The Annual ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair

Enjoy a fabulously festive day out for all, and come and mingle with the ExpatWoman team at our annual Festive Family Fair event!

The Annual ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair

Christmas for the ExpatWoman team always starts early each year, as we work to bring you the most festive, fun-filled day out on our calendar... The ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair! This hugely popular, annual event aims to kick-start the festive season in the emirate so come along for a fantastic day out filled with carols, Christmas shopping, entertainment and much more! 

When: Saturday 12th November, 2016
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Location: Click here for a map!
Pets: Sorry, not allowed
Entry: FREE! 
Parking: See here
FAQs: See here

Everyone is invited to join us at our annual event, it's our most popular event of the year so we have no doubts that you'll enjoy your day with us.

The Annual ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair 2016

Each year we've brought Christmas to the sandpit early, and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever! Bring the kids, your family, your friends... Hey, bring your in-laws too! Why not? We can't wait to see everyone on the day.

You'll be able to start your Christmas shopping early, with hundreds of craft stalls, pop-up fashion boutiques plus a huge range of goodies that appeal to just about everyone. Treat you or your loved ones to some great stocking fillers, or maybe some jewellery? There'll be arts and crafts too, plus fantastic curios for your home.

Don't worry, there'll be plenty to do to keep the kids entertained too, including our very popular Santa's Grotto.

That's right, our favourite Santa's Grotto will make a return this year, which means Santa himself will be joining us on the day and you and the kids will have chance to meet him... A great way to kick start the Christmas festivities for any family. 

Make a day of it too, as there will be onsite refreshments and a bar available throughout the event. 

Do you want to know the best bit? It's FREE entry! 

Entertainment & Activities

Festive Family Fair Activities 2016

Santa's Grotto
Grab the chance to meet the main man himself, and let your kiddies share their Christmas list with him... Your kids could walk away with a gift, too!

The BPA Glee Vocal Ensemble 
Providing entertainment throughout the day in our Cobone Zone will be the students from Bradenton Prep school, who will be singing some of everyone's much-loved Christmas and festive songs to enjoy. Find out more here!

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Magic Phil Show
At 11am, visitors to the event will be able to watch and enjoy a magic show by Magic Phil! Perfect entertainment for the kids to join in with!

Polo Match
Like every year, attendees at our annual Festive Fair will have the chance to witness all the great action of a live polo match!

Santa's Parade
Yes, not only will we have Santa's Grotto where you and the kids can line up to see the main man, but we'll have a parade around the venue for all visitors to wave hello to Santa himself. Not forgetting there'll be character mascots we all know and love walking around, as well as Santa's elves that you can grab for the perfect picture opportunity!

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Pokémon GO

We've hunted ourselves and found the best spots for hunting Pokémon at the event! With lures in place, Pokéstops and even a gym, your kids, teens and even yourself will have the best time catching 'em all at our Festive Family Fair!

Festive Family Fair Zones
We've divided our event into different zones to help you navigate to where exactly you want to be. For more information about each zone, click here

Bouncy Castle
Let your kids bounce away with their friends and siblings on our huge, inflatable bouncy castle provided by Santa Fe Relocation Services... Perfect to get rid of any extra energy they may have...

Box Castle
We'll have this new and fun activity for you and the kids to enjoy... Let the kids roam in their very own castle made of boxes from Santa Fe Relocation Services!

Refreshment Facilities
Visitors on the day will find various facilities for food and beverage onsite and in different areas of the event. From a pizza-making booth, to a BBQ station and food trucks, you won't be stuck with cravings. 

Live Hatching Program
If you head to the Family Zone on the day, you'll come across Al Rawdah's information area about their hatching program. There'll be an incubator with live chicks inside, and visitors will have the opportunity to hold the chicks, too. There'll also be tables with colouring activities for kids, with activity kits up for grabs they can take away!

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Live Drumming
Don't miss the incredible performance by Dubai Drums from 10.30am onwards, as they begin onstage and then begin to roam around the event waiting for you to clap along and enjoy their beats. 

Why don't you check out the pictures from our previous Festive Family Fair events to help you get in the festive mood? Simply head to our photo gallery >>

Who'll Be There?

We're so excited about our annual festive fair for 2016... Let's take a closer look at some of the stalls and companies that will be there, plus the hundreds of stalls visitors will be able to browse and enjoy! Remember to keep checking back to this page to keep updated with who's coming along on the day for our 2016 one this year!

Remeber to keep checking back as we update this page with news, information and announcements about the 2016 fair!

Click on the following links to navigate to the part of the page that you are interested in:

SponsorsHealth, Cosmetics & Dental | Food & RefreshmentsHair & Beauty | Education | Travel & Adventure | Pets & VetsShopping & GiftsParties & Entertainment | Home & Car | Relocation & Removals | Festive Fair Zones | Crafters | Local Authors

Sponsors & Supporters

Talabat at expatwoman festive family fair is an online food ordering service that helps customers find restaurants, browse menus and place orders with an option of online payment or cash on delivery. A pioneer in the online food ordering service in the GCC region, operates across 6 countries: Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. The services can be used through desktops and mobile apps for iPhone, Android, iPad and Windows. lets customers easily search for their favorite food by area or cuisine from a wide range of restaurants. They can also browse through food delivery menus, complete with images and descriptions, and avail exciting promotions and discounts from restaurants nearby. With, orders can be customized, order experiences can be rated and reviewed, checkouts are fast and phone order misunderstandings are eliminated.



Featuring daily deals on the best things to do, see, eat and buy in Dubai. Cobone is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences in your city. Shopping with Cobone is easy! We only offer deals on great experiences and products that we would love to try ourselves. So you know you are getting a secure and unique experience each time a Cobone deal goes live.

Come along and meet the Cobone team at the festive fair!

Goldfish photography

Goldfish Photography & Video

We are a young, creative team offering professional and unique Photography & Video, with a personal and speedy service. With over 15 years of combined experience in portrait photography, we have a ‘special knack’ of bringing out the best in you and your little ones, capturing those special moments that you can treasure forever. We can even do this in the comfort of your own home. Whether you require images for your Family, Company, Wedding or Event, we can cover every angle for you. We're excited to have Goldfish photography photographing the Festive Family Fair.


ExpatWoman Food is an ultimate guide for foodies in the United Arab Emirates and beyond. With an extensive listing of more than 20,000 restaurants, it is a source for all things food related like recipes, informative articles on healthy eating, restaurant offers, deals and competitions.
Croutique at expatwoman festive family fair


Calling all crafters! We’d like to introduce you to, the new home for unique crafts, boutiques and gifts. Come visit the fun creative team, find out how you can get involved with Croutique and celebrate the launch of the new website! 

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ewmoda is the newly launched fashion and lifestyle vertical of the website, which will feature the very best of news, features and editorials from the fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle worlds in a fresh and modern environment.

Come and say hello to our team at the ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair and have fun in our photobooth to capture your Insta-worthy snaps to share!

Health, Cosmetics & Dental

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CosmeSurge, a member of Emirates Hospitals Group (EHG) is an industry leader in providing quality cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine including cosmetic liposuction, breast augmentation and reconstruction, tummy tucks, nose reshaping, obesity surgery, hair transplantation, dermatology and laser hair removal, dentistry, weight management services and more. We have dedicated team of doctors who are specialists within these areas. Our centres offer comprehensive programs to turn back the clock on ageing so that you can look your absolute best. Each centre follows International Standards for quality, safety, and privacy while ensuring continuity of care through our expanding network of convenient locations, including the following centres in the GCC: UAE and Oman.

