Dubai Government Launches Innovative School Model 

Dubai Schools – A New School Model

In the recent meeting organized at the Executive Council at the Dubai Police Academy, Sheikh Hamdan launched ‘Dubai Schools’, a new school model that provides an innovative school model offering high-quality education at an affordable cost. The project also creates a new Emirati schooling system that provides a high standard of education rooted in national values. While preparing students for the requirements of the future job market, the new school model also seeks to deepen their Emirati, Arab and Muslim identity.

The new school model that will enrich Dubai’s educational system by providing necessary knowledge to develop individuals that are nationally rooted and globally competent. The new initiative, which integrates a global curriculum, will contribute in developing the educational and life skills of students with a focus on Emiratis values and the Arabic language. The new model is designed to prepare students to lead and innovate and make valuable contributions to building the nation’s future.

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New Affordable Private Schools

As a part of the educational strategy, the Dubai government has planned to open two new affordable schools to be run by a private sector operator under a new model for the city. The schools will be located in Mirdif and Al Barsha, and will be operational on August 29 2021. Both schools will follow the American curriculum but will focus on Arabic literacy, science and technology, the UAE’s culture and Islamic studies.

The schools will be operated by Taaleem, one of the country’s top education providers, and will be regulated by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai’s private education regulator. The school will be open for students of all abilities and nationalities. Currently, more than 400 families have expressed interest in seeking admission in these schools, while it can accommodate 800 children. Initially the school will be open for preschool to Grade 4. The annual fees for the students will vary from AED 29,900 (USD 8,140) for kindergarten students to AED 36,155 (USD 9,832) for fourth-graders. These two new schools are expected to raise the educational standards in the region.

Dubai Education System 

Dubai has strongly believed that developing human capital will be a key to shape a bright future for the country and its citizens. As part of the vision of VP. and PM. of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai has invested in quality education to create a future for the country that is driven by scientific curiosity, knowledge, innovation, collaboration and national values. Dubai Government strives to create an ideal platform for a modern globally recognized education to thrive in the Emirate.

Investment Opportunities in Dubai’s Education & K-12 Sector

Dubai will continue to improve its infrastructure, offering a pioneer quality of life and unparalleled business environment for residents and visitors alike. Various government initiatives pertaining to the education sector will continue to make Dubai and UAE an attractive destination for setting up educational institutes in the Emirate. 

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Author: Waqas Siddiqui
The author is the Managing Director of Research Konnection, a Dubai based market research and consulting firm that helps local and international companies to identify emerging business opportunities and successfully expand in the Gulf region. The author can be reached at

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