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Welcome...

to the Spring 2013 issue of Better Education. We understand how difficult it can be to decide on your child’s next educational step – whether they’re starting nursery, school, or university – but this guide is designed to help you through. The listings pages feature institutions of all levels situated across the UAE – and as you can see, the options are numerous. We’ve got everything from pre-school to higher education covered, so the process is simpler than ever. Parents will also find some key reading: the parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome shares her experience in finding quality education for him.

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If you’re debating whether to enroll your little one in a nursery, we’ve quizzed an expert on the benefits of doing so. It’s essential reading, and thought-provoking stuff. How This Guide Works Whatever level of education you’re looking into, you’ll know by now that choosing an institution is no small feat – which is why this guide is the perfect place to start. Our jam-packed listings pages are broken down by the emirate they’re located in and then alphabetically. Plus, each entry has a summary to help you get a feel for the place in question. Nice and simple...

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With one in 100 children under 18 said to have some level of Whether or not to send your autistic spectrum disorder, young offspring to nursery we hear from the mother of is a tricky decision for many parents. We ask advice from an an eight-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome. early child education expert.

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The Main Courses The IB, American and English National Curriculums are among Dubai’s most popular schooling options, but which to choose? Here, educators give us the low-down...

The International Baccalaureate Curriculum

Are the students given much choice in terms of the subjects they can study? In the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme the school sets the content of the curriculum. However, in the Diploma, students choose three subjects at Higher level and three at Standard level, which reflect their needs for university, abilities or preference. What, in terms of their character, are successful students of the curriculum like? A successful IB student is one who shows evidence of the Learner profile in everything they do – not just within the classroom. They are respectful of others and are able to look at situations critically and accept others’ points of view. They have an awareness of the world around them and make a difference to that world in a positive way.

Is the IB Curriculum easy to adapt to if the student has been taught a different curriculum previously? Angela Hollington Some students might find that some Principal, Greenfield Community School adjustments need to be made when transferring to an IB curriculum as they are required to think for themselves and the lessons What are the main features of the IB are not just content-based but may involve Curriculum? It teaches deeper meaning and understanding skills, knowledge of concepts and self-directed learning. Students sometimes need to adapt and requires students to think critically, to this ‘inquiry’ approach to learning, but all evaluate and question. The focus is on the students to become responsible, global citizens can adapt; once they have, they are able to develop their full potential for learning. with the skills and attitudes that will make the world a better place. It is academically How is the IB Curriculum viewed by challenging and globally relevant. universities? Extremely positively. The Diploma prepares What are its main objectives in terms of students very well for university as it involves nurturing students? The curriculum puts students at the heart of the self-motivation and equips them with the study skills they will need. IB Diploma students focus, and emphasis is placed on developing can present their work, talk objectively about specific attributes classed as the ‘Learner subjects, and know how to write lengthy essays Profile’. These include becoming inquirers, as the Extended Essay (a requirement of the IB communicative, principled, etc… There are Diploma) is a mini dissertation. It is much easier ten attributes in all, which are essential in becoming active, compassionate and lifelong for universities to accept students who have those skills already, rather than having to learners who understand that we all have teach them. differences and can live together. March 2013

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The English National Curriculum

Lucy Scott Head of Secondary, British International School Abu Dhabi

What are the main features of the English National Curriculum? We deliver the English National Curriculum to build on students’ strengths, interests and experiences and develop their confidence to work independently and collaboratively. The structure of the curriculum equips them with literacy, numeracy and ICT, whilst promoting an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally. What are its main objectives in terms of nurturing students? It aims to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, develop principles for distinguishing between right and wrong. It develops their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of different beliefs and cultures, and how these can influence individuals and society. It aims to pass on enduring values, and help students to be responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the development of society. Are the students given much choice in terms of the subjects they can study? All students study a core range which develops their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. They also 4

study history, geography, a foreign language, science, drama, art, music and PE. When students enter Year Ten, they can opt to drop some subjects and add additional ones. In Years 12 and 13, we offer the IB Diploma Programme instead of A-Levels. We do this because we see it as an extension of the best elements of the English National Curriculum. What, in terms of their character, are successful students of the curriculum like? They are well-rounded individuals. They have a good understanding of factual information, and they also have the skills to apply their knowledge. Their capacity to use the English language to explore ideas and articulate their thinking is excellent. We take the aims of the curriculum a step further, by using our High Performance Learning programme, which aims to get every student to perform at their best, by providing them with challenging opportunities. The English National Curriculum seeks to promote independent thought and high levels of engagement with challenging material, so we feel that our own focus on HPL blends with those aims. Is the English National Curriculum easy to adapt to if the student has been taught a different curriculum previously? They should not struggle. Providing they possess basic English language skills, they should be sufficiently engaged by the variety in the curriculum to be successful. Naturally, we have found that the earlier a child comes to the British system, the easier it is for them to make the transition. However, we do have many older children that have successfully transferred. How is the English National Curriculum viewed by universities? Very well. At the British International School, we think that the IB Diploma Programme prepares students for university in a much better way than the A-Level course; many of our students find the first year of university relatively easy as the IB has prepared them for independent study.


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The American Curriculum

Delice Scotto Principal, Al-Mizhar American Academy

What are the main features of the American Curriculum? Here people use the term ‘American curriculum’ but, in all honesty, each state in the US has a different curriculum, so there is no one single American curriculum. A pure American curriculum runs from age five (Kindergarten) to Grade 12. Here, it begins with Pre-Kindergarten for three-year-olds, KG1 for four-year-olds and KG2 for five-year-olds, and then from Grade One to Grade 12. Our school runs according to the US common core standards for English Language Arts and Math, and applies the California standards for Social Studies and Michigan standards for Science. What are its main objectives in terms of nurturing students? It is very nurturing. We don’t make many demands on students to memorise information. We create small groups and differentiate instruction. Thanks to that system, pupils get valuable small-group and individual time with teachers. From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Two, each class also benefits from having a teacher and teaching assistant present. 6

Are the students given much choice in terms of the subjects they can study? From Grade Seven to 12 there are a large variety of choices available to students. Everyone takes Math, Science and English Language Arts, but there are choices within that. For example, within English Language Arts, we teach Women in Literature, Early American Literature or Contemporary Literature. We also have Fine Arts, Music and Physical Education programmes and a great range of extra-curricular activities. What, in terms of their character, are successful students of the curriculum like? Successful students in our school have strong leadership skills. Every month we focus on character traits, in addition to leadership and innovation, which we work to develop within our students. This month, for example, is fairness. Others include responsibility, global citizenship and creativity. This starts in Pre-Kindergarten and continues until students graduate. Is the American Curriculum easy to adapt to if the student has been taught a different curriculum previously? Students coming to us from the English National Curriculum may feel they are dropping a school grade, because someone in Year Six in the British system will enter our school at Grade Five. But these pupils are not repeating any content. In the UAE many schools claim to use the American Curriculum but only a very few are accredited, so some students coming from a school that they think is American may have some adjustments to make - our teachers will help them catch up. How is the American Curriculum viewed by universities? Once you have an American high school diploma from our school you are qualified to enter university in any country in the world – including the UK, Canada, US, Russia and China – grades dependent. In addition, we like to develop well-rounded students, so we have very strong programmes for sport and the arts.


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Should they stay or should they go? Choosing when or whether to send your child to nursery is a tough decision all parents must take. To help, we sought the advice of Professor Pat Preedy, Director of Little GEMS International and an expert on early child education

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A lot of Dubai nurseries take children at a very young age – some under one year old. Is there any benefit to someone so young being at nursery? There are enormous benefits to children attending a quality pre-school. They are able to develop independence and confidence so that they are ready for the start of school. Children learn a great deal from each other and being able to play with others provides opportunities for social play, turn-taking and being able to resolve conflicts and differences. For parents thinking of keeping their children at home, what would the child potentially miss out on by not attending nursery? As well as missing out on opportunities to mix and learn from other children, the child misses out on access to a thorough and planned curriculum covering all areas of early childhood development: communication, language and literacy, physical development, mathematics, expressive arts and design, digital learning and understanding the world. Children in quality pre-schools have an all-round head start – personally, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. Engaging with and supporting your child at home and providing him or her with an opportunity to attend a quality pre-school that combines education and care, is a winning combination.


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Dubai’s a very multicultural city. What would you say to parents concerned about their child attending a nursery where so many languages are spoken? Attending a pre-school where children speak a variety of languages is actually an enormous advantage. The young baby makes every sound in the human language. As he or she hears language many of these sounds are filtered out. Introducing children to a range of languages from an early age enables them to build the foundations to become multilingual. Interacting with children from a variety of culture enables children to truly become global citizens. Of course, the child needs an excellent role model for language and where the language of instruction is English, we need to ensure that grammar and pronunciation are of a high standard. What is the benefit of learning languages at such a young age? Information communication technology, travel and the way that we now work means that we need to be able to communicate effectively. Young children have a built-in capacity to learn language and pre-school is the best time to build upon these abilities. We want our children to be confident communicators with a positive attitude to learning a range of different languages. What questions should a parent ask of a prospective nursery before sending their child there? It is important to check that the pre-school has high standards with regard to health, safety and hygiene. Parents should ask how the preschool ensures that children are kept safe and secure. Do they have daily risk assessments? Is there a security system? What happens if my child is unwell? How do you ensure that my child is collected by the correct person? Find out about who your child’s key person/ teacher will be, staff training and how staff will plan for and assess your child. It is important to find out about ways the pre-school will March 2013

communicate with you and inform you of your child’s all round development and progress. When you visit the pre-school, observe the interactions with the staff and children. Are the children active and busy supported by the staff? Your feelings with regard to the warmth and care of the staff and the happiness of the children in the setting are extremely good indicators too. How important is a structured curriculum at nursery level? As with any age group, it is extremely important to have an appropriate, planned curriculum and assessment framework. For young children it is important to plan learning experiences that enable them to learn actively, using all of their senses. As I developed my research into neurodevelopment and explored what factors enhance children’s learning, it had become apparent that it was time for a new model of early childhood education – a model that 9


Essentials up to a year’s head start over those who are exclusively cared for at home. What are your thoughts on that? There is no doubt that quality early childhood education has a positive effect on children’s all round development and can give all children a head start to learning and life. Parents, teachers and the children themselves then need to build upon this advantage.

‘Quality early childhood education can give all children a head start in life’ focuses on the first seven years of life, builds upon the work of educators, such as Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia and the High Scope Programme and takes into consideration the needs of children and their families now and in the future. The Little Gems International (LGI) curriculum combines the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with unique specially written programmes based upon research into how young children learn and develop. Learning is multi-sensory to ensure it appeals to all learners. Through the use of SPARKLE (sensory, physical, auditory, real, kinaesthetic learning experiences) along with high quality resources, including information technology, children are able to gain independence whilst undertaking activities which help them to explore and learn at their own pace. There have been past studies which suggest children whose experience of education begins as young as two are likely to have 10

What do you believe to be the optimum class size for a nursery, in terms of teachers versus pupils? I think we need to move away from the idea of formal classes/boxes. Young children need access to a range of learning areas including opportunities for digital learning, messy play and outdoor learning. The ideal environment is one in which young children have learning bases and the opportunity to move to a range of staff-supported learning opportunities. There is a lot of debate in the UK at the moment about appropriate adult to child ratios and it is likely that the UK will change to one adult to four children up to 12 months; one adult to six children for two year olds and one adult to eight children for 3 year olds. Although we need reasonable and safe ratios, the important thing is to have quality, trained staff where each child can form secure attachments. A lot of nurseries in Dubai have waiting lists. What advice would you have for parents who have to wait before sending their child to their nursery of choice? How can they help their development in that time? If your child is on a waiting list, see if there are other children in the same situation. You can then arrange play opportunities where children can socialise and play together. Ensure that if your child has a nanny she encourages your child to speak and to be independent. My book ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ gives parents ideas that they can do at home with their children to develop movement, language and thought.


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Shine a light

Rachel Hamilton details her experience since her son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, and encourages parents in the same situation to come out of the shadows...

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As the mother of an eight-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome, living in the UAE, I’ve had an education myself since my son’s diagnosis last year. According to the Dubai Autism Centre, around one in 100 children under the age of 18 have some level of autistic spectrum disorder, and at the Autism Around The World conference this month, Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Healthcare City declared: “The UAE’s goal is the inclusion of autistic students within mainstream schooling, following a history of segregation”. An admirable goal, but in a country where places in popular schools are scarce and waiting lists are long, it’s not easy for any child to get into their preferred choice of school, let alone a child who might need extra facilities and specially trained staff. This can be a shock to families arriving from countries like the UK, where the education rights of children with learning disabilities are so entrenched that a UK friend recently described Asperger Syndrome as an ‘advantage’ in the battle for school places as it often means a higher ranking on admission criteria lists. In contrast, I’ve heard it claimed that several of Dubai’s most popular schools automatically reject applicants with an autism diagnosis. Curious, I called these schools and asked whether they would consider taking my son if I applied in the future. Although none offer the positive


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discrimination shown in the British system, all claimed that, provided he passed their entrance exam, having Asperger Syndrome would be no barrier to entry for him or any other child. One school head of admissions explained, “We’re a community, and as such, we celebrate diversity.” What she did add, however, was that it helps to be honest about any diagnosis from the start. Not only because it usually entitles your child to extra time on the entrance exams, but also because, as any parent of an autistic child knows, deception is not one of their strengths. An open approach allows both students and parents to be more relaxed when talking to staff in a potential new school. Children are more likely to shine when they are allowed to be themselves. In her speech, Dr. Ayesha Abdullah highlighted the need to “shine a light” on autism spectrum disorders in the UAE. Too many parents keep their child’s diagnosis quiet for fear of the response they, and their child, may get from ignorant friends and acquaintances. But it’s a vicious circle. Ignorance can only be defeated by knowledge, and it is only by generating more awareness about the condition that we’ll help society to be more accepting of our children. I have to confess, I was one of those parents who protested when the school pushed for my son to be tested. I thought labelling him would limit his choices and opportunities. But I was wrong. I underestimated the relief it would bring my boy – who, when he was aged just four, complained sadly that “nobody understands me” – to discover the world is full of kids just like him. Kids who are quirky, kids who are special, and best of all, kids who have learnt to be proud of the things that make them different. March 2013

Another reason I resisted testing was because I was afraid the results might be used to ask us to leave the school. Again, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The head of the junior school wrote us a wonderful letter, praising our son’s “unique learning style” and promising to work closely with us to “ensure his talents are properly recognised and developed”, and over the past year the school has been true to their word. They have created a tailor-made education plan, and my son’s Year Four teacher is an incredible, talented woman – the kind of teacher he and the other children in his class will remember forever. So, to anyone in the situation we were in last year, wondering whether to get your child tested, I say do it. The diagnosis won’t change anything about your child, but it will help them and everyone involved in their life to

‘Children are more likely to shine when they are allowed to be themselves’ better understand the challenges they face day to day. And to those struggling to find a place for their child, don’t give up hope. Help is out there. The problem is the conspiracy of silence, with schools even more reluctant than parents to discuss autism. When I told my son’s school I was writing this piece and intended to describe how fantastic they’d been, they had reservations about being named. I can only assume this is because being a great environment for autistic children isn’t something a school would want to advertise. Which tells me we need to shine that light ever brighter. 13


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Work it out

Dubai’s Greenfield Community School is one of a small number of schools worldwide to offer the International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate, aimed at giving valuable vocational training to 16- to 19-year-olds. School principal Angela Hollington provides the lowdown on its approach and benefits...

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Essentials ‘The focus is on providing a broad, flexible and practical education’ reflective project; and an approved careerrelated study. This new qualification will become popular in Dubai as it extends the scope of provision for these students who learn in different ways and do not want the ‘traditional’ route to further education. They want more experiential learning in a real world context where they can extend themselves and be successful in areas in which they are interested. Schools are able to choose the vocational courses they offer. At the moment Greenfield Community School (GCS) offers Business (which students had requested) and are looking into offering Sports Science as another option. These are both very relevant, locally and internationally. However, being in Dubai, Hospitality and Management would be a course that I am sure would be very popular for obvious reasons and certainly with the huge diversity of opportunities for work experience (a requirement of the course), the options for the vocational component of the course The International Baccalaureate Career are limitless. The IBCC can be adapted to Certificate (IBCC) is a qualification that was suit specific needs and yet at the same time, developed to meet the rising global demand provide for a breadth of alternative pathways for a framework that provides career-related suitable for a changing market. studies with the academic rigour of an For our students, the IBCC has opened new International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. possibilities and has been extremely successful The focus is on providing a broad, flexible in allowing them to achieve personal best education that gives students knowledge, in many domains. Recently a student with practical skills, intellectual engagement and limited English language skills returned from international mindedness to succeed both in work experience at a well-known ‘megastore’ higher education and the global workplace. where he was praised for his sales ability The IBCC caters for students who learn in different ways and prefer a practical approach and interaction with customers. His selfesteem increased tremendously and his new and real world context for their learning. confidence made a real difference to his The Programme, taught in the last two learning…in fact, he was offered a full–time years of high school, is built around three interconnected elements: at least two Diploma position with the company! I look forward to following the progress of our first graduates as Programme courses; an IBCC core that they move into the job market or choose further includes approaches to learning, community education at the end of this academic year. and service, language development and a 16


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Blossom Childrens Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 6 months to 4.5 years Term dates Up to 50 weeks – academic term options Fees From AED7,500 (term), to AED49,800 (annual)

Activities Literacy, numeracy, Taking Care Of Our World curriculum, water play, bike track, planting, soft play, exploratorium and sensory zones. The nursery also provides all meals. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm. Flexible pick-ups at 1pm3pm/5pm- 6pm.

