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Dubai Schools and Education

Dubai Schools and Education

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Dubai Schools and Education

Welcome to the Dubai Schools & Education Section

Which nursery? Which school? What are the best schools? These are questions asked a lot in Dubai. There are so many education options in Dubai from nurseries to kindergartens, from primary to secondary schools, from university to further education institutes, from adult education courses to language classes. So much to choose from! We also run an Education Fair every year to get the many great institutes under one roof for you We feature here everything you need to know about education and schooling in Dubai and the UAE... we take a look at many of the schools in Dubai and also their curriculums, as well as fee structures and advice on making your choice. Take a look round the different categories below to help you make your decision in education...


Education Features & News


  • Celebrating World Book Day in Dubai

    Celebrating World Book Day in Dubai

    In celebration of all things books, World Book Day provides children with a chance to dress up as their favourite characters, immerse themselves in their favourite stories and play games linked to their favourite tales.

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  • What Dubai’s School Fees Increase Means For You

    What Dubai’s School Fees Increase Means for You

    The KHDA have recently announced that schools in Dubai can hike their fees as high as 4.8%, which is cause for worry for many families and parents here

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  • 5 Reasons Why Playtime is Important for Your Child

    5 Reasons Why Playtime is Important for Your Child

    When it comes to life in Dubai, hands-on play is mostly restricted to the indoors. With high temperatures for the majority of the year, it's difficult for your children to get out, explore and engage in some physical activities. So if you're stuck for ideas on how to encourage playtime for your kids, here's some ideas and advice from Dubai-based experts to help you get started...

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  • Apps to Help with Homework

    Apps to Help with Homework

    It’s ok to admit it mamas, sometimes our children’s homework just doesn’t make sense anymore. We’ve all been there. Luckily for us (and not so much for our parents back in the day), we have technology and the internet!

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  • The Big List of School Supplies

    The Big List of School Supplies

    To help you folks out there be fully prepared and organised during your back-to-school shopping trips ready for the start of term, we've gathered a big list of school supplies that you'll need for your kiddies before they head back.

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  • The Uncommon Back-to-School Checklist

    The Uncommon Back-to-School Checklist

    For many parents, the back-to-school basics are enough when it comes to preparing for the new term. But have you thought about the other non-essential items for school that may just come in handy for the students in your family that you haven't thought about?

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  • About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    It's a question we often see frequently on our bustling information forum, as mums of Dubai are unsure about a school's curriculum. You see, Islamic Studies is a well-developed class that is a part of the UAE's local curriculum.

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  • Save Money While Studying

    Save Money While Studying

    Though we all have our days where we wish we were university students again, we all know about students and their financial burdens. With low-incomes and high expenses, student life can be financially overwhelming for undergrads, but have no fear young grasshoppers, there are ways to save up and secure your future!

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  • 10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips?

    10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips

    Are you or your child currently studying for their exams coming up? Here's some advice on how to make sure you're fully prepared! We've all been there at one point or another; the dreaded exam period where we're forced to showcase how brilliantly talented we all are to ensure we can proceed to the next stage of our academic lives.

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  • Unschool, Homeschool or Worldschool?

    Unschool, Homeschool or Worldschool?

    More and more families nowadays are deciding to follow the path of unschooling, homeschooling or worldschooling for their children... Here's what each means! There's a whole alternative education world that not many parents or children are familiar with. With this alternative world comes various different methods and forms of education that you may not have heard of.

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  • Eight Years of Outstanding for Kings' School Dubai!

    Eight Years of Outstanding for Kings' School Dubai!

    Kings’ Education is delighted to announce the eighth consecutive ‘Outstanding’ KHDA inspection report for Kings’ School Dubai. Kings' is the only school in Dubai that has achieved outstanding over eight years, consistently delivering excellence in education.

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  • Dubai School Fees

    Dubai School Fees

    We have a round up for you here of most of the best and popular schools in Dubai and their fees. We've also got curriculum, grade, location and contact details for you to give you all the information you need when trying to find a school. We really hope this helps with your search for the perfect school or college for your children in Dubai.

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  • Learning Styles to Help Children

    Learning Styles to Help Children

    As we approach the last few months of the school semester, some children may be overtly exhausted from studying as they tug through the school year. Though the learning techniques in many school systems is catered to a generalized learning style, children are simply not the same when it comes to processing information.

