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Maharat Learning Center to open at Marsa Plaza


Maharat Learning Center to open at Marsa Plaza

September 27, 2017

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, the real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, is all set to, this week, welcome Maharat Learning Center (MLC) – its newest tenant to Marsa Plaza, Dubai Festival City.  

The grand opening of the state-of-the-art specialised education, therapy and training facility is scheduled for September 30, and will see senior officials from various UAE government departments including the Ministry of Health, Knowledge and Human Development Authority and Dubai Health Authority amongst others attend. Parents and children are also invited to the open day between 11am-5pm where they will enjoy a tour of the center and learn more about its programmes and activities.

MLC provides a range of specialised programmes for children and young adults with learning difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as other cognitive disorders and developmental delays that may be affecting their academic performance, and inclusion into the broader community. 

Dr. Hibah Shata, CEO of Maharat Learning Center, said, “At Maharat we provide an enabling environment to teach and support children and their families with the necessary life skills, academics, technology skills, vocational training, job placement and coaching to succeed in school, college and life.

“Our expertise in teaching students with learning challenges allows us to create individualised programmes based on each child’s abilities and skills. We also use a range of innovative teaching strategies using multi-sensory tools, online resources, robotics, 3D printing, arts and crafts and music to allow children to reach their potential and build their confidence,” she added.

Commenting on the new location, Dr. Hibah said, “In Marsa Plaza we found the perfect setting for our Center with ample parking spaces, a beautiful view of the Dubai Creek and complete serenity in which to provide our specialised courses.”

Considered as the epitome of creekside living with a stunning landscape of the historical Dubai Creek, Marsa Plaza is a remarkable and self-sustainable destination with a stylish architectural design and a cosmopolitan destination to suit all demographics.

A spokesperson from Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “We are delighted to welcome Maharat Learning Center to our property. At Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate we are committed to providing a compelling location for all our tenants. Situated just off the Dubai Creek, Marsa Plaza offers an unparalleled location with unmatched connectivity, infrastructure, proximity to airport, schools, mall, hotels, cinema complex, restaurants and cafes, all located within walking distance or a short drive.”

Programmes offered at the center include the Maharat Learning Academy, 1:1 Behavioral Therapy, Tutoring for Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties, Inclusion and School Support Services, and Vocational and Life Skills Program.

MLC have also partnered with local community centre, Al Areesh Club to provide a range of health and fitness options for all ages. Students will be treated to a range of after school activities including, Circuit Training, Therapeutic Yoga, Kids Karate, Zumba and KidsArt.

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