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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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Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has announced a new Scholarship programme!

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Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has revealed a new scholarship programme designed to broaden access to its holistic and enriching educational model, as well as to attract and support talented students who show passion for and potential in their chosen field.

As well as Academic awards, scholarships will be offered in: Sports, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The school is keen to unlock the potential in Abu Dhabi’s school children and is calling for applications from able students across the city. The programme is open to pupils entering Year 7 and above in September 2017.

Selection criteria will vary depending on the award but in all cases, the school will be looking for strong evidence of achievement and potential.

Headmaster, Brendan Law, says: “Candidates will be expected to already be performing at a high level and, on top of that, we are particularly looking for children who demonstrate an independence of thought, a real love for their area of excellence and a desire to grow and develop.

“Scholarship programmes are an important part of the independent school model, bringing benefits on a number of levels,” he explains. “At an individual level, scholars are typically offered opportunities to get involved in additional, prestigious activities that stretch and extend them. And of course, awards can add weight to university applications. For the student body, scholars act as role models and peer group leaders, demonstrating how potential can be realised and what can be achieved through commitment and determination. For the school as a whole, scholars add an energy and vibrancy that further add to the community spirit, diversity and excellence.

“Importantly, by introducing a scholarship programme that carries fee remission, we can now ensure more children have the opportunity to benefit from the calibre and breadth of education offered here at Cranleigh.”

For more information or to apply for a Scholarship, visit