British Orchard Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 6 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Sweeping, gardening, cooking, building, looking after animals, singing, listening to stories, helping prepare the meal table, cutting fruit, painting, clay modelling and drawing, bees wax modelling, water colours. Hours of operation 8am-5pm.

Bur Dubai, Dubai 04 379 9333 ambassadorkg.com

Satwa, Dubai 04 342 0363 / 344 4441 applenursery.org

Sharjah Ladies Club, Al fisht 06 506 7733 slc.ae

Jumeirah Palm, Dubai 04 435 6627 asyasnursery.com

Umm Al Sheif - 04 348 6275 Umm Suqeim 1 - 04 394 8837 theblossomnursery.com

Mankhool – 04 398 3536 Jumeirah – 04 395 3570 Dubai britishorchardnursery.com

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Dreamland Nursery 20 years on....

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Building Blocks Child Enrichment Centre

Curriculum Early Years Curriculum Age 4 months to 4 years Term dates Sep, Jan, Apr Fees AED7,000 -AED13,700

Activities Facility houses a complete dance studio and music rooms. Programmes offered include Kinderdance, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, piano, cello, violin, drums, drama and mother and toddler group programmes. Packages for classes can be combined with nursery attendance. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm.

Crystal Valley Nursery

Curriculum EYFS Age 2 months to 4+ years Term dates To be confirmed Fees Five Days 7:30 until 2:30 AED9,500 inclusive of breakfast and lunch, etc

Activities English, with basic Arabic, babies from 2 months to 4+ years. Specific activities focused for pre-school entry: indoor and outdoor designated play areas, shaded sand pit and racing track, music and movement, ballet, Brain Gym activities and play ball, drumming, kung Fu and Chinese counting, messy play, heuristic play, sensory and exploratory play, baking and cooking activities, nursery family picnics, mini concerts and community events, field trips. Hours of operation From 7am- 6pm.

Children’s Oasis Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 3 months to 4 years Term dates Sep 11-Dec 15, Jan 3-Apr 5, Apr 22-Jun 28, Summer School Jul-Aug. Fees AED3,580 -AED18,850 per term; AED10,740 -AED56,550 per year

Activities ‘Little Bocelli voices’ classes, ‘Mini chef’ classes, ‘Junior Picasso’ art and crafts. School trips and party days each term, plus regular music and movement classes. Hours of operation Hours are optional Sun-Thu: 8am-12.30pm, 8am-2pm, 8am-5pm or 2pm-5pm. 7.30am start also available.

The Children’s Garden

Curriculum The International Curriculum for Languages & Creative Arts (ICLCA) Age 2 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities Exploring the German language, theatre, art club in French, music, movement, math club. Hours of operation 8.30am-2pm. Afternoon activities 2.30pm-3.15pm

The Children’s Garden

Curriculum The International Curriculum for Languages & Creative Arts (ICLCA). Age 2 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities Math club, French club, movement, drama and antics, Arabic club, handicraft, musical instruments and dance. Hours of operation 8.30am-2pm. Afternoon activities 2.30pm-3.15pm

Cocoon Nursery

Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from the UK Age 9 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees Various options are available and discussed upon visiting the nursery

Activities Art and craft, singing, storysacks, show and tell, library, simple science, junior chef, educational Brain Gym®, creative movement, sand and water area, shaded playgrounds, indoor playroom, theme days and concerts. Hours of operation 8am-12.30pm. Optional early drop off at 7:30am and optional extended hours to 2.15pm, Sunday to Thursday.

Motorcity, Dubai, 04 453 4363 building-blocks.ae

Al Mizhar, Arabian Center, Dubai 04 284 5519 crystalvalleynursery.com Part of the Beautiful Minds Nurseries

Umm Suqeim, Al Manara Street, 04 348 8981 Al Thanya Street, 04 348 1181 childrensoasisnursery.com

Green Community, Dubai 04 885 3484 childrensgarden.ae A Taaleem School

Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 04 349 2985 tcgjumeira.ae A Taaleem School

Jumeirah 3, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 04 394 9394 cocoonnursery.com

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The Children’s Garden

Curriculum The International Curriculum for Languages & Creative Arts (ICLCA) Age 2 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities On request Hours of operation On request

Child’s Play Nursery

Curriculum UK (EYFS) Age 1 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED5,750 -AED9,775

Activities Sweeping, gardening, cooking, building, looking after animals, singing, listening to stories, helping prepare the meal table, cutting fruit, painting, clay modelling and drawing, bees wax modelling, water colours. Hours of operation 8am-12.30pm. Late class until 2pm.

Chubby Cheek’s Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 2 months to 5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED3,500 -7,500

Activities Story time, language, reading, shapes and letter learning, music and dance, rhyme, pattern seeking, running, climbing, jumping, hopping, skipping, riding tricycles, throwing and catching, watering plants, play dough play, puzzles, arts and crafts. Hours of operation 7am or 8am-5.30pm.

Dreamland Nursery Sharjah 06 566 1133 / 050 646 9960  dreamlandnursery.com

Curriculum UK/Arabic/French Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Registration is based on 3 months basis, starting on the day of the child’s admittance Fees On request

Activities Paddling, music, trips, special events, gymnastics and acting and more. Hours of operation 7am-2pm and 2pm-5pm.

Al Barsha 2, Dubai 04 385 6605 tcgbarsha.ae A Taaleem School

Umm Suqeim, Dubai 04 348 0788 childsplaynurserydubai. com

Jebel Ali Gardens, Dubai 04 435 6598 chubbycheeksnursery. com

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Nurseries Dubai Autism Center

Curriculum Special Age 3 to 8 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED35,000

Activities Special education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, movement therapy, music therapy, art therapy and computer literacy. Hours of operation 8am-1.30pm.

Dubai Gem Nursery

Curriculum UK Age Lower Nursery: 1.5 years to 2.5 years Upper Nursery: 2.5 years to 3.5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED6,000 per term

Activities P.E, music, annual concert, sports day, picnics, TV cartoon shows. Hours of operation 8am-12.30pm.

Deira Montessori Nursery

Curriculum Arab/UAE Age 2 months to 4 years Term dates Monthly Fees AED500 -1,200

Activities Indoor/outdoor play area, story time, computer games, the ball pit, arts and crafts, Arabic/English learning. Hours of operation 7am-5.30pm.

Dovecote Nurseries Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai 04 440 3424 ekidovecote.org

Curriculum UK Age 1 to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Building blocks, music, art, physical fitness, dance, gardening, cooking. Hours of operation 8am–1pm, extended day available.

Dubai Early Child Development Centre

Curriculum Support Services UAE Age Up to 6 years Fees Free for UAE Nationals

Our mission is to help children with a disability or who are at risk for developmental delay and their families to improve the quality of their lives through comprehensive assessment, compassionate comprehensive community-based services, and family-centred programmes, while promoting advocacy, research and professional development. Hours of operation 7am-5pm.

Emerald City Nursery

Curriculum EYFS Age 2 months to 4+ years Term dates To be confirmed Fees Five Days 7:30 until 2:30 AED9,500 inclusive of breakfast and lunch, etc

Activities English, with basic Arabic, babies from 2 months to 4+ years. Specific activities focused for pre-school entry: indoor and outdoor designated play areas, shaded sand pit and racing track, music and movement, ballet, Brain Gym activities and play ball, drumming, kung fu and Chinese counting, messy play, heuristic play, sensory and exploratory play, baking and cooking activities, nursery family picnics, mini concerts and community events, field trips. Hours of operation From 7am- 6pm.

Diyafa Road, Villa no. 20 04 398 6862 dubaiautismcenter.ae

Jumeirah, before the Iranian hospital 04 345 3550 dubaigem.org

Jebel Ali Gardens, Dubai 04 263 3236 deiranursery.110mb.com

Academic City, Al Ruwayeh, Dubai 04 326 0300 cda.gov.ae

Jumeirah 2, Dubai 04 349 0848 emeraldcitynursery.com Part of the Beautiful Minds Nurseries

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Nurseries Emirates British Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 3 months to 4 years (Mirdif branch), 18 months to 4 years (Umm Suqeim branch) Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities Teddy bear’s picnic, sports day, soft play, music and rhyme time, discovery corner, fun with numbers, spring concert, water play, sensory garden, chit chat mornings for parents, boogie tots, sporty tots, spring egg hunt, festive parties, fun in the park, water wingers. Hours of operation 7.30am-5.30pm (Mirdif branch), 7.30am3pm (Umm Suqeim branch).

First Steps Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED6,600

Activities Special events and field trips, physical development such as visit to the civil defence department, fun day, cleaning day, circus day, community helpers, farm market. Creative development such as costume day, National Day, teddy bear day, Mother’s Day, fun day. Hours of operation 8am-12pm.

Fun and Play Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 1 year to 5 years Term dates Monthly Fees AED4,000 (6 hours a day)

Activities Arts and crafts, storytelling, drama, some music and movement, magic, weekends include celebrating birthday parties with magicians, puppet shows, fancy dress parties, girls spa nights etc. Hours of operation 8am-7pm.

German Kindergarten Nursery

Curriculum German Age 3 to 6 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED18,000

Activities On request Hours of operation 8am-1/3.30pm.

Hummingbird Nursery Dubai

Curriculum UK Age 3 months to 5 years Term dates Monthly basis Fees On request, on a per hour basis with minimum of 4 hours

Activities Indoor and outdoor games, painting, cutting, colouring, gluing, physical development area, music, reading, etc. Hours of operation 7am-7pm.

Hopscotch Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED7,500 -AED9,500

Activities Indoor/outdoor play area, map play, arts and crafts, doll playing, Lego and material play, cooking, plastic ball pin. Hours of operation 8.30am-2pm.

Mirdif – 04 288 9222 Umm Suqeim – 04 348 9996 emiratesbritishnursery. com

Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai 04 348 6301 firststepsdubai.com

Dubai Marina JBR, Dubai 04 437 6433

Al Quoz, Dubai 04 420 9790

Dubai International Financial Center 04 370 0449 hummingbird.ae

Al Manara, Dubai 04 328 2226 hopscotchnursery.net

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Nurseries Hope Montessori Nursery

Curriculum Indian with basic Montessori Age Day Care: 4 months to 10 years. Nursery: 2 years to 4 years Term dates On request Fees On request

Activities Computer, day care, fully-equipped clinic with nurse, full time senior pediatrician, indoor & outdoor play area, library, summer camp, sand pit, water play, aerobics, Arabic, art and craft, contests, field trips, fun at assembly, fun cooking, music and movement, parent teachers meeting, party fun, puzzle games, splash fun, story time and yoga. Hours of operation Nursery: 8:30am-12pm. Day Care: 7am-7pm.

Inspire Children’s Nursery

Curriculum US Age 3 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED7,500 -11,000

Activities The Creative Curriculum filled with all kinds of arts and crafts, including English-language learners, children with special needs and children who are gifted. Music and movement, outdoor and indoor play, floor time, story time, and sensory activities. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm.

Indigo Valley Nursery

Curriculum EYFS Age 4 months to 4+ years Term dates To be confirmed Fees Five Days 7:30 until 2:30 AED9,500 inclusive of breakfast and lunch, etc

Activities English, with basic Arabic, babies from 2 months to 4+ years. Specific activities focused for pre-school entry: indoor and outdoor designated play areas, shaded sand pit and racing track, music and movement, ballet, Brain Gym activities and play ball, drumming, kung fu and Chinese counting, messy play, heuristic play, sensory and exploratory play, baking and cooking activities, nursery family picnics, mini concerts and community events, field trips. Hours of operation From 7am- 6pm.

Jebel Ali Village Nursery Group

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years. From birth till 4 yrs at Dubai Healthcare City and Umm Suqeim Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug Fees On request

Activities Purpose-built facilities, nature trails, circle time, phonics, number works, social skills, arts and crafts, drama and action, singing with music teacher, field trips, cooking, visits by professionals, water play, fun with computers, theme days and concerts, soft play. Hours of operation Optional: 8am-12 or 1pm/2pm-5.30pm, or 8am-5.30pm.

Jumeirah International Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 6 weeks to 4 years – Al Safa. 1.6 to 4 years – Al Wasl. Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities Reading, building with blocks, housekeeping and dramatic play, art, science, music and movement. Hours of operation Regular nursery hours 8am-12.30pm. After hours care programme from 12.30pm-5pm.

Kidville Dubai

Curriculum US Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-Aug Fees On request

Activities All locations have spacious and light-filled classrooms, large and well-equipped gymnasiums/soft play areas (indoors) as well as child-friendly toilets. High quality, purpose-built facilities with specialty educational materials and play equipment. Outdoor area with slides, see-saws, swings, climbing structures and sand/water play areas with cushioned safety flooring throughout. Fully-equipped medical clinic with full time Dubai Health Authority registered nurse. Hours of operation 8am-12/3/6pm.

Al Mankhool, Dubai 04 398 2494 / 055 329 5919 hopemontessorinursery. ae

Umm Suqeim, Al Safa 2, Dubai 04 395 5473 inspireallchildren.com

Al Twar, Dubai, 04 263 3544 indigovalleynursery.com Part of the Beautiful Minds Nurseries

Marina-04 424 3791 / 2 Meadows-04 422 4222 Arabian Ranches-04 368 9882 Lakes-04 454 8404 Umm Suqeim-04 348 6720 Dubai Healthcare City055 911 7227 jebelalinursery.com

Al Safa branch 04 394 5567 Al Wasl branch 04 349 9065 jinspire.com – Al Safa jinschools.com – Al Wasl

Dubai Marina-04 440 1220 Motorcity-04 454 2760 Uptown Mirdiff-04 236 3648 Dubai mykidville.ae

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Kids Zone Nursery The Villa community, Ponderosa CP2, Dubailand Dubai 04 452 6474, 050 857 1122 kidszonenursery.com

Curriculum EYFS Age 4 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees Starting from AED5,500 -11,500

Activities Boogie babies, art and craft, singing, storysacks, show and tell, library,creative movement, theme days and painting. Hours of operation 7.30am–6pm. Early drop off available.

Kids Island Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 9 months to 3 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees Various options are available and discussed upon visiting the nursery.

Activities Art and craft, singing, storysacks, show and tell, library, simple science, junior chef, Educational Braingym®,creative movement, theme days and concerts. Hours of operation Teaching hours 8am -12.30pm. Optional early drop off at 7.30am and optional extended hours to 2.15pm, Sunday to Thursday.

Kidz Venture Nursery

Curriculum EYFS & Montessori Curriculum Age 2 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees Starting from AED2,300 -17,700

Activities Kindergarten curriculum, mini sports, arts & crafts, language (French, English, & Arabic), dance, and music. Hours of operation 7am–7pm.

Kiddy Planet Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 2 years to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED900 -AED9,000

Activities Gymnastics: teaches children balance, flexibility, confidence and determination. Rhythm and movement: develops co-ordination, balance, flexibility, strength, stamina and memory. Sports classes: encouraging healthy fitness habits towards physical exercise, building confidence, flexibility and strong bodies and minds. IT Classes: introducing children to computers through games and the Smart Board interactive. Arts and crafts: discovering the creativity of their hands through painting, sculpting and craft activities. Hours of operation 7.30am-5.30pm.

Kids Cottage Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 10 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Jun for the academic year. Also available, full year programme: Sep-Aug. Fees On request

Activities Creative art sessions, music, outdoor play areas, bike track, painting, balancing beam. Hours of operation 7.30am-5.30pm.

Kids Palace Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 14 months to 4.5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities French and Arabic classes, ballet, music, gymnastics, drama, interactive board. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm

Jumeirah 3 / Umm Suqeim, Dubai 04 394 2578 / 79 kidsislandnursery.com

Egypt Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai 04 368 4130 kidzventure.ae

Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai 04 328 4465

Umm Suquiem 1, Beach Road, Dubai 04 394 2145 kidscottagenursery.com

Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai 04 348 4163 / 050 350 0039 kidspalacenursery.com

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Little Land Nursery and Montessori Centre

Curriculum Learn Through Play/Montessori (nursery qualified teachers and educated assistants) Age 14 months to 4.6 Years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees from AED4,860 AED11,450 per term.

Activities Spacious covered play area, sand and water play, cooking, Brain Gym, music and movement. Hours of operation 8am-12.30pm, Sun-Thurs. Early and late class available on request.

London and Paris International Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 3 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request

Activities Bilingual education (French and English), swimming, ballet and piano lessons for 3 to 4 year olds. Hours of operation 7.30am-5.30pm.

Little Wings International Nursery

Curriculum UK and Montessori Methods of Learning. Age 2 months to 4 years Term dates Sep–Dec, JanMar, Apr-Jun, Summer School July-August. Fees On request

Activities Singing, dancing, indoor play, library, art, theatre, watching educational movies, brain gym, yoga, playing in the garden, sandpit play, cycling, hopscotch. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm Sunday through Thursday.

Little Wonders

Curriculum UK Age 2 month to 4 years Term dates Open all year; 5 terms and a summer camp Fees AED3,045 - 6,565 per term

Activities Wide range of activities linked to the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Hours of operation 7am- 6pm.

Le Jardin Enchante

Curriculum French Age 14 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED6,500

Activities Indoor/outdoor play, field trips, arts and crafts. Hours of operation 8am-1pm.