For more details, visit our website or call CosmeSurge Clinic Marina Dubai 044471777 and Jumeirah Clinic 043445915. Follow CosmeSurge on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

IMC Medical Center at festive family fair

IMC Medical Center

Welcome to the IMC Medical Center, where our patients are always treated with personal and professional care in a friendly environment.When you come to IMC, you will be cared for by people who offer service with confidence and kindness.

IMC provides highly skilled clinicians, state-of-the-art equipment and treatments covering servicesin:Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Beauty & Aesthetics, General Practice, Pediatrics, Dental, Obstetrics, Gynecology and more. Our advanced capabilities and high-quality services ensure effective and desired results.

We are passionate about what we do,striving to create a culture of excellence that encourages distinction in medical care, as well as in service toour patients, partners and community. Conveniently located in: Al Barsha, Jumeirah, and ShiekhZayed Road.

We are proud to be the exclusive First Aid provider at the Festive Family Fair and look forward to a safe and healthy event!

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Drs. Nicolas & Asp

For over twenty years, the ‘Care Philosophy’ of Drs. Nicolas, Sven and Joan Asp that is shared by their globally handpicked Dentists, Specialists and Medical Practitioners is still the driving force in their everyday challenge defined as Excellence in Patient Care.

Drs. Nicolas & Asp, the Largest Private Dental Healthcare Provider in UAE, with Medical and Aesthetics Services, located in Jumeirah, The Marina Walk, Souk Al Manzil -  Downtown Burj Khalifa, Uptown Mirdif, Jumeirah Beach Residence and The Paediatric Dentistry Center.

Find our website URL here:

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Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre

Tradition of quality at its finest at ‘’Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre”, we deliver high quality comprehensive care for all your dermatological needs.

A highly sophisticated and state-of-the-art skin and laser centre, directed by Dr. Kamil Al Rustom, Belgium Board Certified in Dermatology and Lasers (with more than 30 years of experience) along with his exceptionally dedicated team, offers a vast range of medical and aesthetic services. Driven by the company’s mission, to deliver high quality and comprehensive services, alongside with its vision, we value to maintain the high standards and achieve continuous quality care.

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Legacy Dental Center

Legacy Dental Center L.L.C. "Where Science Meets Art" is a "new breed" of dental clinic established in May 2015 with the aim to provide a personal and professional service in a relaxed surrounding, utilising the latest technological advances in Dentistry. 

Our expert dentist are qualified in different fields of dentistry and they strive to help our customers to retain their teeth in optimal health, function, and apperance to make them smile with confidence.

At the Festive Family Fair, we will be showcasing our dental services, providing people with dental health education plus distributing some oral hygiene items!

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ConfiDent Dental & Skin Care Clinic

Confident Dental and Skin Care Clinic is located centrally in Jumeirah 1, Dubai. With high tech dental procedures and world class dentists and skincare specialists, Confident strives to evolve and change the field of aesthetics and offer high quality and time efficient treatments in the UAE and wider GCC. After our bodies, time is one of the most precious things we possess as human beings.

Confident is one of the few clinics in Dubai and the wider GCC, to offer One Day Dentistry to ensure your smile and skin are at their best as quickly, painlessly and efficiently as possible, and that you get back to your everyday life feeling like the best possible you!

One Day Dentistry is perfect for those short of time, for those who suffer anxiety over dental treatments and for those who do not live in Dubai and who wish to travel to the city for medical treatment without the need to stay for days or weeks.

Our clinic is conveniently located and comfortable, providing you and your family with a friendly experience at each and every visit.

Food & Refreshments

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Wooden Cellar

The Wooden Cellar offers preserved Greek dishes that are inspired by the kitchens of our grandmothers or yiayias. Our tender meats are a labor of love resulting from hours of roasting on a spit or souvla. Layered sandwiches and vibrant salads are freshly prepared using the finest handpicked ingredients. Our dishes are complemented by olive oils from the branches of olive trees in Greece.

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African + Eastern

African + Eastern operates the largest network of retail shops spanning across the UAE & Oman. Currently, we have 25 conveniently located stores in the UAE and 5 in Oman, to serve you with best shopping experience. We have the widest range products with the best offers & value for money deals all year long.

Our stand will be spreading awareness about the importance of holding a liquor license in Dubai if you purchase and/ or consume alcohol. It will be possible to apply for a new alcohol license or to renew an expire license. 

MMI at expatwoman festive family fair


MMI has 17 shops conveniently located across Dubai and Al Hamra Cellar in Ras al Khaima including newly open MMI Armada JLT, cluster P. Each shop is well stocked with world’s favourite brands and every month there are a variety of special offers. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand if you need a bit of help. Find your convenient store location here.

Don’t miss MMI stand at the Festive Family Fair. We are happy to answer any liquor licence related questions and also we are going to giveaway lots of exciting prizes.

Taqadi Mexican Kitchen at expatwoman festive family fair

Taqado Mexican Kitchen

Taqado loves food that is full of flavour not flavourings. We don't get involved with anything that makes us feel guilty about what we serve. Hence why every day we work to source the best produce available locally or straight from Mexico. No messing about!!

Everyone loves super tasty food! We use the freshest of fresh ingredients, and we don't just say that! Our meats are marinated in a 24-hour process that brings out and enhances the flavour to the MAX. Guacamole is mashed every day using just perfectly ripe unstressed hass avocadoes and we chop the best tomatoes into our amazing salsas.

Customisable Menu Of Course!! Our no-nonsense approach lets you choose your meal in 3 easy steps - well it can be 5 or 6 as we have amazing sides, desserts and drinks too. Whatever you choose, we make your food in front of you! 

park House at expatwoman festive family fair

Park House

Park House is a home-grown brand, with our first cafe open at Kite Beach, Jumeirah. We wanted to develop a new concept that naturally conforms to the outdoor space where the cafe is based. We appreciate that having a meal out with the family or friends can be harmonised with not just wonderful, healthy, good food but making it a fun experience as well. Our ambition is to ensure that we keep everybody refreshed whilst they spend time in the beautiful outdoor surroundings of Dubai. 

The menu includes simple, austere options that are high in quality and full of nutritional value. yet, not taking away the memorable sweet treats that most crave when spending the whole day on the beach or park. 

Oregano at festive family fair


Oregano is a Casual Italian Dining concept. The design of the outlet is Al-Fresco giving the guests a feel of a family run I...talian Restaurants. Oregano's roots are from Liguria, a coastal area in Italy. The menu is Ligurian inspired and a feast for your pallet.

Oregano currently has 8 restaurants in Dubai, UAE, distributed in Mirdiff, The Greens, Dubai Media city, Al Furjan, Motor city, The Villa, Green Community DIP and Dubai Silicon Oasis with 2 New opening in Abu Dhabi "Khalifa City" and Jumeirah Island.

“Welcome To The Kids PIZZA MAKING session with OREGANO”
Oregano invites all the little ones ages 12 and below to experience the Art of Pizza Making. It is an unique opportunity for your children to learn the techniques to becoming a Junior Pizzaiolo. On completion all children will receive a Junior Pizzaiolo Certificate as a token of this memorable adventure… The cost will be AED 30 for the activity + juice + promo voucher and Pizzaiolo Certificate.


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Al Rawdah Poultry

Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, was established in 1994 as a subsidiary of Emirates Rawabi Group. Al Rawdah is recognized as the pioneer of UAE poultry industry and is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

At the Festive Family Fair, visitors will be able to visit Al Rawdah's food truck in the food zone, which will offer shawarma, chicken nuggets and chicken samosas.

