International Schools and the Education System in the UAE | InterNations (2024)

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Before the oil boom in the 1960s, there were few formal schools in the UAE. Now, the Gulf country has some of the best schools and higher education opportunities in the Middle East. In Dubai alone there are nearly 200 private schools servicing around 300,000 Emirati and expat students. In Abu Dhabi there are 296 public schools.

The UAE places great importance on its education system as a means of progressing its economy and business sector. Although government schools still separate male and female students, and even have different school hours for both, the quality of education for both genders is comparable. About 40% of pupils in the UAE attend private schools. Some of these offer foreign language education geared towards expatriate communities, typically preserving the culture and following the curricula of the students’ countries of origin.

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The Education System in the UAE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) oversees the UAE education system at the federal level, including K – 12 and higher education. In addition to the MoE, the emirates also have their own, local governing bodies:

School is mandatory for all kids aged 6–18. This mandate includes expat children as well. Government schools are free for Emirati nationals, but expats will have to pay a fee for both public and private schools. Public schools offer courses in Arabic and place emphasis on English as a second language. Parents wishing to have their kids educated in the school system of their home country will have their choice of country-specific institutions as well as many international schools.

UAE Education Facts

  • As of 2018, the UAE has allowed mixed gender classes in government schools for kindergarten and Grade 1. Grades 2 to 4 will eventually introduce mixed gender classes over the coming years.
  • Whether in public or private school, all students must wear a school uniform.
  • Although education systems from across the globe are present in the UAE, most schools in the emirates follow the UK education system.
  • Most schools offer primary and secondary instruction. Students will not need to transfer to a separate school to graduate from primary to secondary.

What Is the School System Like in the UAE?

If you want to know what the school year is in the UAE, there are two answers. For most UAE schools, the school year starts in September and ends June. Indian, Pakistani, and Japanese schools start in April and end in March. School hours start between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and go until about 14:00 to 15:00. The specific time differs between the grade level and, for public schools, divided male and female classes. Kindergarten and primary school students have shorter days than secondary school students.

In government schools, the language of instruction is Arabic for all subjects. English is taught as a second language and is used for teaching technical or scientific subjects. As of 2017, the UAE mandated that more core subjects be taught in English as a way to improve the English language proficiency of their student body.

UAE Schooling Levels

The UAE education system is divided into four tiers:

KindergartenKG 1 and KG 24–5 years oldPrimary SchoolGrade 1–66–11 years oldPreparatory StageGrade 7–912–14 years oldSecondary SchoolGrade 9–1215–17 years old

What are the School Ages in the UAE?

Grade/YearAge RangePre-kindergarten/FS 13–4KG 1/FS 24–5KG 2/Year 15–6Grade 1/Year 26–8Grade 2/Year 37–9Grade 3/Year 48–10Grade 4/Year 59–11Grade 5/Year 610–12Grade 6/Year 711–13Grade 7/Year 812–14Grade 8/Year 913–15Grade 9/Year 1014–17Grade 10/Year 1115–18Grade 11/Year 1216–19Grade 12/Year 1317–20

For students wanting to be admitted into a particular grade for a school beginning in April, the must meet the minimum age requirement by July 31st. For schools starting in December, students must meet the minimum age by December 31st.

UAE Grading System

Although it can vary from school to school, the standard grading system in the UAE is based on the American grading system.

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What is Education Like in the UAE?

Prior to 2015, the UAE required students to choose a scientific or literary stream. Now, the UAE has imposed a new system of four streams:

  • General stream: All students start their education in this stream. The stream includes a balance of arts, math, and sciences courses. When students leave this stream, they receive greater emphasis on math and sciences.
  • Professional stream: This can also be called the Vocational stream. Students can choose this stream in Grade 9. Upon completion of Grade 12 they will obtain an applied high school certificate which is equivalent to technical high school certificate. Learning in this track is based on applying knowledge and developing students’ practical skills.
  • Advanced stream: The only difference between this stream and the General stream is an increased emphasis on math and science courses.
  • Elite stream (Advanced Science Program): For academically outstanding students. This stream admits students from Grade 6 until they finish Grade 12. The curriculum focuses on mathematics and science with particular attention to analysis, reasoning, and problem-solving.