Little Woods Nursery

Curriculum International Age 40 days to 4 years Term dates Sep-June, plus Summer Camp Fees AED22,700 -AED37,000

Activities Riding bicycles, puzzles, games, indoor toys, books, painting. Hours of operation 8am-2pm for academics. Option of 7am6.30pm upon request.

Jumeirah Beach Road / junction off Al Manara Street 04 394 4471 littlelandnursery.com

Jumeirah Rd., opp. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai 04 348 0077 lpnursery.net

Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah 2 Dubai 04 349 0553

Al Manarah, Dubai 04 348 7195 800 NURSERY littlewonders.ae

Umm Al Sheif, Dubai 04 348 6788

Safa 2, Dubai. 04 394 6155 littlewoodsnursery.com

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Nurseries Little Hands Kids Club

Curriculum International Age 4 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED6,500 -AED9,500

Activities Indoor activities: painting, art and craft, puzzles, sand and water play, music and movement, kids’ gym, yoga and ballet. Outdoor activities: swimming, bouncy castle and special events. Hours of operation 7.30am–6pm. Flexible pick-ups at 12.30pm/2.30pm/6pm.

Little Scholars Academy

Curriculum UK Age Baby up to 4 years (FS1) Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED5,100 -AED12,700

Activities Arabic language, chess, boogie babies, super skills, spacious indoor softplay area, big shaded garden with soft play area and race track, library, nutritious meals, CCTV cameras, bus transportation, holiday programmes. Hours of operation 7am- 6pm. After-school activities available.

The Little Discoverers Nursery

Curriculum British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Age 4 months to 4 years Term dates September 2012 onwards Fees On request

Activities Circle time, role play, small world, indoor and outdoor play areas, water play, singing, dancing, story time, painting and a variety of other activities. Hours of operation 7am- 6pm, with flexible days and timings.

Little Learners Nursery

Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Age 1 to 4 years Term dates Sep-Aug Fees From AED33,000 AED39,000

Activities Highest levels of security with rest areas and outdoor play areas. Personal, social and emotional development. Hours of operation 8am- 6pm.

04 448 9267 Dubai Knowledge Village, 04 422 1303 Club Old Town Burj Khalifa, littlehandskidsclub.com

Al Safa 1, close to Spinneys Umm Suqeim, Al Wasl Road, Dubai 04 395 5532 / 050-nursery lsa.ae

Safa 1, Dubai 04 394 6066, 055 574 7347 littlediscoverers.com

Umm Al Sheif, Dubai 04 348 6260 littlelearners-dubai.com

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Little GEMS International

Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Age Pre-Kindergarten Term dates Open 48 weeks per year Fees AED39,000 -42,000

Activities Highest levels of security with rest areas and outdoor play areas. Personal, social and emotional development. Hours of operation 7am- 6pm.

Mother Care Nursery

Curriculum Arabic/UK/US Age 3 months to 4 years Term dates Monthly Fees AED2,000

Activities Swimming, art and craft, ballet, face painting, dancing, tree day and sports courts. Hours of operation 8am-2pm.

Mulberry Tree Montessori Nursery

Curriculum Montessori/EYFS Age 3 months to 5 years Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED6,900 -AED8,500

Activities Spacious covered play area, sand and water play, painting and other activities. Hours of operation Early class from 7:30am. Late class until 6:30pm

New Dubai Nursery

Curriculum Indian Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates April, Sep-Mar Fees AED1,200

Activities Swimming, art, snack time, party fun, classroom fun, computer fun, colours of joy, parade, outdoor trips. Hours of operation 8am-11.30am.

Al Safa, Dubai 050 554 0160 littlegemsinternational. com/safa

Al Satwa, Dubai 04 349 6955 motherforcare.com

Jumierah 3, Dubai 04 394 9909 mulberrytreenurseryuae. com

Mankool Road, Bur Dubai 04 398 4900Â earlyyearsedugrp.com

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Nurseries New Safa Nursery

Curriculum International Age 1 year to 4.5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED23,400

Activities Field trips, swimming lessons, water play, arts and crafts, drama, Kindermusik and ballet Hours of operation 8am-2pm.

P’tit bout’chou Nursery

Curriculum French Canadian Age 6 month to 4 years Term dates Sept-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED8,250 -AED9,750

Activities Painting, day trips, social skills, cooking, kids’ gym, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor playing area. Hours of operation 7.30am-2pm. Extra fun time until 5pm if required.

Raffles Arabian Ranches Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 2 years to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED30,000

Activities Arts and crafts, face painting, music, colouring, problem solving in math, indoor/outdoor play. Hours of operation 8am-2 pm

Raffles Emirates Hills Nursery

Curriculum International Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED30,500

Activities Rhyme and songs, mathematical concepts in play, puzzles, sand and water play, gardening, arts and crafts, physical development, dress up, exploring sensory materials like rice, shaving foam, mud etc. Hours of operation 8am-2pm

Raffles Lakes Garden Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees On request

Activities Arts and crafts, face painting, music, colouring, problem solving in math, indoor/outdoor play. Hours of operation 8am-2pm

Raffles Lakes Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees On request

Activities Rhyme and songs, mathematical concepts in play, puzzles, sand and water play, gardening, arts and crafts, physical development, dress up, exploring sensory materials like rice, shaving foam, mud etc. Hours of operation 8 am-2pm

Al Safa, Dubai 04 342 9575 safanurseriesdubai.ae

Jumeirah 1, Dubai 04 344 6031 ptitboutchou.com

Arabian Ranches, Saheel 1, Dubai 04 427 1476 rafflesis.com

Adjacent Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai 04 427 1461 rafflesis.com

Lakes Hattan, The Lakes, Dubai 04 427 1472 rafflesis.com

Next to the Lakes Club, The Lakes, Dubai 04 427 1471 rafflesis.com

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Raffles Town Centre Nursery

Curriculum Early Years Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees On request

Activities Arts and crafts, face painting, music, colouring, problem solving in math, indoor/outdoor play. Hours of operation 8am-2pm

Raffles Umm Suquiem Nursery

Curriculum International and Montessori Age 2 years to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED30,500

Activities Practical life lessons such as tying of shoe laces, sensorial lessons, math lessons, language lessons, cultural lessons, also include music and movement, arts and crafts, P.E. and Arabic. Hours of operation 8am-2pm

Rising Stars Nursery

Curriculum Theme-based, Emergent Curriculum Age 6 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun (with Holiday Camps) Fees AED5,900 -AED9,500

Activities Spacious, colourful, well-equipped age-specific classrooms, brightly-coloured indoor playroom, large outdoor play area, bike and car track, sand pit, water splash area, dining/snack room with child-sized dining tables, nurse’s room. Hours of operation Morning session: 8am-12.30pm. Early dropoff and late class until 3pm available.

Royal Beach Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 2 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED8,500 -AED12,000

Activities Story time, circle time, singing, music and movement, dress up/roleplay, scissor skill practice, jolly phonics, water play, computer room and library, cookery room, arabic classes, CCTV enabled. Hours of operation 7.30am-8pm.

Raffles Dubai Marina Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED30,000

Activities Rhyme and songs, mathematical concepts in play, puzzles, sand and water play, gardening, arts and crafts, physical development, dress up, exploring sensory materials like rice, shaving foam, mud etc. Hours of operation 8am-4pm

Raffles Springs Nursery

Curriculum Internationa, EYFS and Montessori Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Per 3 months Fees 1st Term: AED12,000, 2nd and 3rd Terms: AED9,000

Activities Rhyme and songs, mathematical concepts in play, puzzles, sand and water play, gardening, arts and crafts, physical development, dress up, exploring sensory materials like rice, shaving foam, mud etc Hours of operation 8am-2pm

Springs 14, Dubai 04 427 1458 rafflesis.com

Raffles International School Umm Suqeim 04 427 1228 rafflesis.com

Umm Suquiem 2, Dubai 04 348 8805 rsn.ae

Jumeirah 3, Dubai 04 394 8181 rbnursery.net

Dubai Marina, Dubai 04 427 1473 rafflesis.com

Springs 7, Dubai 04 427 1466 rafflesis.com

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Nurseries Raffles Dubai Marina Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED30,000

Activities Rhyme and songs, mathematical concepts in play, puzzles, sand and water play, gardening, arts and crafts, physical development, dress up, exploring sensory materials like rice, shaving foam, mud etc. Hours of operation 8am-4pm

Sandcastle Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 3 months to 4.5 years Term dates Yearly Fees AED19,200 -25,400

Activities Indoor/outdoor play areas, arts and crafts, physical activity, design and solve problems, identifying numbers to 10 with counting games, picture books, story time, creative expression. Hours of operation 7.30am-12.30/3/6 pm.

Small World Nurseries

Curriculum UK Age 1 year to 4.5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Computer area with educational software, library and outside playscapes, with shaded areas, swimming. Hours of operation 8am-12.30pm. Extended hours available until 3pm upon request

Spectrum NurseryÂ

Curriculum Indian Age 1.5 to 4 years Term dates Apr-Mar Fees On request

Activities Nursery/Montessori-trained teachers would take the children through various activities such as circle time, role play, storytelling, reading, pre-handwriting skills, sensory experience, puppet show, art & craft, game playing, puzzle solving, block building, clay modelling, painting/colouring, rhyme time, dance & music, educational movie watching, gardening, contests, field trips, cookery session, themed assemblies, collaborative activities, special days’ celebration, etc. Hours of operation 7.30am-5.30pm.

Step By Step Nursery

Curriculum UK/International Age 10 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Teach 1. Personal, social, and emotional development. 2. Communication, language, and literacy. 3. Problem solving, reasoning, and numeracy. 4. Creative development with arts and crafts. 5. Physical development, outdoor play area. Hours of operation 8am-5pm.

Super Kids Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 11 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED6,500 -7,000

Activities Circle time, flash cards, arts and crafts, story time, play dough, puzzles and blocks, soft gym and educational videos. Hours of operation 8am-1pm/8am-3pm/8am-5pm.

Dubai Marina, Dubai 04 427 1473 rafflesis.com

Jumeirah 1, Dubai 04 344 4283 sandcastlenursery.com

Jumeirah 2, Dubai 04 349 0770 / 348 0788 smallworldnurserydubai. com

Abu Hail, Dubai 04 265 9464 spectrumnursery.com

Arabian Ranches, Dubai 04 447 3445 stepbystepnursery.ae

Mirdif, Dubai 04 288 1949 superkidsnursery.com

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Nurseries Safa Kindergarten

Curriculum International Age 1 to 4.5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED7,800

Activities Field trips, swimming lessons, water play, arts and crafts, drama, kindermusik and ballet. Hours of operation 8am-12.30/3pm

Seashells Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Singing with music teacher, junior chef, simple science/fun experiments, show and tell, library and story time, concerts, gym time, free play, arts and crafts, outdoor play. Hours of operation 8am-2pm.

Small Steps Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 1 to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Soft play, painting, music, dance. Hours of operation 8am-12pm. Extended hours available until 1.30pm upon request.

Tender Love and Care Nursery

Curriculum International Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED8,000 - 10,000

Activities Music, puzzles, children books, gym, water play, hopping, running, cars, bikes and an outdoor play set, crawling through tunnels, playing with soft balls and many more besides. Hours of operation 7.30am-5pm.

The Kensington Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 4 months to 5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request

Activities Arabic classes, physical education class and water play. Hours of operation 7.30am- 6pm.

The Palms Nursery

Curriculum UK Age 16 months to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED4,400 - 6,500

Activities All regular activities including weekly ‘Monkeynastix’ fun and an FS1 programme gently taught by caring British staff to nurture and promote all aspects of preschool development. Hours of operation 8am-1.30pm.

Al Safa, Dubai 04 344 3878 safanurseriesdubai.ae

Al Barsha, Dubai 04 341 3404 seashellsnursery.com

Mirdif, Dubai 04 288 3347

Boutique Office, Dubai Media City 04 367 1636 tenderloveandcare.com

Umm Suquiem, Dubai 04 394 4473 Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai 04 342 3399 thekensingtonnursery. com

Jumeirah 3, Dubai 04 394 7017 palmsnurserydubai.com

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The Wonder Years Nursery

Curriculum British Curriculum EYFS Age 1 to 4 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Fees Starting from AED6,000 for 3 days per week to AED10,000 for 5 days per week

Activities New purpose-built nursery with a spacious covered outdoor play area, bicycle track and sand pit. A wellequipped indoor play area, reading area, small world area and an interactive white board. Varied classroom activities linked to the EYFS curriculum, including arts and crafts, singing and rhymes, water and messy play, special enrichment activities such as ‘mini chefs’ and ‘splashtastic’. Hours of operation Sun-Thu, 8am-1pm.

Tiny Home Montessori Nursery

Curriculum Montessori Age 1 to 5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr Apr-Jun Fees AED8,250 per term for 5 days a week.

Activities Music and movement, field trips, water play, show and tell, French and Arabic language classes. Hours of operation 8am-12.30 pm, day care until 5pm.

Willow Children’s Nursery

Curriculum Birth-Three Matters and the EYFS Age 45 days to 4.5 years Term dates Per 3 months Fees On request

Activities Arts, music, physical activities, Arabic, swimming, drumming, and much more. Hours of operation Early class from 7am-12.30/1.30/3/6pm

Wisdom International Nursery & Daycare

Curriculum International Age 6 months to 5 years Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug Summer Camp Fees On request

Activities Indoor and outdoor play area, physical activities, music, outdoor trips. Hours of operation 7am- 6.30pm.

World Nursery

Curriculum Indian Age 18 months to 4 years Term dates Apr-Aug, Sep-Mar Fees AED975 per month

Activities Oral activities, craftwork and writing skills. Hours of operation 8am-2pm. Daycare facility available until 7pm.

Yellow Brick Road Nursery

Curriculum EYFS Age 2 months to 4+ years Term dates To be confirmed Fees Five Days 7:30 until 2:30 AED9,500 inclusive of breakfast and lunch, etc

Activities English, with basic Arabic, babies from 2 months to 4+ years. Specific activities focused for pre-school entry: indoor and outdoor designated play areas, shaded sand pit and racing track, music and movement, ballet, Brain Gym activities and play ball, drumming, kung fu and Chinese counting, messy play, heuristic play, sensory and exploratory play, baking and cooking activities, nursery family picnics, mini concerts and community events, field trips. Hours of operation 7am- 6pm.

Dubai Sports City 04 368 5600 wonderyearsnursery.com

Al Manara, Jumeirah, Dubai 04 346 5240 tiny-home.com

Umm Suquiem, Dubai 04 346 5078/050 472 5890 willownurserydubai.com

Jumeirah 1, Dubai 04 344 6371

Al Qusais, Dubai, 04 261 3025

Al Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 8290 yellowbrickroad.ws Part of the Beautiful Minds Nurseries

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Schools Al Worood Academy  

Curriculum Arabic/UK/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jan, Jan-Feb, Feb-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Modern science labs, a library with more than 55,000 books, a clinic with nurse and qualified doctor. Closed circuit television in the Kindergarten, plus a biology lab, TV room, two computer rooms, gymnasium with stage for productions, a modern cafeteria and a stationery store. Extra-curricular activities Science fair, charity fair, KG graduation and function (dances, poetry and songs), Holy Qur’an recitation competition, private schools’ essay competition, sports day.

Al Murooj Scientific Private School  

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age 3 to 14 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, science lab, modern computer lab, specially-designed playground. Extra-curricular activities Physical education, arts and crafts, cooking, playing, music, scouts.

Al Shohub Private School  

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Aug-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED16,450 -AED42,050 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes from KG-Grade 6

Facilities Science lab, computer, library. Extra-curricular activities Football, volleyball, swimming.

Al Dhafra Private School  

Curriculum Arabic/UK/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Dec-Apr Fees AED22,000 -AED38,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, library, computer labs, playground. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of sports activities.

Al Maali International School  

Curriculum Arabic/US Age 3 to 17 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Well-equipped science labs, library, computer labs with internet access. Extra-curricular activities Horse riding, swimming, tennis and field trips.

American Community School  

Curriculum US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED39,960 -AED73,130 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Swimming pool, technology facilities, library, cafeteria, gymnasium, huge playground, separate playground for elementary. Extra-curricular activities Band, choir, dance, fine arts, sports, arts, athletics, swimming.

Abu Dhabi

Off New Airport Road, Abu Dhabi 02 444 8855/7655/8990

Khalifa Bin Shakhboot St, Abu Dhabi 02 666 9229 almuroojprivateschool. com

Karama St, Abu Dhabi 02 446 4800 alshohub.org

Al Mouroor St, Abu Dhabi 02 444 3395 dhafraschools.com

Bateen Area, Abu Dhabi 02 666 7661

Abu Dhabi 02 681 5115 acs.sch.ae

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Inspiring excellence. Nurturing respect.

Foremarke offers a traditional British education with the emphasis on discipline, good manners and respect for others combined with the unending pursuit of academic excellence. Our outstanding teaching and pastoral care ensures that every child is valued as an individual, and nurtured to develop both their unique talents and a lifelong love of learning.

School Opening September 2013 Pre-registrations for FS1-Y2 Now Open t: +971 (0)56 170 0131 www.foremarkedubai.org e: admissions@foremarkedubai.org Foremarke School, Barsha South, Dubai, UAE School opening and operations are subject to the completion of the building and final approval from KHDA

For pupils aged from 3 to 11 Early Years | Lower School | Middle School | Upper School


Schools Abu Dhabi Indian School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Fees AED6,450 -AED10,630 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, library, computer labs, large playground. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, tennis, table tennis, cricket, volleyball. Regular inter-house and inter-school athletic meets (for the girls and boys) are highlights of the school calendar.

