Here’s a list of places that are giving out Poppies for Remembrance Day in Dubai
5 November 2018| Last updated on 8 November 2018
In commemoration efforts for Remembrance Day in Dubai
For those who don’t know, Remembrance Day is commemorated on November the 11th.
And this year, as the calendar turns to the 11th of November and it falls on a Sunday, residents have some time to seek out locations in Dubai that might be selling a Poppy flower.
To save residents the trouble of finding specific poppies in the city, several schools across Dubai are taking part in the commemoration campaign and will be distributing Poppies.
This campaign has been organized by the Royal British Legion and they are also organizing a memorial service on Friday, November 9 with a two-minute silence tribute to Remembrance Day.
The following list of schools are found in Dubai and will be giving out a Poppy to those who are commemorating Remembrance Day.
Even if your children don’t go to any of these schools, many of them are happy to let residents come in and collect a Poppy.
However, it is best to call and check about their opening hours and whether a certain school has run out of Poppies.
- Aquila School
- Brighton College
- Dubai British School
- Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
- Dubai College
- Dubai English Speaking School
- Dubai English Speaking College
- Dubai Heights Academy
- English College
- Foremarke School
- GEMS Royal Dubai School
- Hartland International School
- Horizon International School
- JESS (Arabian Ranches)
- JESS (Primary) Jumeirah
- Jumeirah College
- North London Collegiate School
- Raffles International School
- Ranches Primary School
- Regent Int School
- Safa British School
- Sharjah English School
- South View School
- Sunmarke International School
What is Remembrance day?
Remembrance Day falls on the 11th Of November every year and it marks the end of World War I back in 1918 at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
The commemorative day is usually tributed by a two-minute silence at 11 am on Remembrance Day to remember the lives lost in the war.
On this day, the Royal British Family and countries including the United Kingdom join together to commemorate the lives lost to the first World War – British expats around the world also commemorate this day.
Remembrance Day now is held to commemorate the lives lost in all wars and not just World War One, including World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.
Why do people wear a Poppy on Remembrance Day?
A Poppy has been attributed as a symbol to remember the lives lost at war – millions of Poppies are given out every year over the coming days leading to November the 11th.
And the reason behind choosing a Poppy was because Poppy flowers were the flowers that grew on the battlefields after the end of World War One.
Ever since then, the Poppy has become a symbol to remember the lives lost in war and conflict.