One of the main differences between public and private schools in the UAE is gender segregation. In public schools, boys and girls are taught separately throughout most of the primary, and all of the secondary, levels. Even recess times are staggered so that boys and girls do not mix. This is required by law. Private schools, on the other hand, typically have mixed gender classes throughout all grade levels.

For expats wanting their children to be educated in the school system of their home country, private schools offer curricula that follows British, American, French, German, Indian, Pakistani, or Filipino teachings. In addition to these course offerings, private schools must also offer core programs such as Islamic education, social studies, and Arabic as a second-language.

Required Documents for UAE Private Schools

For students seeking admission into one of the UAE’s private schools, these are the general requirements:

  • Emirates ID;
  • birth certificate;
  • immunization records;
  • for Grade 2/Year 3 or higher: certificate of last grade/year of enrollment and transfer certificate / school leaving certificate; must be attested by the UAE Embassy in the country from which it is issued;
  • international level examination if pupil was previously homeschooled or has a gap year in their education history.

Any certificates issued within the UAE must be attested by the relevant local authority.

Some schools may allow a student to enroll in classes before acquiring all of these documents. Expect waiting lists for some schools. Be wary of institutions that offer placement on the spot with the promise of a monetary “donation.” These schools may only be trying to increase their numbers.

Daycare and Kindergarten

In the UAE, neither preschool nor kindergarten are mandatory. However, it is advisable that students attend daycare, preschool, or kindergarten as it will adequately prepare them for introduction into the primary school levels.

At What Age do Children Start Kindergarten?

Children can start kindergarten in the UAE anywhere from 4 to 6 years old. Kindergarten in the UAE is voluntary. It is for children who are not yet old enough to enter Grade 1/Year 2. Kindergarten consists of two levels / two years of mixed-gender classes:

  • Kindergarten 1 (KG1)
  • Kindergarten 2 (KG2)

The educational approach of KG 1 and 2 is focused on developing social, language, physical, and academic skills.

Daycare and Kindergarten Fees

Daycare and kindergarten fees vary depending on which school you choose. Some school costs can be as low as 7,000 AED (1,905 USD) for one academic term, where the student only attends classes two or three days a week. For five full days a week, some schools can charge up to 50,000 AED (13,610 USD) per year or higher.

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Primary and Secondary Schools

Primary and secondary education in the UAE lasts about twelve years. The MoE is constantly modifying the educational strategies within its school system in order to meet international standards. In recent years there has been particular emphasis on catering to the needs of the growing expat student population. Current strides made by the MoE have made the UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi and Dubai, home to some of the best primary and secondary schools in the Middle East.

Primary School

Primary school, also known as elementary school, lasts about six years. It stretches from Grade 1 to 6 (about 6–11 years old). Courses are offered in both Arabic and English, with Arabic being the primary language and English being secondary. Most schools follow American education standards throughout the primary school years.

In Grade 6 students can apply to enter the elite stream.

Preparatory School

Preparatory school compromises Grade 7 through 9. This level of school aims to nurture young students for secondary education, where they will hone their interests and specialty.

Secondary School

Secondary school, also called high school, ranges from Grade 9 to 12. This is the level where students will choose which stream (professional, general, or advanced) they wish to enter.

Upon completion of Grade 12, students will receive a high school certificate, which indicates passing 12 years of compulsory education. Students who attend a technical secondary school will be awarded a technical secondary diploma upon completion.

School Cost

No matter whether your child attends a public or private school in the UAE, all expats must pay a fee for education. School costs are not cheap in the UAE, and tuition gradually increases with each grade level. However, some emirate states, such as Dubai, have implemented annual tuition caps that forbids schools from increasing their rates by exorbitant amounts.

These are the average school fees in Dubai, the most expensive emirate state:

School YearTuition (AED)Tuition (USD)KG 127,6407,525KG 229,8708,130Grade 131,0758,460Grade 231,5808,600Grade 332,1208,745Grade 433,1009,010Grade 533,6809,170Grade 635,5309,670Grade 736,4609,930Grade 836,4209,915Grade 938,37010,445Grade 1039,72510,815Grade 1142,09011,460Grade 1243,79011,920

For expats interested in public schools, fees range around 6,000 AED (1,635 USD) per year for each grade.

