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9 Reasons To Get Excited For The New School Year

August 22, 2022 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

There's so much to be excited about with the new school year coming your way! Besides the fact that the house will soon be a bit quieter and you no longer have to worry about keeping the kiddos busy during the day, there are plenty of great offers and activities available during this time. We've listed for you some great courses and events such as a one-stop back-to-school shopping experience, a unique marine activity, a magic show and more! Read ahead for further details.

Why You Should be Looking Forward to New School Term?

Become a freestyle athlete

BOUNCE Freestyle Academy is easily one of the most entertaining coaching programs for kiddos! 

The focus of this program is to develop and enhance your kiddo's balance, coordination, strength and agility through pure fun and endless creativity. Kiddos as young as 2 are welcome at the Academy, and they have various tailored programs that can work on their skills from the very beginning up until they become Freestyle experts.

So if you feel your kiddo has lots of energy that needs to be exerted in a limitless way, then sign them up for BOUNCE Freestyle Academy's programs and they just might be the next big Freestyle athlete!  

Book through Kidzapp and get 10% off the 10-week course fee. The programs and offer are available at all other BOUNCE locations as well, including Dubai Festival City Mall, Al Quoz and Al Ain.

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Working Hours:
Sep 12 to Nov 20 (based on availability)
Term Fee from AED 900

Fun back to school shopping

It's that exciting time of the year when kiddos are in need of the new school year's supplies. The shops are packed full of options but let's be honest, it can all get a little too overwhelming for both you and your kiddos if they're joining you on the shopping spree. 

So how about this: getting all the school essentials at once in a market setting, while the kiddos are busy enjoying their time at a children's museum for FREE? Sounds too good to be true? Well it's very true indeed, and it's woo-hoo's Back to School Market taking place on August 26 from 9 am to 12 pm. Mark your calendars! 

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1 6A St, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Aug 26, Fri 9:00 to 12:00
Entry : FREE until 12pm

A single destination for all your back-to-school essentials

Here's another great one-stop destination to get all your kiddo's back-to-school shopping: The Galleria Al Maryah Island.   

Wether you're looking for lunchboxes, school outfits, tablets or even desks and chairs, you will find it all at The Galleria through various stores like: H&M, Adidas, Muji, Virgin Megastores and Pottery Barn Kids to name a few! 

From August 23 to 28, you will also find a super fun LEGO® Certified Store Roadshow located on the Ground Floor where you and your family can take part in exciting workshops, watch a movie, play games and much more! 

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The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Working Hours:
Aug 15-28, Sun-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat until 00:00
Entry : FREE

Holistic learning for your little ones

Is your little one ready for the big milestone of starting school? Then consider Dunecrest American School's Early Childhood Program that's designed for pre-KG to KG 2 students or kiddos aged 3, 4 and 5 years. 

Dunecrest harnesses every student's individuality and tailors a holistic program for them that aims to encourage independent learning. The KG2 learning program follows AERO Common Core Plus Curricular Standards and focuses on skills such as literacy and math. They also follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Science,  the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) standards for Technology Education, NCAS (National Core Art Standards) for Art and Music, as well as SHAPE America and Ready Body, Learning Minds™ Program.

Besides their incredible learning program, Dunecrest American School boasts amazing facilities such as an impressive 8-acre campus, well-equipped classrooms that are connected to play areas and planting gardens, a dedicated wellness room and so much more! 

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Dunecrest American School,Wadi Al Safa 3
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 to 16:00
Starting from : AED 38950
KG 1 & 2
Starting from : AED 45650

Discount on online school supply shopping

Spare yourself the hassle of shop-hopping and consequent traffic jams while shopping for your kiddo's back-to-school essentials and get it all done from the luxury of your home with FirstCry. 

FirstCry offers the most extensive collection of school supplies at great prices. You can purchase backpacks, lunchboxes, water bottles, and all kinds of stationery and tools on their website or app, guaranteeing you a seamless and efficient experience. 

And here's a little gift to make things even better for you: use promo code "FCKIDZ10" for an EXTRA 10% off on school supplies. 

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Throughout the UAE
Working Hours:
Valid until Sep 30, 2022
As per product

Learn some magic tricks

Let your kiddo get enchanted by the engaging Magic Phil Back to School Show at woo-hoo! The show is an event filled with plenty of fun, endless entertainment and magic of course! 

Kiddos will get the opportunity to master a magic trick that they can show off to family and friends. They can also grab a snap with the man himself: Magic Phil.

The event will take place on August 27 & 28 from 10:30 to 11:15. Ticket is priced at AED 160 per child and includes 1 free adult entry and a General Admission entry access after the show. 

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1 6A St, Al Quoz 1
Working Hours:
Aug 27-28, Sat-Sun 10:30 to 11:15
1 Child + 1 Adult : AED 160

Get over your fear of public speaking

Are you looking for ways to boost your kiddos' self-esteem and enhance their socials skills? Well here's an interesting way to do so, sign them up for Future Skill Dubai's Youth and Teen Public Speaking Classes

The course caters to youth (7 to 12 yrs) and teens (13 to 17 yrs) and aims at teaching kiddos how to communicate effectively, confidently and clearly. It will also teach them techniques to control their fear of public speaking, how to use body language correctly, interpersonal skills, deliver presentations and more!

So if this sounds like something you'd like your kiddo to enrol in, then book through Kidzapp and get 10% off course fees!   

FYI, Future Skill also have an awesome Etiquette Course for youth & teens. Find out more about it here.

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Future Skill Dubai - Al Joud Centre - Al Quoz - Dubai
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 15:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00
Public Speaking Course
Youth (7-12yrs) : AED 1305
Teen (13-17yrs) : AED 1485
Trial Class
Youth Public Speaking (7-12yrs) : AED 279
Teen Public Speaking (13-17yrs) : AED 315

Give gymnastics a try

If your kiddo seems interested in gymnastics but you're not sure they can commit then the best solution would be going for a trial class at GymnastEX. 

GymnastEX follows the American Curriculum training for kiddos aged 3 to 16 years, which means they offer programs in Baby Gymnastics all the way up to Competitive Gymnastics. Their highly qualified coaches are passionate about helping aspiring gymnasts attain their ideal level of performance. 

If you book through Kidzapp, you get a 30% discount on a trial class at any of GymnastEX's locations in Dubai and Sharjah. Dubai branches include: Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Arcadia School, Al Salam Private School & Al Salam Community School

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Arcadia School, Jumeirah Village Triangle
Working Hours:
As per booking
Discounted Trial Class
Trial Class : AED 35
Get 10 Classes Pay for 8
Per child (10x 1 Hour Classes) : AED 720
Per child (10x 2 Hours Classes) : AED 1200
Get 12 Classes Pay for 10
Per child (12x 1 Hour Classes) : AED 880
Per child (12x 2 Hours Classes) : AED 1470

Experience life as a marine biologist

Are your kiddos lovers of the deep blue sea and all it houses? Then let them have a go at the Junior Marine Biologist after school activity at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

This activity invites kids aged 5 to 15 years to explore the life and duties of a Marine Biologist who is in charge of 46,000 animals. They will learn from an educator how to undertake tasks performed daily by professional biologists like providing various species with the right nutrition, caring for them and improving their lives and much more.

Students will be able to implement and develop their knowledge in ecology, biology and chemistry and have the incredible opportunity to assist the team in caring for the aquarium's temporary residents from the Wildlife Rescue Program, the Sea Turtles!

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Fri 14:30 to 17:30
Child (5-15yrs) : AED 350

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