They will also be holding other interactive activities and learning experiences for kids, which you can find out about here.


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Bradenton Prep

The BPA Glee Vocal Ensemble has been in existence since 2014.  This group consists of males and females from Grades 9-12 who love to sing.  Students have class 3 times a week together where they learn the mechanics of vocal agility and performance. Members not only sing but also play a variety of musical instruments in other music classes at BPA.   The students each year put on a school musical that requires them to rehearse not only in class but also after school three times a week.  They combine singing, dancing and acting on a stage for hundreds of friends, family and students to watch.  Last year, the members of Glee raised 20,000 dirhams for The Senses Special Need’s school from their musical.   They have performed throughout Dubai at locations like The Four Seasons and the Atlantis Resort.  This group also won The GEMS Best Musical Group for 2016.  Although, the ensemble is comprised of nations all over the world, we come together in unison through the love of music and performance.

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Taaleem was founded in 2004 in Dubai and is one of the largest education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Our main activity is the development and management of high quality early childhood, primary and secondary schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Taaleem, which means 'education' in Arabic, is committed to inspiring students helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents. We also only recruit the best international teachers who are capable of delivering our international curricula in a creative and highly engaging manner.

Today Taaleem has a portfolio of 11 international schools and pre-schools.

Our schools are committed to providing a solid academic grounding by delivering stimulating and creative educational programmes within our caring, secure and nurturing environments.

As part of our range of the world's finest curricula, we offer the following programmes:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • The National Curriculum for England
  • American Curriculum
  • Multi-lingual Early Childhood Programme

Find out more about the Taaleem family of schools at, where together we create the environments for outstanding achievement.

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The Ballet Centre

The Ballet Centre are proud to present some senior and junior Performers at The Expat Woman Festive Fair.  With our purpose built studios in Jumeirah and Motor City our Students enjoy the facilities of a proper Dance School. 

The Performers at The Fair will present a Lyrical Dance to ‘I was made for loving you’, a Classical Dance, a Modern Dance to ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘You can’t stop the Beat’.
Please come and enjoy at 2pm Main Stage.

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Kings' Schools

Founded in 2004 to meet the needs of local and international families, Kings’ Schools offer world-class education for children aged 3 to 18 years old. We operate as one family across three schools in the UAE, all proudly offering the British curriculum via the National Curriculum for England. 

Kings’ Schools are prestigious schools with a British heritage and an international perspective, welcoming students from around the globe. We teach our children to become effective, enthusiastic and independent lifelong learners, able to adapt to the challenges of a fast-moving, modern world.

Our founding school is the only school in the UAE to have been awarded the ‘outstanding’ rating every year since inspections by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau began.  The growth of our schools has been carefully managed to protect the exceptional standards that Kings’ has become renowned for. All our schools share the same core values and strive everyday to deliver ‘The Best by Every Child’.

Hartland International School at ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair

Hartland International School

Located in the heart of Dubai, Hartland International School provides an enriched education through the National Curriculum for England, empowering young minds to think creatively, problem solve and to exceed expectations.

Modeled on the richness of the best international approaches to education, our school:
  • Ignites a passion for learning through intellectual challenge, innovative approaches to both learning and teaching and a stimulating enrichment programme beyond the confines of the classroom
  • Cultivates and nurture a supportive and compassionate environment that encourages and celebrates high aspirations and levels of achievement for all
  • Empowers our children to think creatively, analytically, collaboratively and also independently, in a safe and happy environment with state-of-the-art new technologies
  • Enriches the lives of children with a sense of confidence, integrity and courage, and a deep understanding of their role in global society and of the culture in which we are privileged to live
Hartland International School is open for admissions from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 8. Join us on this journey and visit our school today to meet our Chief Academic Officer and Principal, Mrs Fiona Cottam.

Visit our campus at Sobha Hartland on the Al Khail Road, Meydan, Dubai / T: +971 4 407 9444 / E:

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PACE (Potential Adaptive Child Education)

The mission of the PACE Centre is to serve students with special needs by creating opportunities for all our students to live their fullest, most joyous lives.  We do this by operating within a systems approach where, for example, therapy and learning are combined in a seamless whole, not in isolation one from the other, so that therapy and learning inform and enhance one another. 

The systems approach extends to stakeholders, providing opportunities for input into the development of goals, the design of the individualized student programs, and the determination of the approaches used to align theory to practice.  Teachers, therapists, learning support professionals, parents, and the wider community play a role, creating a program that provides safe and outward-looking circles of care and life opportunities for our students.

Our philosophy is characterized by a sense of service that is focused on our own SEN community as well as on the greater Dubai community. 

Students from the PACE Centre will engage in a drumming circle in which all drums are made from recycled materials.  The students will also perform, showcasing their musical talents.

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Swiss International Scientific School Dubai

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading international school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of a global world. Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in English or in two bilingual English-French and English-German sections*. Our unique curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community. In 2016, we received the Happy Healthy School award by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for our school-wide initiatives aimed at improving healthy eating, active living and a positive environment. Our cutting-edge boarding facilities will open in September 2017.

*SISD is a candidate school for the IB Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. We are pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.

Golden Age Institute at festive family fair

Golden Age Institute

Golden Age Institute is a specialist language institute attested by KHDA and delivering courses to Adults and Kids in Dubai. Our courses are designed to Dubai residents, corporations and visitors with a focus on teaching Arabic, as well as English and French languages to foreign language learners of all levels.

All our Teachers are not only native speakers but also qualified professionals and experienced in their field. Courses are taught with the use of various materials to make the experience more enjoyable (Video, Audio, Flash cards, Mobile application and more).

Our locations in Dubai JLT and DSO allow you to attend to classes close to you. Corporate and private courses can even be delivered at student’s location.

Visit us during the  Festive Family Fair to learn more about our programs and take the chance to get a discount on your next course.

For more information, contact – Tel: +971 44533046 – – Whatsapp +971521101262

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The Arcadia Preparatory School

The Arcadia Preparatory School, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, offers the National Curriculum for England to pupils studying from the Early Years Foundation Stage (FS1) to Key Stage 2 (Year 6).  The community-focused school opened in August 2016 and aspires to be one of the leading British primary schools in the world by instilling into students a lifelong passion for learning, and by nurturing innovation and the pursuit of excellence amongst the teaching staff.

The Arcadia Preparatory School is the first in a series of community-based schools delivering the vision of Mohan Valrani and the Al Shirawi Group. As the Chairman of the school, Valrani is an avid believer in providing the very best education for future generations.

Believing that a school’s greatest asset is its teachers, the group is building The Arcadia House, a dedicated accommodation facility within JVT for school staff. By offering the enhanced benefit of quality housing, the school is investing fully in its teachers’ happiness and wellbeing thereby encouraging them to aspire to excellence within the classroom.

The Arcadia Preparatory School’s curriculum includes a unique Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP) - an all inclusive programme, based on an extended school day - that complements the core curriculum, providing dynamic and diverse activities and rich learning opportunities for pupils, including in-class homework support. The ELP is provided at no extra cost to parents and is a core aspect of the school’s values and ethos, where lifelong learning is nurtured. In addition, the school is offering specialist support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) as part of the core curriculum for those students whose native language is not English.

Future Dubai-based schools for Arcadia Group include The Arcadia Senior School, also in Jumeirah Village Triangle; and The Arcadia Primary and Secondary School in Jebel Ali.

