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Angry Birds Flock at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

23 August – 11 September

10am – 10pm

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will be the home of the highly-entertaining Angry Birds as a part of their Back to School Activities and EID AL ADHA Celebrations. This is the first time that the popular flock of outcasts from the hugely successful game and movie franchise will be visiting Abu Dhabi.

Fans of all ages will have hands-on, exciting activities to participate in at the Mall’s Angry Birds themed activation zones. Children can stir up fun in the ‘Egg Pit’ or pick an exciting activity at the ‘Kids’ Workshop’ section.

Parents and children can enjoy and explore the world of Angry Birds family entertainment sections featuring ‘Sling Shot’, ‘Splat That’ and the ‘Chill Out Zone’ where the entire family can sit back and relax while watching the Angry Birds movie on a big screen.

The children’s workshop

Get your kids to join fun lessons in mask making, balloon art, doll making, pom-pom collection, clay moulding and hat making as well as facing painting.

Time: 5:0pm to 10:00pm

August 24-26, 31st August – 03rd September and September 07-09, 2017

Children will also have the chance to meet and greet the feathered stars Red, Chuck and Bomb, along with photo opportunity at Angry Birds themed photo booths.

Angry Birds Live Show – September 1-3

For the first time in the UAE, Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will host the Angry Birds live show as the special EID AL ADHA attraction. There will be four shows every day followed by a meet and greet opportunity with the Angry Bird stars.

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Amity International School has announced its Scholarship programme!

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Open to pupils entering Year 7 and Year 8

Amity International School is launching a scholarship programme for boys and girls showing outstanding academic, creative or physical ability. These awards are worth up to a possible 100% of fee-remission.

All scholarships receive a 15% reduction (if it is confirmed that school fees are paid from family income rather than a third party). Where pupils show strong potential to thrive from an Amity Education and where such financial circumstances are evidenced, the school has a bursary fund gifted by the Amity Education Group to help ensure these pupils do not lose out.

The scholarships are awarded for evidenced academic achievement and potential. Alternatively, applicants may wish to be considered for their all-round ability. In such circumstances, the combined achievements and potential in a range of disciplines such as sport, music, art and drama as well as academics will be considered.

Applicants will be requested to complete academic scholarship assessments and those wishing to evidence other skills as part of application for an all-rounder award will be asked to submit further evidence. Additional information on selection criteria is available from the school.

Successful pupils will be mentored and supported by the new Head of Secondary School, Adrian Frost. Previously a scholar of Oxford University and the Director of Scholarship of a leading independent school in the United Kingdom. Scholars will be presented with a wealth of new opportunities and exciting challenges, outstanding premium resources, many of which are a first for the city including its own boat house and RYA accredited sailing school, Olympic sized swimming pool, 400m running track and state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

To register your interest and to receive further information please visit

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Yalla’s Weekly Guide to Family Happenings in Abu Dhabi!


Welcome to our weekly guide of family events happening over the next 7 days. There is so much to do in Abu Dhabi, and here are just a few events. Do look at our Events Diary where you can see our full listing of all the family events that we have found for you. Be sure to check out our round up of Summer Camps and Playcentres at –

Making and Looking Together, Parent and Child

Manarat Al Saadiyat

1 July

10am – 11pm

This specially designed hands-on activity tour allows children up to age five to create art with a parent or caregiver. Based on the artwork of Susan Hefuna, Anish Kapoor, and Tanaka Atsuko, families will create art in the galleries in front of the actual works. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting messy.

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Fun Run on the Beach

Corniche Beach Abu Dhabi

18 November

8am – 11pm

The new way to spend your day at the beach! The New Balance Beach Run AUH presented by Daman Activelife is a fun- filled family beach run suitable for runners of all abilities.

The different run options of 1.8k, 3.6k and 7.2k mean that there’s a run suitable for everyone whether you’re an avid runner, lacing up your shoes for the first time or just looking for a fun activity for you and your friends or family.

That’s not all; runners, supporters and beach goers can come and join in the carnival-like atmosphere in the Festival Village. Packed full of food, music, entertainment and activities, it’s the only way to spend your weekend.

All runners aged 6 and over will receive a race bag inclusive of a special New Balance race t-shirt. Please note under 5s will not receive a T-Shirt.