December 2019

DUNECREST AMERICAN SCHOOL CELEBRATES THE UAE NATIONAL DAY An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in


United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019 – Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.


The celebrations at Dunecrest American School kicked off on November 24th with an Arabic Book Fair that connected the students with Arab authors such as Haya Al Kasem and allowed them to discuss and read about the UAE heritage, and participate in interactive team building activities.

The Ministry of Education also organized a tolerance workshop for Dunecrest students where they discussed how the UAE comprises people from all walks of life encouraging them to live together in a tolerant and peaceful society, a core value of the UAE. Apart from that, the students also took part in interactive calligraphy workshops during Arabic classes, as well as an assembly that included traditional dances, Arabic poems, songs, plays, and much more.

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About Dunecrest American School

Dunecrest American School is located in Dubailand near Al Barari and Arabian Ranches. Dunecrest is a K-12 American international preparatory school offering the US curriculum with an option of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

With a purpose-built campus, the school follows the Esol Education’s 40-year tradition of establishing exceptional schools worldwide, with certified, professional and caring educators, experienced leadership and world-class facilities.

The campus is designed for leading-edge teaching and the school offers students individualized learning. Dunecrest offers a holistic approach to education with an academically challenging curriculum where students are taught to problem-solve, encouraging the development of critical thinkers and lifelong learners. This is balanced by a happy and caring learning environment, with a strong sports, music and theatre program, as well as an outstanding after-school program, with excellent facilities to support student’s talents and personal development, providing an environment where they are confident, relaxed and happy to learn.

About Esol Education

The world’s largest operator of American international schools, Esol Education has been providing high quality K-12 education to students in the Middle East and beyond since 1976, across schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon. The organization serves more than 10,500 students, facilitating the pursuit of knowledge in a stimulating, culturally inclusive environment. With a strong focus on providing the highest standards of educational excellence, Esol Education schools enjoy the benefits of experienced leadership, dedicated teachers and superlative facilities.

Esol Education aims to develop well-rounded global citizens who are socially responsible lifelong learners. With a view towards preparing young people to meet the call of the 21st century, we measure our success through our students’ progress, performance and wellbeing. Our teams of educators use research-based, progressive teaching methods tailored to children’s individual needs, putting students at the forefront of their learning. Bright and articulate, Esol students take great pride in their education, going on to attend leading universities across the world.

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