Address: District 9, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai
Phone number: 04 552 2600
Twitter: @ArcadiaSch
Instagram: arcadiaschool

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Fortes Education

Fortes Education is a leading education provider which has been active in the building, development, operation and management of high quality schools and pre-schools for over two decades and has consistently delivered a world-class education to thousands of students in the UAE.

Fortes Education’s schools include Sunmarke School located at Jumeirah Village Triangle, Regent International School, and Jumeirah International Nurseries, each offering premium international education and consistently rated amongst the leading schools and preschools, respectively, in the UAE.

Fortes Education is a diverse organisation made up of dynamic and caring education leaders and teachers who seek to improve education through the establishment of innovative schools that help students realise their potential.

Fortes will be doing face painting and colouring activities at Festive Family Fair!

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Zaya Early Learning

Zaya Early Learning is an early learning program, divided into Zaya Early learning Center and Zaya Nursery, and is largely inspired by the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf Education). Our small classes are limited to 12 children who are cared for by highly trained teachers from Waldorf or alternative education backgrounds. Our primary goal is to nurture our student's full potential, and to guide their learning processes by capturing their imaginations and natural curiosity for their surroundings.

We will be speaking about our ELC and Nursery and explaining the educational philosophy to interested parents. Parents who wish to learn more may provide us with their contact information so that we can invite them in for a tour and for further information.

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Dovecote Green Primary School

Dovecote Green Primary School, located at Dubai Investments Park, provides a primary education to a very small community of 170 pupils. The school is managed by Evolvence Education, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments – owners of Repton (just rated Outstanding in the latest KHDA inspection 2015-2016) and Foremarke.

We are a community school that has been described by parents as a 'wonderful small British school with a fantastic community spirit'. Dovecote Green Primary School is currently the only UK curriculum school within the DIP area. 
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IDEA Early Learning Center

Located within the Victory Heights community of Dubai, IDEA ELC provide a nurturing environment for young children to explore, grow and learn within an innovative early-years setting. At IDEA Early Learning Center, we cater for children from 1-6 years old and we instill a love of learning through the highly regarded Creative Curriculum from the United States, which focuses on language and literacy development for infants, toddlers and Pre-K children. Our teachers and teaching assistants are all highly experienced and qualified. We opened this academic year and are accepting registration applications across all classes. If you would like to arrange a tour or receive further information please contact us through

Shopping & Gifts

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Little Souq

Welcome to Little Souq; a key destination for moms and babies' gift registry and must have items. Designed to inspire your imagination, we provide organic stylish and innovative products including nursing, design tips, toys & accessories and much more. 

"Enjoy your time in the magical world of the little ones!"

Travel & Adventure

Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors

This is a unique Franchise Travel Opportunity for committed, passionate people who believe in putting customer relationships first and want to start and run their own travel business from home. You’ll be joining over 1,500 agents around the world who have the flexibility to work the way that they want to work, and the freedom to look after their customers the way they choose. We will provide the brand, training, marketing, technology, deals and the sales support, tools and techniques you’ll need to succeed. A career where your job works around you, in a genuine people business that has a bustling community feel and a unique family ethos. Travel Counsellors is one of the world’s leading independent travel companies, with over 1,500 Travel Counsellors worldwide. Founded in 1994, Travel Counsellors now operates from offices in seven countries around the world, with its UK head office in Manchester and regional head office right here in Dubai.

Find out more – or contact Holly on 043166803,

Hair & Beauty

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Dial Beauty Salon

Dial Beauty Salon is located in the heart of Dubai and offers you a luxurious Spa Experience at your own home anywhere in Dubai. It brings all the services you need to your doorstep without the need to travel which will save your time and effort. Experience our treatment and we promise that the stress of day will go away. Our experienced staff will create the most relaxing and comfortable environment, while delivering the best and most professional treatments in all aspects, starting from hair, body, nails, and toes. We make sure that our staff are up to date and well trained to serve you at the highest standards.

Will have Instagram photo props and will be handing out goodie bags at the event.

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De La Mer Day Spa

De La Mer Day Spa is a contemporary and authentic spa located in the heart of Jumeirah Beach Road which promotes privacy and relaxation for a feeling of absolute escape that provides superior quality, natural treatments like hammam, massages, scrubs, facial and wraps where our qualified therapists are trained to understand and identify your unique requirements and suggests 1 of our world class therapies accordingly. De La Mer Day Spa is designed with a private pool and outdoor Jacuzzi with a luxurious garden view.

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Snap is a portable, light-weight, compact size (20ml) perfume. Our classical range comes in six inspirational scents, three for women and three for men with a refreshing matching deodorant in 50ml compact format. Snap perfumes are original scents, made from high quality French oils, manufactured and packaged in Dubai using environmental friendly materials which are 100% recyclable. 

Parties & Entertainment

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Rock It Science

Rock it Science offer birthday parties that allow children to be inspired and entertained by the wondrous magic of Science.  Parties which are run by fully qualified Science teachers are fun filled, action packed and truly unforgettable! These are specially tailored to be suitable for children aged 4-14 years.

We have 6 different party themes to choose from where your son or daughter can be a Crazy Chemist, a Dinosaur Paleontologist or even a Crime Scene Investigator!

We engage the children with exciting shows and inter-active experiments which are designed to have the WOW factor and the children then get to do their own hands on experiments.  We finish with an amazing grand finale that leaves the children taking about our parties for weeks, whether it is a 100ft rocket launch, a volcanic eruption or to unlocking the answers to a CSI mystery!

Please contact us or check out our website for more information: Nichola Fisher at 0503948251 / / /

What's Rock It Science doing at Festive Family Fair? 
Rock it Science are looking forward to offering some festive Science experiments which include:

  • Making some cool candy cane slime to take home
  • Making a sensational snow storm in a bottle.

Children can also take home some of their own instant snow polymer so they can continue to experiment at home.

Look out for us on stage as we present our wonderful ‘Magic of Christmas’ Science show.  We guarantee that it will be packed with exciting experiments that I am sure will make everyone go ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’!

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Magic Phil 

Magic Phil is an award winning British Children's Magician who can be heard on 102.00 Pearl FM, every Friday & Saturday 8am - 10am & 3pm - 5pm and he can also be seen in Time Out Kids Dubai every month with his monthly kids column. He has performed for over 1000 refugees in Jordan and has performed regularly on Roya TV Arabia. Magic Phil, is in production at DUCTAC Theatre with his third annual pantomime. Magic Phil and The Gigantic Beanstalk, which will be performed 17-19 Nov. Winner of Highly Commended at The Time Out Kids Awards 2015 & 2016.

Catch his show at 11am at the ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair onstage! 

Home & Car

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ROKOM FZE was founded to create and fill a niche in the wireless telecommunicaitons industry in the Middle East region. Providing a whole range of commercial and amateur radio equipment from basic 'Walkie Talkies' to the most sophisticated Mobile and Marine Radio with GPS Tracking and Communications Equipment.

The latest exciting news is our recently approved 'license free' radio systems. Both in the form of a state of the art IP based radio system which can operate on any existing LAN/Wi-Fi network - Perfect for schools and educational institutes, hospitality outlets, restaurants, shops etc. and the most recently approved radios operating on the completely license free 446MHz frequency. Perfect for indoor and outdoor communication to keep families and businesses in touch wherever you are.

Whatever your industry, hobby or family communications requirements are. ROKOM FZE are on hand to advise and provide you with the most appropriate and cost effective equipment to meet your needs. 

