. Facebook users who become a Fan of Creative Mumz can now stay up to date on the latest info and news, along with post photos and videos of themselves that would help others to bring out their creativity.

To become a Fan of Creative Mumz on Facebook, go to Creative Mumz and click on the “Find us on Facebook” icon. (Located in the upper right corner of the Creative Mumz homepage.)

Happy Facebooking!

BARNEY™ AT MOTHER BABY & CHILD SHOW

BARNEY™ AT MOTHER BABY & CHILD SHOW

Popular children’s character to perform live at Mother, Baby & Child Show

with Messages of Personal Value, Growth and Love

The Mother Baby and Child Show 2009, will play host to a very special visitor in December, the lovable prehistoric character ‘Barney’ will be performing live at the MBC event which takes place at the DICEC- Dubai World Trade Centre 4th-6th December.

Shannon Norris, Exhibition Director of Mother Baby & Child Show commented, “Due to the overwhelming success of our previous shows and the unprecedented demand for Barney, he has agreed to perform again this year for the children of the UAE.”

Children see him as their trusted friend, one who accompanies them as they learn their ABCs, develops their social skills and helps them to express and manage their feelings. To them he’s a fun-loving purple Tyrannosaurus Rex, 200 million years old, friendly, huggable and lovable whose favourite colour just happens to be purple!

However upon closer inspection, Barney is a great resource for parents. Through five distinct areas; Sharing, Caring, Imagining, Dancing and Learning, Barney helps children develop a range of skills essential for their personal development. In a nutshell, Barney offers the most complete skill set around.

Barney will perform live on stage each day at the Mother, Baby & Child Show and will educate and entertain the audience through a series of interactive music, song and dance routines. Naturally audience participation is a must!

The Mother Baby & Child Show has ‘grown up fast’ since its arrival in Dubai in 2004, the event features top international and local brands/retailers and entertainment providers covering more than 4,000 square metres.

For more information about Barney, please visit http://www.barney.com

barney

Join the fun in this Super-dee dooper musical bonanzaBarney greets the kids

For more information about Mother Baby & Child Show 2009, please visit www.motherbabyandchild.com.

Toilet Training Resistance

Found this information on the web, very useful.

What is toilet training resistance?

Children who refuse to be toilet trained either wet themselves, soil themselves, or try to hold back their bowel movements (thus becoming constipated). Many of these children also refuse to sit on the toilet or will use the toilet only if a parent brings up the subject and marches them into the bathroom.

Any child who is over 3 years old, healthy, and not toilet trained after several months of trying can be assumed to be resistant to the process rather than undertrained. Consider how capable your child is at delaying a bowel movement (BM) until he or she is off the toilet and has a chance to hide. More practice runs (such as you used in toilet training) will not help. Instead, your child needs full responsibility and some incentives to spark her motivation.

The most common cause of resistance to toilet training is that a child has been reminded or lectured too much. Some children have been forced to sit on the toilet against their will, occasionally for long periods of time. A few have been spanked or punished in other ways for not cooperating. Many parents make these mistakes, especially if they have a strong-willed child. How can I help my child with daytime wetting or soiling? Most children younger than 5 or 6 years of age with soiling (encopresis) or daytime wetting without any other symptoms are simply engaged with you in a power struggle.

These children can be helped with the following suggestions. If your child holds back BMs and becomes constipated, medicines will also be needed.

1. Transfer all responsibility to your child. Your child will decide to use the toilet only after he realizes that he has nothing left to resist. Have one last talk with him about the subject. Tell your child that his body makes “pee” and “poop” every day and it belongs to him. Tell him that his “poop” wants to be in the toilet and his job is to help the “poop” come out. Tell your child you’re sorry you punished him, forced him to sit on the toilet, or reminded him so much. Tell him from now on he doesn’t need any help. Then stop all talk about this subject (“potty talk”). Pretend you’re not worried about this subject. When your child stops hearing conversation about not going, she will eventually decide to go to the bathroom for attention.

2. Stop all reminders about using the toilet. Let your child decide when she needs to go to the bathroom. Don’t remind her to go to the bathroom or ask her if she needs to go. She knows what it feels like when she has to “poop” or “pee” and where the bathroom is. Reminders are a form of pressure, and pressure keeps the power struggle going. Stop all practice runs and never make her sit on the toilet against her will because this always increase resistance. Don’t accompany your child into the bathroom or stand with her by the potty chair unless she asks you to. She needs to gain the feeling of success that comes from doing it her way.

