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Education System in Dubai



Dubai has an extensive education sector, with large number of public and private schools. Trough its public schools, government in Dubai offers free education from kindergarten to university to all its citizens and about 40% of children attend private schools. For all children older then 5 years full-time education is compulsory and all primary and secondary schools in Dubai, public and private, up to ninth grade also have to follow universal and compulsory program bases. However, schools can adjust their programs to their pupilsí needs, so there are a large number of international schools who follow foreign curriculums.

For an extensive listing of schools located in the city please click on the link here: Dubai Schools Index

Nurseries in Dubai

(Age level: 2 - 4 years old)


Dubai has a large number of nurseries. Most of them adopt variations of the Montessory method of instruction and take English as a primary instruction language. Most of the nurseries take children from two years old onwards, but some of them take children from age of 18 month onwards.
 

Unfortunately, most nurseries have poor work hours- they run only 4-5 hours, usually 8-12 A.M. Annual fees vary dramatically, from 3000-12000 dirhams per year.
 

To learn more about nurseries in Dubai and see a full list of most prestigious nurseries, please visit our Dubaiís Nurseries Page.

Kindergartens in Dubai

(Age level: 4-6 years old)

Dubai has many English-speaking kindergartens and most of them are situated in Jumeirah and Umm Suquiem areas. Many Dubaiís private primary schools also have kindergarten departments. At this level, the children are usually taught art, music, religion, English, Arabic and math. Kindergartens also offer all sort of other activities for their attendants.

Kindergarten fees also vary, but the average rate for private kindergartens is around 10000 dirhams per year.

To learn more about kindergartens in Dubai and see a full list of most prestigious nurseries, please visit our Dubaiís Kindergartens Page.

Primary Schools in Dubai

(Age level: 6 - 12 years old)


English is the medium of instruction language in most of schools in Dubai. However, there are a large number of schools which teach children in other foreign languages, French, Hindu, even Russian. There is also a wide range of foreign curriculums, from British National Curriculum to Japanese system.
 

For admission, some schools conduct entrance tests and most of the good schools also have a long waiting lists.
The new term in most of British schools in Dubai starts in September. In all other schools new term begins in April. During July and August all schools are closed for a holidays.
School uniforms, usually similar to European and American, are obligatory in most of the schools.
 

School hours in most of the schools are from 8 AM to 2 PM, with usually two to three breaks. In some schools day boarding is also available.
 

Fees in private schools also vary vividly, but the average rate per term is approximately 3000 dirhams.
To learn more about elementary schools in Dubai and see a full list of most prestigious primary schools, please visit our Dubaiís Primary Schools Page.


Secondary Schools in Dubai

(Age level: 12 - 18 years old)


As well as primary schools, Dubai has a large number of international high schools which offer to expatriates as well as domicile residents large scale of curriculums- from Indian CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
School uniforms are also obligatory in most schools, similar to those in primary. Of course, boys in secondary schools have an option of wearing trousers instead of shorts.
Compulsory subjects in most of the school include math, social studies, physical education, religion and Arabic. Pupil can choose subjects such as science, languages, sociology, history, computer studies etc. The offered subjects depend on school education system.
 

Fees in private schools vary up to 25000 dirhams.
 

To learn more about secondary schools in Dubai and see a full list of most prestigious high schools, please visit our Dubaiís Secondary Schools Page.
 

Colleges and Universities in Dubai

(Age level: 18 years old and above)


The number of colleges and universities in Dubai has grown significantly in last 20 years and every year the number of their staff and students increases by about 30%. Most of the colleges and universities are affiliating themselves to prestigious institutions abroad, and many of them use English as tuition language.


To learn more about undergraduate programs in Dubai and see a full list of most prestigious universities and colleges, please visit our Dubaiís Undergraduate Education Page.
 

Postgraduate Education in Dubai


A large number of Dubaiís universities also offer various master and PhD postgraduate programs.
To learn more about postgraduate programs in Dubai and see a full list of universities and institutes that offer master and PhD programs, please visit our Dubaiís Postgraduate Education Page.

 


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