Umm Khammas

Dubai National School takes part in innovation week with the happy plant competition that took place on the 27th of November. The competition involved students of all grades to participate in creating an electronic plant which can interact with humans and forecast the weather.

The character of the plant was inspired by the famous Emirati cartoon “Um Khammas”; an old grumpy, angry woman. The students then transformed the personality of Um Khammas into a happy, social character that symbolizes the traditional Emirati, Muslim woman that loves to talk and interact with humans

The main theme of the event was happiness and the type of plant was a palm tree which symbolizes the true tradition and heritage of the UAE.

The event was attended by the minister of happiness, Her Excellency Ms. Ohood bint Khalfan AlRoumi, where the school won first place in the competition and received the title of the most Social Plant