March 3, 2023

Welcome to our DAA Parent Community 

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International Food Festival

Dear Families,

On behalf of all DAAPA committee members, we would like to extend a big Thank You to our wonderful DAA community for making our International Food Festival (IFF) phenomenal. We were so happy to bring the event back to life after three years of absence due to the pandemic.

We welcomed over 3,000 families, friends, staff and teachers on this beautiful sunny Saturday to celebrate many nationalities, with cultures, food, music and entertainment traditions. With 30 country booths, 15 dance performances, 17 Souk stalls as well as inflatable play areas and a magic show, this was a day to cherish.

IFF is DAAPA’s biggest annual fundraising event and with your support and attendance, we’re able to nurture many of our planned events for the next school year, including school-wide events and divisional activities. In addition, the amount we raised from the beverage sale at IFF - which always goes to a charitable cause, this year we will support a wonderful initiative from a group of Middle School students who will be doing a project with the Dubai Center for Special Needs kids as part of their Week Without Walls.

Thank you for being part of IFF and for your support and enthusiasm, we can’t do this without you. We look forward to creating more memorable moments for our community through our upcoming events for this semester, including our Teacher Appreciation and Conductors Lunches, Ramadan celebrations, Elementary Movie and Bingo Nights, Wild Wadi Evening, Graduation Gifts for our 5th, 8th and 12th graders, Senior Celebrations, snacks, treats & prizes for Dodgeball 7s, the National Honor Society, and much more!

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Souk vendors at the IFF 

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Drone footage of the IFF celebrations 

es sports day 

DAAPA team prepared a healthy snack station for Elementary School Sports Day. We are proud to participate in this excellent sporting event and DAAPA was happy  to prepare healthy snacks for our young children and promote healthy habits.  

upcoming events 

Save the Date: ES Movie Night, Friday March 17th @ 6:00-8:00pm

PARENT-LED CLUBS and communication channels

Book club: We are excited to let you know that our book club, run by Autumn, is in full swing. In book club we discuss many great books from different genres and authors. For more info please join our Whatsapp group

Yoga club: Yoga Club is back! Not just back, but in-person back! Double YAY!

We will be practicing every Tuesday From September 27th at DAA. Kindly join the link below if you are interested. Hope to see you soon. Namaste!

DAA Inclusion:  This Group is for parents with children in the inclusion program at DAA. A chance to liaise, connect and make friends.

country and language groups

In the spirit of fostering cultural connections, we have created country and language groups to connect parents who share the same nationality or language within the DAA community.

Please find the below link, and note that there are a few new additions!

If you don't see your country group below, please reach out to DAAPA and we'll help you create one!


Calling all Moms and/or Dads who would like to be a part of our volunteers chat groups! Our divisions hosts several events throughout the year and it would be great to have you involved in organizing and hosting them along with the DAAPA team! The children absolutely love seeing you there at the events! Click on the link below to join:

Elementary Volunteer group:   

Middle SchoolVolunteer group: 

High School Volunteer group: 

leopard's den

Come grab your loungers for MESAC and HSC week!

Thin enough to be worn as PJ’s in the hotel, thick enough to be worn in the hotel lobby.

AED130, cash only, please

We are open 

Monday - Thursday

7:15-8am, 2:30 - 3:15pm

Fridays, 11:45am-12:15pm 

Reminder these are for lounging at home or on trips. Cannot be worn to school

local business listing

DAA Parent Community Business Listing

We have received an overwhelming response from the DAA parent community for our DAAPA initiative to compile a list of local businesses that are run by DAA parents ahead of the Holidays. The list is now ready and includes over 50 local businesses ranging from Food & Catering, Fashion & Accessories to Home Services and Health & Wellbeing products. Have a browse HERE and check them out!

As a gentle reminder, DAAPA is providing this list as a courtesy for informational purposes only, it does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any products or services and it will be the parents’ responsibility to verify the providers independently.

Parents, If any of the details need updating, please reach out to DAAPA. 


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