Education Services

You should have no difficulty finding everything you need in Dubai to get the kids kitted out for school, or to continue your own studies. 

School Supplies
Most schools will suggest a preferred supplier for its school uniforms, and Dar Al Tasmim Uniforms, Magrudy’s and Zaks produce uniforms for many in Dubai. You can also buy generic uniforms from Marks & Spencer. Most hypermarkets stock a plethora of branded school bags and stationery items, especially in the ‘back to school’ promotions of summer, while Creative Minds stocks harder to find stationery and art materials that can come in useful for homework.

Bookshops
Dubai has no shortage of bookstores, from big international brands to small local stores. Plus, the city's transitory residents furnish the second-hand bookshops, where you'll find a wide range of reads. There are regular charity book sales, the most notable being the ones organised by Medecins Sans Frontieres (msf-me.org). They are held several times throughout the year, usually in the Dune Centre in Satwa.
 
Craft supplies 
A number of shops sell a good range of art and craft supplies, with everything from paints and crayons for children to top-quality oils available. Particularly good places to find materials are Bin Sougat Mall in Rashidiya and the Holiday Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road. For DIY picture framing, Rafi Frame Store, aka Al Warda Gallery, in Karama is the place to find the necessary equipment, including mountboards.

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