International Schools

With an expat population that is larger than the Emirati population, there are many schools in the UAE for international students. Some of the best international schools in the Middle East can be found in the UAE.

International schools in the UAE largely follow a western academic calendar. Classes start in September, there is a short two-week break at the end of the calendar year, and classes resume in January, finally commencing in June. Schools will normally follow a US- or UK-based curriculum.

What Are the Admission Requirements for International Schools?

The admission requirements differ from school to school, but in general this is what you will need to enroll your child:

  • Application form
  • Registration fee (typically around 500 AED (136 USD)), non-refundable
  • Emirates ID for student and parents
  • Immunization records
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Attested Leaving Certificate from previous school
  • School records from the past two years

If there has been a gap in your child’s schooling they may be asked to take an entrance exam and have an in-person interview in order to receive placement. Schools in the UAE are of high quality and thus most entail a waiting list.

What Are the Tuition and Fees for International Schools

International school fees range between 13,630 and 21,400 AED per year (3,710–5,830 USD). The price is dependent on the grade level and specific school. On average, international school fees are on par with private school fees. See the above School Chart table for more information.

British Schools

  • Aldar Academies, Abu Dhabi
  • The British International School, Abu Dhabi
  • Cambridge International School, Dubai
  • GEMS Wellington School, Dubai
  • Al Amana Private School, Sharjah

French Schools

  • Lycée Louis Massignon Ecole Francaise, Abu Dhabi
  • Lycée Francais Théodore Monod, Abu Dhabi
  • Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou School, Dubai
  • International Concept Education, Dubai

German Schools

  • German International School, Abu Dhabi
  • Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai
  • German International School Sharjah, Sharjah

Other International Schools

  • Canadian International School, Abu Dhabi
  • American International School of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
  • North American International School, Dubai
  • Ontario International Canadian School, Dubai
  • Sharjah American International School, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain

If you are interested in a comprehensive list of British, German, French, and other international schools, please refer to this database.

Other Religious Schools

Although dominated by Islamic teachings and customs, expats looking for other religious education in the UAE will find a few options, such as St. Mary’s Catholic High Schools in both Dubai and Fujairah.

Higher Education

Higher education in the UAE first got its footing in 1976 with the establishment of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). The university was started by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who founded the school in hopes of furthering the academic excellence, and thus the economic potential, of UAE residents. Today, the UAE is home to some of the top universities in the Middle East.

The most popular higher education programs for international students coming to the UAE are Civil Engineering and Business Administration (specifically, an MBA). Also popular are Architecture and Aviation. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the UAE Ministry of Education, students with an Engineering degree are most in demand in the UAE job market.

Best Universities for International Students in the UAE

  • United Arab Emirates University
  • American University of Sharjah
  • University of Sharjah
  • Zayed University
  • American University in Dubai

Best Business Schools with International Influence:

  • American University (Dubai campus)
  • University of Dubai—Dubai Business School
  • United Arab Emirates University—College of Business and Economics
  • University of Sharjah—College of Business Administration
  • School of Business Administration—American University of Sharjah

Best MBA programs in the UAE:

  • Hult International Business School
  • London Business School (Dubai campus)
  • INSEAD (Abu Dhabi campus)
  • University of Dubai
  • American University (Dubai campus)

Best Engineering Programs in the UAE:

  • Khalifa University
  • American University of Sharjah
  • University of Sharjah
  • Heriot-Watt University (Dubai campus)
  • Zayed University

How Much does it Cost to Study in the UAE for International Students?

As with most aspects of the Gulf country, university tuition fees in the UAE can be very high. This cost is made even greater when students factor in the cost of living as well. For more, see our section on Housing.

In the UAE’s most expensive city of Dubai, tuition for an undergraduate program ranges between 37,500 to 70,000 AED per year (10,210–19,060 USD). For postgraduate, tuition ranges between 55,000 to 75,000 AED per year (14,970–20,420 USD). Prospective students should be sure to add in an extra 1,200 AED (330 USD) per month for general living expenses.