3. Give incentives for using the toilet. Your main job is to find the right incentive. Special incentives, such as favorite sweets or video time, can be invaluable. For using the toilet for BMs, initially err on the side of giving her too much (for example, several food treats each time). Remember that incentives work even better if it is a special treat that your child doesn’t get everyday. If you want a breakthrough, make your child an offer she can’t refuse (such as going somewhere special). In addition, give positive feedback, such as praise and hugs every time your child uses the toilet. On successful days consider taking 20 extra minutes to play a special game with your child or take her to her favorite playground.

4. Give stars for using the toilet. Get a calendar for your child and post it in a conspicuous location. Have her place a star on it every time she uses the toilet. Keep this record of progress until your child has gone 1 month without any accidents.

5. Make the potty chair convenient. Be sure to keep the potty chair in the room your child usually plays in. This gives her a convenient visual reminder about her options whenever she feels the need to go to the bathroom. For urinating, the presence of the chair and the promise of treats will usually bring about a change in behavior. Don’t remind her even if she’s squirming and dancing to hold back the urine.

6. Diapers, Pull-ups, or underwear. Whenever possible, replace pull-ups or diapers with underwear. Help your child pick out some underwear with favorite characters on them. Then remind her “they don’t like poop or pee on them.” This usually precipitates the correct decision on the part of the child. Even if your child wets the underwear, persist with this plan. If your child holds back BMs, allow selective access to diapers or pull-ups for BMs only. Preventing stool-holding is very important.

7. Remind your child to change his clothes if he wets or soils himself. As soon as you notice that your child has wet or messy pants, tell her to clean herself up. The main role you have in this program is to enforce the rule: “people can’t walk around with messy pants.” If your child is wet, she can probably change into dry clothes by herself. If your child is soiled, she will probably need your help with cleanup. If your child refuses to let you change her, ground her in her bedroom until she is ready.

8. Don’t punish or criticize your child for accidents. Respond gently to accidents, and do not allow siblings to tease the child. Pressure will only delay successful training, and it could cause secondary emotional problems. Your child needs you to be her ally.

9. Ask the preschool or day care staff to use the same strategy. Ask your child’s teacher or day care provider to let your child go to the bathroom any time he wants to. Keep an extra set of clean underwear at the school or with the day care provider. When should I call my child’s health care provider? Call during office hours if: • Your child holds back his or her bowel movements or becomes constipated. • Pain or burning occurs when your child urinates. • Your child is afraid to sit on the potty chair. – Your child’s resistance has not improved after 1 month on this program. • The resistance has not stopped completely after 3 months.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Pediatrics-1429/potty-training-five-year.htm

Dubai Outlet Mall Promotions and Summer Activities

DOM logo (English) Blue - high res

Outlet Mall, your ultimate value shopping destination, will be alive with festivity during Dubai Summer Surprises, and in addition to the everyday discounts of 30 – 90% on over 800 premium and top fashion brands, many stores are giving further reductions and conducting special promotions and offers for DSS.

Promotions and Offers at Dubai Outlet Mall

Spend AED 200 at Dubai Outlet Mall and you could win AED 500,000 every week over the 9 weeks of DSS.  Double your chances of winning by using your MasterCard to purchase at Dubai Outlet Mall.

Entertainment and Activities

Outlet Mall has organised lots of shows and entertainment including the famous Ronald McDonald Show, a Modhesh Meet and Greet event with a chance to meet this lovable character and take personal photos with him, Tanoura Dance Group, Comic Dance Act, Plant Pot Juggling Show, The Funny Shopping Family, The Unicycle Parade, Puppet Show and Argentinean Gauchos Dance Group.

To keep your kids entertained and happy during the long summer, there will be 10 weeks of different themed-based activities which will be held from June 11 to August 19.

CIRCUS WORLD (11 -17 June)

An engaging show will be conducted by magicians who will perform a myriad of tricks for kids.  Also during this week there will be clowns showing the art of balloon shaping and tying.

SAND ART (18 – 24 June)

Take a bit of the beach home with you by crafting cool sand-filled bottles or sand paintings.  Kids will have great fun making these and will have a summer souvenir to take home with them. This activity allows children to become even more creative.

