Dubai Chapter | 25 & 26th February 2023

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2 hours to develop an innovative idea! Are you ready?

Win scholarships, gift cards, certificates, swag and more!

Winners get a chance to compete at the nationals!

Registration Timeline

3rd Feburary, 2023
Registration kick-off
21st February, 2023
Registration Deadline
25th February, 2023
Hackathon Day (Grades 1-4)
26th February, 2023
Hackathon Day (Grades 5-8 & 9-13)

What is Code Battle?

Code Battle is an in-person annual inter-school coding competition, powered by It is an award-winning platform for students to enhance collaboration, build cognitive creative skills, & showcase their coding proficiency… and the best part is, it’s FREE!

Students from Grades 1-13 from various schools across all Emirates come together under one-roof to compete against other coders for the coveted title of ‘Code Battle Champions’!

Code Battle is a team-format hackathon where students compete in 3 grade groups; grades 1-4, 5-8 & 9-13, and the winning teams from each Emirate get a chance to compete for the ‘National Level Grand Champions’ title.

Code Battle: Dubai Chapter - Feb '22

We are STEM.ORG accredited!

All student certificates are certified by STEM.ORG

Event Details

Hackathon Format

Details Cadet Group
(Grades 1-4)
Captain Group
(Grades 5-8)
Colonel Group
(Grades 9-13)
Any Block Based Platform
Any Block / Text Based Platform or Application
Any Block / Text Based Platform or Application
You will have 2 hours to complete your project.
You will be provided 2 themes. Choose any 1.
Each team will be given 90 seconds to present their project to the judges.
Scholarships, Gift Cards, Certificates, Medals, Trophies & tons of swag!!

Hackathon Guidelines

  • Team Submission

    Grades 1-4: Each school may submit a maximum of 3 teams.
    Grades 5-8 & 9-13: Each school may submit a maximum of 3 teams across both categories.

  • Team Structure

    Code Battle is a team event. Each team may have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 participants.

  • What to carry

    Laptop/tab & charger, enrollment confirmation, your creative best!


Hackathon Schedule

Time Activity
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Registration Window
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Battle Window
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Team Presentations
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Award Ceremony
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Closing Remarks by Judges

Important Information

Reporting Time: 9:00 AM

Dress Code: School Uniform

Point of Contact: Samir – 052-909-1652

Snacks/water,  Wi-Fi & charging points provided.

Free Parking Available!

Due to space constraints parents are encouraged to leave post drop-off!

Venue Details

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus – Dtec
A5 Building, Dubai Digital Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai – United Arab Emirates


Judging Criteria


Teams need to score high in the following 5 criteria, plus add something extra to the mix.

Judges are looking for innovative solutions that have clean UI, excellent pitch and leverage collaboration.




Creativity /Originality


User Interface





Esteemed Judges


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Are you ready?

Form your best team… and bring your A-game! We’ll see you on the 25th & 26th!