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List of Schools in Dubai (2016)

With a population of 2.4 million (2015), 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 (مدارس في دبي) 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 create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

Public and Private Schooling

In Dubai, primary and secondary schooling is mandatory for all young men and women. 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 and International Baccalaureate schools are taught in English; whereas all students (including expatriates) must take Arabic language classes.

KHDA's Report on Private Education in Dubai (2015) Statistics:

  • 169 private schools in Dubai
  • In total; 255,208 students from 186 different nationalities were enrolled in private schools
  • 42% in primary education, 25% in secondary, 15% in tertiary and 18% in kindergarten.
  • British and Indian curricula account for 64% of all enrolment in Dubai-based private schools
  • Tuition ranges from AED 1,725 (USD 471) to AED 98,649 (USD 26,953) per annum
  • 39% of students pay less than AED 10,000 in tuition per annum
  • Variety of curricula in Dubai: UAE Ministry of Education, British (IGCSE), Indian (CBSE), American, International Baccalaureate, Iranian, French, Filipino, Pakistani, SABIS, IAT, German, Russian, Japanese and Canadian.
  • Find schools near you in the following areas of Dubai: JBR, JLT, The Palm, Jumeirah Islands, Tecom, Greens, Dubai Marina, Emirates Hills, Meadows, Springs, Internet City, Knowledge Village, Media City, Discovery Gardens, JAFZA, Arabian Ranches, Motor City, Sports City, Studio City, Silicon Oasis, Jumeirah Village, Barsha, Jafiliya, Karama, Bur Dubai, Mankhool, Safa, Wasl, Business Bay, Healthcare City, Downtown, Oud Metha, Satwa, Sheikh Zayed Road, Zabeel, Umm Hurair, Al Mizhar, Al Warqa, Garhoud, Mirdif, Muhaisnah, Rashidiya, International City, Al Khail, Al Quoz, Umm Al Sheif, Al Sufouh, Umm Suqeim, Al Manara

Regent International School, Dubai

Regent International School, Dubai

  • Curriculum: British
  • KHDA Rating: Good
  • Average Tuition: AED 42265 - 92482
  • Community Reviews: 14
Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

  • Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
  • Average Tuition: AED 80,000
  • Community Reviews: 9
Repton School, Dubai

Repton School, Dubai

  • KHDA Rating: Outstanding
  • Average Tuition: AED 50379 - 100759
  • Community Reviews: 8
Indian High School, Dubai

Indian High School, Dubai

  • Curriculum: CBSE
  • KHDA Rating: Outstanding
  • Average Tuition: AED 4921 - 9321
  • Community Reviews: 4
Delhi Private School, Dubai

Delhi Private School, Dubai

  • KHDA Rating: Very Good
  • Average Tuition: AED 9682 - 13555
  • Community Reviews: 3
Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)

Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)

  • KHDA Rating: Good
  • Average Tuition: AED 34000 - 42078
  • Community Reviews: 3
GEMS World Academy, Dubai

GEMS World Academy, Dubai

  • Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
  • KHDA Rating: Good
  • Average Tuition: AED 62176 - 107928
  • Community Reviews: 3
Dubai College

Dubai College

  • Curriculum: British
  • KHDA Rating: Outstanding
  • Average Tuition: AED 77702 - 87986
  • Community Reviews: 2
Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), Arabian Ranches

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), Arabian Ranches

  • Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
  • KHDA Rating: Outstanding
  • Average Tuition: AED 36506 - 86006
  • Community Reviews: 2
Clarion School

Clarion School

  • Curriculum: American
  • Average Tuition: AED 38,000 - 68,000
  • Community Reviews: 1
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