ISTA presents...

Dubai PS festival

February 5 - February 8, 2020

Booking Closed

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Travel & Visas

Arrivals and departures for visiting schools
All schools will make their own travel arrangements for the duration of the festival.

Arrivals and departures for ISTA artists
Upon arrival ISTA artists should look for a representative from the host school at the arrival gate holding a sign with their name who will take you directly to the hotel. Artists will be provided return transportation to the airport at the end of the event.

Daily transportation for visiting students
All schools will make their own travel arrangements for the duration of the festival.

Daily transportation for teachers and ISTA artists
ISTA artists will be provided transportation to and from the hotel and school arranged by the host school. Local teachers are required to make their own daily travel arrangements with their school groups.

Transportation for the cultural excursion
Transportation to and from the cultural excursion location will be provided by school bus. The journey will take approximately 20 minutes though traffic can vary.

 


Meals

Visiting students Visiting teachers ISTA artists
Wednesday dinner At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals Artist evening meal provided by host school
Thursday breakfast At home At home At hotel
Thursday packed lunch
(for cultural excursion)
Local students bring from home; overseas schools will have packed lunches provided by host school Local students bring from home; overseas schools will have packed lunches provided by host school Packed lunches provided by host school
Thursday dinner At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals Artist evening meal provided by host school
Friday breakfast At home At home At hotel
Friday lunch At school At school At school
Friday dinner At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals At home for local students; overseas schools to organise their own meals Artist evening meal provided by host school
Saturday breakfast At home At home At hotel
Saturday lunch At school At school At school

Artistic information


Title
A time traveller’s tale

At this festival we will explore…
… what we can learn from the past and how this might help us in the present and the future.

Adventure
Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood. Students will explore this neighbourhood with its traditional style buildings, visit a traditional home, see arts and crafts such as kilim weaving and coffee paintings, and then walk on to the textile souk. We will also take an abra (a traditional wooden boat) across the creek.

Frame
Cultural, community, personal.

Important Information

Festival dates
5th – 8th February 2020

Festival address
Hartland International School
Sobha Hartland
Nad Al Sheba
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

School website
www.hartlandinternational.com

The festival starts at:
4:00pm on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke
keriann@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 4th December 2019.
Registration closes on 18th December 2019.

Please note:
This festival is also open to non member schools. If you are not a member of ISTA and would like to attend please feel free to email Jo on jo@ista.co.uk.
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 4th December 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
You should arrive in time to be at the festival venue for the 5:00pm start on Wednesday 5th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Tuesday 4th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Monday 3rd February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 27th November 2020.


Finances

Students

Registration fees
Students from member schools – GBP £192
Students from host school – GBP £147 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £192
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

Surcharges
Airport transfers – GBP £10
Excursion – GBP £10

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £202
Non-local member schools – GBP £212
Host school – GBP £157 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £202

Teachers/chaperones
Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £50
Non-member schools – GBP £102

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12
Airport transfers – GBP £10
Excursion – GBP £10

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72
Non-local member schools – GBP £82
Local non-member schools – GBP £124
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134
Host school – GBP £72

Please note:

  1. A GBP £500 non refundable, non transferable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
  2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
  3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
  4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Accommodation

ISTA will book a hotel for artists at the following hotel:

IBIS World Trade Centre Dubai
P O Box 9544
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Hotel website

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for 3 nights from 5th February 2020 for overseas visitors.
We work on a costing of GBP £90 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.

For students
Overseas visiting schools will be responsible for booking their own accommodation.
You are responsible for organising your own daily travel.
Please contact the Event Coordinator for recommended hotels and transportation companies.

For local participants
No accommodation will be booked for local schools.
You are responsible for organising your own daily travel.
Breakfasts will not be provided.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 4th February 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 3rd February 2020.
You will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during your stay.


Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Wednesday 05 February at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 08 February at 12:30 .

Venue

Hartland International School
Sobha Hartland
Nad Al Sheba
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Participants

• American Cooperative School of Tunis
• Hartland International School
• New Cairo British International School

Artists

• Desta Haile
• Ulrich Gottlieb