Al Nahda National School  

Curriculum UAE/UK/US Age 3 to 17 years Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, library, computer labs, playground. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

Al Muna Primary School  

Curriculum UK Age FS1 to Grade 6 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED13,860 per term Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes: by an individual company, not by the school.

Facilities Computer labs, indoor play area, swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities Arabic dancing, aquafit, construction technology, dodgeball, gymnastics, choir, football, badminton, swimming.

Al Mushrif School

Curriculum UK Age FS1 to Year 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees From AED14,520 Waiting list? Yes Transport? No

Facilities 850-seat auditorium, research laboratory, graphic design area, recording studio, recital hall, sports hall, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, football pitch and basketball courts Extra-curricular activities Art, photography, jewellery making, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Arabic calligraphy, music, choir, drama, theatre, football, netball, swimming, yoga, rock climbing, sailing and water sports, expeditions, International Award, service to the school and community.

Al Yasmina School  

Curriculum UK Age FS1 to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED41,580 -AED57,330 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Indoor play area, labs, library, netball court. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, cricket, table tennis, martial arts, animation club, photography, team swimming, reading club.

Al Nahda National School Boys  

Curriculum UAE/UK/US Age 3 to 17 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, library, computer labs, playground. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

Muroor Rd, Abu Dhabi 02 448 8025 adisuae.com

Abu Dhabi Boys’ School 02 445 4200/2984 Girls’ School 02 447 7600/4550 nahdaschools.com

Hamdan, Abu Dhabi 02 501 4777 almunaprimary.sch.ae

Al Manaseer Area, Abu Dhabi 02 813 2200 almushrif.sch.ae

Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi 02 501 4888 alyasmina.sch.ae

Abu Dhabi 02 445 4200/2984 nahdaschools.com

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Al Bateen Secondary School  

Curriculum IB Age Grade 7 to Grade 9 Term dates: Sep-July Fees: AED53,000 -AED60,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? On request

Facilities 850 -seat auditorium, research laboratory, graphic design area, music recording studio and recital hall. Multipurpose sports hall, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, and, outdoors, a full-size football pitch and basketball courts. Extra-curricular activities Art, photography, jewellery making, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Arabic calligraphy, music, choir, drama, theatre, football, netball, swimming, yoga, rock climbing, sailing and water sports, expeditions, International Award, service to the school and community.

Australian School of Abu Dhabi  

Curriculum Arabic/Australian Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates: On request Fees: AED17,000 -AED40,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Fully air-conditioned international standard 27m swimming pool, soccer fields, state of the art gymnasium, three science laboratories for general science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Also has a computer laboratory with over 120 computers with internet access avilable, separate playgrounds for each division, a well equipped modern Kindergarten section with adventure areas and swings. Extra-curricular activities Physical education, arts and crafts, cooking, playing, music.

Al Rayyan National Private School  

Curriculum Indian/UAE Age 3+ Term dates: 15 Aug and 15 Jan Fees: On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, computer labs, library, basketball court, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Various kinds of sporting activities.

Brighton College

Curriculum UK Age 3-18 (K-12) by 2015, 3-15 (Foundation Stage 1 to Year 10) at present (2012-13) Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jul. Fees: AED47,530 -AED61,640 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Libraries, auditorium, information and communication technologies suites, art studios, dance studios, recording studio, labs, fitness centre, aerobics room, football/rugby/cricket pitch (grass), 25m swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities A wide variety, including football, hockey, rugby, swimming, badminton, karate, netball, rounders and horse riding.

British School

Al Khubairat   Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi 02 446 2280 britishschool.sch.ae

Curriculum UK Age FS1 to Year 13 Term dates: Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees: AED34,054-AED59,296 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Theatre, auditorium, sports pitch, libraries, information and communication technologies facilities, swimming pools, study centre, gym, and Busy Bee Club. Extra-curricular activities Football, netball, swimming, cooking, music, arts, running.

Belvedere British School Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi 02 559 5525 belvederebritishschool. com

Curriculum UK Age 3-10 Years Term dates: September Fees: AED23,000 -AED25,950 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities state of the art classrooms, ICT Extra-curricular activities Physical Education, Arts, Music, School trips, School clubs, after school club.

Al Manaseer Area, Abu Dhabi 02 813 2000 albateen.sch.ae

Khalifa City B, Abu Dhabi 02 586 6980 australianschool abudhabi.ae

Rowdha area, Abu Dhabi 02 446 4575 alrayyanschool.com

Bloom Gardens, Near Sheikh Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi 02 815 6500 (Reception) 02 815 6506 (Admissions) brightoncollege.ae

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British International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Science labs, dance studios, indoor gymnasium, main hall, swimming pool, outdoor/indoor play areas, classroom ‘smart’ boards, music rooms, library, technology suites and grass football/rugby pitches. Extra-curricular activities Drama club, music lessons, rugby, football, netball, table tennis, wakeboarding, swimming, arts & crafts, chess, basketball, journalism, computers, maths, pottery, Arabic club, history club and book club.

The Cambridge High School  

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED12,216 -AED25,800 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Kindergarten playground, swimming pool, science labs, audio visual rooms, computer labs, music studios, tennis and volleyball court, auditorium, library, art studios, book and uniform store, medical care, school cafeteria, prayer room. Extra-curricular activities Field trips, cultural events, environmental and social service projects, campaigns, cooking, journalism, drama, art and crafts, fashion design, computers and pottery.

Behind Abu Dhabi University Campus, Abu Dhabi, 02 510 0100 bisabudhabi.com

New Musaffa, Abu Dhabi 02 552 1621 gemscis-abudhabi.com

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Schools Choueifat Abu Dhabi  

Curriculum Choueifat, SABIS Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED19,635 -AED34,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Gym complex including 25m swimming pool, activity rooms for music and drama, large science lab, libraries and every classroom is wired to a computer, printer and a projector. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

Creative Scientific Private School  

Curriculum UAE Age Kindergarten to Grade 11 Term dates On request Fees AED20,000 -AED35,500 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Computers with wireless, a library, labs Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

Canadian International School  

Curriculum Canadian Age 3 to 13 Term dates On request Fees AED33,500 -AED44,375 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Gym complex including 25m swimming pool, activity rooms for music and drama, large science lab, libraries and every classroom is wired to a computer, printer and a projector. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

Emirates Private School

Curriculum UAE/UK/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED15,000 -AED21,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Four large playgrounds, two cafeterias, library, music and arts, sports and outdoors, auditorium, medical service, prayer room, ICT and science lab. Extra-curricular activities Football, basketball, volleyball and handball. Inter-school tournaments.

Emirates National School  

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age Pre KG to Grade 12 Term dates Sep, Jan Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Large playing fields, computer and science labs, libraries, gymnasiums and swimming pools. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities on offer.

Elite Private School  

Curriculum Arabic/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED15,000 -AED21,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Large library, well-equipped internet-connected computer lab, science labs, health services, canteen, cafeteria, outdoor sporting facilities. Extra-curricular activities Football, basketball, volleyball and handball. Inter-school tournaments, art contests, annual parties and science exhibitions. Trips to fun parks and places inside and outside Abu Dhabi.

Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi 02 556 2555 iscadkc-sabis.net

Abu Dhabi 02 556 0310 horizonprivateschool.com

Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi 02 556 4206 cisabudhabi.com

Al Muroor Rd, Abu Dhabi 02 444 8863 emiratesprivate.sch.ae

Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi 02 559 0000/800 2008 ens.sch.ae

Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi 02 447 5800 ep-school.net

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First Steps School

Curriculum UK Age KG 1-KG 2 Term dates: Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED16,750 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes: Abu Dhabi only

Facilities Field trips, special events, picnics, swimming, music time, painting. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

French School  

Curriculum French Age On request Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED90,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Playground, auditorium, recreation, swimming pool, gymnasium. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of indoor and outdoor activities.

GEMS American Academy

Curriculum American Age Kindergarten to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED31,500 -AED66,780 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Outdoor artificial grass field, 24 classrooms with their own adjacent computer mini-lab, interactive Promethean smart board in each classroom, computer lab and Arabic studies room, cafeteria, gymnasium with built-in seating for 100, covered outdoor play areas. Extra-curricular activities Art club, computer club, basketball, Spanish, tennis, golf, floor hockey, knitting, weaving, chess, F1 club, swim club, intermediate Spanish, Arabic calligraphy, advanced Arabic, origami, swimming, yoga, book club.

Glenelg School  

Curriculum UAE/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED19,000 -AED36,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Music and fine arts facitities, Arabic/Islamic study areas, library. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, soccer, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, volleyball, handball.

24th Karama St., Abu Dhabi 02 445 4920 firststeps.ae

New Airport Rd, Abu Dhabi 02 444 8075 llm.ae

Najda, btwn 9 and 11 St, Abu Dhabi 02 557 4880 gemsaa-abudhabi.com

Saks al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi 02 599 2001 gsad.sch.ae

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GEMS World Academy

Curriculum American/IB Age Kindergarten to Grade 3 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED25,000 -AED55,650 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Outdoor artificial grass field. Extra-curricular activities Two playgrounds, shaded games field, Arabic language and Islamic Education spaces (for Muslim students), music room, IT lab, library, art room, gymnasium, movement room, climbing wall, health clinic, cafeteria.

GEMS Cambridge International School   Baniyas, Abu Dhabi, 02 552 1621 gcis-abudhabi.com

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED19,000 to 26,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Learner pool, 25m swimming pool, cricket nets, indoor sports areas, multipurpose hall, separate Foundation Stage play area, ICT suites and wireless connectivity throughout the campus, state-of-the-art science laboratories, two libraries, art studios, music choral and ensemble rooms, design and technology and media suites. Extra-curricular activities Music, elocution, recitation, debates, essay writing, dramatics, sports, creative writing, music, club activities, art and craft, painting.

Abu Dhabi 02 641 6333 gemseducation.com

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Schools German International School

Curriculum German Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates On request Fees AED15,400 -AED40,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Provides Arabic, English, French, and German. Sports include athletics, basketball, fitness training, football, and volleyball. Music for choir and singing. Activities are ballet, dance, and yoga. Miscellaneous: after school clubs. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, soccer, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, volleyball, handball.

Merryland International School

Curriculum Indian Age FS2 to Grade 10 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? No

Facilities Eight large multi-media computer labs, special computer labs custom designed for Kindergarten, multiple science labs, a large indoor swimming pool, a fully air conditioned indoor play area/theatre, a Kindergarten activity area with high safety standards, multiple outdoor/indoor activity, play areas and beautiful landscaping with greenery and water features. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, soccer, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, volleyball, handball.

Our Own English High School  

Curriculum Indian Age On request Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED2,400 -AED3,500 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, computer lab, science facilities, medical centre, canteen, school stores. Extra-curricular activities Music, elocution, recitation, debates, essay writing, dramatics, sports, creative writing, music, club activities, art and craft, painting.

Pearl Primary School  

Curriculum UK Age FS1 to Year 6 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun. Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? No

Facilities Indoor play area, labs, library. Extra-curricular activities Field trips, basketball, cricket, table tennis, martial arts, animation club, photography, team swimming, reading club.

Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi 02 666 8668 gisad.ae

Muroor Rd, Abu Dhabi 02 447 4406 merrylandinternational. net

Al Salaam Street, Abu Dhabi 02 642 5990 gemsoo-abudhabi.com

Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi 02 641 8887 pearlprimary.sch.ae

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Raha International School  

Curriculum IB International Age 4 to 18 Term dates: Sep-Jun Fees: AED35,000 -AED55,200 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Six lane swimming pool and learning pool, large sports hall, library, dance studio, art and design studio, science and technology lab, music room, tennis court, weather sports field, recreation and play areas, cafeteria. Extra-curricular activities Various language clubs, piano, senior school orchestra, crafty stories, jewellery making, choir, robotics, waterpolo, chess, horse riding, sailing, model United Nations, computer club, French club, card making, kite surfing, kayaking, golf, capoeira, Arabesque.

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy

Curriculum American/UAE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates: Sep-Jun Fees: AED26,100 -AED60,200 Waiting list? Info on request Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, swimming pool, full-size gymnasium, fully-equipped cooking room, prayer room and Islamic studies room, theatre, playing fields and tennis courts. Extra-curricular activities Movie club, International Award and community service, newsletter club, drama, environmental club, book club, cursive writing, sketching, Spanish club, basketball, Qu’ran club, reading club, arts and crafts, educational DVD club, music and movement, yoga.

Khalifa City ‘A’, Abu Dhabi 02 556 1567 ris.ae A Taaleem School

Abu Dhabi 02 446 9777 gemseducation.com

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Schools Repton Abu Dhabi School

Curriculum UK Age FS1-Year 1 in 2013, Year 2 onwards from 2015 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-Jun Fees AED55,000 for FS1 and FS2, AED61,000 for Year 1 Waiting list? On request Transport? On request

Facilities Swimming pool, play areas, library, multi-purpose hall. Extra-curricular activities There will be a wide range on offer.

Rawafed Private School  

Curriculum Arabic/UK/US Age 3 to 17 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Three school libraries, three computer labs, designated art studios, five science laboratories, two athletic fields, two clinics, specially-equipped KG playing area, two cafeterias, books and supplies store. Extra-curricular activities Football, trips and more.

Curriculum UK Age Info on request Term dates Opening soon Fees AED39,600 Waiting list? On request Transport? No

Facilities Two swimming pools, art room, music rooms, auditorium, library, large gymnasium, playing fields and large recess space. Extra-curricular activities Visit website for full list of activities.

Curriculum Indian CBSE & National Curriculum for England Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED3,505 -AED7,487 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Sports fields, music, art and craft rooms, general science laboratories, computer laboratories, library, outdoor covered play areas, activity rooms. Extra-curricular activities Assembly presentations, annual festivals in performing and fine arts, sports, ‘creative’ science, elocution in many languages, olympiads in mathematics. Inter-school Competition – our own ‘middles’ soccer tournament.

Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi 056 170 0130 reptonabudhabi.org

Al Khaleeg, Abu Dhabi 02 666 2663: Girls’ School Al Khaleeg, Abu Dhabi 02 666 9108: Boys’ School rawafedschool.com

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Al Ain International School  

Al Salam Street, Sarooj, Al Ain 03 715 1000 alaininternational.sch.ae

Our Own English High School Al Ain 03 767 9747  gemsoo-alain.com

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At Bradenton Prep we oer a truly global learning experience: Rigorous American Curriculum Safe & Secure Campus World-Class Sport Facilities & Coaching in collaboration with Dubai Sports City Paragon Program - a vibrant and chronological study of world cultures College Counseling to Universities Worldwide Contact Us +971 4 449 3603 / 449 3600 dubaicampus@bradentonprepdubai.com www.bradentonprepdubai.com


Schools Al Mawakeb School Al Barsha

Curriculum Arabic/French/ American Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Dec Dec-Mar, Mar-Jun Fees AED16,200 -AED37,600 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Playgrounds, computer labs, science labs, multipurpose hall, art rooms, libraries, clinics, resource centres, guidance counselling. Extra-curricular activities Scouts, student council, drama, folklore, piano, broadcast station, computer club, French club, science club, math club, astronomy club, Earth Calling Out (ECO), photography club, cooking club, robotics club. Varsity teams: basketball, volleyball, track and field, table tennis, football.

Al Mawakeb School Garhoud

Curriculum Arabic/French/ American Age 4 to 17 Term dates Sep-Dec Dec-Mar, Mar-Jun Fees AED16,200 -AED37,600 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Playgrounds, computer labs, science labs, multipurpose hall, art rooms, libraries, clinics, resource centres, guidance counselling. Extra-curricular activities Scouts, student council, drama, folklore, piano, broadcast station, computer club, French club, science club, math club, astronomy club, Earth Calling Out (ECO), photography club, cooking club, robotics club. varsity teams: basketball, volleyball, track and field, table tennis, football.

Al Shorouq

Curriculum Arabic/UAE Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-May Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Football pitch and basketball court. Extra-curricular activities On request.

Al Salam Private School

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age 2 to 15 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Computer labs, science labs, multipurpose hall, libraries, clinics, resource centres. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, ballet, football, karate, horse riding, ice skating.

Arab Unity School

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age 3.5 to 16.5 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED2,645 -AED7,935 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Playgrounds, computer labs, science labs, libraries, basketball, clinics, resource centres, guidance counselling. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, football, volleyball.

Al Thuraya School

Curriculum Arabic/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun Fees AED11,220 -AED17,820 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Football pitch and basketball court, computer labs, libraries. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, skiing, football, running and all kind of sports activities.

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Al Barsha, Dubai 04 347 8288 almawakeb.sch.ae

Garhoud, Dubai 04 285 1415 almawakeb.sch.ae

Private School Jumeirah 1, Dubai 04 344 0765  ashorouq.ae

Al Nahda / Al Ghusais Dubai 04 267 9594 alsalamschool.sch.ae

Rashidiya, Dubai 04 288 6226/27   arabunityschool.com

Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 4964 althuraya.ae

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Schools Al Safa School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED21,456 -AED31,839 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Large complex complete with swimming pool, sports hall and spacious playgrounds. Extra-curricular activities Taekwondo, football and swimming, horse riding and skiing,

Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs

Curriculum Special Age 3 to 18+ Term dates Sep-Jun Fees Info on request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities A fully-equipped, custom-built facility for intellectually-challenged children between the ages of 3 and 18+ years old, with facilities for special education, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological services, computer training and vocational training. Extra-curricular activities Physical education including swimming, gym training, track events and team games. Music and dance, art and craft, yoga and social club.

