Sheikh Hamdan ordered that school fees must remain the same this year, effective immediately
12 June 2018| Last updated on 12 June 2018
Parents across Dubai can give a sigh of relief knowing that the school fees in Dubai will remain the same for the 2018-2019 school year. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council announced on Twitter that they have decided that school fees will not be increased for any private schools for the next academic year.
The decision was taken to help relieve the financial burden of parents in Dubai. Tuition fees has been a major ongoing concern for many parents across Dubai with some schools charging more than Dh100,000 per child, per grade and that doesn’t even include books, transportation or extra-curricular activities.
Pranesh Nair, father of two children told the Khaleej Times: "It's a very good move. The rulers of Dubai are always thinking about the future and they are giving importance to the parents. To not increase the price, is directly helping the parents. Normally, they increase it every year, but, this will help us financially. Already we feel that it's too much, so, this will definitely help. The leaders are really thinking in a positive way."
This is the first process of a measure to start lowering the costs of doing business in Dubai and in turn, attract more foreign investors into the country.