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Book Now! Kickstart your Winter Weekends in November with The Festival of Schools 2021. Free, Fabulous and Fun Events for the Whole Family across Dubai.
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Book Now! Kickstart your Winter Weekends in November with The Festival of Schools 2021. Free, Fabulous and Fun Events for the Whole Family across Dubai.

by Jon WestleyOctober 6, 2021

Book now! Winter Weekend Festival of Schools Fun coming this November.

For many of us Winter cannot come soon enough…

With the cooler days, comes this year’s Festival of Schools – a series of fabulous days out events for families, each based at one of the emirate’s top schools.

And with each event bringing a range of activities for children (including adults!) of all ages, now is the time to learn new skills and more importantly, have fun.

And the icing on the giant winter wonderland of a very enticing cake – every event is entirely free. Join us for activities ranging from live entertainment and food scrumptiousness to competitions and educational activities designed to make learning inspirational and fun.

The Festival of Schools is being brought to you by Which Media (the team behind the UAE’s leading education sites for families with children – and our sister site, in partnership with some of our very favourite schools.


Will you win a Festival Prize?

Activities to do at the Festival of Schools Events in Dubai 2021

Visitors to each and every Festival event will enjoy a different experience and interpretation of our theme:

“Our Planet, Our Future.”

And throughout the month of November, the Festival of Schools will play host to two exciting eco-themed competitions, sponsored by Which Media.

  • Budding young eco-journalists can share their own vision on the theme ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ and enter Which Media’s 500 Words for Our Future writing competition (in one of two age categories, 11 and under, or 12-18 years). We are looking for the most imaginative and creative ideas on how to save the planet.
  • For children and young people who love to dress up, our Low Impact, High Fashion competition will invite creative youngsters to come dressed up in a way that makes everyone think about ‘Our Planet, Our Future’. At each of the Festival of Schools events, the Which Media team will be scanning the crowds, looking for outfits and ideas that highlight an environmental issue or issues in a unique and eye-catching way. Will you come dressed as a tree?!!! Every entrant in the Low Impact, High Fashion competition is invited to share their creative process and final fashion forward creation on social media – we want your child’s amazing ideas to reach as many people as possible! Use #festivalofschoolsUAE and tag @whichschooladvisor and @schoolscompared to make sure that the message of sustainable style spreads far and wide. And yes…. adults can dress up too!!!!

Prizes are hush hush – watch this space!


Explore different schools – and find out what makes each so special for its children.

Reading our reviews can never capture fully what makes schools so special (though we do try!) – so here is a chance for you to explore schools yourselves. A limited number of places for official school tours are available during each Festival event – but these do need to be booked in advance.


Meet the team! and WhichSchoolAdvisor will be present at all events. Why not visit us to get first hand advice on choosing the best school for your child, or to learn how we would grapple with some of the many problems we all face as parents navigating the complex journey through the educational landscape of our “little one’s” education.




Time: 9:am to 12:00 midday. Date: Friday 5th November 2021.

Time: 9:am to 12:00 midday. Date: Saturday 13th November 2021.

Time: 9:am to 12:00 midday. Date: Saturday 20th November 2021.

Time: 9:am to 12:00 midday. Date: Saturday 27th November 2021.


All welcome – but tickets are first come, first served.

More fantastic events and more brilliant school locations will be announced soon, right here, as well as on all our social media feeds.


Safety first

Each of the first four Festival of Schools events is being held outdoors in the morning of a fabulous November weekend. Social distancing and fresh air means fun and unbridled joy comes without worry.


Latest news on the Festival of Schools

Find all the latest Festival news by joining on our Facebook group, Parents United UAE.  If you would like to receive the latest Festival news by email – drop a note to [email protected]com.

“The Festival of Schools 2021.

Book your tickets now and join us for weekends of family fun throughout November.

Dressing-up as a tree (or flower) optional – well maybe!

And yes…of course…

We can, together, change the world for the better!”

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About The Author
Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of and UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at]

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