There are scholarships for international students provided through each university and through the UAE government. Most of these scholarships are based on academic excellence.

Ask other international parents already living in UAEJoin one of our many local parent groups and get advice on which schools to choose.

Language Schools

Whether you want to learn Arabic or brush up on English, there are many quality language schools in the UAE. While fluency in Arabic is not mandatory, having a general knowledge of phrases and greetings will go far in making your relocation process complete.

Top Language Schools in the UAE

  • Excellence Training Center, Dubai
  • Eton Institute, Dubai
  • Home Language International, Dubai
  • Goethe-Institut, Abu Dhabi
  • The Mother Tongue Center, Abu Dhabi

Language School Fees

Language school fees are school dependent. Fees can range anywhere from 1,600 to 4,400 AED (435 to 1,200 USD).

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FAQs

What is the education system like in the UAE? ›

The UAE is a very competitive education market within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. It has a large presence of established public and private institutions. Education remains a top government priority to create a diversified, knowledge-based economy and reduce the dependency on oil.

How many international schools are there in the UAE? ›

More than 200 international schools centred on Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Ras Al-Khaimah provide the expatriate population with a wide variety of educational options. Most are English-medium, coeducational day schools and a few take girls only.

How does the education system work in Dubai? ›

The education system in Dubai is divided into two: public and private. While the private/international schools offer good, high and exceptional quality education, the public schools are rated adequate or poor. This is, however, changing as the government invests more in its public education.

What is American curriculum in UAE? ›

Most American curriculum schools in Abu Dhabi follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards for English Language and Mathematics, and Next Generation Science Standards for Science.

What are the challenges of education in the UAE? ›

Thus, the following research question needs are answered in the paper: What are the educational challenges in the UAE? It is possible to state that the most significant challenges include quality of education, low levels of literacy in English, teacher competency, teacher turnover rate, and student dropout rate.

What curriculum is taught in UAE? ›

The government schools follow the standard national curriculum of the UAE. The language of instruction is Arabic for all subjects. English is taught as a second language and used for teaching technical or scientific subjects.

What rank is UAE in education? ›

Benchmarking the performance levels of the education system

The UAE received top ranks in the Arab world in line with the National Agenda which calls for the country to rank among the top 20 in PISA by 2021.

Does Dubai have American schools? ›

The American School of Dubai (ASD) is an independent, not-for-profit American community school, dedicated to challenging and inspiring students to achieve their dreams and becoming a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.

What curriculum is Dubai international school? ›

The school follows the American Curriculum (California CCSS and NGSS) in English, Math, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commercial Sciences, Physical Education, Art, and Music.

Is the education system in Dubai good? ›

High-quality education

Dubai has a reputation for providing premium education, with many internationally recognized universities and colleges offering a wide range of degree programs.

Does Dubai have a good education system? ›

The education system in Dubai is a well-established and respected one. It is based on a UK curriculum which is not too dissimilar to the US one so it will be easy for your children to adapt. There are many different schools available, some of which are private and others which have international curriculums.

What are the benefits of teaching in the UAE? ›

Teaching Benefits in Dubai
BenefitBenefit Details
AirfareMost positions also include a yearly airfare home.
Working Hours35-40 hours/week. 5 days per week (Sunday-Thursday).
AccommodationHousing allowance or accommodation is provided as part of the package.
VacationApprox Mid-July to September plus national holidays.
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Are there American schools in UAE? ›

Established in 1966, The American School of Dubai is a not-for-profit, US curriculum, PreK-12 international community school helping students become future ready as Empathetic, Self-Aware, Resilient, Innovative, Communicators and Global Citizens.

Which curriculum is most popular in UAE? ›

The British curriculum remains the most popular choice in Dubai, but Emirati families prefer to send their children to American schools, a report reveals.

Is the UAE curriculum hard? ›

The academic standard is incredibly high. There is an emphasis on core subjects. The curricula are tough academically, with lots of factual information to be memorised.

What do you think are the biggest challenges regarding the UAE economy? ›

Payment delays and issues. Scams and frauds frequently target foreign companies, especially small and medium sized enterprises. Non-transparent tendering processes . Lack of a unified government tender online platform.

