The Festival of Schools, Saturday 20th November, 9am-1pm, Arcadia School
Arcadia School sits right in the heart of the Jumeirah Village Triangle community, and within easy reach of Dubai Sports City, Jumeirah Park, The Springs, The Meadows, Emirates Hills and more family friendly communities. The school is close to both the E44 and E3111 roads and the area is well served by buses. Plan your journey with public transport using the RTA Journey Planner here.
On the other side of the E311, lies Dubai Sports City and of our Dubai’s best kept breakfast hot spots, Pangolin at The Els Club. The grown up breakfast menu serves up both healthy and indulgent treats (and seriously fantastic coffee) but it’s the kids breakfast menu we love the most. What better than “Hippo in a Pond” for breakfast?! (Confused? We were…Hippo in a Pond is a dish of milk chocolate porridge with strawberries…not on the adult menu but we reckon if you ask nicely, you might be able to get your very own Hippo!).
The team behind Arcadia have been excitedly planning their event for weeks and we can’t wait to experience it with you!
Sustainable Treasure Hunt
Festival goers will be challenged to find different locations around the school and complete a series of sustainable challenges – all in under one hour! At the end of your hunt, get your Festival passport stamped to receive a very special prize.
Join a host of Adventure and Challenge taster sessions
Visitors can sign up for 30-minute taster sessions in the following areas:
Watch as talented youngsters and staff perform live on stage. The entertainment is set to include:
Martial Arts Exhibition
Student music activities
The Arcadia School Green Fashion Show, where visitors can showcase their “Our Planet, Our Future” themed designs
Nursery and FS Stay and Play Creche
Families with children between the ages of 1 and 5 can introduce their children to wonderful Arcadia School Foundation Zone. The Festival’s youngest visitors can engage in craft, messy play, face painting, junior gym, role play and many more activities with the school’s team of Early Years experts.
Just a few minutes-drive from Arcadia School, families will find Kids Unlimited UAE, a brilliant indoor play and fitness centre for children of all ages. Open 10am to 8pm on Saturdays, Kids Unlimited UAE is a great spot to burn off the last of the little people’s excess energy post Festival!
Even better, present your Festival passport for 15% discount on admission.
The ‘Worlds Largest Covered Butterfly Garden’ is situated approximately 10 minutes from Arcadia School. Visit to experience more that 15,000 incredible butterflies in a climate controlled environment. Tickets start from 55 AED and under 3s go free.
A little further afield but well worth the drive…why not complete your day with a trip to Expo 2020 Dubai? Already a firm favourite with families from around the world, the cooler weekend afternoons are now a great time to visit. Among the vast array of incredible sights and activities, you’ll find a “Music in the Garden” session at Al Wasl Plaza at 3pm on Saturday 20th November. A perfect way to unwind after a busy morning at the Festival of Schools.
If you are headed to the centre of Dubai for the afternoon, use your Festival of Schools passport (issued at the event) for exclusive discounts at some of Dubai’s best indoor play centres:
Air Maniax – Festival goers can use their Passport for 20% off PREMIUM access. Valid 2-6pm on Saturday 20th November and Sunday – Wednesday throughout the month of November.
Street Maniax – Dubai’s best parkour and trampoline centre will allow Festival goers 20% off PREMIUM access on Saturday 20th November (2-6pm) and on Sunday – Wednesday throughout the month of November.
Oli Oli – Dubai’s first ‘experiential play museum’ is one of our favourite places to spend a family afternoon. On production of your Festival passport, families can avail of 20% off the general admission price, throughout the month of November. Advance booking is essential – call 047027300 to make your reservation.