Al Rashid Al Saleh School

Curriculum UAE Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-May Fees AED5,760 -AED12,360 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, laboratories, health care, multi purpose halls, computer lab. Extra-curricular activities Sport, music and arts.

Al Ameen School

Curriculum Islamic/UK Age 3 to 16 Term dates On request Fees AED4,500 -AED5,100 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Library, medical facility, science labs, activity room, ICT suite, auditorium. Extra-curricular activities Field Trips, martial arts. The school also has an outdoor basketball court. Games like badminton, netball, volleyball, football and cricket are included. Twice a week, after school, students of years 7, 8 and 9 are taken to the nearby Dubai Sports Club, which has professional sports facilities.

Al Sadiq Islamic English School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Nov, Nov-Mar, Mar-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Science lab, indoor hall, activity rooms. Extra-curricular activities Educational trips, picnics and outings, Qirat competition.

American Community School of Sharjah (ACSS)

Curriculum US Age Nursery to Grade 4 Term dates Info on request Fees AED32,000 -AED53,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Gymnasium/fitness centre, 400m athletics track, three pools (one 50m Olympic sized pool), 750 -seat auditorium and one theatre, multiple science labs designed in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association. Two libraries, two full-size soccer fields, student gardens, fully handicapped accessible classrooms, martial arts centre, parent centre. Extra-curricular activities Sport, swimming, gymnastics.

Al Safa 1, Dubai 04 388 4300 safaschooldubai.com

Al Barsha 1, Dubai 04 340 4844 alnooruae.org

Oud Metha Road, Dubai 04 337 6126 rashedalsaleh.ae

Al Nahda 2, Al Ghusais, Dubai 04 267 7100 msbdubai.com

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 263 4083

Maliha Road Sharjah (Opp. Sharjah University Campus) 06 522 7583 acssharjah.org

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Al Ittihad Private School – Jumeirah

Curriculum US Age 3 to 16 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED18,000 -AED36,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? No KHDA rating Good

Facilities Two pools, two tennis courts, gym, soccer field, basketball courts. Extra-curricular activities Karate club, football club, swimming, gym.

American International School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jan, Jan-May Fees AED12,000 -AED21,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Play courts and gym, computer labs. Extra-curricular activities Karate, volleyball and arts.

American School of Dubai

Curriculum US Age 4 to 17 Term dates Aug-Jun Fees AED29,900 (KG)AED71,000 (for all grades 1-12) Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Two-storey library (over 50,000 volumes), large rooms for band and performing arts, five art rooms, four science labs, four computer labs, journalism room, regulation baseball diamond, two outdoor basketball courts, grassed playing field, two tennis courts, 25 -metre pool. Extra-curricular activities Computers, community service, dance, drama, environmental conservation, excursions, expeditions, literary magazine, newspaper, photography, yearbook, debate, sailing, scuba diving.

Al Khaleej National School

Curriculum UAE GSSC and US Diploma Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED12,290 -AED23,518 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Science laboratories, media rooms, library, reading area, computer laboratories, music rooms, on-campus mosques, multi-purpose hall, Kindergarten play area, football pitch, pool, gymnasium, gardens, weather station. Extra-curricular activities Scouts, chess, swimming, karate, electronics, drama, computer club, publications, music (guitar and piano), horse riding and shooting.

Jumeirah/Mamza, Dubai 04 394 5111 ittihadschools.com

Al Ghusais 1, Dubai 04 298 8666 aisch.net

Al Barsha, Dubai 04 395 0005 asdubai.org

Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 2707 gemsakns.com

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Schools Australian International School

Curriculum Queensland, Australia Age Grade 2 to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Dec, JanMar, Apr-Jun Fees AED30,000 -AED60,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, gym, pool, playing fields. Extra-curricular activities Yes.

Apple International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED5,690 -AED10,450 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Unsatisfactory

Facilities Library, pool, science labs, IT centre, kids area. Extra-curricular activities Concerts, sports day, trips, competitions.

Al Diyafah High School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED9,595 -AED16,870 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Interactive boards, library, science laboratories, computer lab, music and art, clinic, a prayer room, playground, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Confident communication, vedic map, ballet dance class, tennis, basketball, football.

Al Mizhar American Academy

Curriculum US Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED35,530 -AED55,385 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Canteen, computer labs, dance studio, fitness room, gymnasium, library, music rooms, two outdoor safe play areas, science labs, swimming pool, two art studios, sports field, wellresourced classrooms Extra-curricular activities A variety of activities are offered during the school day, and sports are offered after school. Such activities include, but are not limited to, Model United Nations (MUN), rugby, band, robotics, writer’s workshop, German club, advanced gymnastics, Spanish club, Qur’an club, and Arabic club. Competitive sports played throughout the school year include basketball, soccer, track and field, and swimming.

Sharjah, 06 533 7722 ais.ae

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 263 8989 apple.sch.ae

Al Nadha 2, Dubai 04 267 1115 diyafah.com

Mirdif Area, Al Mizhar, Dubai 04 288 7250 americanacademy.ae A Taaleem School

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Schools Al Sadiq Islamic English School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Nov, Nov-Mar, Mar-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Science lab, indoor hall, activity rooms. Extra-curricular activities Educational trips, picnics and outings, Qirat competition.

Bradenton Preparatory Academy

Curriculum US Age Preschool-High School Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED30,000 -AED70,000 Waiting list? Yes, for some grade levels Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities New, modern, open and spacious. Light-filled classrooms with technology, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, full-size gymnasium and auditorium. Use of professional sporting facilities via Dubai Sports City. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, soccer, track; afterschool sport academies such as soccer, cricket, golf, ballet, basketball and rugby; after-school programmes such as world languages, computers and service learning; after-school clubs such as: yoga, table tennis, weights, track, fitness, iClub, robotics, mural arts, EAL and readers’ theatre.

Central School Dubai

Curriculum Indian Age 3 years and above Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Spacious building with playgrounds, well equipped laboratories, a canteen and other facilities. In addition to Hindi, Bengali and Urdu, the school offers Malayalam or Tamil as an additional language. Extra-curricular activities Karate, sports, audio-visual programmes, fine arts and project works.

Choueifat Sharjah

Curriculum Choueifat Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED18,000 -AED33,600 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, three computer labs, three science labs, exam hall, gymnastics and ballet rooms, large multipurpose air-conditioned sports hall, gymnasium, two swimming pools, grass football field, outdoor courts, car tracks for young students, playground equipment and indoor air-conditioned play areas, large auditorium and large cafeteria. Extra-curricular activities Visit our website for a full list.

Choueifat Dubai

Curriculum Choueifat/UK/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED18,000 -AED35,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, three computer labs, three science labs, exam hall, gymnastics and ballet rooms, a large multipurpose air-conditioned sports hall, a gymnasium, two swimming pools, a grass football field, outdoor courts, car tracks for young students, playground equipment and indoor air-conditioned play areas, large auditorium and large cafeteria. Extra-curricular activities Visit our website for a full list.

Collegiate American School

Curriculum US Age Pre Kindergarten to Grade 5 Term dates On request Fees From AED36,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Classrooms equipped with latest instructional audio-visual facilities, computer laboratories, library, art rooms, dance studios, music rooms, swimming pools, sports hall, basketball courts, badminton courts, prayer rooms Extra-curricular activities Visit our website for a full list of our high quality, inspirational after-school activities.

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 263 4083 alsadiqschool.com

Dubai Sports City, 04 449 3600 bradentonprepdubai.com

Al Nahda, Dubai 04 267 4433 nimsuae.com

University RD, Al Shahba, Sharjah 06 558 2211 iscshj-sabis.net

Al Sofouh, Dubai 04 399 9444 iscdxb-sabis.net

Umm Suqeim, Dubai 04 427 1400 casdubai.com

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Schools

Cambridge International School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED14,667-AED19,914 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Sports and outdoor facilities, ICT facilities, music and art facilities, library, science laboratories, sports hall, astroturf football field. Extra-curricular activities Outdoor education, visual arts, drama, dance.

Dubai Autism Center

Curriculum Special Age 3 to 7 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? On request KHDA rating N/A

Facilities On request. Extra-curricular activities On request.

Dubai International Academy

Curriculum IB Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Feb, Feb-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Depends on Year Group Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Networked library, music technology, art, dance, drama and language learning rooms, science labs, computer labs and robotics lab, four climate-controlled multi-purpose halls for sport and other activities, two pools, fully grassed outdoor playing field, shaded tennis courts, playgrounds with play equipment. Extra-curricular activities Art, music, singing, rock band, reading club, drama, variety of sports, IT, science, belly dance, chess and languages.

Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai (German International School Dubai)

Curriculum German Age 3 and above Term dates Sep 6 -Jan 31, Feb 1-Jul 1 Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Swimming, sports hall, outdoor sports field. Extra-curricular activities Football, choir, music, badminton, gymnastics.

Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 4646 gemscis-dubai.com

Diyafa Road, Dubai 04 398 6862 dubaiautismcenter.ae

Emirates Hills 04 368 4111 diadubai.com

Al Quoz, Dubai 04 338 6006 germanschool.ae

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Dubai Center for Special Needs

Curriculum Special Age 3 to 27 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? On request KHDA rating N/A

Facilities On request. Extra-curricular activities On request.

Deira International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Aug, Nov, Jan Fees AED28,995 -AED58,420 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities The first phase includes vocal and instrumental music rooms, art rooms, libraries, computer and science laboratories, design technology workshops, business studies centre, an indoor gymnasium, swimming pool and large sports field. The second phase involves further classrooms, media centre and multipurpose hall. Extra-curricular activities Craft and painting, competitive sport, music and drama, physical education, swimming, painting.

Dubai International School

Curriculum Arabic/US Age 3.5 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, pool, gym, computer lab and English lab. Extra-curricular activities Karate, tennis, volleyball, basketball and football.

Dubai American Academy

Curriculum IB/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED15,740 -AED65,270 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Library media centre, four computer labs, 25 -metre pool, soccer pitch on an artificial surface, large gymnasium, grass play areas, a full theatre/auditorium, cafeteria, and amphitheatre. Extra-curricular activities Sailing/windsurfing, choir, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing, swimming, scuba diving, drama, gymnastics, karate, art club, dance, computer club, board games, book club, ballet, chess club, tennis, waterskiing, Spanish club, Maths club, floor hockey.

Al Safa, Dubai 04 344 0966 dcsneeds.ae

Dubai Festival City 04 232 5552 disdubai.ae

Al Garhoud - 04 282 3513 Nad El-Sheba - 04 338 5530 dis.sch.ae

Al Barsha, Dubai 04 347 9222 gemsaa-dubai.com

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Schools

Dubai British SchoolÂ

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED36,993-AED55,490 Waiting list? Yes. The following have been closed for 2013-2014: FS1, FS2, Y1 & 2 Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Pool, large sports hall, two libraries, two ICT suites, art and design studio, design and technology workshop, science laboratories, music rooms, tennis court, astroturf, gym, large foundation play area, multi-purpose hall . Extra-curricular activities Badminton, cricket, digital art and animation, diving, documentary film-making club, fashion design, film club, fitness, football, golf, hockey, literacy and ICT games, orchestra, Quran club, science article review, basketball, choir, sewing and embroidery, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, adopt a turtle campaign.

Dubai Modern High School

Curriculum Indian CISCE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Mar-Apr Fees AED26,756 -AED39,670 Waiting list? Info on request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Activity room and outdoor play area, art and craft room, library, science laboratories, ICT, pool, auditorium. Extra-curricular activities Drama, music, dance, creative communication, the visual arts, creative festival, sporting activities.

Emirates Hills, Dubai 04 361 9361Â dubaibritishschool.ae A Taaleem School

Al Safa, Dubai 04 326 3339 gemsmhs.com

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Dubai Modern Education School

Curriculum American/UAE Age 3 to 16 Term dates Sep, Dec, Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Labs, library all-purpose hall with telescopic seating can be used for PE activities, drama productions and school presentations, large computer labs, canteens for boys and girls, clinic. Extra-curricular activities Cultural and social activities, sports activities, camping, trading activities.

Dubai Scholars Private School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 16 Term dates Info on request Fees Info on request Waiting list? Info on request Transport? Info on request KHDA rating Good

Facilities Pool, astro turf pitch, audio-visual room, cooking room, computer room. Extra-curricular activities Music, dance, drama, cooking, life skills and yoga.

Dubai American Scientific School

Curriculum US Age 4 to 18 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Unsatisfactory

Facilities Classrooms (air conditioned), fully equipped library/ Media Resource Centre, multimedia room, modern science laboratories, music centre, art and craft centre, computer labs, Kindergarten media room/library, swimming pool, playground, basketball/volleyball court, grass football pitch, gymnasium, parent meeting room, student garden, medical facilities, prayer rooms, student council. Extra-curricular activities Field trips, sports club, recreation and social trips, music and dance.

Delhi Private School Dubai

Curriculum Indian Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Libraries, computer labs, auditorium, music and dance halls, audio-visual labs. Conference room with a smart board, comprehensive sports complex, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor play areas for table tennis, badminton, chess. Extra-curricular activities Public speaking, poetry recitation, elocution, debate and drama. Music, dance, art and craft, athletics, cricket, basketball, football, indoor games and swimming.

Dubai English Speaking College

Curriculum UK Age 11 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED59,080 per annum Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities D&T/food technology room, textiles and CAD/CAM. Auditorium for whole school, canteen for 500, state of the art science laboratories, synthetic and full size grass pitch for football and 15 -a-side rugby, three full-size netball courts, six netball/volleyball/badminton sports hall. Extra-curricular activities See website for wide range of sporting, musical, drama, International Award, and other extensive extra-curricular activities.

Dubai Carmel School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates Sep, Dec, Mar Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities E-learning methods of teaching, computer lab, gym, playing equipment for Kindergarten. Extra-curricular activities Quiz competition at every level, field trip, open day, sports day, inter-school competition.

Mizhar, Dubai 04 288 5115 dmeschools.com

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 298 8892 dubaischolars.com

Al Quoz, Dubai 04 339 2444 dass.org

The Gardens, Dubai 04 882 1848 dpsdubai.com

Dubai Academic City 04 360 4866 descdubai.com

Al Nadha, Dubai 04 267 5424 dubaicarmelschool.com

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Schools Dubai English Speaking School

Curriculum UK Age 4 to 11 Term dates 3 terms Fees AED32,880 Waiting list? Yes Transport? No KHDA rating Good

Facilities Music rooms, library and resource centre, gymnasium, hall, science and technology room, ICT suite, art room, pool, tennis courts, football/cricket pitch, netball. Extra-curricular activities Gymnastics, football, netball, swimming, music.

Dubai Infants School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates On request Fees AED11,600 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Unsatisfactory

Facilities Wide play area. Extra-curricular activities Football.

Dubai Carmel School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED11,000 -AED17,110 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Football pitch, sports club. Extra-curricular activities Gym classes, football, basketball, art exhibitions. Projects surrounding environmental issues and concerns.

Dubai College

Curriculum UK Age 7 and above Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun. Fees AED22,768 per term Waiting list? Selective entry Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Light, airy and well-equipped classrooms, science block with laboratories, design and technology suites, computer suites, art studios, a canteen and a music centre, a library and a auditorium. Extra-curricular activities Sporting, hobbies/interests and academic support/reinforcement.

Dar Al Marefa Private School

Curriculum IB Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, science labs, IT centre, clinic, gym. Extra-curricular activities Football, basketball, baseball, music, drama, French language.

Dubai Arab American School

Curriculum US Age 3 and above Term dates Info on request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Science laboratories, library, medical care, art education, physical education, computer laboratories, swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities Sports, camping, trips.

Oud Metha, Dubai 04 337 1457 dessdubai.com

Oud Metha, Dubai (Opp. Iranian Club) 04 337 1463

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 267 5424 dubaicarmelschool.com

Al Sufouh, Dubai 04 399 9111 dubaicollege.org

Mirdif, Dubai 04 288 5782 daralmarefa.ae

Muhaisanah, Dubai 04 288 2222 daaschool.ae

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Schools Dubai National School

Curriculum US Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Labs, science projects, library, art education, physical education, computer labs, swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, football, basketball, aerobics.

Emirates English Speaking School

Curriculum Indian Age 3 to 18 Term dates Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Auditorium, library, labs, music room, art room, school clinic, book store, canteen, playground. Extra-curricular activities Elocution, debating, dramatics, quiz, essay-writing, art, swimming, ice-skating, music and dance.

Emirates International School, Meadows

Curriculum UK Age 4 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Gymnasiums, computer labs, science labs, drama rooms, fully IT-connected classrooms, pool, field. Extra-curricular activities Most sports, ballet, cooking, art and crafts, health and fitness, math club, computer club, robotics, F1 club, environmental club, student council.

Emirates International School, Jumeirah

Curriculum UK/IB Age 4 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Pool, sports halls, fields, library and media centres, theatre arts, science, music and other facilities, language labs, IT labs, mathematics labs in addition to 150 classrooms all fitted with interactive whiteboard technology. Extra-curricular activities Languages clubs, indoor climbing, competitive sports, fitness, arts, cultural, academic, service activities, international award.