What are the social challenges in UAE? ›

The UAE blocked representatives of international human rights organizations and UN experts from conducting in-country research and visiting prisons and detention facilities.
  • Freedom of Expression. ...
  • Detainee Abuse and Dismal Prison Conditions. ...
  • Unlawful Attacks and Detainee Abuse Abroad. ...
  • Migrant Workers. ...
  • Women's Rights.

What curriculum is Emirates International school? ›

Emirates International School Meadows follows the International Baccalaureate (IB). curriculum, offering Primary Years Programme (PYP); IB Middle Years Programme; International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); and the IB Diploma Programme in the post 16- phase.

How many American curriculum schools are there in UAE? ›

All the key information about the 21 International Schools with American curriculum in Abu Dhabi, UAE: Extracurricular activies, if teachers are native, class sizes, fees, school bus availability, etc.

Are schools in UAE mixed? ›

Government schools segregate male and female students at all levels except in kindergarten; although private institutions offer co-educational environment.

Which country has the best quality education system? ›

United States. The United States takes the number one spot on the list due to its large number of prestigious universities and well-developed higher education system.

What country has the best education in the Arab world? ›

Saudi Arabia tops the list of best Arab universities | World Economic Forum.

Which country has the most good education system? ›

Ranked as the world leader in providing top education systems globally, Sweden has over 45 universities. Most of these universities are state-run, but few are independent higher education institutions. Sweden provides more than 1000 courses.

How much do American teachers get paid in Dubai? ›

Teaching jobs in Dubai offer a competitive and tax-free salary, ranging from 9,000 – 15,000 AED/month (approximately $2,400 to $4,000).

How long can Americans stay in Dubai? ›

Personal travel of 30 days or less: A U.S. citizen with a regular passport may obtain a no fee visitor visa upon arrival. Stays longer than 30 days: Visitors on a 30-day visa may request a visa extension, which is at the discretion of immigration officials.

What language is spoken in Dubai schools? ›

The official language of the United Arab Emirates is Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic is taught in schools, and most native Emiratis speak a dialect of Gulf Arabic that is generally similar to that spoken in surrounding countries.

Is English taught in Dubai schools? ›

The good news is that many schools in Dubai cater for international students and offer curriculums that are based on the English and US educational systems. There are also A level and BTEC options widely available.

Which is the No 1 school in Dubai? ›

These are the top schools in Dubai
  • Kings School Dubai LLC.
  • Gems Wellington International School.
  • Jumeirah College.
  • Jumeirah English Speaking School.
  • Dubai College.
  • GEMS Jumeira Primary School.
  • GEMS Dubai American Academy.
  • GEMS Modern Academy.
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What is the most expensive international school in Dubai? ›

20 Most Expensive Schools in the UAE
NameFeesLocation
Dubai CollegeAED 86,000Al Sufouh, Dubai
GEMS Dubai American AcademyAED 82,500Al Barsha, Dubai
Nord Anglia International School DubaiAED 81,500Al Barsha, Dubai
Dwight School DubaiAED 81,500Dubai Sports City, Dubai
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How long is a school day in Dubai? ›

Under the hour-based system, school must meet 30 hours a week, six hours a day, from Monday to Thursday and three hours for extracurricular activities, Islamic lessons or social studies on Friday.

Is teaching stressful in Dubai? ›

On average, in 2018, teachers in Dubai reported some of the highest stress levels across countries participating in the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and many complain of heavy workloads, significant pressure from school management and parents, as well as employment instability.

Is school in Dubai expensive? ›

School fees in Dubai range from AED 12,723 (USD 3,463.84) to AED 64,093 (USD 17,449.32) per annum, not including additional fees for admission, transportation, school uniforms and books.

Is Dubai expensive for education? ›

Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be expensive, wherein the undergraduate course fee can range anywhere from 37,500 AED to 70,000 AED. Cities in UAE with low costs of living, such as Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain, Ajman, and Sharjah, offer colleges that charge lower fees.

What is the mandatory school age in UAE? ›

This law makes it compulsory for children to start schooling at the age of six and remain in school until they complete Grade 12 or reach the age of 18, whichever occurs first.