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The Festive Decorators and Lighting Specialists

Holiday season across the Gulf  will be even more spectacular than ever as The Festive Decorators and Lighting Specialists – the first company of its kind in the Middle East – launches specialist, premium decorations and lighting solutions that have been custom designed for an array of celebrations including Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Weddings and all kinds of festivals. We offer clients a turn-key service ranging from initial concept and design to manufacturing, installation, maintenance and storage.

The Festive Decorators and Lighting Specialists is a joint venture with the UAE's renowned Al Shirawi Group and is the exclusive distributor for The Christmas Decorators, one of the largest and most successful operators with 17 offices world wide.

Please visit our website and facebook page:

To find out more about our product range and services please contact or call +971 55 9612158.

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4WORK distributes the German VORWERK Kobold Home Cleaning System which operates with a certified HEPA filter for allergy sufferers. The light, quiet and powerful vacuum and its unique attachments are able to clean hard floor, carpets, rugs and mattresses. The latest innovation, the “Vacumop” vacuums and mops at the same time.
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The Box

For over 10 years, The Box has helped customers across the Middle East live a bigger life, one box at a time. As the UAE’s most preferred storage and moving provider, we’ve built a reputation of service excellence and filled our climate-controlled warehouses with all sorts of interesting stuff.

With storage units ranging in size from 16 sqft. to 3 000 sqft across 36 locations in the UAE, customers have easy access 24 hours a day. All facilities offer 24/7/365 security and CCTV monitoring because we’ve got you covered. Always.

So whether you’re growing up, moving out, getting bigger or downsizing, The Box has a range of flexible storage solutions for every kind of change. Take the stress out of stuff, and put in in The Box.

Address:  P.O. Box 75583, Al Marabea Road, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE
Phone:  800-THEBOX (800-843269)
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Dial-a-Tire is an ultra-modern solution to an age old requirement. In today’s world where traffic is never ending and people are at a loss for time, Dial-a-Tire can come anywhere at your convenient date, time and location and change all your tires for you at no extra service charge.

Our staff will be greeting everyone in the parking as a valuable partner of ExpatWoman and they will be told that while they are enjoying the festival inside, our team will assess their car tires and when they come back they will find an envelope on their windshield which will have an easy to go through report of the condition of their tires and our recommendation of when they should change them. This report will be accompanied by a 15% discount voucher that can be used when they call us for their tire change. 

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Just over two years old, mrUsta is the first and largest online marketplace in the Middle East, that connects customers to trusted “ustas” (service providers) to carry out numerous types of jobs - from painting a home, fixing a car, event planning a party, learning how to make sushi and loads more. There are over 300 categories to choose from.

Customers post jobs on the app or website in just 3 easy steps, and within minutes receive offers from qualified service providers.  They can assess their profiles, see reviews from other customers and compare prices before making the right choice.

Download the app or log onto to get sorted.

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Espace Real Estate

Espace Real Estate is a leading property services company operating a traditional UK estate agency model in Dubai.  Awarded Dubai’s Best Brokerage Service 2015, our aim is to deliver the highest level of customer care, supported with extensive knowledge of the local property market.  Founded in 2009, Espace has grown to a work force in excess of 80 members of staff, specialising in all of Dubai's the leading residential  communities.

Pets & Vets

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Posh Paws

Posh Paws Kennels and Cattery have now two locations,  Ajman and their newly opened branch in Dubai Investment Park.

Posh Paws is a high quality kennel and cattery facility with caring and attentive staff. It is more than your usual  Kennels and Cattery, it is a place where dogs and cats have interest in, have fun, relax and socialise with lots of fun and open spaces; more like a holiday camp they want to come back to again and again. If the owner’s could go on holiday, why shouldn’t their pets?

Posh Paws Petting Farm recently relocated to Al Hamra Stables, Al Khawaneej 2. It is Dubai's  most amazing petting farm. The farm is open daily, you can feed and pet the animals, have a pony ride or simply relax and enjoy our coffee shop overlooking the farm. Nearly all the animals at the petting farm are donated or rescued animals, some needing homes.

Celebrate your party at the farm , the children can enjoy horse riding, handle and feed all the wonderful animals that live here. They will learn about the various animals we take care of, where they are from, the different habitat and feeding. If you can’t make it to the farm, our party animals and pony can come to you!

School Trips / School Visits – An excellent way to give students of all ages a fun filled educational experience is a trip to our farm, they can pet, hold and feed their favorite animals. We can also bring the animals to your school.

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Energetic Panacea

Here at Energetic Panacea Veterinary Clinic, everyone is committed to provide you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our team brings not only a caring attitude towards animals but also a wealth of experience to the practice with individually obtained high standards of professional qualifications.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. We are committed to providing a personal approach to the unique concerns of each individual pet and their owners.

We are now open 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm

"Alternative or Conventional Therapy, we offer the best of both worlds.”

Call us on 4-3447812 or email:-

Relocation & Removals

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Santa Fe Relocation Services

Santa Fe Relocation Services is a global mobility company specializing in managing and delivering high-quality relocation services. Our core competence is providing services that assist you and your family in relocating and settling in a new country.

We can assist with moving services (domestic and international household goods shipments), immigration and home / school searches.

A key strength is our ability to manage these services through our own operations around the world. With over 100 owned offices in 44 countries across 6 continents, Santa Fe can deliver high-quality relocation services to an exceptional standard - worldwide.  Our 2,900+ dedicated professionals speak more than 100 languages and deliver approximately 60,000 international and 15,000 domestic relocations annually.  As a business handling relocations anywhere in the world, our cultural diversity, local presence and depth of experience means that there is no other relocation company that can support our clients to the same level.  Santa Fe’s ambition is to make it easy for companies and people to live and work freely and flexibly around the world. For more information, visit us at  

On the day, head over to our bouncy castle and a box castle for the event in the Family Zone.


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Smallprint Dubai
Beautiful handcrafted silver keepsakes! Capturing your child's actual hand, foot and fingerprint forever. 
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Statement by Nisha
We are a brand of designer statement and bespoke jewelry for the modern yet contemporary woman. Our designs are bold and a combination of east meets west, with inspiration drawn from Arabic, Ottoman and Indian backgrounds with a modern touch. The designs cater to the women of today who is out there to make a statement!
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The Happy Patch
The Happy Patch Handmade baby blankets are colorful blankets that both babies and parents can enjoy. Cozy and warm they are the perfect snuggle blanket for your little one and a great Christmas gift this year. 
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Designed in the UAE for the UAE, the Shawleez is a fashionable summer poncho that can be worn in a number of different ways.  Depending on the occasion you can transform your Shawleez from from a poncho, to a halter neck top, to a beach cover…..the options are endless.  Whether you are feeling hot or cold, the Shawleez feels just right!

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Included in the collection is the ever popular Cashmere, silk and wool blended poncho’s which can also be worn in a number of different ways.
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Zandra's Fairy Tree
Find fairy trees, made with wire and beads, tree of life pendants, knitted toys and Christmas ornaments plus such much more at Zandra's Tairy Tree stall at the ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair!

Moolgi is  a luxurious collection of timeless Christening and Baptism clothing featuring rich dupioni silk, bridal alencon lace, ivory cotton sateen, ribbons and  lace trims hand embroidered with pearls across the bodice of the dress. The 100% only Natural Fabrics are of the highest quality and have been carefully selected by the designer herself keeping in mind the sensitive nature of your newborns skin.

