• Who Can Participate?

    This championship is open for all school goers in the UAE from Grade 3 (Year 4) to Grade 12 (Year 13). Students can participate in this championship independently by registering online, even if their school is not officially a part of it.

  • Stages

    3 Elimination Rounds called School Level, Emirate Level & National Level will take place in the UAE. Based on their performance students will move up from one round to the next. The top rank holders after the third round will qualify for the International Level in New York.

  • Registration Fee

    The championship registration fee is a one time payment only. Each registration also comes with a championship practice book, which can be picked up from the school or will be delivered to your address (depending on the registration method).

  • Selection Criteria

    All participants will compete within their age category (assigned based on their DOB). The first two rounds of the championship are only based on accuracy (6 puzzles to be solved in 30 minutes). The third round selection is based on accuracy and speed. More in-depth description can be found in the FAQ page.

  • How to Register?

    You can register either through your school if they are officially participating in the championship, or directly online through this website. There is no difference between registering online or through your school. Note: If you register online, you will be charged an extra AED 20 shipping fee as your book will be delivered to your home address directly.

  • How to Prepare

    Being good at solving Kenken puzzles require regular practice. We help you in that by providing championship specific books, mock exam papers and mock exams. You can also enrol yourself for our Kenken Classes where we go in-depth about the various strategies to solve these puzzles fast and effectively.

  • Rewards

    There are rewards built into every step of this championship. You can expect to win certificates and medals based on your overall performance. Top rank holders at the National Level are also awarded with various other prizes. And to cap it all, 6 students get an all expense paid trip to New York for the International Level. More details can be found in the FAQ page.

  • When will it take place?

    School Round: Different dates for Different schools (ending in June)
    Emirates Round: 27th–28th Sep (in Dubai & Abu Dhabi)
    National Round: 2nd November (in Dubai)
    International Round: 14th December (in New York)

Parent & participant Speak

  • Dr. Savitha Shetty

    "Good effort in improving children’s knowledge and skills"

  • Vishnu Manohar

    "Good training materials. Frequent Correspondence and overall hats of to the team behind the KENKEN for the motivation and encouragement they give to the kids. "

  • Manish Verma

    "It was well organised and very good learning for parents and kids. This kind of competition keep students ready for future tournaments and keep them motivated. "

  • Rekha Nair

    "Well organised and systematic. ..the puzzles sent online were very useful, and I was overwhelmed to get a call from his mentor asking me about my sons' progress and encouraging me to motivate him...overall..great teamwork from you guys. "

  • Alvin poly

    "Kenken has took the UAE by storm and now it's time you register."

  • Rokesswaran

    "It was nice, and the kenken team really did a great job. They treated every student nicely and answered them politely with manners. "

  • Nancy Castelino

    "My child really enjoyed the Emirates round. The mock puzzles provided by KenKen every week helped my ward to face the Emirates round without any nervousness, and the event was well organised. "

  • Matteo Pagnotta

    "This was a fantastic opportunity for children as they experienced the atmosphere in a competition. "

  • Dr. Anup Uboweja

    "It was very well organised and an excellent environment to see peers (students) from different nationalities coming together for the competition, a truly International feel. "

  • Mir Mohammed Raza

    "It was a great experience, everything was well organised, and the paper was a little bit challenging compared to the first round. "

  • Mina

    "My daughter Nashmia age 10 loves solving the kenken puzzles!She enjoyed both the rounds and is eagerly waiting for the results. "

  • JamiliaElGaddal

    "It was wonderful because we didn't expect to find such No of people and Nationalities. The venue (University )was crowded but full of different activities and promoters. "

  • Babitha Saleel

    "KIC is very interesting maths puzzle, help to enhance the thinking capabilities of the children. The event was well organised and spotless. "

  • SamyaChahin

    "The follow up by the organiser encouraged my son a lot. Kenken is an excellent opportunity for our kids. I would really love to see more similar events with the same quality. "

  • Edmond Peter

    "It was really wonderful, and the practice for test has improved my son's mental calculation ability."

  • Vishakha

    "My child had a thrilling and exciting time...right from the practice till this level. Way to go...applaud... "

  • Neha malik

    "It is a great platform and motivation for the child to enter the competitive world. "

  • Sriraman

    "Really good opportunity for children to improve life skills."

  • Shenba Vishwanath

    "It's a fun way to improve mathematics, and my son enjoys very much doing it. "

  • Praveen K Cherian

    "Such activities help children bring out their best. It was indeed a very refined approach to showcase their calculative mind and effectiveness in getting things done. "

  • Neha malik

    "It is a great platform and motivation for the child to enter the competitive world."

  • Sriraman

    "Really good opportunity for children to improve life skills."