Come along to the 2018 edition of our lifestyle event featuring free activities and fun for the entire family
6 August 2018| Last updated on 12 September 2018
Our annual lifestyle event, Living in Dubai, is back in 2018 with more exhibitors, prizes, and free fun for the entire family!
Showcasing the best service providers and local vendors in the city, Living in Dubai caters to all newly or recently-arrived expats and long-standing residents looking to find information directly from experts across health, education, home and lifestyle sectors. Our goal is to connect you with leading experts and services providers in Dubai, to make your experience in this wonderful city just that much easier!
Support local business by shopping at our Croutique market and let your little ones enjoy a range of free activities.
When: Saturday, 15th September 2018
Where: Constellation Ballroom, Address Dubai Marina
This family-geared event is FREE ENTRY with free refreshments for guests, too. Our partnering exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts and giveaways and fabulous prizes with AED 30,000 in total up for grabs! Check out who will be joining us below!
One lucky family will have the opportunity to relax on the private beach, dive in the Red Sea and unwind with a spa treatment - all while staying at the luxury and award-winning Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba in Jordan! The gorgeous resort combines contemporary decor and first-class facilities in a stunning beachfront location just 15 minutes from Aqaba’s city centre and 25 minutes from King Hussein International Airport. The winning family will indulge in a four-night stay for four (two adults, two children) with buffet breakfast and dinner included, plus additional perks like VIP transfers from Aqaba airport, spa access, a spa treatment, kids' activities, and more! To find out more about the fabulous resort, visit: https://www.movenpick.com/en/middle-east/jordan/aqaba/resort-aqaba-tala-...
Featuring daily deals on the best things to do, see and 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.
Visit www.cobone.com for more information, or come along to Living in Dubai to meet the Cobone team and win some fantastic prizes with our wheel of fortune!
We’d like to introduce you to Croutique.com, the home for unique crafts, boutiques and gifts. Support your local businesses and shop around the Croutique Market and if you're a vendor or crafter don't forget to stop by the Croutique stand and ask the creative team on hand how you can get involved with Croutique.com.
The Gift Box
The Gift Box is located in Arabian Ranches retail center and in Dubai Studio City and offers an eclectic mix of homeware gifts, toys, jewellery, greetings cards, children's books and more! Visit the Gift Box at Living in Dubai to shop some lovely and unique gifts!
Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Founded in 1998, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital is a modern, multi-specialty 127 bed medical facility providing attentive, cost-effective, quality care of an international standard. With specialists highly qualified and experienced within their particular fields, and all staff members trained to be fully conversant with best customer care practices and quality in the delivery of services, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in the UAE.
Come by the Mediclinic Welcare Hospital booth at Living in Dubai for an opportunity to:
• Receive free sugar and cholesterol tests by registered nurses
• Receive rree BMI measurement done by the Biomedical team
• Walk away with some fabulous goodies
and take part in their fun pop quiz, where five lucky winners will walk away with some great prizes!
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Pioneering eye care for over 200 years. Located in Dubai Healthcare City, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, is the first overseas branch of Moorfields London, the oldest eye hospital in the world. Moorfields Dubai delivers the same exceptional standard of diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases which restrict eyesight and even cause blindness.
Highly qualified consultant eye doctors and medical team. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai employs very experienced eye care consultants most of whom have trained or worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Most of the Consultant Ophthalmologists are permanently based in the Middle East to provide excellence and continuity of patient care. The support staff includes optometrists, orthoptists, an ocularist and pharmacists all of who have been chosen for excellence in their respective fields.
World-class eye care services and facilities. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai delivers a full range of eye care services from simple eye tests to complex eye surgery. Experienced eye specialists in their respective fields carry out all procedures including LASIK and treating glaucoma, cataracts, lazy eye, squints retinal eye diseases associated with diabetes, ocular oncology and genetic eye disease testing and counselling. The world class facilities at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai set the highest benchmark for eye care in the Middle East.
Visit Moorfields Eye Hospital at Living in Dubai for an opportunity to:
• Consult with an ophthalmologist answer any questions regarding children’s movement of the eye
• Receive a FREE basic eye test
• Enjoy exclusive and limited-time-only discounts
• Enjoy free children's activities, including a tattoo station, arts and crafts, sand art, sequence making, and mug painting
InstaShop is all about fast grocery delivery. Users can shop everything they need, from fresh groceries to household products, from nearby supermarkets directly through their mobile app or through the web-shop & enjoy a delivery of 30 to 60 minutes depending on location. The service emphasizes on convenience & ease of use, all someone needs to do is add their address, tap to choose their products & that’s it.
The ease & convenience of the service is the reason why it is the leading startup in the on demand grocery delivery market in the UAE. Successfully backed by Jabbar.com & Amazon.com in 2017, InstaShop currently has over 300,000 active users serving 250 supermarkets. It is present in 4 countries and expanding, and has been nominated for two consecutive years as one of the most promising startups in the Arab world by Forbes.