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Each couture collection comes with a beautiful pair of booties, bonnet & mitts. You get a bloomer and a head band if it's a gown and some romper designs even have jacket options. The gowns have open backs with snap buttons making it easy to use during the ceremony.

Moolgi also designs custom party gowns for babies and children. When your child wears a Moolgi, be assured that they will be comfortable, happy and admired.

Delicate & Delicious
With love, passion, & delicacy we bake you unique customized cakes & cupcakes for your precious occasions to be memorised.
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Delicate & Delicious is offering a unique & surprising taste of freshly baked cakes & cupcakes. We also do bake a wide varieties of Arabic & Western sweets & savories.

Scrapple Apple
The journey of Scrapple Apple started 6 years ago, when I was looking for some unique way to showcase my own photos and albums. Being somewhat of a painter/artist, I would frequent the art stores, but the first time I entered the paper craft section, it was like being in Disney Land!
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After experimenting on a couple of my own frames, close family and friends soon started giving me their holiday and travel pictures to scrap and from then on this hobby has never stopped.Scrapple Apple provides handcrafted and unique frames and albums, all made in a scrapbook style, customized to suit different themes and budgets.

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Usually we work with the customers’ photographs and incorporate them as layers into a scrapboard or album. However, for the Expat Woman fair, I’m working on a special collection of albums and frames, wherein the customer would be able to further customize the ready boards and albums and have fun placing their photographs in them.

Website: / Facebook: Myscrappleapple / Instagram: ScrappleAppleframes / Contact: +97150-3121470

fuse specialises in hand-crafted sterling silver and leather jewellery and accessories, ranging from beadd chokers, sterling silver discs, leather bracelets, cuffs and even safety pin bracelets! For more information, visit fusedxb on Facebook.

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Twinkle Time Cleaning
A professional, British-owned cleaning company. Pick up the phone and we'll clean your home! 

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A-E Greek Inspirations
Handmade accessories inspired by Greek contemporary fashion, blended with Greek lifestyle and Greek Mythology.

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For our accessories, we use various semi-precious stones including agate, labradorite, amethyst, citrine, coral, mother of pearl, hematite, lapis lazuli, malachite and many more. Every handmade piece is unique, made with great passion and devotion, as it is evident by the detailed crafting.

Fizz Kidz
Fun bath toys for kids! Create a fun and magical bath time for your children and memories that will last a lifetime!
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Handmade products from South Africa include:  BATH SPRUDELS which fizz, slowly releasing a lovely fragrance into the air as it colours the bath water. Hidden inside the Sprudel is a cute sponge toy.  BATH BEANS provide Magical bath time entertainment for children. Simply place them in warm water, and watch as they unfold into sponge toys.

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New products to our range include FIZZLES bath colour tablets, and other bath time fun items coming soon… Look out for our Great Christmas specials... Watch them in action here - and

Alma Fenicia
In Alma Fenicia you will find fashion and accessories with a European style and a boho chic touch. Our clothes are light and  fresh, ideal for Dubai's weather.

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We aimed to blend fashions and styles from the world and bring them close to you.

Arlene's Dreamcatchers
All my dreamcatchers are designed and made by me here in the UAE. Made with only high quality materials.

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At my stall you can find from keyrings to wall decoration dreamcatchers. You will also find Themed bracelets and some pendant earring sets.

Blend Me
Blend Me is all about celebrating life with lots of colors, quirks and hand crafted products. Blend Me is born out of love for handmade products. We aim at celebrating life with colours and characters. Our dream is to have a wide variety of products to meet all your cravings.

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Mail us at for all your queries. Visit, contact us at OR call +971561364044.

BoHo Candles
BoHo Candles are scented and coloured soy wax candles, all handmade. My candles ar 100% natural and biodegradable, without pesticides and with large variety of colours and great fragrances. All fragrances are without CMR.

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To make it more fun, it is possible to personalise your own candle's colour and scent. On top of it, it's an eco-friendly project: the empty glasses/containers or a container that you really love can by refilled. So no more waste...

Scrumptious Bakes
Passionate baker and cake artist dedicated on making customized cakes and other edible delights.

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We mainly focus on cakes and cupcakes, accompanied by other delectable baked goodies.

Deseneros is an urban brand of hand-made designed jewels, with an edgy, contemporary style, founded in Dubai by Stefano Bolliger. 

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Deseneros collections include rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, all hand-made and original pieces. Stefano successfully blends ethnic influences from his many travels with a stylish chic aesthetic, resulting in eye-catching artisanal pieces that appeal to both men and women.

Desert Daydreams
We are a mother/daughter team in Dubai who love crafting! We hand make all of our gifts.

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Our speciality is decoupage mix media camels. It's all in the details! 

Dot Your T's & Cross Your I's
We make handmade floral head piees, and work on brand collaborations, activations, workshops, weddings, editorial photoshoots and children's parties! 

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To find out more, email or ring 052 849 6038

Favor It
Favor It is currently a home-business specialising in gifting, seasonal items and party favours. At Favor It, we import some of the products, design and make other products. We specialise at putting things together to make them unique and aesthetically pleasing. 

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At our table at the Festive Family Fair, visitors will be able to colour their own stocking, help build Santa's sleigh, build their own snow globe ornament and decorate some gingerbread cookies! 

Happy Days
We make quirky cufflinks and bold greetings cards perfect for gifting on happy days. Come and find us at the Festive Family Fair! 

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Alternatively, get in touch by visiting or email 

B's Soko
B's Soko is to showcase some modern Kenyan products made from vibrant textiles. Kikoy and kanga fabrics are used to make a range of bags and beach towels for adults and children. 

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french & lawless
Our range of fabulously fresh women’s fashion accessories includes from the shimmering trimmings of Absolutely Audrey Shoe Clips, the pleasures of INSIDERS the bag organisers and brilliant embellishments from french & lawless.

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Our mission is to offer you so many exciting ways to add a dash of panache to your wardrobe, you’ll always have that certain something stylish about you.

Heartigrub is brand empowering your lifestyle with premium products which are based on the principles of "Clean Eating" and "Healthy Snacking". Heartigrub cares about creating the simplest, honest, flavorful and hearty products which are 100% healthy, based on age old wisdom.

All products are handmade in the UAE in small fresh batches. It’s a “No Nasties” brand free from all preservatives, artificial flavours, food colours, GMO’s, processed sugars and unhealthy fats.

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BDB Designs
BDB Designs provides a large selection of high end custom embroidery including towels, pillows, linens, children's clothing, and a variety of accessories perfect for the holiday season. Each unique design is made in house with the utmost quality and care.

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Holiy Accessories
I create handmade accessories for ladies and kids, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and scarves. 

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Ici Et La
A pouches collection to organise your bags. 

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Ella's Favourite Things
We offer bamboo feeding sets, soft leather baby shoes, cotton tag blankets, personalised wooden snowflakes, personalised wooden puzzles, silicone cloud placemats, heat cool packs and cotton bandana bibs. 

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Presenting fairy mini gardens. A unique combination of real plants with hand-made decorations from polymer clay. They can be a touching present for your beloved ones, showing you truly care and offer sincere relations. You can order any theme to suit your taste or style. Create your own fairy garden with us! If you fancy yourself as a designer, assemble your own fairy garden the way you want it to look. 

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Besides fairy gardens, you will also find dolls on cups, fair doors and spoons all decorated with polymer clay. 

Origins Collective
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Party People
Get your hands one one of our hand-carved, hand-made and food safe party platters to use at your next party.

