Ten New Schools to be established in Dubai – KHDA

Ten New Schools to be established in Dubai – KHDA

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced that ten new schools are set to open in Dubai for the 2021-22 academic year. According to the data published by KHDA, these ten schools will provide 14,671 additional seats for new students to be enrolled. The new schools will be committed to deliver high-quality education and efforts to further consolidate Dubai’s growth as a global education destination. This will also provide parents with more educational choices and will build the on strong demand from parents for innovative education offerings

The new schools which will be operational from 2021 in Dubai are located in Tilal Al Ghaf, Al Warqa, Al Karama, Al Barsha, City Walk, Mirdif, Nad Al Sheba, Al Khawaneej and Rashidiya. The schools will offer a choice of Australian, UK, US and IB (International Baccalaureate) curricula. A total of 25 new private schools have opened in Dubai over the last three years, between September 2020 and February 2021. Dubai witnessed a 2.6% overall growth in school enrolment, according to the latest “landscape report” released in February 2021 by KHDA.

New Affordable Private Schools

Apart from the 10 new 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 in August 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.

Investment Opportunities in Dubai’s Education Sector

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 is constantly focused on improving the quality of education to create a future for the country that is driven by scientific curiosity, knowledge, innovation, collaboration and national values. With the increasing demand for quality education, Dubai Government strives to create an ideal platform for a modern globally recognized education to thrive in the Emirate.

How to Open a Private School in Dubai – In order to establish a school in Dubai, KHDA requires schools to conduct market research to determine the need and demand for the specific type of school in the proposed area. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to open a school in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or UAE.


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Автор: 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 waqas@researchkonnection.com

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