Dubai offers educational options for the 200 nationalities that live and work there

  • Opening of 21 new private schools in the last three years
  • 4 new private schools enter service in the new academic year
  • The Emirate of Dubai hosts ten branches of prestigious international private schools
  • Dr.. Abdullah Al-Karam: Diversity of educational options with international quality standards
  • 300,000 male and female students study in 215 private schools

Dubai: “The Gulf”

As the new academic year begins, the school sector in Dubai continues to achieve stable growth rates for the third consecutive year, with 4 new private schools joining the educational community in Dubai at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, including ‘ a branch of a prestigious international school dating back more than 600 years, supporting Dubai’s efforts to diversify and enrich its educational scene by including schools that provide a high level of education in accordance with the precepts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him to ensure all means of comfort and stability for more than 200 nationalities embraced by Dubai to always be the best city in the world world to live and work.

The new schools, which will enter service during the new academic year, offer a variety of options to meet the needs of parents, with a total capacity of approximately 7,000 study places within 3 different educational curricula: the British curriculum, the American curriculum, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum, as well as distributed in several residential areas, namely Nad Al Sheba and Satwa. and Dubai Investments Park.

Dubai hosts around 10 branches of prestigious international schools, reflecting the emirate’s position as an attractive destination for the best and most important educational institutions, whether at the level of school or university education. In this context, Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, said: “The educational community in Dubai is distinguished by a unique diversity of nationalities, cultures and educational curricula applied, as well as a variety of educational options within high quality standards that meet the needs of students and parents, contributing to the enhancement of Dubai’s position as a leading international destination for education and learning, either by attracting branches of prestigious international schools, or by attracting teachers Efficient people and families who want to benefit from the multiple world-class educational options Dubai provides for their children.”

Various educational options

The diversity of educational options is one of the main advantages that Dubai enjoys, through which it meets the needs of families and families, through a series of private international schools, which provide their curricula in several languages, and are spread in the regions of Dubai .

The decision to move to Dubai has become an easy option for those who want to live or work in the city, especially for those who have children at different stages of education, as well as young people of university school age, which is reflected in the steady increase in the number of private schools in Dubai and the growth rates they have achieved in the number of students. Its students, who recorded an increase of 4.9 percent since the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022, the number of students received for the first time 300,000 male and female students belonging to 187 nationalities and cultures, their education in 215 private schools within 18 diverse educational curricula.

strategic priority

The growth in the number of students is a direct result of the steady increase that Dubai is witnessing in terms of attracting leading cadres of specialists and creators in various fields, and the resulting increase in the number of families and families going to live in Dubai .

The British curriculum remains at the top of the list of educational curricula most attractive to students in Dubai, with around 35% of private school students in the emirate enrolling in it, followed by the Indian curriculum with 26%, then the American curriculum with 16%, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum with 6%.

The results of a study recently presented by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed that the agency was able to build one of the richest education-related quality of life datasets in the world.


Given the global infrastructure that suits various sectors, especially the education sector, Dubai has shown its attractiveness to education service providers and investors involved in the education sector from around the world, given the emirate’s flexible and supportive environment for business and the encouragement of the launch to lead educational projects regionally and internationally.

During the last three years, 21 new private schools have joined the educational scene in Dubai, forming a qualitative addition to the private school education system in the emirate.

Chinese school

The Chinese school already received its students at the beginning of last year. The school, located in the Mirdif region, applies the approved educational curriculum in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, with its various subjects of study, including the official Chinese language (Mandarin). . , science, mathematics, technology, engineering, moral education, sports, art and others, and Arabic is also taught. As a second language, in addition to social and Islamic studies, in accordance with the standards approved by the UAE Ministry of Education.

Australian Curriculum

As part of Dubai’s drive to provide various educational curricula and services, during the last academic year 2021-2022 AD, the first branch of the Australian International School joined the group of schools operating in Dubai to provide educational services through its headquarters in Al Barsha area in Dubai. The school adopts the Australian curriculum, as the educational institution The only school in the Middle East to be recognized as an Australian school outside Australia, with a total capacity of approximately 2,000 students, and provide them with all the Australian requirements in the field of education, and Karen McCord, Executive Director of the school says: The school’s vision for our students is to promote a culture of innovation and our aim is ultimately to They appear in society as intelligent and flexible enough thinkers.

Japanese school

The Japanese School in Dubai is one of the specialized international educational institutions that Dubai offers as one of the most important options to meet the growing needs of families. The Japanese School located in Al Wasl area aims to enable students to time to adapt to the Japanese education system. they return to Japan. The school currently accommodates 146 students, It provides them with special education for boys and girls from primary to preparatory levels.

German curriculum

Since there are many German families living in Dubai, it was necessary to create a school that would offer the German curriculum to the growing German community in the city. The German School in Dubai serves 820 students since 2008.

The German School in Dubai focuses entirely on the latest technologies derived from the spirit of distinguished German engineering. Michael Lommel, Headmaster, says: “Our goal is to achieve happiness in our school, we have expanded the school psychology department, which is an innovative application to measure and improve the quality of life.

Russian school

Dubai’s hosting of the Russian International School since 1996, and the only one in the UAE, indicates the diversity of education in the city and the educational options it offers to its community. For general education in the Russian Federation, this includes educational stages from KG1 to grade XI.

“Our school has developed a modern curriculum that is in line with educational standards, entrepreneurship innovations and IT technologies, as well as international assessments by enriching students’ academic abilities and developing critical thinking skills and practical learning,” said Marina Khalikova, Headmaster, said.

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