EGG SHELL PAINTING                       (25 June – 1 July)

Kids can get creative and paint their hearts out with egg shell painting. Egg painting is adored by kids and will keep them excited for hours.

PLATE ART (2 – 8 July)

Personal hand-made plates make great gifts! Plate art is an opportunity for your kids to get creative and it brings out the artist with-in.

HAND ART (9 – 15 July)

Your kids will be shown how to make a finger puppet creation using the simplest products.  Also during this week is a posh activity for ‘little princesses’ to learn nail art and how to paint different art effects on their nails.

BRAID A HANGER (16 – 22 July)

This activity will teach kids how to be smart and save Mother Earth, to recycle and re-use plastics. The resulting braided clothes hangers look attractive with the bonus that clothes won’t slip off!

CARNIVAL MASK (23 – 29 July)

Kids will use different materials, colours, glitz and glue to form the most glamorous carnival masks to transport them into a world of fantasy.

CUP CAKE (30 July – 5 August)

We will be sharing some cupcake magic with your kids.  Even grown-ups can’t resist their diminutive charms.  We have tips for turning out these munchkin-sized treats and ideas for dressing them up to suit all occasions.

CRAFTS (6 – 12 August)

Got the beads, glitz and glue ready to go!  With the sun being the theme this summer, kids can go extreme and make the hottest fashion accessories.

BACK TO SCHOOL (13 – 19 Aug)

It’s school time once again!  Gather blank pages from old notebooks and create a recycled notebook.  To make it more interesting, kids will design a unique front cover with their favourite pictures.  We will teach them the benefits of recycling, and they will have lots of fun in the process.

www.dubaioutletmall.com

CONTEST..WIN A COPY OF I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

This is your chance to win a copy of the new book, “I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!” by Mariam and Fatima Masood.

Simply answer the following questions and send them to creativemumz@gmail.com with your name and mobile number. Competition for UAE residents only. Contest ends on 25th June. 

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! The Book

http://www.iknowwhoyouare-thebook.com/

CONTEST QUESTIONS

1. Where are the authors based?

a. Pakistan  b. Dubai  c. England

2. In the book, who moves into a new house with his family?

a. Grandfather  b. Scuff  c. Sultan

3. The book introduces five…

a. friends  b. character skins  c. family secrets

 

“I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!” is available at Jashanmal and Magrudys book stores. It is also available online at Amazon.

Events.Offers.Promotions

In this section I shall be adding information about events, offers and promotions that are on around town. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

  • BOOK SIGNING, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! AT JASHANMAL BOOK STORE AT MALL OF THE EMIRATES FROM 4PM-7PM ON 30TH MAY, 2009
  • The 7th UAE – UNLEASH YOUR DNA SEMINAR, supported by EMIRATES ON 23RD MAY
  • OFFERS AT DUBAI OUTLET MALL
  • MORE…

Time For Homework…

Do you get worried when its time for your kid’s homework?!

Homework seems to take up a lot of family time esp. keeps the mum on her toes. I am sure all of you must have derived some sort of homework tacking strategies. Here are some simple rules.

  • Set up a schedule that will allow the child little breaks, and still get the work done. 
  • Specify a place for your kid to do homework on a daily basis. This will help him/her to realize what is expected of them. Guide them to organize their work place too for smooth study time.
  • A good idea is to have the computer near the homework station, in case needed for research work. 
  • Place a dictionary, atlas, thesaurus and other reference books in that area too.
  • Organize pens, pencils, paper and other supplies so that time is not wasted in hunting for those items all around the house.
  • Appreciate when the child is showing interest and working towards finishing the task.
  • Some children need a push. Talk and explain why homework is important and how a good attitude can do wonders in completing work. Motivation is the key but it will take a lot of time and effort to get the ‘work avoiders’ to get serious. Don’t lose hope, keep trying!
  • Once work is completed, it should all be placed back in folders and backpacks. This will help avoid the trouble faced when projects are forgotten at home. 
  • Backpacks must be placed at easy access points in the house preferably close to the main door so that they are picked up quickly the next morning.

HAPPY HOMEWORKING! as my 3 year old says when he sees his older brother at the desk. :)

SCHOOLS IN DUBAI

http://www.creativemumz.com

There is a lot of choice when it comes to schools in Dubai. Here is a list of schools you may consider when deciding where to send you kids. To facilitate us the KHDA has provided us with an evaluation of schools too. Please see post regarding evaluation of Dubai schools. Best of luck!


