A city in the fast lane, Dubai’s remarkable transformation from a sleepy fishing and pearling town to a powerful trade, tourism and logistics hub has followed a dizzying trajectory. Home to over 200 nationalities, this dynamic metropolis offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle that combines the historic charm of the east with modern comforts, a superb infrastructure and top healthcare facilities. With year-round sunshine, pristine beaches and impressive shopping, entertainment and leisure destinations, it’s no surprise that Dubai is one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit, live and work.
From the glitz and glamour of haute couture fashion and five-star resorts to grassroots communities that foster artists, musicians and writers, life in Dubai is exciting. Adventure-lovers can spend weekends exploring the wild beauty of the Hajjar mountains close by or scuba and fishing expeditions into the Arabian Gulf. Families are spoiled for choice by the wide range of child-friendly activities on offer, and the array of festivals, sporting and music events that pack Dubai’s busy calendar. The city’s myriad restaurants feature award-winning chefs as well as local homegrown talent, and serve up a kaleidoscope of flavors, while the tranquil desert, a short drive away, serves as a humble reminder of the nomadic roots of this incredible destination.
Dubai International Airport Al Maktoum International Airport Sharjah International Airport
Visitors per year
Hot Summers, April – September Average Temperature: 40ºC Mild
Winters, October – March Average Temperature: 15ºC
Burj Khalifa Aquaventure Dubai Museum, Dhow Wharfage, Heritage House, Bastakiya Quarter Dubai Creek, Gold & Spice Souqs Ski Dubai
The Palm & World Islands
Dubai World Cup Dubai Rugby 7s Dubai Marathon UAE Desert Challenge Dubai Jazz Festival The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) Dubai Desert Classic Dubai Tennis Championship Dubai Film Festival
Dunecrest American School in Dubai offers a holistic and challenging American educational program founded on the values of academic excellence, creativity, independence, international mindedness, wellness, innovation and service. With experienced leadership, dedicated and caring educators and state-of-the-art facilities, Dunecrest inspires students to pursue their passions and become lifelong learners. Opening in September 2018, Dunecrest is Esol Education’s new flagship school in Dubai, part of a network of exceptional international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.
With an exceptional, future-focused educational ethos, built on the cornerstones of academic achievement and sustainability, Fairgreen International School in Dubai will empower students to innovate sustainable solutions to global challenges. Located in The Sustainable City, Fairgreen is a candidate school with the International Baccalaureate, able to implement the PYP and MYP in its first year of operation. Opening in September 2018, Fairgreen is an Esol Education school, part of a family of high performing international schools in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.
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