A report released by the World Bank on the state of Dubai’s private education sector has revealed the emirate’s regulator “has put into place a system that is uniquely adapted to the private education landscape” in the emirate.
In collaboration with the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research organized a musical evening with the Della Mae band in the presence of his excellency Robert Waller, U.S. Consul General, and Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The commercial developments lining the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula have various implications for the environment. This paper is interested in the relationship between residents' perceptions of these coastal landscapes and the effects of such extensive developments. Al Jazeera Al Hamra is one of the only fully standing abandoned villages in the Gulf region and carries a rich history and once critical coastal location.
In addition to ensuring that Emirati teachers remain motivated, education officials must also exert more efforts to help expatriate public school remain passionate about their jobs.
As is the case in Australia, boys in the UAE are lacking male role models in teaching, which can often lead to them becoming disengaged with the learning process in high school years.
A Community Gathering, residents in Ras Al Khaimah were taught there is more to fitness and well-being than sessions in the gym and salads for lunch.
This study suggests ways that the trend of migrant education workers should be addressed and leveraged, particularly in the Gulf, for the benefit of local students and the national economy of the UAE, which is increasingly relying on human capital.
Zarifa's paper, Sustainable Desert Development: A Case Study of Al Jazeera Al Hamra, was presented at the 7th International Conference on Architecture of the 21st Century.
The UAE’s state and federal schools are largely attracting transient expatriate staff who are on short-term contracts, work in institutions characterized by top-down decision making and have limited opportunities for professional development. Those factors could be harming the country’s quality of education, researchers have suggested.
This June, the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Community Gathering series organized Thai Cooking For Everyone, which was held on-site at Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s signature Thai restaurant, Safran. With the help of Executive Chef Nugraha and his sous chef, eighteen participants learned to create a mouth-watering Thai meal while getting to know their neighbors in Ras Al Khaimah.