AL AMEEN PRIVATE SCHOOL 

PO Box: 94550 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 7100
Fax: 04 267 7300

Al Ghusais 

AL ANDALUS PRIVATE SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Secondary
PO Box: 87727 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8666
Fax: 04 298 7666
Al Ghusais

AL ANWAR PRIVATE SCHOOL 

Arabic Curriculum
KG – Grade 9
PO Box: 10558 Dubai
Tel: 04 272 9360, 273 2502
Fax: 04 272 9771


AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 24023 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 1115
Fax: 04 267 1337


AL FAROOQ PAKISTANI ISLAMIC SCHOOL 

Pakistani Curriculum
KG – Grade 10
PO Box: 19496 Dubai
Tel: 04 264 3848
Fax: 04 264 2905

AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

American, Arabic Curriculum 
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 5126/37090 Dubai
Tel: 04 296 6314/394 5111
Fax: 04 296 6407/394 3040
Al Mamzar/Jumeirah 

AL MA’ARIF PRIVATE SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 10
PO Box: 87823 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8881 
Fax: 04 298 8883
Al Ghusais
 


AL MAWAKEB SCHOOL 

American, Arabic Curriculum 
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 10799/35001 Dubai
Tel: 04 285 1415/347 8288
Fax: 04 285 1988/347 8077


AL MIZHAR AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR GIRLS 

American Curriculum
KG 1 – Grade 12
PO Box: 78484 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 7250
Fax: 04 288 7251


AL NIBRAS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
Pre KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 54084 Dubai
Tel: 04 885 3330
Fax: 04 885 3331
Green Community 

AL SALAM PRIVATE SCHOOL & SALAM NURSERY 

British Curriculum Classes
PO Box: 5251 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 9594
Fax: 04 267 9593
Al Ghusais

AL SADIQ ISLAMIC ENGLISH SCHOOL 

British Curriculum 
PO Box: 16196 Dubai
Tel: 04 263 4083
Fax: 04 263 1078
Location: Al Ghusais 


AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI 

American Curriculum
KG 1 – Grade 12
PO Box: 71188 Dubai
Tel: 04 344 0824
Fax: 04 344 1510


ARAB UNITY SCHOOL

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 10563 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 6226, 288 6227
Fax: 04 288 6321
Al Mizhar (Al Khawaneej Road) 

BUDS PUBLIC SCHOOL 

Curriculum: CBSE
KG – Year 10
PO Box: 12861 Dubai
Tel: 04 265 2602
Fax: 04 265 2603

CRESCENT ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL 

Curriculum: CBSE
KG – Grade 11
PO Box: 923 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8866
Fax: 04 298 8299
Al Ghusais 

DEANS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 20850 Dubai
Tel: 04 338 7334
Fax: 04 338 7335
Al Quoz 

DEIRA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
PO Box: 79043 Dubai
Tel: 04 232 5552
Fax: 04 232 5151
Dubai Festival City 

DELHI PRIVATE SCHOOL 

Curriculum: CBSE
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 38321 Dubai
Tel: 04 882 1848
Fax: 04 882 1849
The Gardens, Jebel Ali Village 

DUBAI AMERICAN ACADEMY 

American Curriculum International Baccalaureate Diploma
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 32762 Dubai
Tel: 04 347 9222
Fax: 04 347 6070
Al Barsha 

DUBAI AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 38188 Dubai
Tel: 04 339 2444 
Fax: 04 339 0390
Al Quoz

DUBAI ARAB AMERICAN PVT. SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 10
PO Box: 232212 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 2222
Fax: 04 288 2008
Muhaisna 1


DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Foundation 1 – Year 13
PO Box: 37828 Dubai
Tel: 04 361 9361
Fax: 04 360 9294

DUBAI CARMEL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 11
PO Box: 51977 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 5424
Fax: 04 267 5991
Al Ghusais, behind Sahara Centre 

DUBAI COLLEGE 

British Curriculum
Year 7 – Year 13 
PO Box: 837 Dubai
Tel: 04 399 9111
Fax: 04 399 9175
Umm Suqeim
 

DUBAI ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Reception – Year 6
PO Box: 2002 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 1457
Fax: 04 337 8932
Oud Metha Road 

