After lovely summers of family, gallivanting and the UK heat wave, it’s now time to head back to reality and get ready for back to school. Some mums dread the back-to-school rush, and others thrive under the pressure to tick everything off the list ahead of schools returning. Either way, at British Mums we’ve rounded up some of the best UAE partners to help you get the kids ready for the new term, from uniforms and school shoes to lunchboxes and water bottles.

Well-designed uniform from Marks & Spencer 

Marks & Spencer, one of our favourite British brands, is the perfect place to find quality back-to-school essentials to make great first day impressions at fantastic lower prices. If you have generic uniform items on your list that don’t need a school logo, like white shirts or polos, then you can pick up some great additions to the school wardrobe, that you can trust to last. M&S is the perfect place to get new school uniform without breaking the bank and the new prices offer the perfect excuse for a wardrobe upgrade.

Don’t miss the pops of colour and playful prints on the fun backpacks and lunchboxes from unicorns and dinosaurs to Harry Potter and Minecraft. Not to mention all the essentials that are often forgotten – pants, boxers, crop tops, socks and even tights for the cooler months.

Ensure children and teenagers enjoy work and play from breakfast till the last school bell rings! The Back-to-School range is now available in stores or online.

Get sporty with Umbro

Class is back in session! You might have ticked off uniform, stationary and lunchboxes, but are you ready for PE and all the extra-curricular activities? Get sporty and ready for the new academic year with Umbro’s cool offer – Buy a pair of Back-To-School shoes and get a mini football for free!

Visit their newly opened store at the Dubai Hills Mall and give your little one’s school wardrobe a quick refresh. Manchester born, Umbro has forged a connection with football culture like no other brand. Whether it’s football, futsal or rugby, come rain or shine, relegation or promotion, you’ll find the double diamond.

Umbro makes shirts, shorts, boots, shin pads, goalie gloves and whatever else it is your little one needs to succeed on the pitch or off it.

Keep track of your belongings with Essmak


We spend a fortune on back to school uniform, shoes, bags and water bottles and it’s frustrating to say the least when said items disappear after a couple of weeks. Give your child a helping hand with the fab stick on personalised name labels from Essmak. is your go to solution to ensure all your back to school products are personalised and labelled so they can be easily found, or in some cases, easily returned! Made my mums, for mums, the focus is on quality, ease of use and designs your little ones will love. We adore the Encanto labels, but also look out for Cars, Paw Patrol, Spiderman and Disney Princesses.

Essmak not only specialise in labels but also in personalised bento boxes, water bottles and backpacks. Their products are beautifully designed, high quality that will last for years to come. You can purchase now on and use code BMUMS for a fab 20% off! Lovely!

Dinners Made Easy with Hello Chef

There’s often so much preparation that goes into the back-to-school lunchboxes that as mums we forget we then need to come up with a creative and nutritious evening meal as well. This is where Hello Chef steps in. The Dubai-based meal kit service is already popular with a number of British mums and simplifies meal planning by taking the guesswork out of family dinners.

It’s simple. You select your weekly recipes online and get pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions for your chosen meals delivered straight to your door. There are 20 recipes to choose from each week, so you’ll never tire of eating the same dish again. There’s options to choose a box for 2, 3 or 4 people and enjoy 3, 4 or 5 recipes per week.

We love that we can get ahead and plan our meals up to 4 weeks in advance, giving us one less thing to think about during busy weekdays! To try it for yourself, order today using code BM350 to get AED 350 off across your first 4 boxes. Offer is valid until 31st January 2023. Order now.

Step Healthy with Go Barefoot

Are you looking for durable, healthy and great quality school shoes for your kiddos? Look no more, Go Barefoot have them! All their school shoes are extremely durable, ultra-flexible, lightweight & minimalistic and support healthy development of gait & foot arch. Go Barefoot offer the closest experience to walking barefoot which is ideal for school shoes when they’re in them for hours, five days a week. is the first online store with barefoot shoes in UAE, which are different from the conventional, narrow and hard shoes we are used to wearing. They have unique features to let the feet move freely as mother nature intended. Not only do Barefoot shoes help with a healthy lifestyle but they’re also all handmade and a premium quality.

To browse the range of school shoes on offer, please visit where the amazing team can assist with selection, sizing or deal with any special requests. School shoes are priced between AED 330 and AED 599 and you can use promo code BRITISHMUMS to get a fab 10% discount on all items not in the sale. Shop now.

Mumzworld Have Back-to-School Essentials Covered

We’re huge fans of shopping on Mumzworld here at British Mums, from the range of products to the ease of online shopping and super speedy delivery options, so it makes sense that they’re one of our go-to’s when it comes to back-to-school shopping. Their back-to-school range ensures that the first day of term is the best day ever with lunchboxes, backpacks, water bottles, name labels, stationary and even snack ideas!

Visit for a range of options from animals, superheroes, Disney, unicorns and dinosaurs and don’t forget to use promo code LOVEBM to get a fab 10% discount off your order!

Look out for great offers on some of our favourite brands including Skiphop, Yumbox, Smiggle and CamelBak to name but a few.

There’s even a fab top 20 list in each category so if you’re looking for some quick decisions, then just let the kids browse the list of top 20 products and you’ll be done in no time. If you’re super last minute, you can sort your items by Yalla delivery meaning you’ll get it the same day (if ordered by 1pm) or the very next day for orders after 1pm. Shop now.

Back To School Hair Sorted with Salon 971

It’s not all about a shopping list of supplies, it’s also about getting the kids looking and feeling ready to take on a new school year. We’re delighted that Salon 971, a hair and beauty salon with award-winning stylists, has got some exclusive offers for British Mums members to ensure the kids are looking trim and tidy as they head back to the classroom.

Located in Platinum One Tower, Arjan opposite Parkview Hospital, super convenient for the likes of Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills, Salon 971 has some fab offers for our kids with AED 150 for a cut and style for the girls and AED 75 for a short boys cut for children up to the age of 12. Our teenagers get an offer of AED 250 for a cut and style whilst the tiny tots (age 3 and under) can get a free hair cut when mum books a haircut too. Book from Monday – Wednesday, from 8am – 1pm and get a free hair treatment and head massage complimentary.

For bookings, please WhatsApp 058 106 4971 and quote ‘British Mums Back To School’ to avail the offers, which are valid until 30th September 2022.

Medical Check List

Even though the school year starts in September, we like to think of it as a fresh start, so it’s always good to ensure your children are in the best health possible. Although they may get medical check-ups in school, it’s always a good idea to have these done yourself so there’s no surprises. Moorfields Eye Hospital offers fantastic eye care and can test not only your child’s eye sight but check the health of the eye as well. Super important when they’re about to spend a lot of time learning to read, studying or working from devices. We also like to book in a dentist appointment and Medhills Medical Centre in JGE offers British mums and all family members a FREE dental and Orthodontic check on Wednesdays, just quote British Mums. And finally, it’s always a good idea to ensure vaccinations are up to date as your school will ask for this information. If you need advice on a paediatrician, here’s some of our top recommendations. Happy back to school mums – we hope it goes as seamlessly as possible!


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