Do teachers in Dubai get free housing? ›

Yes, teachers working for public schools in the UAE through this program will receive free housing in Abu Dhabi. The size of the apartment will depend on whether the teacher is arriving single or with a family. Typically, a teacher will be given a furniture allowance unless their apartment comes furnished.

Do teachers get paid a lot in Dubai? ›

The average salary for Teachers is AED 9,000 per month in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The average additional cash compensation for a Teachers in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates is AED 3,000, with a range from AED 320 - AED 62,640.

Do teachers pay tax in UAE? ›

Salaries for Western teachers in the UAE typically range from €3,000 to €3,800 per month and are tax-free.

Are Americans welcomed in UAE? ›

Exercise increased caution in the United Arab Emirates due to the threat of missile or drone attacks and terrorism. Country Summary: The possibility of attacks affecting U.S. citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula remains an ongoing, serious concern.

Is UAE American friendly? ›

The United Arab Emirates has quite a close and friendly relationship with the US, being described as the United States' best counter-terrorism ally in the Gulf by Richard A. Clarke, the U.S. national security advisor and counter-terrorism expert.

Can foreigners go to public school in UAE? ›

Admission of expatriates in government schools

Since 2001, expat students have been permitted to attend public schools against certain fees and approval, based on merit. However, expatriates have to consider many factors before deciding to register their children in public schools.

What is education like in the UAE? ›

School is mandatory for all kids aged 6–18. This mandate includes expat children as well. Government schools are free for Emirati nationals, but expats will have to pay a fee for both public and private schools. Public schools offer courses in Arabic and place emphasis on English as a second language.

What is the school education system in UAE? ›

Education at primary and secondary levels is universal and compulsory up to the ninth grade. This takes place in a four-tier process over 14 years: 4 to 5 year-olds attend kindergarten. 6 to 11 year-olds attend primary schools.

Is UAE good for higher education? ›

World-class standard of Education

Universities in the UAE offer bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs in a world-class standard of education with highly regarded international research and teaching standards, international facility, and infrastructure.

What is the hardest school curriculum in the world? ›

Following countries are well known for their toughest education system across the globe:
  • South Korea.
  • Japan.
  • Singapore.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Finland.

What is a typical school day in UAE? ›

School hours start between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and go until about 14:00 to 15:00. The specific time differs between the grade level and, for public schools, divided male and female classes. Kindergarten and primary school students have shorter days than secondary school students.

What education do international students get in Dubai? ›

Students who wish to study in Dubai require a Study Visa, which is valid for full-time programs. The student visa is valid for 12 months, so students must renew their visa at the end of the 12-month period if their program is longer than that. Students are given short-term visas for programs less than 12 months.

Who has the best education system in the world? ›

United States. The United States takes the number one spot on the list due to its large number of prestigious universities and well-developed higher education system.

What is the rank of Dubai in education? ›

UAE Ranks 45 Globally For School Education; Singapore Tops List.

Why do teachers go to Dubai? ›

Most of the teachers recruited will be on one- or two-year contracts in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Like many before them they have been drawn to teaching in the UAE by the tax-free salaries, free accommodation, bills paid for and medical care provided.

Are public schools free in UAE? ›

Education is free for UAE citizens at government institutes up to the university level. Non-UAE nationals may attend government schools as fee-paying students.

How much is a teachers salary in Dubai? ›

The average salary for Teacher is AED 9,000 per month in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The average additional cash compensation for a Teacher in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates is AED 3,000, with a range from AED 320 - AED 62,640.

How long is summer break in Dubai? ›

Students, private and public sector workers are set for a six-day weekend (if you count the weekend of July 1-2. Following the two public holidays, Dubai schools will begin their two-month summer holiday throughout July and August.

What age do you finish school in Dubai? ›

Compulsory education in the UAE is from age 6 years to 18 years (or completion of Grade 12/Year 13).

Do you go to school on Sunday in Dubai? ›

The school week runs from Monday through Friday. School on Friday will be from 07:40am - 11:30am. Our weekend is Saturday and Sunday, in common with all other schools in UAE.

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