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Your Weekly Calendar: The Brain & Learning Talk, The School & Nursery Show, Urban Yoga X Talise Fitness Rooftop Yoga and more!

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A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week

Here comes a new week! Take some parenting tips from The Brain and Learning Talk at Gems Wellington Academy, get a taste of Italy at Italian Mina Beach Festival and unwind with Urban Yoga X Talise Fitness Rooftop Yoga at Jumeirah Emirates Towers!

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The Brain & Learning Talk

Looking for some tips on parenting and well-being of your children, mama? Well, let’s hear it from the expert! In celebration and support of Brain Awareness Week, The Brain and Learning are hosting a free talk by Mr. Douglas Russell, Lecturer in Psychology and Education from Middlesex University. Don’t miss out Mr. Douglas Russell’s top 5 tips for how to support holistic development in your kiddies, plus “iLove my iPad”, a topic focuses on guidelines and findings from numerous studies about the effects of screen devices on children’s learning and development. See you there!

When: Wednesday, 15 March (6:30pm)
Where: Gems Wellington Academy, Al Khail Road
How much: Free!

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The School & Nursery Show

The School & Nursery Show is back and bigger than ever before and is one of the best ways to navigate this mega important decision! With over 40 educators under one roof, this FREE show will allow you to get a snapshot into what many of Dubai’s best learning establishments can offer your little people in the most convenient and time efficient way. Oh and there’ll be coffee and treats by fabulous mama-run café Spill the Bean, Perfect!

When: Friday, 17 March & Saturday, 18 March (10am – 4pm)
Where: DIMC, Mina Seyahi (next to Barasti Bar)
How much: Free! Register early and WIN one of 20 family entertainer 2017 apps! All details here

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Italian Mina Beach Festival

Italian Mina Beach Festival

Ciao, mama! Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre is turning into a Mediterranean haven for lovers of Italian cuisine and culture. With an afternoon promising the opportunity to sample the best in traditional cuisine and a host of artisanal products directly from Italy amongst the seaside ambience and sunshine, there’s no better way to finish your week! Expect mouth-watering traditional Italian favourites from Italian cold cuts to cheeses, risotto, pizzas, pastas and BBQ meats to classic Gelato, making this the biggest and best Italian food festival seen in Dubai. With entertainment on site from afternoon through to the evening, families are invited to mingle, drink and dine with an authentic Italian vibe!

When: Thursday, 16 March
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre
How much: Entry is free via Club Mina entrance (next to Barasti) and complimentary parking is available

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Mindful parenting

Free Mindful Parenting Seminar

We know parenting is an ongoing learning process, mama. That’s why learning practical skills that will enable us to parent in a mindful way, build connections with our children and teach them  the skills they will need to grow into healthy adults is so important. Head over to DUCTAC Theatre this Thursday to meet Jo Jewell, Founder of Mindful Parenting UAE, who will explain what Mindful Parenting is and how it can transform your parenting. Take these tips home with you and start new parenting strategies today!

When: Thursday, 16 March (9am)
Where: DUCTAC Theatre
How much: Free! RSVP at

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Urban Yoga and Talise Fitness Rooftop Yoga

Urban Yoga X Talise Fitness Rooftop Yoga

Calling all Dubai yogis! The monthly Urban Yoga Rooftop Yoga is back for a new season in partnership with Talise Fitness. Unwind as you enjoy the 90-minute yoga class taken by the yoga instructors of Urban Yoga while overlooking the shimmering lights of Dubai and nearby DIFC. This month’s session will be guided by Lululemon Ambassador and Urban Yoga resident yogi Omar Sultani – RSVP to save a spot!

When: Monday, 13 March (7:30pm)
Where: Terrace, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
How much: Members price early bird price = 50 AED (booking and payment required)
Members price = 70 AED (booking required)
Non-members early bird price = 85 AED (booking and payment required)
Non-members price = 99 AED (no booking required)

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Have a fab one, mama!

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