With a population of 2.7 million (2016), Dubai has over the years emerged as the business hub of the Middle East. The UAE Ministry of Education is tasked with the accreditation of schools in Dubai (مدارسفيدبي) while the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for growth and quality of private education in the Emirate. The KHDA supports parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to develop a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.
In Dubai, primary and secondary schooling is mandatory for all children. Government setup public schools are free of expense for all UAE Nationals. The Arabic language with an emphasis on English as a second language is the medium of teaching in state funded schools in Dubai. Furthermore, American, British, CBSE and International Baccalaureate schools are taught in English; whereas all students (including expatriates) must take Arabic language classes.
According to KHDA, private schools in Dubai collected Dh6.8 billion in tuition fee revenue in the 2016-17 academic year, which is Dh700 million more than the previous year. Looking ahead, Dubai is anticipated to add an additional 15-20 new international schools by the end of 2017. In the new academic year (2017-18), 10 more schools are expected to open
Reference to a report from the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) there are:
Here is a comprehensive list of all private and international schools in Dubai. Edarabia strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in Dubai, with details on KHDA school ratings and inspection reports, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews. Please note that school tuition fees listed below do not include other costs such as transportation, uniforms or books.
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