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They're sure to wow your guests! At the Festive Family Fair, limited edition ones will also be available. 

Petit Bout Chou
I sell handmade children's clothes and accessories (including hats, headbands etc.) from 1 years to 8 years old.

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Everything is made with 100% premium cotton, mostly from the United States, to give the most comfortable wear for children. 

Petite Lamb
Petite Lamb is a boutique children's clothing and accessory brand all hand-made in Dubai by Katrina who has a passion for children's ware.

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The style of the clothing has a classic look that is smart and comfortable, all the material is 100% cotton and where possible, locally sourced. 

Pictoresca Design
PictorescaDesign offers an array of products such as home décor, cushions, hand-painted mugs and stationary (notebooks and pencil/makeup cases). @PictorescaDesign products are made in the UAE and can be customized. 

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As we live in the UAE, @PictorescaDesign gives an Arabic feel to the products, but at the same time an iconic feel, you can see this in @PictorecaDesign gorgeous doll cushions.

Statement by Nisha
We are a brand of designer statement and bespoke jewelry for the modern yet contemporary woman.

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Our designs are bold and a combination of east meets west, with inspiration drawn from arabic, ottoman and indian backgrounds with a modern touch. The designs cater to the women of today who is out there to make a statement!

Yuks Creations
Hand painted home décor and vast colourful collection of paintings.

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My Christmas design collection of cards, wrapping paper and gift tags are all inspired by sacred geometry.

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Hand drawn, unique designs. There's something for everyone; snowmen, baubles, robins, wreaths, angels and even camels!

Vanity for Sanity
We would be displaying hand-woven scarves, handmade semi precious jewelry, fashion jewelry, and evening clutches.
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The Sand Basket
Come to our shop to find a selection of fun and colourful kikoys of excellent quality made from 100% cotton and hand knotted tassels.

Kikoys can be used as sarongs or towels for the beach or poolside. They are so versatile they can also be used as scarves on cooler days or within the house to brighten things up as a table cloth, sofa throw, bed cover – you name it!

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We can also make items to order with this amazing fabric – pillow cases, kids gowns...let your mind get creative!

Your kikoy is more than a sarong – it is an essential lifestyle accessory!

Find us on...
instagram: @thesandbasket

Be it a few accessories to glam yourself up or wondering how to spruce up your living space with some curios and art-deco pieces or if you are simply thinking of a unique gift for someone special.

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Then this would be it! A one- stop shop where you will find silk stoles, lacquer bangles, ceramic ware, curios and gift items.

Popurri Dubai specialises in handcrafted, artistic, aesthetic and novel collectibles, and apparels and personal accessories made by artisans from various parts of Asia. 

Pimp My Pallet
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Nindi Bindis
As a woman who’s passionate about her ethnic wear, I was always on the lookout for ornaments or trinkets that would accentuate the Indian ensemble. Something that would add a touch of glamour and complement an outfit, something small…something understated….a bindi.

Strangely enough, through my travels across cities both in and outside India, I was unable to find any bindi that was unique, could be reused without comprising its quality or something that was a little more than a piece of cloth or paper on the forehead. So I decided why not bring to life what I have envisioned and wanted my bindi to be and so was born ‘Nindi’, a one of a kind bindi made using a wide range of products including silver, Swarovski crystals and many more.

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Each design is unique and a testament to my love for different cultures so whether it’s a Buddha, Hand of Hamsa, Ganesha or even an Ohm, every single bindi is uniquely crafted with attention to the most intricate details that will allow it to be used over and over without diminishing its natural shape or form.

I have been lucky to already have a modest but loyal customer base that spans across USA, UK, Canada, Singapore and India and I am hoping to now reach out to the fashion savvy community in UAE through ExpatWoman.

Aveen Jewellery
We offer " luxe, beautifully designed and handcrafted jewellery" that offer women “ Affordable luxury with an edge” . Made in Hong Kong and Dubai.

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I have been designing women apparels since June 2012 when I was explored by one of the top most fashion stores in Dubai. All items in Nesli&Han collection are custom designed and hand made by myself.

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I use local and international fabrics to make my kaftans, tops, pants. The Turkish kaftans made of ghutra and natural cotton fabrics from Turkey are the top sellers of my creation. I also craft seasonal accessories that include Christmas decorations.

Made With Love by Zaza
Ideal crystal cutlery and amazing wonderbags!

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These cutlery are handmade and are perfect for a special dinner. They are also made with crystals and the color of your choice. Gorgeous designs are specified and made by ZAZA to your choice. It's always made with love!

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These wonderbags are ideal for keeping your food hot or your drinks cold for up to 24 hours. They also slow cook your food; It always stay hot in time for lunch. They are washed easily and are taken to the parks, beaches and desert!

For more information, contact 050 284 7861 or email

Lynda Marion

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Anjana Bhatia
I am a crochet artist. It’s a passion and I have been crocheting for over 20 years. I am part of MICQ (Mother India’s Crochet Queens) and we currently hold Guinness world Record (as a group) for World’s Largest Crochet Blanket. These blankets were donated to different local charities in India. Every year we make different items for charities. This year we are making hats which will be donated to local charities in Dubai. I have also won first prize on different occasions at local fairs. I create my creations according to seasons and festivals, accepting custom orders in between.

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I mostly crochet toys, home décor, accessories, ornaments and sometimes apparel. During this fair, I will be offering unique gifts for children, Christmas Tree Ornaments, Candle Holders. I will also be accepting requests for customized orders.

LulaBeau  is a bespoke shop selling lovingly made gifts and home décor items here in Dubai. The highest quality fabrics and materials are sourced from all over the world to bring the most up-to-date designs. 

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Each product is designed, made and sold by Louisa giving you that personal touch in each piece. Many of the designs can be personalized and each of the products can be customized from a vast range of fabrics designs and colours.

Our unique, luxurious gemstones & pearls are precious natural stones sourced from London, Hong Kong, Far East, Dubai & South America. Each piece is handmade using only the highest quality gemstones & natural pearls finished with Gold and Silver.

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Inspired by Beauty, Fashion & Travel, we believe our Jewellery to be beautiful, exciting and unique one off designs that are a pleasure to wear for all occasions.

E: / Instagram: victoriadowneyjewellery / Pinterest: vickidowney1 / UAE: +971 528826609

Pretzmann Design
Purchase handcrafted greeting cards! 

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Luna Occasions
For more information visit Luna Occasions on Facebook, @luna_occasions on Instagram or email

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Lou Harvey UAE
A unique range of bags and lifestyle accessories. South African based Lou Harvey is well known for her flamboyant design sense and impeccable style. The Lou Harvey brand, synonymous with cutting-edge design, style, fashion and functionality, incorporates a large variety of accessories, including laminated bags, coolers, wallets and vanities.

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Lou's wide selection of products has resulted in a brand that has exploded in popularity in South Africa and is now stocked in over 250 stores throughout the country. More recently, international demand has lead to the Lou Harvey Range now being sold in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and in many other countries. 

Local Authors

John Felton
Henry had Terrible Hiccups and Henry and Grumps
Another Goggle Eyed Fish story. Henry is leading a sing-a-long, when Grumps arrives. 'Oh dear... not a happy moment!' Read and join in as the story unfolds. 

Henry and Grumps

With story in rhyme by John Felton and Andy Hunt's colourful and vibrant illustrations, a small book to bring smiles and laughter to young and old. 

Alexander McNabb
Alexander McNabb has been working as a journalist, editor and magazine publisher in the Middle East for some 30 years. Today he consults on media, publishing and digital communications.

