We believe that children develop best when exposed to all the enriching elements of life.
Our programs bridge the divide between the traditional left-brained academic setting and the right-brained setting of creativity, stimulation and motivation.
Your Home Away From Home
Widad is a one-of-a-kind place where education, creativity, inclusion, and environmental responsibility come together. Centrally located in the heart of Dubai, Widad offers talented children a comprehensive learning environment designed to challenge and support children by strengthening their cognitive, emotional, creative and intentional abilities.
The team at Widad focuses on creating a special place for children and to give students the experiential background they need to meet new challenges in a creative, responsible and caring manner.
Home Away From Home
Hear the stories from our thriving community of parents, children, and teachers who have come together to make a difference.
Widad provides a range of educational, behavioural, and skill development programs inspired by a blend of the latest research and pedagogical methodologies.
We understand that every child is unique, with individual learning needs. That’s why we tailor an Individual Education Plan (IEP) best suited to each child’s needs. The Full Daytime Program equips children with cognitive, communication, social, motor and self-help skills in their education journey.
Widad also offers half-day programs in the afternoon for students receiving educational services at their neighborhood school in the morning. We understand that children have a wide range of needs that may mean they are spending time with professionals in areas including Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language.
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Our flagship program, the Full Daytime Program is based on our Common Core and Life Skills Curriculum.
Communication is a fundamental human skill. Our Speech and Language program assesses and addresses communication skills.
Occupational Therapy is crucial to extending a child’s movement, giving them the ability to meaningfully move, play and learn.
Woodworking is an expression of pure creation, where children can work to bring the objects in their imagination to life.
The Buddy Program - unique to Widad - brings students and communities together to form bonds and foster development.
The therapeutic process of changing negative behaviours into positive ones over the long term.
Latest from Widad
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent