CULTURE CORNER

UAE Martyrs’ Day

Earlier this year, in mid-August, HH Sheikh khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declared that November 30th each year will be observed...

10 tips for educators who are new to the UAE

Make friends As expats, sometimes the friends we make here in the UAE have to serve as stand-ins for our family members. At some point...

In the UAE: Proverbs, Riddles & Folklore

During our visit to the Sharjah Heritage Museum, we came across a few interesting Emirati proverbs, riddles and folklore. These are located in the children’s section...

Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum in Al Ain

Educators make up a considerable number of the expats who are instrumental to the educational reform in the UAE. Know Your UAE provides insights...

The holy month of Ramadan in the UAE

Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is an important period of religious significance for Muslims all over the...

In the UAE… Fact File

Many of the newly appointed educators who will be coming to the UAE will have been scouring the social network sites in search of...

Heritage House Museum in Dubai

When one thinks of the vibrant city of Dubai the images that immediately come to mind include; that of spectacular architecture, numerous high-rise buildings...

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding

Open Doors. Open Minds. According to the website of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU): “Dubai is a uniquely modern and cosmopolitan...

Have you visited Jahili Fort in Al Ain?

With spring break about to hit high gear, we thought it would be great to remind those of you who are remaining in the...

Happy 45th National Day, UAE!

Established in 1971, the United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates. The country’s population comprises largely of expatriates (7.8 million) and Emiratis...