DUBAI ENGLISH SPEAKING COLLEGE 

British Curriculum
PO Box: 125814 Dubai
Tel: 04 360 4866
Fax: 04 360 4864
Academic City

DUBAI GEM PRIVATE SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 989 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 6661, 337 0913 
Fax: 04 336 4524
Oud Metha Rd

DUBAI INFANTS SCHOOLS 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG 1 – KG 2
PO Box: 11444 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 1463
Fax: 04 334 4772
Oud Metha Road 

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 

International Baccalaureate Organization’s Programme
KG – Year 13
PO Box: 118111 Dubai
Tel: 04 368 4111
Fax: 04 361 9050
Emirates Hills 

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
Classes: KG 1 – Grade 12
PO Box: 15495 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 3513, 04 282 3524/04 338 0370
Fax: 04 282 1362/04 338 0008
Al Garhoud

DUBAI MODERN EDUCATION SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 61720 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 5115
Fax: 04 288 5514

DUBAI MODERN HIGH SCHOOL 

GEMS Schools
Indian School Certificate Examinations
Classes: KG – Year 12
PO Box: 53663 Dubai
Tel: 04 344 4244
Fax: 04 349 2329
Al Wasl

DUBAI NATIONAL SCHOOL 

American/Arabic 
KG – Secondary/KG – Grade 12/KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 24060 Dubai/20057 Dubai/20057 Dubai
Tel: 04 347 4555/04 332 1555, 331 1081/04 298 8555
Fax: 04 347 4433/04 332 2788/04 298 8444

DUBAI SCHOLARS PRIVATE SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 11
PO Box: 2819 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8892
Fax: 04 298 8789
Al Qusaias

EMIRATES ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 7575 Dubai
Tel: 04 394 7355, 394 5626 
Fax: 04 394 3485
Jumeirah
 

EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS JUMEIRAH 

KG 1 – Year 13 
PO Box: 6446 Dubai
Tel: 04 348 9804
Fax: 04 348 2813
 

EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MEADOWS 

International
KG 1 – Year 12 
PO Box: 120118 Dubai
Tel: 04 362 9009
Fax: 04 362 9229
 

ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: Nursery – Year 13
PO Box: 6680 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 7503
Fax: 04 334 5644
Oud Metha Road

EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI 

British Curriculum
KG1 – Grade 11
PO Box: 39292 Dubai
Tel: 04 264 6160
Fax: 04 264 6169
Al Ghusais

FRENCH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

French
Pre KG – Grade 6
PO Box: 2226 Dubai
Tel: 04 336 8552
Fax: 04 336 8553
Oud Metha


GEMS JUMEIRAH PRIMARY SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG 1 – Year 6
PO Box: 29093 Dubai
Tel: 04 394 3500
Fax: 04 394 3960
Jumeirah 2

GEMS WORLD ACADEMY 

IB , KG – Grade 13
PO Box: 126260 Dubai
Tel: 050-551 3343
Al Barsha South 

GERMAN SCHOOL DUBAI 

German
KG – Grade 4
PO Box: 47072 Dubai
Tel: Temporary 050 897 2201
Dubai Academic City

GRAMMAR SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
PO Box: 11230 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4822
Fax: 04 282 8475
Al Garhoud 

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL 

International Baccalaureate

KG 1 – Grade 8 (Grade 9 September 2009)
PO Box: 282627 Dubai
Tel: 04 885 6600
Fax: 04 885 6611
Dubai Investment Park
 


GULF INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 646 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4455
Fax: 04 282 4854
Garhoud

GULF MODEL SCHOOL 

CBSE
Classes: KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 13683 Dubai
Tel: 04 254 4222
Fax: 04 254 4550

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH RASHID AL MAKTOUM PAKISTAN SCHOOL 

Pakistan ( Federal Board)
KG – Higher Secondary
PO Box: 26371 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8303
Fax: 04 298 8343
Al Qusais

HORIZON SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: Pre-School – Year 6
PO Box: 6749 Dubai
Tel: 04 342 2891
Fax: 04 342 9759

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 262 Dubai
Tel: 04 280 0993
Fax: 04 280 0989
Al Warqa 1

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE 

American
KG – Grade10
PO Box: 35901 Dubai
Tel: 04 280 0459
Fax: 04 280 0439
Al Warqa 1 