Alexander McNabb festive family fair

Alexander's first serious novel was the critically acclaimed Olives - A Violent Romance, a work exploring the attitudes, perceptions and conflicts of the Middle East, exposing a European sensibility to the multi-layered world of life on the borders of Palestine. Published in 2011, the book triggered widespread controversy, finding a receptive audience in the Middle East and beyond.

Olives was followed in 2012 by testosterone-soaked international spy thriller Beirut - An Explosive Thriller. His third Middle East-based novel, Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy, about a man dying of cancer unearthing a deadly past, published in 2013. Together, the three form the 'Levant Cycle'.

A Decent Bomber, set in Ireland, published in 2015. It tells the story of a retired IRA bomb-maker forced to resume his old trade, pitching 'old terror' against 'new terror' in a battle of wits between an Irish farmer with a violent past and Somali extortionists with a questionable future.

Alexander's latest, Birdkill, is a psychological thriller about a teacher who has lost her recent past to 'The Void', a terrible incident she can't recall and nobody seems to be in a hurry to tell her about. Her friend Mariam embarks on a race to uncover the truth before Robyn is driven over the edge into insanity.

You can find Alexander and his books at

Alexander Mcnabb's books festive family fair

Rachel Hamilton
Rachel Hamilton studied at Oxford and Cambridge and has put her education to good use by working in an ad agency, a secondary school, a building site and a men’s prison. Her interests are books, films, stand-up comedy and cake, and she loves to make people laugh, especially when it’s intentional rather than accidental.

Rachel Hamilton author festive family fair

Rachel's debut novel, The Case of the Exploding Loo, was runner up in the 2013 Emirates Festival of Literature First Fiction Competition and shortly afterwards she was offered a two book deal by Simon and Schuster.

The Case of the Exploding Loo went on to be nominated for the Redbridge Children's Book Awards 2015 and the Leeds Book Awards 2015,  and to win the Worcestershire Awesomest Book Award 2015 and the Ossett Riveting Read Award 2016.

She is also the author of the Unicorn in New York series, published by OUP in the UK and soon to be published in the US by Scholastic. The first book in the series, Louie Lets Loose, was chosen as part of the 2016 Big Read, Summer Reading Programme.

Rachel took part in the Dubai Comedy Festival 2015 as part of the 'Funny Girls' stand up tour, and was awarded Emirates Woman of the Year (Artist) in 2015. She currently divides her time between the UK and the UAE, creating funny books for 7 to 13 year-olds.

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Festive Family Fair Zones

In our efforts to bring you all the best of Dubai during the festive season, we've sectioned our event up into different zones, where you'll find everything related to each other in the same place. 

Crafter's Terrace

With over 70 crafters in one place, you'll no doubt be able to find fantastic, hand-crafted gifts, items and clothing that would be perfect as a treat for yourself or for a loved one this Christmas. Plus, there'll be a pizza and BBQ station nearby to quash any hunger pangs you might feel throughout the day while browsing the works of some of the best crafters in town. 

Festive Family Fair expatwoman cobone zone

Cobone Zone

Similar to last year, visitors will find our recognisably blue Cobone Zone in the center courtyard of the club. Here you'll find additional crafters, as well as talented local authors who'll be selling their works. It's a perfect opportunity to get a signed version of your next read. Visitors in our Cobone Zone will also find a catering and bar area where they'll be able to relax and enjoy the day. 

Family Zone

If you have small children, this is the place you want to be. There'll be a bouncy castle here, as well as a unique experience of a hatching program provided by Al Rawdah Poultry. Your little ones will be able to witness the hatching of chicks before their very eyes! Not only that, but you'll find our ExpatWoman mums gazebo, here to answer all of your questions about life as a mum in Dubai. 

Child Fun Zone 

Here you'll be able to let your older kiddies run loose with lots of fun and activities for them to join in. Including a mini train carrying up to 14 kids at one time, plus a huge 6 lane trampoline as well as a giant slide AND a rodeo reindeer. 

On Stage

We're bringing a stage with us this year, from which we'll be holding various raffles and activities for you to enjoy. 



Getting to Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club is very easy via Umm Suqieum road, as it's located behind Dubai Studio City and next to Arabian Ranches. You may access the venue via Umm Suqieum towards Bab Al Shams, or through the back of Dubai Studio City.



Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club 
Al Qudra Road 
Opposite Arabian Ranches, next to Studio City 
P.O. Box 7477, Dubai 
United Arab Emirates 

Telephone: +971 4 3618111 
Fax: +971 4 3617111 
GPS Location: 25.052222|55.270556 

or scan this QR code to get the location

Frequently Asked Questions

Photography and video on the day
There will be dedicated photographers and videographers on the day taking pictures of our entire event. If you do not wish for you or your child's photo to be taken, please just let one of the great team members from Goldfish Photography & Video know on the day and they'll be happy to assist! We'll also have members of the EW team taking photos and videos for the purposes of sharing on social media, so if you do not wish to be included, please just let a member of the EW team know when you arrive. 

What if I've been to The Colour Run that morning, can I still come?
Yes of course, however we please ask you to change into clean clothing. Our Festive Family Fair will be very busy with lots of people and precious items and displays, so we don't want things being ruined by accident. 

Will there be parking?
Yes there is parking available at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, best to get there early to make sure you get a spot! There will also be additional parking available at the very back of the large polo field, security and car attendants will guide you upon your arrival. 

Otherwise, there is parking available in the surrounding Studio City areas, however you may have to walk a short distance to the venue. We'll have handy helpers on the ground to make sure you park and get you and your family to the venue safely. 

Is there an ATM machine onsite?
Unfortunately there is not - the nearest cash machines are in Dubai Studio City Tower or in Motor City!

Can I bring my children?
Of course you can! Absolutely, children are very welcome to this event. Plus, it'll be there first chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, so definitely bring them!

Can I bring my pet(s)? 
We're sorry, you can't bring your household pet to our event. If you own a guide dog who must attend with you, please email our Events Manager at and we'll come to an arrangement for you if necessary.

Can I buy refreshments at the event? 
Yes of course, there will be refreshments and a bar available to all who attend throughout the event. 

Will there be handmade crafts or products to buy?
That's the best bit! Browse the fantastic work of the Emirate's crafters on the day... You might even pick up a fantastic new Christmas decoration for your home or the perfect gift to give this Christmas?

Will there be children's entertainment and games?
Not only will there be Santa's Grotto for all the children to meet the man himself, there will also be a bouncy castle on site, a soccer pitch to play on and your child(ren) will have the chance to witness a live polo match! 

Is there an entrance fee to attend the event?
Absolutely not! Entrance is free on the day, so there's no excuse not to bring everyone. 

**If you wish to get involved as a crafter or vendor, please ensure you arrange this in advance by emailing**

What are the opening times?
Our fair will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm!

Is this a female only event?
Absolutely not, bring your husbands and your sons, your brothers and your father! We know they all secretly love ExpatWoman anyway...

Is it an indoor or outdoor event?
Both; you'll find the majority of our vendors and crafters and entertainment outside in and around the polo club's grounds. Refreshments, the bar and toilets are available inside the Polo and Equestrian Club.

What time does the polo match start? 
It will be in the afternoon, keep checking back for more details and confirmed times.

Will there be first aid on site if needed?
Yes of course, we aim to ensure the safety of all visitors joining us on the day, and the great team from IMC Medical Center are providing first aid services throughout the event.

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