Battle of the backpacks

Our top picks for the best in serious back to school style


Rock paper scissors

Hands up if you’re in the pirate crew? Doesn’t get scarier than this funky toddler backpack from brilliant new online store, Rock Paper Scissors.

J World

If she’s over the Princess phase, it might be time for a more grown up backpack this year. We love this flowered-print style from New York luggage brand, J World.


Fans of the hit movie, Cars, would be the first to bag this bold, branded backpack on wheels. Race you to the checkout!
Various locations, including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 431 1988).

Sun & Sand sports

Who doesn’t love the story of Snoopy and Charlie Brown? On-trend urban brand, Vans, brings you their take on one half of this loveable duo with this gorgeous Snoopy backpack.

Five to buy

Get kitted out for the classroom and stock up on stationery with these bargain busters

Rock Paper Scissors

We don’t think we’ve seen a more adorable pencil case. Go on. Treat yourself, too!

Al-Futtaim ACE

Wipe-off crayons - every parent’s dream! These easy-grip stubbies are a Time Out Kids tried and tested winner.


Never run out of notebooks for those neverending story ideas. Happy writing!
Dhs7 each. Dubai Festival City Mall (04 284 3381).


Pack away the pens Superman style with this compact, zip-up pencil case.
Dhs25. Various locations, including City Centre Mirdiff.


Do your bit for the environment with these colouring pencils made from recycled materials.

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