ISLAMIC SCHOOL FOR TRAINING & EDUCATION 

Arabic
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 19964 Dubai
Tel: 04 264 6001
Fax: 04 264 3331
Muhaisnah 1 

JEBEL ALI PRIMARY SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
PO Box: 17111 Dubai
Tel: 04 884 6485
Fax: 04 884 5373
Jebel Ali Village 

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL 

British Curriculum & International Baccalaureate
Foundation 1 to Year 13
PO Box: 24942 Dubai
Tel: 04 3619019
Fax: 04 361 5339
Jumeirah and Arabian Ranches 

JUMEIRAH COLLEGE 

GEMS Schools ,British Curriculum
Year 7 – Year 13
PO Box: 74856 Dubai
Tel: 04 395 4950 
Fax: 04 395 4586
Al Wasl

JUMEIRAH PRIMARY SCHOOL 

GEMS Schools ,British Curriculum
KG – Year 6
PO Box: 29093 Dubai
Tel: 04 394 3500
Fax: 04 394 3960
Al Wasl Road

KINGS’ DUBAI 

British Curriculum
Foundation – Year 6
PO Box: 38199 Dubai
Tel: 04 348 3939
Fax: 04 348 3223
Umm Suqeim

LITTLE FLOWER ENGLISH SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG 1 – Grade 5
PO Box: 19771 Dubai
Tel: 04 266 7620
Fax: 04 269 4931

LYCEE FRANCAIS INTERNATIONAL 

French
KG – Grade 6
PO Box: 2226 Dubai
Tel: 04 336 8552
Fax: 04 336 8553


MIRDIF PRIVATE SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG 1 – Grade 9
PO Box: 79195 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 3303
Fax: 04 288 7401
Mirdif 

NEW ACADEMY SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 11439 Dubai
Tel: 04 398 8873 
Fax: 04 398 8753


NEW ARAB UNITY SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 20315 Dubai
Tel: 04 288 4844 
Fax: 04 288 2377
Near Mirdiff Interchange
 

NEW INDIAN MODEL SCHOOL 

Kerala Syllabus
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 3100 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4313 
Fax: 04 282 5454
Al Garhoud Schools Area
 

NIBRAS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 54084 Dubai
Tel: 04 885 3330
 
Fax: 04 885 3331
Dubai Investment Park

OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL 

Indian CBSE
KG – Year 12
PO Box: 3004 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 4112
Fax: 04 334 7650
Oud Metha 

PAKISTANI EDUCATION ACADEMY 

Pakistan, FBISE
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 621 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 3438
Fax: 04 334 7112
Bur Dubai 

PHILADELPHIA PRIVATE SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 185020 Dubai
Tel: 04 264 6202
Fax: 04 264 6203
Al Muhaisnah 4 

PRISTINE PRIVATE SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Year 12
PO Box: 60830, Al Nahda 2, Dubai
Tel: 04 267 4299
Fax: 04 267 5844
Back of Sahara Centre 

RAFFLES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

Pre-school – High School
PO Box: 122900 Dubai
Tel: 04 427 1200, 800 723 3537
Fax: 04 427 1201
Umm Suqeim North 

RAJAGIRI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG 1 – Grade 1
PO Box: 500438 Dubai
Tel: 04 280 0691
Fax: 04 280 0692
Al Warqa’a 

REGENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG 1 – Year 8 
PO Box: 24857 Dubai
Tel: 04 360 8830
 
Fax: 04 360 8831
The Greens

REPTON SCHOOL DUBAI 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG – Year 11
Tel: 04 344 6646
Fax: 04 344 6304
Nad Al Sheba 
 

SALMAN FARSI SCHOOL 

Iranian
Classes: KG – Secondary
PO Box: 17 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8121, 298 8116
Fax: 04 298 8319
Near Al Mulla Plaza 


STAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 8
PO Box: 51008 Dubai
Tel: 04 263 8999
Fax: 04 263 8998
Al Twar


ST. MARY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Grade 1 – 12
PO Box: 52232 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 0252
Fax: 04 336 8119
Oud Metha 


THE APPLE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG 1- Grade 6
PO Box: 50091 Dubai
Tel: 04 263 8989
Fax: 04 261 9554


THE CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG – Year 13
PO Box: 60835 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4646
Fax: 04 282 4109