Come along to Living in Dubai and have fun at the InstaShop photobooth!
Brighton College, England’s top co-educational school opens in Dubai in September 2018*. Brighton College Dubai offers pupils a vibrant and challenging learning environment, and a distinctive British independent school ethos which reflects the values and dynamic culture of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
The College will open in September 2018* for pupils from FS1 to Year 9 and grow organically each year to reach Year 13. Located in Al Barsha South in a purpose-built campus, Brighton College Dubai boasts state-of-the-art facilities and is committed to becoming the leading British curriculum school in the Middle East. With highly experienced and talented Academic and support staff, the School is able to provide an outstanding level of education, just as other Brighton Colleges already do around the world.
Brighton College Dubai is the third sister school of Brighton College UK in the UAE. The College is supported by the Centre for Excellence in Arabic Language, Culture and the Arts which is located on the same campus and dedicated to enhancing our pupils, parents and teachers learning of Arabic Language, Culture and Art.
The College's deeply embedded links with Brighton College UK and its other sister schools in the UAE and beyond assist in making good claim to represent the very best of British education. Visit Living in Dubai 2018 to learn more from the Brighton College team first-hand!
Dwight School Dubai
Opening in Dubai in September 2018, Dwight School will offer the IB curriculum at all stages of schooling from Pre-K to Grade 12. Founded in New York (USA) in 1872, Dwight has and continues to provide a personalized experience for each student through the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Dwight is dedicated to “igniting the spark of genius” in every child. Dwight School is recognized by the IB organization as a world leader in international education.
With a solid foundation of proven results from implementing our educational methods at campuses around the globe, Dwight School is highly committed and strongly motivated to developing and delivering the best and most innovative International Baccalaureate school in the Middle East
Dwight School Dubai will bring the innovative mindset that the students of Dubai are eager to attain. Dwight’s network of schools around the world will also allow its students in Dubai to enjoy a unique global and cultural experience.
Meet the team from Dwight School at Living in Dubai to learn more about the school and its unique approach to ‘igniting the spark of genius’ of every child.
Liquid Expat Mortgages
Liquid Expat is a team of experienced mortgage consultants, dedicated entirely to helping expats find the very best mortgage deal, working tirelessly to perfectly match mortgage-seekers with lenders.
The Liquid Expat Mortgages team can help you secure the very best deals on your expat mortgage, using their industry contacts and long-lasting partnerships with major lenders and more specialist, boutique lenders alike. Whether you’re looking to move back to the UK or would like to purchase an investment property, the Liquid Expat team approaches each enquiry on its individual merits.
Securing a mortgage from overseas can be a stressful and difficult task – even for parties who already own a number of properties - find out more information directly from the experts at Living in Dubai!
Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaners are very popular – and have been for generations: one in every four households in Germany own a Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaner. Since its invention in 1930, more than 80 million Kobolds have been sold. Vorwerk quickly outsourced internationally and can now also be found in Dubai, UAE. Vorwerk never stopped to produce high quality vacuum cleaners that fulfil every requirement of having a clean & allergy free home.Visit Vowerk at Living in Dubai to learn more about their state-of-the-art vacuum cleaners!
As expats, we often accumulate more than we need and we tend to move from place to place, often leaving us to search for reliable storage areas for our extra items. Sentinel Storage is conveniently located in Al Quoz, just minutes from Mall of the Emirates and has the answer to all our storage needs. Their modern, self-storage facilities provide the most affordable and secure storage solution in Dubai. Meet the friendly team from Sentinel Storage at Living in Dubai 2018 to find out more about their storage solutions and packages and enter your chance to win free storage services for one month!
Sharmila Dance Center
In 1999 ,Sharmila began teaching dance in the UAE and formerly established her company “Sharmila Dance” in 2006 at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre , MOE, where she offered classes to students ranging in age of 7 years old through to adults and professionals. On hearing the news that Ductac was shifting to Midriff she decided to open “Sharmila Dance Center” which is based on the 3rd Floor at Al Attar Business Centre in Al Barsha and has three state of the art dance studios. With over 500 students currently attending her classes she looks forward to offering an even larger variety of classes to a wider range of dance and performing arts enthusiasts.
Come along to Living in Dubai and meet the lovely team from Sharmila Dance - one lucky winner will also walk away with free dance classes!
StayFit365 is a group of revolutionary thinking fitness experts who have gathered together to provide the best fitness service presently available on the market. With StayFit365 time is no longer an issue. Workout in the comfort of your home, at your gym, their affiliate gym facility or, why not, enjoying the scenery of your favorite park! Meet the wonderful team at Living in Dubai and take part in some fun fitness challenges for your chance to win some great prizes!