Elite English School

Curriculum CBSC Age 3 to 17 Term dates Apr-Jul, Sep-Mar Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Aerobics, dance, science labs, computer labs. Extra-curricular activities Debate, drama, art and crafts, football, cricket, basketball.

Gulf Indian High School

Curriculum CBSE Age 3 and above Term dates Monthly Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Modern amenities, science labs, library, wellequipped clinic, science exhibition. Extra-curricular activities Cricket, basketball, sports and fitness programmes.

Al Twar, Dubai 04 298 8555 Al Barsha, Dubai 04 347 4555 dns.sch.ae

Al Safa, Jumeirah, Dubai 04 394 7355 eess.sch.ae

Meadows Drive, Dubai 04 362 9009 eischools.ae/Meadows

Umm Suqeim, Dubai 04 348 9804 eischools.ae/Jumeirah

Al Waheda, Dubai 04 268 8244 eliteenglishschool.com

Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 4455 gihsdubai.com

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North American International School

Opening young minds to a world of Knowledge

AMERICAN CURRICULUM

FACILITIES

North American International School offers a

Updated Science Laboratories

student centered activity based American

Art, Drama, Music & Dance Studios

Curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Auditorium & ICT Suites

Through the curriculum we transform today's

Activity & Audio Visual Rooms

students into tomorrows GLOBAL LEADERS. We

Computer Labs & Library

instill the values of honesty, integrity,

Tennis, Basket Ball & Volley Ball Courts

responsibility, team spirit, respect and

Gym & Soccer Ground

optimum utilization of time. Special emphasis

Hot, nutritious meals served from own kitchen

is given to Arabic and Islamic Education from

Easy access to technology

OPEN FOR ADMISSION (2013 - 2014) Contact on: Tel: +971 4 2884844, Fax: +971 4 2882377 Email: info@naischool.ae, Web: www.naischool.ae P.O Box No: 20315, Mizhar-1, Dubai, UAE.

Location: Close to Arabian Centre, Mizhar-1


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Greenfield Community School

Curriculum IB Age 4 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED36,915 -AED67,980 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities State-of-the-art auditorium, six-lane competitive swimming pool, learning pool, sports fields, gymnasium, three tennis courts, libraries, art studios, music rooms, shaded safeplay areas, fully equipped science labs, ICT labs, dance and drama studio, interactive white boards. Extra-curricular activities Ballet, choir, golf, arts and crafts, mad science, mini gymnastics, yoga, karate, swimming, rugby, basketball, tennis, football, French, Arabic, German lessons, environmental club, athletics, song and dance.

GEMS Winchester School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED9,104-AED12,138 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities School mosque, library, computer science centre, science labs, art studio, music studio, play field, Kindergarten play area. Extra-curricular activities Music [instrumental], art and craft, music (vocal), creative writing, dance (individual and team), sports, drama, reading club, debating, elocution and public speaking, educational trips, environmental projects, chess, sports, indoor games.

Dubai Investments Park 04 885 6600Â gcschool.ae A Taaleem School

Oud Metha, Dubai 04 337 4112 gemseducation.com

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GEMS Jumeirah Primary School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED30,920 -AED38,976 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Library and discovery centre, music studios, ICT labs, art studio, gymnasium, pool, tennis courts, grassed playing field, synthetic turf playing areas, parent areas and meeting rooms. Extra-curricular activities Sports programme, visual arts, performing arts, music, drama, dance.

GEMS Millennium SchoolÂ

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 4 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED8,000 -AED10,500 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, science labs, computer science centre, playing field. Extra-curricular activities Day boarding programme, afternoon self-enhancement programme, art and craft, karate, music, modern dance, science club, elocution, creative writing, debate, dramatics, quizzing forums, cricket, football, tennis courts and swimming pool.

Jumeirah, Dubai 04 394 3500 jumeirahprimaryschool. com

Moweliah Area, Sharjah 06 535 8176 gemseducation.com

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GEMS World Academy

Curriculum IB Age Nursery to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED53,000 -AED92,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities The Discovery World, planetarium, sports facilities, auditorium, symphony centre, peace garden. Extra-curricular activities Rock climbing, tennis, gymnastics, model club, newspaper, rugby, dance, martial arts, music technology, ballet, choir, ELL, and environment club.

GEMS Royal Dubai School

Curriculum UK Age Foundation Stage to Year 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED30,084-AED37,932 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Pool and wading pool, large indoor multi-purpose hall, sports hall, music suite, dance studio with sprung floor. Drama studio and arts and crafts studio, computer labs with wireless networks and full digital connectivity, knowledge centre library and multi media resource room, CD and DVD library, artificial sporting field. Extra-curricular activities Ballet, karate, music, art, computers, clay modelling, chess, cookery, Indian dancing, netball, football, athletics, hockey, gymnastics, tennis, golf.

Al Barsha, Dubai 04 373 6373 gemsworldacademydubai.com

Mirdif, Dubai 04 343 3266 royaldubaischool.com

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GEMS New Millennium School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 8 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED20,000 -AED27,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Indoor and outdoor Kindergarten play areas, multipurpose sports hall/auditorium, art/craft rooms, dance and drama studios, primary and secondary canteens, libraries, ICT/ Business Study Centre, science labs, music rooms, specialist teaching/language rooms, technology rooms, medical centre, covered play areas, multi-sport games area. Extra-curricular activities Physical education, public speaking, visual arts, environment club, performing arts, overnight camps, activity club, mentoring, workshops, olympiads, educational trips, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

GEMS Wellington Academy

Curriculum UK Age Foundation Stage to Year 9 (1st year of operation) Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED31,000 -AED62,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Indoor multi-sports hall, outdoor shaded multisports hall, outdoor synthetic multi-sports pitch, six lane 25m swimming pool, 10m learner pool, dance/exercise studio, fitness suite. Extra-curricular activities Visual and performing arts, music, drama, art.

Al Khail, Dubai, 04 2988567 gemsnms-alkhail.com

Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai 04 395 7227 gemswellingtonacademydso.com

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GEMS Wellington Primary School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 6 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED34,510 -AED43,500 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Library, music department, ICT Department, gymnasium, art room, pool, shaded playing areas, astroturf playing areas, parent areas and meeting rooms. Extra-curricular activities Physical education and sports, music, arts, after school programme.

GEMS Wellington International School

Curriculum UK Age Foundation Stage to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED33,249-AED72,335 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Knowledge Centre library, three ICT laboratories, dance studio, drama studio, three art studios. Health and fitness studio, large multi-purpose sports hall, 300m athletics track, three squash courts, tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball courts, 25m indoor pool, climbing wall and a play area for Foundation Stage children. Extra-curricular activities Art and craft, astronomy, athletics, basketball, computers, choir, cricket, dance, drama, drawing, French, football, needlework, netball, rugby and tap.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 04 343 3266 gemswps.com

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 04 348 4999 wellingtoninternationalschool. com

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Horizon School Dubai

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? No KHDA rating Good

Facilities Two pools, football, music centre, IT lab. Extra-curricular activities Football, bowling, netball, swim squad training, horse riding, karate, distance swimming, football squad training, dancing, rounders, yoga and ball skills.

International School of Arts and Sciences Dubai

Curriculum International/US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Aug-Oct, Oct-Mar, Mar-May Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Two computer labs, two science labs, bio lab, chemistry lab, two pre-engineering labs, primary library, main library, indoor primary playground, taekwondo dojo, clinic. Extra-curricular activities Scouts, French club, music, astronomy, fitness, varsity teams, taekwondo, debate, student council.

Institute of Applied Technology

Curriculum US Age Under 16, UAE Nationals Only Term dates Aug-Jan, Feb-May Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities World-class classrooms and laboratories, with cutting-edge technology. New learning resource centre/ library with dedicated reading rooms, technology centre for research and comprehensive selection of books and reference materials for students and staff. Extra-curricular activities All kind of indoor and outdoor activities.

International School of Choueifat

Curriculum UK/US Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED17,400 -AED34,500 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Pool, basketball, football field, library, labs, canteen, clinic. Extra-curricular activities Taekwondo, ballet and gymnastics.

International Academic School Dubai

Curriculum Arabic/US Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun Fees AED12,500 -AED23,500 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Safe and purpose-built campus with beautiful landscaping, library, fully-equipped multimedia rooms, science laboratories, creative art centre, computer labs, Kindergarten inter-skills room, football ground, tennis court, volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pool, cafeteria, large auditorium, prayer room, conference room Extra-curricular activities Football, volleyball, after school club and all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports.

Jebel Ali Primary School

Curriculum UK Age 4 to 11 Term dates Aug-Dec, Jan-Apr, Apr-July Fees AED11,100 per term Waiting list? For some year groups Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Sports hall, football and rugby pitches, music room, library, pool, ICT suite, assembly hall. Extra-curricular activities A variety of sporting and creative after-school activities.

Next to Safa Park, Dubai 04 342 2891 horizonschooldubai.com

Al Warqa’a 1, Dubai 04 280 0459/0185 isas.sch.ae

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 212 2888 iat.ac.ae

Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 399 9444 iscdxb-sabis.net

Al Warqaa 1, Dubai 04 280 0993 ias-dubai.ae

Jebel Ali Village, Dubai 04 884 6485 jebelalischool.org

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Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Curriculum IB Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED 50,000 - 70,000 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Large auditorium, swimming pool, tennis courts, sports track, library, media centre, indoor and outdoor learning spaces computer/ICT labs, art, music and dance studios, science labs, Kindergarten outdoor playgrounds, Kindergarten indoor playroom, common play areas, elementary gym, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Football, indoor cricket, table tennis, netball, swimming, volleyball, photography, singing, robotics, ECO club, violin, Glee choir, basketball, arts and crafts, science club, maths Olympiad, chess, guitar.

Khadija Iranian School Dubai for Girls

Curriculum Iranian Age Info on request Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities On request. Extra-curricular activities Art club, environment club.

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-June Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes (Year 3 or above) KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Large campus with shaded playground areas, interactive white boards in every classroom, two temperature-controlled pools, air-conditioned sports hall, multi-purpose PE studio, netball courts and large tiger-turf sports field, fully equipped ICT and music departments with practice rooms, well-resourced library. Extra-curricular activities A range of activities are offered for all kinds of arts and sports as well as numerous music and performing arts opportunities. (Change on a termly basis).

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)

Curriculum UK (IB in 6th Form) Age 3 to 18 (Foundation 1 to Year 13) Term dates Sep-June Fees On request Waiting list? Primary: yes. Secondary/6th Form: on request Transport? Yes (Year 3 or above) KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Large campus with shaded playgrounds, interactive white boards in every classroom, two temperature-controlled pools, air-conditioned sports hall, PE studio, tennis and netball courts and floodlit sports field, extensive science and art/ design facilities, purpose-built music centre, auditorium, amphitheatre, three drama studios and a library. Extra-curricular activities A range of activities are offered for all kinds of arts and sports as well as numerous music and performing arts opportunities. (Change on a termly basis).

Jumeira 1, Al Wasl Road, Dubai 04 344 6931 jbschool.ae A Taaleem School

Karama, Dubai 04 396 1236

Jumeirah branch, Dubai 04 394 5515 jess.sch.ae

Arabian Ranches branch, Dubai 04 361 9019 jess.sch.ae

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Jumeirah College

Curriculum UK Age Year 7 to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED55,228-AED69,035 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Interactive whiteboards in every classroom, video conferencing room for distance learning courses, design and technology suite, communication and resource centre, music suites and en-suite practice rooms, drama studio, art and ceramic studios, science laboratories, multi-purpose sports hall, pool, tennis/netball courts, playing fields. Extra-curricular activities Drama, music, sports, diving, fashion, photography, snowboarding and skiing.

K12 International Academy (Online School)

Curriculum US Age 5 to 21 Term dates Sep & Oct Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? N/A KHDA rating N/A

Facilities An accredited, online private school. Extensive, individualised support is focused on unlocking each student’s unique potential. Extra-curricular activities Field trips, online club, online field trip, online clubs, face to face events in UAE.

Kings’ School Dubai

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? No KHDA rating Outstanding

Facilities Wireless technology, laptop provision, ICT suite, gym, stadium 25m pool and large auditorium hall with staging and lighting. Extra-curricular activities Wide range of after-school activities offered by both school and local groups.

Lycee Georges Pompidou Ecole Primaire Dubai

Curriculum French Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Gym and basketball court. Extra-curricular activities Music and painting.

Jumeirah, Dubai 04 395 5524 gemsjc.com

Block 12, Floor 1, Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 440 1212 k12.com/int

Umm Suquiem 3, Dubai 04 348 3939 kingsdubai.com

Oud Metha, Dubai 04 337 4161 lgp.ae

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Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive

Curriculum French Age 3 to 12 Term dates Sep-Nov, Dec-Mar, Mar-Jun Fees AED19,480 -AED30,000 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Basketball court and football pitch. Extra-curricular activities Sports clubs.

Mirdiff Private School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees Info on request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Pool, outdoor courts, gardens, outdoor play area, activity room, drama room, music room, art room, home economics room, science labs, computer lab, library and resources room. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, basketball, volleyball, football.

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 264 0800 llfp.com

Mizher, Dubai 04 288 3303 mirdifprivateschool.ae

Sophie Morling’s son Teddy attends Repton Dubai (page 100) “On speaking to the staff they seemed intelligent, professional and I felt they genuinely cared about their students. Facilities are fantastic, particularly in the nursery - they have so much for under-5s, it is incredible. Even the 3-4s are given proper Arabic, PE and music lessons. They seem to understand how to bring out the best in each child: the teachers are fantastic”

North American International

Curriculum US Age 3.5 to 17 Term dates On request Fees AED17,500 -AED30,450 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Music and dance studio, science labs, conference rooms, cookery club, art studio, cafeteria, auditorium and sports facilities. Extra-curricular activities Literary club, eco club, band, sports and art club.

Nibras International School

Curriculum American Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, science labs, computer lab, multipurpose halls, auditorium, indoor and outdoor sports areas, indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor covered play areas, physical education and play structures, indoor activity centre, computers, audio visual teaching equipment. School wide monitored internet access for up-to-date research and learning. Extra-curricular activities Sports day, field trips, tree planting for environmental awareness.

New Academy School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Unsatisfactory

Facilities Swimming pool, science lab, two computer labs, multimedia room, multipurpose hall. Extra-curricular activities Football, basketball, sports.

Mirdif, Dubai 04 288 4844 naischool.ae

Dubai Investment Park 04 885 3330 nisdubai.ae

Al Mina Rd., Bur Dubai, Dubai 04 398 8873

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Schools Mieke Quarrie sends her two sons to the Dubai International Academy (p74) “We chose this school because it’s international, so we think it would be easier for them to adapt, should we move to another country. It also follows the IB programme, which we like because it’s designed to make the child more independent. The school has integrated Dutch language lessons, which is a big bonus as I’m Dutch. And we travel to school by bicycle, as it’s very close to home.” New Indian Model School Dubai

Curriculum Indian CBSC Age 3 to 17 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED2,500 -AED3,500 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Basketball and volleyball facilities. science labs, computer labs, library, clinic, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Basketball, all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Oxford School Dubai

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep, Dec, Mar Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Sports facilities and pool, multipurpose hall, ICT lab, library, lab, swimming pool, playground, outside learning area, art room, clinic, canteen, kinder club. Extra-curricular activities Football, swimming and all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports.

Our Own English High School – Girls, Sharjah

Curriculum Indian Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED5,445 -AED10,285 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, computer science centre, science labs, art studio, music studio, play field, kindergarten play area, medicare, books and uniform store, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Physical education, guides, public speaking, visual arts, environment club, performing arts, overnight camps, activity club, mentoring, workshops, olympiads, educational trips.

Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 4313 / 04 282 4250 nimsuae.com

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 254 3666 oxford.sch.ae

Moweliah Area, Sharjah 06 538 6486 gemsoo-sharjah.com

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Our Own English High School – Boys, Sharjah

Curriculum Indian Age Grades 1 to 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED6,050 -AED9,680 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Library, mathematics lab, science labs, computer science centre, play field, medicare, bookstore, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Visual arts, performing arts, public speaking, Star of the Section award, physical education, scouting, educational field trip, quiz club, environment club, olympiads.

Our Own Indian School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED4,321-AED8,808 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Library, science labs, ICT labs, playing field, canteen, medical centre. Extra-curricular activities Inter-school English debate, our own inter-school drama festival.

Moweliah Area, Sharjah 06 535 5227 gemsoo-alwarqa.com

Al Quoz, Dubai 04 339 1188 gemsoo-alquoz.com

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Our Own High School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Grade 1 to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED6,750 -AED11,646 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Library, mathematics lab, science labs, computer science centre, play field, school mosque. Extra-curricular activities Visual arts, performing arts, public speaking, Star of the Section Award, physical education, scouting, educational field trips, quiz club, environment club, olympiads, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Our Own English High School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED5,518-AED11,676 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities School mosque, library, computer science centre, science labs, art studio, music studio, play field, kindergarten play area. Extra-curricular activities Physical education, public speaking, visual arts, environment club, performing arts, overnight camps, activity club, mentoring, workshops, olympiads, educational trips, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Al Warqa’a, Dubai 04 280 0077 gemsoo-alwarqa.com

Al Warqa 3, Dubai 04 236 1335 gemsoo-dubai.com

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PETZ PLAZA

Dubai’s Mega Online Pet Store. Pet Food + Accessories. Loyalty Paw Points, Bulk Buy Discounts, Free Delivery in Dubai.

