Getting your kids’ education right is about investing in your child’s future and putting lots of energy – and money – into finding the right nursery, best schools and an education that will help them grow to become successful adults. Taking the hassle out of the “where do I start?” question is The School & Nursery Show, which is bringing educational institutions under one roof in Abu Dhabi on Friday February 2 and Saturday 3.
“The School & Nursery Show has been helping parents in Abu Dhabi since 2014, and has proven to be a great success by providing invaluable access to educational providers through face-to-face meetings,” exhibition organiser Catherine McEvoy tells us. “It allows parents to ask questions directly and secure a quick understanding of each offer to narrow down the many educational options available to them across the capital.”
The event is free to attend, so that’s more cash to put towards the school fund.
Parents attending the show will get to meet the city’s best schools and nurseries, and will be able to have an informal chat about curricula, teaching styles, facilities and everything else they need to know, in a relaxed setting.
The best thing about The School & Nursery show is that it’s not about marketing teams coming in to try and sell their institutions, but rather a true celebration of education where you’ll get to meet leading educators, head teachers and admissions teams.
Apart from multiple curriculum choices for all stages, with dozens of schools and nurseries at the show, you can also explore scholarship options and learn about different types of assessments in support of your decision-making process. Check out the comprehensive directory of private schools online ahead of the show.
Free. Feb 2-3, 11am-5pm. The Domes, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.theschoolshow.ae.
Educational happenings not to miss
EMIRATES AIRLINE LITERARY FEST
Meet more than 180 authors, poets and speakers from across the globe.
Prices vary. Mar 1-10. Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com.
YOUNG CREATIVES COMPETITION
Gallery One’s competition allows pupils aged 12 and up to design products.
Until Mar 22. Dubai Design District, www.youngcreatives.ae.
WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD
This musical is suitable for all ages.
Prices and times vary. Mar 2, Abu Dhabi Theatre; Mar 9, DUCTAC, Dubai, www.artforall.ae.
TIME FOR DXB
DUBAI SCHOOL & NURSERY SHOW
Dubaians can go hunting on Friday March 9 and Saturday 10 11am to 5pm.
Free. Mar 9-10. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, www.theschoolshow.ae.