To support the arrival of L’ÉCOLE to the Middle
East, the school has partnered with UAE-based
institutions from a cultural and educational

L’ÉCOLE has formed a cultural partnership with
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, a destination
partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail
Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s
Department of Tourism and Commerce
Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and is delighted to
announce eleven educational supporters.

  • Dubai Festivals And Retail Establishment
  • Dubai Culture
  • Institut Français In The United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi Businesswoman Council
  • Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (admaf)
  • Lest We Forget Supported By The Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
  • The Cultural Office
  • Sharjah Art Foundation
  • Dubai Design District
  • Dubai Opera
  • Zayed University
  • Tashkeel


Dubai Festivals And Retail Establishment

The core responsibility of the Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE) is to position Dubai as an international events and entertainment hub and increase competitiveness as a retail destination through festivals and promotions.  Through strategic development of our festivals calendar, we have the responsibility to conceptualize, organize and continually improve the content and activation of festivals and events for Dubai’s events calendar. Ultimately, the goal is to attract higher traffic from near markets and drive greater economic impact.


Dubai Culture

Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority’s mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate’s citizens, residents and visitors.


Institut Français In The United Arab Emirates

The Institut français in the United Arab Emirates is the Cultural Department of the French Embassy. It is responsible for promoting French thought, creation and the French language, as well as fostering bilateral exchanges and cultural, artistic, educational, academic and scientific partnerships between France and the UAE by organizing a wide range of activities, from exhibitions and concerts to lectures and training of teachers.

Abu Dhabi Businesswoman Council

Under the Honorary Chairwomanship of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak (May Allah safeguard her), the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council (ADBWC) came into existence in 2001 pursuant to the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) so as to stress the importance of the role being played by women as a strategic partner in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s comprehensive development. The ADBWC has also adopted a package of services, projects and initiatives as part of its strategic plan which supports the empowerment of businesswomen, female entrepreneurs and creative ladies and brings to bear their role in the private sector, while helping their businesses grow sustainable.

Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is an Emirati university that benefits from the 760 years of experience of the prestigious Sorbonne, with a state-of-the-art campus located on AI-Reem Island that combines comfort with the efficiency of the new technologies.

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (admaf)

Established in 1996, ADMAF seeks to nurture the arts, education, culture and creativity for the benefit of society and the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision. An independent, non-profitmaking organisation, it delivers multi-disciplinary initiatives for people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities through year-round educational and community programmes, special projects and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

Lest We Forget Supported By The Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Lest We Forget is a major grassroots arts and heritage initiative that aims to archive, preserve and share vernacular photographs and oral histories of the UAE through its website, workshops and exhibitions. Newly launched under the auspices of the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Lest We Forget is a community-based initiative that welcomes public participation.

The Cultural Office

The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was established in 2013 to serve as a leading platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region that will fortify the UAE’s standing as a global hub for culture and creativity.
Combining the best art practices and concepts from around the world, then tailoring it to respect and preserve our legacy and culture in the Arab world for International recognition, the projects undertaken by The Cultural Office are carefully selected to help raise the profile of the pool of talents existing in the region.

Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and beyond. Recognising the central and distinctive contribution that art makes to society, SAF cultivates a spirit of research, experimentation and excellence by offering support to artists and art practitioners while also promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art through education and community programming.

Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District, d3, has been carefully developed to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical creative neighborhood. It has its own beating heart; its own spirit and its own very personal style. This is a place where bohemians can live, work and play. Where aspiring designers can cut their teeth and learn their trade; where local talent can work alongside international design, art and fashion houses. It is, at its heart, a place where creative minds can come together to realize their dreams.

Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is a truly unique venue and the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Offering the ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2000m2 flat floor event space, the configuration allows for approximately 2000 seats for a concert and up to 1000 for a gala dinner.

Zayed University

Zayed University is a national and regional leader in educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations. Today, Zayed University has two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that welcome both national and international students.


Tashkeel is a contemporary art institution and was established in 2008 by Dubai-based Lateefa Bint Maktoum. The Foundation is committed to facilitating artistic and creative works, creative experiences and intercultural dialogue. The Foundation’s focus is on artists, supporting the creative community in the UAE through the provision of studios, artist residency programs, international fellowship programs, exhibitions events and professional and recreational workshops.