Expat Schools in Dubai

If you’ve just moved or are moving to Dubai and have kids, you’re going to be faced with a pretty big decision.

What do you do about schools?

Well, you’ll most likely be wanting a school that follows the British curriculum.

You should definitely be aware, though, there are no public schools in the UAE for non-Nationals.  Unless you’re an Emirati national, you’re going to have to send your kids to a private school and unfortunately, they aren’t cheap.

The good news is that usually if you’re moving over here for a job, most companies will include school fees in the package.  Plus, the quality of education in Dubai is excellent.

As of 2017, there are 58 British schools in Dubai, 10 of which are rated, ‘Outstanding,’ 9 are rated, ‘Very Good,’ and 27 are rated, ‘Good.’

Here are the lists of both the Outstanding and the Very Good schools, so you can make an informed choice.

You can scout out some excellent expat schools from your cheap hotel in Dubai.

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Outstanding British Curriculum Schools

  • Repton School

Fees: 53,000 AED (£11,000) to 103,500 AED (£21,200) per year.

  • Dubai College
    Fees: 81,000 AED (£16,500) to 91,500 AED (£18,500) per year.
  • Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – Arabian Ranches

Fees: 39,000 AED (£8,000) to 92,000 AED (£19,000) per year.

  • Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – Jumeirah
    Fees: 39,000 AED (£8,000) to 48,000 AED (£9,800) per year.
  • Jumeirah College
    Fees: 71,500 AED (£14,500) to 89,500 AED (£18,500) per year.
  • GEMS Royal Dubai School
    Fees: 37,500 AED (£7,500) to 47,500 AED (£9,500) per year.
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School (JPS)
    Fees: 40,000 AED (£8,200) to 85,000 AED (£17,500) per year.
  • GEMS Wellington International School

Fees: 43,000 AED (£8,800) to 93,500 AED (£19,200) per year.

  • King’s School Dubai
    Fees: 40,500 AED (£8,500) to 62,000 AED (£13,000) per year.
  • Dubai English Speaking College
    Fees: 77,500 AED (£16,000) to 83,500 AED (£17,000) per year.

Very Good British Curriculum Schools

  • The Winchester School
    Fees: 13,500 AED (£2,500) to 30,500 AED (£6,500) per year.
  • GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis

Fees: 36,500 AED (£7,500) to 82,500 AED (£17,000) per year.

  • GEMS Wellington Primary School
    Fees: 42,500 AED (£8,500) to 53,500 AED (£11,000) per year.
  • Dubai British School
    Fees: 45,000 AED (£9,500) to 69,000 AED (£14,000) per year.
  • Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
    Fees: 36,500 AED (£7,500) to 44,500 AED (£9,000) per year.
  • Jebel Ali School
    Fees: 45,000 AED (£9,500) to 83,000 AED (£17,000) per year.
  • The School of Research Science
    Fees: 35,000 AED (£7,000) to 74,000 AED (£15,000) per year.
  • Deira International School
    Fees: 40,000 AED (£8,000) to 80,500 AED (£16,500) per year.
  • Horizon English School Dubai

Fees: 39,500 AED (£8,000) to 53,500 AED (£11,000) per year.