THE CENTRAL SCHOOL 

CBSE
Classes: KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 90697 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 4433
Fax: 04 267 9014
Al Nahda 2 

THE CITY SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL 

British Curriculum
KG1 – Grade 10
Dubai
Tel: 04 289 5781, 289 9722
Fax: 04 289 9723
Nadd Al Hamar 

THE ELITE ENGLISH PRIVATE SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG – Grade 10
PO Box: 51212 Dubai
Tel: 04 268 8244
Fax: 04 268 8434

THE ENGLISH COLLEGE 

British Curriculum
Foundation – Year 13
PO Box: 11812 Dubai
Tel: 04 394 3465
Fax: 04 394 7242


THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL 

CBSE
KG – Grade 4
PO Box: 106 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 3555
Fax: 04 282 1817
Al Garhoud 


THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL 

CBSE
Grade 5 – Grade 12
PO Box: 106 Dubai
Tel: 04 337 7475
Fax: 04 335 8851
Karama 

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT 

SABIS®
KG 1 – Grade 13
PO Box: 21935 Dubai
Tel: 04 399 9444
Fax: 04 399 9045
www.sabis.net


THE KINDERGARTEN STARTERS 

Indian CBSE
KG – Year 5
PO Box: 4973 Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4090
Fax: 04 282 5504
Al Garhoud 

THE MILLENNIUM SCHOOL 

GEMS Schools
KG – Year 12
PO Box: 32446 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8567
Fax: 04 298 8606
Al Ghusais 


THE OXFORD SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Classes: KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 50091 Dubai
Tel: 04 254 3666
Fax: 04 254 3777
Al Ghusais, near Beirut Street and Police Station 

THE SCHOOL OF RESEARCH SCIENCE 

British Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
PO Box: 57442 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8776
Fax: 04 298 8773
Al Ghusais 

THE SHEFFIELD PRIVATE SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Year 11
PO Box: 92665 Dubai
Tel: 04 267 8444
Fax: 04 267 8938
Al Ghusais 

THE WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Year 13
PO Box: 27016 Dubai
Tel: 04 298 8333
Fax: 04 298 8603
Al Ghusais

THE WINCHESTER SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
KG – Year 10
PO Box: 38058 Dubai
Tel: 04 882 0444
Fax: 04 882 0440
The Jebel Ali Gardens 

UNIVERSAL AMERICAN SCHOOL 

American Curriculum
KG – Grade 12
Age Group: 4 – 18 Years
PO Box: 79133 Dubai
Tel: 04 232 5222
Dubai Festival City 

WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

British Curriculum
Foundation Stage – Year 12
Dubai
Tel: 04 348 4999
Fax: 04 348 6595
Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai School Inspection Report list: Private schools

Dubai School Inspection Report list: Private schools published in Gulf News

The list of all private schools in Dubai which have been inspected by the KHDA, with rating, and a link to the full report

Name of School Rating Status Curriculum Full Report
Jumeirah College Outstanding Private UK Jumeirah College
JESS (Jumeirah) Outstanding Private UK JESS
JESS (Arabian Ranches) Outstanding Private UK JESS
Kings Dubai Outstanding Private UK Kings Dubai
Al Ittihad (Al Mamzar Campus) Good Private US Al Ittihad
Al Safa Private School Good Private UK Al Safa Private
Al Salam Private School Good Private UK Al Salam
Al Mizhar American Academy for Girls Good Private US Al Mizhar American
American School of Dubai Good Private US AUD
Dubai College Good Private UK Dubai College
Dubai English Speaking College Good Private UK Dubai English
Dubai English Speaking School Good Private UK Dubai English
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School Good Private UK GEMS Jumeirah
GEMS Wellington Primary School Good Private UK GEMS Wellington
Horizon English School Good Private UK Horizon
Jebel Ali Primary and Branch School Good Private UK Jebel Ali
St Mary’s Catholic High School Good Private UK St. Mary’s Catholic
The English College, Dubai Good Private English English College
International School of Choueifat, Dubai Good Private UK/US Choueifat
Al Khaleej National School Acceptable Private US/MOE Al Khaleej
Al Sadiq Islamic English School Acceptable Private UK Al Sadiq
Cambridge International School Acceptable Private English Cambridge
Dubai British School Acceptable Private UK Dubai British
Dubai Gem Private School Acceptable Private UK Dubai Gem
Dubai Modern Education School Acceptable Private US/MOE Dubai Modern
Emirates International School (Jumeirah) Acceptable Private UK/IB Emirates Jumeirah
Emirates International School (Meadows) Acceptable Private IPC/IGCSE/IB Emirates Meadows
GEMS Royal Dubai School Acceptable Private UK GEMS Royal
New Academy School Acceptable Private US/MOE New Academy
Nibras International School Acceptable Private US/MOE Nibras International
Philadelphia Private School Acceptable Private US Philadelphia Private
Raffles International School West Campus Acceptable Private International Raffles International
School of Modern Skills Acceptable Private US Modern Skills
The City School International Acceptable Private UK The City
The School of Research Science Acceptable Private UK School of Research
The Sheffield Private School Acceptable Private UK Sheffield Private
The Universal American School Acceptable Private US/IB Universal American
The Westminster School Acceptable Private UK Westminster
Al Ameen School Unacceptable Private English Al Ameen
Arab Unity School Unacceptable Private UK Arab Unity
Deans International School Unacceptable Private US Deans International
Grammar School Unacceptable Private UK Grammar
Star International School – Twar Unacceptable Private UK Star – Twar
The Oxford School Unacceptable Private IGCSE/UK The Oxford