Call: 050 1819 297 www.dubaipetstore.com shop@dubaipetstore.com

“you sit, we fetch!” Pristine Private School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 17 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED2,740 -AED5,135 per term Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities 100,000 square feet campus consisting of Kindergarten activity area, multi-purpose hall, sports grounds, covered swimming pool, interactive audio-visual support rooms, libraries and science labs. Extra-curricular activities Ice skating, swimming, karate, football, music, drama and annual concerts.

Philadelphia Private School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Aug, Dec, Mar Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Library, labs, multi-purpose halls, auditorium, indoor and outdoor sports areas, physical education, computers. Extra-curricular activities Football, karate, basketball, clay modelling, memorisation of Koran, computer, creative art, folk dance, and ballet.

Raffles International School

Curriculum UK/US Age 4 to 14 Term dates Sep-Jan, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED25,000 -AED70,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Theatre, art rooms, dance studio, music rooms, science labs, computer labs, soccer field, pools, sports hall, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, prayer rooms. Extra-curricular activities Science, music, sports, drama and theatre.

Al Nahda 2, Dubai 04 267 4299 / 5822 pristineschool.com

Al Qusais, Dubai 04 264 6202 ppsdubai.org

Umm Suquiem, Dubai 04 427 1200 rafflesis.com

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Schools Queen International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED12,470 -AED23,385 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Bus Service, labs, playground, library, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Football.

Regent International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 15 Term dates Sep, Jan, Apr Fees AED30,000 -AED41,000 per annum Waiting list? Dependent on year group. Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Pool, multi-purpose hall, science lab, library, football pitch, art/DT/dance studio, music room, ICT room Extra-curricular activities Performing arts and cultural, art/craft and design and media, general hobbies, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, madscience, super kidi-abacus mathematics, NLP for children, boost of self-confidence and leadership skills.

Repton School Dubai

Curriculum UK/IB Age 3 to 18 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED42,500 -AED85,000 per annum Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Two rugby/football pitches, two outdoor shaded multi-purpose areas, two indoor sports halls, indoor cricket nets, five outdoor cricket nets, three outdoor tennis courts, weight training and cardio rooms, indoor 25m pool. Extra-curricular activities Art and design, drama, music, computing, dance, yoga, fine arts, design and technology, film and television, debating, cookery classes, martial arts, gym classes, gymnastics.

Rashid School for Boys

Curriculum UK/UAE Age 3.6 and above Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Library, labs, outdoor sports areas, physical education, computers. Extra-curricular activities Games, football.

Rajagiri International School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Monthly Fees On request Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Our classrooms are equipped with well-presented displays. ICT is an important element of our teaching and we have two computer labs and two audio visual rooms to help the students in their quest for knowledge. Library, music rooms, swimming pools, aerobics room, multipurpose, school clinic. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, literature, music, dance games, gymnastics, aerobics, art, environment day, sports day, concerts, talent week.

SNF Children Development Center

Curriculum Special Age 12 and above Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED960 per month Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Vocational and occupational training along with alternative therapy, computers. Extra-curricular activities Educational trips, music sessions, aerobics, picnics.

Hor Al Anz, Dubai 04 265 2600 qisdubai.com

The Greens, Dubai 04 360 8830 risdubai.com

Nad Al Sheba 3, Dubai 04 426 9393 reptondubai.org

Nad Al Sheba, Dubai 04 336 1187 rsbdubai.sch.ae

Al Warqaa, Dubai 04 280 0691 risdubai.org

Karama, Dubai 04 334 9818 snfgroup.com

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School of Modern Skills

Curriculum Arabic/US Age 3 to 16 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED14,317-AED24,205 Waiting list? No Transport? No KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Includes two swimming pools, a library, two ICT labs, a massive multi-purpose hall, an elevator, smart boards, two prayer rooms, two soccer fields, one basket ball court, playground areas, fitness equipment, a clinic, lockers, two open patios and canteens. Extra-curricular activities All kind of sports activities.

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Curriculum UK Age 5.5 to 18 Term dates On request Fees AED5,870 -AED13,855 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Sports grounds. Extra-curricular activities Drama, quiz, music, sports, elocution/debates, environment, art/craft, cookery and needlework.

Scholars International Academy

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 13 Term dates Sep-June Fees AED18,810 -AED27,890 Waiting list? No Admissions open for the year 2011/12 Transport? Yes

Facilities Swimming pool, soccer/rugby field, sports hall with a rock climbing arena, fully-equipped computer lab, library, dance studio, organic garden and much more. Extra-curricular activities Swimming, netball, soccer, ball skills, cricket, organic gardening, dancing, music, expressive arts programme, to name a few.

School of Research Science

Curriculum Arabic/UK Age FS1 to Year 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED22,990 -AED43,155 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Cafeteria, SRS clinic and health care, transportation, science labs. Extra-curricular activities All kind of sports activities.

STAR International School, Umm Sheif

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? No KHDA rating Good

Facilities Our classrooms, situated in modern buildings, are colourful, spacious and bright. Indoor/outdoor play, swimming pool, music room, library, ICT lab. Extra-curricular activities Tennis, martial arts, gymnastics and ballet.

Sharjah British School

Curriculum UAE/UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun Fees AED14,500 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Our British National Curriculum consists of care subjects, general subjects, and Ministry of Education subjects, which include languages, physical education, art, music, and other general courses. We have health care, a swimming pool, a library, fully air-conditioned classes and sports day. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of sports activities.

Al Muhaisnah 1, Dubai 04 288 7765 dubaisms.net

Oud Metha Road, Dubai 04 337 0252 stmarysdubai.com

Sharjah school zone area, near University City 06 535 5033 scholarsinternational.com

Baghdad St, Al Quosais, Dubai 04 298 8772 srsdubai.ae

Umm Sheif, Dubai 04 348 3314 semsintl.com

Near Sharjah University City, Sharjah 06 534 7722 sharjahbritishschool.com

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Schools STAR International School, Al Twar

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 14 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED17,000 -AED33,640 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Indoor/outdoor play, swimming pool, music room, library, ICT lab. Extra-curricular activities Tennis, martial arts, gymnastics, ballet, football.

Star International School, Mirdif

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED28,400 -AED50,540 per annum. Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Indoor/outdoor play, swimming pool, music room, library, ICT lab. Extra-curricular activities Tennis, martial arts, cookery, handball, needlework, computers, judo, art, French, tennis, gymnastics, aloa maths, football academy, ballet.

Salman Farsi School

Curriculum Iranian Age Info on request Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Info on request Extra-curricular activities Art club, environment club, Quran and Islamic studies club.

Sheffield Private School

Curriculum UK Age 3 and above Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Science labs, library, medical care, art education, physical education, computer labs, swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities Stories club, arts and crafts, netball, Arabic for beginners, handwriting practice, karate, swimming, gymnastics.

Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum Pakistan School

Curriculum Pakistani Age 3 to 17 Term dates Apr-Oct Dec-Mar Fees AED2,600 -AED5,200 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating N/A

Facilities Football and Kindergarten play area, library, science labs, clinic, canteen. Extra-curricular activities Sports weeks, programmes in Global Village.

Sharjah American International School

Curriculum Arabic/US Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED13,000 -AED33,000 Waiting list? No Transport? No

Facilities Swimming pool, playing fields that complement the indoor sports arena and multi-purpose hall, a separate covered playing area for Kindergarten students, two ICT labs with over 60 computers, two libraries also equipped with computers, science labs and a full time science technician, a multi-purpose sports hall for physical education, changing rooms, medical services, transport, a book store, two cafeterias, and two prayer rooms. Extra-curricular activities All kinds of sports activities.

Al Twar 2, Dubai 04 263 8999 starschoolaltwar.com

Mirdif, Dubai 04 288 4644 starschoolmirdif.com

Al Ghusais, Dubai 04 298 8121 irs-uae.com/salman/ home.asp

Al Nadha, Dubai 04 267 8444 sheffield-school.com

Qusais, Dubai 04 298 8303

Near Sharjah Traffic Department, Sharjah 06 538 0000 saisuae.com

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The Kindergarten Starters

Curriculum Indian Age Kindergarten to Grade 5 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED5,573-AED7,437 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities ICT and multimedia centre, Kindergarten play area, activity rooms, science lab, clinic, music rooms, library. Extra-curricular activities Performing arts, creative communication, visual arts, sports, inter-school music festival, inter-house quiz competitions, caretaker service.

The Millennium School

Curriculum Indian CBSE Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr-Mar Fees AED11,931-AED17,545 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Sporting areas, science labs, library, cafeteria, medical centre. Extra-curricular activities School events, physical education, music, drama, art, the Afternoon Programme.

Al Garhoud, Dubai 04 282 4090 gemskgs.com

Al Ghusais, Dubai 04 298 8567 gemsmillenniumschool. com

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The Winchester School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED9,104-AED20,307 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities Multi-purpose auditorium, sports fields, music and art and craft rooms, general science labs, computer labs, library, air-conditioned play area for Kindergarten, outdoor covered play areas, activity rooms. Extra-curricular activities Music [instrumental], art and craft, music (vocal), creative writing, dance (individual and team), sports, drama, reading club, debating, elocution and public speaking, educational trips, environmental projects, chess, sports, indoor games.

The Westminster School

Curriculum UK Age Kindergarten to Grade 13 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED5,235 -AED10,178 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Covered play area, activity room, library, science labs, music, art and craft rooms, ICT. Extra-curricular activities Arts and craft, creative writing, cooking, debating, drama, educational trips, elocution/public speaking, gymnastics, leadership camps, mural painting, music, needlework, physical education, projects, reading, team sports, trekking.

Jebel Ali Gardens, Dubai 04 882 0444 thewinchesterschool.com

Al Ghusais, Dubai 04 298 8333 gemsws-ghusais.com

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The English College

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 16 Term dates On request Fees AED7,540 -AED16,940 Waiting list? Yes Transport? No KHDA rating Good

Facilities Gym, pools and playing courts. Extra-curricular activities Football, softball, netball, rugby, club choir, chess, drama, yoga, art club, badminton, orchestra, film club, golf, sailing, skiing.

The City International School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 16 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Acceptable

Facilities Purpose-built building, IT lab, science lab, secure Kindergarten section and library, complete arts and crafts equipment, student counselling services, spacious facility for indoor and outdoor sports. Extra-curricular activities Inter-house events, quizzes, sports day, two trips per year.

Umm Suquiem, Dubai 04 394 3465 englishcollege.ac.ae

Nadd Al Hamar, Dubai 04 289 5781 / 2 tcs-uae.com

Sarah March has two sons at the British School Al Khubairat, in Abu Dhabi (p55) “We chose BSAK because it is well-established, has a good academic record and offers a decent sporting programme. It wasn’t easy to get our children into the school – there is a waiting list and places can often be at a premium, particularly in the primary school – but perseverance paid off. The school runs a lively range of extracurricular and after-school activities and its drama department especially is very strong and puts on some excellent productions.”

Uptown School

Mirdif, Dubai 04 251 5001 uptownschool.ae A Taaleem School

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Curriculum IB Age Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9 (higher grades from 2014 onwards) Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED34,950 - 59,950 Waiting list? No Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities In September 2013, Uptown School wil move to its new campus, just 1km from the existing campus in Uptown Mirdif. The new campus’s six-hectar facility will host two libraries, full wi-fi, art and music studios, canteen, sports fields, a teaching pool, a competition pool and amphitheatre. Extra-curricular activities Uptown runs a full schedule of activities including adventure club and the Global Inquirers, which investigates social responsibility issues in our Dubai community. Also E-Sports, based in Dubai, provides training for tennis, football, swimming, cricket, rugby, climbing, and holiday camps. 105


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Universal American School

Curriculum US Age 3 to 17 Term dates Aug, Jan, Feb Fees AED26,100 -AED61,040 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes KHDA rating Good

Facilities The UAS campus includes an indoor gymnasium, Olympic-sized track and soccer field, vocal and instrumental music rooms, art rooms, computer and science labs, libraries, swimming pool. Extra-curricular activities Soccer, reading, karate, music and golf.

Victory Heights Primary School

Curriculum UK Age 3 to 11 Term dates On request Fees On request Waiting list? No Transport? Yes

Facilities Science lab, ICT room, learning resource centre, art studio and music room as well as specialist teaching rooms for foreign languages, Arabic and Islamic studies and English learning support Extra-curricular activities Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities, from dance and gymnastics to games including football, netball and basketball. All students will be given swimming lessons in our indoor, temperature-controlled, 25m long swimming pool.

Victoria International School

Curriculum Australian Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Sep-Jun Fees AED23,300 -AED60,000 Waiting list? Yes Transport? Yes

Facilities Labs well-equipped with resources and study areas, updated digital technology resources, interactive whiteboards, computer areas, wifi connectivity in classrooms, an indoor multi-court basketball stadium/gymnasium, football field/playing area, auditorium, two cafeterias, multiple plazas, shaded green outdoor areas with age-appropriate equipment outdoors, everything is fully air conditioned. Extra-curricular activities Football, gymnastics, netball, cricket, modern dance, aerobics, swimming.

Curriculum Indian CBSE & National Curriculum for England Age Kindergarten to Grade 12 Term dates Apr - Mar Fees AED3,505 -AED7,487 Waiting list? On request Transport? Yes

Facilities Sports fields, music and art and craft rooms, general science laboratories, computer laboratories, library, outdoor covered play areas, activity rooms. Extra-curricular activities Art and crafts, drama, music, singing, painting, debate, cookery, elocution, football, interhouse quiz, debate, cricket and basketball, maths, olympiad, table tennis, inter-house dramatics, waste to wealth, c.c.a.

Al Rashidiya, Dubai 04 232 5222 uasdubai.ae

Victory Heights, Dubai Sports City, 056 342 1662 vhprimary.com

Al Mamzar near Sharjah Expo, Sharjah 06 577 1999 viss.ae

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Fujairah 09 222 7127 gemsoo-fujairah.com

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Universities American University in the Emirates

Curriculum American Number of students On request

Overview AUE is a licensed institution offering accredited programs. It is a vibrant and dynamic university with the vision to be one of the leading liberal higher educational institutions, providing an integrated pathway for students to become creative and productive members of the community. AUE follows the American model of education as a foundation for the structure and design of its programmes of study, whilst appreciating and celebrating the diverse culture and values of the UAE.

Al Ghurair University

Curriculum UAE Number of students On request

Overview Founded in 1999, AGU is a leading college in engineering, business studies, IT and interior design. All of its bachelor degrees are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A recent relocation means that AGU is now based in Dubai Academic City, where students will find cutting-edge computer and engineering labs plus well-equipped lecture halls and sports facilities.

American University Dubai

Curriculum US Number of students 2,784

Overview A ‘genuine American university experience’ is the aim of this private university. Founded in 1995, it educates both UAE nationals and international students in English. The campus itself is located next to Dubai Media City and, as well as an array of bachelor and master degrees, students can take advantage of 33 student clubs, annual events and a student centre, complete with a barber shop, beauty salon, travel agency, bank, bookstore and more.

American College of Dubai

Curriculum US Number of students 500

Overview ACD is located in Garhoud near Dubai’s Festival City and has been in operation for 19 years to date. It currently offers prospective students a two-year university transfer programme to institutions in the US, Canada and India; a four-year bachelor of business administration and a five-level academic English program which provides remedial English classes to prepare students for TOEFL exams.

BITS Pilani Dubai

Curriculum Indian Number of students 1,730

Overview BITS Pilani, Dubai (BPD) was established in Dubai in September 2000 in response to the growing need for quality engineering education among the residents of the Middle East. Students seeking admission are not only from the UAE and other Middle East countries, but also from India and other parts of the world.

Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education Dubai

Curriculum US Number of students 50

Overview This postdoctoral training institution is based in Dubai Healthcare City and is a go-to name for budding dentists. It offers a three-year combined Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAGS) and Masters of Science degree (MSD) in a number of specialist areas, such as pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Students here will have full electronic access to the Boston University’s Medical and Dental Library too.

Dubai

Block 6 & Block 10, 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City 04 429 1200 aue.ae

Dubai Academic City, Dubai 04 420 0223 agu.ae

Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai 04 399 9000 aud.edu

Garhoud Dubai 04 282 9992 acd.ac.ae

Dubai International Academic City, 04 420 0700 universe.bits-pilani.ac.in

Dubai Healthcare City Dubai 04 424 8613 budubai.ae

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Universities Canada International College

Curriculum Canadian Number of students On request

Overview Canada International College is the offspring of Canadian Universal School Inc, and aims to develop and implement a series of adult-orientated vocational training programmes. Current offerings include: TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS Preparation, ESL Preparation and Technical Graphic Design.

Cambridge College International

Curriculum Australian Number of students 242

Overview At Cambridge College, courses are designed to provide training for career success in a professional learning environment that is both challenging and motivating with the goal of employment and/or further study. The Diploma and Advanced Diploma provide an alternative pathway to university entrance.

Cass Business School Dubai

Curriculum UK Number of students 65

Overview With its main university in London, Cass practices a UK curriculum and can offer students in Dubai a two-year business MBA, accredited by the Association of MBAs and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The course is taught in a monthly block weekend format, from Thursday to Sunday, to allow busy professionals time to work and study. Students can take advantage of its London connections by taking electives at the UK campus.