MindChamps is much more than a nursery. Developed by a team of interdisciplinary experts, the MindChamps program is designed to create champion learners at the early learning stage by nurturing the joy of discovery. Its trademarked Champion Mindset breaks free of traditional learning methods that teach ‘what’ to learn. Instead, our award-winning 3-Mind Champ concept, encompassing The Champion Mind, The Learning Mind and The Creative Mind, teaches young children ‘how’ to learn for self-fulfilling success. In unison with our 3-Mind teaching method, our philosophy of 100% Respect and Zero Fear gives your champ total freedom to be creative and unique, further empowering their education. Visit Living in Dubai and learm more about MindChamps Nursery whilst your little ones enjoy free activities!
Shea Global Trading LLC
Shea Global General Trading LLC is a Dubai based trading and distribution company focused on introducing natural and eco-friendly products to the United Arab Emirates /Gulf Cooperation Council market.
Offering a unique and broad selection of brands from the USA and Africa,using the most natural and environmentally friendly ingredients and processes to make their products, they believe that using natural products should be a way of life and this philosophy is at the core of their business model.
Shea Global is the sole distributor of Mitra Bath and Body, USA products in UAE and GCC. Visit the Shea Global team at Living in Dubai 2018 and learn more about their amazing products!
Holidayme is one of the fastest growing online travel portals in the Middle East with offices in UAE, KSA & India, offering integrated travel services ranging from Holidays, Hotels & Umrah to customers across the Middle East and has become a trusted brand in a short span of time. Having served over 100,000+ customers with its innovative use of technology, theircustomer base continues to surge month-on-month growing a whopping 20%+ on an annual basis, being recognized by "Forbes Middle East" & "Gulf Capital SME”.
Visit Living in Dubai to find out how Holidayme brings you an opportunity to be part of their story and grow as a Holiday Expert while working from home!
Dovecote Green Primary School
Dovecote Green Primary School provides a caring, secure education in a bright, stimulating and motivating environment. A thinking school for the 21st century, Dovecote Primary follows the English National curriculum and develop the values of respect, joy and commitment in all pupils, which in turn will develop the whole child.Meet the wonderful team from Dovecote Primary at Living in Dubai!
If you struggle with eating healthy, and unsure about what recipes to buy at the supermarket, we can totally relate. To help, we recommend Livefreshr…this Dubai-based grocery delivery service helps you cook healthy, fresh food easily and conveniently in the comfort of your own home.
With new recipes every week, and different menus to choose from, Livefreshr can help you shop smarter when ordering your groceries…. Saving you money and hours of time grocery shopping. Meet the friendly team from Livefreshr and learn more about their amazing service at Living in Dubai!
501st Legion, UAE Outpost
Come and meet The 501st Legion, UAE Outpost! Talk about costumes and have your picture taken with some well- known characters!
Started in 2002, The 501st Legion, UAE Outpost has been involved in a wide range of activities within the UAE including Star Wars film premieres, Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and various other local events. It’s a great way to meet like- minded friends, with regular socials also being held.
To join, you need to own a high standard Star Wars, dark side costume.The 501st can help getting your costume together and up to spec and have a wealth of local knowledge of where to get items from. It can seem difficult but the 501st can help!
JOIN THE 501st… Together you can rule the galaxy
NB: The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. ©2017 & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Splash N Bounce
Splash N Bounce is a Kids Entertainment and Event Management Company based in Dubai U A E. Established in 2008,they pioneered organizing Kids Pool Parties and now are a one -stop-shop for Birthday Parties,Corporate Events, Company Family Day,School Events and offer a wide range of Party Planning Services and entertainment options. Splash n Bounce also has unique,exclusive inflatables & has a Party Store in Dubai Investment Park. Come down to ExpatWoman's Living in Dubai and let your little ones have fun at Splash N Bounce's massive soft play area!
Blossom Nursery is a leading British Curriculum Nursery, ranked amongst the best kids nurseries in Dubai. Blossom Education is an Award Winning, all inclusive ECO Nursery accepting children aged 4 months to 6 years. Come and meet the friendly team at Living in Dubai and enjoy free children's activities!
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 our team members 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.
this a female only event?
Absolutely not, this event is open to the entire family!
Can I bring my children?
Of course you can! Absolutely, children are very welcome to this event.
Will there be parking?
There is self-parking available at Dubai Marina Mall. It's only a quick five-minute walk through the mall to get to the hotel!
Can I bring my pet(s)?
We're sorry, you can't bring your household pet into the hotel.
Will there be crafts or products to buy?
Yes! Browse the fantastic work of crafters, unique homeware and fashion products, and great toys for your little ones on the day.
Will there be children's entertainment and games?
Yes! We’ll have free face-painting, balloon bending, arts and crafts and more!
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.
What are the opening times?
The event will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm!
Is it an indoor or outdoor event?
This event is indoors.