On 15 November 2015, a group of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students under supervision of Dr.  Naeema Alhosani, national IMY coordinator of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited “Al Qadeer” kindergarten in Al Ain city, to raise awareness among the kids about International Map Year. The visiting program included many activities:

  • playing UAE map puzzles
  • plaing flash card “maps images and words”
  • coloring a map coloring book
  • stamping their thumb on a cloth, which has “We love maps” written on it.

Finally, the whole classes of kindergarten kids were asked to take a paper that had “We love maps” written on it, then they were rewarded with a small gift.

More information and images of the lovely activities Dr. Naeema Al Hosani and her team are organizing in the United Arab Emirates can be found on Thank you for your hard work!