EMDI Institute of Media and Communication

Curriculum UK Accredited Diploma Courses Number of students 180+

Overview EMDI Institute of Media and Communication is an institute based out of Dubai Knowledge Village offering professional UK-accredited diploma courses across the media, creative and entertainment Industries. EMDI (a venture of the Greycells Education Group) is based on a new model of education – where industry meets academia in order to foster a breed of enterprising students. With courses for both students and working professionals, EMDI is the region’s only specialised institute focusing on the creative industry through both evening and weekend courses.

French Fashion University ESMOD Dubai

Curriculum French Number of students 97

Overview ESMOD International Fashion University Group is located in part of an internationally acclaimed French fashion institution offering a wide range of creative, technical and marketing programmes for students wishing to become part of the growing fashion industry in the region.

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Curriculum British Number of students 596

Overview Heriot-Watt University was the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City, offering a top-quality British education to students and executives from around the Gulf and further afield. The eighth-oldest higher education institution in the UK (it was founded in Edinburgh over 180 years ago) Heriot-Watt was invited to Dubai in recognition of its global reputation and international reach in the fields of engineering and management.

Block 12, 2nd Floor Dubai International Academic City 04 438 9595 info@cicdubai.ae

Block 3, Ground floor, Knowledge Village 04 375 4141 cambridgecollege international.com.au/ dubai/

Dubai 04 401 9316 cass.city.ac.uk

Block 13, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 433 2833 emdiworld.com

Dubai International Academic City, Block 4 04 429 1228 esmod-dubai.com

Dubai International Academic City 04 361 6999 hw.ac.uk/dubai.htm

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Universities Hult International Business School

Curriculum American Number of students On request

Overview Hult’s intensive one-year MBA program begins with a four-week toolbox and four individual modules, addressing different stages in the growth of a business. The toolbox is specially-designed to cover the skills and basic business knowledge that is vital to complete Hult’s accelerated one-year MBA program.

Imam Malik College

Curriculum UAE Number of students N/A

Overview Under the patronage of HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoom, Imam Malik College for Sharia and Law was established in Dubai to be a pioneer amongst colleges in the field of teaching Sharia and Law, to try and meet the enormous need of UAE lawyers and judges that specialise in Sharia in the Emirates.

Institute of Management Technology, Dubai

Curriculum American Number of students 104

Overview IMT offers an accredited MBA program as well as executive education to companies operating in the UAE. One of the main advantages of the two-year MBA program at IMT is its strong industry interface achieved through the Internship Program, the Company Project and the continuous interaction with the industry.

Islamic Azad University (IAU)

Curriculum Iran Number of students N/A

Overview IAU is an Iranian non-profit, non-governmental system of higher education founded in 1982 in response to an increasing social demand for specialised manpower and development. Its campuses across the world, including Dubai International Academic City, amount to the world’s largest university body with over one million students studying its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

JSS Education Foundation

Curriculum Indian Number of students On request

Overview JSSMVP established its presence in the Middle East with its new educational centre JSS Education Foundation at Dubai Knowledge Village to introduce online and blended learning programmes, with a focus on providing the community with the educational skills needed to compete in the growing employment sector and meet the needs and challenges from the regional corporations and businesses. This centre caters to those who are employed with regular learning opportunities.

London Business School Dubai

Curriculum UK Number of students N/A

Overview The LBD offers a Dubai-London Executive MBA, which gives students the chance to study and network in two important business centres. The course takes place over a period of 20 months, with core courses taught at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and six to eight electives at the school’s London campus.

7th Floor, Block 10, Dubai International Academic City 04 375 3088 hult.edu

Block 4, First Floor Dubai International Academic City 04 334 4990 malikcol.ae

Block 4, Dubai International Academic City 04 360 4844 / 422 7244 imtdubai.ac.ae

Block 4, Ground and 1st Floor, Dubai International Academic City 04 366 4696 iau.ae

Dubai Knowledge Village Block 2A, Office F52 04 361 2917 jssfoundation.com

DIFC Gate Village Dubai 04 401 9301 london.edu

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Manchester Business School

Curriculum Global MBA and DBA for working professionals Number of students 1,000

Overview Manchester Business School is the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school. The Middle East Regional Executive Centre based in Dubai Knowledge Village offers world-class part-time Global MBA and DBA programmes to working professionals. All successful MBA students are awarded a degree by the University of Manchester and no distinction is made between the different learning formats. MBS launched Executive Education courses for the Middle East in 2011.

Middlesex University Dubai

Curriculum British Number of students Over 1,300

Overview Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally-renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, offers 25 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas. In 2007, Middlesex was ranked second in London for Teaching and Learning (HEFCE) and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated research at Middlesex as ‘Top 10 among new UK universities’.

Murdoch University Dubai

Curriculum Australian Number of students N/A

Overview Murdoch University is committed to its vision of being a prominent and influential research-intensive university renowned for its teaching quality and research excellence, promoting intellectual independence and social and scientific critique within a supportive and sustainable environment for students and staff. It is engaged with and beneficial to local, national and international communities.

Manipal University Dubai

Curriculum Indian Number of students 1,551

Overview The Dubai campus offers comprehensive and wellintegrated common facilities including academic and extracurricular forums, an auditorium and beautifully-landscaped surroundings. The institute also offers excellent facilities like library services, information technology services, sports facilities and various student clubs to develop a well-rounded personality.

Michigan State University Dubai

Curriculum American Number of students N/A

Overview MSU Dubai provides Bachelors and Masters degree students with a broad intellectual background that gives them the habits of thought and analysis needed to live and work in a rapidly-changing modern world. Developing career and job-relevant skills are a core part of all degree programmes offered at MSU Dubai.

Stafford Associates

Curriculum UK Number of students On request

Overview Stafford is a regional resource centre that represents some of the UK’s best universities in the region. Through Stafford, students undertake distance learning programmes and, in some cases, local workshops. The universities include the University of Leicester – recently ranked number two in a list of the world’s best universities – the University of Wales, the world-renowned University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham Business School.

Block 2B, Office F116, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 446 8664 mbs.ac.uk/dubai

Block 16 Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 367 8100 mdx.ac

Block 10, 4th floor, Dubai International Academic City 04 435 5700 murdochdubai.com

Block No 7, Dubai International Academic City 04 369 4540, 04 391 1988 manipaldubai.com

Ground Floor, Suite G23, Block No. 10, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai 04 446 5147 dubai.msu.edu

F01, Block 6, Dubai Knowledge Village 04 390 1685 stafford.ae

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Universities SAE Institute Dubai

Curriculum Australian Number of students 142

Overview SAE Institute is the largest worldwide private college for audio production, film production, interactive animation and applied multimedia. SAE provides practical training courses as well as academic degree programmes. SAE Dubai is an authorised Apple training centre.

S P Jain Center of Management

Curriculum Australian Number of students 573

Overview S P Jain Center of Management (S P Jain) has the academic support of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, which is ranked among the top ten business schools in Asia and India.

The British University in Dubai

Curriculum British Number of students 328

Overview Working in partnership with leading UK universities, BUiD offers cutting-edge education and research in key disciplines. BUiD aspires to the highest, internationally recognised British standards and provisions as reflected in its partnerships with the  University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, the University of Birmingham, Cardiff University and the Cass Business School of City University, London.

University of Bradford

Curriculum UK Number of students N/A

Overview The University of Bradford programme is a consortium programme. This means that a number of key corporations in Dubai sponsor their managers to study for an MBA with the university. Sponsorship typically takes the form of financial, time or work assistance.

Université St. Joseph Law School – Dubai

Curriculum French Number of students On request

Overview University specialising in legal studies.

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)

Curriculum Australian Number of students 2,344

Overview The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, currently ranked among the leading universities in the world, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the Gulf region. From a small beginning opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through to its presence on Jumeirah Road and its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is an integral part of Dubai.

Building 16, Level 2, Dubai Knowledge Village 04 361 6173 dubai.sae.edu

Block 5, Dubai International Academic City 04 429 1234 spjain.org

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City 04 391 3626 buid.ac.ae

Dubai International Academic City 04 439 3694 bradford.ae

Block 11 Ground Floor, Dubai International Academic City 04 438 0630 usj.edu.lb/dubai

Blocks 5 and 15, Dubai Knowledge Village 04 367 2400 uowdubai.ac.ae

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University of Leicester

Curriculum UK Number of students 2,500+

Overview AMBA-accredited Executive MBA with quarterly workshops. Leicester is ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK and top 20 business schools in the UK.

University of Wales (RDI UK)

Curriculum MBA Programmes UK Number of students 1,500+

Overview This degree is validated and awarded by the University of Wales, UK. For further details regarding the University and its validation services, please visit www.wales. ac.uk/validation or email validation@wales.ac.uk

University of Nottingham

Curriculum Postgraduate certificate in Education (International) UK Number of students Minimum 30 per cohort

Overview The PGCE International is a Masters-level programme of professional enrichment, suitable for teachers outside the UK, but which cannot lead to the award of QTS. The course encourages critical reflection on classroom practice through the medium of distance learning.

University of Dubai

Curriculum American Number of students 1,000

Overview University of Dubai was established in 1997 with the support of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Due to its affiliations with Dubai Chamber, the university has close links with the business community and is the only university (accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research) to earn international accreditation from both AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the ABET/CAC (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

University of Waterloo

Curriculum Canadian Number of students N/A

Overview The University of Waterloo brings the same high standard of educational standards that it is renowned for in Canada to the UAE, offering students the opportunity to be taught by experienced Waterloo engineering and mathematics professors direct from the Canadian campus. On-the-job training is alternated with traditional in-class learning. The result is an education interwoven with real-world relevance.

Curriculum US Number of students 4,000

Overview ADU offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based on an American model of higher education. The majority of classes are taught in English – the university’s official language – although the university is expected to utilise Arabic in the future. There are over 4,000 students in attendance here, representing more than 35 nationalities.

Dubai Knowledge Village (Executive programmes) 04 390 1685 stafford.ae

F01, Block 6, Dubai Knowledge Village 04 390 1922

F01, Block 6, Dubai Knowledge Village 04 390 1922 stafford.ae

Al Maktoum Road, Deira, Dubai 04 224 2472 ud.ac.ae

Dubai International Academic City Dubai 04 403 8452 uae.uwaterloo.ca

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi University

Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi 02 501 5555 adu.ac.ae

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Universities Al Hosn University

Curriculum UK Number of students N/A

Overview Prospective students will have their pick of 18 programmes from nine different departments, with popular options including engineering and applied sciences, business, and arts and social sciences. Al Hosn has an English language centre too, which is open to any students who wish to study it as a second language.

Al Khawarizmi International College Abu Dhabi 02 408 0000 khawarizmi.com

Curriculum UAE/UK Number of students 700

Overview Al Khawarizmi International College offers a range of associate degree programmes that are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research – UAE. All of our international standard programmes are offered in association with Liverpool John Moores University.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Curriculum US Number of students 88

Overview Based in Abu Dhabi, Masdar dedicates itself to researching alternative energy, environmental technologies and sustainability. The independent, not-for-profit university can offer scholarships to students of all nationalities, which include tuition fees, laptops, housing, travel expenses and living costs. See the website for full details.

New York Institute of Technology

Curriculum US Number of students 15,000

Overview NYIT is a private institution with a global presence. It currently has in excess of 15,000 students attending its North American, Chinese and Middle Eastern campuses. Its Abu Dhabi branch has been active for five years and there you can choose from undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration, computer science and graphics and interior design. All classes are conducted in English by New York professors, so fluent English is a must.

New York University

Curriculum US Number of students 150

Overview NYU Abu Dhabi is a liberal arts and science campus, operated by a major American research university. It’s currently located in downtown Abu Dhabi but is set to move to the Marina District of Saadiyat Island, in the autumn of 2014. English is the language of choice, but students can enquire about a selected number of alternative literature and language courses. Sport lovers should also check out the athletics facilities and team sports clubs.

Strathclyde University Business School

Curriculum UK Number of students 200+

Overview This triple-accredited business school (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB) is said to be one of Europe’s leading providers of business and management education. It has operated in the UAE for 15 years and offers masters programmes to well-qualified individuals with solid business experience. Expect a UK curriculum and an international student body.

PO Box 38772, Abu Dhabi 02 407 0700 alhosnu.ae

Abu Dhabi 02 698 8122 masdar.ac.ae

CERT Technology Park Abu Dhabi 02 404 8523 nyit.edu

Abu Dhabi 02 628 4000 nyuad.nyu.edu

Abu Dhabi Campus 02 404 8546 Dubai Campus 04 208 9281 strath.ae

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Zayed University

Curriculum UK Number of students 3,000

Overview Zayed University has campuses in Abu Dhabi and Knowledge Village, Dubai, where it teaches UAE nationals and international students alike. Bachelor degrees in arts and sciences, business, communication and media, education and IT are all options, as well as Masters degrees, all of which are taught in English. When it comes to which campus to attend, it’s worth noting that Abu Dhabi South campus is for women only and Abu Dhabi North is purely for men.

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Curriculum French, following the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Masters are taught in English. Number of students 650

Overview Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a prestigious, international, higher education institution that offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Social Science and Art, Law and Economics and Business Management. Located on Al-Reem Island, it offers a worldclass diploma, Sorbonne education in Abu Dhabi, with globally-recognised degrees granted by Paris. A French curriculum is in play. Postgraduates are taught in English and undergraduates in French. An intensive language programme is available for those wishing to become fluent French speakers.

Khalifa University of Science

Curriculum UAE Number of students N/A

Overview Khalifa University of Science specialises in technology and science research and has two campuses in the UAE. Its Abu Dhabi base is currently under development, whereas its Sharjah campus has an 18-year history. Students can enroll for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in five disciplines, with the former being fully-accredited by the UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Curriculum American Number of students 130

Overview The American University of Ras Al Khaimah was established in 2009 by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, with a view to providing high-quality American-style education to students in Ras Al Khaimah and the world. The accredited programmes offered are: BS in Biotechnology, BS in Business Administration, BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS in Computer Engineering and an English language programme.

Curriculum Indian Number of students 250

Overview Pune’s UAE campus is based in Ras Al Khaimah, approximately 80km from Dubai. It offers postgraduate programmes, covering financial engineering, management and science as well as its expanding technology, management and communication sectors. The university attracts an international student base.

Curriculum US Number of students On request

Overview Established in 1990, Skyline moved to its current state-of-the-art campus in the University City of Sharjah in 2006. Spread across 40 acres of land, the campus can accommodate an abundance of academic and extracurricular activities alike. Prospective students can check out the range of under and postgraduate programmes as well as its English Language Centre and short course options – all of which follow a US curriculum.

Abu Dhabi 02 445 3300 zu.ac.ae

Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi General: 02 509 0555 Admissions: 02 656 9300/9313 sorbonne.ae

Abu Dhabi Campus 02 401 8000 Sharjah Campus 06 561 1333 ku.ac.ae

American University RAK

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Al Hudaibah, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 2210 500 aurak.ae

University of Pune Al Burairat Ras Al Khamiah 07 233 8489

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Skyline University College

University City of Sharjah, Sharjah 06 544 1155 skylineuniversity.com

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Universities University of Sharjah

Curriculum UAE Number of students 8,000

Overview Students can undertake studies at Diploma, Bachelor and Masters-level here and choose from an array of disciplines, including liberal arts and culture, social sciences, Islamic law, dentistry, medicine – and more. Built upon Islamic design, the university is made-up of 14 colleges and, as well as its academic facilities, has theatres, clubs and libraries, and separate residential facilities for male and female students.

Sharjah Institute of Technology

Curriculum Edexcel Btec HND Diplomas Number of students 600

Overview Sharjah Institute of Technology opened in September 2003 under the instruction of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Institute offers UK based vocational qualifications. SIT’s programmes of study are specifically designed to provide the students with the knowledge and practical skills required to satisfy the needs of the UAE job market. Certified by Edexcel (BTEC) of London the qualifications are recognised worldwide.

Curriculum UAE Number of students 1,800

Overview This twin campus institution – there’s one in Fujairah and another in Ajman – offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Subjects range from BA in Radio/ TV and Doctor of Dental Surgery (undergraduate) to MBA and Master of Law (postgraduate).

Curriculum UAE / US Number of students On request

Overview City University College of Ajman (CUCA) is a newly established institution of higher education, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, and under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi.

Sharjah, 06 558 5000 sharjah.ac.ae

Maliha Road, Sharjah 06 558 9999 sit.ac.ae

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Ajman University of Science and Technology Ajman Campus

346 Ajman – 06 748 2222 Fujairah Campus 2202 Fujairah – 09 222 2644 ajman.ac.ae

City College University Of Ajman Ajman 06 731 5000 cuca.ae

CUCA provides a high-quality learning environment that fosters research and personal growth using wide range of activities for academic and professional development.

Fujairah College

Curriculum UAE Number of students N/A

Overview Established in 2006 and located in the heart of the city of Fujairah, the college offers two-year diplomas and four-year bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Information Technology. Students have specialisms including management, human resources, banking and finance, marketing, internet and e-commerce and networking and security. The courses are available for local and expatriate students, and all of our programmes are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Preston University Ajman

Curriculum UK Number of students 2,000

Overview Preston University, Ajman, was established in 2001 and offers a large range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The programmes are designed to be flexible, mixing coursework with supervised study and incorporating traditional and innovative teaching techniques.

Fujairah Trade Center, Fujairah 09 224 4499 fc.ac.ae

College Street Al Naeymiyah Ajman 06 746 9555 preston.ae

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