All Mums say…

Found these mummy sayings interesting…all mums say these!

  • Money does not grow on trees.
  • Don’t make that face or it’ll freeze in that position.
  • Don’t put that in your mouth; you don’t know where it’s been!
  • If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
  • When you have your own house then you can make the rules!
  • What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?

Authors of I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! featured in Gulf News today…

http://www.iknowwhoyouare-thebook.com/

I Know Who You Are! is available online @ Amazon

Article in Gulf News today…

Mariam and Fatima Masood

Mariam and Fatima Masood Authors of the book I Know Who You Are!

 

Twins Fatima and Mariam Masood with their book “I Know Who You Are!”
 

Twins explore personality types in co-authored work

By Nasheet Jaffer Khan, Community Solutions Editor
Published: April 02, 2009, 22:46

 

Dubai: Dubai-based twin sisters Mariam and Fatima Masood attempt to help break personality codes through their work of fiction I Know Who You Are.

The novel spins its tale around the nights and days of a 12-year-old boy, Sultan, who stumbles upon magical powers while cleaning a closet, as his family prepares to move house.

What follows is Sultan’s journey to understanding the varied personalities of people, aided by his grandfather.

Being human we have problems with humans,” 25-year-old Fatima said. “Actually, it should be the contrary. Every person has a character skin [type], which affects their manner of interaction and relationship with others.

The book surmises that if you are able to identify the personality type, you can understand people better.

 

Mariam said that sensitivity and a keen observation of people helped provide the fodder for the story.

She said: “Just because people have physical similarities, they expect each other to think alike, believe or have similar opinions, too. The book broadly categorises the basic personalities.” She is quick to add that they “don’t claim that all personalities can be categorised“.

Employed as kindergarten teachers, it took the twins a year, endless cups of tea and countless “rain cheques” for family gatherings to finalise the book and its prime characters.

When it comes to creating something from nothing there are quite a few things that have to be considered. The development of the character ‘skins’ was a challenging task as we had to make each character as powerful as the other and yet unique,” Mariam said. She added that no character had a negative side to it as “everyone has a good reason for doing what they do“.

Squint-eyed nights of research and belief in their story gave the twins the courage to push the envelope and mail it to the publishers.

Fatima said: “There were times when we used to feel stressed and disappointed, waiting for publishers and literary agents to respond. However, from the time of sending the queries to signing the publishing contract, it only took us three months.”

Thinking of the time we started writing and to see the book published has been a rewarding experience. I feel like going to the bookstore just to see the book there!” Mariam said. Fatima added: “It was similar to seeing the harvest of a crop which has been planted, nurtured, protected and prayed for day in, day out. It is still unbelievable sometimes.”

The twins said they could not have written the book without each other – it was “a joint thought”. They said: “Though we are identical, little is common between us. We still understand each other the best.”

How has the book changed their lives?

They said: “It has simplified it. We know how to deal with people more effectively.

The book is published by Olympia Publishers and is available at Jashanmal Bookstores.

 

 

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