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  • KHDA Dubai School Inspection Report

    KHDA Dubai School Inspection Report

    The KHDA, Dubai's education authority has ranked 12 out of the total 136 private schools in Dubai as outstanding, based on the inspections of the schools in the academic year 2015. We have all the information regarding the KHDA results for 2014-2015 including a list of the schools that ranked outstanding and a comparison between various private school rankings over the years.

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  • What to Expect from UAE Pre-Schools

    What to Expect from UAE Pre-Schools

    When the time comes for your little one to move on from the creche or nursery to preschool, you may be a little anxious over what lies ahead for your child. You will want to know as much as possible about the types of preschools there are in the UAE. Here, we provide some background information on preschools across the Emirates and how they will cater to the growing needs and development of your child.

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  • The Benefits of Studying Abroad

    The Benefits of Studying Abroad

    Roving reporter Daisy Lucas takes a look at the benefits of studying abroad by comparing studying in the UK to studying in Dubai. The UK recently allowed universities to charge GBP 9000 per school year which has made the prospect of studying abroad or even in Dubai a very real possibility, as the fees do not add up to much more than that. She also looks at the toll that leaving the familial takes on young students and how some cope with the pressures of day-to-day life.

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  • IB vs A-Levels & Scottish Highers

    IB vs A-Levels & Scottish Highers

    Is IB the new gold standard to guaranteed entry to university in the UK? Having gone through the whole IB Diploma syllabus with my daughter, we decided that our son was not an IB student, he went to boarding school for A Levels after GCSEs. Is one course better than the other? IB is rolled out as a perfect route to university, and there is no doubt about it, the IB Diploma is a highly respected qualification. However there are conflicting views regarding the ease of obtaining a university place with an IB Score. There is no doubt that the IB Diploma offers breadth and depth in the subject courses, but in my opinion, is definitely for high achievers. Joyce tells us here experience.

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  • Work Experience in Dubai

    Work Experience in Dubai

    Experiencing the world of work… here’s how to get the best out of it. As parents you probably remember your work experience placement from school or the Saturday job you had as a teenager and how much you learned from them. Teens in Dubai can’t get Saturday jobs, paper rounds and the like here, so here we take a look at how your child can get work experience to help them in their career choice and with their work ethic as well as building their confidence.

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  • Choosing The Right School

    Choosing The Right School

    With so many schools in Dubai to choose from, it can be a monumental task trying to decide which school to enrol your child in. How to choose a school for your child? Since Dubai is a transient place and not always the ultimate destination for some expatriates, the type of curriculum, style of teaching, and language of your home country (or the country of your next expat assignment) are generally important deciding factors for a school. As many different types of educational curriculum are offered in Dubai, ranging from British, American, Canadian, Australian, Arabic, and Indian to the International Baccalaureate (IB) system, this may be one way of weeding out different schools.Here are the top important points to keep in mind to help you make this tough decision. Do as much research as you can to help you along your way.

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  • Sharjah School Fees

    Sharjah School Fees

    We have a round up for you here of most of the best and popular schools in Sharjah and their fees. We've also got curriculum, grade, location and contact details for you to give you all the information you need when trying to find a school. We really hope this helps with your search for the perfect school or college for your children in Sharjah.

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  • KHDA New School Fee Framework Released

    KHDA New School Fee Framework Released

    The KHDA has released the new school fees framework - this means that schools ranked Outstanding can increase their fees by 6%, those rated good by 4.5% and all others by 3%. The objective behind the development of a framework to regulate school fees is to protect the students and their parents as beneficiaries of educational services. Here you can read the KHDA announcement and also get access to a PDF explaining the whole framework.

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  • Dubai International Academic City

    Dubai International Academic City

    Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s only free zone dedicated to higher education. Established in 2007 as part of TECOM Investments, DIAC aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy. DIAC is the premier destination for higher education in the region, located on a fully-appointed 18 million sq ft. campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities. DIAC has over 30 Academic institutions from 11 countries including world-renowned universities.

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  • Handy Arabic Phrases & Numbers

    Handy Arabic Phrases & Numbers

    We've got a great article for you here featuring the handiest Arabic words and phrases that are very easy to learn and to use. If you make an effort to speak some of the language it is very well received! We've also got how to count to 10 in Arabic as well as the Arabic numbers to learn which makes things a lot easier. We also take a look at the phenomenom that is Dinglish- a curious mix of English, Hindi and Arabic that you will also need to get by in Dubai!

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